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'Deus Ex: Mankind Divided' PC Performance Guide: 5 Tips/Spec Changes For Better Framerates

“Deus Ex: Mankind Divided” suffers from PC performance problems and framerate drops, so we’ve made a guide with the five biggest spec changes that …

What UX designers can learn from 1990s Japanese video games

I’m writing this from a slightly saddened perspective, revisiting my favorite SNES RPGs and realizing something:<p><i>I’ve been spoiled by modern UX design</i>.<p>The sentiment is pretty universal. Hugon on the Quarter to Three forum writes:<p>“When I think ‘console RPG’ I think pages of fairly inscrutable …

The Avengers' first video game is not what you would have expected

Time was all the major summer sci-fi blockbusters and action movie releases all got an obligatory video game adaptation, on as many platforms as could be found in any household. But by 2012, and the premiere of <i>The Avengers</i>, it was a changing landscape.<p><i>The Avengers</i>, or at least a video game project …

Playstation 4: Man Caught In Electronics Store Pleasuring Himself Over New Console

A man has been caught on film pleasuring himself in front of a shelf of Playstation 4's in an electronics store.<p>In CCTV footage uploaded to Live Leak …

6 examples of awful UX design

Offering harsh scrutiny in these scenarios might seem nitpicky, even mean. But holding ourselves and the design community to a higher standard of UX and UI design will only result in better product design. Let’s begin with the irritating and move towards the seriously upsetting.<p>We’ll highlight the …

Deadpool: watch the first official red band trailer

Set for release in 2016, the eighth instalment in the X-Men films stars Ryan Reynolds as Wade Wilson, a Special Forces operative who gains accelerated healing powers after being subjected to a scientific experiment and proceeds to hunt down a man who nearly destroyed his life.<p>Fans have been …

The Xbox One Just Made a Mockery Out Of Nintendo's Virtual Console

Thanks to the release of <i>Rare Replay</i> today, Xbox One owners will now be able to play seven Nintendo 64 classics on Microsoft’s console. Nintendo’s …

How to Put That Old Computer to Use.

All in One Arcade System<p>Make a 2 Sided, Desktop Infinity Mirror<p>IoT Split-flap Weather Forecast Powered by XOD<p>3D CAM and CNC Class<p>Hey, this is a great …

Unreal Engine 4 For Unity Developers

This guide provides an overview of UE4 from the viewpoint of a Unity user, and aims to help you translate your existing Unity experience into the …

World of Warcraft’s new real money-for-gold effort brings more free-to-play to Blizzard’s cash cow

Blizzard Entertainment is fighting back against gold sellers in World of Warcraft by giving players the chance to buy and sell gold themselves, using tokens for monthly subscription time.<p>This morning, the makers of the largest subscription-based massively multiplayer online role-playing game in the …

Smart toothbrushes use storytelling to get kids to brush

Smart toothbrushes of the future could be used with smart mirrors to encourage better brushing, according to Oral B.<p>Demonstrating the technology at …

Google's New API Allows Second-Screen Controllers for Multi-Players

At Game Developers Conference 2015 today, Google announced Nearby Connections, a new API that will allow developers on the Google Play platform to incorporate multiple smartphones and tablets as second-screen game controllers on Android TV. Previously, Android TVs only supported second-screen …

Freemium Field Test: Marvel Contest of Champions is a surprisingly fun and fantastic-looking comic book fighter

<i>Free-to-play games often look appealing, but it's difficult to know at a glance whether the business model is insidious and fun ruining, or</i> …

The Order: 1886 – is this what people want from a new games console?

Sony’s steampunk shooter has been criticised for its linear design and short playtime – but it looks beautiful. And it’s selling<p>With its evocative representation of Victorian London, its interesting steampunk narrative and its cinematic sense of scale and pace, The Order: 1886, looks very much the …

3 Ways To Save 'The Order: 1886'

PS4 exclusive The Order: 1886 is out, and as we’ve discussed, it’s not very good. It’s uninspired at best, featuring some of the most impressive graphics technology I’ve ever seen but so utterly devoid of personality that was hard to get through. It got panned, which is as much a function of the …

8 Spider-Man Comic Storylines Perfect For The New Marvel Universe Movie

On this we can all agree: three movies retelling the origins of Peter Parker’s Spider-Man in 15 years is not a <i>good or wanted thing</i>. Every comic book …

Comics

Domino’s Pizza Has Exemplary UX Design

Watch out Airbnb, there’s a new design king in town<p><b>I’m as much</b> of a foodie as the next 23-year-old, but let me tell you, sometimes, all I want is …

11 Google apps you probably didn’t know existed

Google introduced a brand new standalone app called YouTube Kids today, initially available in the U.S. only, which is its first product “built from the ground up with little ones in mind,” according to the Internet giant.<p>From Maps and Gmail to Translate and YouTube, Google already offers a myriad …

Apps

Games will "shape the future of pop culture", says Telltale boss

Games are “not mass market huge” but gamers are “first-class media consumers”, according to Telltale CEO Kevin Bruner.<p>“Games are huge, right? But …

Women in Games: Everyone needs a hero

The gender imbalance in the video games business, and tech in general, is not news to anyone, but to professionals following the industry it's become …

PSA: Don't Use Your Evolve Account On Multiple Consoles

Some <i>Evolve</i> players' progress is being wiped when they attempt to try to access their game's data from a second console, myself included. It's not …

'Evolve' shows big promise, but might still need finessing

As I jumped out of the aircraft into the murky forest again, after a couple hours of a dozen similar jumps, I thought <i>Evolve</i> might be really growing …

Nintendo ‘Need A New Console That’s Competitive With Xbox One And PlayStation 4’ Says Analyst

If you spend anytime following video game news, you’ll no doubt have come to have heard of <b>Michael Pachter</b>. If you haven’t, he is basically the most …

7 UX Trends of 2015: Get Ready for Big Changes

As we all know it, no matter how cool or creative the website is, at the end all it boils down to one thing that is User Experience. If the website …

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Is Cortana a dangerous step towards artificial intelligence?

Artificial intelligence is close to entering our everyday lives. It might not be the Skynet-style system that comes to mind when we think of AI, but …