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AMD unveils its newest, Polaris-based graphics cards, new Zen CPU, and a VR backpack

At the PC Gaming Show at E3, AMD CEO Lisa Su has unveiled the company's initial range of hardware that runs on the new Polaris architecture. The Radeon RX480 is the flagship card of the range, with Su claiming it will offer a "premium VR" e...   read

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Stratus XL

Review: SteelSeries Stratus XL PC/Android controller

Before Microsoft rocked up with Games for Windows, PC controllers were like the Wild West: support was spotty, controllers were often low quality, and getting them set up involved a lot of faffing and jiggery-pokery. There was a high chance...   read


Gallery: Sweat-blogging CORSAIR's Build it Better showcase

This is the third part of a Computex series. Check out the Bulldog, Lapdog, and custom cases. It's hard to show you what RGB-lit gaming peripheral look like without putting together an obnoxious video of still objects with the obligatory up...   read

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Hands-on with CORSAIR's Bulldog and Lapdog living room PC kits

This is part two of a Computex series. Here's a quick first look at CORSAIR's VR-Ready PC. At a glance, it looks like a beefy new gaming console. Sold as a full PC or as a kit, this horizontal chassis is called the BULLDOG, presum...   read

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News from Taiwan

Gallery of custom computer cases and hardware from Computex

A word of advice about Taiwan in June: don't wear a sports jacket unless it is made out of a beach towel. It's like 95 degrees and humid in the capital, and I made the mistake of: (a) not sleeping to catch a 4AM airport taxi, (b) being relu...   read

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Review: SteelSeries Siberia 800 Wireless Headset

The SteelSeries Siberia 800 wireless gaming headset is, by a wide margin, the most expensive gaming headset I have ever owned, and with that comes a set of expectations. It's hard to try out a pair of headphones retailing at over £250...   read

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New Razer store invites patrons to 'stay all day' and play

Gaming hardware manufacturer Razer is opening an old-fashioned "store," its first in the United States. It's located in the nicer of San Francisco's two malls, downtown's downtown's Westfield Shopping Centre and opens to the public May 21 ...   read

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GTX 1080
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Here's the new Doom running at 200 FPS on the Nvidia GTX 1080

Nvidia's new graphics cards are beefy. We learned at last week's reveal that they perform better than the $1000 Titan X and cost several hundred dollars less. It's a fine development for the PC gaming crowd. One way to put into perspective...   read

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Your computer is outdated
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Nvidia's new graphics cards are better than the Titan X and far cheaper

Nvidia has unveiled its latest graphics cards -- the GTX 1080 and GTX 1070. Performance-wise Nvidia state the 1080 can perform up to three times better than the GTX 980 for virtual reality content, and nearly double for games like Rise of ...   read

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G900 Chaos Spectrum

Review: Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum

These last few weeks have been very kind to my gaming phalanges. After upgrading from a bargain basement mouse and keyboard combination, I upgraded to Logitech's G610 Orion Brown and G900 Chaos Spectrum. Obviously, such a jump would ma...   read

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G610 Orion Brown

Review: Logitech G610 Orion Brown

For the last couple months, I've been using a $2 keyboard that I bought because I built a PC with leftover parts I had, and needed something functional for Destructoid. While my main PC has a Razer BlackWidow Ultimate, that's the family com...   read

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Roccat Kiro

Review: Roccat Kiro modular ambidextrous gaming mouse

Gaming peripherals, on the whole, can be pretty dang expensive. If it isn’t a £150 keyboard, it’s a £200 pair of headphones, or maybe even an £800 VR headset. Add all the different bits-and-bobs you need togeth...   read

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European Amazon's got a huge PC gaming sale going on this week

Were you looking at upgrading your gaming setup? If you were, this week might be the perfect week to do it, because Amazon Europe is running a huge sale on various bits of gaming tech, starting today (April 4) and ending on April 10. Comput...   read

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Roccat Nyth

Review: Roccat Nyth modular MMO gaming mouse

You’d be forgiven for thinking MMO mice are a daft idea. Taking a perfectly good mouse and ramming in a load of tiny buttons right where your thumb sits sounds like it would be a recipe for disaster. At least, that’s what I thou...   read

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Roccat keyboard

Review: Roccat Ryos MK FX Gaming Keyboard

Roccat has always been one of those brands that I've been faintly aware of, yet never actually bothered to check out. Compared to bigger brands like Razer and Corsair, Roccat sits in the background, working on its products and not bothering...   read

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Steam Controller

Valve's letting us design and make our own Steam Controllers

As much as I love my Steam Controller, it’s difficult to deny that, for a lot of people, the ergonomics of it are incredibly weird. The buttons are in strange places, the grips are big and chunky, and there’s a big ol&rsquo...   read

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Don't install the newest Nvidia driver, it's breaking PCs

[Update: Nvidia has released a new driver, 364.51, which it claims solves the problems caused by the faulty driver. However, the reception to it on reddit has been mixed, with some people reporting the exact same problems as before. I recom...   read

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Razer Mamba Chroma
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Review: Razer Mamba Chroma

The last wireless mouse I used was an ancient Toshiba with a battery life of about thirty seconds. The colours on the plastic had all faded, my fingerprints had been permanently imprinted into the buttons, and I’m pretty sure it had a...   read

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Review: Razer BlackWidow Tournament Edition Chroma

A few years back, Razer released the Razer BlackWidow Ultimate 2013 Elite, a mechanical keyboard that was well-received for its responsiveness, design, and functionality. With the newly released Tournament Edition Chroma, the company has es...   read

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Review: Razer Firefly Chroma

When Razer reached out to Destructoid's UK team last week about reviewing a selection of its new products, I was oddly curious about reviewing the Firefly. It's a $60 mouse mat that connects to the rest of Razer's coloured-light-infused Chr...   read

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Gaming Headphones

Review: Lucid Sound LS30 Gaming Headset

In general, if you wear a pair of gaming headphones outside of your house, it's going to be clear you've done so. The typical angular, sharp, edgy design choices that run rampant in the gaming headset market tend to clash with the more smoo...   read

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Gaming Keyboard
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Review: Corsair STRAFE RGB MX Silent gaming keyboard

I spend most of my time doing one of two things: writing about games for you lovely lot, or playing games so I can then write about games for you lovely lot. Because of that, keyboards are important to me, and finding one that has the durab...   read

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New Nvidia Game Ready drivers will require an Nvidia account

Here’s a quick rundown of how development on big PC games often works. When a developer is working on a AAA game, a team or a person from graphics card producers Nvidia or AMD will often be embedded into the studio to help improve per...   read

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Your favorite stores?

Steam Controllers and Machines only available at select retailers this year

In a strange twist, it has been announced that Valve has partnered with GameStop in the USA, Game UK, and EB Games in Canada to be the exclusive non-digital retailers for Steam Controllers and Steam Machines through the holiday season. Thes...   read

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Street Fighter V

The minimum PC specs for Street Fighter V have been revealed

While we still don't know an exact release date for Street Fighter V, the game's release is now one step closer with the announcement of the game's minimum specs on PC. Want to know if you're up for the challenge? Better check you meet thes...   read

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