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  • 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

    Published at 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.
  • 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.
  • Control The Winds Of Venus With A Repurposed Radio

    Rock, Paper, Shotgun - - 3 readers - 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 that too if you fancy).
  • PlayStation TV: The Kotaku Review

    Kotaku - - 3 readers - "What do you want the PlayStation TV to do for you?" That's an important question when considering purchasing Sony's new microconsole. A more important question might be "Do you know what the PlayStation TV is?" I ask because over the course of the past six days with the PlayStation TV, I've run into several people who had absolutely no idea.

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  • Week in Tech: All Hail The Mighty Mechanical Keyboard

    … By Jeremy Laird on October 30th, 2014 at 9:00 pm. Mechanical keyboards. What, dear readers, is the schitnitz? Dare I say it, there is such a thing as the mechanical keyboard movement. Indeed, we’re now at the point where there’s significant debate within that community over various types of mechanical keyboard switches. Knowing your Cherry MX…

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  • Someone's Finally Making A Gaming Laptop With A Mechanical Keyboard

    …, and...what's that phrase: "I once was lost, but now I'm found?" Playing games—even something like The Sims 4—just feels better when your every movement is registered with a resounding "clack." Hell, it just makes writing more enjoyable. I'd go as far as saying that this kind of haptic feedback is more important than having the best CPU or graphics…

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  • Now Razer's Making A Surround Sound Bar

    … goodness Razer provided a picture of that, as well as a list of pertinent features. Powered by 4 expertly tuned drivers plus subwoofer5.1 virtual surround sound powered by Dolby Virtual Speakers, Dolby Digital and Dolby Pro Logic IIDirect audio streaming from any mobile device via Bluetooth v 4.0 aptXDedicated subwoofer for impressive bass…

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  • Origin Chronos Z Compact Gaming PC: The Kotaku Review

    … gaming, which would be lovely if I had a 4K monitor laying about. I do not, and so my boring old 1080p monitor gets the honor of playing games while I pay attention to frame rates. Above is a shot taken from the benchmark of Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor, an incredibly recent release for a developer who realizes that if their game features a built…

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  • Maingear's PC Gaming Cube Has Changed

    …: Up to Intel Core i7 5960x 3.0GHz/3.5GHZCooling: Epic 240 CPU cooler (optional)Video Card: Up to dual graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 or AMD Radeon R9 290xMemory: Up to 32GB Corsair Dominator 2666 MHz MemoryHard Drive: 3x 1TB SSD, 3x Mechanical drivesNetwork Adapter: Gigabit EthernetWiFi: Up to 802.11b ac, Bluetooth: v4.0Operating System: Microsoft…

    1 readers - Mike Fahey - Kotaku - The Cube -
  • Week in Tech: The PC Is Dead, Long Live The PC

    … By Jeremy Laird on October 23rd, 2014 at 9:00 pm. You know the one about the New Scientist editor and his philosophy for the magazine, right? Science is interesting and if you don’t agree you can bugger off? It comes second hand via the shy, retiring figure that is Richard Dawkins and, for all I know, it’s probably apocryphal. But it’s…

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  • The DualShock 4 Has Become A Pretty Great PC Controller

    … If you're using a controller to play a PC game—I know, I know, shhh, it's okay—chances are the on-screen prompts you see will match up with an Xbox controller. But you don't have to use Microsoft's controller with your PC; you've actually got a lot of options, including the PS4's DualShock 4. I really like the DualShock 4, but while I've known…

    2 readers - Kirk Hamilton - Kotaku -
  • Shield Tablet 1.2.1 Update is Available Now

    … Details Published on Monday, 20 October 2014 07:43 Written by Zack Kaplan Twitter An update for the NVIDIA Shield Tablet is available now which as always "contains important enhancements and bug fixes." This is software upgrade 1.2.1. The features in this update are as follows: Improved WiFi performance on 5GHz band Performance…

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  • PlayStation TV: The Kotaku Review

    … Computer Entertainment America only lists some 143 games. Obviously a gamer's PlayStation TV mileage as far as Vita games go will depend on how well that list coincides with their personal taste. Being a fan of Japanese role-playing games and other quirky titles that have only made their way to the West on Sony's portable, I'm incredibly pleased…

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

    … with Intel’s new affordable six-core killer Intel Core i7-5820K. M’favourite CPU. Here’s why. Nvidia GeForce GTX 970. There’s no reference board for this model, so you’ll want to look closely at the card in question – what’s the cooling like, what are the clocks? Intel X99 motherboard. I’m going to break the rules a bit here and say I favour the MSI X99S…

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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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