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Best Cheap Gaming PCs 2018: Best Budget PCs (for Serious Gaming)

While you can put in all sorts of different components into your computer, there is a core set of parts you will need in order to build a PC. They …

Computer Science

Fairtrade coffee fails to help the poor, British report finds

Coffee drinkers who choose brands carrying the Fairtrade logo are not helping the poor and the "ethical trading" claims made by fair-trade organizations are hollow, according to an in-depth report into the employment practices on coffee, tea and flower plantations in East Africa.<p>Research published …

Assassin's Creed Rogue, Far Cry 4 playable in Ubisoft's Gamescom lineup

Gamescom attendees will have the chance to play the first public demos of <i>Far Cry 4, Assassin's Creed Rogue</i> and more at this year's show, Ubisoft announced today.<p><i>Assassin's Creed Rogue</i> was confirmed by Ubisoft yesterday, following a leak, as the next entry in the series for Xbox 360 and PlayStation …

How to build your own Game Boy with a Raspberry Pi and a hot glue gun

Buying a Game Boy from Goodwill is something of a risky proposition. It's not so much the $5 it might cost you, but the unknown condition of the 25-year-old handheld.<p>That didn't stop a blogger who goes by "microbyter," who overcame the damage caused by an exploded battery in a secondhand Nintendo …

Battlefield Hardline, Dragon Age: Inquisition Delayed

Both are being pushed back to facilitate changes.<p>Two of EA's major titles, previously announced for October release, have been delayed.<p>Battlefield …

The Crew beta gameplay video - From Detroit to Seattle

Earlier this week, Ubisoft's open-world driving game <i>The Crew</i> entered its closed beta testing phase, giving a few drivers access to the game's enormous, America-shaped playground. Check out the video above to see some of our experiences in action, including car shopping, customization, dynamic …

GameStop Teases Big Announcement Tomorrow, Possibly Assassin’s Creed Comet?

US video game retailer GameStop have teased on Facebook that they have a big announcement to share with everyone tomorrow. They showed the image …

'Destiny' on PS3 is like the PS4 version but blurrier

While a bunch of the hype surrounding the <i>Destiny</i> beta is how great developer Bungie's latest shooter looks running on the PlayStation 4, gamers on last-gen hardware have been playing through the weekend too. Based on the video that <i>Digital Foundry</i> put together (embedded below), the PlayStation 3 …

Watch Dogs modder releases final version of his PC graphics overhaul, TheWorse Mod

The modder who's been tweaking the graphics of Ubisoft's <i>Watch Dogs</i>, Federico Rojas (aka TheWorse), released the final version of his mod that originally aimed to return the PC version to its original, E3 2012 demo glory.<p>"This is the last release of my modification," Rojas wrote alongside the …

SDCC 2014: 5 Games We’re Looking Forward to at Comic-Con 2014

From Smash Bros. to Halo, here are the games we're excited to see down in San Diego.<p>San Diego Comic-Con 2014 is almost upon us, and while a huge …

PlayStation 4 still best-selling console, six months running

It looks like Sony still has bragging rights that the PlayStation 4 is the top-selling console. Not to be outdone by the latest NPD report, the PlayStation Twitter account announced that the Sony's new console is still outselling the Xbox One, for the sixth month in a row. Yesterday, Microsoft said …

'Bring back Crash Bandicoot? I definitely wouldn't close the door on that'

Andrew House has overseen the development of PlayStation for over 20 years. What does the next 20 hold, asks Rhiannon Williams<p>Let it be known to frustrated parents everywhere that even one of the most powerful men in the computer games industry struggles to maintain total control over his living …

Skywind's first public alpha will launch 'soon,' say developers

<i>Skywind</i>, the fan-developed effort to restore <i>The Elder Scrolls 3: Morrowind</i> with the engine from <i>The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim</i>, is nearing the first public release of its alpha, the creators said in an update video released this week.<p>The Elder Scrolls Renewal Project, which is undertaking the update …

‘Bad’ video game behaviour makes gamers more moral in real world, study suggests

Violent video games like Grand Theft Auto have long courted criticism for ‘promoting’ violent behaviour, but a new study suggests that morally bad …

10 Awesome Things you’ll be able to do in The Order: 1886

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6 small changes in Android L that make a big difference

Most of the posts floating around the web about Android L release have focused on revamped notifications, the new recent menu changes, the death of Dalvik, the new material design, Android for Work and other hard hitters that were showcased during the Google I/O 2014 keynote.<p>After playing around …

Android News

Freaky Higgs Physics Suggests The Universe Shouldn't Exist

The universe shouldn't exist — at least according to a new theory.<p>Modeling of conditions soon after the Big Bang suggests the universe should have collapsed just microseconds after its explosive birth, the new study suggests.<p>"During the early universe, we expected cosmic inflation — this is a rapid …

The Unreleased Super Mario 64 DD Edition Appears to Have Been Uncovered

<b>Super Mario 64</b> is one of the most iconic, important games ever produced, and is treasured by many gamers. It's safe to say that it's in most …

Review: OWC Mercury Elite Pro Mini dual-drive external enclosure with RAID

One of the reasons I like Macs is that their useful life tends to be significantly longer than that of a typical Windows machine. This is especially true of the pre-Retina MacBook Pro models, where it’s trivial to upgrade both the RAM and the drive.<p>I’d previously swapped out the 750GB hard drive …

How video games can affect adolescent brains

Video games can negatively impact the adolescent brain, resulting in addictive behavior, impacted development and lower social activity, according to an article from Neurology Now's June/July 2014 issue.<p>According to Dr. David Greenfield, Ph.D., founder of the Center for Internet Technology …

'Primal Reversion' Is Pokémon's New Type of Evolution

PS4 July PS Plus Games Revealed?

The free PS Plus games coming to PS4 in July look set to be TowerFall Ascension and Strider.<p>TowerFall Ascension and Strider have been revealed as the …

PS Vita

Sony Hints to PS4 Return of Old and Beloved Characters, Knack Possibly Becoming a Franchise

Yesterday Sony held its 97th General Shareholder Meeting at the Grand Prince Hotel New Takanawa in Tokyo and Sony Computer Entertainment CEO Andrew …

The AT&T and Verizon Galaxy S5 has been rooted, $18,000 bounty claimed by Geohot

The phone-hacking community has finally rooted the Galaxy S5 for AT&T and Verizon, unlocking the full power of the device. Thanks to the skills of a …

Android Lollipop