PC hardware is incredibly diverse. Some gamers have brand-new, top-of-the-line gaming PCs sporting the latest graphics cards, CPUs, and fast SSDs. Others get by with far less. The potential solutions to poor performance in nearly every game are the same: upgrade your hardware, turn down the settings, and/or drop the resolution. It's that last bit I want to discuss today.In a perfect world, you want to run all of your games at your monitor's native resolution. I started gaming back when we hooked up bulging TVs to our computers (C-64), and we were happy to play at 320x200. These days, I have multiple 4K and ultrawide monitors, and the difference in graphics quality is amazing. Still, there are plenty of games where even the fastest current hardware simply isn't capable of running a new game at 4K, maximum quality, and 60 fps. Look no further than Control, Gears of War 5, and Borderlands 3 if you want examples.Depending on the game, it might be possible to play at 4K with a lower quality … [Read more...] about Do games at 1080p look worse on a higher resolution monitor?
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Amazon's Spring Sale continues, bringing with it an incredible number of deals on PC hardware, TVs, monitors and peripherals - plus extra discounts on used items offered via Amazon's Warehouse Deals. That's right up our alley, so we've combed through the sales to find you the best deals on tech that's actually worth buying. Here are the highlights thus far. It's Day 2! We've removed the expired deals and added new ones, so take a fresh look! Before we get into specific products, it's worth giving Amazon's Warehouse Deals a mention. The firm is offering an extra 20 per cent off on select used and open box items, which translates into pretty meaty reductions on big-ticket products like monitors, TVs and gaming peripherals. For example, we found a SteelSeries Arctis Pro Wireless headset for £157 (new: £248), a Logitech G703 wireless mouse for £36 (new: £54) and an Xbox One Elite controller for £70 (new £110). Remember, you'll need to select used items and … [Read more...] about Here are the Digital Foundry highlights from Amazon’s Spring Sale, Day 2
The Walmart Black Friday 2018 circular has been unleashed. See what the Beast of Bentonville has in store for you below. Walmart is one of the biggest Black Friday deal retailers when it comes to console and game deals. While Black Friday falls the day after Thanksgiving, November 23, retailers including Walmart roll out the red carpet ahead of time. The retailer will open its doors at 6pm local time on Thanksgiving Day while the online sale begins Wednesday, November 21 at 10pm EST. Here are the best Black Friday deals Walmart will be offering for 3DS, PS4, Switch, Xbox One, and more. If you are in the market for a new 4K television, we’ve pulled a few of those out of the circular too. Also, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 will be on sale for $39. Walmart Black Friday 2018 Console Deals Sony PS4 1TB Slim Spider-Man Bundle – $199 Xbox One 2 1TB bundles – $229 Xbox One X 1TB Console – $399 (save $100) Xbox One s Minecraft Creator’s Bundle – $199 (reg. … [Read more...] about Walmart Black Friday 2018 deals: PS4, Xbox One, Switch, games, and plenty more
Base-building is de rigueur these days, what with all those survival games, Minecraft, Fallout 4 and now Fortnite, but before all that we had tiny top-down or isometric worlds in which we diligently built cities and dungeons and theme parks and rail networks. The central appeal of management games was and is that they give us an idealised sense of what it is like to create a game – to weave new worlds upon our screens, guided only by our imaginations, ingenuity and the limitations of the in-game taxation system. Magic, right there: the birth of your own universe. For a while there, it looked as though the management flame was fading, choked by the low-grade tycoon games that littered supermarkets’ dusty games shelves. But this is The New Age Of PC Games, which means every near-abandoned idea of yesteryear has been revisited in thoughtful and ambitious new ways. Town sims and theme sims are now healthier and more vibrant than they’ve ever been, expanding. This round-up … [Read more...] about The 20 best management games on PC
Time once more to take a look at the best of this week’s best gaming deals, featuring everything from digital PC downloads to Xbox One X consoles. As usual, we’ve got deals that’ll work in the UK, deals that’ll work in the US and some deals that will work in both the UK and US, as well as presumably many other places. Let’s get started. UK & US Deals From right this very second until June 1st, you can grab a quartet of free games that are usually only available as part of a Humble Monthly membership. Knight Club, Quiet City, Hitchhiker and Uurnog may not be titles you recognise but hey, there’s always time to try out some new things, especially if they’re free. Get ‘em while you can. Knight Club, Quiet City, Hitchhiker and Uurnog free on PC from Humble This week’s GOG sale features recently released puzzler Q.U.B.E. 2 for £15.99, old-school strategy gem Evil Genius for £2.39, Rogue Trooper Redux for £9.99, and … [Read more...] about This week’s best gaming deals: Far Cry 5, Nintendo Classic Edition, Nier Autmomata and more