TPG Daily Links: Where’s The Click?

For some lucky Americans, the long weekend of Memorial Day is here.  Before you get the grill heated up, take a look at what the PC gaming world has to offer.  Links below include: a Max Payne PC interview, an XCOM interview, video impressions of Faerie Solitaire and Master of the Arcane, thoughts on Facebook buying Opera, and Windows 8 multi-monitor   support.

PC Hardware/Software

XFX HD 7870 Review – PC Perspective

I am glad to see that XFX is still hanging around and offering unique products to the market. They have very nearly caught up to the competition in terms of design, and they are able to offer their products at competitive prices. The quality certainly seems to have gone up over the past few years, and while the warranty is not nearly as nice as it used to be, it is competitive with the industry as a whole. The bonus of transferring a warranty is a big plus though, and certainly unique among manufacturers.

Samsung Green DDR3 8GB Memory Review – KitGuru

This is clearly some of the best memory on the market, the only downside is that you need some bios knowledge to get to 2,133mhz or 2,400mhz. There is no easy to select XMP profile.

Facebook to Buy Opera? – Pocket-Lint

A Facebook browser that would allow you keep up to date with your social life from in-built plug-ins and features on the menu bar could be on the cards. Pocket-lint has heard from one of its trusted sources that the social networking giant is looking to buy Opera Software, the company behind the Opera web browser.

Microlab Solo 7C Review – Overclock 3D

So to recap, for anyone with a HTPC set up in their front room or someone that see’s music and films as the main use for their PC these speakers are perfect for you. Couple them up with a decent sound card and you are on to a winner.

SteelSeries Diablo III Headset – NikkTech

With a price tag set currently at around USD120 inside the USA and 100Euros inside the EU the Diablo III headset by SteelSeries is certainly not I’d call cheap but if we take into account the extra craftsmanship required to transform in such a way so every single Diablo fan out there can feel a bit closer to their favorite game and characters then it’s not really expensive either.

Get Ready for Multiple Monitors – PC Mag

One subtle story is beginning to appear, though, and it is good news for those of us who are reliant on desktop computing: Microsoft is boosting support multi-screen computing in Windows 8.

PC Gaming

XCOM – Enemy Unknown Interview – Rock Paper Shotgun

Players are willing to accept that because you tell them what the rules of the game are. You make sure they know what the consequences are if they don’t do well, that they’re going to get into this process. But if you do do well, you’ll find more and more ways to fight back, and so having players understand that is key to XCOM. Letting them know where they stand relative to that has always been an important challenge.

Max Payne 3 PC Interview – PC World

We didn’t have a lead platform; we opted instead to develop each platform in parallel, with each team focusing on the specific requirements of the hardware as we went along. That way, we could bring out all three versions as close to each other as possible, while still getting the most out of each specific platform. We’re really happy with how that turned out for the consoles, but we’re even happier with what it’s meant for the PC. We’ve closed the gap between console and PC release dates, which is something the community had been wanting us to do for a long time, and the PC version has been tested on a huge range of hardware.

Indie Impressions – Faerie Solitaire – Official YouTube

Taking a Peek: Warlock – Master of the Arcane – Distraction Gaming

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4 thoughts on “TPG Daily Links: Where’s The Click?

    • I like Opera Mobile browser too. But in the contrary I am rather afraid of Opera being bought by Fb. I am hoping no to see their browsers overwhelmed with some useless (for me at last) social features.
      It’s nice to have money, and I wish that to everybody, but it is also nice to stay independent. I have seen to many software developers, or web sites, bought by some corpo, and have their original feeling destroyed in a few months.

      • I agree with you. There are so many examples of big companies swooping in to buy smaller outfits and have the product turn to garbage.

    • I have nothing against Opera, but the way Facebook does business worries me. I am talking about their view on privacy and adding activated features without the users consent.

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