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How To Build A 4K Gaming PC For Less Than $2500 -- Ultra HD Monitor, SSD, And Windows Included

If you approached me toward the end of 2013 and suggested I could build a 4K gaming PC for about $2500, I would have erupted into laughter. But in this post-CES 2014 world, what once seemed impossibly expensive is now approaching the realm of affordability. Not only does this system clock in at …

Steam Machines and SteamOS: Everything you need to know

Is Valve's big push the next step in PC gaming, or another microconsole white elephant?<p>Even after its big CES 2014 unveiling, Valve's new Steam Machine platform is something of a mystery. Release dates, game libraries, exact hardware specs, and other details have not been announced, but we do know …

Burning Trash With Water [Video]

Astronauts on board the International Space Station study the strange properties of supercritical water.<p>Burn baby burn. Today, we use water to put out fires. But what if we could use it for the opposite effect? Astronaut researchers on the International Space Station are experimenting with water …

The Steam Machines play fewer games than your PC, with less functionality

A Steam Machine is a PC that can do fewer things, and run fewer games, than the system you have in your home right now.<p>That’s the marketing challenge that’s in front of Valve and its partners, and the fact that Valve had a rare CES press conference was interesting, but there were precious few …

Best of the 2013 Winter Sales from Steam, Amazon, GMG, and GameFly

<i>This sponsored post is produced by Dealzon.</i><p>Tis the season for discounts. Black Friday may have kept some up late or cold shivering in outdoor lines for absurdly inexpensive appliances of dubious durability, but PC gamers stay home and keep their 4,000dpi mice at the ready. As the <i>Game of Thrones</i> …

'Rabbids Invasion' renewed for second season

<i>Rabbids Invasion</i>, the CG-animated show based on Ubisoft's mischievous Rabbids, will have a second season, Ubisoft announced today.<p>The show was first announced in June of this year when Ubisoft revealed that it was partnering with France Television and Nickelodeon to create an animated TV show based …

Check out this Counter-Strike text adventure

If you're away from home for the holidays without a proper gaming PC, or you're stuck at work/school, you can now relive the experience of playing Counter-Strike: Global Offensive in new text adventure CS Story. `<p>"Non-gamer friends are due to arrive in one hour's time. You sit at your computer desk …

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Rainbow 6: Patriots 'wasn't working' and 'had to be remade'

Ubisoft's <i>Rainbow 6: Patriots</i>, in its previously announced incarnation, "wasn't working," president of Ubisoft North America Laurent Detoc told IGN. The project is in the process of being remade, he said, adding, "If it doesn't work, we're not going to bring it to you."<p>Since being announced in …

Naked in public? Dreams Cloud wants to get inside your mind

Teeth falling out? Flying over your house? Sweet dreams -- and nightmares -- are made of these. Find out what they mean with a dream site that helps you share (and better understand) your dreams.<p>To date, Dreams Cloud has provided more than 20,000 free professional reflections from psychologists, …

How Do You Solve A Problem Like The Wii U?

<i>Nintendo’s Wii U console is failing to take off. Maybe it’s time to start thinking about its successor.</i><p>Wired’s Chris Kohler wants to know: What the hell is wrong with Nintendo?<p>Or, at least, that’s the headline to an interesting piece he’s written on the struggles of Nintendo's latest console, the …

Morrowind Recreated Using The Skyrim Engine

Vvardenfell awaits.<p>A new Skyrim mod that seeks to recreate the world of Morrowind using Skyrim's engine can be downloaded and played now.<p>The mod, …

Research Says Parents And Kids Should Play Video Games Together

Two studies look at the benefits of intergenerational video game play. Both found that playing video games with your kids has a positive impact on adolescent development and long-term family outcomes.<p>Of course I like these studies. They validate what I’ve been writing about for a while.<p>A little …

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Trion Steps Into Open World With 'Trove'

Trion Worlds (<i>RIFT, Defiance</i>) is moving into the open world adventure with <b>Trove</b><i>.</i> With Sony Online Entertainment’s <i>EverQuest Next Landmark</i> also on the way, it looks like 2014 is going to be a prime year for massively multiplayer voxel worlds.<p>With titles like <i>Minecraft</i> and <i>Cube World</i> spurring the craze, …

