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6 Vulkan API Performance Review - The Talos Principle

Vulkan API Performance Review - The Talos Principle

Software | 17th February 2016

Vulkan has been launched, but what are the performance gains like? Let's have a look.

15 How to prevent Windows 10 from using your Bandwidth

How to prevent Windows 10 from using your Bandwidth

Software | 12th August 2015

Windows 10 has the ability to use your bandwidth to seed it's own updates, we will show you how to disable it and give you full use of your own internet connection.

10 BattleField Hardline Performance Review AMD vs Nvidia

BattleField Hardline Performance Review AMD vs Nvidia

Software | 1st April 2015

The latest addition to the OC3D Benchmark suite is BattleField : Hardline. We grab a couple of ASUS Matrix cards and see what kind of performance you can expect.

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27 Windows 10 to be the "last version of Windows"

Windows 10 to be the "last version of Windows"

Mark Campbell | 9th May 2015

Windows 10 to be the "last version of Windows", but what does this mean exactly?

8 New Assassin's Creed game will be revealed May 12th

New Assassin's Creed game will be revealed May 12th

Daan van Monsjou | 8th May 2015

Ubisoft will reveal the next installment in the Assassin's Creed-franchise on May 12th. Is this the rumoured Assassin's Creed Victory?

3 EA publishes Financial Results of last quarter and fiscal year

EA publishes Financial Results of last quarter and fiscal year

Daan van Monsjou | 6th May 2015

Electronic Arts has published its financial results for the fourth quarter of their fiscal year, which ended on March 31st.

15 GOG Galaxy is now in Open Beta

GOG Galaxy is now in Open Beta

Daan van Monsjou | 6th May 2015

GOG's Galaxy client is now in open beta, and it packs some interesting and unique features. Most importantly, it's DRM-free.

4 NZXT DOKO Review

NZXT DOKO Review

Software | 23rd February 2015

NZXT are entering a new market with their DOKO In-Home PC Streaming unit. With a 1080p 30FPS stream how well will it cope when gaming?

24 Assassin's Creed Unity Asus Strix GTX970 & GTX980 Performance & Fix

Assassin's Creed Unity Asus Strix GTX970 & GTX980 Performance & Fix

Software | 13th November 2014

The latest iteration of the wildly successful Assassin's Creed franchise forms part of nVidia's "free game" promotion. We take a look.

38 BattleField 4 Performance AMD vs Nvidia

BattleField 4 Performance AMD vs Nvidia

Software | 2nd December 2013

We put the R9 270X 280X 290 290X and the GTX770 GTX780 & GTX780 Ti head to head in BF4 to see what all the fuss has been about.

13 3D Mark - Crossplatform Benchmark

3D Mark - Crossplatform Benchmark

Software | 7th February 2013

A new version of 3D Mark is upon us, so we take a quick run-through of what you can expect to find.

6 AIDA64 Extreme Review

AIDA64 Extreme Review

Software | 20th October 2010

Lavalys Everest has got a new, and yet old, name. We take a look at AIDA64.

15 Dark Void - Hands on preview

Dark Void - Hands on preview

Software | 18th December 2009

OC3D gets a sneak preview of Capcoms upcoming Dark Void

4 Lavalys Everest Ultimate 5.3

Lavalys Everest Ultimate 5.3

Software | 6th October 2009

Lavalys have updated their popular hardware analysis software Everest. We see what's new inside.

7 Far Cry 2 - A Far Cry From The Original?

Far Cry 2 - A Far Cry From The Original?

Software | 6th November 2008

In conjunction with the release of the XFX GTX260 Black Edition we get to sample Far Cry 2 and give you the lowdown if its a worthy successor to the original.

13 Immortal Gaming Review

Immortal Gaming Review

Software | 30th July 2008

Overclock3D checks out Immortal Gaming's service with a store review

10 Cell Factor Revolution

Cell Factor Revolution

Software | 30th May 2007

Cell Factor is a game that I've been awaiting the final release of for some time. Showcasing Ageia's PhysX card and API, the promise of the game at early beta was good. See what we think now...

9 Hitman Blood Money - PC Game

Hitman Blood Money - PC Game

Software | 2nd August 2006

Today I'm looking at the eagerly anticipated sequel to Hitman Contracts. Can this latest instalment live up to the hype and become an "ultimate hit" with gamers? Time to go in all guns blazing to find out!

20 Elder Scrolls Oblivion - PC

Elder Scrolls Oblivion - PC

Software | 1st April 2006

Today I will be giving you a quick review of Elder Scrolls: Oblivion with some screenshots and an idea of how it plays on a high-end gaming rig.

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8 Windows 10 Gets Game DVR Features

Windows 10 Gets Game DVR Features

Mark Campbell | 5th May 2015

Windows 10 will have built-in game recording features, making it even easier to record and share your favorite gaming moments.

4 CryEngine game ported from DirectX 11 to 12, trailer shows differences

CryEngine game ported from DirectX 11 to 12, trailer shows differences

Daan van Monsjou | 1st May 2015

A game dev ported their CryEngine Game from DirectX 11 to 12 in six weeks. The differences are great.

15 Steam Game Ban system lets developers Ban Players

Steam Game Ban system lets developers Ban Players

Mark Campbell | 30th April 2015

Steam users can now be blocked from individual games by developers thanks to Valve's new Game Ban System.

13 Microsoft wants to bring Mobile Apps to Windows 10

Microsoft wants to bring Mobile Apps to Windows 10

Daan van Monsjou | 30th April 2015

During the Build Windows conference, Microsoft has announced that they want to make Windows 10 run reworked Android and iOS apps.

