Monthly Archives: October 2013

Google: Samsung Galaxy Nexus won’t get updated to Android 4.4 KitKat

From the horse’s mouth, we’re hearing some unfortunate news: Google has taken to its Spanish support pages to announce that the Samsung Galaxy Nexus is not on the list of devices to receive Android 4.4 KitKat. This seems a bit … Read the rest of this entry

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Payday 2 director: open communication helps foster “a real connection” with players

Developer Overkill Software has been uncommonly dedicated to communicating with fans of its recently released heist shooter Payday 2, absorbing feedback, and releasing sweeping overhauls of game systems. Payday 2 was solid but had a few problems when Craig reviewed … Read the rest of this entry

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Sony sells more smartphones, but suffers from drop in demand for cameras, PCs

Sony’s hugely improved smartphone range have done well for the company, and mobile sales in the last quarter have increased 39.3 percent since the same period last year. However, the rest of the financial news makes less cheery reading for … Read the rest of this entry

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Xbox One’s Snap multitasking feature demonstrated with Killer Instinct and IE (video)

The Xbox One’s launch is moving ever closer, but we still have yet to see many of its vaunted software features running live in the wild. While there are a number of stories about why that is (unfinished / buggy … Read the rest of this entry

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Sony confirms its official PlayStation 4 launch titles: 21 games including five indies (updated)

There’s a good chance you’re already well-acquainted with most of the launch titles for the PlayStation 4 by now, but Sony has today made things official and confirmed the complete list of titles that’ll be available on day one. That … Read the rest of this entry

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Typing of the Dead: Overkill taps its way to a Steam release

We’re only one day away from Halloween, and so its fitting that Sega would release a game all about the heart-stopping terror of… typing tests! Sorry for the fright, I’ll give you a moment to regain your composure. Typing of … Read the rest of this entry

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Steam Halloween Sale is a vicious slasher of prices

Like a masked psychopath sneaking up on a group of skinny dipping college students, the Steam Halloween Sale has suddenly arrived to murder your wallet in cold blood. There are 156 spooky games up for sale, including Eldritch, The Walking … Read the rest of this entry

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Giveaway: Win an Asus gaming notebook and Assassin’s Creed IV

Want to sail the high seas in style? We’re giving away an ASUS ROG G75JH gaming notebook and a copy of Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag to one lucky buccaneer. All you have to do to enter is fill out … Read the rest of this entry

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Peripheral Vision 009: Jesse Thorn on using the internet to create something meaningful

“The fact that I’m an independent media businessman is because no one was interested in co-opting me,” Jesse Thorn laughs. It’s plenty easy to make light of with a decade’s distance and a sunny office overlooking MacArthur Park and the … Read the rest of this entry

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Battlefield 4 PC review

Battlefield 4 wants you to break it. Demolition has been, to varying degrees, its distinguishing feature since DICE made Battlefield: Bad Company 2 destructible. In BF4 it takes the form of massive, shatterable centerpieces in each multiplayer map. A concrete … Read the rest of this entry

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