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Written by Jon Sutton on 28 May 2017 at 16:23

One of the often overlooked elements when purchasing snazzy new gaming hardware is the human cost. No, not the cost of you going to work for hour upon hour, saving up the cash for that svelte new graphics card, but the cost in human lives when obtaining the minerals necessary to manufacture the graphics chips and CPUs. A huge portion of minerals used are obtained from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and surrounding African countries. Historically this has been a cause for the concern, with the DRC trapped in one world’s worst modern humanitarian crises. The hunt for rare minerals has attracted armed groups and militia, committing human rights abuses in an effort to mine tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold (3TG). [More]

Written by Jon Sutton on 28 May 2017 at 14:00

Us PC gamers are impatient beasts, and don’t the hardware manufacturers just know it. Every waking moment it feels as if there’s something new right around the corner. The shiny, glitzy new component which will elevate your gaming to a whole new level. Suddenly a new graphics card is announced and we begin to look at our PCs with disgust, thinking it’s probably time to throw half of it in the trash and awaken to a whole generation of performance.  [More]

Most Popular Games Check Performance Release Dates Days
1 Destiny 2 Sep-08-2017 102 days
2 Far Cry 5 Feb-27-2018 274 days
3 NieR: Automata Mar-17-2017 Out now
4 Call of Duty: WWII Nov-03-2017 158 days
5 Friday The 13th: The Video Game May-26-2017 Out now
6 Grand Theft Auto VI 2018? -
7 Take On Mars Feb-09-2017 Out now
8 Mass Effect Andromeda Mar-21-2017 Out now
9 Prey (2017) May-05-2017 Out now
10 For Honor Feb-14-2017 Out now
11 The Witcher IV 2019? -
12 Styx: Shards of Darkness Mar-14-2017 Out now
13 Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands Mar-07-2017 Out now
14 Tekken 7 Jun-02-2017 4 days
15 Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition Apr-07-2017 Out now
16 Star Citizen 2017 -
17 Outlast 2 Apr-24-2017 Out now
18 Werewolf: The Apocalypse 2018 -
19 Pro Evolution Soccer 2018 Q3 2017 -
Written by Stuart Thomas on 28 May 2017 at 11:49

According to the latest Take-Two financials, Rockstar is still making heinous amounts of money from both GTA V and the Grand Theft Auto Online component. Who are we to begrudge them that success when they keep pumping out immense amounts of free content as well, continuing with the imminent arrival of GTA Online: Gunrunning.  [More]

Written by Jon Sutton on 28 May 2017 at 10:42

I'm beginning to notice a pattern with our PC Build 2017. I give you six options and, naturally, you always go for the most expensive. Ths time around you went with mighty MSI Radeon RX 580 Armor, an 8GB beast capable of standout 1080p and 1440p performance. At $254, that doesn't mean we've got much left for the $1000 build, however. We've now got $200 left, and still need to buy a PSU and a monitor. [More]

Written by Neil Soutter on 28 May 2017 at 10:00

Hands up if you’re bored of hearing rumours about Beyond Good & Evil 2. Ubisoft’s sequel has garnered almost mythological status in the nine years (9 years!) since its announcement at Ubidays 2008. We can quash the rumours now though, for a short while at least, as series creator and Rayman maestro Michel Ancel has confirmed Beyond Good & Evil 2 won’t be at Ubisoft’s E3 2017 press conference in June. [More]

This bold sci-fi 4X strategy. It will take hours of your life and in the name of just-one-more-turn. Again. And again. Until you realise bedtime has long gone and dawn is breaking on another glorious day across your galactic empire of... pacifists. Perhaps tomorrow you will be industrialists. There is a reason this game has to be better than merely good - this is Endless Space 2, the sequel to one of the 4X greats of recent times. [More]

Written by Jon Sutton on 27 May 2017 at 14:00

Sony has been astonishingly low key lately. The PlayStation 4 has been hit with a barrage of top notch exclusives, yet Sony themselves are barely making a peep. As such, expectations are remarkably low for the E3 2017 PlayStation press conference, and that's probably just how Sony likes it. No expectations means no disappointment, setting the stage for a potentially crowd-pleasing event. [More]

Written by Jon Sutton on 27 May 2017 at 12:00

When AMD brought Ryzen and the AM4 platform to market, it would be fair to say it felt a little bit hurried. Some basic motherboard functionality was overlooked, an aspect which AMD has been hastily fixing with a series of updates. Limiting DDR4 memory support to 3200MHz was perhaps the most curious of these omissions, but as of the Ryzen AGESA (AMD Generic Encapsulated System Architecture) update, AM4 motherboards can now support memory clocks up to and including DDR4-4000.  [More]

Written by Neil Soutter on 27 May 2017 at 10:00

In terms of absolute juggernauts that could keep the Nintendo Switch’s momentum going, Monster Hunter has to be near the top of the list. It’s no Pokemon, but it’s a close second, particularly for portable fans and the Japanese market. Capcom has now confirmed that Monster Hunter XX, a remastered and expanded version of Monster Hunter Generations on the 3DS, will be coming to the Nintendo Switch.  [More]

Written by Felix Nova on 26 May 2017 at 17:00

Summer has well and truly arrived here in Britain. You can tell because our tea is evaporating, there's an ice cream supply crisis, and our beer gardens have become holding cells for the criminally insane. And that's just after two consecutive days of sunshine. Nevertheless, the summer cheer is here, E3 is right around the corner, and I thought what better way to celebrate all that is warm and wonderful than with our largest ever hardware giveaway here on GD. [More]

Written by Jon Sutton on 26 May 2017 at 15:30

Zotac has managed to make a big of a name for itself in the small form factor PC market, but it's really gone above and beyond with its latest GeForce GTX 1080 Ti graphics cards. The first of these, the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti ArcticStorm, is an 8.3” (211mm) version of Nvidia’s most powerful gaming graphics card, a full 4.5” (114mm) shorter than Zotac’s own full-sized model. That’s just 64% of the size, and Zotac has also managed to cram water-cooling onto its diminutive beast. [More]

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