Which are the best mechanical keyboards on the market? That was the question I tried to answer in our feature on whether mechanical keyboards are good for gaming, and how they became popular in the first place. I ended that piece with three keyboard recommendations, but the response to the article made it clear that you wanted to see more recommendations for different use-cases than we considered - particularly full-fat gaming keyboards with features like macro and media keys, programmable RGB lighting and game-state integration or quieter models that can be used in a busy office. The range of mechanical keyboard options continues to expand, making this a good time to take stock of the new arrivals. Apart from the quiet switched keyboards we alluded to earlier, we've also seen the arrival of optical-mechanical keyboards that should offer faster response times and even full analogue sensing on certain models. A wide range of other new switches have appeared in the past few years as … [Read more...] about Best mechanical keyboard 2018: seven options for gaming and typing
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The best season of the year is ahead of us: Spider-Man PS4 launches his webs on September 7, Lara follows with Shadow of the Tomb Raider. Then comes FIFA 19, Battlefield 5, Black Ops 4, Forza Horizon 4, Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey, Red Dead Redemption 2 - it’s going to be a hot fall, so we've gone on a quest to find the best 4K HDR TV possible for your budget. Ask a seasoned gamer what TV you should buy and the answer pretty much always is: OLED. Buy an LG OLED if you have the budget. It’s going to transform the way you experience movies, Netflix and gaming. OLED technology produces the best black levels possible which means black really is black. Picture a scene where you are deep underwater and the surrounding area is completely dark. There is no natural light coming from the moon, you are so deep in the ocean, the only light source is your flashlight. If you play on an older LCD panel, the black surrounding you won’t be black. It will have a touch of grey … [Read more...] about What is the best LG 4K TV for gaming? And should you buy OLED?
It’s no exaggeration to say that a good gaming microphone can be the difference between life and death—in the virtual world, at least. If your squadmates can’t hear you calling out an enemy’s position on the compass over the sound of your mechanical keyboard clackety-clacking away, that PUBG chicken dinner’s going elsewhere. If it takes you a full fifteen minutes messing around in Windows audio settings, Discord preferences, and in-game audio options before your buddies can converse with you… well, maybe they’ll find another AD Carry before too long. And if you’re looking to broadcast a stream while you play, you need a broadcast quality mic.Are you an aspiring streamer? Check out our guide to the best webcams.We’ve tested models from manufacturers and price points across the market to determine the best microphone for gaming and streaming in 2018. From old stalwarts to new kids on the block, here are our favorites. Blue … [Read more...] about The best microphone for gaming and streaming
In 2007 fresh out of high school as a senior, if you would have asked me if I was excited for college, I would not be able to contain the emotion in my face. Hell yes I was excited. I had knew that I wanted to make games since the day I finished the Halo: Combat Evolved campaign. I knew that very day that I was destined to create experiences as magical as this one had been for me. Games were epic. They were the ultimate form of art. Sure I loved making music (used to be a rapper yo!), sure I loved programming, sure I loved storytelling. But games…games were all of the above. Games were my chance to create the ultimate expression of the fragments inside my head that wanted to badly to be understood. Games were everything great about every art form all wrapped into a single fun and interactive package. So the only choice for me was to go to school for game development. Here is my experience. It started out OK…err that’s what I told myself. The first 2 years, even … [Read more...] about Should You Go To College For Game Dev? Here’s My Experience.
Nvidia's surprise announcement and launch of the Titan V upped the ante for the fastest graphics card in the world. Former Titan cards cost $1,000, and the Titan X and Xp moved the target a bit further north to $1,199. With the Titan V, Nvidia goes for a completely different class of users, checking in at a breezy $2,999. Who could possibly need such a graphics card? Well, not gamers—or at least, not people who are only interested in playing games. We didn't make Nvidia's shortlist for an initial Titan V sample—"it's not for gaming" was the curt response—but Falcon Northwest came through with a drool-worthy PC that kicks practicality to the curb and goes all-in on style and performance. The latest version of the company's Tiki naturally includes the Titan V, but the luxurious hardware doesn't stop there. The potent totem includes Intel's fastest CPU for gaming, the Core i7-8700K, paired with 32GB of DDR4-3200 CL14 RAM, and then forget about storage bottlenecks with … [Read more...] about The $3K Titan V is the fastest graphics card, even though it’s not for gaming