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  • Week in Tech: Nvidia’s New GPUs Are Stupidly Good

    Published at Rock, Paper, Shotgun - 8 readers

    By Jeremy Laird on September 25th, 2014 at 9:00 pm. Last week, Nvidia’s unstoppable NDA force ran up against the immovable object that is Week in Tech’s Thursday slot. Now it’s all out in the open and we can take in just what Nvidia has achieved with its new high performance Maxwell graphics. And not at an altogether offensive price either, at least for one of the new 3D chipset ...

  • Samsung Gear Live + Windows95 + DOOM + Minecraft = Win

    Published at DroidGamers - 5 readers

    Details Published on Tuesday, 07 October 2014 12:59 Written by AndrewH Emulating another operating system on a platform not native to said operating system isn't a new thing. There are plenty of emulators out there that can emulate just about anything you want, even on a platform like Samsung Gear Live.

  • Hard Choices: The Great DIY Vs Pre-built PC Debate, Part 1

    Rock, Paper, Shotgun - - 4 readers - By Jeremy Laird on October 9th, 2014 at 9:00 pm. To build or to buy. That is the fundamental philosophical, cultural, hell maybe even epistemological, question for we PC lovers. Some of you will already know the cut of your own jib. You’ll either gag at the thought of paying through the nose for an oily work-experience tick to inexpertly cobble your PC together using whatever bi ...
  • Week in Tech: Windows 9 10

    Rock, Paper, Shotgun - - 5 readers - By Jeremy Laird on October 2nd, 2014 at 9:00 pm. Ignore the stupid branding. Embrace the uncharacteristically sane noises coming out of Microsoft. Windows 10 looks promising for old-school PC users. You know, like gamers with desktop PCs. Will I live to regret this sunny optimism? Maybe. Will Windows 10 stop the general Windows rot? Doubtful.
  • Wot I Think: Oculus Rift DK2

    Rock, Paper, Shotgun - - 3 readers - By Alec Meer on September 24th, 2014 at 5:00 pm. The possible future is here, delivered by a nice man from UPS after a challenging five-month wait on my part. The first gen Oculus I’d been using had sadly morphed from toy of tomorrow into insufferable antique in the time it took for my gen 2 Oculus pre-order to process, and I’d almost forgotten why I was once so charmed by the w ...
  • The Framerate Debate: 30 “Feels More Cinematic” Than 60

    Rock, Paper, Shotgun - - 3 readers - By Alice O'Connor on October 10th, 2014 at 1:37 pm. “The human eye can’t see more than 24 frames per second,” Those Internet People say. “Tests found fighter pilots watching a 250fps video of playful kittens will grow furious if you slip in one single frame of Plumbers Don’t Wear Ties,” Others insist.

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  • PlayStation TV: The Kotaku Review

    … apps such as Netflix and Hulu are available for the Vita, those apps will not yet run on the PlayStation TV. It will stream movies and television shows from the Sony Entertainment Network, but no one wants to do that. Those looking to pick up a PlayStation TV micro-console tomorrow with an eye on streaming…Read moreRead on Rather than harp on what…

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  • Hard Choices: The Great DIY Vs Pre-built PC Debate, Part 2

    …By Jeremy Laird on October 16th, 2014 at 9:00 pm. After last week’s missive, the comments were alive with la passion PC. And it was all good. But the one critical aspect we didn’t look at in detail was the value proposition. Do you really save a chunk of change with a DIY build? A matter of some simple sums, you say? Would that it could be so…

    2 readers - Rock, Paper, Shotgun - Debate It! -
  • Archos will be doing the VR thing with a headset of their own this November

    …? This question applies to all the headsets coming out. AndrewH - Andrew is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of DroidGamers. Having been a hardcore PC and console gamer all his life, this passion is now applied to Android gaming and writing about it. When not playing or writing about Android games, he spends his time with is wife and son. Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus. blog comments powered by Disqus 3D Games Archos Development Devices Gaming News Hardware Virtual Reality…

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  • The Best Thing About The New Vita Themes Is The Menu Music

    …For more than two and a half years we've been dealing with the same PlayStation Vita menu music. The last thing I wanted from the PlayStation TV was that same damn piece playing on my television set. Thanks to the recently-released Vita themes, I don't have to hear it anymore. It seems like such a small thing, but when you play a system regularly…

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  • The Best Reason To Pick Up A PlayStation TV At Launch

    …? Chrono Trigger will always be first in my heart, but Chrono Cross is my jam. The PlayStation TV can play any PS One classic the Vita can play — again, check the list. The unit plays they as well as the Vita, of course. Playing PlayStation Mobile Games You can do that too, I guess. If you're into that sort of thing. The some the PlayStation TV…

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  • PlayStation TV's Video App Selection Is Rather Sparse Right Now

    …Those looking to pick up a PlayStation TV micro-console tomorrow with an eye on streaming television shows and movies might be a little disappointed. Right now it's got Sony's streaming service, Crunchyroll, Crackle, and that's it. Surely there will be more streaming apps coming to the PlayStation TV in the near future, but as of the night before…

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  • The PlayStation TV Does A Decent Job Of Streaming PS4 Games

    …Look at me, streaming Diablo III Ultimate Evil Edition to a tiny black box from a game console in an entirely different room. Truly we live in magical times. The PlayStation TV arrives in U.S. and Canada tomorrow, bringing with nearly all the powers of a PlayStation Vita. And while I'm in it for playing my favorite Japanese role-playing games from…

    4 readers - Mike Fahey - Kotaku -
  • Control The Winds Of Venus With A Repurposed Radio

    …By Philippa Warr on October 10th, 2014 at 10:00 am. You know what’s cooler than being cool? Being absolutely freezing. Also custom controllers which augment the experience of playing a game in interesting ways. Long story short? We need to talk about The Winds Of Venus. I’ve been tinkering with the free keyboard-controlled version (you can do…

    3 readers - Philippa Warr - Rock, Paper, Shotgun -
  • Hard Choices: The Great DIY Vs Pre-built PC Debate, Part 1

    … with bent pins and motherboards or CPUs bricked courtesy of borked memory channels are the hardware faults I encounter most commonly. Intel’s current LGA sockets and their scarily fragile arrays of exposed pins are pretty much the bane of my life. It’s very easy to bend the pins on AMD CPUs, too, though I’m often surprised at just how many you can snap…

    4 readers - Rock, Paper, Shotgun - Debate It! -


  • Week in Tech: Windows 9 10

    … face of Windows… Each and every major update of Windows 8 has been an incremental step towards reintroducing traditional mouse-and-keyboard UI cues. But the vibe before Windows 10 was reluctant going on downright bloody minded – OK, we’ll give you the Start button back, but you can’t have the Start menu. Ha! With Windows 10, the recalcitrance seems…

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  • Shield Tablet 1.2 Update Released Today

    …Details Published on Tuesday, 30 September 2014 10:48 Written by Zack Kaplan The NVDIA Shield Tablet is receiving a new update today, that brings more "enhancements and fixes" to the device. It will be available for both the 16 GB Wi-Fi model and the 32 GB LTE model, which launches today. This update, brings enchantments that were found in the most…

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  • Review: Nyko PS4 Charge Base

    …Review: Nyko PS4 Charge Base Posted by Eric G on September 28th, 2014 | 0 Comments | Tags: Hardware , Nyko I have had my Nyko PS4 Charge Base for a little over two weeks and am extremely pleased with it. Its sleek styling and outlet anchoring allow me to keep two of my DualShock 4 controllers consistently charged… with panache. The base retails…

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