14 Project Spartan Get's a Name, Meet Microsoft Edge

Project Spartan Get's a Name, Meet Microsoft Edge

Mark Campbell | 30th April 2015

Project Spartan Get's a Name. Meet Microsoft Edge a browser which cuts out a lot of the legacy problems with Internet Explorer and adds many new options.

21 UK Courts Order ISPs To Block Popcorn Time

UK Courts Order ISPs To Block Popcorn Time

Mark Campbell | 28th April 2015

The UK high Court has ordered that UK ISPs must block access to Popcorn Time, a popular torrenting and Streaming Site.

8 Just Cause 3 Gets Action-Packed Gameplay Reveal Trailer

Just Cause 3 Gets Action-Packed Gameplay Reveal Trailer

Daan van Monsjou | 28th April 2015

Square Enix has just published a gameplay reveal trailer for Just Cause 3. Spoiler: it contains explosions.

4 Paid Mods Have Been Removed From Workshop

Paid Mods Have Been Removed From Workshop

Mark Campbell | 28th April 2015

The people have spoken and Valve have answered, Paid Mods have been removed from the Steam workshop.

49 A German Court has Ruled that AdBlock is Entirely Legal

A German Court has Ruled that AdBlock is Entirely Legal

Mark Campbell | 23rd April 2015

In case it was in doubt, German Court has Ruled that AdBlock is Entirely Legal.

13 Valve Restricts Steam Service For Non-Paying Users

Valve Restricts Steam Service For Non-Paying Users

Mark Campbell | 18th April 2015

Valve have chosen to limit access to certain Steam features as a means of protecting our customers from those who abuse Steam for purposes such as spamming and phishing.

4 Rockstar Social Club accounts may be compromised

Rockstar Social Club accounts may be compromised

Mark Campbell | 16th April 2015

Many reports form Rockstar Support claim that Social Club accounts have been compromised, with a list of 200 usernames and passwords appearing online.

4 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Will Feature Ghostable Boss-Fights

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Will Feature Ghostable Boss-Fights

Daan van Monsjou | 13th April 2015

During a Twitter Q&A, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided's Game Director, Jean-Francois Dugas stated that Mankind Divided will be entirely ghostable, including boss-fights.

7 The Humble bundle Rockstar Sale is Now On

The Humble bundle Rockstar Sale is Now On

Mark Campbell | 11th April 2015

Can you afford to buy GTA V on PC at launch? Well if not the Humble Store is having a big Rockstar Sale this weekend, offering up to 80% of most of Rockstar's older titles.

3 Reset your Twitch passwords

Reset your Twitch passwords

Mark Campbell | 23rd March 2015

Twitch has suffered from a security breach, which has forced them too reset all passwords.

0 Valve says they "have to do better" on customer support

Valve says they "have to do better" on customer support

Mark Campbell | 16th March 2015

After getting an F from the BBB for customer support, Valve says they "have to do better" on with their customer service.

5 Game Savefiles Targeted by Ransomware

Game Savefiles Targeted by Ransomware

Mark Campbell | 16th March 2015

It seems PC gamers are now being targeted by ransomware, with game savefiles being encrypted with the unlock key being behind a $500 pay wall.

26 Valve Receives an F in Customer Service

Valve Receives an F in Customer Service

Mark Campbell | 15th March 2015

Valve has received an F for their customer service from the BBB, urging the company to improve it's customer service.

62 uTorrent silently installing bundled Bitcoin mining software

uTorrent silently installing bundled Bitcoin mining software

Mark Campbell | 6th March 2015

It seems that the BitTorrent client uTorrent has silently installed Bitcoin mining software on it's users computers, without it's users knowledge or permission.

1 The Vulkan API is based on Mantle

The Vulkan API is based on Mantle

Mark Campbell | 6th March 2015

The Khronos group has acknowledged that their Vulkan API is based on AMD Mantle.

7 Source 2 will be free to use and royalty free

Source 2 will be free to use and royalty free

Mark Campbell | 6th March 2015

Source 2 will be free to use and royalty free, but there is one catch.

2 Metal Gear Solid V PC Release Delayed

Metal Gear Solid V PC Release Delayed

Daan van Monsjou | 4th March 2015

Yesterday a trailer leaked which announced that Metal Gear Solid V would release on September 1st. That's true, however PC gamers will have to wait a bit longer.

1 Source 2 is coming!

Source 2 is coming!

Mark Campbell | 4th March 2015

Valve have officially announced their Source 2 engine and that it will be "free to content developers". It will also support the Next gen Vulcan API.

8 KHRONOS Reveal the Vulkan API

KHRONOS Reveal the Vulkan API

Mark Campbell | 3rd March 2015

The KHRONOS group has reveal the Vulkan API, the groups successor to OpenGL, it will work on all GPUs, all OS's unlike competitors like Mantle, DirectX and Metal.

8 Unreal Engine 4 is Now Free

Unreal Engine 4 is Now Free

Mark Campbell | 2nd March 2015

Unreal Engine 4 is now free for everyone to use, so if you have been looking to give Unreal Engine a try now is your chance. The only catch is a 5% royalty fee in gross revenue for released products.

15 You Might Not Survive an AC-Style Leap of Faith

You Might Not Survive an AC-Style Leap of Faith

Mark Campbell | 26th February 2015

A study form the University of Leicester shows that Assassin's Creed's trademark Leap of Faith moments are pretty unrealistic according to a paper called "Falling into Straw".

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