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A Split Keyboard Built For Gaming

Do you want a split keyboard that allows the hands, arms and shoulders to sit at a more natural angle while typing, or a fully-programmable gaming keyboard with extensive macro support? Kinesis, makers of the Freestyle Edge mechanical gaming keyboard, say why not both? Kinesis has been designing and manufacturing ergonomic keyboards since 1992, a couple of years before Microsoft’s Natural Keyboard came along and put curvy boards on the map. They’re the company responsible …

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Middle-earth: Shadow of War performance review: a PC port built of Mithril or tin?

Talion and Celebrimbor return to Mordor to hack off orc heads in Middle-earth: Shadow of War, but can they slice and dice without error on PC? With all the lush forests, snowy mountains, and classic volcanic landscapes of Mordor to render, there is plenty going on that could bring a PC to its knees. But have developers Monolith forged their sequel from Mithril or tin? There is only one way to find out: welcome to …

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How Microsoft built the Xbox One X, the most powerful game console ever

When designer Bryan Sparks explains the inspiration for the look and feel of the modern Xbox, he says he and his team went back to 1968, when a certain landmark Stanley Kubrick film hit theaters and changed how the world saw science fiction. “We had this vision in our minds of a monolith,” Sparks says, referencing the black, slab-like machine of extraterrestrial origin in 2001: A Space Odyssey. “In the movie, every time you see …

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This gaming HDMI cable has its own anti-aliasing chip built in

There’s always a degree of skepticism you should bring with you when looking at “premium” AV cabling. A high price tag and the promise of gold-plated connectors won’t necessarily bring you any greater performance benefits than if you’d just settled on a budget cable. But the Marseille mCable Gaming Edition is promising something different. By including its own embedded video signal chip in the cable itself, it claims to be able to improve the anti-aliasing …

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Hidden Golf game built into the Nintendo Switch pays tribute to late Nintendo President

Not every piece of tech news is based on new products. Sometimes some new discoveries crop up in things you might already own, such as when hackers this past weekend discovered a hidden game built into every Nintendo Switch that can be unlocked in a peculiar, yet touching way. Kind of like that weird Snail Maze game that you could play on the Sega Master System by starting the system up without a cartridge and …

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Zelda’s most dedicated fan game developers built an engine anyone can use

Art by Deviantart user oclero for Zelda: Mercuris’ Chest, a Solarus engine game. Nostalgia runs deep in videogames. Despite the huge technological leaps the industry has made in recent years, fans still cling to the 16-bit graphics and addictive midi rhythms of their favorite games from the 80s and 90s. Official remakes of games like Metroid and Final Fantasy resurface on a regular basis, but some folks feel the urge to take matters into their …

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HP’s Omen X gaming laptop tops 10 pounds and is built to overclock

The only distinction HP wants you to make between a high-end desktop and its Omen X laptop is the form factor. Otherwise, feel free to configure this thing into a beast, and then feed it a healthy overclock to boot. What’s that, you’re not keen on overclocking a laptop? Neither are we, usually. But in this case, HP says its Omen X is more than up to the task. “Built for gaming enthusiasts and esports …

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HP’s first Omen X gaming laptop is built for overclocking

To start, the 17-inch system’s vapor chamber cooling and high-powered fans are good enough to allow both your own processor overclocking (it’s an unlocked Core i7, naturally), memory overclocking and factory-overclocked graphics chips up to the GeForce GTX 1080. Need to upgrade? There’s a single panel that offers access to the RAM, storage and other user-replaceable parts. There’s a mechanical keyboard with programmable macros, too. And even compared to many other gaming laptops, it’s flashy …

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Quake modders just built the most intricate map in the game’s 21-year history

Subscribe to PCGamesN on YouTube There are modders who are still creating new maps for Quake despite it being 21 years old. The latest of which is one of the largest ever made – it’s significantly larger than anything the original game could cope with. It’s not just Quake, check out our list of old games that still hold up! Called the The Forgotten Sepulcher, it is loosely based on the old Quake classic map …

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FSP’s newest power supplies are built to outlive your gaming PC

FSP is releasing a new line of efficient power supplies that are 80 Plus Platinum certified. They use high end components and come with the promise of tight voltage regulation within +/- 1 percent for stable performance. FSP is so confident in the design that its new Hydro PTM models are warrantied for 10 years. That’s an eternity in PC hardware, especially when you’re talking about a gaming PC. Case in point, do you remember …

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See a world built from ‘physically simulated’ pixels in Noita’s lovely debut trailer

Noita is a “magical action rogue-lite”  (“rogue-lites” being, very generally, a less punishing and restrictive take on the “roguelike” genre) being developed by the fellows behind games including Crayon Physics Deluxe, The Swapper, and Environmental Station Alpha, who have come together to form a new studio called Nolla Games. And it—the game, that is, not the studio—is noteworthy because every pixel in it is “physically simulated,” which means that the entire game world will react …

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Built for ‘Optimal Support’; To Perfectly Fit the New AMD Cooler

GigabytePromotional image for Gigabyte AB350N-Gaming WiFi Mini-ITX Motherboard. Gigabyte has recently announced the release of the AB350N-Gaming WiFi Mini-ITX Motherboard, and it promises to provide “optimal support’ for Advanced Micro Devices’ newest coolers and processing chips. The AB350N-Gaming WiFi Mini-ITX Motherboard was made based on an AMD component. According to Gigabyte’s official announcement, their latest motherboard was designed around the AMD B350 chipset. In the same statement, Vice President of Gigabyte Motherboard Business Unit Henry Kao …

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Images of Super Nintendo World theme park being built for the first time… and it looks like a dream come true for Mario fans

NINTENDO fanatics can now turn their gaming fantasies into reality thanks to a new theme park opening in Japan. Sneak preview pictures of the Super Nintendo World at Universal Studios in Osaka have surfaced. Getty Images All singing and dancing …Mario kicks off the start of work on the Super Nintendo World theme park Facebook An artist impression of what it will look like when finished Officially it is launching in 2020, but photos have …

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Samsung’s beastly 49-inch QLED display is built for gaming

Samsung says the QLED tech, which has only been used on large-format TVs so far, “showcases games exactly as developers intended, dramatically improving picture quality and gameplay with crisper colors and sharper contrast.” If you’ve got HDR content, you’ll theoretically see better black levels, a wider color gamut and extra brightness compared to a regular screen. Specifically, it offers an impressive 95 percent coverage of the DCI-P3 professional color space, a 144 Hz refresh rate …

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