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Open worlds have long been a staple of massive AAA titles, but it wasn't too long ago that the idea of a truly open world was just a fever dream. The idea that you could go out and do anything, anywhere, is mighty enticing to a lot of players. But now games seem to be chucking in open worlds all the time even if their games don’t necessarily need it.
Graphics cards are expensive these days, which makes them a big investment. Whether you have all the money to spend or you have to budget yourself, it’s a big decision to make whether the performance is worth the price. And companies like Nvidia and AMD make bold claims sometimes using slightly misleading statistics to promise much improved performance, that all too often ends up being a bit underwhelming at launch.
It’s coming up to Christmas, and we’ve all been really excited by the new graphics cards from Nvidia and AMD. Now whilst these are the more enthusiast level of GPUs, usually the mid-range and mainstream cards find the most popularity due to their ratio between price and performance.
VRAM is the buzzword these days thanks to more and more games utilizing the power of some next-gen graphics cards. AMD has always paved the way for standard VRAM capacities, but Nvidia recently broke out their massive RTX 3090 with a whopping 24GB of VRAM available on the card.
Controllers are a man’s best friend when it comes to gaming on consoles, I mean there’s literally no other way to play the games on there without one (or, at least used to be, as some games are now offering keyboard and mouse support). 
With the recent releases of several games now including extensive benchmark utilities in-game, we thought of posing a question to you guys: should in-game benchmark tools be separate of the base game and free for all players? Then you can download a benchmark tool for a specific game to see how well your system will perform before actually buying the game itself.
Okay, imagine this: it’s nearly Halloween, so you have a long night of watching scary movies and playing scary video games. When you wake up in the morning, half asleep and still dreaming, you turn on your PC and… ZAP! Your CPU gets fried. This is probably the worst time because all you want to do is catch up on the newest episode of The Mandalorian, but now you have to go online and find a brand new processor.
Now we don’t visit this debate very often as we don’t want to encourage mindless fanboyism, but we are interested in exploring if the manufacturer loyalty has diminished as we all get wiser and look to buy whatever works for us at the moment, or do we still have loyal hardware camps?
With the dawn of the next generation of consoles, games, and PC hardware on our doorstep, there has never been a better time to upgrade our PCs in order to future proof performance. However, with the rising cost of PC hardware and the significantly higher requirements for next-gen games (partly because of ray tracing), how long do you reasonably expect a new GPU to meet your gaming needs?
We are just under 2 weeks away until AMD’s next generation of Ryzen processors officially launch, the Ryzen 5000 series looks to be AMD’s best lineup yet for their gaming CPUs, but AMD has now infamously jacked up the prices because of their dominance in the market. Zen 3 is certainly shaping up to be a great generation of processors, but which one of the new lineup looks like the best buy?
Ubisoft currently has 2 massive games from some of their biggest franchises coming out just 2 weeks apart from each other, both Watch Dogs: Legion and Assassins Creed Valhalla. So naturally up to their launch we saw the official system requirements release, and oh boy were they something to behold.