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The first 10 things to do when your PC can't run a new game

You just got a new PC game! Hoo buddy, you are excited. You’ve been looking forward to this one for years. You load it up and… oh, hell. Something’s off. You go into the options menu and make the usual tweaks. Turn off MSAA. Turn down shadow quality. Turn down reflections. Turn off any feature with a weird name and Nvidia branding. None of it does much to help.

HTC gets into VR content with the launch of Vive Studios

Every new platform needs quality content in order to thrive and HTC wants to make sure there’s enough to go around for the Vive headset. After spinning off its virtual reality team into a separate subsidiary earlier this year, the…

Samsung Galaxy S8 to feature all-screen design

Rumors surrounding Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S8 keep on rolling. Earlier this week we heard the flagship device device could come in two sizes and feature stereo speakers, with a separate report claiming Samsung will follow in Apple and Motorola’s footstep…

Bluetooth 5 specification now officially adopted

The world of Bluetooth is about to get a lot more interesting. This week the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) announced that the latest Bluetooth 5 standard has been adopted. The core specifications were detailed back in June, but this week marks the…

PlayStation 4 surpasses 50 million consoles sold milestone

Sony revealed on Wednesday that sales of its PlayStation 4 console have surpassed 50 million units worldwide as of December 6. The figure includes sales of the new PlayStation 4 Pro which launched close to a month ago (the original PlayStation 4 arrived on November 15, 2013).

Smartwatch maker Pebble to stop all operations

We reported on Fitbit's interest in Pebble earlier this month, but today they have made it final. The popular wearables manufacturer said they are no longer able to operate as an independent entity going forward and as of today it will stop…

Will Ferrell to star in a movie about eSports

Hollywood has never had the easiest of relationships with video games. Movies based on the medium have ranged from the abysmal crap thrown together by Uwe Boll (Alone in the Dark), to the not-that-bad-if-you’re-fan efforts of Mortal Kombat (just the…
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