As a general rule, video games aren’t as difficult as they used to be. In the dawning era of home consoles, finishing a game took hours and hours of practice, requiring memorization of enemy spawn patterns and exceedingly quick reflexes. That’s not the case with most modern games, which explains why a bunch of teenagers would have trouble beating the original Mega Man. More →
It’s might seem hard to believe, but there’s only one full week of shopping left before Christmas. If you were smart, you might have finished your holiday shopping before the middle of December, but if you’re anything like me, you now have ten days to figure out what to buy your friends and family members.
Microsoft has had a checkered past when it comes to supporting one of its most valuable communities. PC gamers are part of the reason that Microsoft is still doing as well as it is in the desktop market, but the most the company has had to offer in recent years came in the form of the abysmal Games for Windows Live platform, which did far more harm than good.
Most gamers have lost faith that Microsoft will ever do anything worthwhile for PC gaming, but with the release of Windows 10 around the corner, the company has a chance to change that perception.
Whether you only use Google Hangouts on occasion or it’s your primary means of online communication, there are probably a few tips and tricks within Google’s popular platform that you haven’t seen. Business Insider published a feature on Friday pointing out several of these tricks, from undocumented emoji to simplified language translation. More →
Building a franchise is a risky proposition. Change too much from game to game and the hardcore fans start to turn against you. Change too little and the casual fans begin to get restless. It’s something that Call of Duty, Assassin’s Creed and Battlefield have each grappled with for the past several years, but Visceral Games decided to throw caution to the wind with Battlefield Hardline. More →
Over the past few months, at least one of your friends or family members has probably upgraded to a new phone, whether it’s the Galaxy Note 4, the iPhone 6, the Xperia Z3 or something from earlier in the year.
Whichever phone they chose, they probably wouldn’t mind a few accessories to go along with it, which is why we’ve prepared a small collection of mobile-minded gifts from Amazon that you might want to consider. More →
Rumored features and specifications of the Galaxy S6 have been leaking on a relatively consistent basis over the past few weeks, but the latest reveal could be one of the biggest yet. On Friday, Toptienmobiel.nl published what it claims is our first look at the prototype of Samsung’s next flagship smartphone. More →
Netflix has been steadily chipping away at cable TV for years now, but the popular streaming service is all too aware of how valuable a partnership with the biggest names in cable could be.
On Wednesday, Gigaom reported that sources with knowledge of the company’s plans say that Netflix is closing in on a deal with one of the country’s biggest cable providers, and an announcement could come as soon as early 2015.
If you hate holiday shopping as much as I do, you need to give Amazon’s new app a try. It’s called Surprise! and it takes all of the hassle out of finding gifts, wrapping them and delivering them to your friends and family members. With Surprise!, you can simply put together a cute e-card, attach an Amazon.com Gift Card and leave the heavy lifting to the recipient. More →
Over the past few weeks, Google has been updating its apps with the highly anticipated Material Design interface that Android fans have been waiting for. Interestingly, iOS users are receiving the updates as well, which is the case again this week after the latest update for the official Google app on iPhone and iPad. More →