This week the folks behind the custom-constructed gaming PC collection known as Maingear have announced they’re rolling with Intel’s newest hardware. Working with Intel’s new 8-Core Extreme Processor in their lineup, they’ll be releasing their hardware to the public as soon as possible.
Welcome to the next chapter in the Saints Row saga. The team at Deep Silver Uk have made with the teaser for the next installment, and there’s no hint of the number 5. Five would make general sense, given the last four were called Saints Row (insert number here), but there’s no sense when it comes to the attitude and general cockiness of the Saints Row series.
Here in the late Summer of 2014 we’re having a look at a gaming PC from Alienware that’s continuing to aim for console-beating power after nearly a year out in the wild. This review isn’t like most SlashGear reviews where we review a product early - sometimes before it’s on the market. Instead we’re taking a quick look at how this device squares off against the PS4, the Xbox One, and other similarly-sized competitors.
Qualcomm has traditionally been seen as a mountain, mighty yet unmoving. The hype first around octa-core processors and then 64-bit CPUs have not spurred it into a frenzy like its competitors have. Now, however, the giant has woken up and is ready to unleash the Snapdragon 615, expected to stir up the SoC market with its 64-bit octa-core goodness.
In a little over a month from the time this article is posted, Microsoft will be holding an event to preview Windows 9. While we’ve heard a bit about this software - code-named "Threshold" - before, this event will be designed to let loose the full bucket of beans.
Acer has outed a new Chrome OS machine, the Chromebox CXI Series, bringing Google's cloud-centric platform to the desktop with prices kicking off at under $180. Rather than build on the Tegra K1-powered Chromebook 13, however, the CXI Series borrows its specs from the well-esteemed C7 Chromebook series, with an Intel chip at its heart.
We've heard great stories of people on Minecraft creating incredible masterpieces, from dreamy yet blocky castles to the USS Enterprise. Some, however, really take things to the extreme, like a certain player going by the pseudonym "smellytring" who posted snapshots on Imgur explaining how he or she built a 1 KB, yes kilobyte, hard drive using only the materials and tools that Minecraft bestows.
Acer has taken the wraps off of its latest gaming notebooks, the Aspire V Nitro series, along with a clutch of new 4K2K and WQHD displays for those who demand extra pixels. Powered by a choice of 4th- or 5th-gen Intel Core processors paired with NVIDIA GeForce graphics up to GTX 860M, the Aspire V Nitro range will be offered in 15- and 17-inch sizes, with the range topped by the Aspire V Nitro-Black Edition.
Gaming PCs may be nothing new, but Alienware is hoping to do something different with its new Alpha console: deliver the flexibility of a PC but with the turn-key convenience of a traditional console. Rather than waiting for Valve to finish SteamOS, NVIDIA opted to create its own Alpha UI so that gamers could control the console from their couch. It's an intriguing strategy, especially as consoles like Xbox One and PlayStation 4 try to extend their own reach into multimedia and entertainment; read on for five Alpha highlights.