Monthly Archives: January 2013

Crytek form new studio, fill it with ex-Vigil staff

The aftermath of the THQ bankruptcy left Darksiders developer Vigil without a buyer. But while the studio has been closed down, many of its former staffers may have found a happy end to the sorry saga. Crytek have founded a … Read the rest of this entry

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Google’s newly detailed North Korea maps offer a peek into an isolated land

North Korea has yet to welcome the internet with open arms despite Eric Schmidt’s visit, but the internet is certainly welcoming North Korea: as of a sweeping update, Google Maps touts detailed cartography of the secluded state rather than the … Read the rest of this entry

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Monaco designer: “I think stretch goals are bulls***”

In an interview with Penny Arcade Report (via PCGamesN), Monaco designer Andy Schatz shared his thoughts on Kickstarter campaigns and the inclusion of stretch goals—promises made at tiers above the minimum funding goal—bluntly calling the latter “bulls***” and “the perfect … Read the rest of this entry

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Toshiba unveils 2TB Canvio Basics and Special Edition portable drives

It’s still not all that easy to track down a 2TB portable drive. Thankfully, Toshiba is making that extra-large capacity more ubiquitous by shipping an upgrade to its Canvio line of USB 3.0 disks. Both the no-frills Canvio Basics 3.0 … Read the rest of this entry

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Insert Coin: DeltaMaker fuses razzle-dazzle with 3D-printing

In Insert Coin, we look at an exciting new tech project that requires funding before it can hit production. If you’d like to pitch a project, pleasesend us a tip with “Insert Coin” as the subject line. “Why should a … Read the rest of this entry

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Looking Ahead to Respawn’s Debut Game (Hopefully) Taking a Step Beyond Call of Duty

This spring will mark three years since Respawn Entertainment was established by Jason West and Vince Zampella, the founders of Call of Duty developer Infinity Ward. While you wouldn’t expect development to have begun immediately at a brand-new studio, enough … Read the rest of this entry

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NVIDIA’s GeForce Experience gaming tune-up reaches open beta

NVIDIA wants to take the mystery out of gaming performance through its GeForce Experience. It’s been hard to appreciate that when the app has been in closed testing for well over a month, however — so it’s good news that … Read the rest of this entry

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Artiphon’s ‘Instrument 1′ is an iPhone powered multi-instrument, we go hands-on

Music, MIDI and mobile? Seen that before, right? Well, yeah, but sometimes something comes along that surprises everyone. Artiphon’s Instrument 1 is one such thing. And after all, there’s more than one way to crack a nut. Artiphon’s method involves … Read the rest of this entry

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The Crew of Infinity Faces an Invasion Next Week on Spartan Ops

The second half of Spartan Ops’ first season continues and sets up an unexpected invasion of the UNSC Infinity, as a combination of Covenant and Promethean forces storm the decks of Halo 4‘s massive starship. What’s Catherine Halsey and the … Read the rest of this entry

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Numark NS7 II Serato DJ controller hands-on (video)

Like buttons? Numark at NAMM evidently thinks they are this season’s DJ must have. The latest bit of kit to get the manual-input makeover? Its NS7 II Serato DJ controller. The second iteration of its motorized-platter DJ tool lands augmented … Read the rest of this entry

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