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Len's Island Review - A Christmas Smash Hit?

Len's Island launched to massive praise from the game's followers. Flow Studio have delivered on their promises in this awesome open-world adventure.

Cooler Master CK351 Optical Keyboard Review

Aesthetic and functionality aren't always found together, but Cooler Master's CK351 optical gaming keyboard manages both beautifully.

Alder Lake Intel Core i5 12600K - What Everyone Is Missing

There are two important things about the new i5 12600K. Benchmarks are missing the point. If you are building a gaming PC here's what you need to know.

Corsair 7000D Airflow and iCUE 7000X RGB

They don't come much bigger than Corsair's 7000D and iCUE 7000X RGB E-ATX cases. We ask if the 7000 Series is both big and clever, or too big to fail?

Backbone One controller adapter for iPhone: Ultimate in mobile gaming

As the processing power of mobile phones becomes better and more robust, so do the type of games that can be played on them. We take a look at the Backbone One controller adapter for iPhone and our favourite games to play.

SteelSeries Rival 700 Gaming Mouse

SteelSeries Rival 700 is an elegant mouse packed full of features and plenty of customisation options.

Titanfall 2 Single Player Review

In his first review for CCL Tech, Nick brings us his thoughts on Titanfall 2's single player campaign

Gears of War 4 Review

After a lengthy absence, does the latest entry in the well loved Gears of War series live up to it's past pedigree?

HyperX Cloud Stinger Review

Mark has a look at the latest headset from HyperX

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Review

Insert obligatory 'I didn't ask for this' reference here.

DOOM (2016) Review

Does the newest iteration of the DOOM franchise live up to the legacy of its predecessors?

Retro Review - Rogue Squadron 3D (1998)

Dan revisits another Lucasarts classic

Kingston Year of the Monkey USB Drive Review

James takes a look at this years special edition Kingston USB drive

Rise of the Tomb Raider Review

Dan takes on Lara Croft's latest adventure

Fast Racing NEO Review

Fast Racing NEO arrives on the WiiU to revive a long dormant genre

Retro Review - Super Star Wars (1992)

A look back at a classic Star Wars game

Transformers: Devastation Review

Dan takes on Platinum Games' latest fast paced game.

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain Review

Kept you waiting, huh?

Super Mario Maker Review

Dan takes a look into making his own levels with Super Mario Maker

Mad Max Review

Dan spends some time with the Road Warrior in the latest Mad Max game

HyperX USB3.0 Memory Stick Test

Matt takes a look at some HyperX USB3.0 Memory Sticks

CCL Nebula 200i - Computer Shopper 4/5

Computer Shopper magazine takes a look at our Nebula 200i PC as part of their Windows 10 PC Group Test.

TP-LINK Bluetooth Music Reciever Review

We take a look at a new TP-LINK audio product the HA100 Bluetooth Music Reciever and see how it works

CCL Nebula 200i - Computer Active Great Pick

Computer Active Magazine takes a look at our Nebula 200i PC

Retro Review - Snatcher (1988)

A look back at one of Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima's less well known games

Retro Review - The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask (2000)

Dan ventures into the weird and wonderful world of Termina

CCL Live Blog: Windows 10 Launch
(29th July 6.30pm)

CCL will be at the Microsoft Windows 10 Launch event in London, bringing you all the event details as they happen via our live blog.

Game Like a Boss with NVIDIA

Buy select GeForce GTX GPUs or notebooks, get Metal Gear Solid: The Phantom Pain FREE

Sonic Runners Review

Dan takes a look at the latest Sonic mobile game

Release your Inner Savage with HyperX

Special Offer on HyperX Savage, 240GB SSDs and 8GB, 16GB 2400MHz DDR3 Memory Kits

Batman: Arkham Knight Review

Does the Dark Knight rise or fall in the latest Batman game?

Kingston USB Group Test - SE9 v SE9G2 v Micro3.1

Matt takes a looks at the 3 most popular Kingston USB sticks and finds out which is best.

Splatoon Review

Does Nintendo's first foray into online shooters hit or miss?

