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Dark Sous Remastered Review

When we first reviewed Dark Souls in 2011 we gave it a 9.0 for Amazing. Here’s what we said about it then:<p>“<i>If you take the time to get under Dark</i> …

Dark Souls

Sony: Next PlayStation is at least three years off

"We will use the next three years to prepare the next step."<p>Yesterday, when Sony told Japanese investors that the PS4 was "entering the end of its …

Wall Street

Representatives rip FCC Chairman Pai’s ‘lack of candor’ and double down on net neutrality questions

Thirteen members of Congress have written to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai criticizing his “repeated evasive responses to our inquiries” and “outright refusal to respond to some of the members of this Committee.” Unsatisfied with the answers or evasions he has offered to date, they reiterate questions …

Internet

Last-minute frenzy of GDPR emails unleashes 'torrent' of spam – and memes

Inboxes around the world are clogging up as deadline for companies to comply with new regulations nears<p>A last-minute flurry of emails from companies trying to retain customers ahead of the deadline for Europe’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has prompted a slew of complaints - and …

GDPR

‘Battlefield 5’ Teaser Confirms the Game’s WW2 Setting

Ahead of this week’s official reveal event, <i>Battlefield</i>‘s Twitter account has shared a brief teaser to heighten anticipation surrounding <i>Battlefield …

Gaming Industry

PlayStation CEO: PS4 Is in the 'Final Phase' of Its Life Cycle

It Seems Like the PS4’s Time Is Coming to an End<p>John Kodera, the CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment, said on Monday during an official Sony event …

Gaming

Epic will provide $100 million for Fortnite competition prize pools in its first year

An eye-popping figure that vaults Epic’s battle royale game to the top tier of e-sports<p>Epic Games announced today that it will provide $100 million in prize pool money for <i>Fortnite</i> competitions in the first year of competitive play, an eye-popping figure that puts the game at the upper echelon of …

eSports

The new Razer Blade has a bigger screen, smaller bezels, and Nvidia Max-Q GPUs

The Razer Blade gets its biggest update in years<p>The Razer Blade has served as the core of Razer’s laptop lineup for years now, but while the compact Razer Blade Stealth and high-end Blade Pro have received recent updates in the past few years, the middle-of-the-road Blade has been largely left out: …

Computer Hardware

Intel Discloses New 'Variant 4' Spectre-Like Vulnerability

Intel, Google, and Microsoft today disclosed a new variant of the Spectre design flaw and security vulnerability that impacts millions of computers and mobile devices from a range of manufacturers.<p>Called Variant 4, or the Speculative Store Bypass, the vulnerability is similar to Spectre, taking …

Information Security

Turret Will Not Be Denied Its Shot In Pro League of Legends Match

In today’s semifinals between the Flash Wolves and Royal Never Give Up, Su “Hanabi” Chia-Hsiang was pushing up to the bottom lane turret when he …

League of Legends

Paradox announces new sci-fi strategy sim ‘Age of Wonders: Planetfall’

For strategy game aficionados, Paradox is a familiar name. At the PDXCON in Stockholm, publisher Paradox (<i>Cities: Skylines</i>, <i>Stellaris</i>) revealed plans …

Board Games

Microsoft Plans A Low-Cost Tablet To Rival The iPad...And Other Small Business Tech News This Week

Marketing application HubSpot now integrates with Shopify and that’s good news for their customers. Find out why in my latest On CRM column.<p>Here are five things in technology that happened this past week and how they affect your business. Did you miss them?<p><b>1 — Microsoft plans low-cost tablet line</b> …

GDPR

Google reportedly making its own AR headset, like Microsoft’s HoloLens

• According to rumor, there’s a Google AR headset in development, codenamed Google A65.<br>• The headset will likely be akin to Microsoft’s $5,000 HoloLens, which enables you to interact with mixed reality environments.<br>• Little is known about the A65, but Qualcomm, Quanta, and Meta might all be …

Augmented Reality

EU parliament pushes for Zuckerberg hearing to be live-streamed

There’s confusion about whether a meeting between Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and the European Union’s parliament — which is due to take place next Tuesday — will go ahead as planned or not.<p>The meeting was confirmed by the EU parliament’s president this week, and is the latest stop on …

Privacy

A new Wi-Fi system could help your home network, if companies sign on

The Wi-Fi Alliance wants to standardize home mesh networks.<p>The devices in your home come from different manufacturers, and that’s usually fine. You might have a Samsung smart television, a TP-Link router, and an iPhone, but they can probably all connect to your Wi-Fi network. That’s one of the nice …

Wi-Fi

Opinion: Can World of Warcraft 'stat squish' its XP levels?

