After the last 344.75 NVIDIA driver update, I thought maybe we might not get any more updates until the New Year. Certainly I wasn't expecting to move from the R343 category of drivers to R346, but today NVIDIA has done just that. This is also one of the rare instances where NVIDIA has released a beta driver this year; the last official beta came back in June with 340.43, after which NVIDIA had six straight WHQL updates. You can find the drivers at the usual place. I have to be clear, however: NVIDIA's driver numbers can often be something of a mystery, and this is a great example. One look at the full release notes (PDF) and I have to ask: why is this 347.09...

HP Phoenix h9-1120t System Review: HP's Gaming Desktop Round Two with Tahiti and Ivy Bridge

Less than four months ago we had in for review HP's entry to the gaming desktop market, the Phoenix. We found that it was a compelling product that served...

33 by Dustin Sklavos on 6/19/2012

iBuyPower's Valkyrie CZ-17 Rides In

Ordinarily we try to avoid posting announcements of every new notebook system from individual boutique vendors since most of the time what they're really announcing is that they're carrying...

6 by Dustin Sklavos on 6/18/2012

Laptop Graphics Face Off: Diablo III Performance

Blizzard’s latest iteration of their hack ‘n slash Diablo series is making plenty of news, and we managed to get a copy for testing purposes. If you haven’t read...

87 by Jarred Walton on 5/26/2012

Diablo III Coming on May 15

After a few delays and many recitations of Blizzard's "We'll release it when it's ready" mantra, Diablo III finally has a release date: May 15th. On that date, Blizzard's...

46 by Craig Getting on 3/15/2012

HP Phoenix h9se: The Pavilion Goes Beyond Thunderdome

Outside of the Envy series and the bygone era of Voodoo (anyone remember the Blackbird?), HP hasn't exactly been a brand associated with high performance gaming desktops, at least...

40 by Dustin Sklavos on 2/29/2012

Alienware's X51 is Coming

Alienware held a launch party in chilly San Francisco, California tonight to launch their upcoming X51 desktop. If you've been following them on Facebook, they've been doing a bit...

27 by Dustin Sklavos on 1/17/2012

ION Audio Expands iCade Lineup with iCade Core, iCade Mobile, and iCade Jr.

ION Audio's iCade, the faux-retro Bluetooth arcade cabinet for the iPad and iPad 2, is getting some company this year: the company is currently showing off the new iCade...

1 by Andrew Cunningham on 1/9/2012

Introducing the 2012 Mobile Benchmark Matrix

Testing computer hardware can be a difficult process. On the one hand there’s a desire for more information and benchmarks, and on the other hand there’s a desire for...

48 by Jarred Walton on 1/6/2012

HP Omni27 All-In-One, Pavilion HPE Phoenix h9 Gaming PC Shipping January 8

HP has announced two desktop PCs for the United States ahead of CES next week: the Omni27, a 27" all-in-one that follows the general design of the TouchSmart lineup...

6 by Andrew Cunningham on 1/4/2012

Mobile Game Roundup: Dragon Fantasy, Stay Alive, Spelltower, and Time Ducks

It's that time of the year again - this weekend, many of you without smartphones, iPod, or iPads are likely to get one, and those of you who have...

9 by Andrew Cunningham on 12/22/2011

Alan Wake Coming to PC in Early 2012

Today Remedy announced plans to finally bring their psychological thriller Alan Wake to PC via Steam early next year. The developer will also be including the game’s two pieces...

16 by Craig Getting on 12/14/2011

Humble Indie Bundle 4 Available

The Humble Indie Bundle team today launched the pay-what-you-want Humble Indie Bundle 4 just in time for the holidays - the bundle included WIndows, OS X, and Linux versions...

14 by Andrew Cunningham on 12/13/2011

BioWare Unveils Command & Conquer: Generals 2

At the Spike TV Video Game Awards, BioWare announced it is working on Command & Conquer: Generals 2. A new BioWare studio, BioWare Victory, is developing the PC-exclusive real-time...

36 by Craig Getting on 12/11/2011

Microsoft Releases Metro-themed Xbox 360 Dashboard Update

At some point today, Microsoft will issue an update for the Xbox 360 that will roll out the latest set of changes to its gaming console, most prominently a...

28 by Andrew Cunningham on 12/6/2011

Puget Systems Deluge Updated with NVIDIA Surround Results

Once NVIDIA dropped the 290 series beta driver, we were able to test the Puget Systems Deluge's pair of GeForce GTX 580s in triple-monitor surround. There's good news and...

3 by Dustin Sklavos on 11/30/2011

PS3 System Software Version 4.00 Adds Vita Support

Sony has released System Software version 4.00 for PlayStation 3 owners. This update primarily supports integration with the PlayStation Vita, which is launching in Japan on December 17 (the...

3 by Andrew Cunningham on 11/30/2011

Game Review: Jurassic Park: The Game

Movie tie-ins are nothing new to gaming. They crop up repeatedly throughout the industry’s history, as both successes and failures. For every good Star Wars-licensed game, there’s a bad...

8 by Craig Getting on 11/29/2011

Skyrim 1.2 Patch Due on Nov. 30

It should come as no surprise that The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim launched with a whole host of bugs. Bethesda RPGs are renowned for their massive worlds, but with...

58 by Craig Getting on 11/28/2011

NVIDIA Posts 290.36 GeForce Beta Drivers

NVIDIA today released beta version 290.36 of its GeForce driver package for desktops running Windows XP, Vista, and 7 and laptops running Windows Vista and 7. Like previous releases...

6 by Andrew Cunningham on 11/28/2011

Puget Systems Deluge: Revisiting the Art of Custom With X79

It's been a little while since we've had a Puget Systems desktop in, and so far we haven't yet tested any of their big dog gaming machines. Everything else...

72 by Dustin Sklavos on 11/24/2011

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