Welcome to TechRadar’s PC Gaming Week 2020. We’ve been hosting this week-long celebration of the best gaming platform in the world for six years, but with everything that’s been going on in 2020, it seems more important than ever to take a step back and really appreciate the things that bring us joy.
And, when we say we’re celebrating PC gaming, we mean it. This year we’re highlighting not just the games themselves, but the teams and players from around the world that make PC gaming such a wonderful, inventive and diverse hobby.
Throughout the week we’ll be talking to teams behind the PC games you know and love, while highlighting the best PC games from creators of all different races, nationalities, sexualities and gender identities.
We’ve also got features that explore the exciting tech that’s powering the best PC games, and tutorials on how to get the very best out of your gaming rigs.
No matter who you are and where you’re from, we want to welcome you to TechRadar’s PC Gaming Week 2020. We hope you enjoy reading these features as much as we did making them.
As PS5 and Xbox Series X lean into high resolution, PC gaming remains all about choice
The PS5 and Xbox Series X are coming out this year and are obviously getting a lot of attention. But while many people are thinking about what the next generation of console games will look like, we took PC Gaming Week 2020 as a chance to take a look at what the next few years may look like when it comes to PC gaming hardware.
My first few months with the first PC I built for myself
Not everyone here at TechRadar is a huge PC gamer, but our US Mobile Editor, David Lumb finally jumped into the fray, building his very first gaming rig (with a bit of help). For PC Gaming Week, David reflects on his experience of the first few months of having a self-built machine.
The 10 best PC games with LGBTQ+ characters and narratives
Thanks to the huge indie games market, there are a ton of games out there that explore all kinds of identities and experiences. So, we gathered up 10 of the best LGBTQ+ games that you can play on PC right now.
Fan service done right: how EA worked with fans to create Command & Conquer Remastered Collection
If you ask any dedicated RTS player what’s an “iconic strategy game” the original Command and Conquer will likely be one of the first games they mention. And now that the remaster has finally made it out, we interviewed Petroglyph for PC Gaming Week about how the studio spoke to its biggest fans to make sure the project was authentic.
The best Mac games 2020: top games you can play on your MacBook
Outside of using a service like GeForce Now, most people don’t really look at a MacBook as a gaming device. However, things are slowly starting to change, and there are some definite highlights on the platform.
For PC Gaming Week, we take a look at the 10 best Mac games you can play right now – and hey, maybe you can actually play some games on break at work.
The 10 greatest settings in PC gaming
PC games can transport us to amazing new worlds, and in this article, we explore ten of the greatest settings in PC gaming. If you’re after a bit of escapism and want to immerse yourself in incredible new locations, these are the PC games you need to play.
The best PC games 2020
PC Gaming Week wouldn’t be complete without our definitive rundown of the very best PC games you can play right now.
From the top single player games, to hectic multiplayer madness, we’ve selected what we think are the best PC games in 2020. Each one has been thoroughly played by us, and they all prove why the PC is the best gaming platform.
The best gaming PC 2020: 10 of the top gaming desktops you can buy
For PC Gaming Week 2020, we pick the very best gaming desktop PCs that money can buy right now. If our PC gaming coverage has got you desperate to fire up a rig and play some games, then this list is an excellent starting point.
What’s it like to game on a $40,000 PC?
How good a gaming rig could you get if money is no object? We put that to the test as we explore what it’s like to game on a $40,000 PC.
We visited Overclockers UK’s head quarters to test out the phenomenal 8Pack Orion X2, which costs £33,000 – or around $43,000 if you’re in the USA – which is more than most people’s house deposits. But just how good at playing games is such an expensive machine? Read on to find out…
Best SSDs 2020: the top solid-state drives for your PC
With the amount of massive PC games releasing on an annual basis, peppered with countless indie releases that just demand playing, the need for a fast, sizable solid-state drive is more dire than ever.
So, we’ve incorporated our guide to the best SSDs on the market in several categories into PC Gaming Week 2020. Here’s what we think are the best SSDs for several use cases and occasions.
How to build a cheap gaming PC that doesn’t suck
We get it: PC gaming can be an awfully expensive hobby. However, we also have come to learn that it doesn’t necessarily have to be, especially if you’re able to save.
So, we’ve built a gaming PC for not much more than an Xbox One X that doesn’t compromise where it counts. This thing can store plenty of games and play them swimmingly at 1080p resolution. So, here’s how to build a cheap gaming PC that doesn’t suck.
The best PC gaming headsets of 2020
Being huge fans of PC gaming, we test every end of the hardware experience, even the vast PC gaming audio market. We particularly enjoy the immersion of a good gaming headset.
Since we figure at least some of you share the same desire for excellent audio from our PC games, we’ve included our comprehensive list of the best PC gaming headsets we’ve tested in 2020.
5 secret tips for building a great gaming PC
Think you know all there is to know about building a gaming PC? Think again. With this guide to the best secret tips for building a great gaming PC.
From winning the silicone lottery, to PSU and cooling tips, these handy hacks will have you building a killer rig in no time.