Gaming

HP Inc. Acquires HyperX PC Gaming Accessories Maker For $425M

I had the chance to chat last night with HP Inc. Personal Systems President Alex Cho about its acquisition of HyperX for $425M. Cho, before Covid-19, called the PC “essential” and forecasted industry growth based on end user research the company conducted. And he was right. HP has seen growth this year driven in part …

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Nvidia Attempts To Improve Gaming Card Supply With Two Big Actions

Unless you’ve been snoozing the past six months, you’ve seen that Covid-19 has driven unprecedented demand for personal and work electronics. Consumers who already had PCs (25% Q4 growth1) bought better ones. And for shared PC families, they purchased devices like PCs, Chromebooks (5X Q4 growth1), and tablets (2X Q4 growth1) for everyone in the …

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Intel Cranks CES 2021 To 11 With Massive Slew Of 11th Gen Core Processors

Intel had its ups and downs in 2020 and this year’s CES 2021 marked an opportunity for the company to turn a new leaf. Had the company not replaced its CEO during CES, I think this year’s CES accomplishments would have popped a bit more.  Intel is still the unit and revenue leader in the …

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NVIDIA Turns Up The Ampere At CES 2021

With this year’s CES happening virtually, I, unfortunately, did not get a chance to tour NVIDIA’s suite and tour NVIDIA’s latest gaming innovations. In past years, NVIDIA has used CES to launch the latest in gaming notebooks and display technologies. This year was no different, except I could not check out the latest in gaming …

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Apple MacBook Pro 13″ M1 AAA Gaming Experience: Good Performance For Thin And Lite, But Rough Experience For Some Games

My expectations for AAA gaming on any 13″ notebook with integrated graphics are low for any IGP notebook brand. At Apple’s WWDC and Mac product launch, gaming (game/games/gaming) was cited 23 times, so I believe Apple intended to create a good gaming experience. Gaming has not been much of a focus for the Mac operating …

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Apple MacBook Pro 13″ M1 AAA Gaming Experience: Good Performance For Thin And Lite, But Rough Experience For Some Games

My expectations for AAA gaming on any 13″ notebook with integrated graphics are low for any IGP notebook brand. At Apple’s WWDC and Mac product launch, gaming (game/games/gaming) was cited 23 times, so I believe Apple intended to create a good gaming experience. Gaming has not been much of a focus for the Mac operating …

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Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 888 Builds On Leadership In 5G, AI And Gaming Performance

Qualcomm is known as the world leader in 5G technology, with its SoCs at the heart of many of the world’s leading flagship phones. Every December, the company hosts its Tech Summit to show off the latest flagship chips that are already shipping to customers for next year’s flagship phones. For the last few years, …

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What The Ryzen 5000 Series Desktop Processor Reviews Say About Its Performance

In October, AMD launched its newest lineup of desktop CPUs, the Ryzen 5000 Series. The Ryzen 5000 Series, codenamed “Vermeer,” is the first CPU line to use AMD’s new Zen 3 architecture. AMD has made massive strides in IPC performance with each generation of Ryzen, and I expected this launch to be no different. On …

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Unfold Games’ New Indie Competition Offers $170,000 In Prizes

As the pandemic continues to restrict millions of people to their homes, the video game market and industry continues to benefit from the widespread search for new forms of entertainment. There has been a significant rise in revenue and attentiveness to e-sports streamers on various gaming platforms during the pandemic. The market is booming, and …

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NVIDIA’s GeForce Now Frees IOS Gamers From Apple’s Restrictive Store Policies

There is no shortage of controversy around Apple’s policies regarding game streaming services like Google Stadia, Microsoft Xbox Game Pass cloud gaming, Amazon Luna, and many others. In fact, the US and EU antitrust authorities are investigating Apple for its anti-competitive behavior. Apple wants to retain the control of transactions that happen within its apps, …

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XBOX Series X Console Review- The Next Generation Of Gaming

