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Virtual reality was always going to be fighting an uphill battle. It was, on the face of it, a smart move to use the power of existing hardware to run the first crop of viable headsets, but it also runs into an issue that has plagued nearly every optional gaming peripheral ever: Will there be a user base? Why would a developer target an ultra-niche group of people who bought the extra thing when...
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Gaming in today’s world, you are going to need more system storage to keep up with all the games to which you’ll have access. Upgrading your PlayStation 4 (Pro) or Xbox One S storage is essential. This also includes the Nintendo Switch, as well. There are usually three types of gamers: those who purchase physical copies only, those who have moved on to digital, and those who purchase whichever...
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When someone mentions gaming, the first things you probably think of are the Xbox One, the PlayStation 4, and the Nintendo Switch. However, you’re not limited to those gaming consoles. Sure, if you want the latest games and are invested in gaming, those are the devices to get, but what if you’re just a casual gamer or already heavily invested in PC gaming? Here are some alternatives. NES Classic...
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Life is hectic. There’s too much to do and not enough time to do it. And when we do have the time, we don’t always do what needs to be done. Why? I’m not sure either; chalk it up as a bug in our programming. Recently, I’ve been itching to play some games but, with the constraints of work, friends, and life in general, it’s been hard to find the time to sit down and veg-out like I used to. But...
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Driving, in real life, can be quite mundane. Traffic jams, speed limits, and the police can severely hamper your need for speed. Oh, and the whole “driving responsibly” thing. Also, you’re limited to driving just your own car. So, unless you have a Ferrari 458 Italia or Koenigsegg Regera in your garage, you’ll have to make do with your Honda Civic. Fortunately, there’s a way to experience driving...
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There are few things in the world of flight simulation as frustrating as flying an aircraft with a keyboard. If you like flight simulation, or want to get more immersed in it, there are simple ways of making the experience of being a home pilot more realistic and enjoyable. Here are some thoughts from me—a former military aviator who has flown in many full-sized aircraft and helicopter flight...
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Before you “LEROY JENKINS” your way into an MMO (massively multiplayer online) game, here are a few things you will need. MMORPG (Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game) MMORPGs aren’t just about game play. They’re also about the interactions between many players in a virtual world. You’re not just a solitary warrior on a quest to save the world from a fire-breathing dragon. Instead, you...
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It’s hard to believe that it’s been 25 years since the release of id Software’s Wolfenstein 3D, the grandfather of first-person shooters. The FPS is one of gaming’s most recognizable genres, ostensibly putting you directly in the game, as you see (and shoot at) the digital world through the character’s eyes. Though technically not the first of its kind (Polygon argues it was 1973’s...
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When I was younger, I had an Excel spreadsheet that I used like a wish list. I would read about the latest tech, check various online retailers, and put them in three columns: item, location, and price. I updated this every other week for years. When I finally put...
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There are a few sayings you may have heard that are worded something like, “You’re only as good as your tools,” and “If you take care of your tools, they’ll take care of you.” For PC gamers, that’s about half right. The other half, of course, is skill and the time spent sharpening it; however, there’s nothing wrong about gearing up with new weapons that’ll help you rain down destruction on your...
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Whether you’re a casual player or a hardcore gamer, playing your favorite games on a high-res display is a thoroughly enjoyable experience. To get the most out of your games, you’ll not only need a decent gaming build, but also a monitor that complements your graphics card to reduce screen tearing, ghosting, and motion blur. Before you decide which display to get, here are a few things you should...
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At its most basic, a Network Attached Storage device (NAS) is a single or multi-bay system that can share files among multiple systems, whether over a wired or wireless network connection. While most NAS devices are used largely for storage and sharing files, their capabilities stretch far beyond. A NAS may also be used as a multimedia server via UPnP and DLNA protocols to share and stream audio...
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Save money. That’s the goal of everyone, whether you’re running a small business, working for a huge corporation, or simply setting up your own home office. And while the world becomes increasingly more digital, where business can be conducted via emails, there will be certain instances in which a hard copy is required. Now, when you think of printers, you probably think of all the costs, such as...
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With companies stretching across the world, sending emails or juggling conference calls isn’t always the most effective way for a large group of people, spread out at different locations, to work together toward a common goal. You could always send team members across the globe for face-to-face meetings; however, this level of communication can be expensive and time consuming. To optimize...
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Rack-mountable servers are the backbone of many corporations, data centers, and creative environments such as video-editing studios; so, taking care of them is vital and beneficial. With enterprise-class server systems costing thousands of dollars, it’s important to maximize your investment with accessories that provide ease of use during daily workflows. Thankfully, companies like StarTech offer...

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