Califorinium—you can be Philip K. Dick Puzzle game with gorgeous art and a touch of psychedeli

Posted by Jon Peddie on March 13th 2016 | Permalink
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Developed by Darjeeling and produced by Nova Production and Arte France, Californium is a tribute to the life and works of sci-fi writer Philip K. Dick. Synopsis. It’s 1967, and you’re in Berkeley. You are Elvin Green, a writer whose career is as crappy as his sentimental

Reviewing two new Boxx workstations

Posted by Alex Herrera on March 8th 2016 | Permalink
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One that bends the traditional design mold ... and another that shatters it  We’re not going to lie. Reviewing one workstation after another can get a bit tiresome. Machines can start looking an awful lot alike, but that’s rarely the case when we review a Boxx

The more you can see . . . the more you can game

Posted by Jon Peddie on February 17th 2016 | Permalink
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When playing a high-action first-person shooter (FPS) like Rise of the Tomb Raider, you want high resolution and a very wide field of view (FOV). In many games you can adjust the FOV either in the main screen’s options or in the games configuration .ini file, if you

HP’s new entry-class Z240 workstation

Posted by Alex Herrera on February 8th 2016 | Permalink
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Skylake gives a lot of bang for the buck The big news in the workstation market in the fourth quarter of 2015 was the arrival of Skylake. Workstation vendors had been champing at the bit, waiting on the first release of Intel’s 14-nm processor generation and eager to refresh

Sky X9 runs desktop replacement workstation-class CPU and GPU in mobile footprint

Posted by Randall Newton and C. Robert Dow on February 8th 2016 | Permalink
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If bigger is better, this could be the best If bigger is better, Eurocom should win a prize for introducing the Sky X9. The Sky X9 is a desktop replacement workstation with all the power and options of a true desktop. The Eurocom Sky X9 runs desktop- class CPUs and

Dell wants to be king of the WS notebooks

Posted by Jon Peddie on February 4th 2016 | Permalink
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Their new lineup and attitude put them well on the way Last October Dell showed us (and others) their lineup for their 2016 workstation notebooks—four of them, from entry level to a mammoth 17-inch, plus two new tower workstations. All of them are lovely, powerful for the price range,

Half-Life 2 on Shield tablet

Posted by Jon Peddie on November 25th 2015 | Permalink
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Playing an action-packed FPS on an 8-inch screen—amazing experience and memories Ten years old and still fantastic, one of the best games ever has been ported to Android and Nvidia’s Tegra-based Shield tablet. The game is a whopping 2 GB and takes about an hour or more

Is that a console in your pocket?

Posted by Ted Pollak on November 25th 2015 | Permalink
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The Shield reveals new talents As a matter of fact, that is a console in my pocket, my back pocket, and I am also happy to see you because I have good news. Hardcore PC gamers finally have their best option for HDTV gaming.  Why? Because hardcore PC gamers

AMD’s R9 290 series drives 4K monitors well

Posted by Robert Dow on November 19th 2015 | Permalink
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The Graphics Core Next architecture is opening up the 4K gamer market  There is a shift coming in the high-end gaming segment, with more and more enthusiast gaming, and gamers, converting to Ultra HD. The new high-end AIBs will be tasked with displaying playable frame rates in these higher

AMD’s Radeon R9 Nano 4K gaming AIB is small and powerful

Posted by Jon Peddie on November 17th 2015 | Permalink
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Tightly coupled high-bandwidth memory reduces size, cost, and power while delivering great performance AMD’s new Nano add-in board (AIB) is an edgy product for the Mini-ITX market. It features on-chip high-bandwidth memory (HBM), and it’s just 6.25 inches deep, smaller than the R9 Fury X. The Nano