Kol Tregaskes

9,890 Added | 18 Magazines | 3,622 Likes | 313 Following | 9,364 Followers | @koltregaskes | Used to work in the games industry, a very keen photographer, likes music, movies, sport, computing + games, web development, art, tech and sci-fi. My magazines are curations of my favorite articles

PS4 system software 5.00 features detailed

If you were selected to be a beta tester for the next major PlayStation 4 system software update 5.00 (codenamed NOBUNAGA), today’s the day you can …

iOS

Uncharted: The Lost Legacy review

A brisk running time and lower stakes do the Uncharted formula no harm at all - even if this spin-off sticks a bit too close to the script.<p>Sometimes …

Uncharted: The Lost Legacy

Mad Max and the open world game as character study

I'm not sure I fully understood the Mad Max game until I read one particular loading screen tip. Not that on the surface there's a lot to …

Mad Max

Protonmail's Beta Version Enables Automated Bitcoin Payments - Bitcoin News

Privacy<p><b>A year ago the popular encrypted email provider, Protonmail, launched its desktop, Android, and iOS platforms that feature end-to-end</b> …

Encryption

Google Allo has finally come to the web browser

Google Allo now has a desktop client, available from any web browser.<p>Google's Allo messaging client is nearing its first birthday, and the service is …

Google

Football Manager 2018 out 10th November

Football Manager 2018 comes out on Friday, 10th November 2017, Sega has announced.<p>Developer Sports Interactive said it'll reveal gameplay details in …

Mobile

Scientists Discover Trove of Volcanoes Hidden Beneath Antarctic Ice Sheet

Scientists have identified nearly 100 previously unknown volcanoes in West Antarctica, which, in addition to the 47 already known to exist in the …

Antarctica

Matterfall Review

Identity crisis.<p>Matterfall is another game in developer Housemarque's particle-effect-heavy catalog. Drenched in neon and engulfed in a thumping techno soundtrack, it posits itself as a game for those interested in tackling challenging side-scrolling action and chasing high scores. And while the …

in the same vein

Nidhogg 2 review

The original Nidhogg was a great example of minimalist elegance. Messhof's two-player competitive fencing game shaved the one vs one fighting game to …

Fighting Games

Matterfall review

If Housemarque has proven anything in its 22 years crafting modern-day arcade classics, it's that it has exceptional taste in games. Super Stardust …

Arcade Games

Project Cars 2 sets new standards for the racing genre

Motor races are often won and lost at the whim of the heavens. At this year's Nürburgring 24 hours, the hesitation of a fumbled late pitstop for Team …

Cars 2

The Division Update 1.7 introduces a monthly global event beginning with Outbreak

Ubisoft has revealed that The Division will get its 1.7 update on PS4, Xbox One and PC from August 15. The main feature of this update will be the …

PlayStation 4

LawBreakers review

To have even the slightest chance of survival in this viciously competitive shooter world, your game needs to have that <i>moment.</i> That almost …

Titan Fall

One year on, is No Man's Sky the game it should have been?

When I fired up No Man's Sky last week, with an eye on today's anniversary of its release, my save file showed that the last time I played the game …

Game Development

All Walls Must Fall is always running out of time

The nuke is always less than 10 hours away. The debut release from inbetweengames, a studio made up of Yager veterans, All Walls Must Fall transforms …

Time Travel

No Man's Sky update 1.3 adds 30 hours of story, multiplayer-lite and much more

Today's big No Man's Sky update has now been detailed in full.The headline additions include a new 30-hour story campaign, procedurally-generated …

6 of the Best Smartphone Apps for Travel and Landscape Photography

Ansel Adams, the godfather of landscape photography once said, “A great photograph is knowing where to stand.” Sadly, I stood in all the wrong places …

Landscape Photography

7 Questions That Will Help You Decide Which Camera To Buy

People often ask me for advice on which camera to buy. Most often they expect me to say, “Buy a Nikon” because that’s what I use. But that is not …

Cameras

Disney Will Pull Its Movies From Netflix and Launch a New Streaming Service [Updated]

<b>Update 2:</b> Reuters reports that Netflix is in active discussions with Disney to keep Marvel and Star Wars movies on the streaming service.<b>Update:</b> …

Netflix

The Guy Who Invented Those Annoying Password Rules Now Regrets Wasting Your Time

He admits that they’re basically useless.

Wall Street Journal

Vulnerable solar panels could leave entire power grids open to hackers

Dutch researcher Willem Westerhof discovered 17 vulnerabilities in solar power inverters<p>Hackers could exploit a recently discovered flaw in solar …

Cybersecurity

Three is Threatening to Sue to Ensure BT and Vodafone Can't Unfairly Dominate the Mobile Spectrum

Three has made no secret about how it feels about Ofcom's handling of 4G and 5G spectrum auctions, and now it's finally going beyond mere words. It's …

Mobile

Flood of new Steam games following Direct introduction

Steam has launched over 1000 new games since the introduction of Steam Direct seven weeks ago.Since the launch of Steam Direct, there has been a …

Game Development

Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun review

There's not much more satisfying than seeing a good team come together, something Shadow Tactics developer Mimimi no doubt understands. Shadow …

Hotline Miami

Bitcoin Makes Even Smart People Feel Dumb | Backchannel

<b>Bitcoin forked last week.</b> If you know what that means, congratulations! I only sort of do, after reading multiple explainers that labored mightily to …

Cryptocurrency

Ethereum Is Coding's New Wild West | Backchannel

<b>Pelle Braendgaard has the textbook bio</b> of an old-guard programmer. At 12, he often went to his local computer store in Denmark to write BASIC code on …

Bitcoin

Yes, Bitcoin Has No Intrinsic Value. Neither Does a $1 Bill

Bitcoin: fad or the future? The question has dogged the digital currency since its inception nearly a decade ago, and recent developments raise it …

Cryptocurrency

There's more to Hellblade's permadeath than meets the eye

Yesterday, we reported Hellblade deletes your save file if you die too many times. Our report was based on our time with the game, which warns …

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PlayStation 4 firmware update 5.0 will add 1080p60 Twitch streaming

<b>UPDATE 17/8/17:</b> Sony has now confirmed PlayStation 4's 5.0 firmware update, as revealed by Eurogamer earlier this month.Beta testers should receive …

PlayStation 4