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Best PC gaming deals of the week - 18th January 2019

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2 weeks ago

Feature: It's daft, but I kinda love it

CES 2019: Acer’s Predator Triton 900 is the maddest gaming laptop I’ve ever seen

When it comes to bonkers gaming laptops, you can always rely on Acer to go that extra mile and create something that's utterly bananas. For as long as I've been writing about tech (and gaming laptops in particular), this Taiwanese giant has been responsible for almost every surprise and baffling bit of innovation I've encountered over the years, and their latest Predator Triton 900 laptop…

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CES 2019: Corsair are bringing their new Slipstream tech to the masses with the $50 Harpoon RGB Wireless mouse

Not content with rewriteing the rulebook on RGB lighting with their new Capellix tech at this year's CES, rainbow gaming specialists Corsair also announced a new wireless technology today that will form the foundation of all of their wireless gaming peripherals going forward. Dubbed Slipstream, it's twice as fast as their previous generation of wireless tech, has a massive range of up to 65ft, supports…

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CES 2019: Corsair’s tiny Capellix LEDs will appear first in their new Dominator Platinum RGB RAM

It's been five years since Corsair first unleashed a wave of rainbows across PC gaming peripherals with the introduction of their K70 RGB keyboard, but now those RGB nuts are taking their brightly coloured LEDs to the next level. Announced today at their CES 2019 press conference, Corsair's Capellix tech is a new form of LED mounting that allows for higher brightness levels, better power…

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CES 2019: Nvidia welcome select FreeSync monitors to the fold in new G-Sync overhaul

The arrival of the RTX 2060 wasn't the only trick Nvidia had up their sleeve at this year's CES conference, as they also announced a couple of interesting changes to their adaptive refresh rate G-Sync tech for gaming monitors. Chief among them was a new driver update for a select group of non-G-Sync screens that will effectively render them just as good as your official…

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CES 2019: Nvidia RTX 2060 is here, it’s faster than a GTX 1070Ti and costs $349

Five months ago, Nvidia lifted the lid on their next generation of Turing RTX graphics cards, the GTX 1080-beating RTX 2070, the sort-of-but-not-quite-as-good-as-the-GTX-1080Ti RTX 2080 and the 4K monster that is the RTX 2080Ti. Now, the long awaited RTX 2060 is joining the ranks, and I've just had my ear talked off about it at Nvidia's CES 2019 press conference. Here's everything we know so…

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CES 2019: AMD’s new Ryzen 3000 H CPUs pave the way for high-end gaming laptops

Eager to kick off 2019 with a bang, AMD have announced a slew of new 2nd Gen Ryzen+ CPUs for laptops ahead of this year's annual tech bonanza, CES. The seven-strong Ryzen 3000 series will cover everything from ultra thin notebooks to high-powered gaming laptops, and every CPU will come with one of AMD's Ryzen Vega graphics chips to boot. Here's the lowdown on everything…

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3 weeks ago

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Have You Played… Zero Escape: Zero Time Dilemma?

As a series about time travel and hopping between lots of alternate realities, Zero Escape sure knows how to mess with players' heads. Its developers, Spike Chunsoft, know a thing or two about that in real life, too. Instead of releasing part one and part two of this superb visual novel series before the third and final installment came to PC in 2016, they went…

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4 weeks ago

Feature: One hell of a trip

Have You Played… The Norwood Suite?

More games should be set in hotels. We've seen plenty of home and mansion interiors over the years, as well as countless space stations and industrial warehouses, but the humble hotel is its own special beast, especially when you're dealing with the mad fever dream that is Cosmo D's The Norwood Suite.

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1 month ago

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The RPS Christmas gift guide and best PC gaming deals of the week – 21st December 2018

I imagine most of you have done your Christmas shopping already given its December 21 and just four days before a whole sleigh of stuffed turkey and roast potatoes arrives on our dinner plates, but just in case you're in need of a few last minute emergency gift ideas, your deals herald is here to provide. To that end, this is a slightly more rounded…

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Feature: Solid state of the art

Best gaming SSD 2019: Top SATA and M.2 drives for PC

This year's best gaming SSDs saw some mad price drops toward the end of 2018, partly off the back of November's Black Friday sales bonanza but also because manufacturing costs have been rapidly falling ever since late summer. With prices set to plummet even further in 2019 as well, this is a great time to start thinking about upgrading your PC's storage capabilities with a…

