Gaming

Qualcomm’s Mobile GPU Innovations Power The Future Of Gaming

I recently spoke with Qualcomm’s Head of Gaming, Dave Durnil, and its Head of Display & GPU, Salman Saeed. Our conversation gave me some valuable insights into Qualcomm’s Elite Gaming program and a deeper dive into the company’s gaming heritage—where it’s been, where it is today and where it is headed. Many people may not …

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The Metaverse Debate Rages On: Who’s Right And Why Does It Matter?

The Metaverse is a popular term across the gaming and entertainment industry that refers to the theoretical 3D “virtual world” of the future. The term, which has roots in dystopian science fiction, can mean many different things to different people, and as such, can be difficult to explain to the layperson. Ultimately, however, the Metaverse …

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AMD Fidelity FX Is Good For Gamers And The Industry

If someone has ever told you that RGB lighting on your gaming rig improves the performance of your rig, that person is wrong. It’s funny, but they are wrong. Although RGB lighting is a spicy feature for computer hardware, features that go into PC hardware can often go overlooked. When purchasing PC components to build …

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Microsoft Reaffirms It’s All-In On Gaming At E3

Last week I attended Microsoft’s E3 event, held virtually for the second consecutive year due to the pandemic. At the event, Microsoft made it very clear just how important gaming is to the 46-year old company. At a separate analysts-only event conducted before the official opening of E3, Microsoft’s executive team made the case to developers …

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NVIDIA Doubles Down On Improving Supply For Gamers By Introducing Three ‘Light Hash Rate’ Cards

The demand for PCs continued at a staggering pace in Q1 2021, driven by the need for one suitable device per family member of the household, work from home demands, and the ever-increasing demand for PC gaming. Canalys Research said that for Q1 2021, the market saw staggering 55% growth. These outlandish year-over-year numbers were accentuated by …

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Unfold Games Awards 2021 Contestant Winners

In November of 2020, I had the opportunity to announce the beginning of a brand new indie competition called Unfold Games Awards. You can read about it here. It was organized by Wlad Marhulets, creator of the hit title DARQ, which was nominated and won numerous awards competing with triple-A titles such as Borderlands 3, Death Stranding, The Last …

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An Interview With CEO Cornelia Geppert Of Jo-Mei Games And Her Experience That Led To Sea Of Solitude

Digital media, simulation technologies, such as AR, VR, and XR, and in this case, videogames have brought about a renewed interest in psychoanalysis. The digital world breathes new life into psychoanalysis, as simulations achieved with new technology challenge our notions of self, identity, and representation (after all, on the internet, nobody knows you are a …

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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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