The future of VR is Open — HDK2 review

Virtual Reality is the biggest new venture in computing with the long awaited release of consumer VR headsets last year. The big names in VR at the moment are the VIVE, Oculus RIFT and PlayStation VR. These consumer headsets are remarkably expensive for first generation tech and being an early adopter is a big gamble when the direction of VR may change dramatically in the next few years. Platform and exclusivity wars are an additional hinderance for VR with Oculus or PSVR the culprits so far. Not all is doom and gloom however as there is a OpenVR standard for VR development called OSVR. Open standards for VR development are what will make VR flourish as content is not restricted to a given headset. Here we review an alternative HMD that is not constrained to platform or modification rules, keep reading for the what, how and why you should be considering the OSVR HDK2!
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144 hz - High frame rate monitors are the new standard for PC gaming

I took the plunge with a monitor upgrade last week and have since released 60 hz monitors don’t cut it anymore.
Keep reading to discover the benefits of 144 hz monitors and why you should get one...
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This is why you should try the new Steam Controller

The Steam Controller is a bold departure from traditional game pads and has been the centre of fierce debate. There will however always be a market for gamepads as they are more convenient when playing in the lounge and more comfortable to use for particular games. PC gamers, keep on reading!
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Easy yet versatile security for all — Arlo Wire-Free Security System

Protecting your home or business with all the property inside can be distressing, having security is important for peace of mind. The easiest way to provide security and discourage potential thieves is by using security cameras. Keep reading for more…!
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Logic3 TopDrive - A cheap midrange wheel for Project Cars

With the release of Project Cars there has been a strong resurgence in interest for PC Steering Wheels. If you check out the Project Cars 'Beyond Reality' page you can check an extensive list of officially support wheels, these wheels however will easily set you back £150 - £450. The good news is Project Cars can support custom wheels as well which means you can actually choose any manufacturer. Keep reading for my review of the Logic3 TopDrive Wireless RF (3-in-1) Steering Wheel in Project Cars!
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Logitech C922 - 60fps webcam designed for streamers with background removal

A webcam is a pretty essential peripheral in a PC setup. From Skype calls to video recording or streaming on Twitch, a good quality webcam is worth buying as it can get daily use.

Logitech have released their brand new webcam, the C922, which is the successor to the highly regarded C920. The C922 comes with new features such as 1080p recording, the ability to record at 60 frames per second (fps) recording at 720p and there is an optional background removal green screen effect without having a green screen! The good news is that there are no hard PC requirements for using the C922, it is compatible with both Windows & Mac, the background removal is windows 7 or later only at present. The 60 fps recording makes a world of difference it may make streamers upgrade for that feature alone….
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Best Skyrim Special Edition Mods that already work

It’s 2016 and it's time to start Skyrim all once again... Mod support is the blood that runs through Bethesda games and is a large part for their success in the PC gaming scene. Download and mod your game using community mods, if you're feeling adventurous you can make and share your own.

The easiest way to get started is to head to the website Nexus Mods and download the Nexus Mod Manager (NMM) that installs and uninstalls mods very intuitively.

Keep reading for the best mods out now and useful console commands to get you going:
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Check out my PC gaming rig! (2016)

I have always been a PC gamer at heart, console ‘peasants’ will never know what they are missing.
Cheaper & more variety of games, mods, better graphics, higher refresh rates, and of course the mouse & keyboard. Check out my rig below.
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Logitech G303 - All-purpose optical gaming mouse with 12K DPI & RGB lighting

The G303 Daedalus Apex is the flagship wired gaming mouse from Logitech G. The G303 specs are impressive with an optical sensor DPI range between 200 and 12K with a polling rate of 1000hz which puts it ahead of competitor mice including the Deathadder with 10K DPI. Keep reading for full review…
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Logitech Z533 Speakers & Bluetooth audio adapter

Thought I'd share my new speaker purchase which is an update to my PC setup. Have a look at my desk setup with the new Logitech Z533 speaker set & subwoofer…
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SteelSeries Siberia RAW Prism - An entry-level headset for PC gamers

The SteelSeries Raw Prism is an entry level gaming headset for PC, Mac & PS4, this is the first time SteelSeries have delved into the cheaper market for headsets, a hybrid of the iconic Prism & Siberia peripheral lines.

Keep reading for the full review…
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Cablox - Effortless cable management

How do you get into cable management and sort out that mess under the table? I have seen some photos of setups using hundreds of cable ties but it has always looked too tedious. I came across Cablox on KickStarter and it caught my eye as a unique way of cable management. Once my delivery came and I was super excited to have a crack at it.
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SteelSeries Stratus XL - A console quality MFI controller (iOS & Mac)

When the Made for iPhone (MFI) Program was released I had high expectations for gaming controllers coming to the market. After numerous rushed controllers were designed as a case for iPhone 5 only I felt there was no controller that cut it for me. An exciting new wireless controller by SteelSeries took my eye, a premium wireless controller for iPhone, iPad, iPod & Mac! I couldn't wait to try it out.
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