Up For Debate - Do You Prefer Gaming Or Hardware Related News?

Written by Jon Sutton on Sat, Jan 14, 2017 2:00 PM

Here at GD, we’re all interested in two core things which are probably pretty obvious as soon as you poke around the site - Gaming (in particular PC) and the related gaming hardware.

The two are obviously distinct from one another but the real excitement is to be found when the two intertwine. Games which really push the boundaries of graphics hardware, or new technology and peripherals which could open the door to entire new ways of playing.

So while it’s easy to be excited about the prospect of Cyberpunk 2077 or Mass Effect Andromeda, there’s just as to love about what Vega, Cannon Lake or Volta could bring to the table. Likewise, sometimes there’s nothing better than checking out an in-depth review of the latest gaming mouse, headset or even case.

Me personally I'm all about the games, however the hardware really comes into its own when it opens up entirely new avenues. A graphics card refresh with 10% FPS gain offers me little, yet virtual reality or something like the Switch opens up doors to new experiences which we could never have before.

But out of these two, which are you more interested in reading about? Do you feverishly crave gaming news? Or is the beastly hardware used to power these gaming beauties just as, if not more important?

Which do you crave news about most?

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15:36 Jan-20-2017

I need both games news and hardwarw news.


Without hardware news how you will know that which gpus or cpus are releasing

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22:22 Jan-16-2017

even though the website is called gamedebate, and not hardwaredebate, but i mostly click on the hardware news before game news, but yall should still do both.

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21:45 Jan-16-2017

Both equally, but it would also be nice to see some eSports coverage, or features.

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16:43 Jan-16-2017

This is the first place I go for my gaming news! (hardware also)

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12:13 Jan-16-2017

I prefer equal. But in the hardware GD should cover up more like the MOBOs, PSUs and other components too. :)

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11:02 Jan-15-2017

Both actually. But I also like articles being proof read before being published.

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10:42 Jan-15-2017

I think you hit a great balance between hardware and games. I want to be updated about hardware to see when should I upgrade my rig and of course I want to know about games that are coming, how well are optimized etc...

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23:11 Jan-14-2017

Depends on the games and hardware. 99% of the time i'm interest in games and the other 1 in hardware. Why 1? Because i'm only interested when nvidia annouc the new GPU and then i'm following it what are it's specs, etc...

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23:08 Jan-14-2017

You can't have turkey without stuffing or stuffing without turkey.... This site have both, that's why we love GD.

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23:34 Jan-16-2017

LMAO!!! I almost spit Dr Pepper on my screen when I read this. XD

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21:37 Jan-14-2017

equally both :)

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21:32 Jan-14-2017

a bit of both is good and I thinks folks agree

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21:26 Jan-14-2017

both is better. I love hardware news a bit more just because I am not into every genre of video games, but gaming info is a must

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19:21 Jan-14-2017

Keep it as equal as possible, & don't lose that original identity that brought so many people here. That whole "Can I Run It" theme is what brought a lot of people here over the past several years, & that directly deals with both the games and the hardware. Game & Hardware previews & reviews for people to read, & articles about game settings optimizations where people can debate to find the best settings for their hardware. Game-Debate as it exists now is my favorite place on the web, & it is all because of how equally things are covered & the great community of people that comes with it.

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07:55 Jan-16-2017

Yes, yes. One Hundred yes.

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19:18 Jan-14-2017
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18:44 Jan-14-2017

60% games (Game Debate, not Hardware Debate) and 40% hardware (because you need hardware to play the games).

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17:15 Jan-14-2017

if both of them is not included,it is like thinking about swimming without water...

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15:58 Jan-14-2017

There are two things I care about right now in terms of gaming. Eurocom releasing the GTX 1070 MXM, and Tekken 7. Either way, RIP my wallet.

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15:56 Jan-14-2017

I'll prefer Hardware related news until consoles get 312.5 teraflops of GPU power and around 2 terabytes (B, KB, MB, GB, TB?...really?...Tuberculosis?) of RAM then it is all gaming news from there.

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15:47 Jan-14-2017

60% hardware and 40% gaming related news, but this is just me :)

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15:40 Jan-14-2017

Honestly I'm a total nerd so i prefer both lol. I do get lots of news from the news section of overclockers.net but i also come here as this is a much more fun website (once you weed out the users who think they know everything haha)

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