Gaming

A couple of weeks ago, UL (formerly Futuremark) released the latest test in its ongoing 3DMark gaming benchmark suite, CPU Profile. The premise behind this new CPU-specific test is a simulation to measure how processor performance scales with cores and threads. Normally 3DMark tests are designed to measure overall gaming performance – and thus are largely a GPU benchmark – however this one is a little different since it focuses more specifically on CPU performance. So we wanted to take a look at UL's latest test to get a better idea of what exactly it is testing, what exactly it is trying to accomplish, and just how useful it might be.

Minecraft Pocket Edition Coming to Android on September 29

The portable edition of Minecraft, the popular world building/sandbox/survival horror game by indie developer Mojang, is shedding its Xperia Play exclusivity and coming to other Android devices on September...

0 by Andrew Cunningham on 9/26/2011

Star Wars: The Old Republic Dated and Priced

Concrete details on the release of BioWare’s Star Wars MMO have finally surfaced. Star Wars: The Old Republic will release in North America on December 20 and Europe on...

27 by Craig Getting on 9/24/2011

Diablo III Delayed Until 'Early 2012'

Holding true to their design ethos of Ship It When It’s Ready, Blizzard just changed the launch window for Diablo III from the end of 2011 to early 2012. “While...

24 by Craig Getting on 9/23/2011

Flash Player 11 in Early October, Says Adobe

Flash Player 11, the next major version of Adobe's near-ubiquitous browser plug-in, is now officially set for release in early October, the company said in a press release today...

31 by Andrew Cunningham on 9/21/2011

Battlefield 3 Beta Opens Sept. 29

Fans of DICE’s large-scale FPS rejoice: the open beta for Battlefield 3 launches on September 29. Anyone who preordered BF3 via EA’s Origin service or purchased the Limited Edition...

26 by Craig Getting on 9/20/2011

Newest Development Kit Brings Unreal Engine To OS X

Epic Games' Unreal Engine, which powers games like Gears of War, Bioshock, and Infinity Blade among many others, is officially coming to Mac OS X in the September 2011...

8 by Andrew Cunningham on 9/20/2011

Game Review: Hard Reset

The PC-exclusive shooter Hard Reset is uncompromising in its old-school ways. There is no cover. Enemies bum rush you in disorganized hordes. Glowing green health packs and red and...

7 by Craig Getting on 9/20/2011

Portal Now Free Until Sept. 20

If you’ve yet to try Valve’s mind-bending first-person puzzler Portal, you now have no excuse. The original Portal is currently free on Steam until September 20th. Valve was inspired by...

10 by Craig Getting on 9/17/2011

Xbox Live Coming to Windows 8

Microsoft’s Major Nelson confirmed yesterday that Xbox Live will officially come to PCs with Windows 8. “Bringing Xbox LIVE to Windows 8 is part of our vision to bring you...

14 by Craig Getting on 9/14/2011

Demo for Indie PC Shooter Hard Reset Now Available

Dust off your old-school shooter skills: a demo for the indie cyberpunk FPS Hard Reset is now on Steam. Hard Reset comes from Flying Wild Hog, a Polish developer made...

7 by Craig Getting on 9/9/2011

Gearbox Courting PC Gamers with Borderlands 2

You too can help design Borderlands 2. Gearbox Software has invited PC gamers to weigh in on platform-specific options they’d like to see in the forthcoming Diablo-with-guns shooter. On a...

17 by Craig Getting on 9/8/2011

Developer Build of Dead Island Accidentally Released on Steam

An unfinished version of Dead Island, the tropical co-op zombie title from Techland, was mistakenly released on Steam in North America. According to Develop, the game’s publisher, Deep Silver...

5 by Craig Getting on 9/6/2011

Valve Games Available Through EA's Origin Store

In an ironic development following months of public squabbling over digital distribution practices, Electronic Arts is now offering Valve games through its Origin service. EA is running a buy-two-get-one-free special...

15 by Craig Getting on 9/3/2011

Blizzard Starting Diablo III Beta Slowly

In an investor webcast yesterday, Blizzard president Mike Morhaime confirmed that Diablo III would enter a closed beta “later this month,” though it appears some friends and family...

32 by Craig Getting on 9/2/2011

OnLive Now Streaming Game Demos on GameSpot

GameSpot unveiled a new feature today: free streaming game demos courtesy of OnLive. Demos courtesy of the cloud gaming service are integrated right into GameSpot’s game profiles, alongside reviews...

7 by Craig Getting on 8/30/2011

Minecraft Creator Explains Game’s Absence on Steam

In a recent entry on his blog, Markus “notch” Persson explained why Minecraft has yet to appear on Valve’s Steam platform, citing an “ inherent incompatibility” between his company...

14 by Craig Getting on 8/30/2011

New Tetris Coming To The 3DS This October

If the dearth of world-famous puzzlers was keeping you from picking up a Nintendo 3DS, it’s about time you started saving up: the Hudson Soft-developed Tetris: Axis will be...

6 by Craig Getting on 8/29/2011

GameStop Apologizes for Deus Ex Controversy, Offers $50 Gift Cards

GameStop is attempting to make up for the Deus Ex: Human Revolution debacle by offering a $50 gift card and a “Buy 2 Get 1 Free Pre-owned Purchase” to...

29 by Craig Getting on 8/26/2011

Razer Announces Blade Gaming Laptop

Razer, a gaming-centric company known primarily for its mice and keyboards, today announced that they would be introducing a gaming laptop, the Blade, in Q4 2011. The $2799.99 laptop is...

21 by Andrew Cunningham on 8/26/2011

New Counter-Strike to Include PS3-PC/Mac Cross-Platform Play

Valve’s doubling down on the PlayStation 3. In a preview published late Thursday, Kotaku’s Stephen Totilo reported that Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, the newest iteration of the popular Counter-Strike franchise...

33 by Craig Getting on 8/25/2011

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