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Don't Play 'Halo 5: Guardians' Without Doing These 3 Things First

I’ve finished the campaign for <i>Halo 5: Guardians,</i> and while critical impressions (beyond these initial missions) are still under strict embargo, I feel comfortable saying I’ll be running through it a second and third time in the near future. My enjoyment of the game’s narrative was greatly enhanced …

A New Oculus Rift Challenger Approaches -- Say Hello To The 5K Ultrawide StarVR Headset

There’s a strong chance that when I mention the name “Starbreeze,” you’re drawing a blank. Some of you will associate the developer with games like <i>Payday</i> and <i>Chronicles of Riddick</i>. I’m willing to bet <b>none</b> of you would peg them as a studio with the resources and, frankly, the cajones to design a …

Virtual Reality

The big games of E3 2015

E3 2015 is just days away. Officially, it runs from June 16–18, although developers and publishers don't have to wait for then to start making news. But with so much expected to be announced, how do you keep it all straight? We're here to help.<p>What follows is a list of the biggest games likely to …

Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 Revisited

When the GTX 970 launched last year, the tech press - Digital Foundry included - were unanimous in their praise for Nvidia's new hardware. Indeed, we …

The 10 Biggest, Best-Looking Video Games Of March 2015

February was a bit slow as far as video games go.<p>Worse, it was sprinkled largely with disappointments.<p>Sure, there were some winners—<i>Apotheon, Majora’s Mask 3D,</i> Telltale’s <i>Game of Thrones</i>—but the biggest releases of the month were both letdowns.<p><i>Evolve</i> is a decent game with a neat premise that got old …

South Park

PopCap founder is tackling VR's biggest problem, and it will be an uphill fight

John Vechey had always enjoyed the multiplatform nature of PopCap Games, the company he co-founded.<p>The post-EA reality of the company was primarily mobile, and last year he decided to leave to try something new. It didn't take long for him to find his focus.<p>"I went to DICE and heard Palmer Luckey …

Magic Leap CEO: Augmented Reality Could Replace Smartphones

Who needs smartphones and screens when you have augmented reality?<p>In an “Ask Me Anything” session on Reddit Tuesday morning, Magic Leap founder and CEO Rony Abovitz described a future where smartphones are replaced by his company’s technology, which projects a digital light field into a user’s eye …

World's First 3D Force Gaming Tech Launches Crowdfunding Campaign on Kickstarter

In the backyard of a terrace house in the Sydney suburb of Paddington, the world’s first gaming system that measures energy expenditure whilst using resistance, is being developed. The start-up behind it is The Realm, a tiny team with a big vision.<p>Many have attempted to make gaming more life-like …

The Top Video Games Of 2015

It’s very difficult to pick a top 10 list for upcoming video games.<p>2015 is filled with interesting and exciting titles, from PC and new-gen exclusives, to cross-platform entries, and from sequels to brand-new IPs.<p>In this post we’ll take a look at a bunch of these, and we’ll do so in alphabetical …

Bill Gates Says You Should Worry About Artificial Intelligence

Aside from founding Microsoft, Bill Gates is known as an all-around smart guy who has put his money where his mouth is when it comes to saving the world. It would seem that this makes his opinions worth considering when he tells us that he, like fellow brainiac Stephen Hawking and Tesla Motors …

Singularity

20 apps and games to download for the new year

APPS<p><b>HERE BETA</b><p><b>Android - FREE</b><p>Looking for an alternative to Google Maps on your Android device? Nokia has made its maps and satnav app available in beta form for free. It’s impressive, whether navigating on foot or by car, particularly offline when reception is low or non-existent.<p><b>PAUSE - CURATED</b> …

Apps

Scarlett Johansson plugs into lead role in Ghost in the Shell remake

Actor reportedly offered $10m to star in US remake of classic Japanese anime, after solidifying her action-star credentials in Lucy and The Avengers<p>Scarlett Johansson has confirmed she will take the lead role in the live action American remake of classic Japanese anime Ghost in the Shell, according …

Anime

Our most anticipated video games of 2015

From legends like Zelda and Tomb Raider to newcomers like Night in the Woods, here are the games we’re looking forward to in the coming year<p>If 2014 was the games industry’s transitional year, 2015 could see the major developers and publishers finally getting into their groove with the current …

How movies embraced Hinduism (without you even noticing)

Interstellar,Film,Culture,Star Wars: The Force Awakens,Hinduism,Religion,World news,Steve Jobs,Technology,Christopher Nolan<p>From Interstellar to Batman and Star Wars the venerable religion has been the driving philosophy behind many hit movies. Why?<p>Interstellar’s box office total is $622,932,412 and …

