Category Archives: Gaming

Xbox One’s 1080p upscaling makes games look worse

Xbox One’s 1080p upscaling makes games look worse

The Xbox One has had a number of major issues in its short life, and it seems like the problems just keep rolling in. Forum denizens over at NeoGAF recently pointed out that the post-processing being performed on some Xbox One titles, to upscale 720p to 1080p, is causing some serious visual artifacting. While this certainly sounds bad, there is ...

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Xbox One APU reverse engineered, reveals SRAM as the reason for small GPU

Xbox One APU reverse engineered, reveals SRAM as the reason for small GPU

For months, Sony and Microsoft fanboys have lined up to hurl insults at each other over which console would pack more hardware, hit higher performance targets, or prove a better design for the next generation. With the two consoles launched, the game-to-game comparisons have mostly come out a wash, with a slight edge for the PS4. But there’ve still been ...

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Remembering the Sega Dreamcast: 15 years of modern gaming

Remembering the Sega Dreamcast: 15 years of modern gaming

15 years ago today, the Sega Dreamcast made its debut in Japan (the US release date was famously 9/9/99). This bizarre beige machine didn’t even last three years on the market, but it left a lasting mark on the world of video games. From second screen gameplay to online multiplayer to DLC, the Dreamcast was well ahead of its time. ...

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First third-party Steam Machine achieves PC gaming power for just $500

First third-party Steam Machine achieves PC gaming power for just $500

Valve has been kind enough to reveal almost every detail regarding its upcoming attempt to bring PC gaming to the living room, the Steam Machine. The company has revealed the specs of various beta models that will be shipped out for testing, so we know the types of Machines we’ll be getting down the line. However, the one detail Valve ...

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Xbox One launch day hardware issues abound, but fortunately no sign of the red ring of death yet

Xbox One launch day hardware issues abound, but fortunately no sign of the red ring of death yet

After the absurd and complicated roller coaster ride of the Xbox 180 pre-launch debacle, the Xbox One is finally finding its way into the living rooms of consumers. While many users are happily channel surfing and playing with their Xbox Ones, some users are hitting major issues. From faulty Blu-ray drives to unexplained buzzing to iPhone-like scuffs, the Xbox One ...

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Xbox One stock locator: How to get an Xbox One today

This morning, the Xbox One went on sale — and, perhaps surprisingly if you’ve been following all of Microsoft’s policy about-turns, the console promptly sold out. Unlike the PS4, which was stocked in retail stores in heavily populated areas until mid-afternoon on its release day, the Xbox One appears to have sold out a lot faster. Is the Xbox One ...

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