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This gameplay clip made me pre-order The Vanishing of Ethan Carter
— 10:36 AM on August 22, 2014

I like moody, immersive games. I like games with lush, detailed environments, and I like games that at least attempt something new on the gameplay...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Report: Windows Threshold preview planned for Sept 30
— 11:20 AM on August 21, 2014

Thanks to ZDNet's Mary Jo Foley, we already knew about Microsoft's plan for a public Windows Threshold preview in the early fall. Now, thanks...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Unity to add native x86 support on Android
— 12:03 PM on August 20, 2014

Intel is trying to carve itself a slice of the Android market, and that endeavor involves pushing for more native x86 apps. As part of...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Gaming Personal tech

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Asus' ROG Swift PG278Q G-Sync monitor reviewed
— 11:13 AM on August 20, 2014

The Asus ROG Swift PG278Q is the first G-Sync monitor to make its way into Damage Labs, and we've been bathed in the glory of...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics Displays Gaming

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Here's a 37-minute video of The Witcher 3
— 9:14 AM on August 20, 2014

Got some time to kill this morning? Well, you're in luck. A lengthy gameplay demo of the upcoming Witcher sequel has just landed on YouTube....

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Steve Ballmer leaves Microsoft board, goes ballin'
— 6:00 AM on August 20, 2014

Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer gave up his last official position with the company yesterday. In a letter to current chief Satya Nadella, Ballmer...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems

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New Star Citizen trailers show beautiful racing, FPS footage
— 10:03 AM on August 18, 2014

Crowd-funded space sim Star Citizen has raised over $51 million from 525,000 backers, and the latest footage suggests that money is being put to good...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Windows 8.1 August Update causes crashes, gets pulled
— 6:00 AM on August 18, 2014

The latest major update to Windows 8.1 wasn't just underwhelming. Turns out it has a host of other issues on top of that. As...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Here's my appearance on Newegg TV's Alt+Tab show
— 10:37 PM on August 15, 2014

If you missed the live stream earlier, here's the re-broadcast of the Alt+Tab show on Newegg TV. Paul, Steve, and I discussed a bunch...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Gaming The Tech Report

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Report: Windows Threshold public beta is indeed coming this fall
— 2:59 PM on August 15, 2014

Hoping to sample the next major version of Windows? You may get your chance sooner than you think. Last week, ZDNet's Mary Jo Foley reported...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Blizzard wins the cinematic promo game
— 9:48 AM on August 15, 2014

Yeah, I dunno how you do much better at promoting your game using non-in-game CGI footage than what Blizzard just released to announce its upcoming...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Metal Gear Solid V is coming to Steam
— 9:14 AM on August 14, 2014

The Metal Gear series is one of the biggest franchises on game consoles, and the latest chapters are coming to the PC. In a livestream...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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FreeSync monitors will sample next month, start selling next year
— 6:00 AM on August 14, 2014

The Siggraph conference is going down in Vancouver, Canada this week, bringing a bunch of graphics goodness into the back yard of TR's northern outpost....

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays Gaming

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Intel: DirectX 12 yields big gains on tablets, other thermally constrained devices
— 12:01 PM on August 13, 2014

We already know that DirectX 12 will reduce CPU utilization in games by cutting API overhead. The performance benefits of this approach on desktop...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Mobile computing Gaming Personal tech

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Quantum Break gameplay footage makes me want an Xbox One
— 6:00 AM on August 13, 2014

Thanks to my recently upgraded home-theater PC, my Xbox 360 hasn't been turned on in months. It's not even plugged in anymore. I haven't been...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Game consoles

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Errata prompts Intel to disable TSX in Haswell, early Broadwell CPUs
— 1:28 PM on August 12, 2014

The TSX instructions built into Intel's Haswell CPU cores haven't become widely used by everyday software just yet, but they promise to make certain...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Servers Workstations

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Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel now free with high-end GeForces
— 10:47 AM on August 12, 2014

I think Nvidia has finally run out of Watch Dogs licenses to give out with GeForce graphics cards—but that's okay, because the company has...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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Nvidia's Shield Tablet reviewed
— 5:21 PM on August 11, 2014

Nvidia's Shield tablet has the heart of a game console and the soul of an enthusiast PC. It's incredibly fast, too, and it might...

Type: Feature article Tags: Mobile computing Gaming

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