Gaming

At a Glance: 8Bitdo SN30 Pro+ Review

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. In the last few years, nostalgic video game devices like Nintendo’s NES Classic and Sony’s PlayStation Classic have been all the rage. It’s clear that many adult gamers today want to recreate the gaming experience they had as children, but buying a shrunken down game system isn’t the only way to do this. 8Bitdo’s SN30

Parallels 15 Boosts PC Game Performance on Macs With DirectX 11

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Despite all of Apple’s success over the last few decades, the Windows software ecosystem is undeniably larger. That’s particularly true if you’re a gamer. Many AAA titles never launch on Mac, and those that do often arrive late. Parallels just announced a new version of its Mac software that makes gaming performance better, so you

It Looks Like Sega Nailed the Genesis Mini

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Nintendo hit on a winning formula when it launched the NES Classic in 2016. Gamers clamored to get their hands on this plug-and-play gateway to gaming history. The SNES Classic followed, and then Sony tried its hand at mini consoles with the disappointing Playstation Classic. Sega’s effort has taken longer, but it’s almost ready for

Microsoft: Xbox Next Will Bring Faster Load Times, 60fps, Backward Compatibility

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. The next console generation is less than 18 months away, and Microsoft is starting to share a little more information about what it’s prioritizing for the next generation of Xbox consoles. Playability, load times, and backward compatibility for controllers and software are all top priorities for Redmond with the launch of Xbox Next. “I think

Why 110-Degree Temps Are Normal for AMD’s Radeon 5700, 5700 XT

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. AMD has published a blog post discussing how temperatures and thermals are calculated on its Navi GPUs. There has been some concern in the enthusiast community about the temperatures posted by reference cards, given that these GPUs can report thermal junction temps of up to 110 degrees Celsius. This is substantially hotter than the old

No, AMD Hasn’t Quit Making Reference 5700 and 5700 XT GPUs

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. There’s an odd rumor going around that AMD has killed off its reference RX 5700 and RX 5700 XT GPU designs, or that it intends to do so once AIB’s custom cards are in-market. It started with French site Cowcatland, which ran the following headline: The translation of that headline states that AMD’s reference GPUs

Minecraft’s Long-Promised Super-Duper 4K Graphics Pack Is Canceled

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. A little over two years ago, Minecraft developer Mojang announced that Minecraft would be receiving an awesome, amazing, incredible graphics update. The new Super Duper Graphics Pack (we didn’t name it) was supposed to introduce a swath of new graphics features, including 4K textures, rippling water, cleaner lines, a different lighting engine, dynamic shadows, edge

Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo Will Require Loot Box Drop Rate Disclosures

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Loot boxes have been controversial since they were introduced. That controversy was turbo-charged back in 2017, when EA and DICE decided to make the entire economy of Star Wars Battlegrounds II entirely dependent on randomized loot box drops and insanely long grinds. That particular shameful cash grab may have exploded in the company’s face like

At a Glance: SteelSeries Rival 710 Review

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. SteelSeries’ Rival 700 gaming mouse quickly became one of the company’s most noteworthy products when it launched in 2016 thanks to its high-performance and intriguing feature set. SteelSeries is now attempting to build on the success of the Rival 700 with its new Rival 710 gaming mouse, but this new product may not have much

Google Is Testing ‘Play Pass’ App and Game Subscription on Android

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Google seems to be planning an answer to the upcoming Apple Arcade service, which the iPhone maker will launch later this year. The so-called “Google Play Pass” has appeared in the Play Store for a small number of users. The service offers a selection of premium apps and games with no ads or in-app purchases