Oceanhorn: Monster of Uncharted Seas Review

Dan embarks on a new but rather familiar feeling adventure

Black Mesa Review

Dan plays a modern reimagining of a cherished classic

NVIDIA Witcher 3 Offer now includes Batman Arkham Knight!

Get The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and Batman: Arkham Knight FREE with Qualifying Geforce GTX Cards.

Mortal Kombat X Review

Mortal Kombat is back for another round of fighting, can it live up to the hype?

TP-LINK Archer C9 Wireless AC1900 Cable Router

Matt takes an introductory look at the Archer C9 Router from TP-LINK offering speeds via Wireless AC up to 1900Mbps

Spectra 8-bit Racing Review

Old school style racing fun.

Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number Review

Dan returns to Miami for the eagerly awaited sequel to indie favourite Hotline Miami

OCZ AMD Radeon R7 240GB SSD Review

We take a look at the Radeon R7 SSD is it worth upgrading from SATA II to SATA III?

Far Cry 4 Review

Dan's back with the latest installment in the Far Cry franchise.

Kingston: Year of Sheep Edition USB - Review

Following on with Kingston's tradition of Chinese New Year themed pen drives we take a look at this year's offering.

Retro Review - Star Wars - Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II (1997)

Dan looks back at a Lucasarts classic from the 90's

Kingston HyperX Cloud II Headset - Review

Matt takes a look at the new version of the HyperX Cloud - The 7.1 equipped Cloud II Headset.

Cooler Master CM Storm to release Swift-RX range of Mouse Pads

Today CM Storm announced the Swift-RX mouse pad series, the new replacement of their successful Speed-RX Series.

Mario Kart 8 - Legend of Zelda DLC Review

The first extra content for Mario Kart 8 is now available, is it worth your time and money?

Alien: Isolation Review

In space, no one can hear Dan scream..

Retro Review - Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templars (1996)

A classic adventure revisited.

Retro Review - Shinobi III (1993)

Old school ninja action

Retro Review - Super Mario Bros. (1985)

A look back at the origins of the Mario franchise

Mario Kart 8 Review

Is Nintendo's latest Mario Kart game also the greatest?

Sniper Elite III Review

Does Rebellion's latest sniping game deliver?

Watch_Dogs Review

Dan goes on a hacking spree around the streets of Chicago

Arctic Cooling British Breeze

Your PC isn't the only thing that needs to be cool this summer.

Goat Simulator Review

Not a simulator for goats..

Retro Review - Urban Strike (1994)

Back to the chopper once more for the final 16-bit Strike game

Retro Review - Super Mario Land 2: Six Golden Coins (1992)

Dan replays a classic Mario game from the original Game Boy

Deus Ex - The Fall Review

A return to the very yellow world of Deus Ex

Retro Review - Jungle Strike (1993)

Dan has more helicopter fun with Jungle Strike, the sequel to Desert Strike

Strider (2014) Review

One of Capcom's less well known series gets a modern revival.

Ducky Leather Wrist Rest Review

Quack Quack with a bit of Moo Moo?

Windows 8.1 Update

Another batch of changes to Windows 8 are released.

Metal Gear Solid V - Ground Zeroes

Dan takes a look at the latest game in the popular Metal Gear Solid series, it may be short but is it worth a look at for fans?

CCL Look at the Vertex 460 240GB SSD

Is this latest drive from OCZ worth looking at? We certainly think so, find out more within!

Kingston 16GB DataTraveler microDuo Review

Dave takes a look at one of Kingston's newest and smallest USB drives.

The Legend of Zelda - A Link Between Worlds Review

Dan takes on the latest adventure in the Legend of Zelda series.

Pokemon for the Mega Drive - Unlicensed Game Review

Gotta catch all the Fakemon

Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 G3 Review

I have to say, it's pretty metal!

Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn hits IndieGoGo

Everybody's worst game is on the comeback.

Wenger Pegasus - Review

A Break from hardware reviews, Dave gives his thoughts on a replacement for his old Alienware backpack.

Sonic Lost World - Review

Dan takes a look at the latest game in the Sonic series

Grand Theft Auto V - Review

A bit overdue you might say, but better late than never

Lego Marvel Super Heroes - Review

Mark takes a look at the latest lego game.

