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Soapbox: Hurry Up And Release The Switch Pro Already, My Switch Is Dying
Soapbox: Hurry Up And Release The Switch Pro Already, My Switch Is Dying
Time of death: literally any second now. Getting a new piece of technology is a lot like getting a puppy on Christmas Day.
I'm Finally Happy I Bought An
I'm Finally Happy I Bought An "Old" Graphics Card
Let me tell you about an emotional rollercoaster I’ve been on for the past eight months.
Itchy, Tasty is an enjoyably informal and informative account of how one of gaming's most iconic series found its feet
Itchy, Tasty is an enjoyably informal and informative account of how one of gaming's most iconic series found its feet
One of the great unspoken truths about video games, beyond all the intrigue and drama and the cold hard face of all that technology, is that they are made by mere humans.
This Cell Phone Cooking Game Has Me Irate Over Its Slander of New York Cuisine
This Cell Phone Cooking Game Has Me Irate Over Its Slander of New York Cuisine
I spent so much money on a phone not because I need to have the latest technology in order to live my life and communicate with other people.
Intel's AI-powered Bleep tech lets you choose exactly how much online hate speech you hear
Intel's AI-powered Bleep tech lets you choose exactly how much online hate speech you hear
Last month, Intel demoed a beta version of Bleep, its in-development AI technology that will "detect and redact audio based on user preferences".
Intel, A 'White Nationalism' Slider Ain't It
Intel, A 'White Nationalism' Slider Ain't It
Intel gave a presentation at GDC a few weeks back, but I’m guessing nobody actually watched it because it took until this week for anyone to notice this absolutely absurd pitch from the company, which wants to use AI to monitor and censor “hate speech” in your online voice chat, and let users toggle just how much hate… Read more...
RTX Voice technology is now accessible on older Nvidia GPUs
RTX Voice technology is now accessible on older Nvidia GPUs
When Nvidia launched its RTX series of GPUs, there was more in tow than just new horsepower.
No Man's Sky adds galaxy spanning seasonal Expeditions and rewards in latest update
No Man's Sky adds galaxy spanning seasonal Expeditions and rewards in latest update
It's only been six weeks since the arrival of No Man's Sky's pet-themed Companions update, but already developer Hello Games is back with more, this time introducing seasonal, galaxy spanning Expeditions and accompanying rewards. Launching today on all platforms, No Man's Sky's Expeditions update is intended to give players a new way to experience the ceaselessly expanding space sim, with each new Expedition depositing players - armed with a "wild and varied" collection of technology, customisations, ships, and weapons - onto the same planet. An accompanying Expedition chart plots a course across the galaxy, which players are then encouraged to follow, completing challenges (known as Milestones) along the way. Read more
Save $50 on the Apple Watch Nike Series 6 and Get 6 Free Months of Apple Fitness+
Save $50 on the Apple Watch Nike Series 6 and Get 6 Free Months of Apple Fitness+
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The Apple VR headset could weigh less than an actual apple
The Apple VR headset could weigh less than an actual apple
Thanks to lightweight hybrid Fresnel technology, we might see it come in at less than 5oz.
PlayStation Patents the Ability to Add Trophies to Older, Emulated Games
PlayStation Patents the Ability to Add Trophies to Older, Emulated Games
Sony has patented technology that could allow older emulated games to be retrofitted with trophies.
Epic Games Store Is Draining Some Laptop Batteries
Epic Games Store Is Draining Some Laptop Batteries
My annoyances with Epic’s store are generally limited to Fortnite pop-ups and forgetting I even had games installed there, but then I play games on a big desktop PC.
Nvidia DLSS might appear outside PCs for the first time in new Nintendo Switch
Nvidia DLSS might appear outside PCs for the first time in new Nintendo Switch
Nvidia brought its deep learning super sampling (DLSS) technology to RTX 20 series GPUs back in 2018, and it looks like the feature could find its way into consoles for the first time in the near future.
