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Should you buy a 4K UHD TV for the PS4 Pro?

We got our hands on the PS4 Pro back in November, and we gave it a thorough workout on a 1080p TV and the PSVR. But now that we’ve had a few weeks to test it out running on a ...

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Nvidia leaks plans for a GTX 1080 Ti and potential 980 Ti step-up option

Sometimes companies confirm product launches or new initiatives through press releases, YouTube videos, or Twitter accounts. Every now and then, they confirm them via LinkedIn job postings — and that’s what Nvidia has done with its plans for a GTX ...

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Newegg is offering a heck of a deal on AMD’s Fury X

Christmas is a great time for finding deals on various bits of equipment, and Newegg is offering an AMD Fury X at rock-bottom pricing. There’s an XFX version of the GPU for $ 319 at Newegg right now, and while ...

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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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