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This 1-Hour Compilation Of 80s Video Game Commercials Is Pure Nostalgia

Watch a modern video game commercial and you’ll notice it’s pretty straightforward, and usually made up of a few key elements: Gameplay footage, epic …

Retrogaming

6 VR headsets that will take you straight to the future

Spielberg has made it very clear with Ready Player One what 2045 is going to look like. However, 2018 has loads to offer VR enthusiasts.<p><b>What’s the</b> …

Virtual Reality

Nintendo Virtual Boy emulator lets you enjoy VR like it’s 1995 again

Virtual reality might not have quite taken over in the way some predict it will, but there is no denying that it’s come a long way in a short space …

Virtual Reality

The Best Call of Duty Zombies Players Throw Down Next Month

The Zombies World Championship is returning on Sunday, 5 August, and the future looks positive for competitive <i>Call of Duty</i> Zombies. Highly-skilled …

Call of Duty

How to play Windows games in Linux

Game developers are increasingly taking advantage of the growing market in Linux gaming, but that’s not always been the case, and even now some games …

Linux

Fallout: Atlanta mod brings quests, NPCs, and a new casino to the post-apocalypse

Eight years since release, a host of neat player-made mods have kept Fallout: New Vegas players flocking back to the Mojave Wasteland. To this end, …

PC Gaming

HTC hints at multi-room VR using Steam

You may know that VR in large rooms is becoming a reality, but what about venturing <i>between</i> rooms? It might happen sooner than you think, albeit with a few caveats. HTC has shown off an experience that used a SteamVR beta, a Vive Pro and 16 base stations to allow VR between multiple rooms. A tester …

Virtual Reality

Thousands of engineers put Apple self-driving car in high gear

Apple stays quiet about it, but the company is clearly developing a self-driving car. And this week the world was given a glimpse inside this project, showing that it’s much larger than many had previously thought.<p>The FBI arrested a former employee on Apple’s autonomous car design team for …

Autonomous Cars

Magic Leap's mixed reality headset is coming this summer

After four years in the making, Magic Leap is now awfully close to launching its hyped mixed reality headset. In a Twitch stream, the company revealed that it would begin shipping the device before the summer is out.<p>That builds on the company’s previous promise to bring its hardware to market …

Augmented Reality

First demo of hi-tech Magic Leap goggles fails to live up to hype

The first demonstration of a futuristic headset that projects holograms onto the real world has disappointed observers who say the display has not matched the hype.<p>Magic Leap, which has been developing a secretive pair of virtual reality and augmented reality goggles for several years, has raised …

Augmented Reality

Zangief Cosplay Visits A Japanese Public Bath

Bodybuilder Taichi Shimizu already does an excellent Zangief cosplay. So put him in a public bathhouse, and the cosplay looks like the downtime …

Anime

Microsoft launches smaller, cheaper Surface Go to rival the iPad

Microsoft has unveiled its direct challenge to Apple’s iPad, the cheaper, smaller and lighter Surface Go 2-in-1 Windows 10 tablet.<p>The Surface Go resembles other models of Microsoft’s successful Surface tablet range, but has a smaller 10in screen, is 8.3mm thick and only weighs 522g. But the biggest …

Windows 10

Polymega Gaming System

If you love gaming with retro consoles, the Polymega Modular gaming console is the system you have been waiting for. With this console, you can swap …

Retrogaming

The Best microATX (mATX) Motherboards for Gaming

Small form factor doesn't mean lightweight performance.<p><i>Be sure to visit IGN Tech for all the latest comprehensive hands-on reviews and best-of</i> …

Computer Hardware

10 Projects That Have Us Excited About the Next Generation of VR & AR

Eye-tracking<p>Eye-tracking has been discussed often with regards to foveated rendering—the ability to render sharply at the center of your vision and …

Augmented Reality

Unfazed by Trade War, China EV Maker Forges Ahead With U.S. Push

Byton, the Chinese electric-vehicle startup founded by former BMW AG executives, is forging ahead with plans to enter the U.S. market even as the …

