Spring is finally in the air, and we're back with another episode of your favorite PC hardware podcast. After answering some listener mail, we discuss the rumored changes in Windows 8.1—including the long-awaited return of the start menu. Then, we launch into a series of gaming discussions. Geoff kicks things off with Antichamber, after which Scott and Cyril debate the merits of BioShock Infinite, the problems with modern shooters, and the latest game bundles from AMD and Nvidia. Finally, Geoff gives us the low-down on Crucial's M500 SSD, Seagate's Laptop Thin SSHD, and the challenges associated with SSD benchmarking.
Send in listener mail, and we'll answer on the podcast. - firstname.lastname@example.org
High capacity SSDs? - from Matt - (0:01:51):
"I would like my next system to contain all flash storage, and I have time to wait. I have just under 3TB of data. Will 2TB or 3TB SSDs be released at reasonable prices in the next few years, or is the technology not there yet?"
Windows 8.1 may boot to desktop, resurrect Start menu - (0:05:30) - Read more
Antichamber just blew my mind - (0:13:17) - Read more
Modern shooters and the atrophy of fun - (0:17:09) - Read more
Today's mid-range graphics cards in BioShock Infinite - (0:32:55) - Read more
Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon joining AMD's Radeon bundles - (0:43:06) - Read more
Nvidia bundles Metro: Last Light with GeForce GTX 660 and higher - (0:45:34) - Read more
Crucial's M500 SSD reviewed - (0:50:08) - Read more
Seagate's Laptop Thin SSHD 500GB hybrid drive reviewed - (1:03:15) - Read more
That's all, folks! We'll see you on the next episode.