Chad Norton
on 26 August 2021 at 14:27

It's official folks, as we finally have a release date for Halo Infinite, launching on December 8th this year. The game is also now available for pre-order, and with the Steam Store page now up we finally also know the official system requirements for when the game launches in Holiday 2021.

So what kind of PC hardware is needed to run ¬¬g_id:35636[Halo Infinite]¬¬ at the minimum and recommended specs? Well, unfortunately for us Halo Infinite seems to be a pretty demanding game. If you want to play it at its best then you will need some pretty recent hardware. Minimum requirements might be a bit much for some people, especially after the ¬¬g_id:20324[Halo: The Master Chief Collection]¬¬ ran so well on PCs recently. Though if you're rocking some old mid-range hardware then you should be fine at least.

Chad Norton
on 20 August 2021 at 13:15

The time is finally upon us to take human civilization through the ages, from the neolithic tribes of yonder, to the modern contemporary setting we know today. Amplitude's latest historical strategy game is here and with big shoes to fill, but regardless how it plays, how does it perform? And what kind of hardware is needed to play Humankind at its best? We take a look at the PC performance benchmarks for Humankind...

First of all, in this PC performance benchmark article for ¬¬g_id:36149[Humankind]¬¬, we benchmark a range of graphics cards going from the higher-end ¬¬gc_id:4051[RTX 2060]¬¬; the mid-range ¬¬gc_id:3540[GTX 1060]¬¬ which is the recommended GPU; and to the lower-end ¬¬gc_id:2266[R9 380]¬¬ which is close to the minimum required GPU.

Chad Norton
on 19 August 2021 at 11:17

Alien(s) may be one of the greatest horror franchises of all time, and thankfully publisher Focus Home Interactive is letting us live out one of our wildest fantasies: to mercilessly slaughter hundreds of xenomorphs coming out of the goddamn walls, floors, and ceilings. It ain't game over yet, man.

¬¬g_id:38283[Aliens: Fireteam Elite]¬¬ launches on August 24th, but what kind of PC hardware will be needed to run it? And what hardware is needed to play the game at its best? Here we'll take a look at the official Aliens Fireteam Elite system requirements to see what you'll need to run the game...

Chad Norton
on 17 August 2021 at 12:29

Blizzard's iconic Diablo 2 is getting a much needed glow-up soon, with updated graphics and controls to bring the classic into a more modern setting, and some lucky fans have gained early access to the Open Beta recently before it opens up to more players on Wednesday. But how well does Diablo 2 Resurrected perform? And what kind of hardware is needed to play it at its best? We take a look at the PC performance benchmarks for Diablo 2 Resurrected Beta...

First of all, in this PC performance benchmark article for ¬¬g_id:37913[Diablo 2 Resurrected]¬¬, we benchmark a range of graphics cards going from the higher-end ¬¬gc_id:4051[RTX 2060]¬¬; the mid-range ¬¬gc_id:3540[GTX 1060]¬¬ which is the recommended GPU; and to the lower-end ¬¬gc_id:3068[R7 370]¬¬ which is close to the minimum required GPU.

Neil Soutter
on 10 August 2021 at 16:32

The recent issues with the PC hardware market have seen inflated prices for both graphics cards and processors alike. However, recent trends have shown GPU prices to be dropping across Europe as availability has increased significantly as well as a drop in demand for cryptocurrency mining.

Since the last report, it seems that Nvidia graphics cards have further dropped in price, whereas AMD GPUs have increased in price. The difference is only slight at the moment, and AMD’s issues can be down to limited supply still, though that will apparently improve over the next quarters.

Chad Norton
on 10 August 2021 at 15:40

Get ready to carve through swarms of zombies as the Open Beta for the upcoming Back 4 Blood is about to start soon. But for some lucky individuals they got to try it out early this last weekend, but how well does B4B perform? And what kind of hardware is needed to play it at its best? We take a look at the PC performance benchmarks for Back 4 Blood...

First of all, in this PC performance benchmark article for ¬¬g_id:35880[Back 4 Blood]¬¬, we benchmark a range of graphics cards going from the higher-end ¬¬gc_id:4051[RTX 2060]¬¬; the mid-range ¬¬gc_id:3540[GTX 1060]¬¬ which is close to the recommended GPU; and to the lower-end ¬¬gc_id:2266[R9 380]¬¬.

Neil Soutter
on 09 August 2021 at 16:25

Valve may have surprised everyone when they officially announced the Steam Deck, a handheld gaming device that is essentially a portable, mobile PC rather than an actual console. But they won’t be stopping there apparently, as they will continue to make handheld gaming devices like the Steam Deck after launch.

Greg Coomer, a Designer on the Steam Deck, recently said that Valve wants to “continue making devices in this product line” and even possibly start a new line of devices that other manufacturers will follow. Valve CEO and co-founder Gabe Newell himself even iterated they want other manufacturers to make their own version of a Steam Deck.

Chad Norton
on 09 August 2021 at 12:52

The wait is nearly over as the upcoming co-op Action-Shooter that is a spiritual successor to the beloved Left 4 Dead series is finally releasing an Open Beta this week so players can get a chance to taste the action early. But what kind of PC specs are needed to run the Back 4 Blood Open Beta?

Developer Turtle Rock Studios hasn't given us the official ¬¬g_id:35880[Back 4 Blood]¬¬ PC system requirements yet, but they have revealed some recommended PC specs for the upcoming Open Beta to see if our systems are up to snuff, and it seems like they're not too demanding.

Chad Norton
on 07 August 2021 at 17:00

PC peripherals have long been a staple of PC gaming. Sure you can hook up a PC to a monitor with a bog standard keyboard and mouse and call it a day, but why do that when you can enhance your setup with some specific gaming hardware?

However, is it even worth it? Gaming chairs have long been a contentious debate online, with some claiming they are overpriced for what they are and to just get a normal office chair instead. This isn’t anything new, as we have long seen specifically ‘gaming’ branded peripherals that are essentially overpriced copies of cheaper products that are not aimed towards gamers.

Chad Norton
on 07 August 2021 at 11:00

No matter how you feel about virtual reality gaming, the market is steadily improving. That also means more games being developed for the platform, but we still need a big push to make it even more mainstream. According to several sources, Sony is planning to develop “console-quality AAA games” for the PlayStation VR 2.

According to multiple reports, Sony recently held a 90-minute developer conference for potential developers for the upcoming PlayStation VR 2 (the next-gen version of Sony’s VR headset compatible with PlayStation 5 consoles). In it, they reportedly discussed some very interesting news for VR fans.