Raspberry Pi Zero Guide: Projects, Specs, GPIO, Getting Started thumbnail Toms Hardware

Raspberry Pi Zero Guide: Projects, Specs, GPIO, Getting Started

The Raspberry Pi Zero is a computer the size of a stick of gum, which is designed to be as cheap as possible, with a starting price of $5 (or $10 for a version with Wi-Fi). With dimensions of just 2.6 x 1.2 x 0.2 inches (66.0mm x 30.5mm x 5.0mm), about the size of a USB Flash drive, the Pi Zero is small enough to be embedded in a project and cheap enough to be left there! The same Raspberry Pi OS and software runs on the Raspberry Pi Zero as on larger Pis such as the Raspberry Pi…

Kingston KC2500 1TB NVMe SSD review thumbnail PC Gamer

Kingston KC2500 1TB NVMe SSD review

The KC2500 1TB isn’t Kingston’s first foray into NVMe SSD territory, but it’s fair to say from the outset that it’s probably its best so far. On paper there doesn’t seem to be a lot of difference between this and its previous offering, the KC2000—both the KC2000 and the KC2500 use the same Silicon Motion 2262EN controller and the same 96-layer 3D TLC NAND. The time difference between the release of the two drives has allowed Kingston to tweak things though, and tweak it has. The newer drive boasts a 300MB/s improvement on the read speeds alongside a 700MB/s boost…

This Skyrim mod adds a two-handed weapon that's just a chair thumbnail PC Gamer

This Skyrim mod adds a two-handed weapon that’s just a chair

I’ve downloaded a lot of weapons mods for Skyrim over the last eight years, but none quite so grand and intimidating as The Chair. XvomTheMad’s mod is literally just a chair, but it’s solidly built and quite deadly. Carrying around a chair instead of a greatsword or a mighty axe tells everyone around you that you’ve grown past the need for conventional weapons—everything is now a weapon in your hands. Like Bullseye, but without all the throwing and getting beaten up by Daredevil. The Chair is not a magical artefact made out of dwemer bones that you can unearth in a dungeon;…

PlayStation just had its biggest quarter ever thumbnail VG247

PlayStation just had its biggest quarter ever

By Sherif Saed, Tuesday, 4 August 2020 09:29 GMT The global coronavirus pandemic only helped boost PlayStation’s revenue.Sony’s first quarter of FY2020 (April-June 2020) has been PlayStation‘s best ever in terms of revenue, at $5.63 billion. During the quarter, PS4 shipped 1.9 million units, bringing total lifetime shipments to 112.3 million.The figure is certainly up over last quarter’s 1.4M, but significantly down compared to the same period last fiscal year (3.2 million). This downturn in hardware sales is expected, as the console approaches its final days ahead of the launch of PS5. That said, PS4 is still trending ahead of…

PC Building Simulator's new DLC is a taste of what it's actually like to build PCs for a living thumbnail PC Gamer

PC Building Simulator’s new DLC is a taste of what it’s actually like to build PCs for a living

The life of a techie. Go on, breathe it in: T-shirts stained with thermal paste grease, hands shredded to pieces, incessant badgering by your friends and family to troubleshoot their PCs. Alas it’s but a dream to most. But fear not, wannabe tech support, esports is calling out your name, and you better pack your best case fans because you’re about to be offered the chance of a lifetime building for the top teams in PC Building Simulator’s Esports Expansion DLC, an unlikely story mode where a mere civilian like yourself can take on the role of team tech support….

