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Unity 5 wants to be the game engine for everyone, everywhere
— 1:40 PM on March 3, 2015

Today at GDC 2015, Unity released the latest version of its eponymous game engine: Unity 5. The company emphasized the egalitarian philosophy and broad cross-platform...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software Personal tech

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Vulkan is the low-overhead future of OpenGL
— 10:38 AM on March 3, 2015

Another piece in the next-gen graphics API puzzle has fallen into place. The Khronos Group has formally announced Vulkan, the API formerly known as...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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AMD changes plans for public Mantle SDK, hints at evolution of API
— 6:00 AM on March 3, 2015

At PDXLan in November, AMD Gaming Scientist Richard Huddy reportedly promised that the firm would release...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Gaming

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Unreal Engine 4 now free for everyone
— 11:51 AM on March 2, 2015

Free-to-play games are all the rage these days, so it's only fitting that development tools appear to be headed in the same direction. Epic

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

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New PowerVR H.265 encoders promise big efficiency gains
— 1:00 AM on March 2, 2015

Imagination Technologies is unveiling new products at the Mobile World Congress this week. Among them: the PowerVR Series5 family of video encoders, which are designed...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Multimedia

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HTC announces Vive headset powered by Steam VR
— 11:53 AM on March 1, 2015

When we heard Valve was planning to make some virtual-reality-related announcements around this week's Game Developer's Conference, I didn't expect to see the first part...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays Gaming

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Toxikk resurrects the arena FPS in modern graphics glory
— 4:46 PM on February 28, 2015

Toxikk is a brand-new arena FPS in the vein of Unreal Tournament and Quake 3 Arena built using Unreal Engine 4. The game is in...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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These folks won a copy of Homeworld Remastered Collection
— 10:20 AM on February 26, 2015

I said I was going to give out 10 keys for the Homeworld Remastered Collection...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Scarecrow wreaks havoc in latest Arkham Knight trailer
— 1:53 PM on February 25, 2015

A new trailer for Rocksteady's Batman: Arkham Knight is out, and this one features a pretty terrifying rendition of the game's arch-villain, Scarecrow. Take a...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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I think I'll give away some Homeworld Remastered keys
— 10:12 AM on February 25, 2015

Our Homeworld Remastered beta project for TR subscribers has left us with some extra Steam keys for the game. Since it comes...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Valve shows possible glimpse of SteamVR headset
— 8:50 AM on February 25, 2015

Earlier this week, Valve teased a new "hardware system" called SteamVR, which it plans to demo at the Game Developers Conference next month. We...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Input devices Gaming

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GTA V PC delayed a third time, now due on April 14
— 6:00 AM on February 25, 2015

If I didn't know any better, I'd think Rockstar Games was starting to give PC gamers the runaround. Ahem. After delaying the PC version of...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Valve announces SteamVR, promises GDC demo
— 6:00 AM on February 24, 2015

Steam machines are still missing in action, but Valve is pressing ahead with its hardware efforts. Late...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Input devices Gaming

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Beta testers, your Homeworld Remastered keys are coming shortly
— 9:53 AM on February 23, 2015

If you're a TR subscriber who participated in the private Homeworld Remastered Collection beta, you...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming The Tech Report

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Square Enix blockbusters star in new Humble Bundle
— 1:02 PM on February 18, 2015

A new Humble Bundle is up for grabs. This time, the games hail from Square Enix, and they include several former blockbusters, including Deus...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Chromecast support is coming to VLC media player
— 2:59 PM on February 17, 2015

Beaming videos from VLC media player to your TV may soon be easier than ever. As PocketLint reports, the latest VLC changelog suggests...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Personal tech

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Deal of the week: the 850 EVO 1TB for $400, half off Far Cry 4, and more
— 10:43 AM on February 13, 2015

Last week's deals post was entirely devoid of SSDs—but this week's isn't. Samsung's 850 EVO 1TB is on sale at Newegg for only $399.99 without...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Storage Memory Gaming

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There's a new Steam sale on with 40 games on offer
— 4:24 PM on February 10, 2015

So yeah, Valve is running Steam sales for pretty much every occasion now. This week, we're being treated to one in apparent celebration of this...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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