New Final Fantasy XV trailer shows off more crazy and weird road trip action

We've got to be honest: We don't really know much about the plot of the upcoming <i>Final Fantasy XV</i>, but we're irresistibly drawn to the idea of a road trip movie in a fantasy world. There's just nothing like pulling to the side of the road and piling out of the car to beat down a crew of dudes in …

Final Fantasy XV Trailer: Super Extra Awesome English Version

'Black Desert' Open Beta Starts On December 17th

If you haven’t been following the hugely ambitious Korean PC MMORPG Black Desert then you are really missing out.<p>Despite being one of the most graphically impressive games in development right now, it also has an incredibly good character creation setup. The facial sculpting is also some of the …

Lost Ark continues to look incredible

Lost Ark, the South Korean-made action role-playing game we enthused about earlier this week, looks even better in the extensive gameplay video, …

'Ghost In The Shell Online' FPS Finally Revealed

Nexon has at last revealed their Ghost in the Shell Online FPS at G-Star 2014 in Korea. The game is clearly based around the style and characters as seen in the Stand Alone Complex anime (rather than the manga or original films). This is not overly surprising as Nexon secured the rights for this …

'That Dragon, Cancer' Video-Game Sparks Creative Responses To Cancer

That Dragon, Cancer is a video-game about a child with cancer. Today, a Kickstarter campaign launches to complete its development on Mac/PC/Steam as well as Ouya.<p>As put on the Kickstarter page, “a significant portion of the game has already been developed, and the entire game is now planned out …

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare PC fixes and workarounds | PC Invasion

The PC port of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare hasn’t escaped technical problems but there are solutions.<p>It would have been a little too much to …

Puzzle & Dragons publisher partners with Skulls of the Shogun developer

Gaming publisher GungHo Online Entertainment has announced a new partnership with 17-Bit, the developer best known for the multiplatform turn-based strategy game Skulls of the Shogun. GungHo is a Japan-based studio best known for the mobile hit Puzzle & Dragons.<p>“17-Bit’s dedication to re-energizing …

First The Smart Watch, Now The Smart Ring

Chiba, Japan—How would you like a smart knuckle sandwich?<p>16 Lab, a start up in Japan, will try to find out next year when it comes out with a ring that can be used as a mouse, a wallet or a remote control.<p>The ring, based around a module that combines a motion sensor and low-powered Bluetooth chip, …

Emma Watson’s Feminist Campaign Gets Support from Tom Hiddleston, Russell Crowe, and More

After lighting up the U.N. with her galvanizing speech on feminism, <b>Emma Watson</b> asked male allies to show their support for her newly launched HeforShe campaign. And, this being the Internet age, Watson basically said, “Pics or it didn’t happen.”<p>A number of men, including some very familiar faces, …

Legend of Grimrock 2 gets an October release date

Legend of Grimrock 2 - the sequel to one of 2012's finest role-playing games, and an indie game to boot - will be released for PC on 15th October.<p>You …

Persona 4 Arena Ultimax heads to Europe in November

<b>UPDATE 21/10/2014:</b> Persona 4 Arena Ultimax launches in Europe on 21st November 2014, Sega has confirmed.<p>Those who pre-order Arc System Works' …

Superb platformer Outland hits Steam next week | PC Invasion

Unexpectedly pleasant surprise: the utterly superb Metroidvania, <i>Outland</i>, is getting a belated Steam release next week.<p><i>Outland</i> is a stonkingly …

The PS4 And Xbox One Are Already Out Of Date - Round 2

Last week I wrote a feature about my disappointment at the PS4 and Xbox One not being capable of handling 4K games, and my belief that this would lead to both consoles only enjoying a relatively short lifespan. And it soon became apparent that not everyone entirely agreed with my view. Even fellow …

The PS4 And Xbox One Are Already Out Of Date

Nothing makes me laugh more than the ongoing obsession with the Xbox One’s difficulties rendering games at a full 1080p resolution.<p>Gaming forums are full of scathing comments from PS4 fan boys about how the Xbox One delivering a number of its games with resolutions a few lines less than 1080 proves …

Falcon Northwest Tiki-Z PC Review -- Improving On Perfection With An Assist From Nvidia's Titan-Z

One of the most challenging tasks for a tech journalist is reviewing something for which you have no criticism. Perhaps I’m in the minority on that stance, but conveying to your readership that you enthusiastically endorse a product can often be misread as laziness or brown-nosing. In reviewing the …