Giving away GTA 5 on the Epic Store only boosted game sales and GTA Online revenue thumbnail VG247

Giving away GTA 5 on the Epic Store only boosted game sales and GTA Online revenue

By Sherif Saed, Tuesday, 4 August 2020 08:45 GMT Not even giving the game away for free could slow down GTA 5’s momentum.Take-Two had a record-setting quarter thanks to its ongoing games. As part of the publisher’s earnings for Q1 of FY2021, CEO Strauss Zelnick touched on the performance of GTA 5 and GTA Online, which somehow continue to set new records.More specifically, the company contextualised the decision to offer the game for free on Epic Games Store for a limited time in May. You’d think that giving the game away for free would negatively impact revenue, but it had…

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SPITLINGS

If anything, Spitlings is very relaxing to play. I can see it being great for people who are bored and need something light to occupy their time. While it may seem like it’d be a fun couch co-op game as well, there are plenty of other titles that come to mind that accomplish what Spitlings sets out to do much better. Despite this, the music is very fun to listen to as you button mash and watch all of the orbs of spit rain down and eliminate the evil goo on the screen, and the game is very aesthetically pleasing…

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Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout

The game that doesn’t worth its money. Highly repetitive and includes a lot of grinding. After 2 h of playing, you will see all the game-playThe game that doesn’t worth its money. Highly repetitive and includes a lot of grinding. After 2 h of playing, you will see all the game-play features. Developers are ridiculous, when I wasn’t able to play due to servers went down, they asked to leave a positive review on Steam. Thus, you were able to see a lot of fake positive bombing reviews (“yes”, “good game”, “*just empty line*”, “very nice”, “fun” and etc.) in…

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Skully

Please spend some time playing the game. Come back to review it starting at 12:00pm PST on August 5.

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Relicta

Buzz Chart The GameSpot Trax Buzz metric is a calculated score (out of 100) designed to gauge gamers’ interest in a specific title. It is a weighted combination of user interactions with content about the game on GameSpot, social networks, and market research studies. Genre benchmarks are determined from the averages of Buzz scores from the GameSpot 50 games and can be used to determine whether a specific title is trending above or below genre leaders. Check out the complete GameSpot 50 list. Contact trax@gamespot.com for deeper insights.

Azza's Tiny New Pyramid 806 Case Supports Mini-ITX Motherboards thumbnail Toms Hardware

Azza’s Tiny New Pyramid 806 Case Supports Mini-ITX Motherboards

 When asked to picture a desktop case in your mind, you probably imagine a cube or prism-shaped chassis. Azza’s latest case, the Pyramid 806, throws those expectations out the window with a sleek pyramid design.This isn’t the first case from Azza to feature this design. The Pyramid 804 case, released late last year, had the same shape but was much larger and could support ATX motherboards. The new Pyramid 806 has a smaller form factor and is designed to house Mini-ITX motherboards.The motherboard is placed horizontally in the case. There is room for up to two 2.5″ HDDs. The unit…

Fortnite is getting cars on Wednesday thumbnail PC Gamer

Fortnite is getting cars on Wednesday

Cars are coming to Fortnite this week. The new vehicles, or at least some of them, will be added in a patch on Wednesday, August 5, according to a tweet from the official account.We’ve known for a while that Fortnite is getting cars, and there are already some on the map, although they can’t yet be driven. In posters scattered around the island, we’ve seen a pickup truck, a big rig, a sedan, and the car featured in the tweet embedded below, the Whiplash. According to the tweet, the name Whiplash is “a warning.”It’s not just a name. It’s a…

Take-Two's Private Division to publish games from the makers of Ori, Armello, and OlliOlli thumbnail PC Gamer

Take-Two’s Private Division to publish games from the makers of Ori, Armello, and OlliOlli

Private Division has announced it has partnered with several prominent game studios, such as Moon Studios, League of Geeks, and Roll7, to publish a game from each developer. The titles of the games haven’t been announced yet, and none are expected to be released until 2022, at the earliest.We do know a bit about the upcoming games, however. Moon Studios is working on a new Action RPG, according to job listings on its website. According to the founders, that game will have Moon Studios “aiming our sights even higher” than it did with Ori and the Blind Forest and its…

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare season 5: Everything we know thumbnail PC Gamer

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare season 5: Everything we know

CoD: MW Season 5 is just around the corner. Following Infinity Ward’s official reveal and a couple of leaks shared by the community, we’re starting to build a clearer picture of what lies ahead for Modern Warfare and Warzone. On top of the rumored loot train chugging through Verdansk, we should also expect a new weapon alongside a bundle of new operators from the mysterious new Shadow Company. In a more traditional sense, Season 5 is also bringing new maps to standard multiplayer.Now let’s get you up to speed on everything we know about Call of Duty: MW Season 5.Call…

When are cars coming to Fortnite? thumbnail PC Gamer

When are cars coming to Fortnite?

