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Ubisoft Apologizes To Fans For Problematic Assassin’s Creed Unity Launch, Offers A Free Game Or DLC To Compensate

Posted on November 27, 2014 6:00 PM by Rob Williams
Assassin's Creed Unity Box Art

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about the situation Ubisoft was dealing with after its launch of Assassin’s Creed Unity. Simply put, many fans were not happy. The game had lots of bugs, and the platform you played it on didn’t change anything. For PC gamers, it was made worse by the fact that […]

Phanteks Intros Two New CPU Coolers

Posted on November 26, 2014 3:30 PM by J.D. Kane
Phanteks TC12LS CPU Cooler

Phanteks has announced two new CPU heat sinks to join its product line-up: The low-profile PH-TC12LS and the dual-tower PH-TC14S. The PH-TC12LS is designed primarily for HTPCs. Standing at only 47mm tall (74mm with the F12oMP PWM High Static Pressure fan that it ships with), it is a great option for systems housed in chassis […]

Good as Gold: Thermaltake Toughpower 1500W Gold Quick Look

Posted on November 24, 2014 7:00 PM by Techgage Staff
Thermaltake Toughpower 1500W Gold Power Supply

Bigger is better, right? That’s what people always say. On that basis, Thermaltake’s monstrous Toughpower 1500W Gold is the biggest, baddest PSU the company sells. Although Techgage can’t really test it (we don’t have the equipment to do so), we can show you this monster and tell you what makes it tick. Read on for […]

Assassin’s Creed Unity: The Not So Finished Review

Posted on November 21, 2014 8:30 AM by Brandon Mietzner
Assassin’s Creed Symbol

Assassin’s Creed Unity takes us back to Paris, France during the late 1700s revolutionary war, where we’re thrust into the shoes of Arno Dorian and his story during this difficult and historically significant time. Unfortunately, his story cannot yet be told, and our review has been cut short due to the tremendous number of technical issues […]

Thermaltake Intros Stackable Modular Core V21 Chassis

Posted on November 20, 2014 12:00 PM by J.D. Kane
Thermaltake Core V21 Micro Chassis

Thermaltake has just introduced an interesting new addition to its Core line of PC chassis, the Core V21. The new Core V21 is ideal for systems based on either mini-ITX or micro-ATX motherboards. But that’s not what makes this new chassis so interesting. You see, the Core V21 is a stackable chassis. Thermaltake says its […]

be quiet! Launches Silent Base 800 Chassis

Posted on November 20, 2014 10:00 AM by J.D. Kane
be quiet! Silent Base 800 Chassis

be quiet! may not be making a ton of noise as far as headlines and market share here in the North American market, but it does have a firm foothold in certain sectors. The German manufacturer is known best as a power supply unit and aftermarket CPU cooling solutions provider, with a smaller presence in […]

BlackBerry Goes Back To Its Roots With ‘Classic’ Smartphone, Priced At $449

Posted on November 14, 2014 3:30 PM by Rob Williams
BlackBerry Classic

BlackBerry wants its piece of the enterprise mobile pie back, and it hopes to make some headway by going back to its roots. With its ‘Classic’ smartphone, that’s just what the company has done. Touted as the ‘ultimate communications tool’, the Classic sports an iconic BlackBerry design, complete with optical track pad, and makes use […]

US Department Of Energy To Deploy Two Flagship Supercomputers In 2017

Posted on November 14, 2014 2:45 PM by Rob Williams
NVIDIA Tesla K40

The US Department of Energy has today announced its plans to deploy two supercomputers in 2017 that will deliver at least three-times the performance of today’s most powerful competitor. Like Oak Ridge’s TITAN, which was put into use a couple of years ago, these new supercomputers will make use of NVIDIA’s Tesla accelerators, but unlike […]

Android’s Sweet Lollipop Upgrade Beginning To Hit Google’s Nexus Line, Manual Firmware Updates Available For Those Who Don’t Want To Wait