Squirrel King - Unlicensed Game Review

Unlicensed games, they can't all be bad can they?

Batman : Arkham Origins Blackgate - Review

Dans last superhero review for a while takes you to Blackgate prison.

HMDX Jam Party Wireless Bluetooth Rechargeable Stereo Boombox - Review

Where there's a Jam, there's a party!

Road Redemption gameplay video revealed

Gameplay including the Grenade Launcher and Uzi has been shown

Battlefield 4 - Multiplayer - Review

Mark is back with another review.

How the Saints Save Christmas - Saints Row IV DLC Review

It's Christmas, so why not sit back and relax while reading Dan's latest review

Soulcalibur II HD - Review

A retro-ish review of HD re-release of Soulcalibur II

Retro Review - Desert Strike (1992)

Get to the Chopper!!

All I want for Christmas is....

Dave only wants one thing this year

GAMDIAS Eros Headset Review

You may not have heard about GAMDIAS

In Win GT1 Case Review

A case from In Win given a test drive....

Windows 8.1 Post Launch Review

It's been a while since the update came out so lets see what Dan thinks

Batman Arkham Origins - Review

Dan becomes the Dark Knight.....The French Dark Knight

Saints Row IV - Review

Collect Shiny Things Simulator 2013

Flashback (2013) - Review

Dan takes a look at the newly reimagined Flashback.

Far Cry Blood Dragon - Review

Dan takes on the role of Sergeant Rex Power Colt MkIV Cyber Commando, a real man.

Retro Review - Sonic CD - (1993)

It has been 20 years since this game arrived on the scene, Dan takes us through it once again

Toshiba LX830-137 23" All in One - Review

Tom takes a look at the latest and maybe even the best value Toshiba all in one to hit CCL's Shelf

CM Storm Pitch - Review

Do the Pitch stand up to CM Storms quality standards? find out inside

Retro Review - Metal Gear Solid (1998)

Dan intros a new series of classic game reviews

What Is NFC ?

A brief look into Near Field Communication

Splinter Cell Blacklist - Review

Sam Fisher is back, Dan takes us through his latest mission

Sleeping Dogs Review

Dan takes us through the shady world of Sleeping Dogs

Beer by Drone ?

Probably the best beer delivery service in the world

Gunpoint - Review

This game has spies and hacking what could be better.

Far Cry 3 Review

Dan takes us through the forests on an Island near the Malay Archipelago

Sample Review 2 - Dragon War darkSector keyboard

Another month, another sample. This time a new gaming keyboard from Dragon War hit my desk

Hotline Miami - Review

Dan gives us his experience of Hotline Miami

Which is better Keyboard & Mouse or Gamepad ?

Dan has a little blog about one of the biggest questions in pc gaming.

Tomb Raider (2013) - Review

Dan steps up and takes us through the latest iteration of the long running Tomb Raider series.

CCL Choice ITX Case Review

We look at the secrets of this little case and see whats what

Review of Be Quiet!'s Dark Power Pro 10 vs. Power Cool X-Viper

In this review I will be looking at two 850w power supplies, one from the well-known company Be Quiet! and the other being the less well-known Power Cool. I will be comparing features to see how stable they are powering 2 x 680s in SLi and also just how quiet they are when under a heavy load.

Roku LT Review

Lets get ready to Roku!

Roccat Lua Gaming Mouse Review

Mark takes the Roccat Lua gaming mouse for a spin

Tesoro Shrike Review

Martin takes a look at the Tesoro Shrike, testing it's size, weight and longevity when it comes to some mad gaming sessions.

Sample Review 1 - Fun and Funky Bag - Red Rose

In the first of the series we look at one of the products we received as a sample

Plantronics Gamecom 780 Review

We're reviewing another headset oh my !

The Last Of Us - PS3

SPOILERS - Mark Reviews the latest outing from Naughty Dog

Coolermaster Test Bench V1.0

CCL puts the Coolermaster Test Bench V1.0 to the test: let's see if it wins the war and tames the cables!

