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Setting a primary monitor for launching games in a dual monitor rig

By scaine, 19 September 2017 at 8:04 pm UTC (35 Comments)
If you have two monitors, launching games can be a bit hit or miss as to where they end up. Here's a way that you might take some of the pain out of simple gaming on a dual monitor set up.

Valve put the Steam Controller and Steam Link on a big sale again

By liamdawe, 31 August 2017 at 6:50 pm UTC (39 Comments)
Still haven't picked up a Steam Controller or Steam Link? This latest sale might tempt you to do so as they're cheap.

Entroware have unleashed Zeus, a powerful new "Ultra Mobile" Linux laptop

By liamdawe, 25 August 2017 at 1:54 pm UTC (10 Comments)
In the market for a pricey and powerful laptop? Zeus has descended from the heavens for your Linux needs.

The HTC Vive just had a price cut, VR just became a little more accessible

By liamdawe, 21 August 2017 at 1:07 pm UTC (36 Comments)
Virtual Reality just became a little more accessible, as the HTC Vive has had what looks like a permanent price cut!

AMD RX Vega GPUs released along with a new AMDGPU-PRO Driver

By liamdawe, 14 August 2017 at 4:09 pm UTC (25 Comments)
The brand new line of AMD GPUs are upon us, with the release of AMD RX Vega along with a new AMDGPU-PRO Driver.

The new Entroware Hybris could make a reasonable Linux gaming laptop

By liamdawe, 28 June 2017 at 10:56 am UTC (22 Comments)
Entroware, the UK-based Linux hardware vendor have released two newer laptops and one of them could be a reasonable gaming unit.

Valve's Knuckles VR controller looks pretty decent, dev kits going out

By liamdawe, 22 June 2017 at 7:14 pm UTC (13 Comments)
Valve have released in public a quick start guide for their new VR Knuckles controllers, they look pretty good.

The Steam Link & Steam Controller are on sale on Amazon & GAME

By liamdawe, 22 June 2017 at 2:14 pm UTC (20 Comments)
For those hardware enthusiasts looking for a cheap purchase, you might want to know that Amazon and GAME have discounted the Steam Link and Steam Controller. ARTICLE UPDATED.

Trying the experimental GCN 1.0 support in AMDGPU

By Samsai, 19 June 2017 at 5:07 pm UTC (20 Comments)
Inspired by the recent release of Dawn of War 3, I decided to try out the experimental GCN 1.0 support in the new AMDGPU kernel driver and share my experiences.

The latest Steam Hardware Survey shows Linux market-share has increased, slightly

By liamdawe, 2 June 2017 at 4:23 pm UTC (38 Comments)
The latest Steam Hardware Survey has been released and this time around Linux has actually increased the share by a small amount.

Shadow of Mordor on AMD Ryzen CPU suffers from a performance hit due to non-optimal thread scheduling

By ghem, 27 May 2017 at 8:27 pm UTC (32 Comments)
While doing some comparative benchmarks between my RX 470 and GTX 1060 on a Ryzen 1700 CPU and an i7-2700k CPU, I encountered odd behaviour with Shadow of Mordor.

AMD Ryzen 9 'Threadripper' announced with up to 16 cores

By liamdawe, 17 May 2017 at 9:13 am UTC (27 Comments)
Well then, AMD are truly back in the game now aren't they! They have announced the AMD Ryzen 9 'Threadripper' which will come with up to 16 cores.

Steam Controller & Steam Link on sale for a few days, the Link is especially cheap

By liamdawe, 11 May 2017 at 9:34 pm UTC (24 Comments)
Valve have put up the Steam Controller and Steam Link for sale for the next few days and the Steam Link has a pretty big saving.

The 'Razer DeathAdder Chroma' is quite possibly the nicest mouse I've ever owned

By liamdawe, 4 May 2017 at 2:36 pm UTC (50 Comments)
After my wireless mouse finally stopped charging anything and the temporary £5 replacement mouse was just terrible, I decided to take a look at the Razer DeathAdder Chroma.

The next version of SDL will have Steam Controller support out of the box

By liamdawe, 28 April 2017 at 9:48 am UTC (11 Comments)
If there's one thing that does frustrate me about the Steam Controller, it's that games often need SC Controller to be run if outside of Steam. If the game uses SDL, in future this may not be needed.
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