China

Intel says 5G plans for iPhone are unchanged

Following yesterday’s report from Israeli publication CTech that Apple has decided not to use an Intel 5G modem called “Sunny Peak” in future iPhones, Intel has denied part of the report — and the publication has updated its story to remove its central claim.<p>“Intel’s 5G customer engagements and …

Wi-Fi

Magic Leap Specifications And Live Demo Next Week

After recently holding a very lacklustre press conference during which no new information, specifications or even a live demo was shown by Magic …

Augmented Reality

Ryzen 7 2700X vs. Core i7-8700K: 35 Game Benchmark

Today we're finally bringing you the epic gaming battle between the Ryzen 7 2700X and Core i7-8700K that so many have been requesting. From AMD, the …

Computer Hardware

Photos: The 20 most influential programmers of all time

1. Alan Turing<p>Computer programs are constantly evolving. Here are 20 of the most influential figures that have shaped the computer programming …

Bill Gates

Random: Nintendo Switch Is Getting Its Own VR-Style Headset, But There's A Catch

While VR continues to bubble under elsewhere in the industry, Nintendo has remained indifferent to the technology; when your first 'Virtual' product …

Nintendo

Foldable Samsung phone could pack big curved battery, screen production starting soon

Samsung has been experimenting with various types of foldable smartphones and tablets (and everything in between) for the better part of a decade, …

Phones

Someone's Remaking Silent Hill's P.T. Demo On PC

Hideo Kojima and Guillermo del Toro's Silent Hills caught the internet by storm with its PS4-exclusive P.T. demo. Unfortunately, Silent Hills was ultimately scrapped and P.T. was removed from the PlayStation Store. If you didn't have the demo on your PS4 at the time, you were out of luck and lost …

Silent Hill

HoloSuit makes Ready Player One’s haptic suit a reality

Thanks to the well-timed and successful film adaptation of “Ready Player One”, virtual reality has gained even more mainstream attention. Ironically, …

Virtual Reality

Chinese firm claims its laser rifle burns clothes and skin up to 800m away

A Chinese firm wants to arm the country’s police forces with a whole new kind of weapon for the battlefield: an assault rifle that fires lasers and can burn your clothes and skin from up to 800m away. Oh, and those lasers are silent, invisible, and can pass through glass windows too.<p>The rifle (not …

Chinese Academy of Sciences

Scientists can 3D print human heart tissue now. The future is here

Long term, the goal of 3D bioprinting is to be able to 3D print fully functioning organs which can be used to replace the failing biological organs …

3D Bioprinting

Shenmue 3 PC Takes More Storage Than Witcher 3 And Skyrim Combined

Shenmue 3 will take up 100 GB of storage space on PC, developer Ys Net has revealed. The detail was included in a new updated posted on the game's Kickstarter page, which lists the PC system requirements. That is an unusually large amount of space, especially when you consider other open-world …

The Elder Scrolls

Windows 10 Surface Phone? Code hints at dual-screen device with 360-degree hinge

New Windows APIs show that Microsoft is preparing for dual-screen devices.<p><i>Video -- Microsoft's rumored Andromeda foldable device: Here's what to</i> …

Windows 10

Virtual Fighting Championship is a first-person VR Street Fighter

Competitive gamers have dreamed about a compelling first-person fighting game ever since Capcom redefined side-scrolling fighting with Street Fighter II. Now Australian indie developer L&L Studio says it will launch a promising contender called Virtual Fighting Championship (VFC) through Steam …

Virtual Reality

Microsoft details secret ‘pocketable’ Surface device in leaked email

A new and disruptive dual-screen device to blur the lines between mobile and PC<p>Microsoft has been working on a new mysterious Surface device for at least two years. Codenamed Andromeda, the device has appeared in patents, reports, and in operating system references multiple times and will include a …

Andromeda