Gaming news for every device and every Kiwi
Waikato Uni opens NZ's first esports arena
"People are still of the opinion that gamers are the nerds in the corner who have no social skills, doing something that won’t take you anywhere in life. But this initiative is a step towards showing people that esports can lead to many opportunities in a billion-dollar industry.”
Hands-on review: MSI Trident X Plus 9SD-074AU gaming PC
We look at one of the hottest and sexiest gaming rigs available on the local market
Logitech showcases the best parts of being a tech junkie
Freshly caffeinated and after the most delicious custard and apple doughnut ever, I ventured to the Logitech Showcase, ready to be inspired. I wasn’t disappointed.
LIFX sneak peek: These lights turn the home into a rainbow of colour
There’s nothing like a little more ambient light to decorate your home. In October, LIFX will be back with two new options to light up your life.
Sennheiser goes wireless for audiophiles
Sennheiser is gearing up to launch its first audiophile Bluetooth in-ear headphones, due to hit shelves in mid-August.
Game review - Wolfenstein: Youngblood
The game is designed to be played co-operatively, with each player controlling one of the sisters. You can play solo with an AI sister, but it’s pretty clear that the developers have not refined the game for Johnny-no-mates players.
Gaming consoles are the most secure smarthome devices
Out of all the connected devices in the home – lights, TVs, plugs, digital assistants, and even surveillance cameras – the humble game console is the most secure device of all of them.
Sony gets serious about reducing plastic pollution
The 'One Blue Ocean' project aims to reduce plastic pollution in the world’s oceans. It also states that Sony will also make efforts to reduce its environmental footprint to zero by 2050.
Hands-on review: Ryzen 3000 meets ASUS PRO WS X570-ACE workstation
This is not only a gamechanger, it’s an all-new revolution for modern personal computing.
Samsung's Note10 will come in two different sizes for the first time ever
It’s that time of year again. Like clockwork, Samsung has announced the latest version of the acclaimed Galaxy Note series, the Note10.
Mighty Ape offers Afterpay in New Zealand - finally
More than 350,000 New Zealand customers will now be able to use Afterpay, which is a ‘buy now, pay later’ service – finally. Previously it was only an option for Mighty Ape's Australian customers.
Forget the lag - we go hands-on with the ROG Rapture GT-AC2900 router
Setup is a breeze, and performance will have you grinning like the Cheshire Cat. ROG fans will appreciate the complimentary styling matching their other ROG kit.
rFactor 2 entries to open for $1m World's Fastest Gamer prize
Keen esports racers who use the rFactor sim racing platform might just be able to race their way to the grand prize.
The fascinating way Microsoft is making a social impact
Microsoft is upending how tech companies approach the not-for-profit, NGO and charity sector with a revolutionary new approach
Philips Hue Play adds ambient lighting to movies, music, and games
Lighting firm Signify is expanding the popular Philips Hue smart lighting range to include new mood lighting for entertainment areas in the home.
Winner winner, chicken dinner! China esports teams takes out top PUBG prize
Chinese esports team TOP ESPORTS took out the top prize of US$180,000 and a limited BAPE x PUBG Mobile Outfit as part of the PUBG MOBILE Club Open Global Finals this week.
Gaming industry a rising target of cyber-attacks – Akamai
“Gamers are a niche demographic known for spending money, so their financial status is also a tempting target.”
PUBG Mobile teams up with DJ Alan Walker on new track
Earlier this month, players logged into PUBG MOBILE and participated in an in-game event with Alan Walker challenges.
Tech tycoon game Tech Corp. early access available on Steam
Tech Corp. is a business simulator in which you have to create and run your own technology firm to become the next big shot in the tech industry.
Serial killer or victim of the times? Unravel the case of Black Widow
The Black Widow allows players to investigate the true case of Australia’s first female serial killer, Louisa Collins.
Corsair buys custom gaming PC firm Origin PC
"We’re excited to combine our efforts to create new world-class gaming experiences for PC gamers.”
Game review: Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled - the hardest Switch racing game
The difficulty provides hardcore gamers with a challenge that will keep them playing.
Kickstarter campaign brings 80s games back in a handheld console
Lyra can virtually emulate any game console of the classic era, making it possible for you to carry hundreds of them in your pocket.
Ditch the disc: Xbox One S All-Digital Edition lands in NZ next month
It’s set to be a version of the Xbox One S with one distinctive difference: it has no disc drive.
Hands-on review: Micron Ballistix Elite Gaming Memory DD4-3600
Darren Price takes a look at 16GB of Micron’s Ballistix Elite DDR4-3600 gaming memory.
Acer's $5k gaming monitor promises speed and brightness
Acer has given the world a sneak preview of its new Predator X35 gaming monitor, due to be released from August 1.
Hands-on review: The OPPO Reno 10x Zoom - no fumbling around for the right lens
I still get excited every time the selfie camera pops up and pops back in. It takes me back to the days when digital watches were first introduced, and we’d gather around the lucky rich kid who brought his or hers along to school.
Game review: Super Mario Maker 2, The last 2D Mario game you need to buy
No matter which Super Mario game is your favourite, there is a way to create a level in that style.
Game review: Planet Coaster - Ghostbusters expansion (PC)
Theme park management game, Planet Coaster, gets a rather spooky expansion with Planet Coaster: Ghostbusters.
Hands-on review: The Belkin DuraTek Plus charging cable will outlast your device
Charging cables have one job – and they’re notorious for being bad at it.