Acer Aspire One

Do you remember the netbooks? | Opinion

Netbooks used to rule the lightweight laptop market, but handheld devices have replaced these compact notebooks. Despite the success of these netbooks, they were forotten a decade later by users who prefer to use even smaller devices such as smartphones and tablets. However, even after these years, the netbook remains an interesting concept with a larger influence.

Are games becoming too expensive | Opinion

Last month, some of the prices of the exclusive next generation games for the PlayStation 5 were released online. These games cost between 70 and 80 euros for one title. A noticeable price increase compared to the previous generation. For the average gamer, this is a large part of their available budget. What is the reason behind these increased prices?

computer hardware

Reasons to build a desktop computer for gaming in 2020 | Opinion

2020 is an interesting year for gamers. Both the next generation of consoles and the latest graphics cards will be released this autumn. These more advanced graphics cards in combination with the processors released earlier this year, makes this period the perfect moment to build yourself a desktop and switch from the more traditional consoles to a custom computer.

Altaïr Ibn-La'Ahad with Apple of Eden

The reasons to purchase and display collectibles | Opinion

After a personal search of multiple months to find a specific collector's item, we found it online for a good price in a reliable online store. Convenient, yet the question remains why we purchase and collect collectables from games. After some research, there seem to be several different reasons why gamers collect game related items.

Crysis Remastered

But, can it run Crysis? | Opinion

Even after 13 years, Crysis remains one of the most impressive games. Now, with a remastered version on the way, it is time to take a closer look at the game and discuss why a remaster of this game will be an underwhelming experience compared to the original game. And that is positive. Even after more than a decade, the game still competes with recent titles in terms of graphics.

Cyberpunk 2077

Can a game be announced too early in its development? | Opinion

It is a question often asked, but difficult to answer. Is it possible to announce a game too early in its development? Many people believe not, even so, a game can receive less attention as a result. Or more. Seen the past examples, it is hard to form a representative answer. It depends on the game, developer, publisher and marketing budget.

Borderlands

How one game perfected and defined the looter shooter genre | Opinion

In recent years, we have seen some great and terrible loot-based shooting games. The looter shooter genre has been around for some time now, but one game redefined the use of colour-coded loot and role-playing mechanics in these games. The level of customisation, memorable missions and characters helps to distinguish the game from other shooters.

Halo Infinite

What would you prefer in games, graphics or gameplay? | Opinion

The next generation of consoles is ready to be released later this year. A few weeks ago, Microsoft showed gameplay footage of some of the games being published on their next generation console. The gameplay of Halo Infinite has been the highlight of the gameplay showcase. However, the footage of the game did not exactly impress the viewers.

Seagate Storage Expansion for Xbox Series X

Are game files becoming too large? | Opinion

Games require more and more storage space on your hard drive or solid state drive. The current generation of consoles has an average storage capacity of 500 GB or 1 TB. However, this is no longer enough to install multiple recent games. The problem remains in the next generation of consoles seen the consoles will be released with similar storage sizes.

Asus ROG Swift PG65UQ

Does a monitor with a higher refresh rate really make a difference? | Opinion

Monitors are available in different resolutions and sizes. However, the refresh rate has become a key marketing metric for computer monitors over the last years. The refresh rate is the number of times a display refreshes to show a new image, but makes a monitor with a higher refresh rate a noticeable difference in your gameplay experience?