Get 3 Games Free with SAPPHIRE NITRO+ and PULSE RX Vega, 590, 580 & 570

We’re ready to “Raise the Game” once more! Claim up to 3 of the biggest upcoming games for FREE when purchasing a SAPPHIRE NITRO+ or PULSE RX Vega, RX 590, RX 580 or RX 570 graphics card. Whether fighting demons, zombies or fellow players, make sure you’re armed with the best hardware! Fend off marauders, […]

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LAN Party Essentials – The Overlooked items

As you know from various photos around the net, over the last few years I have attended a LOT of LAN Parties. I get asked, by people looking to attend their first event, what should they bring. Well there is the obvious answers of the computer, monitor and so on. But what about the less […]

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PC Case: A Harder Choice Than You May Think – Part 3

In this third and final installment we cover still more aspects of PC cases that can’t be overlooked. We encourage you to read part 1 and part 2 if you haven’t done so yet. Finish A case made nearly entirely of metal won’t fail to impress, and should be among the sturdiest out there. But […]

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History of Metro 2033 Franchise

The Metro franchise stands proud as one of the most successful cross-media experiments of the 21st century. Spanning three official books, three official video games and dozens of spin-off books, a successful board game, a massive community and even a movie in the works. It is one of the most beloved pieces of post-apocalyptic fiction […]

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PC Case: A Harder Choice Than You May Think – Part 2

The second installment of this series focuses on the outside of the PC case. We encourage you to read part 1 if you haven’t yet. Side panels  This part of the chassis is now more important than ever thanks to the widespread use of tempered glass. Tempered glass sure looks amazing and is far superior to acrylic window, which I don’t recommend at all. It scratches very fast (sometimes even from regular […]

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Are Modern Games Really That Much Better?

Recently I read an article on SAPPHIRE NATION titled: “Why Modern Games Are Better”. It was a really enjoyable read and made some good points. However, as an old school computer gamer, my take is a bit different compared to the ideas presented by the author. So I really wanted to offer a different point […]

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Wired or Wireless – That is the Question

Wires, wires everywhere you look. Is that the current shape of your rig? Headphone or keyboard cable getting in the way? Mouse cord making the cursor move randomly? Cables are a pain in the …. desk, right? But luckily there is an alternative, wireless solution that’s usually equally good from the functional point of view, […]

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Common Mistakes in Video Game User Interfaces

Making a good video game User Interface (UI) is almost an art form. One must think about ease of use, aesthetics, function, speed and any number of other factors great and small. The design that goes into these interfaces is  an often forgotten but important factor in our enjoyment. In today’s article, we will be […]

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30 Years of War: Piracy Prevention and DRM

The constant struggle between game developers and pirates has been going on pretty much since the beginning of gaming. It always seems like a one step forward, one step back situation – every new idea to combat piracy gets circumvented after some time, and the people most affected are often the ones who buy their games legitimately.   The main criticism against digital rights management (DRM) platforms […]

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