With the recent passing of Leonard Nimoy, multiple generations of geeks found themselves at a deep loss. It ma……………. continues on Engadget
March 9th, 2015Online Games
News from Express.co.uk:
Resident Evil Revelations 2 adds episode 3 this week
GTA 5 Online Heists is out March 10.
GTA Online receives a big update this week with the release of the Online Heists feature on Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4 and PS3.
It includes all new missions where players take on a set of jobs, including several side-quests, which then sets up the heists finale.
The Heist will need a Leader who is at least rank 12 and own a high-end apartment with a planning board in order to co-ordinate the crime.
Not only do Heist Leaders cough up all of the setup costs up-front, they have complete control over team roles and the cut of the final take each Crew Member gets.
Fans have had to wait along time for their arrival and will hopefully not be disappointed by the highly anticipated online content.
Sid Meier’s Starships is out March 12.
Arriving on PC, Mac and iPad, Starships features turn-based combat in an epic space setting.
Players will be able to explore space, de……………. continues on Express.co.uk
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March 7th, 2015Online Games
News from PCWorld:
My Twitter mentions are an apocalyptic wasteland this morning thanks to one Major Nelson and the wrath of hundreds of angry console users. Here’s what happened.
On Wednesday, Xbox head Phil Spencer gave a talk about how Microsoft wants to bring the PC and Xbox platforms closer together. This included some references to the company’s latest attempts to bring Xbox Live to PC—something Spencer swears isn’t Games for Windows Live 2.0, but which PC users are understandably skeptical of.
PC users like myself. This is what I tweeted:
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News from NESN.com:
The Boston Celtics will be without guard Avery Bradley as they visit the New Orleans Pelicans on Friday night.
Tipoff is scheduled for 8 p.m. ET, and NBC Sports Live Extra is streaming the game online and through its app for Xfinity and Time Warner Cable customers. You can watch it by clicking the photo below.
Photo via Benny Sieu/USA TODAY Sports Images
Tags: Console, gamers, games, Live, Online, owners', Play, Won't, Xbox
January 23rd, 2015Games
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News from GameDev.net:
TL; DR version of my Hardware-junkie leetspeak below:
If you want to buy a new monitor with your new computer, or want to go with a laptop, look for the following:
- IPS (or VA) Panel, avoid TN like the plague
- Read reviews (tftcentral.co.uk for example) before byuing a screen, maybe skip to the conclusion if the review is too technical
- you don’t need a 10bit panel, 8bit is quite fine (if you don’t know what I am talking about, don’t get a pro monitor for over 1000$ bucks… most probably you pay for a 10bit panel)
If you want the full version (no spoiler tags on this forum? couldn’t find any):
Not sure if applies in the country you live as well but if you consider a laptop (bad idea beside mobility imo) , you can look for a (preferably just one) previous generation of Core i5s or i7s as they are priced lower than latest gen.
On a desktop, I think a decent IPS monitor is must, all others are rather easier to upgrade in time , monitors aren’t.
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Tags: Able, computer, games, Play, soon, Xbox, You'll
January 22nd, 2015Games
News from GameSpot:
by Eddie Makuch on January 21, 2015
On Wednesday during a Windows 10 event, Microsoft’s Phil Spencer revealed that the newest PC operating system will support Xbox One game streaming later this year.
“Wouldn’t it be great if we could play those [Xbox One games] anywhere in the house?” Spencer said.
Windows 10 will allow game streaming to Windows 10 PCs and tablets. Right now, it doesn’t look like the streaming functionality will work on Windows Phones,……………. continues on GameSpot
News from sort of – in Pong-like computer game celebrating … – OregonLive.com:
I’m not a video game fan. Never have been. I see an ad for a video game, or kids talking about a video game, and I morph into a crotchety old man: “Go outside! Check out the real world! Just stay off my lawn!”
So when I was sent info last week on a new computer game “built to celebrate the start of the Australian Open,” I let it sit in my in-box. A tennis computer game? Who cares!
