13 OG Xbox Games Now Playable on Xbox One, Xbox 360 Games Enhanced For Xbox One X

October 26, 2017 2:51 am0 comments
13 OG Xbox Games Now Playable on Xbox One, Xbox 360 Games Enhanced For Xbox One X

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Yesterday, we talked about the Xbox One’s backwards compatibility mode and how developers inside the company had spent years putting the feature together. Today, we’re talking about the 13 original Xbox games you can now […]

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Unloved, Unlamented, Microsoft Finally Kills Kinect

October 25, 2017 3:02 pm0 comments
Unloved, Unlamented, Microsoft Finally Kills Kinect

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. When Microsoft first launched Project Natal — later known as Kinect — it declared that the device would usher in a bold new world of gaming where our bodies would be controllers. Today, the last […]

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How Microsoft Built Xbox 360, Xbox Compatibility Into the Xbox One

October 24, 2017 3:31 pm0 comments
How Microsoft Built Xbox 360, Xbox Compatibility Into the Xbox One

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. The Xbox One and PS4 have broadly similar features, but there’s a few areas where Microsoft has beaten Sony: Backwards compatibility with the Xbox 360 and steaming games from an Xbox One to a local […]

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Windows 10 Now Integrates Its Own Cheat-Detection Capabilities

October 23, 2017 4:01 pm0 comments
Windows 10 Now Integrates Its Own Cheat-Detection Capabilities

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Cheating is a problem in virtually every online game. While it takes different forms depending on the title in question, I’ve seen farm bots in World of Warcraft and League of Legends and encountered everyone’s […]

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The Best PS4 and PS4 Pro Accessories

October 20, 2017 5:32 pm3 comments
The Best PS4 and PS4 Pro Accessories

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Four years in, and there are tens of millions of PlayStation 4s in the wild. Whether you’re using an original model, PS4 Slim, or PS4 Pro, there are likely aspects of your experience that could […]

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Dead Space Developer Visceral Games is Dead, and That Sucks

October 19, 2017 6:21 am0 comments
Dead Space Developer Visceral Games is Dead, and That Sucks

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. EA has announced that Visceral Games, the developer of games like Battlefield: Hardline and Dead Space is shutting down, effective immediately. The Star Wars title the studio had worked on is also being shut down. […]

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Activision Patents System to Make Microtransactions Even More Obnoxious

October 18, 2017 6:31 pm0 comments
Activision Patents System to Make Microtransactions Even More Obnoxious

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Years ago, you would buy a game for an agreed upon amount of money, and that was the end of the transaction. Then, horse armor happened. Paid downloadable content (or “microtransactions”) has only gotten more […]

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Most Gamers Hate Buying Loot Boxes, So Why Are Games Using Them?

October 13, 2017 8:57 pm0 comments
Most Gamers Hate Buying Loot Boxes, So Why Are Games Using Them?

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Over the last few years, we’ve seen an increasing number of games locking desirable content behind the digital operant conditioning chambers known as “loot boxes.” The basics of how loot boxes work are common to […]

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Facebook Announces Oculus Go, a $199 Standalone VR Headset

October 11, 2017 9:54 pm0 comments
Facebook Announces Oculus Go, a $199 Standalone VR Headset

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Oculus was started as a PC-focused virtual reality platform before Facebook acquired the company, but it has since ventured into mobile VR with the Samsung Gear VR partnership. Now, Oculus is preparing its first all-in-one […]

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RPCS3 Emulator Turns Old PS3 Games Into Works of Art

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RPCS3 Emulator Turns Old PS3 Games Into Works of Art

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. For many years, PlayStation 3 emulation was a contradiction in terms. Sony’s unique CPU architecture, known as the Cell Broadband Engine, is fundamentally different than any other CPU that’s ever come to market. While the […]

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