Tag: Gaming

The Massive LG38UC99 38-inch Monitor

I no longer need two displays on my desk. This is why. Two or more monitors improve productivity, so I’ve generally had at least two monitors. Even with the 21:9 Dell U3415W, I occasionally resorted to a second display when working; having the additional data windows on-screen proved incredibly useful. I found with the 34-inch …

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The New Mouse

My Logitech G602 died. RIP. I’ve been using the G602 as my primary mouse since 2013. It saw service as both a general desktop gaming mouse and for gaming. The G602 shined as an everyday mouse. It fit my hand reasonably well and had an awesomely long battery life for a wireless gaming mouse. I …

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A Gaming PC for Emily

My younger daughter surprised me when she asked for a desktop PC prior to heading off to graduate school. She had been using an HP Omen, which included reasonably decent graphics (mobile GeForce GTX 960) as well as a quad-core processor. I’d often see her online playing Dragon Age: Inquisition, Fallout 4, and other PC …

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GPU Generations Matter

Sometimes I get tired of the upgrade train and just want to get off. I find myself wondering if upgrading PC hardware really matters over time, and what do I really gain from it. Then, of course, the empirical side of my brain kicks in and shouts enthusiatically, “Let’s go get some data and find …

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Game Industry Changes and More VR

This week’s podcast focuses on the incredible changes occurring on the hardware side of the game business. Eric Klein and I discuss Xbox One S, Project Scorpio, Xbox One games on Windows 10, Playstation Neo, and more. We also touch on recent developments in VR, including how HTC Vive seems to be winning the PC …

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The PC Wins the Console Wars

Recently, I’ve been fielding a lot of questions related to buying or building gaming PCs. What goes around, comes around, I guess. At the recent E3 Gaming Expo, Microsoft announced the Xbox One S, a more svelte, more powerful Xbox One capable of 4K output. The company also mentioned it would develop an even more …

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Keyboards, Mice, and More

This week’s podcast focuses on keyboards, mice, and other input devices. David’s been descending into the depths of keyboard tech, learning all about mechanical keys, the history of keyboards, and more. The parameters of keyboard choices have vastly expanded in the past few years. I talk about my choices in keyboards and mice, and why …

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HTC Vive First Impressions

The enormous box containing the HTC Vive arrived. Out on a bike ride, I nearly missed the delivery, but the caught the Fedex driver just as he left the “signature required” note on my door.┬áThe HTC Vive shipped in a box that resembled a giant mobile phone package — befitting its HTC roots, I suppose. …

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