New Switch Model Could Launch For $399, Analysts Suggest
New Switch Model Could Launch For $399, Analysts Suggest
"Nintendo can drive strong demand even at $399.99". Reports discussing the rumoured 'Nintendo Switch Pro' (a more powerful Switch revision that's thought to be on the way this year) are really starting to intensify, with the latest from Bloomberg diving ever deeper into the potential system's specs and release information. In a report published this morning, Bloomberg says that Nintendo will adopt an upgraded Nvidia chip with better graphics for the new model, reconfirming its belief that the console will support Nvidia’s DLSS rendering technology to offer upscaled 4K visuals and is "likely" to include a 7-inch Samsung OLED screen. Read the full article on nintendolife.com
ByteDance acquires Moonton Technology
ByteDance acquires Moonton Technology
The transaction reportedly valued the Shanghai-based studio at $4 billion
Upgraded Nintendo Switch reportedly using latest Nvidia graphics chip
Upgraded Nintendo Switch reportedly using latest Nvidia graphics chip
Nvidia's Deep Learning Super Sampling technology uses AI and machine learning to create higher-resolution graphics
Report: Microsoft Wants To Buy Discord For
Report: Microsoft Wants To Buy Discord For "Over $10 Billion"
Bloomberg is reporting that Microsoft is one of several companies “in talks” to purchase chat and community platform Discord, for a price said to be in excess of $10 billion. Read more...
Poll: What Other Nintendo Franchise Would You Like To See Niantic Work On?
Poll: What Other Nintendo Franchise Would You Like To See Niantic Work On?
Let us know! Earlier today it was announced that Nintendo and Niantic would be partnering to release a Pikmin mobile app, designed to make walking "more fun" with real-world AR technology.
Uh Oh, It's Gamer Time: Save $250 on This Zephyrus M15 Laptop
Uh Oh, It's Gamer Time: Save $250 on This Zephyrus M15 Laptop
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Anime-Themed Gaming Chair Has A Katana Holder
Anime-Themed Gaming Chair Has A Katana Holder
Forget a place to hold your drink or snacks! This Demon Slayer-themed gaming chair from Lenovo has a place to store a katana. Read more...
EA will soon release new technology to tackle racism and toxicity in FIFA 21
EA will soon release new technology to tackle racism and toxicity in FIFA 21
Publisher has banned over 9,000 accounts and issues over 25,000 warnings or suspensions since October launch
EA Trying New Technology To Fight FIFA 21's Racism Problem
EA Trying New Technology To Fight FIFA 21's Racism Problem
While EA has issued over 25,000 warnings and suspensions, and banned over 9000 accounts for “inappropriate or offensive content” since the launch of FIFA 21 last year, it may shock you to learn that the game still has a problem with racist white folks using certain systems and game modes to act like assholes. Read more...
EA Promises to Tackle Racist and Other Offensive Content in FIFA With New Technology
EA Promises to Tackle Racist and Other Offensive Content in FIFA With New Technology
EA says that it plans to clamp down further on racist and offensive content in-game by implementing new technology.
The Wild Rules in Fortnite Chapter 2 – Season 6: Primal
The Wild Rules in Fortnite Chapter 2 – Season 6: Primal
Fortnite fans, We have some good news! With your help, Agent Jones has successfully contained the Zero Point! Now other news… The containment of the Zero Point has caused reality as we know it to break down, destroying much of the technology on the Island.
Random: Forget The Switch, PS5 And Xbox Series X - Transparent Retro Consoles Are The Must-Have Item Of 2021
Random: Forget The Switch, PS5 And Xbox Series X - Transparent Retro Consoles Are The Must-Have Item Of 2021
It's clear to see. Back in the '80s and '90s, demand for "see-through" technology arguably hit its peak.
In single-player, Disintegration feels like the real Halo 2 to me
In single-player, Disintegration feels like the real Halo 2 to me
I have a theory, sweetly unburdened by any kind of evidence, that argues that developers sometimes try to recreate the power and pleasures of using actual game-creation tools for their players, but without the attendant need to understand maths or architecture or much in the way of technology.