Posted on November 13, 2014 3:09 PM by Rob Williams
Android Lollipop Green

We posted yesterday that the second-generation unlocked Moto G had begun receiving the Lollipop 5.0 upgrade, and we couldn’t help but wonder when the roll-out would affect other devices – namely Google’s own Nexus line. Well, it didn’t take too long to get an answer: Now. Yup – that’s right. If you’re the owner of […]

When Will Game Developers Learn? Ubisoft Faces Ire After Assassin’s Creed Unity Release, Suffers Immediate Stock Hit

Posted on November 13, 2014 2:00 PM by Rob Williams
Assassin's Creed Unity Box Art

It has been quite the year for Ubisoft, but as far as many gamers are concerned, it’s not been for good reason. This is especially true when it comes to the PC. Given some of the stunts we’ve seen pulled this past year, we’ve truly had to ask ourselves why Ubisoft seems to hate the […]

NVIDIA Announces Launch Date For Lollipop 5.0 On SHIELD Tablet & ‘Green Box’ Bundle, Makes GRID Cloud Gaming Service Official

Posted on November 13, 2014 11:45 AM by Rob Williams
NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet With Stand

Geez – where to begin? NVIDIA has absolutely inundated us with news today, so let’s start from the top. SHIELD Tablet owners will be pleased to know that Android 5.0, aka: Lollipop, will be hitting their devices this coming Tuesday (the 18th). The OS update in itself is major, because it brings a lot of […]

Kingston Launches Class 10 128GB microSD and 256GB SD Cards

Posted on November 12, 2014 2:00 PM by Jamie Fletcher
Kingston 256GB Class 10 SDXC and 128GB Class 10 microSD

Need a tonne of storage in the smallest form factor possible? Kingston has you covered with its new line-up of insanely high capacity SD and microSD cards. With capacities up to 128GB with a microSDXC card, and 256GB with an SDXC card, that’s some seriously big… and small, storage. To make things even better, they’re […]

Second Gen (Unlocked) Moto G Looks To Be First Smartphone Treated To Lollipop 5.0 Update

Posted on November 12, 2014 12:00 PM by Rob Williams
Android Lollipop Desktop

Ever since Android 5.0 ‘Lollipop’ saw its official release earlier this month, legions of Android fans have been wondering when the update will hit their device. As has been the norm, Google’s own family of devices will be receiving the update first, but fortunately, other companies are not going to be far behind. We learned last week […]

ASUS’ Gladius Gaming Mouse Offers A Neat Trick: Replaceable Switches

Posted on November 12, 2014 11:15 AM by Greg King
ASUS Gladius Gaming Mouse

With countless companies disappearing after a short while on the market, ASUS has been a pillar of the computing industry since early 1989. Never afraid to try new things, its product offerings span a wide range, including everything from motherboards to routers. We’ve looked at its PC cases, motherboards, video cards, routers, laptops, audio gear, […]

MSI Z97 Gaming 9 AC Motherboard Review

Posted on November 12, 2014 7:00 AM by Techgage Staff
MSI Z97 Gaming 9 AC Motherboard and Box

The last time we took a look at an MSI gaming motherboard, it was the company’s smallest current offering: Z97I Gaming AC. For this review, we’re looking to the top of the Z97 ladder, with the Z97 Gaming 9 AC. Priced at about $290, it’s easy to predict what this board might bring to the […]

Giveaway: NVIDIA and Techgage Team Up To Give You Assassin’s Creed Unity

Posted on November 12, 2014 12:01 AM by Techgage Staff
Assassin's Creed Unity Box Art

Now in its seventh year, the Assassin’s Creed franchise has just welcomed its seventh major installment with Unity. Taking place in the early modern period, you fall into the role of Arno Dorian, a Frenchman born to an assassin father who ends up being adopted by a family tied to the Templar Order after his father is […]

NVIDIA Releases Apollo 11 GeForce Demo, Requires Maxwell-based Card To Run

Posted on November 11, 2014 1:30 PM by Rob Williams
NVIDIA Apollo 11 Demo

At NVIDIA’s press event for Maxwell, held right before the launch of the GeForce GTX 980 and 970, the company showed off a demo that seemed to impress a great number of people in the room. Taking full advantage of the company’s “Voxel Global Illumination” feature of Maxwell, NVIDIA wanted to help prove Apollo 11 […]

