Monthly Archives: March 2016

Offworld Trading Company review


Most people assume Mars is red, but it’s not. It’s actually a genteel shade of beige. As well as being a tolerable pub fact, that provides a helpful contrast with the bright, vicious and exciting thrust of Offworld Trading Company,

Rain is no match for monstrous Asus ROG Ranger backpack


Asus is adding a rather large backpack to its growing line of bags and carrying cases covering an assortment of electronics. This newest entry is the ROG Ranger, a large backpack that can swallow up to a 17-inch class laptop

Far Cry Primal review


Walking through a moonlit forest, I see a glowing orange light in the distance. Curious, I head towards it. But then I notice that it’s heading towards me. It’s a bear, and it’s on fire. I leap out of the

Gigabyte’s GeForce GTX 1080 Xtreme Gaming goes all


Nvidia clearly had VR gaming in mind when it launched its GeForce GTX 1080 and GeForce GTX 1070 graphics cards, both based on Pascal and both offering better than Titan X performance for less money. Taking things a step further,

UK consumers to face higher prices for PCs and other tech after Brexit vote


If you’ve been paying attention to global news at all recently, you’ve read the word ‘Brexit’ about six million times. The vote that has sent the UK on the road out of the European Union will have many local and

Pascal pushes down pricing on GeForce GTX 980 Ti, 980, and 970 graphics cards


In a bid to move inventory and renew interest in previous generation Maxwell cards, Nvidia and its hardware partners have cut the price of several previous generation graphics cards, including the GeForce GTX 980 Ti, GeForce GTX 980, and GeForce

Warcraft movie trailer recreated in… World of Warcraft

We’ve had The Walking Dead trailer in Fallout 4, Battlefield 1 in GTA 5, and now the Warcraft movie in, well, World of Warcraft. I will admit that makes some sense. More accurately, you’re watching the Warcraft trailer recreated using

Microsoft shuts down Project Spark


Microsoft has announced its intention to “sunset” Project Spark, a horrible corporate buzzword that means “we’re shutting it down”. Project Spark was its user-friendly, 3D, game-development tool, which most famously gave the world some new Conker levels, and that launched

Big hardware week: Nvidia GTX 1080, Broadwell E leaks, 23 gaming headsets


It’s been two weeks since the last time we posted one of these, and boy has a lot happened in that time. The big story, of course, is Pascal—to say Nvidia brought the boom is an understatement and we can’t

You can’t gift CS:GO during the Steam Sale


The Steam Summer Sale is on! Lots of good deals to be had, including the famous team-based FPS Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, which is currently half-price—that’s $7.50/£6. There’s a catch, though, and it’s kind of a strange one: If you buy