(Zane Pickett made substantial contributions to this review.) It has been seven years since the last major generational upgrade to the Xbox series when Microsoft released the Xbox One. Once dubbed ‘Project Scarlett’ more than two years ago, the time has come for some of the hottest electronics to be released in the U.S. starting …

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The New Xbox Series X: A Next-Gen Gaming Console That Radiates Power

The arrival of the new Xbox Series X instantly transformed me into a 15-year-old. When it showed up at my home last week, I literally stopped everything I was doing to set it up. Could it really live up to Microsoft’s hype over the past year and deliver a gaming experience that we’ve never seen before? After …

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Apple Claims The IPhone 12’s A14 Bionic ‘Challenges Laptops’ But Gives No Details

Apple hosted its iPhone 12 launch event on Tuesday and gave more details on its newest Apple A14 Bionic SoC. The A14 SoC is the heart of Apple’s latest iPad Air, and all four versions of the new 5G enabled iPhone 12. During the new iPhone 12 and A14 Bionic chip’s unveiling, the company made …

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Three Reasons Why It’s A Great Time To Be In The Gaming Business

Let’s not kid ourselves. It is an incredible time to be in the gaming business. Let’s put aside that the pandemic arrived in February. The ensuing national lockdown created a supercharged tailwind for the gaming segment’s major players, as kids suddenly stuck at home needed to be entertained. New, beefed-up consoles from Microsoft and Sony …

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Review: The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Takes PC Gaming To New Heights

NVIDIA recently launched the RTX 3080, the flagship gaming GPU in the RTX 3000 series of its Ampere family of graphics cards. The RTX 3080 is the first to launch from the much anticipated lineup, to be followed by the RTX 3090 on September 24th and the RTX 3070 in early October. For more details …

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DARQ Releases Complete Edition On Current And Next-Gen Consoles

In the fall of 2019, ‘Unfold Games’ released a 2.5D puzzle-platform based psychological horror called DARQ. Lloyd, the protagonist, finds himself in the middle of a lucid dream that surpassed my expectations. Aside from the initial release of DARQ, within the last year, Unfold Games has released the first DLC of two ‘The Tower’ and ‘GameDev: 10 Steps To Making …

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Hyperice Releases Their New Flagship Percussion Gun – The Hypervolt Bluetooth And Bluetooth Plus

Vibration technology has been all the hype these days, and it does not surprise me that the many types of products offered to consumers are growing at an alarming rate. Percussion guns are all over wellness and fitness social media and the rest of the internet. If you live in Austin, Texas, as I do, you …

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Part I Book Review: ‘GameDev: 10 Steps To Making Your First Game Successful’ By Wlad Marhulets, Developer Of ‘DARQ’

Learning how to make a video game without any experience can be a fascinating and rewarding process. People worldwide are taking advantage of the vast video game market by creating and selling their games through Valve Steam and Epic Games platforms. Video games for various platforms and operating systems are slightly different, but they are …

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Part II Book Review: ‘GameDev: 10 Steps To Making Your First Game Successful’ By Wlad Marhulets, Developer Of ‘DARQ’

Let’s continue where we left off from Part I. If you missed it, then you can go back and read it here. In the last section, we learned about ‘Marketing, ’Preproduction,’ and ‘Funding.’.   In Part II, you will be covering ‘Development, ‘Business and Law,’ and ‘Marketing and PR.’.   The popularity of video game development is booming, especially with COVID-19 spreading chaos. Despite …

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Part III Book Review: ‘GameDev: 10 Steps To Making Your First Game Successful’ By Wlad Marhulets, Developer Of ‘DARQ’

Let’s continue where we left off from Part II. If you missed it, then you can go back and read it here. In the last section, we learned about ‘Development, ‘Business and Law,’ and ‘Marketing and PR.’.   In Part III, we will be covering ‘Publishing, ‘Launch,’ and ‘What’s Next.’.   In the last three chapters of GAMDEV. Wlad gives his insights on if …

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