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Digital Storm Aventum 3 Review

Custom PCs don't get more excessive than Digital Storm's titanic Aventum 3
Virtual Reality

‘About a third’ of Valve’s employees are working on VR

The company behind the world's largest digital game distribution service and creator of Half-Life has dedicated 'about a third' of its workforce to VR. It's a hefty investment that shows just how far it's willing to go.
Gaming

'Shovel Knight' villain Specter Knight will be playable in next expansion

Indie developer Yacht Club Games has outlined the multiple expansions planned for its throwback platformer Shovel Knight, revealing that players will soon be able to experience the game's campaign from the perspective of villain Specter…
Gaming

‘Overwatch’ loses ‘Avoid this player’ option due to misuse

Blizzard's competitive first-person shooter Overwatch has lost a key matchmaking feature following complaints from one of the game's top players regarding their inability to find opponents.
Virtual Reality

Keep one foot in the physical world with a mixed-reality Vive setup

It's tough to show people who haven't tried VR what room-scale looks like, but with a green screen and a little elbow grease, you can set up mixed-reality Vive videos from the comfort of your own living room.
Computing

Testing shows Nvidia’s new video cards still go nuts with multiple high-refresh monitors

There is an ongoing issue with Nvidia's drivers causing the idle clock speed to jump when a second monitor with a high refresh rate is attached. Until the issue is fixed, both monitors need to remain at 60Hz to reduce heat and power draw.
Gaming

'South Park: The Fractured But Whole' will be the funniest game you play all year

'South Park: The Fractured But Whole' seems capable of turning the novelty of the “South Park RPG” idea into distinctive game series, and a viable narrative form.
Gaming

Mega Bloks ‘Destiny’ sets arrive this July

Mega Bloks announced today that the company's Destiny building set line will be releasing this July, months before they were previously planned. Sets include a "Fallen Walker" and the Sparrow vehicle.
Gaming

Free-to-play shooter ‘Kill Strain’ is out next month on PS4

Kill Strain, a free-to-play, twin-stick shooter from Sony's San Diego Studio, launches next month on PlayStation 4. Its asymmetric multiplayer helps to make it stand out from the pack.
Computing

Newegg listing leaks clock speed details of AMD’s Radeon RX 480

Jumping the gun by around a week, Newegg put up a listing for a Radeon RX 480, giving us our first real look at the clock speeds of a card from AMD's new range of GPUs.
Gaming

Choices are ‘shades of gray’ in ‘Mass Effect: Andromeda’

The next Bioware sci-fi epic will have choices in shades of grey rather than the good or evil choices that were prevalent in the previous games, an interesting deviation for a franchise built on such a system.
Gaming

Sony killed Linux on the PlayStation 3, and now it has to pay the price

Sony has reached an agreement with plaintiffs the removal of the PlayStation 3's "Install Other OS" option. The agreement still needs approval, and will see qualified customers receiving $9 or $55, depending on their claim.