AMD, NVIDIA and Samsung Hardware (Game Bundles: Get Civilization VI, Doom, Watch_Dogs 2 )

AMD, NVIDIA and Samsung Hardware (Game Bundles: Get Civilization VI, Doom, Watch_Dogs 2 )

From time to time companies bundle the latest games with their hardware in a bid to attract attention of gamers and to make their products more competitive. Such promotions are mutually beneficial: for gamers, it is a good way to upgrade and save some money on titles, while for companies it is an efficient way to increase sales. Recently AMD and Samsung have launched

Android Pay arrives in New Zealand

Android Pay arrives in New Zealand

Following its recent launches in Hong Kong and Poland, Android Pay is now available in New Zealand, more than four months later than for neighboring Australia. So Google’s mobile payments system is continuing its excruciatingly slow worldwide rollout unfazed, one country at a time. Android Pay can be used in New Zealand everywhere contactless payments are accepted. This includes shops and restaurants such as The Warehouse, Dominos,

Netflix

Netflix

Updated: Google’s Chromecast Ultra will be releasing in November, adding one more compatible device that will allow users to watch Netflix in 4K – original review below. Netflix, the undisputed streaming king, has joined local services Stan, Presto and Quickflix in providing Australians with the future of entertainment consumption, and now we’re ready to see how it stacks up to the competition. Now that Netflix Australia

PS4 the best cheap deals in October 2016

PS4 the best cheap deals in October 2016

best PS4 deals On this page we’re listing all of the best cheap PS4 deals in the UK so that, once you’ve decided to buy one, you can find all of the cheapest prices. Below you’ll find all of the absolute cheapest standalone PS4 deals from UK retailers, followed by our pick of what we think are the bundle deals that offer the absolute best value. The PS4 is currently available in a number of different SKUs. You can

Xbox One S the answer to PS4 Pro

Xbox One S the answer to PS4 Pro

PS4 Pro In case you missed the news yesterday, Sony announced the PS4 Pro. The shiny new console builds upon the original PS4 architecture, adding 4K resolution gaming, optimized specs for PlayStation VR, and smoother performance for past and future PS4 games. The announcement of the PS4 Pro also marks the beginning of a new breed of console generation – one where companies make more iterative upgrades to their consoles

Microsoft HoloLens

Microsoft HoloLens

Design, comfort, software and our early verdict We’ve overhauled the “Latest developments” section with all of the major HoloLens announcements since Build 2016. HoloLens, Microsoft’s augmented reality (AR) viewer, feels like the future of computing. Being upfront, the headgear that I tried at Build 2015 was “early development hardware,” and it definitely felt that way. But the potential, and how

Samsung Gear VR: Review Updated

Samsung Gear VR: Review Updated

Introduction, design and features Update: Samsung has updated its Gear VR with new features for use with the new Samsung Galaxy Note 7 – our preview of that is at the top of this article: The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 brought with it a friend: an all-new Gear VR headset. For those in the know this means a few much-needed refinements, including a more comfortable fit and better viewing angles – in part thanks to the improved

Best gaming mouse to buy

Best gaming mouse to buy

Best gaming mouse rundown PC gamers have never had it so good. While the e-sports scene is ramping up to enjoy unprecedented popularity, powerful graphics cards are becoming more affordable than ever, finally allowing PC to serve as a viable alternative to consoles. But, whether you aspire to be the next League of Legends or Call of Duty superstar or, more likely, just enjoying a few rounds of Overwatch, you’ll assuredly

How to download and play Pokemon Go right now

How to download and play Pokemon Go right now

Pokémon Go is Nintendo’s first foray into augmented reality apps for Apple and Android devices, and it has already proved to be incredibly popular, with Pokémon players around the world downloading the app and hunting for pocket monsters. Although most of the world can’t wait to catch Pokémon on their smartphones, Pokémon Go is now officially out for those in the US, UK, Canada, Germany, Australia and New Zealand

