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Modder Wires Iconic 1970 TV Up for Modern PC, Console Gaming

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. The 1970s were a deeply confusing time. Formica countertops were everywhere, shag carpet was popular, dark wood paneling (combined with shag carpeting) conspired to make the interior of every home a place where visible light went to die, and virtually every consumer product came in either vague pastels or eye-searing colors that could drive a cat to frenzy. Evaluated by the decorating standards of the day, the JVC Videosphere is a brilliant piece of hardware….

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Buying a Pre-Built Gaming PC Is Now Smarter Than Building Your Own

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Building a PC has long offered the best value when performance and reliability are your primary concern, but things are changing. With component prices skyrocketing, you may actually be further ahead to purchase a pre-built gaming computer even if it’s not exactly what you want. Hopefully, this won’t be the case forever, but now is not the time to build your own system. RAM used to be one of the cheapest parts of a DIY…

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Gaming addiction classified as disorder by WHO

Gaming addiction is to be listed as a mental health condition for the first time by the World Health Organisation. Its 11th International Classification of Diseases (ICD) will include the condition “gaming disorder”. The draft document describes it as a pattern of persistent or recurrent gaming behaviour so severe that it takes “precedence over other life interests”. Some countries had already identified it as a major public health issue. Many, including the UK, have private addiction clinics to “treat” the condition. The last version of the ICD was completed in…

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World Health Organization Considers Recognizing ‘Gaming Disorder’

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Anyone who has been playing games for long enough has a story about the time they got so into a game they missed an appointment or called in sick to work. If someone does that consistently, is it fair to say they have a psychological disorder? Psychologists have been debating in recent years whether or not to classify excessive gaming as a distinct mental disease, and the World Health Organization (WHO) appears to be leaning…

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What’s the Best Processor for PC Gaming?

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Choosing the best processor for PC gaming is a rather more complex proposition than it seems at first glance. After all, “best” is not a single metric. The simplest way for us to help you decide would be to link our Core i7-8700K (See on Amazon) review and leave a two-word caption: “This one.” But simply picking the most expensive and/or fastest processor a company offers for consumer desktop PCs, without any coherent rationale behind the choice, ultimately…

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The Best PC Gaming Accessories

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Whether you’re decking out your brand new gaming PC, or trying to breathe new life into an existing rig, there are plenty of affordable accessories that can spruce things up. You can make do with a clunky keyboard or a bad mic, but just a few strategic purchases can make a world of difference for your gaming experience. With the accessories below, you can load faster, stream to your TV, control more comfortably, and even…

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Mum defends teen in gaming lawsuit

A mother has written a letter in defence of her 14-year-old son who is facing a lawsuit over video game cheats in the US. Caleb Rogers is one of two people facing legal action from gaming studio Epic Games for using cheat software to play the free game Fortnite. The studio says it has taken the step because the boy declined to remove a YouTube video he published which promoted how to use the software. His mother says he is a scapegoat. “This company is in the process of attempting…

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