GAMING headsets are an easy way to improve your video gaming battlestation on the cheap, and they're a solid investment too. A good headset will help you hear enemies creeping up on you in Call of Duty multiplayer, or let you enjoy the stunning soundscapes of Horizon: Zero Dawn – so check out our list of the best gaming headsets for any budget. Best gaming headsets under £50 HyperX Cloud Stinger Xbox/PS4/PC (£39.99 at Amazon) – This lightweight headset boasts 90-degree rotating ear-cups, 50mm directional drivers, and a quirky swivel-to-mute noise-cancelling microphone. Great value, given the price. Turtle Beach XO Three Xbox/PS4 (£39.99 at Amazon) – Turtle Beach is a great budget headphone maker, and the XO Three is one of its best bargain buys. A thick robust frame means it should last for a while, and you've got all the usual trimmings – over-ear speakers, volume controls, and a built-in microphone. Best gaming headsets under £100 … [Read more...] about Best gaming headset 2018 – PS4, Xbox One and PC headsets for any budget
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Have you ever loaded up a new PC title, run the in-game benchmark, tweaked settings for optimal performance then discovered that actual gameplay throws up much lower frame-rates, intrusive stutter or worse? It's a particular frustration for us here at Digital Foundry, and it leads to a couple of very obvious questions: firstly, if benchmark modes are not indicative of real-life performance, what use are they? And secondly, if their use is limited, how representative of real-life gaming are the graphics card reviews that use them, including ours?Before we go on, it's fair to point out that not every benchmark mode out there is useless beyond redemption. In fact, there are a range of great examples that do set you up reasonably well for tweaking for optimal performance. And then there are others which actually drain system resources more than the actual game, which we'd argue is of more use than those that inflate their performance figures. However, there are some particularly striking … [Read more...] about Just how useful are PC benchmark modes really?
This right here is pure wish fulfillment: PC Building Simulator, which launched yesterday in Early Access on, well, PC, is all about building some dope rigs. It’s got official partners, benchmarking toolkits and there’s even a career mode, where you can build and service custom PCs! Developed by Claudiu Kiss and published by The Irregular Corporation, PC Building Simulator has the kind of irony you see in other occupation simulators — but it does have some legitimately helpful features. The hardware designs in the game come from about a dozen licensed partners and are said to be fully authentic. So they’re useful in a how-to-build mode for those who might want to put a rig together in real life but aren’t sure how to get started. And for those who don’t have the funds but have always ached for a dream machine, there’s a free-build mode where money is no object. Claudiu Kiss/The Irregular Corporation Claudiu Kiss/The Irregular … [Read more...] about PC Building Simulator is ‘basically porn, for the PC Master Race’
Far Cry 5 in many ways is precisely what you'd expect from the franchise—and that includes performance aspects as well. Built using the latest version of the Dunia engine, which was in turn built off CryEngine, it's not quite as taxing on hardware as a few games I've looked at during the past year. That's not to say anyone and everyone will be running at 60fps, but if you played Far Cry 4 or Far Cry Primal, you should be fine.The settings are somewhat limited, and scaling of performance is pretty narrow as well. Compared to maximum quality (the ultra preset), turning everything down to low/minimum only nets about a 50 percent boost to framerates. If you can't hit 30fps at 1080p ultra, low or medium quality might get you there, but 60fps is definitely not happening. Put another way, you'll need to average around 45fps at 1080p ultra if you want 1080p low to push you above 60fps.Beyond the graphics settings, which are somewhat limited, resolution is going to have a far greater … [Read more...] about You can run max settings on Far Cry 5 without melting your PC
Dynasty Warriors 9 has launched for PC and consoles with mixed reception from critics and games alike. However, apart from the mixed reception, the PC version of the game is facing some serious issues and errors which will be discussed here. Dynasty Warriors 9 is the latest entry in the franchise and this is the series’ first attempt at open-world. However, with the shift towards an open-world setting has caused some issues and errors to pop up in the PC version of the game. Here we will provide you with a possible fix or workaround. Dynasty Warriors 9 Errors, Crashes And Fixes The developers behind the latest entry in the Dynasty Warriors 9 franchise are working to resolve all the errors and issues in the game but until then following are the issues and errors that players have been experiencing. Below we have discussed them all and have also provided a possible fix or workaround for these errors. No Surround Sound Fix Controller FixHideoshiKaze, to ensure that it works. First … [Read more...] about Dynasty Warriors 9 Controller Fix, No Surround Sound, Screen Flickering And Other Fixes