Epic surprised everyone when it announced that Fortnite Season 3 would feature drivable cars. Not just golf carts, hoverboards, or boats—but honest-to-god cars. We’ve now got an official release date for cars in Fortnite, following a brief delay.A lot of information about drivable cars in Fortnite has leaked, so we’ve rounded up everything we know, including the release date, what kinds of cars are available, and where you can find them. We’ll also teach you how to most effectively drive once Epic lets us behind the wheel.When are cars coming to Fortnite?Epic has announced an official release date for cars…

CPU Benchmark Hierarchy 2020: Intel and AMD Processors Ranked thumbnail Toms Hardware

CPU Benchmark Hierarchy 2020: Intel and AMD Processors Ranked

Your CPU has a huge effect on overall performance and, to many, is a computer’s most important component. But when it comes time to buying a CPU for your desktop, you’ll find a dizzying collection of model numbers and specs from both Intel and AMD. We’ve listed our the best CPUs for gaming and best processors for work in other articles, but if you want to know how each chip stacks up against all the others and how we come to our decisions, this CPU Hierarchy is for you. Below, we’ve ranked all the consumer Intel 9th, 8th and 7th Gen processors, along with AMD’s Ryzen and…

GTA 5 sold even better after its Epic Store giveaway thumbnail PC Gamer

GTA 5 sold even better after its Epic Store giveaway

The unstoppable money-making machine that is Grand Theft Auto 5 is still going strong in 2020, with publisher Take Two predicting an even stronger year for GTA Online in the fiscal year ahead, it said in its Q1 earnings call on Monday. Take Two praised the strong performance of GTA Online since its Diamond Casino update last year and record-breaking active player numbers, but what’s really surprising is how well GTA 5 has sold, even after it was given away for free on the Epic Games Store.”In the six weeks following the Epic Store promotion, Grand Theft Auto 5 sold…

The DLC for the Frog Fractions 4K remaster is Frog Fractions 3, which is actually Frog Fractions 4 thumbnail PC Gamer

The DLC for the Frog Fractions 4K remaster is Frog Fractions 3, which is actually Frog Fractions 4

Yesterday I reported on the Steam release of a 4K remaster of legendary flash browser game Frog Fractions on Steam as Frog Fractions: Game of the Decade Edition. I personally called it “perhaps one of the greatest indie games of all time” and I suppose I should actually correct myself: it is perhaps one of the greatest indie game series of all time. I will spoil nothing about that here.Anyways, I closed that out by saying “Someone do let me know if the $8 Hat DLC is Frog Fractions 3.” After that I went and bought the $8 “Hop’s Iconic…

If you can't go to a real bar, manage one in this lovely fantasy tavern sim thumbnail PC Gamer

If you can’t go to a real bar, manage one in this lovely fantasy tavern sim

It’s weird the things you miss when you’re in a pandemic lockdown. I’ve been buying a bunch of shirts online lately because I discovered I miss going clothes shopping—even though I’ve always hated clothes shopping. Even before the COVID-19 outbreak I almost never went to pubs because I rarely ever drink anymore—but now that I can’t go to a bar I suddenly very much want to go to a bar.That’s one reason Traveller’s Rest, an Early Access innkeeper simulation, is so appealing to me right now. But it’s not the only reason! There’s a strong Stardew Valley and Graveyard Keeper…