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Comments (0) | June 15, 2015 04:18AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

We know most materials by their surfaces, if they are bumpy or smooth, slick or rough, and these characteristics can be very important for a variety of applications. For that reason, the ability to alter a material's surface features could be a game-changer in a number of ways, and now researchers at MIT have found a way to do just that. Making ...

Comments (0) | June 14, 2015 11:45PM PST | bp9801
Build and Run Your Own Vault with Fallout Shelter; Out Now on iOS, Coming Later to Android

Alongside all the news about DOOM, Dishonored 2, and Fallout 4, Bethesda also revealed its first mobile game: Fallout Shelter. This mobile game puts you as the Overseer of a Vault to build and run as you see fit, with inspiration drawn from the likes of XCOM, FTL, and SimCity. It's up to you to control the people in your Vault and keep them prod...

Comments (0) | June 14, 2015 08:53PM PST | bp9801

One of the surprises during Bethesda's E3 Press Conference, if you haven't paid attention to any leaks, was Dishonored 2. Arkane Studios' sequel to the smash hit of 2012, Dishonored 2 takes us to the coastal city of Karnaca, where a new wave of corruption needs to be cleansed. The game is set 15 years after events in the first game, and you can ...

Comments (0) | June 14, 2015 08:42PM PST | bp9801
Bethesda Drops a Nuke at E3; Fallout 4 Coming November 10, 2015

Ten days ago, Bethesda showed off the game that RPG fans have been clamoring for: Fallout 4. The trailer split our time between pre-war and post-war apocalyptia in the Boston area, but seemed to ask more questions than it answered. Is the player character voiced? Are we playing only in post-apocalypse Boston or getting some pre-war experience, t...

Comments (0) | June 14, 2015 08:21PM PST | bp9801
Return to Hell in DOOM; Arriving Next Spring on PC, PS4, and XBO

If you can believe it, DOOM 3 arrived eleven years ago, and in that time very little has actually been said or shown of DOOM 4. Sure, there were the rumors of it being canceled, and then John Carmack came out and said id Software's mobile division was shuttered to better focus on the game. Then last year came a beta offer with pre-orders of Wolf...

Comments (1) | June 14, 2015 05:09PM PST | ClayMeow
Google Unveils YouTube Gaming, Coming This Summer

When it comes to game trailers and pre-recorded videos, YouTube has always been the place to go. But gaming was never the focus for YouTube, and when it comes to live-streaming, Twitch has taken center stage. While it may be hard to dethrone Twitch, Google will sure try. This Summer, Google will be launching YouTube Gaming, a brand new app and w...

Comments (0) | June 14, 2015 03:46PM PST | ClayMeow
Focus Home Partnering with Lords of the Fallen Developer Deck13 for New Sci-Fi Action-RPG IP

Paris-based publisher Focus Home Interactive and Frankfurt-based indie studio Deck13 (best known for Lords of the Fallen) have announced a partnership to launch a brand new action-RPG IP set in a dystopian sci-fi future. The name of the game and details will be revealed at a later date, but according to the press release, "the new game will feat...

Comments (0) | June 14, 2015 03:11PM PST | ClayMeow
Blood Bowl 2 Brutalizing PC, PS4, and XBO on September 22

Focus Home Interactive has announced that Blood Bowl 2, the sequel to the video game adaptation of Game Workshop's Warhammer-football board game melding, will be arriving on September 22 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. The base game will feature eight races to choose from: Humans, Orcs, Dwarfs, Skaven, High Elves, Dark Elves, Chaos, and the...

Comments (0) | June 14, 2015 02:48PM PST | ClayMeow
The Chimera Faction Introduced in New Act of Aggression Video

Back in August of last year, publisher Focus Home Interactive and developer Eugen Systems promised "to bring about a return to the 90s Golden Era of real time strategy games" with near-future RTS Act of Aggression. In a new series of videos, Focus Home is introducing us to each of the game's three playable factions. First up is the Chimera, a ve...

