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Nvidia claims the GTX 980M and GTX 970M offer around 75 percent of the performance of its desktop chips while also significantly boosting battery life.

Following from the launch of its desktop-based GTX 980 and GTX 970 GPUs, Nvidia has taken the wraps off the mobile versions of the same chips. The company claims the GTX 980M and GTX 970M offer around 75 percent of the performance of its desktop chips, or twice the performance of the GTX 680M, enabling games to be played at high and ultra settings at resolutions up to 1440p. The GTX 980M and GTX 970M are based on the Maxwell...
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Twitch says: “Nerds are sexy … but let’s try and keep this about the games, shall we?”

Popular video streaming service Twitch has updated its "Rules of Conduct" to specify that it will no longer allow streams where the broadcaster is half-naked or fully nude. "Nerds are sexy, and you're all magnificent, beautiful creatures, but let's try and keep this about the games, shall we?" Twitch said on its website. Twitch specified that wearing only your birthday suit, or clothing that is "sexually suggestive"--this includes lingerie, swimsuits, pasties, and undergarments--is prohibited. Fully nude torsos (this applies to both...
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Technology like Oculus Rift is a “yawn,” the acclaimed Titanic and Avatar director says.

Veteran film director James Cameron is not impressed with virtual reality technology like Oculus Rift. During a recent Wall Street Journal event in California, the Titanic and Avatar director said he doesn't see the appeal of Oculus Rift, at least not yet. "There seems to be a lot of excitement around something that, to me, is a yawn, frankly," he said, as chronicled by The Hollywood Reporter. Cameron, like other high-profile entertainment figures before him, questions the broad appeal of...
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Founder reiterates that social networking site is making a “long-term bet” on where the future of computing is going.

Mark Zuckerberg, the man whose company paid $2 billion to acquire Oculus Rift developer Oculus VR earlier this year, wants to stress that it's still early days for virtual reality as the next big computing platform. During an earnings call this week, Zuckerberg made it clear that Facebook acquired Oculus VR based on the prospect of success in the long-run, not the short-term. "As I've said before, with Oculus, we're making a long-term bet on the future of computing," Zuckerberg said,...
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The Internet Arcade is a great history lesson.

You can now play over 900 classic arcade games for free in your browser thanks to the Internet Archive, a San Francisco-based nonprofit that collects web pages, text, audio and other information that exists in digital formats. Dig Dug, Galaga, and Golden Axe are just a fraction of the great, though admittedly ancient games you'll find at the Internet Arcade. They all make use of JSMESS, a program that emulates old computers like the Commodore 64, Atari 2600, and hundreds more...
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CEO Brendan Iribe gives a vague timeline for when consumer model will arrive.

The Oculus Rift consumer model is now "months, not years" away from being released. That's according to Oculus VR CEO Brendan Iribe, who said today during the Web Summit 2014 in Dublin that the latest version of the Crescent Bay headset is "largely finalized for a consumer product." As reported by The Next Web, Iribe acknowledged that he understands people are champing at the bit for the consumer model. "We're all hungry for it to happen," he said. "We're getting...
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Case envy.

cases are, by and large, not the most attractive of objects. Sure, they now come in different shapes and sizes, and while black still dominates, look hard enough and you'll find a few more esoteric colours to choose from. But, even some of the more appealing examples aren't the sort of thing you'd put proudly on display in a home office, let alone have sat next to a TV in your living room. Enter the Bitfenix Pandora, an...
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The Reload Studios team talks to GameSpot about returning to the roots of Call of Duty, and making their next shooter game for Virtual Reality hardware.

Earlier this year a group of former Infinity Ward artists, producers, and developers formed Reload Studios. With a focus on virtual reality technology, the studio is working on a new shooter. To find out what would set the game apart from others in the genre and why VR is the next big thing in games, GameSpot spoke with James Chung (CEO and founder), Taehoon Oh (COO, co-founder), Pete Blumel (executive producer), and Chetan Bedi (lead game designer). What is Reload...
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[UPDATE] Epic Games confirms it’s not involved with the game, but says the developer used the Unreal Engine 4 logo without permission.

[UPDATE 3] GOG has released a statement on Hatred. Read it here. [UPDATE 2] Epic Games, the owner of video game development engine Unreal Engine 4, issued a statement today to GameSpot on Hatred's use of the technology. "Epic Games isn't involved in this project. Unreal Engine 4 is available to the general public for use 'for any lawful purpose,' and we explicitly don't exert any sort of creative control or censorship over projects. However, the video is using the trademarked...
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President calls on FCC to prevent ISPs from blocking or throttling Internet access.

United States president Barack Obama on Monday spoke out about the importance of an open Internet, calling on the Federal Communications Commission to keep net neutrality intact. He has urged the government agency to not allow Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to block or throttle access to the Internet, which he says is "essential to the American economy." "There should be no gatekeepers between you and your favorite online sites and services," a statement posted to the White House press site...
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