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Nuraphone review: Headphones that make tailor-made audio for your own ears

Did you know that the way our ears interpret sound is as unique and personal to you as your own speaking voice? I certainly didn't until earlier this week, but it's probably the reason why no one can ever agree on what the [block id="604477" title="Best gaming headset"] is, or why one pair of headphones might sound great for one person but all kinds of…

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The Razer Turret is the first mouse and keyboard combo for Xbox One, and it also works on PC

Razer have officially lifted the lid on the world's first wireless keyboard and mouse combo designed for the Xbox One, which also happily works on Windows 10 PCs, too. Dubbed the Turret, console box-ers who have always yearned for the pixel-perfect precision of a mouse and keyboard in such popular past times as Fortnite, Warframe and that new and definitely not aeons old DayZ that…

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Feature: Displays for today

Best gaming monitor 2019: Top 1080p, 1440p and 4K HDR displays

There's been a lot of upheaval in the world of best gaming monitors over the last twelve months. Not only have we started to see more 4K monitors arrive on the scene at ever lower prices, but HDR (or high dynamic range) also finally made its way to PC in 2018, setting new benchmarks for brightness and colour accuracy in the process. It's still early…

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Feature: Cast Haste on FFXV's frame rate at 4K

Final Fantasy XV’s DLSS boosts PC performance by around 10-15fps on the RTX 2080

Nvidia's performance-boosting DLSS tech arrived in Final Fantasy XV last week, allowing all three people who've actually bought themselves one of Nvidia's new Turing RTX cards to finally start making use of what makes the GeForce RTX 2070, RTX 2080 and RTX 2080Ti so special. I'm still a bit miffed this fancy, AI-driven edge-smoothening magic only works at 4K at the moment, thereby making it…

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Feature: The best 4K HDR gaming monitor that doesn't cost the earth

Philips 436M6VBPAB review: Our new 4K HDR champion

Every time an HDR monitor arrives on my desk, I say a small prayer to the gaming monitor gods: "Please, PLEASE let this one be good." I don't care if it's hideously expensive like the Asus ROG Swift PG27UQ or Acer Predator X27, I just want one that does HDR well and does it without a boat load of fuss and settings twiddling. Readers, my…

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Best PC gaming deals of the week – 14th December 2018

Welcome one and all, your deals herald has returned from her Day That Shall Not Be Named mini-break. There's still a bit of residual trauma associated with that dark, dark day (dealsdealsdeals), but a week spent playing Assassin's Creed Odyssey for reasons even I can't fathom has been one heck of an antidote. It's probably because I've been challenging all that endless, repetitive deals-checking frenzy…

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Nvidia’s performance-boosting DLSS tech finally arrives in Final Fantasy XV, but…

Anyone who didn't uninstall Final Fantasy XV in a fit of despair and/or rage last month after the abrupt cancellation of 75% of its upcoming DLC will have noticed a delightful 15GB update waiting for them on Steam today, in which finally arrives support for Nvidia's frame rate rocketing tech, DLSS (or deep learning super sampling, if that makes things any clearer). It's one of…

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Feature: Three is the magic number

Turtle Beach Atlas Three review: A great mid-range gaming headset

Take one look at Turtle Beach's Atlas Three and Stealth 300 headsets and you'd probably swear blind they were exactly the same thing. Apart from the Stealth 300's giveaway blue highlights, both headsets share the same design, the same 3.5mm audio connection and flip-to-mute microphone, and both have the rather baffling need to be charged every 40-odd hours due to their built-in bass amplifier gubbins…

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Feature: Adrenalin rush

AMD’s Adrenalin 2019 Edition update brings performance boosts, in-home streaming and one-click overclocking

Let's face it, news about graphics card software updates is infinitely less sexy than news about proper, new graphics cards, but AMD's latest Adrenalin 2019 Edition package has a string of neat-ish features that current AMD GPU owners may want to take note of, such as free, in-home streaming to your phone or tablet, an easier to parse set of menu options and even more…

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Feature: But a not so tiny(ish) price

MSI Trident X 9th review: A tiny(ish) RTX 2080 PC

Despite being part of the same series as MSI's console-like Trident 3 8th PC, the Trident X is a much more substantial kind of gaming desktop. It's much larger for starters, although its 396x383x130mm dimensions still place at the smaller end of the desktop PC scale, and its fixed base means it has to stand vertically instead of having the option to lie it on…

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