Gaming industry

How BioWare changed the entire RPG genre
We understand the legacy of the legendary company for its twenty-fifth anniversary On February 1, BioWare celebrates its 25th anniversary. And let the Studio now clearly lost its former positions,…

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Little cousin of Fortnite. Review Of Cuisine Royale
A prank that got out of control It would seem that the "battle Royale" genre is in the stage of logical decline after PUBG and Fortnite collected all possible cream…

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ASUS, MSI, Razer. Best CES 2020 laptops
The most interesting gadgets from the consumer electronics show in Las Vegas 10.01 CES is getting less and less interesting every year. Innovative technologies are rarely shown, and gadgets are…

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Through the thorns to the Monolith. How the legendary S. T. A. L. K. E. R. series was created.

While waiting for the second part, we remember how the iconic franchise was born
For many people, S. T. A. L. K. E. R. is more than a game. More than 12 years have passed since the release of the first part, but fans return to this universe again and again. However, not everyone knows what production hell the GSC Game World Studio had to go through at the time. Today we will tell you about how the legendary franchise was created.

It all started with Olesya Shishkovtsova and Alexander Maksimchuk-programmers who came for an interview at GSC Game World together with X-Ray, their engine for video games. Sergey liked the new technology very much, but at first it was decided to use it to create real-time strategies. Work began on two projects at once: Pilgrims, which combined elements of the shooter with mass battles, and Commandos. Continue reading

IPhone 9 and iPad Pro. What else will Apple show at the spring presentation?

Top insights from top analysts

The annual event is about a month away, but we already know approximately what the kupertinovites are going to show. Spoiler: this is not only iPhones, but also a few more interesting devices. Read more in our article.

When will the presentation take place?
Apple plans to announce new devices at the end of March. To be more precise-30 or 31 numbers. The second option is more likely, because all the company’s recent presentations took place on Tuesday. Continue reading

How video games help the Chinese to survive the epidemic of coronavirus

The local industry is booming, and developers are unwittingly making money from a deadly disease
In many regions of China, a coronavirus quarantine has been in place for several weeks — residents do not leave their homes and work remotely if their profession allows them to. Traditionally, in January and February, the Chinese have a long vacation, which has a positive impact on the local (and not only) gaming industry. But the effect of the quarantine was unexpectedly strong. How much-explains the developer from Beijing.

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Best PC gaming builds in 2020

Six current configurations — from cheap but working to powerful and expensive
Do you want to build a powerful gaming computer, but you do not have enough experience for this or have a very limited budget? It doesn’t matter! We have prepared several ready-made configurations for you from 40,000 to 170,000 rubles. You just have to choose the right one!

Budget, but severe option for 40,000 rubles
Processor: AMD Ryzen 5 2600x — 9 500 rubles
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Best gifts for gamers on February 23

Laptop, chair, keyboard, mouse, and headphones — complete game set
The most male holiday annually puts girls in a dead end. What to give a young person/friend / colleague, except socks and shaving foam? In fact, the choice is huge, especially if a man is fond of video games. We have collected the most interesting gadgets and accessories that any gamer will be delighted with.

Acer Nitro 7 Laptop
One of the most interesting gaming laptops today in terms of price/quality ratio. Continue reading

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Gifts with love. Best cheap gadgets for February 14
Candy won't work Valentine's day is already close — this means that it's time to buy (or at least choose) gifts for your significant other. We have collected the most…


Preview of Disintegration-a new shooter from the author of Halo
Impressions from the closed beta test of a promising project Disintegration is definitely one of the most ambitious debuts of this year — it is being developed by one of…


How game developers communicate with fans in social networks
Trolling against officialdom: laughing with funny tweets and facepalm with bad ones The bread and butter of any project is its audience. And the most important means of communication with…


Best gaming video cards of 2020
Top graphics for any requests Your future in computer games depends on the right choice of GPU. Save too much — get low FPS and freezes in fresh games. But…


Is there a life with wireless headphones for 126 rubles?
At the end of 2019, we saw an interesting lot on AliExpress — for 100 rubles with kopecks, you could buy wireless headphones, and even with a case in the…