Monthly Archives: June 2012

OP-ED: Calling Gamers “Insatiable” Ignores Why Nintendo’s E3 Disappointed Them

Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime thinks gamers are insatiable. He said as much in an interview conducted as this year’s E3 came to a close that has only just begun to make the rounds this week. He may have … Read the rest of this entry

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Nokia Lumia 800 and 710 updated to Windows Phone 7.5, finally get to Tango

We’d heard that the Lumia 800 and 710 were to get Windows Phone 7.5 sometime soon, but the time has officially arrived for these two to Tango. Today Nokia announced that the fresh code has already started rolling out, bringing … Read the rest of this entry

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Google: Android 4.1 Jelly Bean coming to Samsung Galaxy Nexus, Motorola Xoom and Nexus S in mid-July

As is the norm for developer summits, Google’s kicking off I/O with a keynote highlighting whatever the heck it wants to. Jelly Bean is, of course, one of the big topics of discussion at today’s session, and we’re hearing more … Read the rest of this entry

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New child-friendly Vinci Tab II ‘M’ is smaller, lighter, cheaper

If your Vinci II tablet was working out your children’s arms, more than their minds, then fear not. The makers have just announced the arrival of a new, lighter “M” model. The 5-inch kiddie slate is compatible with the Vinci … Read the rest of this entry

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Microsoft dishes details on Windows 8 Photos app

Microsoft’s been dishing out details on all kinds of goodies we’ll see in Windows 8, and the Photos app is the latest to get the behind the scenes treatment from the Building Windows 8 blog. If you downloaded the Windows … Read the rest of this entry

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Buy low, sell high in Team Fortress 2′s “peculiarly sophisticated barter economy”

Yanis Varoufakis, Valve’s new economist-in-residence, has posted his first investigation into Team Fortress 2′s economy. The hat trade is more fascinating than I anticipated. Varoufakis’ educational post explains (in terms non-economists can understand) two notable observations: the existence of an … Read the rest of this entry

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PC Gamer UK Podcast: Episode 70 – Space Captain Job Application

Graham, Tom, Rich and Chris discuss FTL, The Witcher 2, Indie Game: The Movie, the Steam charts and answer your questions from Twitter. Also featuring exclusive information on the breakfast preferences of the PC Gamer team. Graham likes sausages. We … Read the rest of this entry

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Mass Effect 3 Extended Edition is out today

Today Mass Effect ends. Again. But longer this time. The ‘Extended Ending’ DLC that Bioware promised back in April is finally here, or rather it will be when Origin updates later today. The DLC, which was announced after some fans … Read the rest of this entry

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PLX’s XWave Sport gives brainwave interfaces a casual look, triggers ’80s flashbacks

Brainwave-guided interfaces are common. Most of the time, though, they’re not what we’d call subtle. PLX Devices hopes to have that licked through the XWave Sport, a brain interface that disguises all its sensors through a fuzzy, exercise-friendly headband. Underneath … Read the rest of this entry

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New details on Rift’s patch 1.9, Conquest system

Rift’s 1.9 patch, which releases on Wednesday, aims to change the face of player-vs-player combat in Trion’s flagship MMO forever. Along with new Instant Adventure content and a Mentoring system that allows higher-level players to group with their lowbie friends, … Read the rest of this entry

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