Save Up to $30 on the Apple Watch SE at Amazon
Save Up to $30 on the Apple Watch SE at Amazon
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Crypto Art Belongs In The Trash
Crypto Art Belongs In The Trash
The blockchain, at best a scam and at worst an impending environmental disaster, has lately been upending everything from currency exchange to basketball collectibles.
Rogue raises $2.5m in Series A funding
Rogue raises $2.5m in Series A funding
Investment from Riva Technology and Entertainment will go toward growing indie publisher's team, signing games, and multiplatform push
The Regulations That Could Help Reduce Bitcoin’s Carbon Footprint
The Regulations That Could Help Reduce Bitcoin’s Carbon Footprint
The price of bitcoin has hit record prices this month, and that’s bad news for the climate.
Industrial strategy games still aren’t dealing with climate change
Industrial strategy games still aren’t dealing with climate change
In Stanisław Lem's classic sci-fi short story collection, The Cyberiad, there is a section called The Seven Sallies of Trurl and Klapaucius, two hyper advanced robots who are so advanced they can conjure anything from technology.
GameStop establishes committee to help transform it "into a technology business"
GameStop establishes committee to help transform it "into a technology business"
Retailer's board of directors says new group will "further accelerate the company's transformation"
Take-Two's CEO reckons we're
Take-Two's CEO reckons we're "ready" for $70 video games
Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick has revealed he thinks gamers are "ready" for $70/£65 video games. Talking at the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media & Telecom Conference this week and transcribed by our friends at VGC, Zelnick was asked to expand on why the publisher had decided to add $10 to the price of NBA 2K21. Th
EA Lawsuit Involving Dynamic Difficulty Adjustment Has Been Dismissed
EA Lawsuit Involving Dynamic Difficulty Adjustment Has Been Dismissed
The company has vowed to not use the technology as part of the dismissal.
The Best Home Security Cameras, According To Our Readers
The Best Home Security Cameras, According To Our Readers
Cameras aren’t just useful for finding intruders; they can help us keep an eye on the kids during work or make sure your dog isn’t getting into trouble behind your back.
Arizona's Anti-Monopoly Bill Could Help Put Fortnite Back in the iOS App Store
Arizona's Anti-Monopoly Bill Could Help Put Fortnite Back in the iOS App Store
Arizona legislators just passed an anti-monopoly bill in a 31-29 vote, which could have big implications for Apple, Google, and, weirdly enough, Fortnite. Read more...
'Dynamic Difficulty' loot box lawsuit against EA dropped
'Dynamic Difficulty' loot box lawsuit against EA dropped
Publisher assures it will never use patented AI technology in multiplayer games
FIFA 'dynamic difficulty' lawsuit dropped after plaintiffs talk to EA's engineers
FIFA 'dynamic difficulty' lawsuit dropped after plaintiffs talk to EA's engineers
The plaintiffs alleged that EA was using its 'Dynamic DIfficulty Adjustment' technology to keep people buying loot boxes.
FIFA scripting lawsuit withdrawn after EA provides
FIFA scripting lawsuit withdrawn after EA provides "detailed technical information and access to speak with our engineers"
The plaintiffs behind a class action lawsuit that alleged EA was secretly adjusting the difficulty of FIFA Ultimate Team to get players to spend more money on packs have withdrawn their case. On November 2020, three Californians said EA was secretly manipulating them in a lawsuit that revolved around a patented AI technology known as dynamic difficulty adjustment. Dynamic difficulty adjustment, known more commonly by FIFA players as scripting or momentum, is a technology that unfairly affects the results of matches in a bid to encourage more spending on packs. Read more
Sony Patents a Way of Turning Bananas, Mugs and More Into PlayStation Controllers
Sony Patents a Way of Turning Bananas, Mugs and More Into PlayStation Controllers
Sony has patented a piece of technology that would allow users to use household objects like bananas as controllers with virtual inputs.
