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GAMDIAS – High Quality Peripherals for Gamers on a Budget

Posted on August 1, 2014 3:33 PM by J.D. Kane
GAMDIAS EROS V2

Gaming gear of all types often incur a price premium. In some cases, the price hike compared to a non-gaming equivalent is enough to dissuade gamers with budgetary limits. GAMDIAS, a brand-new entrant into the red-hot gaming peripherals market, wants to challenge the notion that high quality means high cost for the consumer. “We believe […]

Codemasters: F1 2014 is Coming Soon, and so is F1 2015

Posted on July 31, 2014 3:56 PM by J.D. Kane
F1 2014 Box Art

Codemasters has had the exclusive Formula 1 gaming license since 2009, and each year it has released a multi-platform game depicting that year’s F1 season. The 2014 Formula 1 season sees the racing series go through a revolution in its technical regulations, highlighted by a return to turbocharged power units not seen since the end […]

Logitech’s G402 Hyperion Fury – “The World’s Fastest Gaming Mouse”

Posted on July 31, 2014 11:34 AM by J.D. Kane
Logitech G402 Hyperion Fury Gaming Mouse

In Greek mythology, Hyperion is one of the twelve Titans. His name translates to “the High One,” not to denote his predilection for enjoying whacko tobacco, but as a designation of his status. After all, Hyperion is the father of Helios (the Sun). Anyway, Logitech has just announced its latest gaming mouse, the G402 Hyperion […]

Today’s High-end Graphics Cards Are Hot, But Their Vector Versions Are Downright Sexy

Posted on July 31, 2014 8:30 AM by Rob Williams
GIGABYTE Radeon 280X Windforce - ThermalRecon

As a bit of a tech junkie, and someone who loves performance PC hardware, I get a kick out of looking deep into the design of a new part, whether it be a motherboard, a CPU, a GPU, or so forth. In some ways, the mere design of such a product could be viewed from […]

The Beta Version of Ubisoft’s The Crew Runs at 30 FPS, But the Retail Game Probably Won’t

Posted on July 30, 2014 9:30 AM by Rob Williams
Ubisoft - The Crew Box Art

There’s no other game set to launch this fall that I am looking forward to as much as The Crew, a racing title largely developed by the remnants of Eden Games, now known as Ivory Tower. The reason for this is that I was a huge fan of Eden’s Test Drive Unlimited 2, having sunk hundreds […]

Someone Needs to Tell Trion Worlds How to Run Defiance

Posted on July 30, 2014 8:00 AM by Rob Williams
Defiance Box Art

One guarantee I can give to anyone about to embark on a new MMO journey is that at some point, that game’s developer is going to do something you don’t like. It’s just the nature of the beast – you might not like a change, while someone else digs it. Then there are those times where […]

Legendary Game Designer John Romero Claims that the PC is ‘Decimating Console’

Posted on July 29, 2014 9:00 AM by Rob Williams
Daikatana Box Art

John Romero, a lead designer of classic games Wolfenstein 3D, Doom, Quake, and the main man behind Daikatana, has put his faith behind the PC as the platform of the future. According to John, the fact that there are so many free-to-play games on the PC, along with the fact that there are so many $5 games […]

Latest Raptr Release Introduces ‘GVR’ Game Recording Tool that Supports AMD & NVIDIA GPUs

Posted on July 28, 2014 4:41 PM by Rob Williams
Raptr GVR Game Recorder

Everyone wants in on the game recorder fun lately, and Raptr has proven itself to be no exception. Today, the company announced that its solution is called GVR, or “Game Video Recorder”, and it brings an interesting feature: It supports AMD’s and NVIDIA’s graphics cards. Like another popular GPU-accelerated solution, NVIDIA’s ShadowPlay, Raptr promises that […]

Giveaway: Thermaltake & Techgage Want to Help You Up Your Game with Tt eSPORTS Peripherals

Posted on July 28, 2014 10:00 AM by Techgage Staff
Tt eSPORTS Logo

THE CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED We have a LOT of entries to sort through, so we’ll need some time to compile those and draw some winners. We’ll announce those on Wednesday. Thanks to those who entered, and good luck! It’s time for another contest! This time, we’ve teamed up with our friends at Thermaltake to […]

Tt eSPORTS Level 10M Gaming Headset Review

Posted on July 28, 2014 7:00 AM by Techgage Staff
level_10m_headset_10

Thermaltake’s Level 10 product line has always been as much about style and design as it has been about innovation and function. Until now, one piece of the puzzle has been missing: audio. That changes with the Level 10M gaming headset, designed for gamers and those on-the-go. Let’s find out if it’s deserving of that […]

When ‘Extreme’ Isn’t Enough, Thermaltake’s WATER3.0 ‘Ultimate’ Should Do The Trick

Posted on July 25, 2014 10:00 AM by Rob Williams
Thermaltake Water 3 Ultimate CPU Cooler

When I took a look at Thermaltake’s WATER3.0 Extreme CPU cooler last August, I was left quite impressed overall. So impressed, in fact, that the very same cooler has been used in our GPU test bench since. With its dual-rad design and efficient fans, I deemed the Extreme to be suitable for overclockers and those […]

Logitech Illuminated Living Room Keyboard K830 Review

Posted on July 25, 2014 7:00 AM by Techgage Staff
Logitech Illuminated Living-Room Keyboard K830

Finding a “great” keyboard for an HTPC is tough. It seems that most models do a lot of things right, but then miss the boat on the others. With its Illuminated Living Room K830, Logitech is hoping to deliver an option that hits all of the marks, and on paper, the chances look good. Let’s […]

