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Which games will take advantage of the PS4 Pro?

We’re one week away from the launch of the PS4 Pro, and Sony has finally unveiled which games will support the additional horsepower in its new hardware. Over 30 games, new and old, will be Pro-optimized on day one, and ...

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EVGA GTX 1080s and 1070s allegedly exploding due to improper VRM cooling

Most of the time, which OEM you choose to buy a GPU from isn’t seen as having a huge impact on the performance of the card, though added value and included goodies often vary between manufacturers. Every now and then, ...

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Comparing Skyrim: Enhanced Edition with the classic version

Now that Skyrim: Enhanced Edition has hit shelves, plenty of people are going to be checking to see whether a five-year-old game is worth playing for the first time or generally good enough to justify a second playthrough. Special Edition ...

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Apple built its own custom GPU core starting with the iPhone 6 — and nobody noticed

Apple’s path from licensing standard ARM cores to building its own CPU design was well-documented, starting with the company’s decision to purchase PA Semi in April 2008. Its GPU cores, in contrast, have been broadly assumed to be licensed from ...

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Nintendo announces Nvidia-powered Switch hybrid game console

The long wait for details on Nintendo’s next console is finally over. The upcoming Switch (previously known as the Nintendo NX) was officially announced today with a three-minute gameplay video that focused on the system’s portability, upcoming game library, and ...

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PSVR hands on: a week with Sony’s virtual reality headset

The PlayStation VR ($ 399) has been out in the wild for about a week now, and I’ve been busy giving it a thorough workout. Since my headset arrived last Thursday, I’ve spent countless hours fixing cars, golfing, defusing bombs, ...

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PSVR will support 360-degree videos with the PS4’s Media Player app

If you were worried about Sony’s walled garden limiting your enjoyment of the PlayStation VR, you can breathe easy now. Sony just pushed an update to the PS4’s Media Player app, and the new features it brings will undoubtedly make ...

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Future Samsung TVs will include Steam Link streaming game support

Game streaming has been a major focus for multiple companies over the past few years, with new devices (or new capabilities for existing hardware) arriving from Microsoft, Nvidia, Sony, and Valve. Companies like Samsung, which lack any kind of game ...

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Oculus unveils AMD-powered VR-capable $500 PCs, debuts ‘asynchronous spacewarp’ tech

At its Oculus Connect event today, Oculus announced a new set of $ 500 systems designed for fast, smooth VR at a much lower price point. When the Oculus Rift launched this year, Oculus’ official minimum recommendation was an 900 ...

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Oculus debuts new touch controllers at $199, initial reviews are positive

Ever since the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive debuted, the Vive has had one significant feature that the Rift lacked: handheld controls. While not technically necessary for VR gaming, as many games default to an Xbox controller, the Vive’s support ...

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