Share This article In spite of underpowered hardware and a pile of poor early decisions, the current executive team at Microsoft has done a commendable job turning the Xbox One into a respectable platform. With exclusives like Forza Motorsport 6, Halo 5: Guardians, and Rise of the Tomb Raider, this has been an inarguably strong year for Redmond. And since we’re regularly seeing new bundles dip below the $ 300
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, but the PS4 still struggled to maintain smooth frame rates as well. On the PC, the situation was even more erratic. The Nvidia GTX 980 Ti I’ve used to test
Share This article We’re only two years into this console generation, and there are already tens of millions of PS4 owners across the globe. This is one of the fastest-selling consoles ever made, and it’s quickly become the lead platform of this generation. There’s clearly a lot to love here, but there’s still room for improvement. If you or a loved one are among those 30+ million PS4 owners, consider
Share This article Last week, AMD hosted its first RTG (Radeon Technology Group) tech conference in Sonoma, California since restructuring the company to give discrete graphics more independence. The company laid out its plans for graphics technology in 2016, including new FreeSync options and support for High Dynamic Range (HDR) monitors. Current monitors and displays are only capable of reproducing a fraction of the luminance the human eye can perceive.
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 filed a patent application that sheds some light on how it might accomplish that feat — and the device it describes is like nothing any vendor has shipped before. The
Share This article High-end water coolers have become popular at the top of the graphics card market in recent years, but a recent lawsuit victory for Asetek could spell trouble for companies like AMD and Gigabyte. In late September, Asetek won a patent infringement lawsuit against CoolerMaster. The judgment hinged on CM’s use of a cooling pump mounted directly to a cold plate, which was found to violate Asetek’s patents.
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, there is. It simply called Scratch and was developed at the MIT Media Lab Lifelong Kindergarten Group. It was first released in 2005 and is available online as well as
Share This article It’s been five long years since we last saw Rico Rodriguez get up to some explosive shenanigans in Just Cause 2. Finally, Rico has returned, and the fast-paced action we’ve come to expect from the series has never been better. Just Cause 3 delivers exactly what fans were looking for in terms of gameplay, but performance here is more than a little sketchy. Over on our sister
Share This article Many gamers with access to both consoles and a gaming PC like to wait for certain games to come to the PC before they take the plunge. It can take a while, as it did in the case of GTA V, but the mods can make the wait worth it. There’s a new mod for GTA V that validates that choice called The Pinnacle of GTA V
Share This article For the past six years, Microsoft has maintained a 60-person HoloLens development team in Israel. Now it’s shuttering the unit and shifting HoloLens development to the US. It’s not clear what this means for HoloLens, or whether Microsoft is moving on to related technologies it plans to bundle with the base AR headset — or if the company has something altogether different in mind for its still-developing