More Hardware Coverage is Coming to Game Front and We Need Your Feedback

Gabe Newell PC Gaming Master Race

If you’re reading this, chances are you really dig being part of the PC Gaming Master Race. Game Front has always been a haven for PC gamers, from the Half-Lifers to the Battlefieldians to the Quake…ites (They’re like Deadites, but with more gibs).

But what’s just as important as the PC games we all know and love? The hardware these games run on. PC games constantly push the hardware envelope, as the infamous “but can it play Crysis?” quip is surely evidence of. There are defining PC experiences that don’t require bleeding-edge CPUs and GPUs, but many more benefit from a solid mid-range gaming tower, a competent gaming laptop, or beyond.

During the next few months, Game Front is going to be diving head-first into the wonderful world of PC hardware and accessories. Other Game Front contributors will chime in from time to time, but most of this new hardware coverage will go through me, the newly appointed hardware overlord. From news reports on what’s happening now, to reviewing the latest and greatest hardware from Intel, Nvidia, AMD, and others, to covering events like CES, Game Front will add hot, delicious, low-sodium hardware reporting to its Vegas-quality PC gaming buffet.

Our goal with the new hardware reporting is simple: Offer enough data and opinion on new CPUs and GPUs to help you make an informed decision without throwing 20-something pages of charts and graphs your way. If we’re talking about mice, keyboards and other accessories, our opinions will be more subjective, but succinct and informed nonetheless.

While the foundation for Game Front hardware coverage is being poured, we want to get a feel for what you want to see. What kind of coverage are you clamoring for? What questions do you want to see answered on here? What in the hardware world excites you the most?

Whatever questions, concerns and ideas you have can go in the comments, and I’ll do my best to incorporate everything into our coverage going forward.

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7 Comments on More Hardware Coverage is Coming to Game Front and We Need Your Feedback

Kevin

On November 29, 2012 at 2:53 pm

Great to see you guys branching out. Do good here, then in a year or two, branch out further including links from Washington and the thinktank world on stuff that might interest gamers, especially since these kind of battles are only going to get louder.

Tiagonal

On March 1, 2013 at 11:02 am

(This is weird.. Better if this was a forum)

Tiagonal, chamán de la lluvia

On March 1, 2013 at 11:02 am

So, here is where it all begun.

I’m a prophet, a channeler, a messenger:

I had just built a machine to run Crysis at least on medium settings when I first met the largest computing cluster in the regional clustering. Watching it

processing intensive lagrangian operations like silk enraged me like a mad man, drooling for the possibility of using all that power to have a little glimpse

of how Crysis could be seen on Max. The idea was a lifechanger for me. And thus I started looking about for the power of real cloud gaming platforms.

I started following all the clouds that spawned out of nowhere: The ring of OnLive, the first to go operational, with exclusive stream video compression

hardware, showcasing the whole capabilities of what a cloud could be: Crysis, anywhere, without limits (Then got EA’d); with all the intentions to become the

great next thing, yet only to fade into mindset markets. The wild commercial movements of GaiKai, that started as an advertisement and demo platform to EA,

when EA launched Origin, so EA’d, GaiKai quickly rushed out to seek the protection under Sony, based solely on software, the power of the cloud could be

spread worldwide carried on a PS(4).

Tiagonal, chamán de la lluvia

On March 1, 2013 at 11:05 am

More obscure digital storms are coming from everywhere.. G-Face, the intention of Crytek to deliver Crysis graphics to the masses. Nvidia teasing user based streaming devices, sewing the Grid to other clouds and releasing the Titans. To the east, Kusanagi, the french black sword forged on Darkworks. To the west,
The red eye of Otoy, preparing to unleash an unprecedented power.

Tiagonal, chamán de la lluvia

On March 1, 2013 at 11:06 am

Aside from clouds, I’ve tried hard to foresee a generation from future’s past, there are technologies waiting for an open minded generation to come in and embrace them aswell, even if in research stages, most are already usable: The Epoc Headset, to stop at last using your hands; The Oculus Rift, to immerse your senses to other universes; and the Euclideon’s algorithm for unlimited detail, built from zero…

Tiagonal, chamán de la lluvia

On March 1, 2013 at 11:08 am

The PC master race… So entitled to a future consoles have hold detained. Well, perhaps there’s another future, where one just plays, and worries of hardware limitations are just a nuance of nostalgia.
Gamefront… You’re so on the spot with your all the reviews and articles… You’ve been side by side supporting a PC master race… Why don’t you loosen up a bit and let your readers have these illusions of different futures from time to time.
Greetings from the world’s most innovative city, Medellín (pfft… I still don’t understand why)

Tiagonal

On March 1, 2013 at 4:54 pm

Oh… just noticed the ‘About GameFront’ just below comments. You make no illusions about gaming… good motto.