Harry Guinness

About the author

Harry Guinness is an Irish freelance writer and photographer. He spends his time either at home in Ireland, in the French Alps skiing, or avoiding everything in Parts Unknown. His writings have been published in The New York Times, Popular Science, Lifehacker, and dozens of other places.

What That Tiny Difference in Lag Means to Your Gaming

Lag—it’s the curse of any gamer with a bad internet connection. Whether you’re trying to take down an opponent, dodge a bullet or just time a turn on a racing track perfectly, it can be a problem. Let’s have a look at what’s really going on—and what you can

5 Super Fun Nonviolent Video Games

Violence is a big part of many video games, from shooters like "Call of Duty" and "Halo" to RPGs and adventure games like "Elden Ring" and "Horizon Zero Dawn." And while these games can be lots of fun, sometimes you want to step back and play something a little

Great Roguelike Games To Play Right Now

"Rogue" was one of the most important games of the 1980s. Its progressively generated dungeons, permanent death and loose fantasy plot inspired generations of spiritual successors. If you’re looking for a fun throwback adventure exploring dungeons and fighting monsters, these are the roguelike (and roguelite) games for you.What makes

Choosing the Best Video Games To Livestream

If you’ve ever considered playing video games live on Twitch or YouTube Gaming, you’ve probably wondered which are the best games to stream. There are a couple ways to approach finding the best livestreaming game for you, so let’s break it down. First, of course, you'll want to get

What’s New in Social Gaming

With 3 billion players across the globe, video gaming is definitely not an isolated pastime where gamers live in their own virtual worlds. Many gamers use the gaming platforms much like traditional social media. Called social gaming, this is where they create communities, chat with fans, socialize, trade, attend

Can 5G Keep Up With 2 Gig Internet? How To Make the Smart Choice

You see the marketing: Faster, better internet is coming! Make the move to fiber with multi-gig speeds! Forget fiber and use 5G wireless! So, how can you decide? What’s the truth? Let’s step back and have a look at what both 5G and fiber have to offer right now.

Top 6 Can’t-Miss Esports Tournaments of 2022

With pandemic restrictions lifting around the globe, in-person esports tournaments are set to return throughout 2022. But don’t worry, online esports events aren’t going anywhere either. With so much happening, we thought we’d highlight a few of the biggest esports tournaments coming up this year.Now, this isn’t a full

What’s the Deal With the Metaverse? What’s It Going to Mean for Me?

The "metaverse” is getting talked about a lot right now. Just last year, Facebook rebranded as Meta, and Microsoft acquired video game maker Activision Blizzard to “get a foothold in the metaverse.” But for all the talk (and video demos from Mark Zuckerberg), it’s not always clear what the

6 New Things To Know About Smart TVs and Where the Tech Is Heading

The best smart TVs are bigger, better and more usable than ever. If it’s been a few years since you upgraded your TV set, there's a lot to be excited about this year.1. Smart TVs are getting biggerWith the announcement of the TCL 98” XL 4K UHD QLED TV

Do I Really Need a Gaming Laptop?

For a long time, there were just four words to describe gaming laptops: big, heavy, loud, expensive. In the past few years, though, this has changed, and today they can be a really great option for gamers on the go, college students and those who just want to own