Comments (0) | June 14, 2015 02:25PM PST | ClayMeow
Perfect World Bringing Torchlight to iOS and Android Later This Year

Runic Games' action-RPG Torchlight was a surprise hit when it launched back in 2009, and its highly anticipated 2012 sequel, Torchlight II, met with similar acclaim and success. Now Perfect World has announced that it's bringing the beloved indie series to mobile devices, with the easy-to-remember name of Torchlight Mobile.

Set to release later...

Comments (0) | June 12, 2015 01:57PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

With the constant push for faster and faster electronics, it is becoming necessary to look to new materials and technologies to continue progressing. For this to happen though, we have to understand the physics involved, which can be difficult to do in some circumstances, such as at very high frequencies. Researchers at Rice University though, h...

Comments (0) | June 12, 2015 12:23PM PST | CheeseMan42
Noctua Shows Off Its Wares at Computex

Noctua was on hand at Computex 2015 in Taipei, Taiwan this past week and has posted a summary of the products it brought on its website for those that couldn't make the trip. The highlight of the show was the upcoming next-generation 120mm A-series fan which was named the best cooling product at the show by Tom's Hardware. Noctua has also update...

Comments (3) | June 12, 2015 09:51AM PST | bp9801

At long last, the Ask Toolbar is on its way out, as Microsoft has recently started classifying older versions as a piece of unwanted software. Its malware programs have been automatically updated to detect and remove outdated Ask Toolbar installs, which should make many of us quite happy. It will certainly please security and IT professionals, a...

Comments (0) | June 12, 2015 07:25AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Friction is everywhere and while it can be frustrating, it is also very useful and impossible to live without. There are instances though, when it seems to disappear as the phenomenon, superlubricity appears. Now researchers at MIT have finally studied friction at the nanoscale, including the emergence of superlubricity, which could have a signi...

Comments (0) | June 12, 2015 06:29AM PST | gebraset
Lian Li Introduces Aluminum and Tempered Glass Dual-Compartment Chassis

Lian Li, one of the largest and most reputable manufacturers of aluminum PC cases in Taiwan, has announced the PC-O8 chassis. The main design element of the PC-08 is its dual-compartment construction, which allows enthusiasts to show off their high-end hardware through the zone that features tempered glass, while less appealing products can be s...

Comments (0) | June 11, 2015 04:52PM PST | bp9801
Shadow Warrior 2 is Official; Launches 2016 for PC, PS4, and XBO

Teased last night and officially unveiled today by developer Flying Wild Hog, Shadow Warrior 2 is set to continue the adventures of Lo Wang. Set five years after the end of the first game, Shadow Warrior 2 sees humans and demons living side by side in this savage new landscape. Wang has retreated to the Wildlands to escape the reach of his enemi...

Comments (0) | June 11, 2015 04:31PM PST | CheeseMan42

Blizzard has announced that a new game mode will be added to its popular card game Hearthstone. The mode is called Tavern Brawl and it "pits friends and strangers against each another in matches with unique, and sometimes unusual, rules that will change every week." The weekly events will run from Wednesday to Sunday and can be initiated with fr...

Comments (0) | June 11, 2015 04:24PM PST | CheeseMan42

Sidewalk Labs is the latest project to come out of Google known as a "moon shot" and is "dedicated to improving life in cities and urban areas." Among the chief issues that the company hopes to address are cost of living and energy usage. Sidewalk Labs issued a statement about these issues stating, "However, while there are apps to tell people a...

Comments (0) | June 11, 2015 03:57PM PST | CheeseMan42

A recent patent filing by NVIDIA confirms rumors from earlier this year that the company was working on a virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD). The HMD is powered by the Tegra X1 Super Chip and is visually similar to other current and upcoming VR offerings such as the Oculus Rift. The device will have three sets of cameras, two lookin...

Comments (0) | June 11, 2015 02:27PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

One way to think of magnets is as a bunch of smaller magnets, which is accurate as indeed magnetic materials do consist of small, structural domains. When the magnetic fields of these domains line up, the material, as a whole, is magnetic. The boundaries of these domains can have interesting properties, which researchers at ETH Zurich have been ...