How Virtual Reality Will Change Gaming

Your living room in 2018.<p>When I was little, I never wanted a jetpack. I still don't. My Lego men had jetpacks, and even five-year-old me could see …

Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes getting exclusive content on Xbox

<i>Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes</i> will be getting exclusive content on Xbox, it was revealed last night during the Xbox One launch event in New York City.<p>The announcement was made during Spike TV's live broadcast of the event, held in Times Square's Best Buy Theater. Host Geoff Keighley said …

Trion Worlds announces Minecraft-like free-to-play online title, Trove

<i>Rift</i> and <i>Defiance</i> developer Trion Worlds announced its newest project today, free-to-play online adventure role-playing game <i>Trove</i>.<p>According to a press statement, <i>Trove</i> has been developed over the past year by a small team within Trion's studio. The idea behind the game was to create a dynamically …

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Deep Down will have an infinite number of randomly generated dungeons

Capcom's free-to-play PlayStation 4 offering <i>Deep Down</i> will feature an infinite number of randomly generated dungeons, the studio stated in a post on Facebook translated by Gematsu.<p>The development team have worked to create a system that generates items and the environment at random, in what the …

Study: Playing video games can increase brain size

Playing video games can increase brain volume in regions of the brain responsible for spatial navigation, strategic planning, memory and motor skills, according to a new study from research centers in Berlin.<p>The study, which appears in the journal Molecular Psychiatry, was conducted by researchers …

The Scientifically Best Times To Drink Coffee During The Day

Why you should treat caffeine the way you treat painkillers or antibiotics<p>When's the optimal time to get your coffee kick? Sometime between 9:30 and 11:30 in the morning should work well, neuroscience doctoral student Steven Miller explains in a supremely helpful blog post.<p>Careful timing of when …

How Software Will Make Computer Shopping Obsolete

Soon, you'll wirelessly pack your new system onto your old one.<p>Every new computer comes with one guarantee: There will be a faster, shinier, newer model in short order—and you will fawn over it. It's hard not to. Processors double in power every 18 months, and other parts turn over even more …

Faster-Than-Light Drive

Instead of using rockets or thrusters, a craft equipped with warp drive would move by distorting space.<p>The warp drive proposed by Miguel Alcubierre would achieve faster-than-light speeds by distorting space-time. The device would generate a field of negative energy that would squeeze or stretch …

Warp Factor

A NASA scientist claims to be on the verge of faster-than-light travel: is he for real?<p>Last September, a few hundred scientists, engineers and space enthusiasts gathered at the Hyatt Hotel in downtown Houston for the second public meeting of 100 Year Starship. The group is run by former astronaut …

Thermal Wristband Keeps Your Body At The Perfect Temperature

Wristify delivers hot or cool thermal pulses to keep the body comfortable.<p>A group of MIT engineering students wants you to get nice and comfy. They've created a thermoelectric bracelet designed to keep its wearer at the optimal thermal level for personal comfort.<p>Called Wristify, the prototype …

How IBM is making computers more like your brain. For real

Big Blue is using the human brain as a template for breakthrough designs. Brace yourself for a supercomputer that's cooled and powered by electronic blood and small enough to fit in a backpack.<p>ZURICH, Switzerland -- Despite a strong philosophical connection, computers and brains inhabit separate …

AMD launches new Radeon graphics family for both the masses and gamers

Advanced Micro Devices is launching graphics cards today that use its new R7 and R9 series Radeon graphics processing units (GPUs).<p>These new chips will cover the whole range of computing, from the low end to the high end of the entertainment and gaming PC markets. Normally, graphics chip makers …

Scientists create 'light saber' material with photon-binding technique

Photons are usually thought of as ephemeral, massless particles that rarely interact with each other, but a recent discovery by Harvard and MIT professors may force physicists to rethink that assumption. By pumping atoms into a supercooled vacuum chamber, the project created a non-linear quantum …

This is what it's like showing an unfinished game at PAX

How games are made: Defense Grid 2, part three<p>I<p>t's a Monday in late August. In four days, the Penny Arcade Expo, known as PAX, will open its doors in Seattle. At Hidden Path Entertainment (HPE) in nearby Bellevue, those four days will be filled with panic and dread.<p>In four days Hidden Path will …