Monday, September 30, 2013

Train Simulator 2014 - Railfans Unite!

There surely could be no better way to enjoy a title such as Train Simulator 2014 than with the CK101 steam train PC case from Lian Li! A title this immersive demands great audio - and if you really want the ground to reverberate with the low level locomotive noise - then take special note of the Strato Evo 5.1 headset from Ozone with its inertial vibration unit.....

Get Rise Of The Triad Free With EVGA Videocards!

Bigger, better and more ludicrous than ever before, the EVGA exclusive Rise of the Triad bundle has just launched! Now for a limited time when you purchase an EVGA GeForce GTX 770, 760, 690, 680, 670, 660 Ti, 660, 650 Ti BOOST, 650 Ti, 650, on or after July 19th, 2013, you will get Rise of the Triad absolutely free! This will be a Steam code that will allow you to redeem the game.

Full details on the qualifying EVGA models, etc, here.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Rise Of Flight: Channel Battles Edition Now Available On Steam

Rise of Flight is the most realistic WWI PC flight simulation ever created. Take to the skies of war torn Europe and experience daring air combat at the dawn of aviation. Re-enact famous air battles fought by legendary aces such as Manfred von Richtofen, James McCudden, Georges Guynemer and Eddie Rickenbacker.

Now available on Steam, Rise Of Flight Channel Battles Edition is an amazing recreation of WWI aerial combat. Quality flight controls and head tracking are the order of the day.... We'll see you on the flight line for the Dawn Patrol!

What a top year for flight sim releases!

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

DCS: Mi-8MTV2 Magnificent Eight Now Available & DCS Back Catalogue Sale On Steam!

DCS: Mi-8MTV2 Magnificent Eight is a highly realistic PC simulation of the Mi-8MTV2, a combat transport and fire support helicopter and an upgraded variant of one of the most widely produced helicopters in the world - the Russian Mi-8 (NATO reporting name ‘Hip’). Having serving in over 50 countries in a wide variety of models over the past 40 years, the Mi-8 is a revered veteran of countless military operations and civilian services around the world. Developed by Belsimtek and Eagle Dynamics, the team behind the hit title DCS: UH-1H Huey, DCS Mi-8MTV2 continues to deliver exceptional realism and immersive gameplay within the DCS World virtual battlefield.

Grab your copy off Steam today & note that the DCS range is also 50% off in celebration of the Mi-8MTV2 Magnificent Eight release.... Don't forget to stop by the hanger to ensure your control inputs and head tracker are up to scratch - Shack!

Dive! Dive! Dive! Ubisoft Launches Silent Hunter Online

Ubisoft Entertainment, in true submariner form, have surprised all launching Silent Hunter Online before anyone realised there were torpedoes in the water!

Submarine games are best played in the dark and what better way to enjoy that tense atmosphere than with an Ozone illuminated keyboard? You'll also want a quality mouse - or better yet, how about commanding your Uboat by voice? Now we're talking - literally!!!

Monday, September 23, 2013

Nintendo Pioneering Legend Dies At 85

"Hiroshi Yamauchi, credited with transforming Nintendo from a family-owned Japanese business into a global video game giant, has died from pneumonia. He was 85."

ABC News.

Read the full story on ABC News. Big Ups and hats off to Hiroshi, he was a genuine legend and pioneer of the video game industry and without whom we'd have never seen such classic games as the Mario series.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Noctua & The Wife Acceptance Factor On Big Bruin

"The bottom line is that these coolers have made this HTPC the quietest it has ever been, and since it is installed in my bedroom - where my wife happens to spend even more time than me - that is definitely a good thing. The wife acceptance factor has never been so important, and if she can forget that there is a computer running 24/7 over in the corner, I would say paying a bit extra is a worthy investment."

Richard Jackson - Big Bruin.

Noctua NH-U12S & NH-U14S coolers reviewed by Big Bruin - Introduction & Conclusion.

Noctua NH-U12S Quiet Cooler On Think Computers

"When it comes to noise the NH-U12S is not very loud at all. I’m sure you’ve heard so coolers that sound like a jet engine taking off! The NH-U12S is not one of those. The fan runs at only 1500 RPM and when using the low-noise adapter it goes down to 1150 RPM. Even when you add a second fan the cooler is not loud at all."

