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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 whateve ...
  • 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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  • Week in Tech: The PC Is Dead, Long Live The PC

    … help noticing that Apple’s fancy new A8X chip in the new iPad Air is being made by none other than TSMC at 20nm (that’s a measure of the size of the tiny bits inside the chips and for decades the whole computer industry has been predicated on it becoming ever smaller, allowing faster and cheaper chips, google Moore’s Law for, er, more) . It’s TSMC…

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  • The DualShock 4 Has Become A Pretty Great PC Controller

    … died a couple of times in Shadow of Mordor thanks to that—but I got used to it pretty quickly. The DualShock 4 has one advantage that I didn't anticipate: The controller's built-in trackpad. (I know! The trackpad!) I play a lot of games with my PC plugged into the TV in my living room, especially around this time of year. While I can navigate…

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  • Shield Tablet 1.2.1 Update is Available Now

    … - Zack Kaplan is a games journalist if you want to call him that, he enjoys covering news stories and giving his opinion on video games with the hope someone somewhere will read it. A formerly Nintendo only gamer, he now plays on numerous platforms, including of course Android. Besides DroidGamers you can find his writing at Nintendo World Report and his own personal site Gamer Thoughts Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus. blog comments powered by Disqus…

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  • PlayStation TV: The Kotaku Review

    … for more popular 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…

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

    … you’ve gone water, you won’t go back. HDD. None. Pre-built or DIY, it make no odds. I’m going to plunder my existing rig for mass storage. Optical drive. No thanks. I’m also leaving off the operating system since most good system builders allow that while maintaining warranty cover for the hardware and lots of us will have various options…

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  • Archos will be doing the VR thing with a headset of their own this November

    … sold to Facebook. Archos is planning on getting into the Virtual Reality scene with a headset as well which will be available this November. The headset will allow for smartphones up to 6-inches in size to be attached to it. However this isn't limited to just Android phones. While Android phones can be used, the iPhone and Windows Phone can also…

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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…

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

    … I've had the opening cinematic to Persona 4 Golden for the PlayStation Vita playing endlessly on the 46-inch television in my office all night long. If you find that exciting, the Sony's PlayStation TV just might be for you. The PlayStation TV can play television shows and movies from a small number of streaming services. It has the ability…

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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…

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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…

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  • 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

    … suffer, LGA sockets 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…

    4 readers - Rock, Paper, Shotgun - Debate It! -
  • Samsung Gear Live + Windows95 + DOOM + Minecraft = Win

    …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. So while putting Window95 onto your Gear Live…

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