When it comes to storage no doubt SSD technology is where it's at, especially in the sleek on-board M2 form that many now use as their main drive for Windows and key apps - see: games. But what happens when you want many terabytes of room for hoarding all of your digital goodies? Well, that's where something like the Seagate BarraCuda SATA3 hard drive steps in.
In terms of new graphics tech that arrived in the PC gaming landscape in 2019 the most notable is without a doubt real-time ray tracing - powered by NVIDIA's RTX line of GPUs. From the groundbreaking next-gen visuals of Remedy's Control to the seamless open-world lighting of Metro Exodus. With gaming's biggest franchise - Call of Duty - going 'RTX On', we break down its use of the technology.
We're back with our [now] traditional Top 10 Best Games of 2019 list. To remind regulars, and inform newcomers, this list is a reflective best of from your magnanimous co-managing editors in Kosta and yours truly. This is in no way representative of review scores or to placate publishers, rather what we have here is a personal list of the Top 10 Best Games of 2019 after days of deliberation, which will also be followed up with an Honourable Mentions features.
And this is just Day One, kicking off deliberately on New Year's Day, of a 10 day shout out of our best games of 2019.
With both the PlayStation 5 and the Xbox Series X featuring custom CPU and GPU hardware by AMD the big question at the moment - without hardware specs - comes down to the difference between the two. Based on rumours and industry speculation the feeling is that Microsoft's next-gen Xbox will be the more powerful of the two, but both the PS5 and the Xbox Series X will be comparable in performance.
As most Tenno brace for space-combat aboard their very own Railjack as part of the new Empyrean update for Warframe - the most recent update to the game also brought a new Prime variant, this time to the Queen of Stealth Ivara. This updated and upgraded version of the popular frame is a sight to behold, cementing her status as the frame of choice for the most stealthiest of space ninjas out there.
With text on a slide, as part of a presentation by NVIDIA boss Jen-Hsun Huang, stating that an RTX 2080 (in gaming laptop form) is "> Next Gen Console" - as in more powerful than the upcoming PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. With both consoles featuring custom AMD graphics hardware that will support real-time ray-tracing this was a weird way to draw attention to the growing market of portable high-end gaming laptops.
Highlighting the work carried out on the single-player story-driven off-shoot to Star Citizen over the course of 2019. Squadron 42 is positioning itself as the spiritual successor to Wing Commander and has been in development since at least 2012, featuring a star-studded cast including Mark Hamill, Gary Oldman, Gillian Anderson, and more.
With its suite of features and high-end click tech offering some the most advanced wireless mouse tech to date, the new Razer Basilisk Ultimate is every bit the premium product. Quite literally, as the high-price point make this the sort of "if money were no object" pieces of hardware that always impresses.
Arriving only a few days after debuting on PC, which is a first for Warframe, the big Empyrean update is now available for PS4 and Xbox One players. As per our recent preview, this game-changing expansion adds large-scale space battles where squads can pilot a large ship in new dynamic missions.
A couple of months back we reported that the 1997 adventure game Blade Runner from Westwood (the studio behind Command & Conquer), was now playable on modern hardware thanks to support being added to the ScummVM emulator. And now, the game is available to purchase, digitally, via GOG.com.
As per a new job listing from EA which is looking for a Senior Software Engineer for a new Star Wars game described as a "third person action/adventure". With the release of the solid Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order from Respawn Entertainment, there's a good chance that this job listing could be in reference to a sequel.
Which adds to back buttons or panel-style buttons to the underside of the PlayStation 4 Dualshock controller that can be remapped and configured to your liking. Arriving at the tail-end of the console's life-cycle in February 2020 - this weirdly timed official attachment also includes an mini-OLED to display real-time information.
Those crafty Minecraft expert builders out there have gone all out on what we think might be the most impressive Minecraft build of all time, creating a 'version' of Cyberpunk 2077's Night City based off all available trailers and video deep-dives, reiterating that this is not CD Projekt RED's Night City. And it's damn impressive.