Finally! GOG.com Finally Adds Linux Game Support, Finally

Posted on July 24, 2014 11:30 AM by Rob Williams
GOG Logo

Well… it’s about damn time. One of the most-requested features that GOG fans have had for its developers was Linux support, and after going so long without it, I was starting to think it’d never happen. But, here it is. Apparently, GOG’s kept no secret about its forthcoming Linux support; I just happened to not […]

Latest Steam Beta Introduces First Steam Music Desktop Interface

Posted on July 24, 2014 10:30 AM by Rob Williams
Steam Music

With the latest beta build of Steam, Valve has introduced the first version of its Steam Music desktop client. Just as it sounds, this is Valve’s take on the music player, allowing users to scan their PCs for content, and then listen to it from right inside of Steam. While the music library can’t be […]

World of Warcraft Remains #1 Revenue-generating MMO, Topping $1B Annually

Posted on July 24, 2014 9:26 AM by Rob Williams
World of Warcraft - Mists of Pandoria

I’m sure this comes as a surprise to no one, but Blizzard’s World of Warcraft remains the world’s biggest MMO in terms of revenue. While subscription numbers for the game have declined in recent years, Blizzard still enjoys over 7 million subscribers, and with the recent addition of an in-game store, there’s little doubt that […]

ASUS Z97I-PLUS mini-ITX Motherboard Review

Posted on July 24, 2014 7:00 AM by Techgage Staff
ASUS Z97I-PLUS

“Big things come in small packages” might be cliche, but it applies well to mini-ITX motherboards – especially those like ASUS’ Z97I-PLUS. Featuring 802.11ac wireless, an M.2 slot, a common-sense design, and a fantastic software package, this is one board well worth considering for that next ITX build. Of all the different types of motherboards […]

ASUS’ RT-AC87 Becomes First Wave 2 802.11ac Router- And it’s a Beast

Posted on July 23, 2014 6:19 PM by Greg King
ASUS RT-AC87 Router

ASUS has a great reputation on the router front, and its latest model, RT-AC87, is sure to turn some heads. Utilizing Quantenna’s 4×4 MU-MIMO (multiple user, multiple input multiple output) chipset, the RT-AC87 is being marketed as the fasted 5 GHz router available for purchase. Going beyond speed, the router promises to provide increased range as […]

Got $120,000 Kicking Around? Samsung’s Curved 105-inch 4K TV Has Your Name On It

Posted on July 23, 2014 8:30 AM by Rob Williams
Samsung 105-inch 4K Television

I don’t own a TV, and to be honest, I don’t think I need a TV. But recently, I have felt a bit of a bug… perhaps I do want a TV. Movies I’ll never watch would look so good, as would the sports games coming across my non-existent cable subscription. Today, I think Samsung has […]

More on Today’s SHIELD Announcements: Portable Software Update & Trailers

Posted on July 22, 2014 3:23 PM by Rob Williams
NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet - Exploded View

After our in-depth coverage of NVIDIA’s SHIELD Tablet and Controller went live today, the company released a bunch of new information (and trailers) that warrant a follow-up (you guessed it – this is that follow-up!). Right at the top, though, here’s a trio of trailers that aim to get you hyped up about NVIDIA’s new […]

Levi’s Stadium is NFL’s Most Hi-Tech Stadium

Posted on July 22, 2014 11:30 AM by J.D. Kane
San Francisco 49ers Logo

Levi’s Stadium, the San Francisco 49ers’ new home, just had its ribbon-cutting ceremony on July 17, 2014. It is the NFL’s newest stadium, and, as befits its location in one of the most vibrant parts of Silicon Valley, it is also one of the most high-tech. For starters, the stadium is one gigantic WiFi hotspot. […]

Want to Renew a Domain for 400% of its Value? Domain Registry of Canada Can Help

Posted on July 22, 2014 10:00 AM by Rob Williams
Scam - Domain Registry of Canada

To most who have access to it, the Internet is an invaluable tool – a realization that heightens whenever it disappears due to a power outage or something of the sort. But while the Internet brings a lot of good to the world, it also brings its fair share of bad – and really, there’s […]

Tegra K1 Gaming is Near: NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet & Controller Preview

Posted on July 22, 2014 9:00 AM by Techgage Staff
NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet and Controller

I made a prediction a couple of months ago that the next SHIELD release we’d see would be an upgrade to the original – but with a dose of Tegra K1. As it turns out, I was wrong. However, like the SHIELD portable, NVIDIA’s just-announced SHIELD Tablet and Controller are two products that portable gaming […]

At 960GB, Kingston’s New SSDNow V310 Becomes Company’s Largest SSD

Posted on July 21, 2014 3:31 PM by Rob Williams
Kingston SSDNow V310 960GB SSD

Kingston’s SSDNow series has long been a popular choice for those looking for a great bang-for-the-buck SSD, and so it’s not a series we’d expect to see a landmark model released in. But at 960GB, the V310 is certainly that. Utilizing Phison’s 3108 controller, the V310 can peak at 450MB/s read and write when benchmarked […]

Google to Drop ‘Free’ Label from Games with In-app Purchases Later this Year

Posted on July 21, 2014 1:00 PM by Rob Williams
Google Play Store Logo

It’s not often that the EU forces a change in technology that doesn’t make me want to pull my hair out, but its deserves some props for its latest accomplishment. Where mobile gaming is concerned, I’d have to say that my number one gripe are “Free” apps that are not free at all. You know the […]

Seagate Reveals that it’s Shipping 8TB Hard Drive Samples to Customers

Posted on July 21, 2014 11:00 AM by Rob Williams
Seagate Enterprise Capacity 6TB

When 4TB hard drives first hit the scene, I remember thinking about the future of mechanical storage, and whether or not we’d actually see 6TB or more in a single drive. After all, the fact that we have 4TB in a single drive is a technological feat, and solutions absolutely had to be discovered to […]

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