Alienware re-focuses on Steam machines
Published in Games
Wednesday, 15 June 2016 14:07

Alienware re-focuses on Steam machines


Dell not given up yet


Dell has not given up on its Alienware Steam Machine which suffered delays and was not as popular as its Alienware Alpha, a Windows-based PC gaming console.

Valve’s Steam Hardware Survey claims Linux gamers declining
Published in Games


But things are not what they seem

Valve’s Steam Hardware Survey appears to show Linux use declining and its survey has raised a few eyebrows in the Linux community.

Nvidia apparently working on Linux distribution
Published in Graphics


NLinux is similar to Valve's OS


The dark satanic rumour mill has manufactured a hell on earth yarn claiming that Nvidia is working on its own Linux OS for gamers.

Rise of the Tomb Raider gets DirectX 12 support
Published in Games


And Nvidia VXAO technology

Rise of the Tomb Raider has received a new patch which brings both DirectX 12 support, Nvidia's VXAO Ambient Occlusion technology and some other optimization, fixes and tweaks.

Valve to showcase portal-like VR game
Published in Wearables
Tuesday, 08 March 2016 19:26

Valve to showcase portal-like VR game


At the Game Developers Conference next week

Valve has sent a brief notification that it plans to unveil a series of free virtual reality “experiments", called  The Lab at the upcoming Game Developers Conference, GDC16 that starts next week in San Francisco..

Steam sells Vive VR for €960
Published in Games
Thursday, 03 March 2016 13:14

Steam sells Vive VR for €960


Shipping in May 2016

Steam store has a €899 starter offer for Vive glasses with an additional €61.20 shipping and tax.

Valve releases SteamVR Performance Test benchmark
Published in Graphics


Test if your PC is VR-ready

Valve has released a free benchmark on Steam that is not meant for virtual reality headsets but rather tests the performance of your system and check if it can handle SteamVR and virtual reality, the SteamVR Performance Test benchmark.

HTC Vive getting new controllers
Published in Graphics
Wednesday, 23 December 2015 09:14

HTC Vive getting new controllers


More consumer ready

HTC Vive is going through the last set of chances and controllers are one of the final pieces of the puzzle. 

HTC Vive VR now slated for April 2016
Published in Graphics
Wednesday, 09 December 2015 11:04

HTC Vive VR now slated for April 2016


Delays, delays

HTC has been working with Valve in order to get its VR glasses to market for a while now, and it looks like the new launch date has been delayed until April 2016.

Steam OS is worse than Windows
Published in News
Monday, 16 November 2015 12:21

Steam OS is worse than Windows


Not the brave new hope claimed

Benchmarks for Valve’s Steam machines are out and it does not look like the Linux powered OS is stacking up well against Windows.