Bob Buskirk - Think Computers.

Noctua NH-U12S cooler review by Think Computers - Introduction & Conclusion.

NinjaLane Get Dark With EVGA - X79 Dark That Is!

"When it comes to overclocking we found the X79 Dark to be one of the easiest systems to use and attribute it all to the new UEFI system layout and a little experience on our part. We have seen many companies working hard to create the best looking UEFI system interface and in the end the best interface is the one that is easy to navigate and usable at a glance. We feel that EVGA has accomplished this and hope they only improve from here."

Dennis Garcia - NinjaLane.

EVGA X79 Dark motherboard review by NinjaLane - Introduction & Conclusion.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

SimHQ Video Details Thrustmaster Warthog HOTAS & Joystick

The Thrustmaster HOTAS Warthog, alongside its lil bro Warthog joystick, are available from Mittoni alongside a hanger full of sweet, sweet flight sim hardware from a range of vendors. We also have the NaturalPoint TrackIR for in game head tracking.

With an entirely new range of flight simulation titles about to be released, there has been no better time to get involved with this side of PC gaming.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Benchmark Reviews Examine The SilverStone Tundra TD03 A-I-O Liquid Cooler

"Possibly the most interesting quality of the TD03 is the value. As of August 2013, the SilverStone SST-TD03 was selling for $99.99 online (NewEgg / Amazon), which is right in the ballpark of what you would pay for a 45mm thick radiator and a push/pull configured AIO liquid cooler. Once you throw the metal construction of the custom water block and unique radiator (resulting in some impressive performance) in the picture, I’d say that’s a fair price."

Tom Jaskulka - Benchmark Reviews.

SilverStone Tundra TD03 A-I-O liquid cooling loop examined by Benchmark Reviews - Introduction & Conclusion.

Thermaltake Armor Revo Gene Review On APH Networks

"Thermaltake’s Armor Revo Gene is definitely a good choice, whether you are looking for a mid-tower case that will handle all the latest gaming components, or just to give your PC a new look. The Armor Revo Gene holds a lot of potential due to the enormity of the interior, and the versatility of fan setups you can achieve for maximum cooling efficiency. If you don’t like changing cases yet enjoy upgrading components, the Armor Revo Gene allows you to adapt in the long run."

Aaron Tam - APH Networks.

Thermaltake Armor Revo Gene chassis review by APH Networks - Introduction & Conclusion.

Battlefield 4 PC Hardware Requirements - Need An Upgrade Anyone?

EA have released the Battlefield 4 PC system hardware requirements, which you can view here.

As any seasoned virtual soldier will agree, you never want to be close to minimum specs, you'd be much better off exceeding the recommended hardware requirements! So, having checked the specifications for a great playing experience, is it time for a new graphics card or memory upgrade? I think I'll need both!

Gran Turismo 6 - Is Your Racing Kit Ready???

With great new racing titles about to be released, such as Gran Turismo 6 as detailed in the above video, there has never been a more important time to ensure your racing hardware is up to scratch! For the best racing simulation experiences, you should really consider a Playseat cockpit and a TrackIR head tracker.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Noctua NH-U14S Lays Da Smackdown On Inferior Coolers In TechSpot Roundup!

"That leaves the NH-U14S standing as the best cooler of our shootout, assuming price isn't an issue. It may cost $75, but the NH-U14S is worth every penny if you want the best performance, operating volume and great compatibility."

Steven Walton - TechSpot.

Noctua NH-U14S cooler review by TechSpot - Introduction & Conclusion.

Friday, September 6, 2013

EVGA 780 Classified Runs At Titan Speeds - Just Ask The Guru!

"The Classified is a top notch GTX 780, factory overclocked to run at GeForce GTX Titan performance levels. It really is a nice card with a leading class design. The Classified edition is perfectly capable of serving the guys and gals that want sheer performance and a cool looking card right out of the box, or it can serve the enthusiast end-user just as well as this product was made and designed to break barriers."

