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ARM’s new chips will come with 3.5x performance boost

ARM holdings, the company behind the mobile processor architecture that powers the iPhone and iPad, unveiled its next generation processor blueprints today that it says will increase performance three fold compared to its current designs.<p>The new Cortex-A72 chips aimed at smartphone and tablets will …

New Adware Found In Google Play Apps With Millions Of Downloads

A new report from security firm Avast out this morning reveals the discovery of a new form of malware on the Google Play store, which begins to display advertisements disguised as warning messages to end users when they unlock their Android smartphones. What’s interesting about this malware – or …

Why You Should Buy a Gaming PC for Your Living Room in 2015

<i>Over the last few days we've looked at all of the leading games consoles and platforms out right now and tried to convince you why you should spend your hard-earned cash. Today, Mark Walton tells you why it's time for you to bring a dedicated PC for gaming into your living room.</i><p>More so than …

Learn to love publishers, and more advice from a lawyer-turned-developer

You don’t see many lawyers trading precedents for programming.<p>Whether it’s the lucrative allure of legal work or the oftentimes longer hours in development, these two professions usually only intersect when something needs to be signed. Daniel DiCicco, the director of the upcoming tactical …

H1Z1 Early Access Review

<i>GameSpot's early access reviews evaluate unfinished games that are nonetheless available for purchase by the public. While the games in question are not considered finished by their creators, you may still devote money, time, and bandwidth for the privilege of playing them before they are complete.</i> …

How to make mobile games successful on PC

When Paradox Interactive and developers Behold Studio set out to build a PC version of mobile hit Knights of Pen and Paper, we ran headfirst into the core dilemmas of mobile devs looking to expand their games to additional platforms: How do you evaluate whether your game is worth porting to PC, and …

Square Enix's Cloud Platform Shinra Signs On Its First Developer

Cloud gaming platform Shinra Technologies has announced the launch of its Prototype Accelerator program, an initiative intended to assist chosen developers during the prototype phase of development for games that are designed around its cloud computing technology.<p>Indie developer Camouflaj is the …

Dying Light Nets 1.2 Million Players in First Week

Open-world zombie game Dying Light appears to be off to a solid start.<p>The game has attracted more than 1.2 million players since its release last week, according to the title's official Twitter account.<p>That figure counts the number of unique players across PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC from …

Andy OS raises $3M to stream Android games directly to your Mac or Windows desktop

Andy OS, a company that streams the Android operating system to your desktop, today announced a $3 million seed round led by 500 Startups’ 500 Mobile Collective.<p>With the new cash, Andy OS founder Sean Murphy has some initial goals. First, “the primary focus is recruiting and hiring more tech …

Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns - First Look at the Wilds of Maguuma Jungle - IGN Video

Get your first look at the setting for Guild Wars 2's first expansion, from the highs of the canopy all the way down to the roots... and the monsters …

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Video game tattoos and the fine art of self-expression

Tattoos hold a dark fascination for me. The idea of celebrating the self, in permanent art bound into one's own skin, is both repulsive and strangely attractive.<p>To be absolutely clear, I am not judging anyone else's choices. I enjoy looking at tattoos. I admire the tattoos many of my friends have …