Intel has unleashed the company’s new 14th-generation desktop processors. I check out the Core i9-14900K flagship CPU and its little sibling, the Core i5-14600K. Continue reading Intel Core i9-14900K and Intel Core i5-14600K 14th-generation CPU review
2014’s The Talos Principle was a surprise hit for Croteam, a developer more famous for the mindless, tongue-in-cheek shooter, Serious Sam, than philosophy and esoteric puzzles. It’s time to delve into The Talos Principle 2 and ponder, once again, the concept of free will, and what it is to be human, whilst solving puzzles in a world where mankind is but a distant memory. Continue reading The Talos Principle 2 PC Review
For the launch of Intel’s 14th Generation CPUs, ASUS has revisited its ATX DDR5 TUF Gaming Z790 motherboard to bring us the ASUS TUF Gaming Z790-PRO WIFI.
Sitting between Asus’s more budget-conscious Prime and enthusiast-level Republic of Gamers brands, the TUF Gaming brand styles itself on producing durable, military-grade components. Whilst they certainly look the part with a more industrial design, in my experience, TUF Gaming Z-series motherboards are dependable in that they offer reasonable performance tweaking without the instability that usually comes with overclocking. Continue reading ASUS TUF Gaming Z790-PRO WIFI motherboard review
Breaking tradition, Activision has released Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III the next instalment of the rebooted Modern Warfare series. For years, Call of Duty games have alternated between development studios and their relative narratives. After Infinity Ward’s 2019 Modern Warfare, we had to wait two years with the excellent Black Ops Cold War from Treyarch and the not-so-excellent Vanguard from Sledgehammer holding the torch until Infinity Ward returned with Modern Warfare II. Continue reading Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III Xbox Series X|S/PC single-player campaign review
Codemasters, EA’s expert motor racing studio, has finally got its hands on the World Rally Championship licence. EA Sports WRC is the first officially licenced World Rally Championship game from the British game developer since 2002’s Colin McRae Rally 3. Continue reading EA Sports WRC PC review
Under the Waves is a narrative undersea adventure game from Parallel Studio and published by Quantic Dreams. Whilst it is open-world, the game has echoes of the story-driven gameplay associated with the publisher’s other titles such as Heavy Rain, Beyond: Two Souls, and Detroit: Become Human. Continue reading Under the Waves Xbox Series X|S game review
The Intel Extreme Masters tournament returned to Sydney for an epic live esports competition running from the 20th to the 22nd of October.
It’s been four years since fans from all over the world turned up to watch the 2019 event in Sydney Olympic Park or the live stream over the Internet. A global phenomenon, this year, the Sydney leg of ESL’s IEM pro gaming tour ran parallel with the SXSW Sydney event at the International Convention Centre in Sydney’s Darling Harbour. Continue reading The Intel Extreme Masters returns to Sydney
The TUF Gaming B650-Plus WIFI is an AMD Socket AM5 ATX motherboard designed for AMD Ryzen 7000-series CPUs. I take it for a test.
Looking at the box, the TUF Gaming B650-Plus WIFI motherboard gave me quite the feeling of deja vu. I’ve reviewed a few similar Intel-based TUF Gaming XXX-Plus WIFI D4 motherboards, and this board looks virtually identical. The big difference is that this board supports DDR5 memory, as AMD’s Ryzen 7000-series chips don’t have an option for DDR4. Continue reading Asus TUF Gaming B650-Plus WIFI motherboard review