Hilbert Hagedoorn - Guru3D.

EVGA GTX 780 Classified graphics card review by Guru3D - Introduction & Conclusion.

SilverStone AR03 CPU Cooler Stands Its Ground - Even Against Liquid Coolers!

"With its greater surface area and additional heat-pipes, the AR03 should be your choice if you are working with higher thermal loads from high-end processors. It may be overkill for some setups, but that’s what the other Argon coolers are for.

I was surprised to see the AR03 go toe-to-toe with some popular all-in-one liquid coolers. Of course, this shouldn’t be that surprising – usually, the more surface area the cooler has to dissipate heat, the better it will perform. With its larger 140mm width and six 6mm direct-contact heat-pipes, the AR03 handles the heat from an overclocked FX processor without an issue."

Tom Jaskulka - Benchmark Reviews.

SilverStone AR03 cooler on Benchmark Reviews - Introduction & Conclusion.

Noctua NH-U12S Improves On A Classic Design Writes APH Networks

"From improved aerodynamics for further reduced turbulence noise, better fan clips, to the adaptation of the company’s awesome SecuFirm2 mounting system, there is a lot to like about the NH-U12S. Furthermore, its slim form factor is a welcome addition to today’s market of super saturated, big-metal-chunk approach to cooling. Because it is so slim, it will not interfere with adjacent RAM slots."

Jonathan Kwan - APH Networks.

Noctua NH-U12S cooler review by APH Networks - full article.

Tt eSPORTS Volos Mouse Refreshes On eTeknix

"TteSports have done it again, this is easily one of the best mice on the market today and it only gets better when you see the price tag (around £50). There are a few unique quirks about it that make it stand out from the crowd and in a market flooded with familiar products I think a fresh design is a great thing to see."

Peter Donnell - eTeknix.

Thermaltake Tt eSPORTS Volos mouse review by eTeknix - full review.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

SilverStone Arm One Monitor Stand On Benchmark Reviews

"There are going to be high expectations for a passive mechanical product that bills itself as an “interactive” arm that will liberate your view. Fortunately, the SilverStone ARM11SC lives up to its marketing claims and provides a truly useful and interactive device that allows you to position your monitor outside of the normal work envelope. All angular and positional adjustments can be performed easily, and in most cases without the need to tighten up the included set screws."

Aidan Moore - Benchmark Reviews.

SilverStone Single LCD Monitor Stand discussed by Benchmark Reviews - Introduction & Conclusion.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Logitech Ultimate Ears UE4000 Headphones On PCMag

"The UE 4000 is a solid, no-frills headphone pair that delivers mids and highs cleanly and avoids overly boosted bass—without avoiding bass altogether for less than $100. For this, it earns our Editors' Choice award."

Tim Gideon - PCMag.

Logitech Ultimate Ears UE4000 examined by PCMag - Read the full review.

Noctua NH-U14S Cooler - The Po-Po Is Here Say APH Networks!

"The Noctua NH-U14S is the police. It drives around, relatively unnoticed, until it gives unaware individuals nasty surprises. The Noctua NH-U14S is a highly efficient, relatively slim, extremely well built, low noise, and great performing heatsink that delivers everything it promises to do."

Jonathan Kwan - APH Networks.

Noctua NH-U14S cooler review by APH Networks - Read the full review.

Monday, September 2, 2013

SilverStone TD02 & TD03 A-I-O Coolers On HardOCP

"SilverStone continues to impress with the release of the Tundra TD02 and TD03 all-in-one coolers. Silverstone introduced some new design elements that made the units both look more appealing as well as perform above the expected range."

Marc Adams - [H]ard|OCP.

SilverStone Tundra TD02 & TD03 A-I-O liquid coolers reviewed by HardOCP - Introduction & Conclusion. Review The Noctua NH-U14S Cooler

"This is a premium product from a specialty manufacturer that is both thermally effective and acoustically pleasing. Although I was impressed with the NH-U14S and would happily use it in any of my own personal systems, I'd probably be just as satisfied with the smaller NH-U12S."

Phil -

Noctua NH-U14S cooler review by PCGamers - Introduction & Conclusion.