Better names for the gaming hardware of 2020

It is been a beautiful appalling 12 months, in numerous other ways. There is such a lot within the information with the ability to get us down. However we should upward thrust above the negativity and take a look at the sector thru other eyes for 2021. 

Shall we tie this one up in just right humour then, lets? This vacation season, throughout PC Gamer, we are taking a look again at one of the coolest stuff that got here out this 12 months and speaking about what made it so just right. However making an attempt to bear in mind the precise names of various bits of tech is hard, so on occasion we finally end up getting by chance or intentionally renaming them. 

Why? As a result of producers and their advertising and marketing departments can also be pretentious as all hell, and neatly… why the hell no longer? 

Turns out like we want a chortle, so right here you cross, a glimpse into the PCG hivemind. While you overlook the true convoluted advertising and marketing title for a little of tech, possibly you can take into accout those as a substitute: Higher names for stuff, PCG taste.

Oculus Quest 2 – Lookamajig Reality-rejecter 2

Oculus Quest 2

(Image credit: Future)

Ever wanted to pretend the external world isn’t there and disappear into another one entirely? With the Lookamajig Reality-rejecter 2, you’ll soon forget all about that boring place you used to inhabit and the pesky responsibilities of… what was it called again, Earth? It’s like a holiday from your own body. Now with more RAM! 

Razer

(Image credit: Razer)

Why all the edgy, snaky names, Razer? This lovely gaming mouse is comfy, unassuming, and helpful; why make it sound like a scary murdernoodle? Please, let’s get some more wholesome names up in here, then we’ll rate 5 stars. Right now though: 3/5—boop at own risk.

Sabrent Rocket Q

(Image credit: Future)

First of all, where does all that data go to? Another dimension? Secondly, where did all my money go? This pocket-sized piece of kit will eat up $1,500 of your savings in the blink of an eye, and shifts so much data so fast it may as well be a black hole. I wonder how the world looks from the data event horizon. 

GeForce RTX Graphics Card

(Image credit: Nvidia)

This second wave of Nvidia RTX cards make the gaming world look sparkly and new, but still manage to deliver trusty framerates. It’s like everything’s been coated with some kind of digital glitter-paste. If this isn’t a festive one, we don’t know what is. 

AMD RX 6000 series graphics card

(Image credit: AMD)

They’re big, they’re friendly, and they… collect acorns? I don’t know. I just love the fact these were nicknamed Big Navi by adoring fans and wanted to take it a step further. Aren’t they adorable, though?

Threadripper

(Image credit: AMD)

It’s already got a pretty sweet name, but this one deserves an even more hardcore name, one that sounds like its come straight off the front of a heavy metal album. This is the future of gaming, and it needed an exceptionally brutal name to match those raw multi-threaded performance numbers.

Intel Core i9 10900K box with gaming PC behind

(Image credit: Intel)

CPU microarchitecture code names already sound like amazingly dreamy holiday destinations, don’t you think? With Comet Lake blasting into the spotlight this year, it seems like these sought after retreats are shifting further and further afield, now encroaching on the vastness of space. Maybe when we start to colonise other planets, they’ll be named appropriately.

PlayStation 5 – Biggé Dualboi wait-less 

PS5

(Image credit: Sony)

This fancy new addition to the Playstation console lineup is quite the large. It also contains not one but… more than one feature. “How many?” you ask. Some. With axed load times, this stylish boi almost makes like a PC, but mostly it just looks like a 1950’s Greaser-cross-Stormtrooper. 

It may not be a PC—though these next-gen consoles are coming up pretty close—it still looks super cool on the street corner, puffin on that vape stick. Wow. I wish I was as cool as the Xbox. It’s not into puffing on the harder stuff, so it’ll always remember where you left your game with it’s handy Quick Resume feature.

Razer Blade 15

(Symbol credit score: Razer)

It is sharp by way of title and sharp by way of nature. This computer is the essence of refinement. A superbly sublime gadget will have to have a slick nickname to mat—oh for Christ’s sake. Who let the hivemind have a say, once more? 

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