Differences Between Mac And PC

Mac vs. PC: Here are the real differences

By on June 26, 2014 at 12:59 PM.

Mac vs. PC: Here are the real differences

The burning rivalry between Mac and PC is one of the most storied rivalries in the history of technology — ruining friendships, bringing down corporations and inspiring some very creative commercials — but do we truly understand the fundamental difference between a Windows PC and a Macintosh? I’m sure many of you do, but for those who don’t have a grasp of the finer details, Computerphile has put together a short video primer explaining how Macs and PCs differ. More →

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Steam Summer Sale 2014

Hide your wallets: Steam’s Summer Sale has begun

By on June 19, 2014 at 2:45 PM.

Hide your wallets: Steam’s Summer Sale has begun

PC gamers rejoice! It’s that time of the year again — the Steam Summer Sale is upon us, and no one’s bank account is safe. The Summer Sale is famously (or maybe infamously) known as the best time to pick up any of the hit games you missed out on over the past year for unthinkably low prices. Discounts for recently released games start between 15%-25%, but older titles have been discounted up to 80%. More →

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Battlefield Hardline Beta Gameplay

Watch 10 minutes of Battlefield Hardline gameplay in this new leaked video

By on June 3, 2014 at 1:00 PM.

Watch 10 minutes of Battlefield Hardline gameplay in this new leaked video

Shortly after the first trailer for Battlefield Hardline leaked last week, Steve Papoutsis of Visceral Games noted on Twitter that the footage was meant for an internal company meeting six months ago. According to Papoutsis, the “team has been cranking since then,” and we should expect to see an even more impressive representation of the game at E3 2014. More →

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Time Spent Playing Video Games

This is how much time the average gamer spends playing games every week

By on May 14, 2014 at 12:15 AM.

This is how much time the average gamer spends playing games every week

Now that anyone with a smartphone and a commute could be considered a gamer, it’s harder than ever to separate the casual players from the die-hard loyalists. In its latest report, The NPD Group describes “core gamers” as any individuals who spend more than five hours a week playing games on a home console (such as the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One), a Windows PC or a Mac. By these standards, there are currently over 34 million core gamers in the United States, and they are playing video games for an average of 22 hours every week. That sounds like a lot, but keep in mind, gaming can be a diet… of sorts! More →

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Skype Free Group Video Calling

Skype introduces free group video calling for PC, Mac and Xbox One

By on April 28, 2014 at 6:17 PM.

Skype introduces free group video calling for PC, Mac and Xbox One

One of Skype’s best features is now free for everyone. Skype announced on Monday that group video calling, which was previously a Premium-only feature, is now free for all users on the PC, Mac and Xbox One. It took years of requests from the community, but Skype wants to stay competitive in a very saturated field.  Plenty of other programs, including Google Hangouts, have allowed free conference calls for quite some time. Skype plans to expand the roll out to even more platforms in the future. In the meantime, Skype Premium is no longer available as the company attempts to refresh its service to account for free group video calls. Phone call subscriptions are still offered on the company’s website.

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Project CARS Gameplay Trailer

Video: Project CARS looks like the killer racing game Xbox One and PS4 fans have been craving

By on April 23, 2014 at 11:15 PM.

Video: Project CARS looks like the killer racing game Xbox One and PS4 fans have been craving

The market for racing games has been left wide open in the new generation of consoles. Forza Motorsport 5 and Need for Speed: Rivals attempted to fill the gap last fall, but with the extended delay of the PlayStation 4 exclusive Driveclub, Project CARS has taken the reins. Developed by Slightly Mad Studios, Project CARS (Community Assisted Racing Simulator) is an impossibly gorgeous racing game with one of the most interesting development cycles of any title announced for the new consoles. More →

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E3 2014 Games Rumored

These are the most exciting games rumored to be appearing at E3 2014

By on April 21, 2014 at 3:45 PM.

