Monthly Archives: October 2014

Five questions for the woman who’s 3D printing edible fruit

In the last few years 3D printing has gone from a niche within a niche, to one of the most headline-grabbing fields in tech. Consumers haven’t exactly embraced the technology, but it is beginning to trickle down into the homes … Read the rest of this entry

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Wii U, I love you: a premature eulogy

The Wii U is flawed. I won’t pretend that it isn’t and I won’t apologize for it either. If the system had an animal equivalent, it’d be that of a damaged pound puppy. And yet, it’s my go-to next-gen console … Read the rest of this entry

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​Bethesda confirms it’s game over for Prey 2

By Nick Broughall Bad news for anyone on the hunt for Prey 2, the sequel to the Cherokee-starring sci-fi shooter from Human Head Studios. Bethesda vice president Pete Hines has confirmed that the game has been canned. Talking to CNet at PAX AUS, … Read the rest of this entry

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Xbox One controller vs. DualShock 4: which is better for PC gaming?

There are a lot of choices for PC controllers—Razer’s Sabertooth, for instance—but the majority of the games we play with controllers were designed for the Xbox One, PS4, or both, and their standard controllers are well-made. That in mind, we’ve compared the … Read the rest of this entry

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Team Fortress 2′s Halloween event adds evil carnival, bumper cars

Last week, Valve reactivated TF2′s five previous Halloween parties, and now the main event—the sixth—has gone live. Scream Fortress 6 adds a spooky carnival map, an evil hypnowizard controlling it, plenty of Halloween gear and achievements, oh and bumper cars, because … Read the rest of this entry

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King of Dragon Pass is finally getting a sequel, called Six Ages

King of Dragon Pass was a 1999 strategy game that put players in charge of a barbarian clan settling the unexplored and very dangerous lands of Dragon Pass. It was simultaneously complex and accessible, the sort of game that could … Read the rest of this entry

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YouTube now supports 60 FPS videos, watch one here

Today, YouTube rolled out support for 60 FPS videos, which means we can finally use our YouTube channel to show you game footage as it’s meant to be seen. To celebrate the improvement for game video posters everywhere, we uploaded the first 4K … Read the rest of this entry

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The Evil Within update enables 60 FPS without any “glitches”

I was baffled by the decision to release The Evil Within with a 30 FPS cap. Why should my (admittedly hypothetical) blisteringly-fast PC be artificially limited to a frame rate it’s easily capable of exceeding? Didn’t I spend hours back … Read the rest of this entry

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HP’s 3D-scanning ‘Sprout’ PC is unlike anything else the company has made

The best way to describe Sprout, an ambitious new desktop from HP, is that it’s unlike any PC the company has ever made. The second-best way: It’s an all-in-one computer with a touch mat that acts as a second screen, … Read the rest of this entry

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At just 4.85mm, Oppo R5 is the world’s slimmest smartphone

Step aside, Gionee, as your record for the world’s slimmest smartphone has just been beaten by a fellow Chinese manufacturer. Oppo’s R5, the successor to the Asia-only R3, comes in at just 4.85mm thick, thus beating the 5.15mm-thick Elife S5.1 … Read the rest of this entry

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