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Katharine Castle

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Recent articles by Katharine:

Have You Played… Minit?

A tight, 60-second Groundhog Day-style puzzler, Minit is a masterclass of time-travelling brilliance. → Read More

Corsair Ironclaw RGB Wireless review: Heavy-handed

Corsair have produced some fantastic gaming mice this year. The Ironclaw RGB went straight into my best gaming mouse list when I looked at it back in March, as → Read More

Have You Played… The Stillness of the Wind?

It's bleak as anything, but there's a strange sense of warmth and comfort to be found in this colourful farming sim at the end of the world. → Read More

RTX 2070 Super benchmark showdown: Nvidia vs Zotac vs Asus

What's the best RTX 2070 Super card? We put Nvidia's RTX 2070 Super FE graphics card up against Asus' Dual OC and Zotac's AMP Extreme edition to find out. → Read More

Thank the creepy fridge gods, Control’s PC requirements are now much lighter

Remedy have now released the "official" PC requirements for Control, and thankfully they're much lighter than they were before. → Read More

Razer Viper review: An ultra light ambidextrous gaming mouse

There have been quite a few new entries in my best gaming mouse list recently, from Corsair's Ironclaw RGB and Harpoon RGB Wireless to Roccat's Kain 120, but → Read More

Five cool games I played at PAX East 2019

As you may have surmised from a bunch of very non-hardware-related interviews I've done recently about the likes of the excellent Nowhere Prophet, Sparklite, → Read More

AMD Ryzen 5 3600 review: A great value gaming CPU

At just £200 / $200, AMD's new Ryzen 5 3600 CPU is excellent value for money, and a great alternative to Intel's more expensive 9th Gen Core i5 gaming CPUs. → Read More

Asus ROG Zephyrus G GA502 review: A slim 1080p gaming laptop for just over a grand

At just over £1000 / $1000, the Asus ROG Zephyrus G GA502 looks like a great value laptop on paper, but it's also hiding some big compromises. → Read More

Valve Index VR headset back in stock and now shipping in the US

After pre-orders sold out in May, Valve have now confirmed that the 'full kit' Index VR bundle is "now available for immediate shipping in the US", → Read More

Nvidia RTX 2070 Super vs 2080 Super: How much faster is Nvidia’s new 4K graphics card?

Nvidia's RTX 2080 Super card is finally here. Offering superior speeds for roughly the same price as the original RTX 2080, the RTX 2080 Super is pretty much → Read More

Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super review: Faster 4K for no extra cost

With no competition from AMD to stand against it, the new Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super is the best graphics card under £700 / $700 you can buy today. → Read More

Gears 5 graphics performance looks as slick as a well-oiled Lancer

Good news for anyone looking forward to playing Gears of War 5 later this year, as this weekend's multiplayer tech test has been showing some very promising → Read More

No ray tracing for Wolfenstein: Youngblood at launch

Wolfenstein: Youngblood may be one of Nvidia's current poster children for their ultra shiny ray tracing technology, what with it being one of the free games → Read More

Gigabyte Aorus NVMe Gen 4 review: The first PCIe 4.0 SSD has arrived

Are PCIe 4.0 SSDs really all they're cracked up to be? We put Gigabyte's Aorus NVMe Gen 4 SSD to the test to see how much faster it is than the best NVMe SSDs → Read More

Hold onto your RTX cards, Control's PC requirements are heavier than its creepy fridge

When Nvidia announced they were extending their Control / Wolfenstein: YoungBlood game bundle to all new RTX card purchases, I made an educated guess-timate → Read More

AMD Ryzen 5 3600X review: A fantastic mid-range gaming CPU

AMD's Ryzen 5 3600X is a fantastic mid-range gaming CPU, and gives Intel's Core i5-9600K a serious run for its money. → Read More

Amazon Prime Day 2019: Best PC gaming deals (Day 2)

All the best Amazon Prime Day PC deals in one place, including the best graphics card deals, best monitor deals, best SSD deals, best keyboard and mouse deals. → Read More

Amazon Prime Day 2019: Best PC gaming deals

If you're an Amazon Prime member looking for all the best PC gaming deals, we've got you covered, from the best monitor deals, SSD deals, keyboard and mouse → Read More

Best gaming headset 2019: Our top wired and wireless headsets for PC

We list the best gaming headsets for PC, based on our in-depth testing for comfort, great audio and top notch microphone quality. → Read More