The idea of using an All-in-One computer as a gaming desktop hasn’t probably crossed the minds of many enthusiasts and gamers. And until we saw MSI’s Gaming 27T 6QE All-in-One PC, we wouldn’t have blamed you, as AIOs typically feature cut-down mobile versions of components and limited GPU horsepower. MSI flips the script with the Gaming 27T 6QE by packing an Intel Core i7-6700, as well as an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M with 8GB of GDDR5 memory, into an AIO with a 27-inch, Full HD display.
Saturday, 27 February 2016
One thing that we know from spending lots of time at LAN parties and talking to modders and DIY PC builders everywhere: Where PC cases are concerned, one size does not fit all. Certainly there are popular trends in case design, just like in any other product market, and the other Rosewill case we review in this issue (the Gungnir) is a great example of how to build a budget case and still include many of the hottest features available today.
Patriot has been producing enthusiast-grade memory for decades, and the company has naturally become pretty good at it. Over the years, Patriot’s shown a knack for making other high-end PC hardware, too, as its fleet of enthusiast gear has steadily grown. Now, with the Viper Gaming trio, gamers have even more firepower at their fingertips, particularly with the Viper V760 mechanical keyboard.
MSI’s Vortex Is As Powerful As It Is Stunning
If you’re here looking for a small form factor PC that plays by the rules, you’ve come to the wrong place. Oh sure, there’s nothing inherently wrong with traditional SFF cases, but when was the last time “traditional” excited anyone? We know what a box looks like, and, by and large, what we can put in it. There are rules.
The inside story of how the founders of Criterion Games formed a new studio and began making Dangerous Golf
How do you explain an idea like Dangerous Golf to a small team of game development veterans eager to start a new project? “I was like, ‘I don’t know, it’s probably a bit like Crash Mode, but with a golf ball. But it’s probably way more out there than that, with a shitload of destruction’,” reveals Alex Ward, co-founder of Three Fields Entertainment and former chief of Criterion Games. It’s a pitch that managed to capture the imaginations of colleagues from the Burnout development team and beyond, but obviously it wasn’t quite so simple as that.
As Blizzard takes on the fps, should you be fearful for the state of your spare time?
”It’s really important for us to be listening to the community, because with Overwatch, as soon as it launches, it belongs to them just as much as it belongs to us. We want to make sure Overwatch is a cool environment that they enjoy hanging out in. We don’t want to do anything that really detracts from their sense of enjoyment in the game. We feel like the community works with us; they own our games as much as we do… We want to do right by the players”