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Dev licenses Flight Simulator tech; new title due next year
— 9:09 AM on July 10, 2014

Microsoft's iconic Flight Simulator series is changing hands. Dovetail games, the developer behind the Train Simulator franchise, has signed a deal to bring the...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Fortnite gameplay video shows base building, monster mauling
— 6:00 AM on July 10, 2014

Remember Fortnite, the co-op sandbox survival game being developed by Epic Games? It looks like a mix of Minecraft, Gears of War, and Sunset...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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You can now sign up for the Survivarium beta
— 9:23 AM on July 9, 2014

It's been two years to the day since we first wrote about Survivarium, a post-apocalyptic MMOFPS by the creators of the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. series. Now, the...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Cliff Bleszinski is making an arena shooter for the PC
— 6:00 AM on July 9, 2014

Cliff Bleszinski is one of the gaming industry's most prominent designers—or he was, anyway. After 20 years at Epic Games, where he worked on the...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Here's a first look at Gearbox's next game
— 3:44 PM on July 8, 2014

We're still eagerly awaiting Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel!, which is in development at Gearbox and 2K Australia and primed for a mid-October release. Gearbox is also...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Report: Via's next-gen quad could challenge Bay Trail, Kabini
— 6:00 AM on July 8, 2014

Via's last x86 CPU architecture, code-named Isaiah, debuted way back in 2008. The design went on...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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These are the PCIe SSDs Samsung reserves for big PC vendors
— 11:13 AM on July 7, 2014

We're all familiar with the 2.5" Serial ATA SSDs that Samsung makes available to end users. They're not the only drives in the company's stable,...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Mobile computing Servers

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''Fanless'' HP Chromebox isn't so fanless after all
— 6:00 AM on July 7, 2014

On paper, HP's new Chromebox has all the ingredients of a nice, discreet little web browsing box: a Haswell processor, fairly plentiful connectivity, a...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling Systems

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''GeForce GTX 880'' pictured on Chinese site
— 12:35 PM on July 3, 2014

Rumors about a high-end GeForce GTX 880 graphics card based on Nvidia's Maxwell architecture have been swirling around for a few months. Now, pictures...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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Oculus VR about to ship first DK2 dev kits
— 5:12 PM on July 2, 2014

In March, Oculus started taking pre-orders for its new Rift development kit, the DK2. Today, the company announced that the first DK2 units

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays Gaming

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Juno dev platform lays foundation for 64-bit Android on ARM
— 11:00 AM on July 2, 2014

ARM has created its own custom SoC and platform for 64-bit development. The folks at Linaro have used this Juno dev platform to port an...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Mobile computing Personal tech

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The Skyforge people did something; let's watch a video
— 9:52 AM on July 2, 2014

The people behind the upcoming Skyforge MMO sent me an email saying they've released information about some Divine Observatory thing in their game. The best...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Certification site mentions Shield Tablet, calls it ''notebook/tablet''
— 9:33 AM on July 2, 2014

Rumors have been swirling around about an Nvidia Shield tablet for some time. We're still awaiting an official announcement, but this recent tweet...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Vaio brand relaunches, laptops return in Japan
— 12:46 PM on July 1, 2014

Back in February, Sony sold its Vaio brand and associated operations to a private investment fund called Japan Industrial Partners. Today, JIP relaunched Vaio...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Rumor: Radeon R9 280, 280X to get new 'Tonga' GPU
— 9:09 AM on July 1, 2014

If there's any truth to this rumor, I think GPU nomenclature standards are about to jump the shark. According to VR-Zone, AMD is on...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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Report: Surface Mini never entered production
— 6:00 AM on July 1, 2014

You might have read recently about how the manual for the Surface Pro 3 manual includes inadvertent references to the oft-rumored Surface Mini. PC World...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Razer's Project Christine struggles to find support
— 12:01 PM on June 30, 2014

Back in January, Razer previewed Project Christine, an ambitious modular PC concept designed for painless upgrades. A shipping version has yet to appear, however, and...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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Steam tops eight million concurrent users
— 10:13 AM on June 30, 2014

This past weekend, a record 8,020,813 gamers were on Steam at the same time. According to Valve's stats page, the new peak occurred around...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

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