Asus Republic of Gamers STRIX Z370F Gaming and Intel Core i7 8700K review

Another year and another generation of Intel CPUs. For this 8th generation, codenamed Coffee Lake, Intel have opted to keep the LGA1151 socket of its predecessors. But unlike the 7th gen Kaby Lake you’ll not going to be able to slot it straight into your old Z270 motherboard.

I’m going to be looking at an Intel Core i7 8700K and an ASUS Republic of Gamers STRIX Z370F Gaming motherboard. Continue reading Asus Republic of Gamers STRIX Z370F Gaming and Intel Core i7 8700K review

Hands-on review: Intel Core i7-8700K

Is upgrading to Intel’s 8th generation of CPUs a worthwhile investment? I take a look at the Intel Core i7-8700K. Continue reading Hands-on review: Intel Core i7-8700K

Hands on review: Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR4-3000 RAM

Micron’s Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR4-3000 is designed to offer top quality memory for gaming at a reasonable cost. I put a set of 32GB modules through its paces. Continue reading Hands on review: Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR4-3000 RAM

Unravel Two PC review

Two’s company in this delightful sequel to Coldwood Interactive’s acclaimed platformer.

It’s been out for a little while, but you, like I, may have not yet made the time to play this gem of a game. Continue reading Unravel Two PC review

Shadow of the Tomb Raider PS4/PC review

Lara Croft is back in in the third chapter of the re-imagining of the classic series. For this game, things are apparently taking a dark turn for the novice tomb raider.

The story continues to follow Lara’s quest to disrupt the intentions of Trinity, the shadowy organisation responsible for her father’s death. This time out Lara starts of in Mexico, searching for a Mayan dagger. It’s her obsession for the artifact that sets in motion events that may just lead to the end of the world. It’s then off to Peru to find a silver box that may, or may not put things right again. Of course, Trinity are one step ahead wanting to use the powerful artifacts for a bit a mischief. Continue reading Shadow of the Tomb Raider PS4/PC review

How gaming graphics changed the world: Nvidia AI Conference Sydney

The Singularity, the hypothetical moment in time when artificial intelligence becomes capable of recursive self-improvement, could radically change human civilisation almost overnight.

According to the boffins at the NVidia, we may owe the next big leap in human technological advancement to gamers’ desire for better PC graphics. Continue reading How gaming graphics changed the world: Nvidia AI Conference Sydney

Broforce Nintendo Switch review

Devolver Digital’s seminal retro-shooter, Broforce, brings its awesomeness to the Nintendo Switch.

I’m not, generally speaking, a fan of “90s-style retro shooters”. As a forty-something gamer, the feeling of nostalgia when playing a pixelated mess of a game dissipates very quickly. I was there the first time around, and even before- when computer graphics were no more than inverse ASCII characters.

My inbox is filled on an almost daily basis with press releases from PR firms charged with the thankless task of promoting the latest sprite-based indie shooter. I really feel for them, but doesn’t stop me sending the email straight to the trash.

It is for this reason that, to my eternal shame, I first overlooked Broforce. Continue reading Broforce Nintendo Switch review

Strange Brigade PS4 review

Rebellion, best known for the Sniper Elite games, take us back to the days of daring heroes and spiffing yarns with Strange Brigade.

It’s possibly no wonder that Rebellion, the developer that also publishes Britain’s long-running weekly 2000AD comic have drawn upon the sort of boys-own adventures that used to feature in the pulp magazines of the 1930s. Continue reading Strange Brigade PS4 review

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