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Troy Baker: Gaming's most recognizable voice is only getting started

The star of The Last of Us and Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor talks about where he's been and where he's going<p>"A long time ago, a friend of mine told me, 'Your life is a three-legged stool,'" Troy Baker says. "'You have your personal life, your professional life and your spiritual life. And if one …

Zotac ZBox EN760 Mini PC Review -- Tiny Footprint, Powerful Gaming Performance

Until recently the mini-PC form factor has suffered a bad rap, albeit a justified one. Diminutive boxes like the Zotac ZBox line and the Xi3 Piston are necessarily confined to embedded graphics solutions like AMD’s APUs or Intel's HD and Iris graphics platforms, simply due to restrictions on size …

Film Review -- 'The Art Of The Game' Is An Evocative Love Letter To Video Game Industry

<i>“Art is always misunderstood as a waste of time by people who don’t understand the heights to which art can take you.” ~ Anthony Burch, Borderlands 2 writer.</i><p>In “The Art of the Game” (2K Games/Story Developing) there’s some underlying defensive posturing illustrating that we, as enthusiasts, …

Sony Xperia Z2 Review: The Updated Android Flagship Is An All-Round Success

<i>Sony’s latest Android handset is the Xperia Z2. Sporting a 5.2 inch screen, a 2.3 GHz quad-core processor, and a lot of glass and metal, it’s the Japanese company’s flagship for the summer. I’ve spent some time reviewing the handset and found it to be an impressive handset with many small touches</i> …

A Phone That Will Undo Your Preconceptions About Android, If You Let It

If there’s ever been a time to make a switch to Android, it’s probably right now. I’ve tried three new Android handsets in the past month, and all of them have been more polished than any previous generation that I can remember: the Samsung Galaxy S5, Sony’s Xperia Z2 and the new HTC One. Each …

The Hong Kong Massacre gets a bloody good debut trailer

The Hong Kong Massacre sure looks like Hotline Miami directed by John Woo, but that's in no way a bad thing. We first caught a glimpse of indie …

'Game Of Thrones' Influence Seeps Onto Birth Certificates Of The Next Generation

Sex, violence and dragons are hot these days. So hot that the premiere of the first episode of season 4 of Game of Thrones completely broke HBO Go for a few hours as hordes of fans tried to stream the show at once. Now, new baby name data for the year 2012 from the Social Security Administration in …

Facebook Is Killing Your iPhone Battery. These Are The Easy Steps To Fix It

Paranoia strikes most smartphone owners when their battery runs low. What caused that? Of course it can be a myriad of factors, but for iPhone owners a major culprit has emerged which will affect almost everyone: Facebook. That’s the bad news. The good news is it can be easily fixed.<p>For Facebook, a …

'Luftrausers' Review (PC, Mac, PlayStation 3, PS Vita) - Raus Party

LUFTRAUSERS is different. LUFTRAUSERS is angry. LUFTRAUSERS is upset. It wants you to destroy things, to continuously blow up things, to never back down. If you do ever back down it is to allow yourself to heal so you can be more aggressive.<p>So said Rami Ismail, half of the Netherlander studio …

The Coming PS4 And Xbox One TV Channel Experiment

The definition of what exactly a “television channel” is has been changing for quite some time now. The highest quality shows have slowly shifted from the big networks (NBC, ABC), to expand to cable (AMC, FX), pay channels (HBO, Showtime) and most recently, to streaming services that don’t need …

'Infamous: Second Son' Review (PS4) - Flashing Lights

A superpowered sandbox game sounds rather par for the course in this day and age of gaming, right alongside near-future military shooters or free-to-play fantasy MOBAs. We’ve seen the concept explored in series from Prototype to Darksiders to Crackdown to the previous two Infamous games. Hell, even …

Performance analysis: inFamous: Second Son

Following in the wake of technological showcase that is Killzone: Shadow Fall, Sony's first-party studios surprise and delight us once again with a …

inFamous Second Son Review

inFamous: Second Son review

Announcing the third inFamous game at the unveiling of PlayStation 4 last year, director Nate Fox got political. He mentioned that he'd been …

Why Is PS4's Camera So Unexpectedly Popular?

During a presentation at GDC this week, Sony’s Chris Norden revealed a piece of rather interesting information. While it’s common knowledge that the PS4 is selling extremely well with around 6 million units sold worldwide, also faring surprisingly well is its optional peripheral, the PlayStation …

The Xbox One Needs A Serious User Interface Overhaul

I had my first real experience with Windows 8 last week. After I convinced my father that it was likely <i>not</i> in his best interest to continue using his seven year old Dell laptop that practically had steam pouring out of it whenever it opened a program, I talked him into upgrading to a new …

The Videogame That Finally Made Me Feel Like a Human Being

“No one wants to be a woman," cartoonist and noted misogynist Dave Sim once said in one of his many screeds on the inferiority of the female gender. …

Assassin's Creed series ending existence "not exactly true"

The existence of an ending for Ubisoft's annual Assassin's Creed series is "not exactly true", one of the franchise's lead writers has …

5 Reasons Why 'Tomb Raider' Is Only Definitive On PlayStation 4

<i>Tomb Raider is “definitive” on PlayStation 4 rather than Xbox One with game changing use of controller lights, speaker, Vita remote play and all this at 60 frames per second.</i><p>I’ll be honest, when I first heard about the Tomb Raider reboot I was more than a little skeptical. Things have moved on …

Flexible Sapphire Glass And Simpler OS Will Make iWatch More Fuelband Than Gear

Tim Cook acknowledged in an ABC interview yesterday that Apple has something big going on in Arizona concerning sapphire glass, but stopped short of admitting that a forthcoming iWatch might be a major beneficiary of the new material. A number of other factors conspire to make me think that to be …

DayZ Standalone's Dean Hall answers questions, and lots of them.

DayZ is an Early Access sensation so Dean Hall decided to take time out to answer questions from the swelling DayZ fanbase in a Reddit AMA.<p>What did …

Five: Underrated Video Games

Why 'Batman Vs. Superman' Had To Be Delayed For 10 Months.

Yes, as we all know, <i>Batman Vs. Superman</i> has been delayed from July 17th, 2015 until May 6th, 2016. And yes I discussed the curious date choice Saturday and how Warner Bros. was probably better off using its tried-and-true mid-July release slot, namely July 22nd, 2016. But one thing I’d like to …