Preview — Age of Empires: Definitive Edition is a great project in a precarious position

Gameplay quirks, visual design choices, quality-of-life tweaks. These are aspects improved through time and iteration, yet often forgotten when reminiscing about the past. It was a worry I harbored while entering the Age of Empires: Definitive Edition beta, one strengthened by the fact that my best memories of the ...

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Impressions – AMD Ryzen 2400G APU gaming benchmarks

AMD’s new Raven Ridge APUs drop today, and they may be among the best value-for-money chips you can buy. These are the first desktop Ryzen processors to feature Radeon RX Vega graphics embedded on the same chip, so they’re an excellent choice for entry-level to mid-range systems. Custom AMD APUs already ...

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Preview — Civilization VI: Rise and Fall is primed to suck us back in

Sometimes, a title such as Civilization VI: Rise and Fall says it all. In Civilization VI, Firaxis “unstacked” the cities with specialized districts, while taking a paint brush to mechanics new and old. Research is now more of an active pursuit, culture remolded for civics and governance, and religion ...

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Review: AMD Vega 56 8GB Graphics Card (PowerColor Red Devil Vega 56 8GB)

It has been a rocky road with the Vega, launched late and when launched, low availability. AMD has been trying to stay on top of the launch and sales, which placed their board partners in a second-row position really. We’ve stated it from the beginning, Vega ain’t bad at ...

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Review — Alienware 17 (AW17R4) a fine contender for VR-ready desktop replacements

Gaming computers have looked to all corners of the world for their design inspirations, yet one company firmly sits among the extraterrestrial. Decked in sleek metallic grey and rubber black accents, the Alienware 17 R4 (AW17R4) cuts an impressive figure on any desk. It has to, for this 17-inch, ...

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ASUS ROG GX501 Zephyrus Impressions – Great for gaming but could be so much more

What does it take to build a gaming laptop that isn’t built with the thickness of a Subway sandwich and quiet enough to run Overwatch next to a sleeping baby? Apparently, just NVIDIA’s Max-Q technology – the tech company’s unique design approach that enables hardware makers such as ASUS ...

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Review – Logitech G613 wireless gaming keyboard

The Logitech G613 wireless keyboard were made for those who hate cables. The setup process for the keyboard was blissfully simple – plug the dongle in and flick a switch, and voila! The G613 uses Logitech’s Lightspeed wireless technology, which promise a speedy 1ms report rate for performance that’s ...

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