Diss is out on another covert assignment, so he'll be a little scarce for the next couple of days. We're getting some help in the news department from champs, who has been a TR reader since forever, and who makes punny jokes in our IRC channel. This is his, erm, punishment.
Anyhow, I watched the DOOM 3 trailer from E3 last week and was positively blown away. The game is creepy-scary in a way it wasn't in earlier previews (demons crawling on the ceiling!) and the graphics are very close to movie-quality animation in many ways. Then I watched the E3 Half-Life 2 demo, and now I'm not sure which game I'm looking forward to more. The human characters in HL2 look stunningly real, with a combination of lifelike movement, convincing facial expressions, and those haunting, perfect eyes. Man, I can't wait. We've been enjoying incredible advances in hardware in the past couple of years, and finally we're going to get some software to take advantage of it.
|Aerocool's Project 7 P7-C1 Pro case reviewed||6|
|Google Project Tango is dead—long live ARCore||7|
|Thermaltake Sync box bridges RGB LED walled gardens||3|
|Intel tips off potential 960 GB and 1.5 TB Optane SSD 900Ps||8|
|Sapphire Nitro+ Radeon RX Vegas put a big chill on spicy-hot chips||18|
|Antec P110 Silent touts quiet looks and quiet operation||11|
|Updated LG Gram laptops put heavy-duty power into feathery bodies||18|
|Monkey Day Shortbread||14|
|Thursday deals: a nice Z370 mobo, a huge VA display, and more||6|
|Nice but unoptaneable.||+11|