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HTC’s Vive Cosmos family expands with three new VR headsets and face plates

Just when you thought it was safe to take the plunge on a VR headset in time for Half-Life: Alyx, HTC have just gone and announced three new Vive Cosmos headsets to spice up your virtual window shopping. Dubbed the Vive Cosmos Elite, Vive Cosmos XR and Vive Cosmos Play, all three headsets will have the same 2880x1700 resolution display and overall design as the…

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Monitor maker AOC are also making mice and keyboards now

AOC make great gaming monitors. You might even say they make some of the very best gaming monitors around. Indeed, their excellent AOC 24G2U is currently our RPS Rig-approved gaming monitor and one of the best budget screens you can buy today. Did you also know, though, that they now make their own AGON-branded peripherals? I certainly didn't, but if my brief hands on with…

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Updated: Nvidia unveil Cyberpunk 2077 graphics card, and now we need new cybernetic eyes

Update: And here it is in all its mildly heinous yellow glory! As you can probably see from the front of Nvidia's new Cyberpunk-ified GPU (provided its intense yellow hasn't blinded you), this is just a special edition of their regular RTX 2080 Ti graphics card rather than a whole new launch or RTX Super reveal. The good news, though, is that it won't cost…

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Feature: Cheap games, graphics cards, SSDs and more

Best PC gaming deals of the week – 14th February 2020

Love is in the air, they say. Lovely deals, more like, amirite? Indeed, we've got a fresh bouquet of the very best PC gaming deals for you on this fine and rosy day, including The Outer Worlds, Borderlands 3 and Assassin's Creed Odyssey for more than half price. Humble are also holding a big VR sale right now, in case you want to escape this…

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Roccat’s Kain 200 wireless mouse broke my heart

Roccat's Kain 120 mouse was one of my favourite and best gaming mouse champs of 2019, so when I heard they were making a wireless version in the form of the Kain 200, you could say I got a bit excited. Not only does it have the Kain 120's lovely Titan Click switches, but it also uses the same comfy chassis, too. How, then, did…

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Best gaming SSD 2020: top SATA, NVMe and external SSDs for your gaming PC

With game installs getting bigger and bigger, finding the best gaming SSD for your PC has never been more important. SSDs are much faster than traditional hard disk drives (HDDs), and they'll not only cut down the amount of time it takes to load your games, but they'll also make Windows feel quicker and more responsive for daily desktop tasks, too. The downside is that…

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Activision Blizzard have pulled all their games from GeForce Now

Activision Blizzard have pulled all their games from the GeForce Now game streaming service, according to Nvidia. The service only launched in full last week, after two years in beta, and now none of its subscribers will be able to use it to play Blizzard's games. Sekiro will be missed, for one, as will Overwatch, and the Call Of Duty games. Nobody really wins here.

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This Razer Blade Pro laptop is £550 off and comes with more free stuff than I know what do with

Gaming laptops are usually crazy expensive compared to their desktop counterparts, but your ever faithful deals herald has managed to find one that's quite possibly the gaming laptop deal of the decade. Right now, you can get an RTX 2060 Max-Q-powered Razer Blade Pro laptop from Ebuyer for £1650. That's still a fair old whack, of course, but when you consider a Blade Pro of…

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Cloud gaming compared: are any of the services worth paying for?

It's been a long time coming, but 2020 could be the year that cloud gaming throws off the shackles of its muddied past and finally lives up to its promise of delivering lag-free, blockbuster gaming without the need for bulky, expensive hardware. There are still plenty of kinks that need ironing out, but with the launch of Google Stadia, GeForce Now and the stream-an-entire-PC outfit…

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Feature: Cheap games, graphics cards, SSDs and more

Best PC gaming deals of the week – 7th February 2020

As the great February games drought continues, it's time to seize the day and make a dent on that ever-growing Steam backlog. Or, you know, pile it up even higher by grabbing yourself some sweet deals on all those games you've been meaning to play but have somehow never quite found the time for. Indeed, this week's best PC gaming deals is stacked as high…

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Best gaming monitor 2020: top budget, ultrawide and 4K monitors

Trying to find the best gaming monitor for you and your budget can be tricky when there are so many different models to choose from, but fear not. To help you in your quest to find the best monitor for playing your favourite games on, I've put together this list of all the best gaming monitors I've tested over the last year. You'll find everything…

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Nvidia’s GeForce Now service is finally out of beta

After two years in beta, Nvidia's cloud-based streaming service GeForce Now has finally got a proper release. In fact, you can go and sign up right now if you like, as those months-long waiting lists have finally gone for good. Can it rival Google Stadia? Quite possibly. Here's everything you need to know.

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Crucial’s cheap Ballistix RAM sale continues with more deals

The sale on Crucial's Ballistix RAM continues on Amazon UK today with even more great deals on their mid-range Sport LT and RGB-ified Tactical Tracer modules. Alas, yesterday's deals on Crucial's high-end Ballistix Elite sticks have all been gobbled up now, but you can still grab a 16GB (2x 8GB) 3000MHz kit for £52.99, or an 8GB (2x 4GB) 2666MHz kit for as little as…

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Loads of Crucial Ballistix RAM is on sale right now

If you've been thinking about upgrading your PC's RAM recently, then you'll be pleased to hear that there's a big old sale on Crucial's Ballistix RAM over at Amazon UK right now. Not only can you pick up their top-end Ballistix Elite RAM on the cheap (up to 45% off for the 2x 8GB 3600MHz set), but there are loads of great savings to be…

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Best graphics card 2020: The best AMD and Nvidia GPUs for gaming

There have been a lot of new entries in our best graphics card list over the last year or so, and 2020 is looking like it's going to be just as disruptive. While we've probably seen most of the best graphics cards that Nvidia are going to release this generation, AMD are just getting started. Indeed, their Radeon RX 5600 XT has just entered our…

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Everything you need to know about upgrading your PC in 2020

Some of you love building a PC. You’re well into hardware trends and technical innovations and model numbers and all of that. This is fine and valid. But a lot of players are just not interested. They love games on the PC, but the machinery itself is irrelevant. I am one of those people. I’m not totally clueless. I know some basics. I can put…

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Best PC gaming deals of the week – 31st January 2020

It's yer deals herald again, back with even more of the best PC gaming deals you ever did see. This week, we'll be drowning our Brexit-related sorrows in some of the best PC games of all time, as there are loads of games on sale this week that have cropped up in our various Bestest Best lists this week, including Shadow Tactics: Blades Of The…

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AMD confirm loads more graphics cards for 2020

It's never a surprise when a graphics card maker announces, 'Hey, there are going to be new graphics cards this year!' but we could be seeing a lot more GPUs from AMD in 2020 than we first thought. Announced during their latest financial Q&A with investors, AMD's head lady Dr. Lisa Su confirmed that not only will we be getting refreshes of their existing Navi…

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Best gaming keyboard 2020: top mechanical, membrane and wireless keyboards

Everyone deserves to have a great keyboard for playing their favourite PC games with, so why not pick one of our bestest best gaming keyboard recommendations to make things nice and easy? Below, you'll find all the best keyboards for gaming we've tested here at RPS, from the best mechanical keyboards to the best membrane keyboards, and everything in between. Whether you're after the best…

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Best gaming mouse 2020: top wireless and wired mice

It's always a sad time when your favourite mouse gives up the ghost, and finding a replacement for your bestest best gaming mouse can be tricky. Fortunately, I'm here to help, as I've rounded up all the best gaming mice I've tested at RPS to help you find your next favourite gaming mouse. Below you'll find all my best gaming mouse recommendations for 2020, from…

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