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Here’s why Microsoft shouldn’t launch an Xbox ‘set top box’

Share This article Before the Xbox One launched in 2013, there was some talk of an inexpensive alternative device shipping alongside the main console. Besides a minor Xbox 360 refresh, nothing of the sort ever came out, but a similar ...

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For VR to succeed, it needs evangelists. Will it get them?

Share This article After years of impatiently waiting, the latest generation of virtual reality headsets are nearly here. Facebook alone has dumped over two billion dollars into the VR market, and countless developers are dedicating thousands of man-hours to make ...

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ExtremeTech explains: What is DirectX 12?

Share This article It’s been over 18 months since we first visited the topic of DirectX 12 and what features and benefits it would bring to modern gaming. Much has happened since. Windows 10‘s launch and the debut of Ashes ...

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Nvidia fixes G-Sync refresh rate bug, adds VR SLI support to OpenGL

Share This article Two new announcements from the Team Green front as we head into the holidays. Nvidia’s 361.43 driver has just dropped, with two significant updates inside it, though only one will be of immediate benefit to customers. First, ...

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Microsoft announces 16 new Xbox 360 games for the Xbox One

Share This article Microsoft has continued to roll out its new Xbox 360 emulation layer for the Xbox One, with support for another 16 games dropping today as an early Christmas present. The new titles contains some significant hits and ...

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Crytek’s stunning The Climb showcases VR performance on the Oculus Rift

Share This article As VR headsets like the Oculus Rift tip-toe towards launch day, we’re starting to hear more about the types of VR content you’ll actually be able to buy. Last week, CCP Games and Oculus jointly announced that ...

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All Oculus Rift preorders will ship with the amazing Eve: Valkyrie

Share This article Oculus and CCP Games, the developers of Eve: Valkyrie, announced that all Rift preorders would ship with a free copy of the game. This is going to go over extremely well with virtually anyone who has played ...

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New Fallout 4 1.2 patch improves performance on all platforms — but at a cost

Share This article Fallout 4 has been widely lauded in the gaming press as a stunning achievement, but performance issues and stuttering have negatively affected the title on all three platforms. The situation was particularly bad on the Xbox One, ...

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New patent application suggests Nintendo’s NX console is like nothing we’ve seen before

Share This article When Nintendo announced it was working on a new console, codenamed “NX,” the company hinted its new platform would blend the capabilities of a traditional home console with those of a mobile device. Now the company has ...

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Get 5-7 year olds programming with PBS Kids ScratchJr on a tablet

Share This article PBS Kids has released a branded version of the ScratchJr graphical programming development system for young children that runs on the iPad and Android tablets. Let’s back up a bit; first, is there a Scratch Senior? Yes, ...

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