Winter is Coming: Blizzard Will Kill Support for Windows XP, Vista in October

July 21, 2017 3:07 pm0 comments
Winter is Coming: Blizzard Will Kill Support for Windows XP, Vista in October

Blizzard has announced that it is ending support for Windows XP and Windows Vista by October. Given that these operating systems were officially retired in 2009 and 2012, respectively, with no security or patch support from Microsoft (although the company didpatch Windows XP earlier this year), and the difficulty of […]

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Unofficial World of Warcraft ‘Felmyst’ Server Revisits The Burning Crusade

July 20, 2017 3:50 am0 comments
Unofficial World of Warcraft ‘Felmyst’ Server Revisits The Burning Crusade

There’s a new “unofficial” project to bring back classic WoW gaming — just not in quite the same form as the game’s original launch code. The new, unofficial (read: Blizzard un-approved) Felmyst server will target The Burning Crusade expansion as its setting rather than the original, vanilla, World of Warcraft. […]

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D&D Beyond Combines Tabletop Gaming with Digital Features

July 19, 2017 4:05 pm0 comments
D&D Beyond Combines Tabletop Gaming with Digital Features

The first edition of Dungeons & Dragons came out in 1974, but the venerable tabletop game is still rolling along. Now in its 5th Edition, the various incarnations of the game have relied more on dice and statistics than some other competing RPGs that place a greater emphasis on DM/GM (Dungeon […]

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Latest AMD Ryzen BIOS Updates Really Boost Game Performance

July 18, 2017 4:41 pm0 comments
Latest AMD Ryzen BIOS Updates Really Boost Game Performance

When Ryzen launched, many reviewers noted the chip tended to compete extremely well against Intel in many tests, either in pure performance or performance-per-dollar. Ryzen gaming at lower resolutions like 1080p, however, was a weak spot in some tests. AMD promised that new BIOS (UEFI) updates and game patches would, […]

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Atari’s New Ataribox Will Play Classic and Current Games

July 17, 2017 5:05 pm0 comments
Atari’s New Ataribox Will Play Classic and Current Games

When Atari announced it was getting back into the gaming hardware business, the move was met with a great deal of skepticism. After all, the original Atari went bankrupt in 2013 and little exists of that company except its brand name. Furthermore, unlike Nintendo, Atari has licensed its game library […]

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Oculus Working With Qualcomm on Wireless Rift, Slashes Price in Half

July 14, 2017 6:34 pm0 comments
Oculus Working With Qualcomm on Wireless Rift, Slashes Price in Half

A new report claims that Oculus is working with Qualcomm to design a headset that won’t require tethering to a PC or phone, and will sell for as little as $ 200. This standalone headset would be a huge step forward for the industry, and it couldn’t come at a […]

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