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Build A Compact 1080p Gaming PC For $400 (Benchmarks Included)

<b>[UPDATE: This has proven to be a popular build, but what if you want to stretch your budget to $800? Check out this newer mini-ITX, 1440p gaming build!]</b><p>There’s a widespread misconception floating around that says building a decent gaming PC is an expensive endeavor. But what if you could assemble …

Computer Hardware

Fourth-grader says he has the One Ring, school suspends him for terrorist threat, dad says

A fourth-grader in west Texas has been suspended, his father says, because he pretended to have a ring like the One Ring from The Lord of the Rings canon, and said it could make a classmate disappear.<p>Dad Jason Steward said he was told his son's claim amounted to making a terrorist threat.<p>Steward …

Odessa

Borderlands 2 and Pre-sequel get bundled for PS4, Xbox One release

We’re about to get our first taste of Borderlands on the new systems.<p>Publisher 2K announced today that its bundling last year’s Borderlands: The Pre-sequel and 2012’s Borderlands 2 into one $60 package for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, with a March 24 release date. Both first-person …

Borderlands: The Handsome Collection bringing two games to PS4 and Xbox One

<i>Borderlands: The Handsome Collection</i> will bring <i>Borderlands 2,</i> <i>Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel</i> and all downloadable content for both to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One March 24 for $59.99, publisher 2K Games announced today.<p>Both HD games will appear on current-gen consoles for the first time, and players will …

The Most Disappointing Video Games Of 2014

2014 was a decent year for video games, but it was also a year filled with disappointments.<p>The following games aren’t necessarily the <i>worst</i> games of 2014. Indeed, some even made the Forbes Best Video Games of 2014 list.<p>There were some undeniably bad games released in 2014, but this list is comprised …

Dark Souls

2015 Oscar nominees announced, led by Birdman and The Grand Budapest Hotel (correction)

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the nominees for the 87th Academy Awards today, and the list is already one of the more controversial sets of Oscar nods in recent memory.<p>Alejandro González Iñárritu's <i>Birdman</i> (image above) and Wes Anderson's <i>The Grand Budapest Hotel</i> tied for …

Marion Cotillard

Samsung Galaxy S6 May Drop Snapdragon 810 Processor At Launch

The Samsung Galaxy S6 is expected to launch at Mobile World Congress next month, we had previously heard that the device would come with two …

Mobile

PlayBox gaming system is an Xbox One and PS4 in one device

We have seen gaming consoles turned into laptops in the past that have all the hardware inside for you to play games without having to lug around a …

From Phones To Tablets: 26 Apple Designs That Never Came To Be

In Design Forward, frog design’s founder, Hartmut Esslinger, recounts the inspirations and process behind the computers that revolutionized consumer electronics.<p><i>Editors’ note: The following is an excerpt from</i> Design Forward: Creative Strategies for Sustainable Change <i>(</i><i>Arnoldsche Art Publishers</i><i>), by</i> …

Halo 5 brings back Halo: CE's best grenade trick

<i>Halo: Combat Evolved</i> included a feature called "weapon launching" that allowed you to use the blast from a carefully thrown grenade to cause a weapon to fly towards you. With a bit of practice, and a knowledge of where to stand and look before throwing the grenade, it's possible to collect weapons …

Halo

LG announces a curved, 34-inch monitor that's tailor-made for gamers

You're going to see lots of curved things at CES 2015. TVs, all-in-one PCs, and plenty of desktop monitors. LG's one of the main pushers of curved displays, and tonight it's announcing one of those products before we head for Las Vegas. The 34-inch UltraWide desktop monitor has been designed for …

This kid called 911 over the PSN outage

Sony's recent PSN service issues were enough to warrant a 911 phone call by a Florida-based teenager, according to a partial transcript of the call tweeted by the Palm Beach County Sheriff's office.<p>WPTV reports the teen called 911 over the holidays in the wake of problems with the PlayStation …

I played Grand Theft Auto V on my phone

PS4 Remote Play is finally on select phones and tablets, and it's amazing — when it works<p>I've spent much of the past few days replaying my favorite games from 2014. I slowly crept through the dark hallways of Sevastopol Station in <i>Alien: Isolation</i>, holding my breath while a xenomorph stalked me …

Xbox One bundle includes 2 games, 2 controllers and a year of Live for $350

Newegg is running quite the deal right now for the Xbox One Assassin's Creed Unity bundle.<p>You can pick up the bundle, which includes <i>Assassin's Creed Unity</i> and <i>Black Flag</i>, an extra controller and a year's membership to Xbox Live for $349.99.<p>Keep in mind that the Xbox One price drop, which dropped the …

