Recent years have done great things for PC gamers. Gaming is becoming more and more mainstream and less looked down upon. From hardcore MMO and FPS games to the casual Candy Crush and Clash of Clans, nearly everyone has played or currently plays a game. Gaming conventions and even tournaments are selling out in minutes. Pax East is this weekend and sold out the Boston Convention Center in less than an hour, this is the largest exhibition center in the Northeast United States. The Dota 2 International three day tournament sold out Key Arena, which has a capacity of ~17,000, in less than an hour, as well. With computer gamers becoming more prominent, changes to parts come as well. Full size cases used to be the shining beacon that you built your whole gaming room around, and are starting to look like relics from the past.
Sceptre adds a touch of color to any room and décor with their newest 32-inch LED HDTV. "Part of their lifestyle Color Series, the 32-inch LED HDTV is now available in pink, purple, pearl white and black, and is the ideal way to enjoy your favorite TV programming while adding personality to any room." See More
Sharkoon expands its range of energy-efficient power supplies with their new WPM BRONZE series. The WPM "80 PLUS BRONZE" certified power supplies are available in 400, 500, 600 and 700 Watt models, and "are cooled by a quiet 140 mm fan, which provides a strong airflow at a lower revolution speed, effectively reducing operating noise." See More
AOC launches its first two 28″ (71.1 cm) monitors. The m2870Vhe and m2870Vq feature large 16:9 MVA panels with Full HD resolution, wide viewing angles and high luminosity. "Rich colours, high contrast and fast response times make these two displays ideal for both professional needs and entertainment such as video games and movies. Both models come with an extensive array of input options and other features, with the m2870Vq even boasting an additional DisplayPort connector and stereo speakers." The new models are available as of now. The MSRP lies at GBP 179.99 for the m2870Vhe; for the m2870Vq, a price of GBP 189.99 is suggested. See More
Thecus today announces that its entire product line has been confirmed safe from the OpenSSL Heartbleed bug. "While Thecus NAS do make use of OpenSSL, the specific branches adopted by Thecus's software development team are in fact entirely unaffected by Heartbleed (as it only affects versions 1.0.1 through 1.0.1f). So when the news about Heartbleed broke, Thecus developers quickly established that Thecus devices were never vulnerable to malformed heartbeat requests."See More