virtual reality headset

Strapping a huge PC to your back will not fix VR

November 28th at 11:15 PM

Strapping a huge PC to your back will not fix VR

Gaming PCs don’t belong on your back, but that’s not stopping Zotac from building a wearable, battery-powered gaming rig that hangs from your shoulders. Why? Well, virtual reality, of course!

Like it or not, virtual reality is being held back by hardware that simply can’t keep pace with the software it runs. We already have exquisitely detailed, gorgeous virtual worlds on gaming computers, but finding a way to cram them into a pair of goggles has been an absolute nightmare.  More →

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halo anniversary

Halo’s 15th anniversary event starts today at 3:43PM

November 15th at 11:27 AM

Halo’s 15th anniversary event starts today at 3:43PM

It’s hard to believe that it’s already been 15 years since Halo: Combat Evolved debuted on the original Xbox, but to celebrate the momentous occasion, developer 343 Industries has a special event planned for today.

For starters, 343 will host an anniversary live stream on the official Halo Twitch channel, complete with giveaways and surprise “goodie bags” for viewers. The event will fittingly begin at 3:43 p.m. PST.

If just watching the celebration unfold isn’t really your cup of tea, you can dive into a special “Anniversary Throwback” playlist in Halo 5: Guardians. The limited time multiplayer mode will include fan favorite maps from the original Halo title that have been remade by the Halo 5 community. Players will even begin each match with the iconic pistol from the original title.

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No Man's Sky Refund

How to get a ‘No Man’s Sky’ refund, even if you already played the game

August 29th at 1:26 PM

How to get a ‘No Man’s Sky’ refund, even if you already played the game

No Man’s Sky has turned out to have some serious flaws that have the internet horde sharpening pitchforks. But rather than trying the time-honored tradition of abusing the developer on Twitter, how about just getting your money back?

As it turns out, No Man’s Sky is so deeply flawed that it may be eligible for a Steam refund, even if you’ve played more than the usual two hours. Here’s what you need to do.

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Overwatch on Mac

How to play this year’s most popular PC game on a Mac

August 19th at 8:00 PM

How to play this year’s most popular PC game on a Mac

Overwatch has been a surprise hit for Blizzard, a game company much better known for World of Warcraft, not a team shooter. But while Overwatch has been out for months now, Mac owners have been left out of the fun.

But as it turns out, it’s not that hard to play Overwatch on OS X. All you need is a little time and some clever software.

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Pokeman Go Obsession

Pokemon obsessed reporter interrupts news broadcast, but was it all staged?

July 12th at 7:00 PM

Pokemon obsessed reporter interrupts news broadcast, but was it all staged?

The release of Pokemon Go last week was far more than your average iOS and Android app release. On the contrary, Pokemon Go has turned into a full-fledged mobile and cultural phenomenon the likes of which we have never seen.

Over the past few days, millions of users have been walking an endless number of miles in search of Pokemon. And of course, along the way, some ridiculous and crazy Pokemon stories have emerged over the last few days, with a Pokemon-searching teenager stumbling across a dead body being just one example.

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Grand Theft Auto V Easter Egg Teen Wolf

The best Grand Theft Auto easter egg of all-time was just discovered

June 29th at 11:00 PM

The best Grand Theft Auto easter egg of all-time was just discovered

If you finished playing Grand Theft Auto V a few years ago, it’s time to take it out of whatever drawer it’s been hiding in and pop it into your Xbox or Playstation ASAP. Earlier this week, gamers unearthed an absolutely awesome easter egg that lets players assume the character of Big Foot and, if they’re lucky, the Teen Wolf character from the 1985 Michael J. Fox film of the same name.

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Grand Theft Auto iPhone

Every ‘Grand Theft Auto’ title for iOS is now 40-60% off

June 16th at 6:15 PM

Every ‘Grand Theft Auto’ title for iOS is now 40-60% off

If you happen to be looking for some new iOS games to get addicted to this summer, Rockstar Games is currently running a promotion you won’t want to miss. As of today, all five games from the company’s Grand Theft Auto series can be purchased for as much as 60% off. So whether or not you want to take a nostalgic trip through gaming history with Grand Theft Auto III or engage in some street gang action with Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, Rockstar Games’ latest promotion should have you more than covered.

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GTX 1080 Mobile

Nvidia may finally bring desktop-grade graphics to laptops

June 3rd at 5:15 PM

Nvidia may finally bring desktop-grade graphics to laptops

According to PC Gamer, Nvidia is planning to release versions of its top-end 1000-series graphics cards that will work in gaming laptops. These aren’t some pansy, watered-down “M” version either: they’ll be the same chips as the desktop-grade 1080 and 1070, running at slightly lower power.

In other words, desktop-level graphics performance in a portable, battery-powered device. That would be big.

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Gaming All-In-One

How do you make All-In-One PCs interesting? Top-end graphics and 34-inch screen, that’s how

June 1st at 5:39 PM

How do you make All-In-One PCs interesting? Top-end graphics and 34-inch screen, that’s how

All-in-one PCs are normally found in libraries or your grandparents’ den. They’re the Honda Accord of computing: predictable, boring, and practical.

But what happens if you put genuinely top-end components inside a 34-inch curved screen? Well, you’re going to have trouble fitting it on your grandpa’s desk, that’s for sure.

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$30,000 Gaming Rig

This custom $30,000 PC is a gamer’s dream; can support 7 gamers with just one rig

January 7th at 7:50 PM

This custom $30,000 PC is a gamer’s dream; can support 7 gamers with just one rig

During CES this week, Sony proudly announced that they sold over 5.4 million PS4 units during the 2015 holiday shopping season, bringing the console’s global tally to 35.9 million. Clearly, the PS4 remains the console to beat from a popularity perspective, but if you want to talk about over the top gaming power, you might want to take a look at this nearly $30,000 gaming rig.

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Video Of Super Mario Bros 3 PC Port

‘Doom’ creators made a PC version of Super Mario Bros. 3 in 1990, here’s what it looked like

December 15th at 6:00 PM

‘Doom’ creators made a PC version of Super Mario Bros. 3 in 1990, here’s what it looked like

Though the original Super Mario Bros. is arguably the most iconic video game ever released, Super Mario Bros. 3 remains a classic in its own right. The graphics were next-level for the NES and the gameplay itself was and still is incredibly fun and addictive. Even today, a full 25 years after its release, you can fire up Super Mario Bros 3. and gleefully spend hours upon hours traversing through an exciting and frustrating maze of creatively designed levels. If you stroll into any video game store that sells old NES games, it’s a safe bet that Super Mario Bros. 3 will be the most expensive title available.

I’m old enough to remember when Super Mario Bros. 3 was released – you know, back when video games were sold in boxes slightly bigger than your average VHS tape – and can attest that the game was an immediate hit and lived up to the immense schoolyard hype that accompanied its release. Not surprisingly, the title was deservedly ranked as the best video game of all time by IGN. If you’re as fond of the game as I am, well, you’re going to love this little slice of previously little-known video game history.

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iOS Vs Android Gaming

As a gaming platform, Android still can’t compete with iOS

November 10th at 4:28 PM

As a gaming platform, Android still can’t compete with iOS

No matter what you think about the Android/iOS divide from either a hardware or software perspective, there’s simply no getting around the fact that many developers still take an iOS-first approach with respect to app development. With games, where development costs are already sky-high, the dynamic is even more pronounced.

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