Sony has said during a corporate presentation that the keywords for the PlayStation 5 will be "immersive" and "seamless". And while game designers will have a big role to play, the new hardware Sony showed off to a select audience will go a long way to achieving those goals with performance that leaves the PS4 in its dust.
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The laptop business has been pretty stagnant over the last few years. The core market has settled on screens sized between 13 and 15 inches as the sweet spot with tablets and convertibles fulfilling the need for smaller displays and niche players delivering 17-inch or larger drives.
But HP's new dual-screen Omen X offers something different; the ability to use two apps at the same time on their own displays. While chiefly aimed at gamers, I reckon it'll make a fantastic productivity workhouse too.
One of our readers emailed us with an interesting problem: He’s the father of three boys, ages six, 10 and 12, and they love watching gaming streamers on YouTube, but all the gamers they watch are white dudes.
Guys such as DanTDM and Ninja make fantastic content that really connects with kids, but they do it from a white man’s point of view, and don’t represent the diversity that exists among people who actually play games.
Late last year, the Internet Archive added a Commodore 64 emulator to its ever-growing library of historical software, effectively bringing the retro computer/game console to the public domain. Like the Internet Archive’s libraries of MS-DOS and Apple II programs, every program they’ve archived is now available on the site and playable right from your browser.
Welcome, outlander. To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the first game in The Elder Scrolls franchise (The Elder Scrolls: Arena), Bethesda is giving everyone a free copy of The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind — the “Game of the Year” edition, at that. Here's how to snag your freebie.
Early this morning, Apple announced the launch of its new streaming game and TV services. Apple Arcade and Apple TV+ will deliver streaming content to keep us entertained and signals Apple's shift into the services business and the beginning of a change in how it cooperates with third parties. Here's what you need to know.
If you have a kid who’s older than five, I’m sure you’ve heard of Fortnite: Battle Royale. I’m sure you’ve heard about it a lot actually, like every time they open their damn mouth. It’s one of those universal, of-the-moment trends that every first-world child is intimately familiar with.
Every kid either plays it, wants to play it, or has already played it out and moved onto the next trend. But is your kid old enough to handle it?
As mobile apps and games get more sophisticated, smartphones require higher hardware specs in order for them to function properly. Whether your smartphone is brand-new or showing its age a bit, you can probably squeak out better results. Tweak your phone or tablet’s display settings, and you’ll be able to achieve better performance in your games and graphically intensive apps — and maybe even save some battery life, too.
Google is launching a new gaming platform called Stadia; undoubtedly the biggest software product it has created in years. At its core is a cloud service that streams games to any display without the need for a console or media, giving players the chance to jump straight into a game in seconds. So, what will you need to play on Stadia? Let's find out...
I have always had room in my heart for the old-school “edutainment” Carmen Sandiego games, because they taught me a decent bit about geography as a kid. I also loved the awesome television show (with the awesome theme song), although I’m pretty sure I had nightmares about being on the show and getting stuck with an incredibly difficult continent in the grand finale, like Africa.
As our sister site Kotaku has explained, all video games should let you pet the animals. Sadly, many games include dogs, but no way to pet them. Until Congress gets its act together and outlaws this oversight, a new Twitter account, Can You Pet the Dog?, tells you which games do and don’t let you pet the dog. And it’s got pictures.
I used to play in the same Dungeons & Dragons campaign every week. Now my friends and I struggle to arrange a play session every few months. At one point I tried to make it work with another group. We made a six-month Doodle calendar to find one date we could meet. We got together, discussed character creation, and never met up again.
A campaign takes so much setup, homework, planning and scheduling and rescheduling, it’s hard to keep up the momentum. Meanwhile, I made more friends who wanted to play, but didn’t know the rules. How would I ever find time to introduce them to the game, if I couldn’t even find time for more experienced players?
As much as I’ve wanted to give game-streaming a try, I’m always tentative to jump into the Twitch waters for two reasons: I don’t have a solid background behind my gaming desktop’s chair, which would make it tricky to key out everything but my face, and I don’t have any neat animations that would keep all 10 viewers engaged with my stream.
Far Cry New Dawn, the newest release in Ubisoft’s open world Far Cry series, is set years after the apocalyptic nuclear event that ended Far Cry 5. Hope County, Montana has been nearly destroyed, but a rag-tag band of survivors wants to rebuild. Your job is to help them by scavenging supplies, building up the settlement of Prosperity, and battling the evil Highwaymen who terrorize the populace.