Think video games are just a waste of time? Pro gamers - who're suddenly making thousands each year, traveling the world, scoring lucrative sponsorship deals, garnering increasing headlines and turning their hobby into a full-time career - would beg to differ. This week on Players Only, we take a closer look at the impact and future of cyberathletics. Also explored: Tips for stepping up your game,
Never mind smash hits like Halo 3 and Gears of War: It's independent games - small, quirky and low-budget productions - that are really making huge strides forward for the PC and video game business today. This week on Players Only, we learn why thinking small is in, and the reason tomorrow's next game design superstar might just be staring right back at you in the mirror. Also explored: The impor
The Lenovo has put on their boxing gloves and come out of the corner with the Lenovo X300 laptop. It's light, weighing in at 2.1 lbs. It's also up-to-date on the latest tech, coming with a 64GB SSD (Solid State Drive) hard-drive. Is it enough to compete with the Apple MacBook Air?
At 1.3-inches thick and weighing in at 7 pounds, the Alienware m15x gaming laptop is close to being portable. The battery lasts only 2 hours away from a power outlet, although that is double the battery life from previous versions. It also comes with lots of connections, an optional Blu-ray writer and the display is a 15.4-inch HD LCD.
It's the question on everyone's lips: With three great systems to choose from - Microsoft's Xbox 360, Nintendo's Wii and Sony's PlayStation 3 - who'll win the next-generation console war? This week on Players Only, we take a closer look at how the battle's shaping up - and who'll come out ahead in 2008 and beyond. Also explored: Where the market's headed, chances we'll ever see a one-console futur
Ever wondered where the industry's most mind-blowing PC and video games come from? Wish granted: This week on Players Only, we get to know today’s most trendsetting designers better - and discover whether or not digital diversions really have the power to change the world. Also explored: The magic of game design, where the best ideas originate and just how far both culturally and intellectually vi
Hollywood and the music biz have tried to play nicely with video games since the very beginning – only now, they’re finally starting to succeed. This week on Players Only, we investigate the phenomenon of convergence: The line where the comic book, recording, film and interactive entertainment industries meet. Also explored: How hit TV shows/movies become hit games, the secret to adapting properti
So much for stereotypes: Modern video game audiences include more women than ever. This week on Players Only, we find out why females of all ages are increasingly flocking to the business – and to get their hands on the controller. Also explored: Women’s changing role in the industry, career opportunities for women in gaming and why, from casual games to first-person shooters, MMOs and Hollywood-l
There are tons of 2.1 PC speaker systems, so it can be a bit overwhelming when it comes to choosing a great set for your hard earned dollars. The Edifier E3350 speaker system is worth a look, and has earned our Digital Trends' Editor's Choice award.
Have you always wanted a sweet gaming PC, but just couldn't justify the $4,000 or $5,000 USD price? Check out the Uberclok Reactor, a gaming PC that is overclocked (including memory, video, etc) that is stable, quiet and well priced.
Wake up and quit playing with yourself: Today’s hottest games can be found online! This week on Players Only, we discover why massively multiplayer online (MMO) titles – persistent virtual worlds designed for thousands to simultaneously interact with and enjoy – and social networks are exploding in popularity. Also explored: Online culture, ways games can help build personal relationships and just