Hardware

    • You Need A Friggin' Screwdriver To Change Memory Cards In The New 3DS

      The most annoying thing about the new 3DS? You can't just put in a new SD card, like you could in the old system. Instead of popping off the SD card cover, like you could on the older systems, the new 3DS requires the use of tools. Full disclosure: yesterday, Nintendo provided me with a new 3DS unit, for coverage purposes. But, getting the system up and running has been a headache.

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    • Samsung's Gear VR headset is now available for purchase at Best Buy

      Details Published on Thursday, 29 January 2015 10:18 Written by AndrewH Samsung's virtual reality headset, the Gear VR, is now available for purchase over at Best Buy although right now it is through their website only. However it could end up being on store shelves as well depending on how sales go.

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    • Alibaba is Investing $10 Million into Ouya

      Details Published on Thursday, 29 January 2015 16:34 Written by Zack Kaplan Twitter The over 1000 titles in the Ouya's game library may be coming to set top boxes in China through a $10 Million investment from Alibaba, a Chinese e-commerce company. Alibaba executives "expressed interest" in using the Ouya's library in their set top boxes.

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  • Report – Nintendo’s Q3 Sales

    … The sales numbers for Nintendo’s hardware and software are in for their Q3 and it’s not too shabby. It’s been revealed that the latest handheld from Nintendo, the New 3DS XL, has sold 1.3 million as of December 31st, 2014. The New 3DS only sold 580,000 systems in the exact same time period, so the total sale of both the New 3DS XL and 3DS…

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  • Week in Tech: Is Nvidia’s New £150/$200 Graphics Good?

    … By Jeremy Laird on January 29th, 2015 at 9:00 pm. Ah, the glories of high-end graphics chips. The billions of teensy little transistors. The preposterous pixel pumping power. All terribly impressive. But not hugely helpful if you simply want half-decent frame rates on a plain old 1080p monitor without re-mortgaging everything short…

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  • Lite-On IT eBAU108 External DVD Drive (Hardware) Review

    … Lite-On IT eBAU108 External DVD Drive (Hardware) Review Portable and the world’s slimmest external DVD burner. So we went above and beyond in our testing and put the Lite-On eBAU108 against it’s ultimate deadly real world challenge…a cat. Technical highlights: 220grams and 13.5mm height USB 2.0 Smart-Burn Read speed adjustment Random Access…

    Ted Stokes/ Brutal Gamerin Reviews- 2 readers -
  • Geforce GTX 960 Review: Sweet Spot' GPU or Not?

    … at 2560x1600. Moreover, it was 34% faster than the R9 285 at 1920x1200 but just 8% faster at 2560x1600. The GTX 960 averaged 52fps at 1920x1200 — 11% faster than the GTX 760 yet still 31% slower than the GTX 970. Compared to the R9 285, the GTX 960 was 21% faster, but 2% slower than the R9 280X. Republished with permission from: Steven Walton is a writer at TechSpot. TechSpot is a computer technology publication serving PC enthusiasts, gamers and IT pros since 1998. …

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  • 24 Karat Gold PS4 And Xbox One Controllers Are Dumb, Almost Sold Out

    … Earlier this week the folks at ColorWare ("The Color People" is probably not their slogan) released an extremely limited run of 24 karat gold-plated PlayStation 4 and Xbox One controllers. At $300 a piece the PS4 controllers are already sold out. Granted only 25 of each console's controller were made, but that just makes the Xbox One's failure…

    Mike Fahey/ Kotaku- 1 readers -
  • Thrustmaster HOTAS Warthog (Hardware) Review

    … next week. As a last minute pair of additions from GOG.com we wanted to see if their just released space shooter titles Star Wars X Wing: Alliance and Rogue Squadron 3D worked with the HOTAS Warthog, since chances are if you’re looking at investing in such a significant purchase you’ll want to know if it works with even the old classic arcade games…

    Ted Stokes/ Brutal Gamerin Reviews- 2 readers -
  • The Old Weird Web: Formative Online Gaming Experiences

    …. Overwhelmingly, my memories of this time are dominated by arguments over shared phone lines, dodgy freephone service providers and god-awful triple-digit ping in Counter-Strike. Quite vividly, I remember a friend beating me to the broadband punch (512Kbps!) and regarding his sub-50ms ping with acute jealously as he tore through the hapless high…

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  • Mad Catz lowers the price for their Android-based console MOJO permanently

    … Details Published on Thursday, 22 January 2015 10:09 Written by AndrewH When the flurry of Android-based micro-consoles were being developed and hitting the market, Mad Catz's MOJO was the leader of the pack and still is considering there hasn't been any real micro-consoles coming out since then. The Obox from Snail Games isn't really a micro…

    DroidGamers- 2 readers -
  • More On Today’s Win 10 Update: Free Offer, DX12, More Xbox Games

    … OS, how this ‘upgrade to Win 10 free for a year’ offer works and whether there’ll be keyboard/mouse support for streamed Xbox One games. So DirectX 12 will, we’re told, only work with Windows 10. That’s a bummer for people who don’t want to upgrade from Win 7 or 8, but sugaring that pill slightly is the newly-revealed free upgrade to Win 10…

    Alec Meer/ Rock, Paper, Shotgun- 5 readers -
  • Plextor M6S 512GB SSD (Hardware) Review

    …. There is the storage capacity you desperately need and want. Gamers upgrading from a regular old hard drive to the M6S 512GB as their primary drive will immediately notice the key selling point of SSD drives – shorter loading times. The open world action RPG Skyrim is infamous for it’s notoriously long and frequent loading screens. Every time…

    Ted Stokes/ Brutal Gamerin Reviews- 3 readers -
  • So I Bought A Mechanical Keyboard

    … hardware and horrible logos Razer had a big sale to celebrate CES. Which is a funny thing to celebrate, but I suppose when you’re in batshit hardware business it’s the most important entry in your calendar. Anyway, I had a look on a whim, quickly discovered that all the coolest stuff like their super-slim gaming laptop isn’t available in the UK…

    Alec Meer/ Rock, Paper, Shotgun- 2 readers -


  • Then And Now: Five Generations Of Radeon Graphics Compared

    … Last month we compared half a decade's worth of DirectX 11-capable GeForce cards in the latest and greatest PC games to see where Nvidia has made the biggest performance leaps and which GPUs have aged the best. We had never compared so many GPU generations under the same conditions and the results were fascinating. So naturally folks using AMD…

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  • Red And Black New 3DS XL Preorders Still Available Everywhere

    … Fire Emblem and Pokemon Alpha Sapphire and Project X Zone and Style Savvy: Trendsetters (shut up) — were intact, I was fine. Of course the Majora's Mask New 3DS XL isn't quite the same story. It's brand-new hardware, an upgrade to anything else you might be carrying around in your pocket. Well, so's the black New 3DS XL. Also the red one. I could…

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