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PlayStation Plus February Is a Beauty For PS3 – Last Chance for free Borderlands 2!

If you own or have just ordered a PS3, and you are not subscribed to PlayStation Plus then get subscribed as soon as possible. You can do this via a 90 day PS Plus subscription (pay no more than £9) or a 365 day subscription (£30 is a good price). Why? Because you will get not only the new games for February, but also your subscription will overlap for the final days of January, which means you get the superb duo of Devil May Cry and Borderlands 2 (PS3). For February they are being replaced with the 94 Metacritic scored Bioshock Infinite and 80 scored Metro Last Light. Both are very good games, Metro Last Light is the kind of...

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Nvidia Maxwell 750 GTX Ti Feburary Release – Rumor

While this is just a rumour, it has quiet a bit of backing. Since Nvidia have been very quiet for a while on the next generation “Maxwell” based Nvidia GTX graphics cards, today some websites are claiming a 18th of February launch for the new graphics card which will replace the GTX 650 TI and will run on a 28nm process. It should retail around the £130-160 mark, putting it in direct competition to the Radeon R9 270. The difference with the new Maxwell cards is they use unified virtual memory. The marketing blurb is “The goal of UVM is basically to use page faults in the virtual memory systems to detect when a piece of memory is being...

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DEAL – AMD FX8320 Black Edition 8 Core 3.5Ghz/4.0GHz – £107.97 Amazon

This deal for the superb FX8320 Black Edition processor from AMD come hot from the latest Kaveri APUs being released. This one is for serious gamers, who have a graphics card already (or plan to get one in a system build.  The FX8320 is a superb processor, featuring 8, EIGHT, core running at 3.5GHz (with turbo to 4.0GHz). And this is known to be a very overclockable CPU, so performance can be pushed even further even with the stock cooler. With modern console games having to be optimised for 8 cores, this will mean that PC games will also finally start to take advantage of more than four cores regularly. This combined with AMD Mantle, should help boost the...

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AMD A10-7850K and A10-7700K Kaveri APUs are here – HTPC / Small Factor Beasts – From £119.99

AMD have carved themselves a good niche with their APUs. Having the processor combined with a good onboard graphics card for low cost, has proved very successful in laptops, and ideal for HTPC and small form factor PCs. Not having to worry about a large graphics card in a tiny PC has a lot of advantages, nevermind the costs sometimes involved. With the new Xbox One and the PlayStation 4 having modified versions of these APUs in them, we know the potential power can be there, and the latest Kaveri APUs have had budget gamers excited with this prospect. What Systems are Kaveri AMD APUs for? What are the Options If you have a good mid range or above...

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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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DEAL – Cruicial 240GB SSD CT240M500SSD1 only £100… and 79p!

Give yourself the gift of speed this Christmas with an unbelievable price on one of, if not THE top brand SSD on the market Crucial. This CT240M500SSD1 offers superb performance, easily a match to the also superb Samsung 840 Series, and thanks to Amazon a great price. It offers read speeds of over 500MB/s in a SATA3 laptop or PC.  This will make an enormous difference to a slow or even a fast PC if it has a traditional 5400rpm/7200rpm hard drive. The bottleneck to almost any PC/Mac is the hard drive. With 240GB on offer this CT240M500SSD1 is great for laptops as it means you don’t have to rely on external storage, as you may have to with...

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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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