Story of Seasons Producer Writes An Apology To Fans Over Bugs, Glitches, And Loading Times
Story of Seasons Producer Writes An Apology To Fans Over Bugs, Glitches, And Loading Times
When Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town was released last month in Japan, fans complained of long load times, bugs, and glitches.
Inside Qute: Natsuki Chronciles and the WonderSwan dev contest that started it all
Inside Qute: Natsuki Chronciles and the WonderSwan dev contest that started it all
When the Japanese technology and design company Qute Corporation released the WonderWitch game development kit a little over two decades ago, the team likely never guessed it would set them on a path to become one of the defining boutique studios of the modern shooting game form. Qute may not court the attention from the mainstream that genre heavyweights Cave and Treasure so capably attract, but its creations are celebrated by genre devotees, and include some very sought after shmup collectibles.
Report: Stadia Blew Millions On Red Dead Redemption 2 And Other Ports
Report: Stadia Blew Millions On Red Dead Redemption 2 And Other Ports
Just how badly did Google’s Stadia video game streaming service flop when it launched back in 2019? According to a new report by Bloomberg, it underperformed its sales target by hundreds of thousands of users, despite spending “tens of millions of dollars” secure ports of big blockbuster games. Read more...
We played Cyberpunk 2077 PC on an Xbox One CPU
We played Cyberpunk 2077 PC on an Xbox One CPU
Since the arrival of Xbox One and PlayStation 4, the dividing line between PC and console technology has become more of a blur - both last-gen and current-gen hardware from Microsoft and Sony are effectively integrated, customised PCs.
Ghosts 'n Goblins Resurrection: how Switch modernises an arcade icon
Ghosts 'n Goblins Resurrection: how Switch modernises an arcade icon
One of Capcom's most celebrated and beloved franchises, Ghosts 'n Goblins Resurrection for Switch is something of a treat, modernising a classic game with Nintendo's console hybrid technology, while at the same time honoring some of its most iconic moments.
Sony planning new PS5 VR headset
Sony planning new PS5 VR headset
System will feature single-cord setup and new controller using DualSense technology, but won't be ready this year
EA Patents Technology To Let Players Stream Full Games Before They've Downloaded?
EA Patents Technology To Let Players Stream Full Games Before They've Downloaded?
EA has filed a patent that could let players stream full games before they've been downloaded.
The 10 Best Deals of February 19, 2021
The 10 Best Deals of February 19, 2021
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Apple Wants Valve To Hand Over A Bunch Of Steam Info For Its Fight With Epic
Apple Wants Valve To Hand Over A Bunch Of Steam Info For Its Fight With Epic
Epic Games’ legal battle against Apple over App Store fees continues to drag on into ever weirder and more esoteric fronts.
PC Case That Could Burst Into Flames Officially Recalled
PC Case That Could Burst Into Flames Officially Recalled
As we reported earlier this month, NZXT’s (admittedly lovely) H1 case had an issue where at a certain point it could literally burst into flames.
EU4 multiplayer gets patched, breaks, gets immediately unpatched
EU4 multiplayer gets patched, breaks, gets immediately unpatched
Yesterday the team at Paradox Tinto, the new internal studio at Paradox Interactive that’s taking charge of EUIV’s development, released a new patch for the strategy game that was attempting to update the multiplayer technology to make it easier to manage going forward. The desire was to allow the developers to focus more on new features and content, rather than having to maintain the historically inconsistent multiplayer framework.
Xbox Series FPS Boost: five Xbox One games now run at 2x frame-rate
Xbox Series FPS Boost: five Xbox One games now run at 2x frame-rate
Microsoft today lifts the lid on its brand new FPS Boost technology - a series of system level tweaks that allows legacy Xbox One titles to run with twice or even four times the frame-rate on Xbox Series consoles.
6 things that VR still needs to get better at
6 things that VR still needs to get better at
VR technology keeps improving, but five years in there are still some things it's not great at.
