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Grand Theft Auto V Benchmarked, Performance Review

PC gamers are finally getting their chance to play the latest entry in the Grand Theft Auto series. Rockstar has made many improvements to the PC version, including increased resolution and graphical detail, denser traffic, greater draw distances, upgraded AI, new wildlife, and advanced weather and damage effects. So far GTA V looks to be truly optimized for PC and we are set to test the heck of it now.

AMD FreeSync Review: Laying the groundwork for the ideal adaptive sync standard

While they may be entering the market second with their version of the technology, AMD has laid the groundwork with FreeSync for the ideal adaptive sync standard going forward. The company has delivered on their promises to create a cheaper, more flexible, open standard for variable refresh. We go through some of the main differences with Nvidia's G-Sync, our impressions gaming on a FreeSync monitor, and OEMs crucial role for FreeSync to reach its full potential.

Cities: Skylines publisher isn't overly concerned by piracy

Following a successful launch for Cities: Skylines, publisher Paradox Interactive noticed a significant increase in the amount of people who are pirating the game. Rather than giving the gaming world an unnecessary lecture on why piracy is destroying the gaming industry,…

Alienware 15 Review: Designed for high-end gaming

Designed for high-end gaming, the Alienware 15 packs powerful hardware rivalling decent gaming desktops. To make sure we got the message that they mean business, Dell sent us the top-spec model to review: 15.6-inch Ultra HD display, a GeForce GTX 980M dedicated GPU, a Core i7-4710HQ processor, 16 GB RAM, and 1.5 TB of storage split between a hard drive and SSD. This is one seriously powerful laptop.

Alienware 15 review

Assassin's Creed: Rogue on PC can track your eyes

Assassin's Creed: Rogue, the last-gen console title from Ubisoft and effective sequel to Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, will be hitting PC on March 10 (assuming it's not delayed). While the game will mostly be the same as what launched…

Alienware 13 Review + Graphics Amplifier: Portability and Desktop Power

With the new Alienware 13 you get a gaming-class portable machine with the added benefit of connecting the Graphics Amplifier. The Amplifier houses a standard desktop GPU and power supply. When it’s plugged in, the mobile GPU in the laptop is disabled, and all the graphics power comes from the Amplifier, improving graphics performance substantially.

The Steam Holiday Sale has begun

If you're a PC gamer, now would be a good time to prepare your wallet for cheap PC games, as yet another Steam sale has begun. The Steam Holiday Sale, which begun today and offers massive discounts on a range…

Op-ed: New video games shouldn't be so broken

It seems these days that a big game just can't launch without some kind of technical issue. The accepted response to this by both consumers and the press seems to be "well, that sucks, but it'll probably get fixed soon".…

Roundup: 12 Favorite PC Games

PC gamers have got a pretty great thing going. Interesting, experimental indie games? Yup. The shiniest, most visually impressive versions of big-budget games? Yeah, they get a lot of those, too. Let's say you've recently joined the ranks of the PC elite. What games should you install? Well, you can start out with the games listed on this roundup.

EA has already started Origin's Black Friday games sale

Black Friday doesn't officially start for another couple of days, but that hasn't stopped EA from launching a sale through their Origin game delivery service a little bit early. The Origin Black Friday Sale (or Mega Sale as it's known…