But finally, perhaps inevitably, I tried the game. It’s really basic. No bells and whistles. You could even call it dumb.
Which is why I kind of liked it. The game’s creators trumpet its “cool retro 90s game feel,” but it actually reminded me of the one and only video game I ever tried, back when I was in elementary school: the classic 1970s arcade game Pong.
So if you find yourself in front of the TV this weekend, getting frustrated waiting for Rafa to stop twitching and serve the ball, I suggest you try calming yourself down with this little
Kearse, on the first drive of overtime, caught a 35-yard touchdown from Russell Wilson to give the Seahawks their second straight NFC title. The Seahawks, wh…Tags: games, Stream, Windows, Xbox
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December 26th, 2014Online Games
News from Fox News:Published December 26, 2014
Microsoft online game network Xbox Live was back up on Friday after an after an apparent hack while Sony’s Playstation Network remains down.
The two services were offline much of Christmas Day in an apparent denial of service attack, USA Today reported.
Sony’s PlayStation Twitter account said the company was looking into the outages Christmas morning, but the network still appeared down as of Friday morning.
Reuters reports that a Microsoft website that keeps……………. continues on Fox News
News from SB Nation:
Can Rutgers build on its surprise season? And can UNC salvage something from a disappointing year?
The Quick Lane Bowl, back when it was the Little Caesar’s Pizza Bowl, used to be a fringe bowl game that held a Big Ten team every few years when the conference had enough teams to fill out their bowl lineup. No longer. The bowl at Ford Field has stepped up its game (a little) and will now host teams from the Big Ten and the ACC.
This year, it’s Big Ten newbie Rutgers and sometimes good, sometimes terrible North Carolina, which has been puzzling to figure out this season. The Scarlet Knights were a surprise this season, going 7-5 in their first year in the Big Ten, while the Tar Heels were all over the map, beating both Georgia Tech and Duke, and getting blown out by East Carolina and NC State.
This might not be the biggest matchup of bowl season, but given the 2014 that both of these teams have had, it’s impossible to know what will happen. That’s reason enough to tune i……………. continues on SB Nation
Tags: After, apparent, Attack, back, down, hack, Live, network, Online, PlayStation, still, Xbox
June 5th, 2014Games
News from GameSpot:
Microsoft today released new PC drivers for the Xbox One controller, meaning you’re now able to use your console controller to play computer games. The drivers are expected to launch widely through a Windows update in the “near future,” but you can download them today via the direct links below, courtesy of
News from Gotta Be Mobile:
Starting today, PC gamers can plug in an Xbox One controller and use it as a joystick and controller pad replacement.
Microsoft announced the Xbox One controller’s PC drives earlier today, making good on a promise it made just before the Xbox One’s launch.
When Microsoft made that promise some PC users feared that Microsoft would use the demand for a PC compatible Xbox One controller to push accessory sales. That fear turns out to be completely unfounded. Users will only need the software package posted to the MajorNelson website and a microUSB cable to get the Xbox One controller working on their PC.
The company is also doing the right thing by gamers when it comes to device compatibility. Microsoft says it worked to make sure that any game that was compatible with the PC Xbox 360 contro……………. continues on Gotta Be Mobile
Tags: Controllers, work, Xbox
December 4th, 2013Games
News from GameSpot:
PC hardware manufacturer Nvidia says the PC is “far superior” to the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 as a gaming platform, and that small form-……………. continues on GameSpot
News from Pasadena Star-News:
Researchers Spiros Michalakis, left and Alex Kubica at Caltech Monday, November 4, 2013, have developed qCraft, a version of the video game Minecraft. Using the game´s basic premise of building a universe from blocks, Spiros Michalakis came up with the idea to include an educational tool to teach quantum mechanics. Walt Mancini — Staff photographer
PASADENA >> A team of Caltech researchers has mined pop culture to create a new computer game that connects with youngsters who put up a wall between them and learning quantum mechanics.
