Who says the best gaming keyboard has to be a mechanical one? Razer’s Cynosa Chroma has been stuck on my desk for a couple of weeks now and hoo boy did have I given it a baptism of fire, as this ended up being the keyboard I used to put together my Monster Hunter: World graphics performance article. Yep, I’ve murdered hundreds of Great Jagrases with this £59 / $59 non-mechanical, membrane keyboard, and you know what? I actually had a pretty all right time with it – and it was a heck of a lot easier on my ears, too. Is it a better buy than your typical £100 / $100 mechanical keyboard, though? Let’s find out. Of course, being a Razer keyboard, the Cynosa Chroma is a little different from your standard membrane keyboard. Membrane keyboards, in case you’re unfamiliar with the distinction, often have a single sheet of rubber domes inside them, which can often make them feel quite spongy and slow when typing at speed or, say, mashing a lot of keys at … [Read more...] about Razer Cynosa Chroma review: A step up for membrane gaming keyboards
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We’re riding your easily manipulated machismo as an excuse to look at the pros and cons of using Windows as a home server. The demise of the real Windows Home Server line in 2011 left a hole in Microsoft’s range, one that Windows Server Essentials could never quite fill with its small business remit, at a time when, annoyingly, a home server is of more use than ever.We all have so much digital "stuff" that we want to keep, access, stream, share, and keep safe, that it’s hard to know where to put it. Sure, there are cloud solutions, but who knows where your data is going to end up being stored? Plus, access speed is always limited by your upstream/downstream speeds. So, while throwing stuff up to the cloud is useful, there are limitations and concerns with third-party services.There’s nothing better than having real bare-metal in your locality, running services for high-speed access and backup, from where it can be pushed over slower connections to the cloud if … [Read more...] about Windows Server vs. Network Attached Storage Which is better for a home server?
We’re going bigger than ever at Game Developers Conference 2018. We kicked everything off with our Unity at GDC Keynote, which brought everyone who joined us in person and online the latest announcements, previews and technical demos. The opening keynote has just concluded. With an event that’s bigger than ever, we’ve got a lot to go through. If you want to watch the recording, you can find it below. If you would prefer to read the highlights, see the table of contents after the video. Table of Contents Unity 2018 Next Level Rendering Machine Learning Performance Improvements Platform Announcements Universal GameDev Challenge Will Wright’s Proxi Challenge Unity for Small Projects Unity 2018: Next Level Rendering, Machine Learning, and Performance Brett Bibby, VP of Engineering, brought us a glimpse of the Unity 2018 roadmap. It’s shaping up to be an incredible year for Unity creators with a focus on Next Level Rendering, Machine Learning, and incredible … [Read more...] about Unity Unveils 2018 Roadmap at GDC – Unity Blog
Recently, Microsoft Studios subsidiary 343 Industries posted a new job opening via LinkedIn, however, what makes this job listing very intriguing is that it indicates that a new VR title within the Halo universe is currently in the works. According to the job listing, the Washington-based company is looking for a new Creative Director to join the fold and help the studio create a VR entry for its intellectual property, Halo. Unfortunately, the job description does not provide additional insight on whether or not this Halo VR title will be a new entry in the series, an additional feature for an upcoming installment, or just a standalone experience. Nevertheless, personally, I am excited to hear more about this Halo VR title. The Halo universe is full of interesting lore and offers and the Halo universe has immense potential to make a virtual reality game and provide fans with a new level of immersion. Regardless of what’s to come in the … [Read more...] about 343 Industries’ New Job Listing Reveals VR Halo Title Is in the Works
Earlier today, Microsoft announced a major change to the Xbox Game Pass subscription service. The Xbox One platform-holder confirmed that Game Pass subscribers would have access to first-party titles the same day that they release globally. It was a very big deal, but that’s not the only thing that fans are getting excited about. While writing about the change to Xbox Game Pass in an article on the official Xbox Wire blog, Microsoft’s new head of gaming, Phil Spencer, hinted at Gears of War 5. Spencer said that fans should expect “future unannounced games” from Microsoft Studios to be included as part of the Xbox Game Pass launch day fun. This includes “new iterations of our biggest Xbox One exclusive franchises such as Halo, Forza, and Gears of War.” The confirmation that a new Gears of War game is on the cards seems obvious. Gears of War 4 reviewed well and sold strongly, aided by the fact that it is a Play Anywhere title (players could … [Read more...] about Gears of War 5 Confirmed by Microsoft?