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Though Epic Games is giving away games for Christmas, not everything that seems free truly is. Either by lousy design, stealthy data collection, or a combination of the two, the Epic Games Launcher appears to be continuously running some sort of relatively demanding process in the background. This issue is so... Read more...
In the 22 years since 1998, Unreal Tournament was released and remastered, a long-forgotten 3Dfx graphics card has finally seen the light of day, and a little-known arcade port of Quake has finally been made available for emulation. Quake Arcade Tournament Edition is quoted as being a short-lived commercial ARCADE... Read more...
Martin Thomas is an NVIDIA engineer, and he has concocted something very cool that fans of retro games and tiny single board PCs will really appreciate. He has taken an inexpensive Raspberry Pi 3B+ and transformed it into a machine that is capable of running a version of Quake3 at over 100 fps. To get the game... Read more...
John Henry was a steel driving railroad man who, according to legend, bested a steam-powered rock drilling machine in a competition many, many years ago. I'm reminded of this because it's one of my favorite songs performed by my late grandfather and great uncle, and now decades later, man versus... Read more...
Anyone who falls into the "if it's free, it's for me crowd" will want to hop over to Steam, the Microsoft Store or the PlayStation Store and grab this sweet retro reboot game for free, that usually sells for $12.99. The game is Pac-Man Championship Edition 2, and it launched in September 2016. The game is available... Read more...
It's all fun and games until a nasty bit of malware infiltrates your PC and wreaks havoc, right? To quote the late, great Bill Paxton, at that point it's "Game over man! Game over!" Fortunately, common sense computing habits are highly effective. Malware writers can be a clever, however, and security researchers are... Read more...
We had boots on the ground again at the 2020 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, and we of course ran across a number of stellar products that will hopefully be making their way to consumers this year. Even though we saw literally hundreds of exciting new tech products and gear at CES 2020 this year, a few stood out that were near Read more...
Valve is getting ready to introduce a new feature to Steam that will bring automatic online support for local multiplayer games. The feature is called "Remote Play Together" and it enables a player to invite up to three online friends to join the local multiplayer experience. What's neat about this mode is that the... Read more...
It seems as though game launchers are becoming even more prevalent these days, and Rockstar Games is the latest developer to jump on the bandwagon. Witness the Rockstar Games Launcher, which is available right now for the Windows platform. The Rockstar Games Launcher serves as a repository for some of the studio's... Read more...
Valve is launching its own virtual reality headset called Index, presumably to go up against models like the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive (and Vive Pro). When exactly users will be able to order one has not been known, up until nowpreorders for the Index will open on May 1, 2019, followed by a retail launch about a month... Read more...
It wasn't too long ago that the world seemed to have gone crazy mining forcryptocurrency. Crypto miners were gobbling up all the GPUs to the point where gamers were unable to get their hands on a graphics card unless they paid insanely prices for them. All of that time and money went intooptimizing crypto mining... Read more...
Smach Z announced that its upcoming handheld gaming machine will enter production in early 2019. This device merges the gap between a traditional handheld gaming device and a notebook PC, featuring aspects of both types of devices. In appearance, the Smach Z looks something like a cross between Nintendo's... Read more...
In May, it was reported that Google workers were quitting over Google's involvement with a Pentagon project called Project Maven. Eventually, a petition made the rounds with Google workers demanding that the search giant sever ties with the military project. A new report is making the rounds thatclaims Googlersare... Read more...
We just saw yesterday that Acer is trying to counterGoogle's Pixelbookwith its own premium Chromebook 13 andChromebook Spin 13. Both Acer Chromebooks are available with 8thgeneration Intel Core processors, and feature aluminum chassis designs. Now, word on the street is that Google is working on even more high-end... Read more...
Valve just dropped a bit of exciting gaming news on us this afternoon. The company announced its new Steam Link app, which will allow you to stream PC or Mac games from your main computer to your smartphone, tablet, or even to your Apple TV. Valve says that the app will initially be available for iOS, Android (as a... Read more...
In a blog post, Valve vowed to continue developing and supporting its Linux-based SteamOS even though "Steam Machines aren't exactly flying off the shelves." Valve delivered the message in the wake of news spreading that it removed the Steam Machines link from the Hardware pull-down menu in Steam, and is no longer... Read more...
Do you remember when Valve had grand aspirations of taking over the gaming PC scene with Steam Machines? Not only did that never happen for various reasons, but it looks like Valve is finally ready to put the initiative in its right view mirror. Without any sort of fan fare, Valve has gone and removed the Steam... Read more...
Gaming on-the-go for most people means an app on a tablet or smartphone, and there are of course the folks who will do their mobile gaming with a laptop. The catch is that gaming with high-end games requires some serious muscle of the sort that many laptops, tablets, and smartphones simply cant muster. A new streaming... Read more...
NVIDIA's Pascal architecture has been underpinning its GeForce series of gaming GPUs for nearly the past two years its high time for an upgrade. We've heard rumors of a GA104 GPU called Ampere that is supposed to underpin a new GeForce GTX 2000 series of graphics cards. But there's another wrinkle in speculation... Read more...
If you thought putting Homer Simpson in charge of a nuclear power plant seemed like a scary proposition, well, you would be right. But sometimes truth is stranger (and in this case, scarier) than fiction. Such is the case with security outfit Symantec reporting that hackers have been targeting the energy sector in... Read more...
PC gamers who also happen to be fans of the Final Fantasy franchise have a lot to be excited about. The latest installment in the franchise is coming to Windows 10 PCs complete with the ability to support 4K resolutions. Despite the fact that other games in the franchise have seen PC ports, the game is still more of a... Read more...
LawBreakers has been a long time coming. We first wrote about the game when Boss Key Productions unveiled the title two years ago this month with a "badass" trailer, as we deemed it at the time. And by most accounts, it has lived up to the hypeit has a "Very Positive" rating on Steam from over 1,900 reviews. However... Read more...
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