Touch 2.4 GHz Ultra Mini Backlit Wireless HTPC Keyboard

A simple and smart all in one mini keyboard

Plantronics Gamecom Commander 7.1 Dolby Surround Sound Headset

This is not the greatest review in the world..this is just a Tribute

Saints Row 3 - The Full Package (PS3)

Review of the Saints Row 3 (Formats: X360, PC, PS3) Game

NOTE: This is an 18 rated game. Read no further unless you are of age!

Bioshock: Infinite - The Review (PC)

Check out Mark's review of Bioshock: Infinite - one of the biggest games to grace the PC in recent times and available as a bundle with many of our graphics cards!

SimCity (2013) PC Review

We take a spin in the latest city builder from EA

Netgear WN3500RP Review

In this review I'll be taking a look at the bigger brother to the WN1000RP and giving you a run through of its features

Cooler Master HAF XB Unboxing and Overview

The HAF XB fills a void, a void created by the need for a system that is easy to access and change but also is suitable to be transported safely.

Versus Sound-Deck Soundbar Unboxing and Overview Video

In this article I'll be showing you the fantastically priced Versus Sound-Deck, a TV / Monitor sound bar which doubles as a stand. It's a great piece of kit for the price and really sounds the part.

Cherry ZF 5000 Wireless Desktop Unboxing and Overview

In this article I'll be looking at the wireless desktop keyboard and mouse bundle from Cherry, in stock now at a fantastic price.

CCL Professional Series Case Unboxing and Overview

In this article we'll be looking at this fantastic case for many uses and applications, from high end gaming systems to workstations.

Samsung S24B300BL 24" Full HD LED Monitor Unboxing and Overview

Today I'll be taking a look at our hugely popular 24" monitor from Samsung, they're selling like hot cakes and given its sleek lines and attractive price, you'll see why

Office 2013 & 365 Review and Overview

In this article I'm going to be looking at the latest design features in the newest version of Microsoft's Office application suite.

Netgear Centria WNDR4700 Storage Router Review

The Centria won awards at CeBIT and we were keen to see exactly what it has to offer.

Netgear N750 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router WNDR4300 Review

With more and more households getting more complex networks, can this new Netgear N750 cut the mustard for modern homes?

SteelSeries Flux: Luxury Edition Headset Review

Portable, stylish and cool, but are they any good?

Acer G6 Series 21.5" Full HD LED Monitor Review

A simple monitor solution with a subtle price tag.

Netgear WN1000RP - Wifi Booster Review

If you suffer WiFi deadzones, this is the affordable device you've always needed.

Fujitsu AH512 Laptop Review

With ever more powerful tablets available, is there still a market for lower priced laptops running Windows 8?

Ducky DK-9008 Shine Review

The duck that goes; click clack, not quack quack. Mat takes the Shine 1 for a spin and give us the skinny on the switches.

Corsair H80 Hydro Series High Performance CPU Cooler Review

With all in one watercooling solutions becoming more widespread I decided to give the H80 a run for its money and see just how cool it really is.

Cooler Master CM Storm Sentinel Advance II Review

I get hands on with the sucessor to the CM Storm Sentinel Z3R0-G and the Sentinel Advance for another gaming mouse review.

Assassin's Creed 3 PC Review

Does sitting in the Animus still entertain?

BenQ G2750 27 inch LCD Review

The affordable feature packed monitor for the experts at BenQ.

Roxio Game Capture PRO HD Review

Capture, stream and share your gaming experiences.

Are "Special Editions" really special?

Software, Games and even Consoles.

Cooler Master - CM Storm Sentinel Z3RO-G Gaming Mouse Review

The most comfortable mouse I've ever put my paws on - but is it worth the cash?

Roccat Kave 5.1 Surround Sound Headphone Review

The 5.1 headphones that pack a punch without hitting the wallet.

Saitek X52 Pro Flight Control System Review

Martin requests to taxi his desk and take off with this immersive flight control system from Saitek.

Synology Disk Station 111 Review

Martin gets technical with network attached storage as he takes a look at this one disk wonder from Synology.

