Category Archives: Gaming

Riffing on the Rift: Oculus Rift gets big Crystal Cove hardware upgrade at CES 2014

Riffing on the Rift: Oculus Rift gets big Crystal Cove hardware upgrade at CES 2014

Out of all the weird, wacky devices and gizmos that have been releasing lately thanks to Kickstarter — Android gaming consoles, omnidirectional treadmills, 3D printing pens — only one really seems to be onto something big: the Oculus Rift. An affordable virtual reality headset, the Rift actually works as promised — something many other Kickstarter projects fail to do. Now, ...

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CES 2014: Valve unveils 13 new Steam Machines, from $500 to $6,000

CES 2014: Valve unveils 13 new Steam Machines, from $500 to $6,000

Yesterday when CES 2014 began, Valve revealed 12 hardware partners that are going to help make its Steam Machine dream come true. We also got a look at a new third-party Steam Machine by CyberPowerPC that began at a price of $ 499. Now, just a day later, Valve has unveiled 13 Steam Machines, in all shapes, sizes, specs, and ...

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PS4 and Xbox One: It won’t be long before graphics actually look next-gen

PS4 and Xbox One: It won’t be long before graphics actually look next-gen

The PS4 and Xbox One have some sharp-looking games, but those launch titles aren’t setting the world on fire. Sure, the new Killzone and Dead Rising look better than previous entries, but not enough to justify the price of a new console for many gamers. Thankfully, better-looking games are just over the horizon. One of the benefits of having a ...

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CES 2014: Sony’s new VR headset squares off with the Oculus Rift

CES 2014: Sony’s new VR headset squares off with the Oculus Rift

The Oculus Rift is still in development kit form, but for a dev kit that aims to offer virtual reality in the living room for a relatively affordable $ 300 price tag, the device actually delivers. Your less tech savvy friends may not have heard of the Rift yet — and it doesn’t exactly have an impressive catalog of officially ...

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AMD claims it can offer the benefits of Nvidia’s G-Sync with a free driver update, Nvidia rebuts – fight!

AMD claims it can offer the benefits of Nvidia’s G-Sync with a free driver update, Nvidia rebuts – fight!

At CES this week, AMD made an unusual announcement about Nvidia’s new G-Sync technology. According to the company’s senior engineers, they can replicate much of the advantages of Nvidia’s G-Sync tech through the use of what are called dynamic refresh rates. Multiple generations of AMD video cards have the ability to alter refresh rates on the fly, with the goal ...

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PS4 sells 4.2 million units in 2013, beating the Xbox One comfortably

PS4 sells 4.2 million units in 2013, beating the Xbox One comfortably

At CES 2014, Sony has announced that the PS4 has sold 4.2 million units as of December 28, 2013. Yesterday, Microsoft revealed that it had sold 3 million Xbox Ones as of the end of 2013. It would appear that the PS4 is outselling the Xbox One by some margin, but the bigger picture is actually a lot more complex ...

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AMD finally launches the Kaveri APU, its most important chip launch in years

AMD finally launches the Kaveri APU, its most important chip launch in years

This launch has been a long time coming. AMD took the wraps off its Kaveri APU today, officially putting the chip on pre-order — for delivery in the next few weeks — and launching a few benchmark results to demonstrate its performance. We’ve written a great deal about Kaveri in the past, so I’ll mostly recap today. This is AMD’s ...

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