Microsoft Xbox One S Console: A Slimmer Design

Microsoft Xbox One S Console: A Slimmer Design

Today at the annual Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), Microsoft has lifted the lid on their new Xbox One console design. The Xbox One is part of the eighth generation of consoles, and was originally released in November 2013. The new Xbox One S is assumed to have similar hardware inside, however the design is taking up 40% less volume. Typically when a device changes in volume this

Digital Storm Aura 34″ All-in-One Featuring 10-Core i7-6950X and GTX 1080 GPU

Digital Storm Aura 34″ All-in-One Featuring 10-Core i7-6950X and GTX 1080 GPU

Without missing a beat with the launch of the latest Broadwell-E processors from Intel, and the highest performing graphics card ever with the NVIDIA GTX 1080, Digital Storm has shoehorned both into their 34-inch all-in-one display. There were several manufacturers showing off the 34-inch all-in-one gaming system at CES, and the curved display makes for a commanding view. The

Oculus Rift: Updates

Oculus Rift: Updates

What it’s like to wear Oculus Rift Update: At last, the first Oculus Rifts are arriving on consumers’ doorsteps. While Oculus hit its target date of March 28 for the headset’s release, only Rifts that were pre-ordered several months ago are arriving today. When I think of virtual reality, I think of immersive experiences that transport me to places, real or make-believe, I would otherwise never see. VR is the

PlayStation Vue: Updates

PlayStation Vue: Updates

PlayStation Vue is slowly shaping up to be the cable killer Sony promised it would be. Today the company announced that it would rollout nation-wide by offering three new packages – Access Slim, Core Slim and Elite Slim – that offer everything the regular packages offer, minus live local channels. We’ll revisit the score once we try the new packages for ourselves.

PlayStation Now: Updates

PlayStation Now: Updates

Introduction to PlayStation Now A lot can change in three years. Take, for example, PlayStation Now. On July 2, 2012, Sony bought the then-barely-known cloud gaming service, GaiKai, to the tune of $380 million (£242 million, AU$518). The decision was met with tepid excitement and heaps of skepticism. The excitement made sense. Though a foreign idea at the time, game-streaming sounded like an ambitious

PlayStation VR: Updates

PlayStation VR: Updates

For a minute there, I was worried that virtual reality was going to be something that was better experienced on a PC, with devices like Oculus Rift and HTC Vive the obvious leaders right now. After spending some time with the final consumer version of Sony’s PS4-exclusive headset at GDC 2016, however, I can finally put those fears to rest.

Xbox Elite Wireless Controller: Review

Xbox Elite Wireless Controller: Review

The Xbox Elite Wireless Controller came as surprise when it was first announced. Both its price ($149/£129/AU$195) and its purpose seemed misaligned with the image Microsoft wanted to put out there after the Xbox One’s slow start out of the gate. It’s expensive, extravagant and perhaps most useful for only a small niche of the Xbox community i.e. it’s everything Microsoft was trying

Nvidia GRID

Nvidia GRID

Requirements and game library In theory, Grid – Nvidia’s online game streaming service in the same vein as PlayStation Now – is a wonderfully benevolent service made exclusively for Nvidia hardware owners. It’s like the yacht club of gaming. While Sony is grabbing subscribers’ cold, hard cash hand-over-fist, Nvidia is offering 40 PC-quality games for free until June 2015 and also has a few dozen games available for

PS Vita: Updates

PS Vita: Updates

Overview The PlayStation Vita is languishing. In a recent interview Sony senior vice president Masayasu said that there are no first-party titles in development for the PS Vita. The PS Vita is the most powerful, dazzling and impressive handheld games console ever built. It packs not one but two quad-core processors, a sparkling 5-inch touchscreen OLED display,

Oculus Rift facing shipment delays; company offering free shipping to make up

Oculus Rift facing shipment delays; company offering free shipping to make up

Oculus Rift shipments started more than a week ago, with the company’s co-founder and CEO Palmer Luckey himself making the first delivery. Sadly, the company has now revealed that it’s facing component shortages due to which estimated shipping dates for some of the pre-orders have been impacted. However, to make up for the inconvenience, the company has said that it’ll be covering shipping and handling