The researchers joined game developers from E-Line Media and MineCraftEdu to develope “qCraft.” The Google-funded project takes the world of the popular game “Minecraft” and injects it with lessons on quantum mechanics, the physics that governs the behavior of matter and light at both the atomic and subatomic scale.
“This is a game, so when you get into it, you’re learning something, you’re not just playing,” said Spyridon Michalakis, staff researcher and manager of outreach for Caltech’s Institute for Quantum Information and Matter.
“You learn painl……………. continues on Pasadena Star-News
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November 7th, 2012Mobile Games
News from ReadWriteWeb:
A Microsoft ‘Xbox Surface’ Tablet Could Bridge PC-Mobile-Console Gaming
Microsoft is reportedly building its own “Xbox Surface” gaming tablet, which could give the company a true mobile gaming strategy.
Microsoft officials declined to comment, but the rumored 7-inch tablet could incorporate a custom ARM processor as well as “high-bandwidth RAM suitable for gaming tasks,” The Verge reported o……………. continues on ReadWriteWeb
News from The Huntsville Times – al.com:
TUSCALOOSA, Alabama — With no offense intended, Alabama coach Nick Saban made it abundantly clear Monday that Blake Sims — or whoever else plays the role……………. continues on The Huntsville Times – al.com
Gearbox releases Borderlands for iOS, mobile games continue to dominate market
While mobile games are generally a hit with consumers, the core gaming market fears the profitability of mobile games may make more complicated and more involved PC titles less desirable for developers. Indeed, others argue that as developers scramble …
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Tags: Bridge, could, Gaming, Microsoft, PCMobileConsole, Surface, tablet, Xbox
August 28th, 2012Games
News from Computerandvideogames.com:
Microsoft has taken its time to introduce free-to-play gaming on Xbox 360, but that’s soon to change.
Happy Wars The platform holder plans to publish Japanese studio Toylogic’s online brawler Happy Wars as its first free-to-play game later this year, followed by action-RPG Ascend: New Gods from Toy Soldiers maker Signal Studios.
Both will be available free of charge to Xbox Live Gold subscribers, but they’ll “leverage the Microsoft Points system” through microtransactions.
“We’re always looking at ways to push the boundaries of the console and our digital platform,” a Microsoft spokesperson told our friends at
Tags: details, freetoplay', Game, Microsoft, plans, Xbox
May 9th, 2012Games
News from Computerandvideogames.com:
Mojang’s Minecraft has whipped PC gamers up into a mad frenzy over the last year and a bit.
While keyboard warriors have been enjoying making elaborate, awe-inspiring constructions, battling creepers in the dead of night and trolling fellow crafters, console owners have had to wait patiently for the arrival of 4J Studios’ Xbox 360 Edition. Well, the wait is over, and the game is great. Rejoice!
Here’s what we said in our Minecraft: Xbox 360 review: “Whether you’re mining, crafting, building, or fighting – either alone, or with friends – there’s nothing quite like Minecraft. An accomplished, streamlined port that’s a perfect fit for Xbox 360.” We gave it an impressive 9.0.
Other criti……………. continues on Computerandvideogames.com
News from KCRG:CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – For months state leaders have debated on what Iowa should be doing to reform education. Lawmakers have tried to find a plan that will improve student learning and college preparation. But some Eastern Iowa schools have started offering specialized classes that cater to the interests of students.
At Cedar Rapids Washington, Jefferson and Kennedy, one business class is doing just that. It’s called “Video Game Marketing and Design” and it has students piling into the classroom to learn more. It could be because for an hour a day, class work seems less of a task and more like entertainment. “As soon as I heard there was a game development class, I just really wanted to get into that,” said Bryce Korazio, a Sophomore at Cedar Rapids Washington. The class had such a strong interest, the schools ended up offering it at more times than they originally planned.
The title of the class is what drew many students in. “I basically did it for the video game aspect because I love playing video games but the advertising aspect kind of also appealed to me,” said Chase Deshaw, a Freshman at Cedar Rapids Washington. But once learning was underway many realized it was……………. continues on KCRG
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