QPAD MK-50 Pro Gaming Mechanical Keyboard Review

Mathew hits the keyswitches, not only to type out this review but to put the QPAD through its paces and give us some tactile feedback.

Iiyama ProLite E2773HDS Monitor Review

A 27" gaming monitor you say? Set graphics to stun!

Halo 4 Review

Diving into the first Halo title from 343i.

Ducky Dragon Mechanical Keyboard Review

Peter fearlessly faces the stylish dragon keyboard.

CCL Elite Zeus II Overclocked Motherboard Bundle Review

Martin takes a look at one of our best selling overclocked bundles the Zeus II.

Guild Wars 2 PC Review

Has NCsoft brought new life to the MMORPG genre?

Zotac ZBOX Plus Giga HTPC Review

Does this Zotac system have what it takes to win a place under your TV?

Dragons Dogma PlayStation 3 Review

Can this ambitious RPG really compete with the other big RPG's of this generation?

Oversized Gaming Surface Round Up

Michael takes a look at 3 of the largest gaming surfaces we have in stock and gives his mouse the run-around to find out which one is worth the cheddar.

Sennheiser X 320 Headset Review

Does this Xbox headset live up to the Sennheiser name?

FTL: Faster Than Light Game Review

Martin takes a look at the indie Kickstarter game that started it all...

BenQ RL2240H 22" Gaming LED Monitor Review

Built with RTS gamers in mind, does this monitor live up to its own hype?

Review Asus DSL-N55U Dual Band Wireless-N Gigabit Router

Martin takes a look at the high end ADSL+ Router from Asus and gives us his input on its throughput

Google Nexus 7 16GB Review

Martin takes a closer look at the new Android based Google Nexus 7

Review: Creative Wireless Music System

Add Sound Blaster wireless music streaming to you PC with ease

Review: MicroLab FC360 Speakers

In this review Peter takes a look at our mid range speaker system the MicroLab FC360

DiRT Showdown PC Review

Putting the pedal to the metal in Codemasters latest racer

Max Payne 3 PC Review

Max takes another bullet for the team, but is this new adventure all entertainment or just another payne?

Review - SteelSeries SRW-S1

In this article Connell takes a look at the SRW-S1 USB racing / simulation wheel from SteelSeries

SSD Review : Samsung 830 Series 256GB Solid State Drive

Connell takes a look at the Samsung 830 series solid state drive and gives us close look at its performance

Gigabyte Z77 G1.Sniper M3 Gaming Motherboard Review

This week Martin takes a look at the mATX Z77 gaming board from Gigabyte

StarTech USB 3.0 2.5/3.5" SATA/IDE Hard Drive Docking Station Review

Upgrading your system with hot swap drive bays for quick access storage solutions.

Keyboards - a Personal Insight: Razer Lycosa Vs Razer Black Widow

In this article Connell takes a look at the Razer Lycosa and Razer Black Widow in comparison with his existing Microsoft Sidewinder X4

Noiseblocker M12-S2 Multiframe S-Series 120mm Chassis & Case Fan Review

Today Connell takes a look at the Noiseblocker M12-S2 Chassis fans giving us his spin on the German fan manufacturer

Fractal Design Arc Midi PC Tower Case Review.

Martin takes a look at the Fractal Design Arc PC Case and tells us his build experience when using the case.

Generation Fight : Gigabyte GTX 570 Overclocked VS MSI GeForce GTX 470 TwinFrozr II Overclock Review

In this article we have Connell take one heavy hitter from two generations of graphics card to battle them out and push up the Mhz to see which generation settles

Asus Maximus IV Gene Z Motherboard Review

Martin has managed to sink his teeth into the Asus Maximus IV Gene Z a small but powerful mATX motherboard based around the Intel Z68 Express chipset

Headset Review : Sennheiser PC-333D Vs Creative Sound Blaster Tactic3d Sigma

Here Michael gives two headsets a head to head shoot out and shares his wisdom when it comes to purchasing a headset.

Is AMD Bulldozer a viable platform in 2012?

Connell takes a look at the AMD FX 8150 "Bulldozer" CPU and compares it to one of the early chips from the previous generation to see if the game has really moved on for AMD...