Comments (0) | June 11, 2015 11:47AM PST | bp9801

Oculus is kicking off its E3 press conference a little early, as it is holding its event today to get a leg up on the gaming news. Oculus has officially unveiled its first consumer virtual reality headset, the Rift, and it packs two OLED screens to give us exceptional clarity and a broad field of view. The Rift's tracking system has been refined...

Comments (0) | June 11, 2015 10:25AM PST | bp9801
Mirror's Edge: Catalyst Reboots the Mirror's Edge Franchise; Due Out Early Next Year

Back during E3 2013, EA and DICE announced a new Mirror's Edge game for early 2016 that was set to carry on the story set in the first game. Well, something changed along the way, and now Mirror's Edge 2 is called Mirror's Edge: Catalyst, and instead of being a sequel, it's more of a prequel/reboot. DICE Senior Producer Sara Jansson said Mirror'...

Comments (0) | June 11, 2015 09:49AM PST | bp9801

The week is drawing to its close, but we still have some items for you to check out before it does. There is a review of the Tesoro Lobera Spectrum mechanical keyboard, an RGB model with per-key RGB illumination and a built-in USB hub. We also have the QNAP TVS-863+ vNAS Server that uses an AMD SoC for a low-power option that doesn't seem to be ...

Comments (0) | June 11, 2015 07:02AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

While many people envision a future where every home has a 3D printer to build whatever small object is needed or wanted, the technological also has uses for large-scale manufacturing. Currently though, additive manufacturing, it is not fast enough to fully compete with traditional production methods, but that may change soon. Researchers at the...

Comments (0) | June 11, 2015 06:23AM PST | gebraset

When Apple Music was introduced, Apple decided to take a few quick jabs at Spotify with the company publically noting that it would treat music like art and pay artists the rate that they deserve. Spotify has dismissed the clever attacks of Apple, with it revealing that it has paid out $3 billion to artists, and so has its user base apparently. ...

Comments (5) | June 10, 2015 11:10PM PST | bp9801

Twelve years ago, Xfire released its Xfire Client to the PC gaming world, bringing a new level of communication to gamers. No longer did friends and clans have to be in the same game or same voice chat server to communicate with each other; everything could be done in Xfire's messaging program. Xfire was more than just for communication, as it a...

Comments (0) | June 10, 2015 07:53PM PST | ClayMeow
Darkness Takes Hold in the Hellblade E3 2015 Trailer

Developer Ninja Theory has quite the resume when it comes to action-adventure, hack-and-slash titles: 2007's Heavenly Sword, 2010's Enslaved: Odyssey to the West, and 2013's DmC: Devil May Cry. The UK indie developer is about to add another to its list in Hellblade, and it's looking quite good. It's also looking quite dark and disturbing.

Hellb...

Comments (0) | June 10, 2015 07:31PM PST | ClayMeow
Co-op Platform Shooter Hollowpoint Gets an E3 Story Trailer

Want to know what co-op platform shooter Hollowpoint is all about? Well you're in luck, as publisher Paradox Interactive has released a new Story Trailer in advance of E3. Announced during Gamescom 2014, Hollowpoint "casts players as corporate mercenaries fighting to gain cash and prestige in the dystopian, cutthroat world of the future." The ne...

Comments (1) | June 10, 2015 07:19PM PST | ClayMeow
Shadow Warrior 2 Teased; Trailer Coming Tomorrow

It seems that every video game company is trying to get a head start on the E3 pandemonium, and publisher Devolver Digital is no different. Teased last week on the official Shadow Warrior Twitter account with a simple tweet asking "Who wants some more Wang...", Devolver Digital and developer Flying Wild Hog have confirmed today that "THE WANG HY...

Comments (0) | June 10, 2015 07:16PM PST | ClayMeow
Masters of the Universe and G.I. Joe Join Toy Soldiers: War Chest This Summer

When it was announced back in August 2014, Ubisoft unveiled that Toy Soldiers: War Chest would be quite different than its predecessors. Not only is it more of everything, but we were also introduced to a brand new, quite unique army: the Star Power army, led by Starbright. By turning War Chest into a true battle of toys rather than strictly arm...






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