PlayStation Plus in January gets you Infamous: First Light, The Swapper

The January haul for PlayStation Plus members includes <i>Infamous: Second Son</i> stand-alone expansion <i>Infamous: First Light</i>, as well as <i>The Swapper, Prototype 2</i> and more, Sony announced today on the PlayStation Blog.<p><i>First Light</i> is available on PlayStation 4, while players can pick up puzzle game <i>The …

Lizard Squad launches DDoS tool that lets anyone take down online services, starting at $6 per month

Lizard Squad, the “hacker” group best known for attacking Microsoft’s Xbox Live and Sony’s PlayStation Network, has now launched a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack tool. Now anyone can now take down the website or online service of their choice thanks to “Lizard Stresser,” which we’re …

10 weird things you can only do in Canada

How about a sour toe cocktail in Dawson City?<p>Robin Esrock, author of <i>The Great Canadian Bucket List: One-of-a-Kind Travel Experiences</i>, shares his …

Weird

The hacker war that may decide whether console gamers can play online Christmas Day (update)

Two groups of self-described hackers have been fighting for nearly a month over a threat to take down the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live on Christmas Day.<p>Lizard Squad (this new Twitter account was suspended as I wrote this story) announced in early December its plans to take down both online …

All Eyes On 343 As 'Halo 5: Guardians' Multiplayer Beta Early Access Kicks Off

As 343 Industries continues to work around the clock repairing the connectivity issues afflicting <i>Halo: The Master Chief Collection</i>, the studio is also preparing to roll out early access for <i>Halo 5: Guardian’s</i> Multiplayer Beta. In fact, the invitation-only beta begins December 19, more than a week …

The 2014 Steam Holiday Sale begins now

Valve just kicked off its annual Steam Holiday Sale, with discounts galore on games across the Steam Store.<p>The sale follows Valve's three-day Steam Holiday Auction, in which Steam users could bid on games with Steam Community items such as trading cards, backgrounds and emoticons. It will run until …

Watch an amazing Destiny player finish Crota's End ... by himself (correction)

Players may rush to be the first to finish a new raid in <i>Destiny</i>, and then the competition to do it in the craziest way possible begins. While there are some major problems with the latest <i>Destiny</i> update, the raids remain one of the most challenging aspects of the game, designed to be played with a …

Xbox One preview members get early access to Halo 5 beta tomorrow

An early Christmas present from Microsoft and 343 industries<p>Microsoft is gifting its dedicated Xbox One preview members an early Christmas present tomorrow: early access to <i>Halo 5</i>. While 343 industries and Microsoft plan to launch a <i>Halo 5</i> multiplayer beta on December 29th, Xbox One preview members …

Evolve Open Beta Coming Exclusively to Xbox One

Hunt and Evacuation modes included.<p>Xbox One owners will be able to experience Evolve's Evacuation campaign when the beta opens this January.<p>The open …

Minecraft creator Notch moves on up — into the $70M megamansion that Jay-Z and Beyonce wanted

When you sell your life’s work for billions of dollars to Microsoft, you can only really celebrate one way: by getting in a bidding war for a huge mansion with music-industry royalty.<p>Markus “Notch” Persson, who made his fortune by creating block-building blockbuster Minecraft, is paying $70 million …

Minecraft Creator Outbids Jay-Z and Beyonce for $70 Million Mansion

The dreamhouse is a reality.<p>Minecraft creator Markus "Notch" Persson has outbid artists Jay-Z and Beyonce to purchase a $70 million mansion in …

Minecraft creator Notch buys Beverly Hills mansion for record-setting $70M

Markus "Notch" Persson recently set a new record, this one outside of the gaming community: The <i>Minecraft</i> creator just bought a sprawling mansion in Beverly Hills, California, for $70 million.<p>It is the "highest price ever paid for a home in Beverly Hills," according to a press release from John …

The creator of Minecraft just outbid Beyoncé and Jay Z on this $70 million megamansion

New kid on the block<p>Back in September, <i>Minecraft</i> creator Markus "Notch" Persson became ludicrously wealthy after Microsoft bought the game for $2.5 billion. And as of this week, he's now the owner of a $70 million megamansion in Beverly Hills, California. According to <i>Curbed</i>, it was all but expected …

Evolve - Wraith GameplayTrailer with Developer Commentary - IGN Video

Turtle Rock Studios talks you through the just-revealed Wraith Monster in Evolve.

Man uses mind to control his two new robot arms

Les Baugh has robot arms he controls with his mind.<p>In a historic research project at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory over the summer, Baugh became the first bilateral shoulder-level amputee to wear and control two robotic arms simultaneously.<p>Baugh, who lost both arms in an …

Jaguar's smart windshield will eliminate blind spots

It's hard to spot every possible road hazard. Mirrors and cameras will show what's behind you, but your car's roof pillars can still hide careless pedestrians and aggressive drivers. They won't be issues if Jaguar's 360-degree Virtual Urban Windscreen comes to fruition. The update to the company's …