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AMD’s new Radeon Chill feature manages frame rate to cut power consumption, boost responsiveness

Last week, AMD took the wraps off its annual major driver refresh, dubbed Radeon ReLive this time around. While the company releases periodic driver updates with support for new games and various bug fixes, it launches a significant platform update ...

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With Arcade Saga, HTC’s Vive Studios delivers on the promise of room-scale gaming

Somehow playing VR games with an Xbox controller seems wrong. Even playing them sitting down isn’t ideal. The whole notion of virtual reality is to mimic reality. Finally this year the platform pieces have started to arrive — room-scale movement, reasonable-resolution ...

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The Last Guardian performs poorly on the base PS4

2016 has already seen dozens of big games, but it’s not finished just yet. This week, PS4 players finally get an opportunity to play The Last Guardian – the third game to be lead by famed auteur Fumito Ueda. It’s ...

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Gears of War 4 competitive cross-play being tested this weekend between PC, Xbox One owners

If you’re still playing Gears of War 4’s multiplayer, this weekend has something special on offer. The Coalition team has decided to enable competitive cross-play for this weekend in hopes of gathering data on what it’s like for Xbox One ...

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Final Fantasy XV compromises visual quality differently in every version

Few games have been through ten years of development hell, and come out the other side in good shape. Final Fantasy XV has been through numerous platforms, names, and directors in the last decade, but it’s finally made its way ...

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Holiday gifts for every major species of geek fandom

“Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful,” William Morris once wrote. In the spirit of that quote, here’s a gift guide that’s got something for every major species of ...

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The best science gifts for kids in 2016

The idea of a “science toy” sort of breaks down below a certain age. A toddler who cannot yet read does not need a scientific calculator, for example, and even the most science-oriented second-grader might struggle to make it through ...

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Ultimate Xbox One holiday gift guide

This has been an incredible year for the Xbox team. There’s new hardware on store shelves, cross-platform play is going strong, and the Xbox 360 backwards compatible catalog continues to grow. In spite of the platform’s rough launch in 2013, ...

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Nintendo Switch reportedly arrives with Super Mario Bros, Splatoon, but no Legend of Zelda

Ever since Nintendo announced the Switch, there have been questions about the platform’s launch lineup, especially after we discovered all of the footage displayed in the launch trailer was inserted in post-production. A new set of rumors about the platform ...

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Hands on with PS4 Pro: How do 1080p displays and PSVR benefit?

Last week, Sony unleashed the PS4 Pro — a mid-generation update that’s focused on serving the emerging 4K market. It’s quite a bit more powerful than the base PS4, and the one-two punch of HDR and a high-res output are ...

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