Oculus founder confirms VR is shaping up into an unavoidably fragmented mess

July 15, 2015 2:11 pm0 comments
Oculus founder confirms VR is shaping up into an unavoidably fragmented mess

Share This article Ever since Oculus launched its Kickstarter, hopeful fans of VR technology have looked to the company to provide a cutting-edge gaming solution. Since then, we’ve seen a number of companies announce their own VR efforts, from the Vive (Valve and HTC) the Gear VR (Samsung and Oculus), […]

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For want of a nail: How hardware hijinks fracked my AMD Radeon R9 Fury testing

July 14, 2015 2:55 pm0 comments
For want of a nail: How hardware hijinks fracked my AMD Radeon R9 Fury testing

Share This article Hardware reviewing is often a hectic process. Whenever you’re dealing with pre-release drivers and early hardware, there’s a greater-than-average chance that something might go wrong. Sometimes, that’s the fault of the company providing the hardware. Sometimes, it’s because the reviewer screwed something up. And sometimes… sometimes it’s […]

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AMD Radeon R9 Fury review: Splitting Nvidia’s GTX 980 and 980 Ti in performance

July 13, 2015 2:36 pm0 comments
AMD Radeon R9 Fury review: Splitting Nvidia’s GTX 980 and 980 Ti in performance

Share This article At E3 last month, AMD announced that it would bring launch multiple GPUs under its new Fury brand. First up was the Fury X, a $ 649 card meant to compete with the GTX 980 Ti and sporting its own custom water cooler. Today, the company is […]

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Why do some games get the ‘downgrade’ treatment?

July 10, 2015 2:56 pm0 comments
Why do some games get the ‘downgrade’ treatment?

Share This article There’s been a lot of hubbub about so-called “downgraded” games in recent years. Developers like Ubisoft Montreal and From Software have received a lot of heat from fans over the fact that some of their finished games don’t look nearly as good as early gameplay videos made […]

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Windows 10 no longer launching on July 29 for vast majority of people

July 3, 2015 7:50 pm0 comments
Windows 10 no longer launching on July 29 for vast majority of people

Share This article When AMD accidentally leaked that Microsoft would launch Windows 10 this summer, it surprised a number of people. Even at the time, midsummer was near enough to seem unlikely, particularly given how badly Redmond bungled Windows 8. Microsoft later confirmed that the date was genuine, however, and […]

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Testing illustrates noise problem with at least a few Radeon Fury X cards

July 2, 2015 6:58 am0 comments
Testing illustrates noise problem with at least a few Radeon Fury X cards

Share This article When AMD’s Fury X launched last week we, along with multiple other reviewers, made note of the odd cooler whine coming off the GPU. When we spoke to AMD about the problem initially, we were told that ” Yes, AMD received feedback that during open bench testing […]

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Report claims Warner Bros knew exactly how terrible Arkham Knight for PC was, months before it shipped

July 1, 2015 8:06 pm0 comments
Report claims Warner Bros knew exactly how terrible Arkham Knight for PC was, months before it shipped

Share This article The fallout and clean-up over Arkham Knight have continued — a recent PC patch has addressed some issues with the game — but a new report today suggests that far from being caught off-guard by the terrible PC version, Warner Brothers was fully aware of the cesspool […]

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Hobbyist drones force tankers to abandon wildfire-fighting efforts

June 26, 2015 10:44 pm0 comments
Hobbyist drones force tankers to abandon wildfire-fighting efforts

Share This article Hobbyist and civilian drones have become quite popular in the last few years, thanks to falling prices, improved reliability, and growing interest from companies like Amazon, Facebook, and Google. Tension between drone operators and commercial aircraft have also been mounting, however, with numerous videos of near-misses and […]

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Did Steam’s new refund policy force WB to pull Arkham Knight?

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Did Steam’s new refund policy force WB to pull Arkham Knight?

Share This article Yesterday, Warner Brothers Interactive took a nearly unprecedented step — it pulled a just-launched AAA title off PC store shelves and apologized for the condition of a game so utterly botched it can’t even laughably be referred to as a finished product. Buggy console ports and half-baked […]

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Batman: Arkham Knight is a mess on PC, surprisingly solid on consoles

June 25, 2015 10:38 pm0 comments
Batman: Arkham Knight is a mess on PC, surprisingly solid on consoles

Share This article Batman: Arkham Knight, the final game in Rocksteady’s Arkham trilogy, was released this week to massive critical acclaim. Our sister site IGN gave it a 9.2 out of 10, and it currently has a Metacritic score of 90 out of 100 — big praise. And while the […]

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