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Is the LAN Party Really Dying?

Futurelooks Drops In On INTEL LANfest InfernaLAN Spring 2012 Event

I just read a piece from Polygon about the demise of the beloved LAN party. The writer, Ben Kuchera, makes some good points, that I think, are worth hearing. In a nutshell, he thinks the deck is stacked against the traditional LAN party because of three factors: companies are writing titles for wide area network (WAN) internet play vs local …

The AMD vs NVIDIA Battle Reignited Over GeForce GTX 970 Memory-Gate


If you haven't already heard, NVIDIA has been under fire over the amount of usable memory on their GeForce GTX 970 GPUs which advertise 4GBs onboard. However, if you use more than 3.5GBs of memory, you'll see performance degradation of up to 60% in some situations. While most users will not hit the limit, some will, and with high resolution …

Super-Thin GIGABYTE P34W v3 14-Inch Laptop Games with GTX 970M


Most people have the impression that you have to choose between having a laptop that is remarkably thin and one that is remarkably powerful. More and more, those two worlds colliding and one of the newest examples is the upgraded version of the GIGABYTE P34W. They're saying the new P34W is the only 14-incher with GeForce GTX 970M graphics. Game …

The ASUS Strix GTX 960 is Hitting the Shelves Soon

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The ASUS Strix brand is a bit of an interesting bird, that is sandwiched between their regular channel products, and their top end Republic of Gamers (ROG) products. They've positioned it as sort of a non-tweakers performance gaming brand that gives best possible performance, while providing a "low noise" experience.  With the launch of the NVIDIA GTX 960, ASUS has …