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Cautious Optimism – Steam Machines Revealed

At CES 2014 Valve unveiled a whole new bunch of Steam Machines associated with a number of different hardware manufacturers. Some of these machines are absolute monsters, while almost all are more powerful then PS4/XB1. So why am I slightly concerned? Well when Valve first announced that they wanted to push Gaming PCs into the living room, one of the things you expect is a similar price to consoles. With the Xbox at £449 and the PS4 around the sub £400 mark, most people expected Valve to push low end (for PC, but still console beating specs) and on the side offer high spec options. If you own a PC and are a heavy gamer, chances are you will...

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Christmas Comes Early – Sapphire 7870 GHz 2GB Dual-X Cheapest Price Ever

If you know your graphics card you will realise that this AMD Radeon 7870 GHz 2GB card by Sapphire is a monster of a card which would of set you back over £300 not too long ago. However now you can have a 2GB Dual-X version (based off the 7900 series) for only £119.99 delivered from Amazon. This is an incredible price for a grpahics card that will do 1080p Ultra for any game on the market right now including the current benchmark Battlefield 4.  Plus by next year it will be even faster as it will support AMD Mantle technology which is rumoured to boost speed on some games by up to 20%. Unless you have a 4K...

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Official Sony PS4 Unboxing Video is Daft Punk Weird!

Showing more than a little “tribute” to Daft Punk, Sony is clearly fed up with all the typical YouTube unboxing videos and has decided to go its own way with this crazy over the top unboxing video for the PlayStation 4 featuring Shuhei Yoshida, the president of Sony Worldwide Studios.   So what do you get in a PS4? PS Plus Network Voucher (Doesn’t add if you already have an active subscription), Quick Start Guide Dual Shock 4 Controller HDMI Cable Power Cord (no external brick ala XBox One) Mono Headset USB Charging Cable (For Dual Shock 4) 500GB PlayStation 4 Console Like I say, the video is very over the top, and we will have to wait and...

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The PS4 / XB1 Come out in a Few Weeks… Time To Get a PS3

With the imminent release of the PlayStation 4 and XBox One there is no better time to buy a PS3. Really? Oh yes. The PS4 retails for £399 with a game (Killzone Shadow Fall), and the Xbox One £459 (with COD Ghosts). With either console you can knock £40 odd off and get the console by its self, and in the case of the PS4 play some good free to play games like Blacklight Retribution. But none of the exclusive launch titles are Triple A titles, and games like Ghosts, FIFA, Assassins Creed 4 you can get on the current gen, never mind being much cheaper on PC.  So what else can you get for your money this pre...

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How to Build a Budget Steam Box Today for under £500 (February 2013)

    The Valve SteamBox is one of my most anticipated pieces of hardware this year. Although you will have to wait until Autumn to get your hands on their brand of PC gaming in the living room. Or do you? With the push to smaller, quieter PCs, you can now get plenty of power with smooth good looking graphics for very little money. In this article I will look at how to buy a Steambox today for under £500. Now this build will be to my personal “wants” in terms of specifications. Some people will prefer the speed of an SSD, while others will have a different preference in graphics card. This is the benefit of a Steambox...

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Why the NVidia Shield is My Most Wanted Piece of Tech in 2013

The portable games console, the Nvidia Shield is looking at being a surprise hit of 2013. This open sourced handheld games console allows streaming to HDTVs/monitors and even your PC. Plus it has its main party trick, streaming PC games to it. Based on a stock Android Jelly Bean, the Nvidia Shield will be an open platform gaming device, with the full Android back catalog available to play. So why do I want one? And what problems do NVidia face? What the Nvidia, and the Play Store lack are mutliplayer games. There are very few, and even less good, online mutliplayer console style games on Android. Shadowgun shows the potential, but we need to see the big name games/brands like Dead...

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