Stressed about social distancing, confused about lockdowns, and generally feeling like the world has gone topsy turvy? You need some good old fashioned geeky retail therapy, and the good folks at Acer have your back with a slew of new computers to tempt your wallet and distract you from 24-hour news — or help you stream it faster. Your choice.
I have never wanted to “get away” more than the months spanning the COVID-19 pandemic, where my family was being extremely cautious and avoided public places. What a better way to escape than through virtual reality? The HTC Vive Cosmos Elite was an extremely welcome break from the monotony thanks to the immersive experience. The kit retails for $899.
When most people think about buying digital games for their PC, they immediately think of Steam, and perhaps GoG (Good Old Games) if they are into classic games. But more recently, Epic Games, known for their games Unreal and Gears of War and the widely-used Unreal Engine, has launched their own store.
Kingston Technology and HyperX Gaming have you covered for Shelter in Place, Work from Home, or just plain PC gaming with their line of computer accessories. The new Nucleum USB-C Hub is the one hub to rule them all, the HyperX Alloy Origins keyboard is a delight to type with, and the HyperX Pulsefire Dart is an excellent wireless mouse.
We seem to have hit another golden era of Vampire games – the early 2000s gave us Vampire: The Masquerade Redemption and Bloodlines, and recently we have seen a few games announced or released including Vampyr, Vampire: The Masquerade The Coteries of New York, the upcoming Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodlines 2 and the adventure RPG, Nighthawks.
Last week the final entry in the Skywalker Saga – Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker – arrived on BluRay in stores (it has been out for digital purchase for a few weeks), and I thought it might be worthwhile to look back at the Sequel Trilogy and compare it to the original Star Wars Expanded Universe (EU) that was ‘purged from canon’ when Disney took over the franchise.
Gaming computing is a whole different world; while business laptops focus on portability and battery life, and consumers want thin and light, gaming is all about power and shaving precious seconds off every mouse click and keystroke. Lenovo hasn’t forgotten the gaming community, and they’ve got an updated Legion notebook as well as a slew of monitors and other accessories.
It’s a good year to be in the market for a high-end computer monitor. There are curved monitors, HD resolutions that are off the charts, and sizes for everyone’s needs. Samsung’s getting into it too with two new gaming monitors for serious screen time.
EVOO is Walmart’s latest private-label gaming laptop brand and they’re well-specced at a surprisingly affordable price. Tuned by THX, Ltd., renowned for the certification of world-class cinemas, these laptops feature THX Spatial Audio technology for immersive audio as well as displays that provide vibrant colors and crisp contrast. These new laptops start at an impressive MSRP of $1,199.
Over the past two weeks the world has been in an uproar about NBA 2k20, a basketball video game that comes out yearly with what could be considered minor gameplay changes, but updated rosters. However, minus a few grievances, NBA 2k20 has been my favorite of the franchise in recent years.
Neverwinter Nights (NWN) is a 2002 PC role-playing game (RPG) developed by Bioware as the follow-up to their classic Baldur’s Gate II: Shadows of Amn, which is regarded as one of the greatest games ever made.
Lenovo knows that deep down, we all want to be Jedis. Who doesn’t look good with a laser sword and a bathrobe? They’ve already tapped into that primal desire with their Star Wars Jedi Challenges Augmented Reality game, and now they’re adding more features, plus a chance to play as everyone’s favorite moody emo darkside guy, Kylo Ren.
Over the past week, I began and finished my first custom PC build (look for my upcoming article detailing my experience and insights). Intended for everyday use, yet powerful enough to handle the major AAA game releases for the foreseeable future, I decided it was time to finally upgrade my standard headset and mic that came with my Xbox.
Video games are no stranger to criticism. Over the years, they’ve been blamed for encouraging laziness, fostering the development of brain rot (or other cognitive limitations), and even increasing violence (despite no real evidence to back up the claim). But like any technology, video games aren’t inherently good or evil; all that matters is how you use them. There are actually several benefits to playing video games regularly, and with the right gadgets and devices in tow, you can enhance…
Anyone who tells you there’s no innovation or growth in the PC market isn’t paying attention to gaming. Companies are finding new ways to cram power, heat management, and serious displays into smaller and sleeker cases. Lenovo is all-in with a whole slew of new Legion gaming PCs ranging from super-portable to super-powerful.
No matter how much gaming seems to shift to mobile devices these days, there will always be a need for bigger, faster, stronger processing to push the video game experience to new levels. Dell and Alienware have been on the forefront of these devices for some time now, and they’re hitting the hardcore gamers as well as budget-conscious buyers with their new lineups.
I don’t normally cover video games for Gear Diary; they just aren’t on my radar. But this week we received a pitch for a video game that made me so angry, I’m pretty sure my women’s studies degree became sentient, broke out of the frame in my office, and is currently trying to escape the building to protest. I’m glad it can’t, though, because then the creator of the Super Seducer video game might hit on it.
It’s not often that a monitor really piques my interest, but the Dell UltraSharp 38 Curved Monitor has done just that. The company’s first 37.5 ultrawide curved screen monitor will be perfect for anyone who needs a lot of screen room while using multiple windows.
This is a sponsored post on behalf of Lenovo. All opinions are mine. Judie reviewed the Android version of the Lenovo Yoga Book last month and loved it. She just finished using it while covering CES 2017 and has enjoyed it so much that I just ordered one. That, however, is not the only Lenovo product worthy of note.
Announced at CES 2017, Logitech unveiled their Logitech G G533 wireless gaming headset. A comfortable looking wireless gaming headset optimized for PC gamers, the G533 is designed for extensive online gameplay and is the successor to the G960, one of the best-selling wireless gaming headsets of all time. Using Logitech’s patent-pending Pro-G drivers, you will get some of the best, if not THE best gaming audio compared to what else you’ll find on the market, including the ability to…
SteelSeries has knocked it out of the park with their new Arctis 7 wireless gaming headset. The Arctis 7 features lag-free wireless communication with DTS 7.1 surround sound and a 40 ft range, SteelSeries ClearCast microphone, premium audio drivers, and 15 hour battery life. This multi-platform, lightweight, and super-comfortable headset can be yours for $149.99.