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How video games are driving the need for faster internet
Video games are driving the need for internet services that are lightning fast and free of lag or latency, especially as many games now rely on the internet to provide an excellent gaming experience.
NVIDIA's ray tracing graphics are coming to Minecraft
Prepare your pixel spades, because Minecraft is the latest game to get the real-time ray tracing treatment, thanks to NVIDIA and Microsoft.
Govt support could turn NZ's game industry into billion-dollar boom
Grinding Gear Games’ hugely successful RPG Path of Exile has showcased the local gaming industry – last year Tencent purchased Grinding Gear Games for more than $100 million.
Waikato Uni opens NZ's first esports arena
"People are still of the opinion that gamers are the nerds in the corner who have no social skills, doing something that won’t take you anywhere in life. But this initiative is a step towards showing people that esports can lead to many opportunities in a billion-dollar industry.”
Hands-on review: MSI Trident X Plus 9SD-074AU gaming PC
We look at one of the hottest and sexiest gaming rigs available on the local market
Hands-on review: The Elgato Stream Deck makes streaming so much easier
Too lazy to tell your Twitter followers that you’re online? No problem - just pre-populate a tweet, assign it to one of the 15 keys and you can send it whenever you like.
Logitech shows off the products you have to stock
The company showcased the hottest products across its office, gaming and audio brands – here are the must-haves for your shelves this summer.
Game review - Wolfenstein: Youngblood
The game is designed to be played co-operatively, with each player controlling one of the sisters. You can play solo with an AI sister, but it’s pretty clear that the developers have not refined the game for Johnny-no-mates players.
Hands-on review: Ryzen 3000 meets ASUS PRO WS X570-ACE workstation
This is not only a gamechanger, it’s an all-new revolution for modern personal computing.
Forget the lag - we go hands-on with the ROG Rapture GT-AC2900 router
Setup is a breeze, and performance will have you grinning like the Cheshire Cat. ROG fans will appreciate the complimentary styling matching their other ROG kit.
rFactor 2 entries to open for $1m World's Fastest Gamer prize
Keen esports racers who use the rFactor sim racing platform might just be able to race their way to the grand prize.
Winner winner, chicken dinner! China esports teams takes out top PUBG prize
Chinese esports team TOP ESPORTS took out the top prize of US$180,000 and a limited BAPE x PUBG Mobile Outfit as part of the PUBG MOBILE Club Open Global Finals this week.
Gaming industry a rising target of cyber-attacks – Akamai
“Gamers are a niche demographic known for spending money, so their financial status is also a tempting target.”
Serial killer or victim of the times? Unravel the case of Black Widow
The Black Widow allows players to investigate the true case of Australia’s first female serial killer, Louisa Collins.
Corsair buys custom gaming PC firm Origin PC
"We’re excited to combine our efforts to create new world-class gaming experiences for PC gamers.”
Game review: Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled - the hardest Switch racing game
The difficulty provides hardcore gamers with a challenge that will keep them playing.
Kickstarter campaign brings 80s games back in a handheld console
Lyra can virtually emulate any game console of the classic era, making it possible for you to carry hundreds of them in your pocket.
Ditch the disc: Xbox One S All-Digital Edition lands in NZ next month
It’s set to be a version of the Xbox One S with one distinctive difference: it has no disc drive.
Acer's $5k gaming monitor promises speed and brightness
Acer has given the world a sneak preview of its new Predator X35 gaming monitor, due to be released from August 1.
Game review: Planet Coaster - Ghostbusters expansion (PC)
Theme park management game, Planet Coaster, gets a rather spooky expansion with Planet Coaster: Ghostbusters.
The 80s are calling: Commodore 64 gets a remake
In the last few years we’ve seen a bunch of remakes and releases of some of the old gaming platforms like the Sega Mega Drive, PS One and the Super Nintendo – but why stop there?
AMD unleashes the ultimate PC gaming platform
AMD Radeon RX 5700 series graphics cards redefine what is possible in 1440p gaming.
Hands-on review: Is game streaming your thing? This kit is essential
The Game Capture HD60 S is a portable capture device, perfect for streamers and content creators at all levels.
Game review: F1 2019 (PC)
The game models tyre wear, fuel efficiency and aerodynamics among other physical attributes of the cars. Expert players can tune cars with more efficient set-ups and even make adjustments on the fly - whilst racing.