Microsoft Unveils Its First Non-Nokia Phone, Lumia 535

Posted on November 11, 2014 10:00 AM by Rob Williams
Microsoft Lumia 535 Smartphone

The non-Nokia smartphone generation begins. After a string of leaks, Microsoft has today announced its Lumia 535, a mainstream offering that the company hopes will help kick-start the success of its own branded phones. Dubbed the “5x5x5″ smartphone package, the Lumia 535 has a 5-inch IPS screen and 5 megapixel cameras at both the front […]

Obama Encourages The FCC To Treat The Internet As A Utility

Posted on November 10, 2014 11:45 AM by Rob Williams
President Barack Obama

It has been argued for some time that for our Internet to be truly safe from the corruption of commercial entities, it needs to be treated as a utility – much like our water and power is. As it is today, the Federal Communications Commission treats Internet access as an information service, which means its control […]

Raspberry Pi A+ Official: Smaller, More Capable & Just $20

Posted on November 10, 2014 9:30 AM by Rob Williams
Raspberry Pi APlus

When the Raspberry Pi foundation released its B+ model this past summer, it noted that an A+ was on its way. Pretty much everyone figured that it’d be similar to that device, include the same drawbacks as the original, and then cost about the same. Well, similar, yes, but cost the same? Nope: It’s $20. […]

Pirate Bay Founder Peter Sunde Released From Prison, Takes To Twitter To Give Thanks For All The Support

Posted on November 10, 2014 8:30 AM by Rob Williams
Peter Sunde

After spending his last five months in prison, Pirate Bay founder Peter Sunde is a free man. Earlier this year, Sunde was arrested while visiting family in Sweden, after spending nearly two years on the run. His original sentence was for one full year, but fortunately for him, that was cut down to five months. […]

Elegance in Aluminum – Lian Li PC-A61 Chassis Review

Posted on November 10, 2014 7:00 AM by Techgage Staff
Lian Li PC-A61 Mid-Tower Chassis

Lian Li is to PC chassis as what tailor-made suits are to men’s clothing. Sure, they cost more, but the higher quality and generally improved design usually makes the premium worth it. Does Lian Li’s mid-tower PC-A61, then, live up to the company’s legendary pedigree? There’s only one way to find out. Ah, Lian Li. […]

Purchase A GeForce GTX 750 Or Notebook With 800M, Get $150 Worth Of Ingame Currency For Strife, War Thunder & Infinite Crisis

Posted on November 6, 2014 6:07 PM by Rob Williams
NVIDIA GeForce Logo

Hot on the heels of the “Pick Your Path” promotion that NVIDIA launched earlier this week for higher-end GeForce cards, the company launches another to cater to those looking to pick up the GTX 750 (or 750 Ti) or 800M-equipped notebook. As the company’s done before, it wants to give you $150 to spend across […]

Alleged Fraud Of Parent Company Leads To Zalman’s Bankruptcy

Posted on November 6, 2014 2:45 PM by Greg King
Zalman CNPS9700 CPU Cooler

There have been a few companies in the consumer electronics industry that Techgage has worked with more than a few times.  Corsair, Logitech, NVIDIA, AMD, Intel, Synology; just to name a few.  With over ten products reviewed at Techgage in our ten years, Zalman absolutely deserves to be included in that list as well. It’s […]

AMD Celebrates Release of 8GB Radeon R9 290X With A Free Copy Of Civilization: Beyond Earth To New R9 290, 290X & 295X2 Customers

Posted on November 6, 2014 8:30 AM by Rob Williams
AMD Gaming Evolved Logo

A rumor we reported on earlier this week has proven true: 8GB Radeon R9 290X cards are coming. As expected, MSI, PowerColor, and Sapphire are all on-board to deliver these models, with more to come. Unfortunately, we’re not sure of what pricing is going to be like, but we do have confirmation that these cards […]

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