Minecraft servers make the world go round. Or, at least, the worlds of Minecraft. It’s no secret that the PC community houses the most ambitious players in the world. There’s no better evidence of this than in the expansive servers of Minecraft. The architectural artist’s paradise, Minecraft has been a great creative outlet for players who can build to their heart’s content, all without needing to know a single line of code.
Give the some love while you're here. Go on, you'll enjoy it.
Their works and ideas are immortalised in thousands of servers. Every server is its own self-contained multiplayer world, with its own rules, gameplay style, and communities. We’ve had a hunt around to find the very best, featuring anything from breathtaking constructions and vistas to worlds with whole new rules and game modes.
How to join Minecraft servers
Joining a Minecraft server is wonderfully easy, but here’s a quick walkthrough to help you out if you’re new to all this multiplayer lark:
There are myriad ways you can improve the performance of your gaming rig but most of them are going to cost you. Overclocking's the exception to the rule - you can give your PC a tune-up from the comfort of your gaming chair and see real in-game improvement without even having to open your wallet.
Tweaking your GPU’s clockspeed can improve even the .
So, learning the basics of how to overclock your CPU or GPU can boost your frame rates for free, sometimes making the difference between unplayable and playable, but what actually is overclocking?
DSOGaming writes: "GET EVEN is a game that surprised us when it was initially unveiled in 2013. And in 2014, The Farm 51 showcased a tech demo with some of the best visuals weve seen. The Farm 51 claimed that the demo featured in-engine assets, however and as weve already stated the game has been severely downgraded since then. But anyway, GET EVEN has just been released so its time to see how it performs on the PC platform."
Project CARS 2 is now available to pre-order digitally, there are two versions to get your hands on and we have more details about them below: STANDARD EDITION: Includes the full game plus the exclusive Japanese Cars Pack that features 4 cars from iconic Japanese manufacturers Honda and Nissan—the Honda Euro Spec Civic Ty:pe-R, the fastest hot hatch to have ever lapped the Nordschleife; the thrill-a-second Honda Project 2&4 with its stratospheric redline at 14,000rpm; the original and one-and-only “Godzilla”, the Skyline GT-R (R32) Group A; and the brutal and raw twin-turbo V8 Nissan 280ZX IMSA GTX. This limited edition is available on PS4 & Xbox One and PC. DELUXE EDITION: Includes the full game and the Japanese Cars Pack, plus the Season Pass (that includes all 4 additional contents that will enhance and extend the overall Project CARS 2 experience after release) as well as the Motorsport Pack that includes 4 enthralling racing cars curated from 40 years of motoring history. The Deluxe Edition will be available on PS4 & Xbox One and PC Project CARS 2 is rated PEGI 3 and will be released on 22nd September, 2017
Two researchers at South Korea’s Yonsei University have designed a method for boosting the throughput of an off-the-shelf SSD by up to 15%. Chasing a job at much, guys?
SSDs are your best bet if you want speedy storage, but which drive should you buy? Check out our guide to .
Most SSDs available today are comprised of several chips arranged in an array, which then communicate with your PC as a single drive. Multiple applications can make input and output (I/O) requests to the silicon in the SSD. It’s the I/O scheduler’s job to prioritise those requests for maximum throughput. The main goals of this method are to minimise wasted time from requests, give each process a share of the disk’s bandwidth, and to guarantee that certain requests will be issued by a deadline.
To put it in the crudest possible terms, when I hopped back online to try out big update last week there was, for a period, just one public game in the multiplayer lobby. One. In a major, multiplayer-focused PC game, available on Steam, and less than a month after launch. Checking in for games throughout the day - and to be sure this wasn't just a mid-morning lull - I saw at most half a dozen live at a time. It's no anomaly. Perhaps even worse, last time I checked there were as many active games in the server browser of Soulstorm, an expansion to the original Dawn of War, that was released back in 2008. Big franchises don't get many second chances these days - just ask Mass Effect - and while Dawn of War is certainly an established name in its class I'd be surprised if it showed more resilience than EA's multi-platform blockbuster. As well as it may have done critically, the brutal fan reaction means this is a game that is sliding at an alarming rate towards irrelevance. The latest update is designed to turn things around. It might sound like hyperbole, but this is probably the most important patch to go live in the series' history. There are a handful of reasons why Dawn of War 3 is struggling, and to the invested community they're likely both obvious and, at this point, painfully well-trodden: the art style, whilst undeniably grimdark, emphasises clarity over gritty photorealism; the campaign, whilst entertaining, is linear and without much in the way of longevity; and above all, until now Dawn of War 3's headline multiplayer mode was its only multiplayer mode. Oh, and it's a MOBA.
EB: Boss Keys LawBreakers was on display at this years E3, and in addition to the game being playable on PC, it was also playable on the PS4 for the first time in public. I went hands-on with the PS4 version, and I found the session to be much more enjoyable than my previous time with the game on PC during its closed betas. Now before you start rolling your eyes PC Nation, I am a console-FPS type of guy, and always will be thanks to the comfort of a controller over a keyboard and mouse setup. My brain just doesnt jive with WASD-controls, which makes games like LawBreakers on a PC seem way more complicated than they are, resulting in a frustrating experience.
The E3 2017 Bethesda Press Conference broadcast aired today, and has revealed brand new information about Bethesda's PC, PS4 & Xbox One game lineup. Bethesda's E3 2017 keynote conference started on June 11th at 9:00PM PDT (Pacific USA) / 12:00AM EDT (Eastern USA) / 5:00AM BST (London) / 2:00PM AEST (Sydney, Australia) and lasted just...