Amidst the blizzard of buzz surrounding <i>Battle for Azeroth</i>, the next <i>World of Warcraft</i> expansion, there’s a bit of news trickling out from the alpha …

Game Development

Steam Link game-streaming app arrives on Google Play in beta

Following its announcement earlier this month, a beta version of Valve’s Steam Link game streaming service has arrived on the Google Play store. The …

Google Play

Elon Musk details his plan to rid LA of traffic with $1 rides on the Boring Co. ‘Loop’

This evening, Boring Company executives Elon Musk and Steve Davis offered a few more details about their plans to revolutionize LA urban transit, introducing the “Loop,” which would eventually be composed of all-electric pods that transport up to 16 passengers at a time. Musk theorizes that the …

Elon Musk

Battlefield V Officially Confirmed By EA

After much speculation, EA has finally announced Battlefield V. Little else is known as yet about the upcoming shooter, though this is the first time the company has confirmed the name of the next Battlefield title.<p>"The next chapter of EA DICE’s groundbreaking all-out war saga is Battlefield V," …

Technology

Jay-Z’s Tidal service is reportedly months late with royalty payments

Jay-Z’s Tidal streaming music service was set up to make sure sure artists benefitted from the next big shift in music distribution. However, according to a new report it may have defaulted on that mission — since it’s now months behind on payments to labels.<p>Specifically, the Apple Music rival is …

Tim Cook

Senate votes to reinstate net neutrality — but it has a long way to go

Next stop, the House<p>The Senate has voted to save net neutrality, but don’t get your hopes up: there’s still a long, likely impossible journey ahead if the policy is to be saved in the immediate future.<p>In a 52–47 vote today, senators voted to overturn the Federal Communication Commission’s Restoring …

Net Neutrality

Borderlands 3 Won't Be At E3, Gearbox Claims (Kind Of)

Gearbox head Randy Pitchford has publicly denied rumors that Borderlands 3 will be shown at E3 this year. The founder and president produced a string of tweets centered around magic tricks, and embedded the announcement in the middle of them.<p>The denial appears clear enough, but it's just odd enough …

Borderlands

PUBG Apparently Has Mysterious Golden Treasure Chests Now

<i>PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds</i> is still working the kinks out of its new map, Sanhok, adding more and details with each new test period. The most …

Gaming Industry

Can;t get enough of ‘Doom’? A.I. can generate an infinite number of new levels

Tech companies like Google DeepMind have demonstrated how cutting-edge artificial intelligence can learn how to play classic video games better than …

Deep Learning

Rage 2 Trailer Confirms New Game After Bethesda's Teases

Rage 2 is a real game. After Bethesda decided not to deny a recent leak of the game, it's officially announced the game is indeed in the works with its first trailer. Unfortunately, it doesn't showcase any gameplay, but that's just around the corner. Subsequently, an official website has provided …

Mad Max

Amazon Go’s cashier-less stores are coming to Chicago and San Francisco

No word on when the stores will be opening yet<p>Amazon Go is heading to Chicago and San Francisco, according to a report from <i>The Seattle Times</i><i>,</i> marking the first expansion of the online retailer’s cashier-less grocery store from its initial Seattle location.<p>Per <i>The Seattle Times</i>, Amazon has posted job …

eCommerce

iPhone SE with Face ID could debut in September

The next-gen iPhone SE model is coming this year, but according to a new report, you’re going to be waiting for it for a while!<p>Unlike the original iPhone SE, which debuted March 21, 2016, its iPhone SE 2 follow-up is reportedly going to debut around September. That means that it will be one of four …

Mobile Technology

Lenovo teases what might be the first true ‘all screen’ phone

Here comes the Z5<p>Lenovo Vice President Chang Cheng is teasing a new phone on China’s Weibo social network that’s nothing but screen framed by an ultra-thin bezel (via <i>CNET</i>). While Apple might claim that the iPhone X is “all screen,” its infamous notch — and the rash of Android imitators that …

Web Development

Watch: Is 'Playstation Switch' Coming?

The Nintendo Switch has proven that we've got a lot of mobile gamers out there that want to take their adventures on the road. Now Sony is no …

Gaming

NASA is sending a helicopter to Mars to get a bird’s-eye view of the planet

The Mars Helicopter is happening, y’all<p>When NASA launches its next rover to Mars, the vehicle will have a small helicopter along for the ride. NASA announced today that it will be sending a small autonomous flying chopper — aptly named the Mars Helicopter — with the upcoming Mars 2020 rover. The …

Helicopters