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How an Article on Game Difficulty Explained My Own Modding, 18 Years Later

A game’s difficulty level can make or break the title. Games that are perceived as too difficult become boring, depressing grinds, while games that are too easy become boring and tedious, with little challenge. One of the most profound differences ...

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AMD Overtakes Nvidia in Graphics Shipments for First Time in 5 Years

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. AMD saw its share of the graphics market surge in Q2 2019, with total shipments larger than Nvidia for the first time in five years. ...

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After 15 Years, NASA Officially Ends Opportunity Mission on Mars

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. NASA’s Opportunity rover far exceeded all expectations, but it’s finally time to say goodbye. The agency confirmed today that the mission has officially ended. After ...

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Sony Confirms PlayStation 5 At Least 3 Years Away

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Over the last few weeks, we’ve started to see some chatter about a possible next-generation PlayStation 5, including a few examinations of what the hardware ...

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Remembering the Apollo I disaster, 50 years later

Fifty years ago today, three American astronauts died in a sudden, uncontrollable cabin fire aboard the Apollo I space capsule. The deaths of Virgil “Gus” Grissom, Ed White, and Roger Chaffee could have spelled doom for the entire Apollo space ...

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10 years ago, Nvidia launched the G80-powered GeForce 8800 and changed PC gaming, computing forever

On November 8, 2006, Nvidia officially launched its first unified shader architecture and first DirectX 10-compatible GPU, the G80. The new chip debuted in two new cards, the $ 599 GeForce 8800 GTX and the $ 449 GeForce 8800 GTS. Today, ...

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An adventure 18 years in the making: Long-lost Warcraft title leaks online

Nearly 20 years ago, Blizzard had a plan for a new Warcraft title that would depart from the series’ RTS roots. Where Warcraft and Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness had focused on the strategic aspects of an all-out war between ...

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Sega Saturn copy protection cracked after 20 years

One of the problems with maintaining access to classic game libraries is the physical age of the hardware required to play various titles in their original incarnations. Classic Famicom and NES systems tend to suffer problems with their front loading ...

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Theranos CEO banned from operating lab for 2 years

Things are not looking good for the once-lauded blood testing startup Theranos. Following an investigation, US federal health regulators have imposed stiff penalties against the firm, including barring CEO Elizabeth Holmes from owning a lab for two years, withdrawing regulatory ...

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The iTunes Music Store is 13 years old today, and iTunes is still a disaster

Over the past 16 years, Apple has built a reputation for creating high-quality products. The iPod, iPhone, iPad, and Macintosh are often criticized for being overpriced or poorly positioned for certain use cases. Gamers, in particular, get short shrift on ...

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