Goodbye, Machinima: YouTube gaming channel pulls the plug after 13 years

Machinima, the popular gaming channel on YouTube, has seemingly shut down, with its content no longer accessible, and without any public announcement. Machinima was founded in 2000, and its official YouTube channel, which was launched in 2006, has accumulated more than 12 million subscribers over the years. It remains one of the biggest gaming channels […]

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Western Digital’s Black SSD is now focused on gaming, can come with a heatsink

The WD Black SN750 without a heatsink. Western Digital The WD Black SN750 with a heatsink. Western Digital A render that gives you some sense of the thickness with the heatsink attached. Western Digital It’s a gamer brand now, so of course its marketing graphics look menacing, grimdark, juvenile, and ridiculous. Western Digital Another angle […]

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Gaming worth more than video and music combined

The video games sector now accounts for more than half of the UK’s entire entertainment market, according to a new report. The industry is worth £3.86bn ($ 4.85bn) – more than double its value in 2007 – said the Entertainment Retailers Association (ERA). That makes it more lucrative than video and music combined. The success […]


Dell 27 Gaming Monitor (S2719DGF)

You don’t need to spend a couple of grand on a high-performance gaming monitor like the Editors’ Choice Acer Predator X27 to gain a good gaming experience. More modestly priced displays like the $ 529 Dell 27 Gaming Monitor (S2719DGF) can get the job done, although you will be faced with a few compromises. While […]


Alienware AW3418DW Curved Gaming Monitor review

Gaming peripherals don’t need to be garish. But what this Alienware gaming monitor lacks in flash, it makes up for in performance. With a 4ms response time, an overclockable 120Hz refresh rate, and G-Sync capabilities, it checks all the boxes for serious gamers. The 34-inch size and curved ultrawide screen don’t hurt either. The grown-up […]


ViewSonic’s 1080p gaming monitor lets you experience the action in style

Previous Next What features make a gaming monitor? If the answers are a lighting-fast 144Hz display panel, aggressive styling, and RGB lights galore, then ViewSonic may have nailed it with the XG240R. Aimed at the PC gaming market, ViewSonic’s latest 24-inch display brings a 1080p display to the table with a 144Hz refresh rate and […]


Turtle Beach Elite Pro 2 review — Innovating high-end gaming headsets

One of my favorite headsets ever was the Turtle Beach Elite Pro. Specifically, I dug the Elite Pro PC Edition that had the built-in USB connector. By swapping out the included mic for a noise-cancelling upgrade, I had a really decent headset that was excellent for communicating and even for recording voice. The Elite Pro […]


The Best Gaming Laptops for 2019

Finding the Right Portable Gaming Rig Purists will argue that you need a PC to truly play games, especially if you’re a fan of pushing the levels of graphics quality beyond the capabilities of a mobile phone or a mere gaming console. In this regard, the gaming desktop is still king, particularly when it comes […]


HP Pavilion Gaming Desktop 690

Most pre-built gaming desktops that we see use a familiar formula: Intel CPU, Nvidia graphics card. That’s why we were intrigued by the chance to test the HP Pavilion Gaming Desktop 690, which makes use of AMD silicon on both scores: a Ryzen CPU and a Radeon GPU. At $ 779 as tested (in HP’s […]


The Best Cheap Gaming Laptops for 2019

How to Buy the Best Gaming Laptop for Around $ 1,000 How do you define what makes for a “real” gaming laptop? We don’t consider any laptop a true gaming machine unless it comes with a dedicated graphics chip (aka, a “GPU”), as opposed to the integrated graphics built into the PC’s main processor. For […]


Leak reveals that Nvidia’s RTX 2060 gaming chipsets will be headed to laptops

Fans of Nvidia’s gaming chipsets will be excited to hear that a mobile version of the company’s RTX 2060 GPU will be heading to laptops, along with a Max-Q variant aimed at thin and light machines. Newly leaked pre-release benchmarks on the 2060 Mobility, run by 3DMark, appear to place the graphics chip’s performance slightly […]

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Nintendo's biggest game of 2018 proves that the gaming giant still hasn't figured out how to make online games

Nintendo Nintendo’s biggest game of 2018 is available now: “Super Smash Bros. Ultimate” is the latest entry in the long-running fighting game series, and the first on Nintendo’s Switch. The new game is already being heralded as the best in the series, and it’s deserved; the game is excellent. Unfortunately, the online multiplayer section of […]


The best gaming phones

Once mocked as the home of “filthy casuals”, the mobile gaming market has come on in leaps and bounds in the last few years. Games like Hearthstone, PubG: Mobile, and Fortnite have shown that the humble smartphone is just as good a place for digital entertainment as the black monolith parked in front of the […]


Hori Portable HD Gaming Monitor Pro

If you research buying a portable monitor, you’ll see that most such screens aim at business users looking for a secondary display for a laptop. Many fewer target general consumers, and almost none service gamers. That’s why the $ 199.99 Hori Portable HD Gaming Monitor Pro piqued our interest. Alas, though, it is not well […]