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Deal of the week: A $400 Steam Machine, $80 Define R4, and more
— 10:38 AM on April 10, 2015

We have another batch of PC hardware deals for you today. Alienware's "Steam Machine Ready" Alpha gaming rig normally costs more than current-gen consoles, but coupon...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Displays Memory Gaming

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HDMI 2.0a adds support for HDR displays
— 9:05 AM on April 10, 2015

In 2013, the HDMI Forum released version 2.0 of its audio/video spec. Devices compatible with the standard slowly trickled onto the market, but now...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays

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Entertainment industry opposes DMCA exemption for abandoned games
— 9:27 AM on April 9, 2015

Games increasingly require online authentication even for single-player campaigns. That can be an annoying inconvenience when titles are new, and it's potentially crippling when they're...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Here's the first trailer for Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
— 12:30 PM on April 8, 2015

Square Enix and Eidos Montreal have announced the latest chapter in the Deus Ex universe. The new game, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, is a sequel...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Report: LG's latest IPS panel refreshes at 144Hz
— 10:38 AM on April 8, 2015

Acer and Asus now have 27" monitors with IPS panels capable of hitting 144Hz. The displays are tied to different variable-refresh tech—the Acer...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Gaming

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Asus' MG279Q display hops on the FreeSync wagon
— 12:05 PM on April 7, 2015

We've been keeping an eye on Asus' MG279Q monitor due to its distinctive combination of an IPS panel and variable-refresh capability. When the display...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Gaming

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Etc.
— 9:06 AM on April 7, 2015

Morning, folks. Looks like we'll be doing a live stream of our podcast session this week on Thursday evening at the usual time: 8:30PM Central, aka...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming The Tech Report

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Asus' limited-edition GTX 980 claims highest GPU clocks
— 6:00 AM on April 7, 2015

This year is Asus' 20th building graphics cards, and to celebrate that milestone, the company has created a limited-edition version of the GeForce GTX 980...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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Sony buys, kills game-streaming service OnLive
— 9:41 AM on April 3, 2015

Game-streaming service OnLive has had a bumpy history up until now, and that long, wild ride is now coming to a close. Ars...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

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Can Nvidia's Shield console flourish where others have struggled?
— 10:26 AM on April 2, 2015

The living room is where devices that aren't Xboxes and PlayStations go to die. Can Nvidia's $200 Shield set-top box and game console find success...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Game consoles

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Rockstar trolls consoles with 60-FPS GTA trailer
— 10:26 AM on April 2, 2015

Time and time again, we've heard console fanboys argue that lower frame rates are more cinematic. With that in mind, I can't help but feel...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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PowerVR's tile-based rendering explained
— 10:22 AM on April 2, 2015

In our look at the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, we found those devices' PowerVR graphics processors to be very efficient in terms of...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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Corsair's M63MM RGB mouse is bringing balls back
— 12:53 PM on April 1, 2015

With the resurgence of mechanical keyboards in recent years, it was only a matter of time until someone pined for the direct, warm, distinctly analog...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

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Asus' ROG Sica cuts the gaming mouse to the bare essentials
— 10:54 AM on April 1, 2015

A mouse isn't just a mouse these days. As with running shoes or golf clubs, we now have an abundance of different takes on the...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming

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GeForce Experience update streamlines GameStream setup
— 11:14 AM on March 30, 2015

Nvidia's GameStream tech lets GeForce owners stream PC games to Shield devices. The pairing process is a bit involved, though. Users have to enter...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

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Nvidia may update Shield portable with Tegra X1
— 9:57 AM on March 30, 2015

Nvidia may not be keeping its latest Shield gaming hardware chained to a set-top box. According to some Bluetooth certification documents uncovered by Chinese Android...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Gaming

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Here's our take on Vulkan, the next OpenGL
— 9:39 AM on March 30, 2015

One of the biggest things that happened at GDC a few weeks ago was the introduction of the Vulkan graphics API, which is the new,...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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Rockstar releases new GTA V screenshots ahead of April launch
— 6:00 AM on March 30, 2015

Breathe a sigh of relief, everybody. We've got some news about the upcoming PC version of Grand Theft Auto V that isn't another

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

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