Category Archives: New

With great power comes great responsibility.

I admit, I'm something of a sucker for small PCs with lots of power. A couple of years ago, I wanted to see how just how much computer I could cram into a mini-ITX case, kitting it out with goodies like an Intel i7 2700K CPU, 16GB of 1866 MHz RAM, and an Nvidia GTX 680 GPU. But two years is a long time in the tech world, and Intel has since unleashed three new generations of processors--Ivy Bridge,...
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Flash deals to drop every 40 minutes during the sale; two bundles will be on offer every day.

Digital distributor GOG.com kicks off its Fall sale today, with over 700 games discounted on its online store. For the first 48 hours of the sale, customers are able to pick up a copy of open-world role-playing game Mount & Blade for free. In addition to this, sequel Mount & Blade: Warband and the Mount & Blade: With Fire & Sword expansion are marked down by 75 percent. All of Hasbro's D&D games are also 80 percent off, including the...
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Pew study says online gaming is less welcoming to women than online dating sites, social networking channels, and comments sections.

The Pew Research Center has released a new study about online harassment, and among the findings is that, of major online environments, gaming is the least welcoming for women. The study surveyed around 3,000 Internet users (both male and female), and only 3 percent of respondents said that online gaming was more welcoming toward women, compared to 44 percent who felt it was more welcoming toward men. "Most online environments are seen as equally welcoming toward men and women; the exception...
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Grid will be available for Nvidia Shield owners in North America starting November 18.

Nvidia has announced that its cloud-powered game streaming service, Grid, will be available starting next week for Nvidia Shield devices. Grid will roll out on November 18 in North America and in December for Europe. The service will be available in Asia sometime in 2015. Grid will be free for Nvidia Shield Tablet ($300 + $60 for controller) and Nvidia Shield ($200) owners through June 30, 2015. After this, it will be offered through Netflix-like subscriptions or individual purchases or...
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ThumbderDome Wrestling is a two-player game played on one controller.

A thumb wrestling video game has finally arrived. ThumbderDome Wrestling is just what you think it is, a virtual version of the Thumb War game you probably played a lot as a kid (and maybe still do). Via Kotaku, ThumbderDome Wrestling is every bit as absurd as you'd expect, but the controls are quite unique. It's a two-player game that's played using one Xbox controller. One player controls a virtual thumb using the one thumbstick, while the other player uses...
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Microsoft now allows developers to sell Kinect apps on the Windows Store.

Microsoft today announced a $50 adapter that will allow you to connect your Xbox One Kinect to your PC, providing you with a potential use for the device even if you don't have it connected to your console. The adapter is now available through the Microsoft Store. Combined with the $150 price of a standalone Xbox One Kinect, that brings the total price ($200) in line with that of the standalone PC Kinect (the Kinect for Windows v2 sensor) that...
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AMD clarifies comments made by it’s Chief Gaming Scientist Richard Huddy at a recent event.

You might have seen reports circulating that Windows 7 won't support DirectX 12, Microsoft's next, "low level" graphics API that will introduce several improvements to existing graphics cards and the Xbox One. The news is based on a video of AMD Chief Gaming Scientist Richard Huddy speaking at the PDXLAN event. During the video of his presentation (which has since been removed from YouTube) Huddy plainly says that Windows 7 will not support DirectX 12. However, AMD has told GameSpot...
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Of the first nine Early Access games introduced in 2013, only three have been released as full games.

We're seeing more and more games take advantage of Steam's Early Access program, but so far only 25 percent of them have been finished and released as full games, according to a report by video game research provider EEDAR. As EEDAR's Head of Insights and Analytics Patrick Walker writes in a post for Games Industry International, Steam has seen a sharp increase in game releases, with 1303 new games in 2014 so far compared to 2013's 583, and Early Access...
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Get Gone Home for $5, a PlayStation TV for $80, and more.

Just in time for the release of Far Cry 4, Steam had a weekend deal on the franchise, with a 75 percent discount on Far Cry 1-3. You can still get in on Walmart's promotion that lets you customize your own discounted PlayStation 4 and Xbox One bundles. For example, you can save up to $30 on Xbox One, and you can choose what bundle to start with (the Assassin's Creed Unity bundle, the Kinect-less Assassin's Creed Bundle, or the Call...
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UK man will wear a VR headset 24/7 for a full month to experience life through another person’s eyes.

A United Kingdom-based artist has announced his intention to spend 28 days wearing virtual reality goggles so that he can "experience life through another person's eyes and ears." Mark Farid calls the project Seeing-I, and labels it a "social-artistic experiment" that seeks to find out how much of a person is their own personality and how much is cultural identity. Farid "will attempt to engage with a broader spectrum of experiences by entirely immersing himself in the life of another person,...
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