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The Week in Review: Trump Cabinet Picks in the Hot Seat

President-elect Donald Trump‘s cabinet picks faced questioning on Capitol Hill this week as they all made their case to serve in the administration of the 45th president once he is sworn in next week.<p>The hearings before different Senate committees included opening statements, testimonials and …

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Metal Gear Solid V is Kojima's first next-gen FOX Engine game, developer reveals (update)

Kojima Productions head Hideo Kojima this morning announced that <i>The Phantom Pain</i> and <i>Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes</i> combined is actually <i>Metal Gear Solid V</i>, the first next-gen game from Kojima Productions running on its powerful FOX Engine. The news was revealed today during a FOX Engine panel at …

ModernMix is a $5 program that lets you run Metro-style apps in desktop-style windows

Sometimes you just wanna close a window. Or resize it, or drag it so that it overlaps with something else. That's how Windows works, and it's more or less how you'd expect to interact with Windows 8 in particular. The problem is, those old-world rules don't necessarily apply to newer Metro-style …

Final Fantasy V arrives on iOS, is unlikely to be the last

A touch iteration of the once SNES-bound Final Fantasy V has now appeared on the iTunes App Store, with a softer graphical lick, some new job classes (Gladiator, Cannoneer, Oracle and Necromancer) and an obligatory extra boss to test your leveling-up skills against. The price of four new costumes …

Razer Edge Pro review: can a tablet double as a gaming PC?

Portable gaming isn't what it once was. Sure, you can still snag a handheld device from Sony or Nintendo, but today's video game industry is <i>far</i> more diverse. Gamers on the go have no shortage of hardware to pick from: tablets, smartphones, gaming laptops and purpose-built handhelds are redefining …

The final OUYA retail console is ready, we go hands-on

It's been a long time coming, and now the Android-powered, Kickstarter-funded OUYA video game console is finally heading to backers. Sure, the final retail units for non-backers won't be available until June, but around 50,000 lucky folks who pledged over $99 to OUYA's massively successful campaign …

Microsoft allows Windows 8 to run on smaller displays: is a reader-sized Surface on its way?

Until now, Windows 8's official hardware requirements have been understandably ruthless: devices with anything less than 1,366 x 768 pixels need not apply. That policy was changed in a recent newsletter, however, to permit the creation of Windows 8 devices with a resolution of 1,024 x 768 -- likely …

DOS emulator brings Raspberry Pi back to the '90s for Doom LAN parties

Who can forget the first time they obliterated their buddy with a BFG9000 during a spirited Doom game? Raspberry Pi coder <i>Pate</i> wants to resurrect those good times with an rpix86 DOS emulator that opens up the world of retro PC games like the aforementioned FPS pioneer along with Duke Nukem 3D, Jill …