These are the most exciting games rumored to be appearing at E3 2014

E3 2013, which introduced the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One to the press and the public for the first time, was one of the most memorable gaming conventions of the last decade, but this year’s event could be even more exciting. With the console launches out of the way, developers are preparing to unleash an entire generation of games to the public, full of fresh ideas and expansive iterations. GearNuke rounded up a few of the hottest titles rumored to be making an appearance at this year’s show, and we’ve added some of our own as well. More →

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GTA V PS4 Xbox One PC

Grand Theft Auto V rumored to be landing on PS4, Xbox One and PC in June

By on April 8, 2014 at 5:45 PM.

Grand Theft Auto V rumored to be landing on PS4, Xbox One and PC in June

Rumors of next-gen and PC releases for the best-selling Grand Theft Auto V have been floating around since long before the game even launched, but after months of silence from Rockstar, most of us had given up hope for an announcement anytime soon. It’s not much to go on, but considering how long it’s been since the gossip died down, we figured this potential leak was worth covering. TECH-NICK, manager of German retailer Saturn.de, said in a tweet that the release of GTA V for PC, Xbox One and PS4 is expected in June. He clarified in another tweet that the release information is only a rumor. Hopefully we’ll hear more at E3, which also happens to take place in June.

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Preview
Nosgoth Preview PC

Preview: Nosgoth is a free, fast-paced multiplayer title with potential

By on April 5, 2014 at 2:00 PM.

Preview: Nosgoth is a free, fast-paced multiplayer title with potential

As the vampire descended upon me, ripping my frail human body to shreds, all I could think was, “Why didn’t I reload sooner?”

Nosgoth kind of came out of nowhere. This free-to-play multplayer shooter is set in the Legacy of Kain universe, a property that once meant a lot to gamers, but has been dormant for over ten years. The hows and whys of this game’s existence are fascinating in their own right, but after playing through several matches over the weekend and getting a grasp of the game’s structure, I stopped worrying about it.

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Best Game Trailers 3/30

Here are all the best video game trailers we saw this week (3/30)

By on April 4, 2014 at 4:08 PM.

Here are all the best video game trailers we saw this week (3/30)

You’ve probably noticed that ever since the launch of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, BGR has been expanding its gaming coverage rather substantially, from previews and reviews to features and trailers. We’ve decided to combine some of that coverage to bring you all the week’s best game trailers in one convenient location. Here are the five best game trailers for the week of March 30th. More →

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Best Video Game Trailers

Video: Here are all the best game trailers we saw this week

By on March 28, 2014 at 3:42 PM.

Video: Here are all the best game trailers we saw this week

You’ve probably noticed that ever since the launch of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, BGR has been expanding its gaming coverage rather substantially, from previews and reviews to features and trailers. We’ve decided to combine some of that coverage to bring you all the week’s best game trailers in one convenient location. Here are the five best game trailers for the week of March 23rd. More →

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48GB Titanfall Install on Minimum Specification PC

Massive Titanfall install is required on slower PCs

By on March 12, 2014 at 7:25 AM.

Massive Titanfall install is required on slower PCs

Respawn found a way to offer gamers a better Titanfall gameplay experience on slower PCs, although that means buyers should have plenty of storage on their hard drives to install a massive 48GB version of the game. That’s 31GB more than the Xbox One install that comes in at 17GB, and it all has to do with audio files, Eurogamer has learned. More →

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Twitch Streaming Statistics 2013

Twitch: The streaming platform that’s knocking off TV stations

By on January 16, 2014 at 9:00 AM.

Twitch: The streaming platform that’s knocking off TV stations

It has been yet another year of exponential growth for Twitch, the streaming platform dedicated to video games. Launching in June 2011, what started as a spin-off of Justin.tv has quickly become the most popular resource for video game live streams on the Internet, reaching over 45 million viewers every month. In fact, Twitch reaches more viewers during prime time than MTV, TNT and AMC. More →

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