Hackers Bring New Version Of Android To Nintendo Switch
Hackers Bring New Version Of Android To Nintendo Switch
Developers who originally got Android running on Switch back in 2019 have reportedly now managed to port a new version of the operating system to Nintendo’s hybrid console, bringing with it a slew of new features and fixes. Read more...
AMD’s answer to Nvidia’s DLSS supersampling tech could be here by March
AMD’s answer to Nvidia’s DLSS supersampling tech could be here by March
Nvidia's DLSS 2.0 has given the RTX 3000 range the advantage over AMD, as the Radeon RX 6000 series doesn't currently have access to supersampling technology.
Cyberpunk 2077's flashy hardcover artbook is now half price
Cyberpunk 2077's flashy hardcover artbook is now half price
If you've had a chance to delve into Cyberpunk 2077's futuristic metropolis of Night City and are keen to learn more about it then the World Of Cyberpunk 2077 might interest you now its around 50 per cent off. The 200-page tome features lots of detailed artwork that'll take you on a tour of Night City, while also delving into the history, technology and wider lore of the CD Projekt Red RPG.
Best wireless gaming mouse in 2021
Best wireless gaming mouse in 2021
Thanks to advancements in wireless and battery technology, using a wireless gaming mouse no longer has any disadvantages compared to its wired counterparts.
PC Cases Catch Fire, Company Responsible Apologises
PC Cases Catch Fire, Company Responsible Apologises
There have been complaints for a few months now that one of PC case company NZXT’s products has been catching fire.
Google Stadia Shuts Down Internal Studios, Changing Business Focus
Google Stadia Shuts Down Internal Studios, Changing Business Focus
Google Stadia, the late 2019 streaming platform that promised to revolutionize gaming by letting users stream games without needing to own a powerful PC or console, is altering course, getting out of the game-making business and will now offer its platform directly to game publishers alongside offering Stadia Pro to… Read more...
Elon Musk's Brain Company Hopes To Make a Cyborg Monkey Play 'Mind Pong'
Elon Musk's Brain Company Hopes To Make a Cyborg Monkey Play 'Mind Pong'
Elon Musk has claimed that his brain technology company, Neuralink, has implanted a device in a monkey's brain, and hopes to make it play games in its own mind.
PlayStation Files Patent For Technology That Lets Spectators Mess With You in VR
PlayStation Files Patent For Technology That Lets Spectators Mess With You in VR
Sony has filed a patent for technology that lets audience members make decisions for players inside of virtual reality.
Magic: The Gathering Arena Now Available On Google Play
Magic: The Gathering Arena Now Available On Google Play
Magic: The Gathering Arena, the online multiplayer version of the popular trading-card game, launched today in early access for select Android devices via Google Play, with an iOS version due out later this year.
Gabe Newell believes brain interfaces will create games 'superior' to reality 'fairly quickly'
Gabe Newell believes brain interfaces will create games 'superior' to reality 'fairly quickly'
Brain-computer interface technology, or BCI, is the future of immersive gaming says Gabe.
Asus is launching a 'whisper quiet' ROG Strix PC case fan in April
Asus is launching a 'whisper quiet' ROG Strix PC case fan in April
The standalone fan uses magnetic-levitation technology to reduce friction and noise.
Random: Morshu From Link: The Faces of Evil Has Been Turned Into A 3D Animation
Random: Morshu From Link: The Faces of Evil Has Been Turned Into A 3D Animation
Welcome to 2021. Sometimes the power of technology can be rather scary and today might just be one of those days.
Soapbox: Video Game Injuries Are No Laughing Matter
Soapbox: Video Game Injuries Are No Laughing Matter
Technology is incredibly unfriendly to our frail human bodies. It's a little embarrassing to say that I permanently messed up my wrists by playing too many video games, but it's true.
This Free Software Lets You Play Minecraft With Your Eyes
This Free Software Lets You Play Minecraft With Your Eyes
Making the game accessible for those who can't use their hands. The past few years have seen some incredible leaps and bounds in technology, and many of those improvements have been focused around accessibility.