Monthly Archives: June 2015

Trials of the Blood Dragon review


Critics often use words like ‘floaty’ or ‘imprecise’ to describe sidescrolling platformers that don’t quite nail the feel of jumping. These are words for games that are almost great—let down by the constant, nagging annoyance of a core interaction that

Best Buy mixed up prices for RX 480 models


Sometimes retailers slip up, and this time it was Best Buy’s turn. AMD’s new Radeon RX 480 launched today, and it seems that a few lucky shoppers may have made off with a superior model on the cheap thanks to

Intel taps 3D NAND to push PCIe


The best bang-for-buck when shopping for a solid state drive is still found in the SATA 6Gbps category, but it will only be a matter of time before PCIe-based SSDs come down in price. To get the ball rolling, Intel

How the Radeon brand came to be


The original Radeon DDR 64MB, now sweet sixteen years old. As the years roll by, I find myself becoming more interested in historical facts and data, which is odd since I really didn’t care much for history classes back when

Minecraft prices are going up in some regions


Mojang warned today that “Minecraft might be changing price in your region,” which is a nice way of saying that if you don’t live in the US, it’s probably going up. Don’t get out the torches and pitchforks just yet,

Former Valve employee files $3.1 million lawsuit over wrongful dismissal


A former Valve translator has filed a $3.1 million lawsuit against the company, alleging that she faced discrimination, a hostile work environment, misclassification as an employee, and ultimately, wrongful termination.    The suit, available in full on Scribd, claims that

SteelSeries now taking orders for Rival 700 mouse


Back at the Consumer Electronics Show earlier this year, peripheral maker SteelSeries introduced the world to its Rival 700 mouse, what it claimed was the first-ever gaming rodent with a fully customizable onboard OLED display. If you’ve been patiently awaiting

Kingdom Come: Deliverance has been delayed to 2017


The medieval RPG Kingdom Come: Deliverance has been pushed back again, this time to an unspecified date in 2017. Developer Warhorse Studios confirmed the delay, first reported by WCCFtech, in a message posted on the Kingdom Come forum.  Kingdom Come:

HP introduces VR


HP is introducing a unified gaming portfolio under its Omen branding with a range of solutions at different price points. It’s an effort to supercharge the OEM’s involvement in PC gaming and “part of the company’s strategy to reinvent personal

Overwatch already has more than seven million players


Blizzard announced today that its online FPS Overwatch has already racked up more than seven million players. That’s a good bit short of the 9.7 million people who took part in the beta, but the beta was free—and Overwatch has