WE NEVER THOUGHT we’d say it, but for once we’re thankful for the massive, intrusive, just plain long tutorial that comes with a game. After years of not playing them, of diving into the first mission and decrying it as the game’s fault if we couldn’t work out what the controls did, both of this month’s games have stopped us in our tracks.
What Crusader Kings III and Flight Simulator have in common it that they’re not pick-up-and-play experiences. Flight Simulator is an unforgiving simulation of when a large piece of metal intersects with many natural systems. Crusader Kings is an unforgiving simulation of a natural system—your family—intersecting with more natural systems and, quite often, multiple large pieces of sharp metal.
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Steam vs Epic Games Store
Digital storefronts battle it out for your money
Stream From a Birdbox With a Pi
YOU’LL NEED THIS - A RASPBERRY PI & A COMPATIBLE IR CAMERA
How To Apply Thermal Paste
NON CONDUCTIVE THERMAL PASTE Recommended, Noctua NT-H1.
Samsung Odyssey G7
LIGHT: It’s one of the few inherent constants in our universe. Those photons that continually bounce around at a meagre 186,282 miles per second allow us to experience this fantastic place we inhabit, in a way that no other sense truly can allow for.
Big Navi Lands
AMD’S BIG NAVI, the RDNA 2 architecture, is finally here, and for the fist time in about a decade AMD is gunning to be the fastest card. There are three initial models: The RX 6800, 6800 XT, and 6900 XT. All carry 16GB of GDDR6 RAM, and 128MB of Infinity Cache.
Baldur's Gate III
Remembering the Forgotten Realms
Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 Founders Edition
Heir to the Titan throne
Razer Tomahawk Mini-ITX
A chassis from Razer?
HP EliteBook 845 G7
AMD teams up with HP for a sweet new laptop
Punchy pricing for 165Hz, pity about that VA panel
IS UPGRADING A LAPTOP'S SSD AND RAM WORTH IT? WE TRY IT IN THE DELL INSPIRON 15 7000
GETTING INSIDE IS URPRISINGLY EASY.
Fitting the Memory Modules
The DIMM’s, or Dual In-line Memory Modules, are modules that contain several RAM or SDRAM chips on a small circuit board. Most motherboards will have multiple memory module sockets, usually arranged in pairs. When you buy memory modules, they are usually sold as a matched pair; this ensures that they have the same latency, or in other words the same memory reaction time.
Xiaomi launched the cheapest 108mp smartphone MI 10i
Xiaomi recently announced the Mi 10i, a new phone in its 10 series intended for the Indian market and manufactured in India, that’s what the “i” stands for, apparently.
MacBook Air (13-inch)
Apple’s first post-Intel MacBook Air is here – and it flies, mostly…
RASPAD 3 Raspberry Pi tablet
Raspberry Pi tablets are the holy grail of single-board computing. Christian Cawley builds his own using a RasPad 3 kit.
Crusader Kings 3
Management might love The King, but they do have suspicious minds and feel caught in a trap hearing Fraser Brown’s plans to get them all shook up.
Sharper than ever!
One of the last beacons of the sci-fi inspired past, the Moto Razr 5G is a marked improvement over its 2019 version.
Fight over resources and punk fashion accessories in NECROMUNDA: UNDERHIVE WARS.
Smartphone manufacturers haven’t slowed down in producing devices that give exceptional value for money. Of those manufacturers, realme continues to stand out by continuously delivering phones that give exactly what users want, without unnecessary extras that inflate the price. It’s a winning strategy that has served them well, and continues with the latest in their stable, the realme 7.
After a long wait, the Mac mini was updated in March 2020, although the changes to Apple’s smallest computer were minimal compared to October 2018’s total redesign.