Gaming

Glowforge printer cuts and etches patterns into almost any surface

This CO2 laser printer can cut and etch patterns into almost any type of material, from More CES 2016 CES 2016 Intel improves Compute Stick lineup with Core M chips (2:15) CES 2016 New app gives Zeiss’s VR One a drone’s eye view (2:20) CES 2016 Meet EVGA’s new full-tower gaming case (1:21) Now Playing CES 2016 Glowforge printer cuts ... Read More »

Seagate slapped with a class action lawsuit over hard drive failure rates

Seagate is facing a class action lawsuit over its 3TB consumer hard drives, which by some accounts have suffered unusually high failure rates. The lawsuit, filed on February 1 in the U.S. District Court for Northern California, primarily cites reliability data from Backblaze, a cloud backup provider that builds its own storage pods from consumer hard drives. In Backblaze’s experience, ... Read More »

You can play Star Citizen for free this week

Some people have spent thousands upon thousands of dollars for the privilege of playingStar Citizen early. Suckers. You? You get to try it for free, this entire week. Presumably because Chris Roberts and Co. hope to convince you to spend thousands upon thousands of dollars. Drug dealer rules, you know? The first hit is free. From the announcement: “On the ... Read More »

You can play Star Citizen for free this week

Some people have spent thousands upon thousands of dollars for the privilege of playingStar Citizen early. Suckers. You? You get to try it for free, this entire week. Presumably because Chris Roberts and Co. hope to convince you to spend thousands upon thousands of dollars. Drug dealer rules, you know? The first hit is free. From the announcement: “On the ... Read More »

This week in games: The Division holds a beta test, Dangerous Golf gets explosive

Farewell, January. We hardly knew ye. Let’s ring out the month with some gaming news—including an exploding golf game, a bunch of random trailers, and maybe some game recommendations for the weekend? Aye aye, captain Two excellent games are free to play on Steam this weekend, and they both have to do with ships. Boats. Sailing the briny. The games? ... Read More »

Hands-on with Homefront: The Revolution’s engaging four-player co-op action

Some not-insignificant part of me had, I guess, assumed that first-THQ-then-Crytek-now-Deep Silver’s Homefront: The Revolution was a strictly-singleplayer affair. I don’t knowwhy I assumed this, exactly. Maybe one part “They’d only showed us singleplayer” and another part “Most B-tier shooters die on the vine.” Suffice it to say, I was pretty surprised when Deep Silver reached out to show me ... Read More »

This Windows 10 gaming handheld from GPD could be great for in-home streaming if it’s not vaporware

After a few attempts at making Android-based gaming handhelds, Chinese vendor GPD will take a shot at Windows 10. The little-known vendor has been showing off concept designs for a Windows 10 gaming handheld, Liliputing reports. A rendered image shows a clamshell design with a directional pad, four face buttons, dual analog nubs, and a miniature keyboard. As for tech ... Read More »

Destiny Adding Solo PvP Playlists in Next Update

Bungie announces two new freelance playlists coming toDestiny next week, allowing lone wolf players to be matched up with other lone wolf types in a variety of mixed modes. As the Destiny population prepares itself for the in-game Crimson Days holiday at the Tower, Bungie is introducing a number of new fixes and changes to the game in update 2.1.1 ... Read More »

Hearthstone retires 150 cards and introduces a limited format

Hearthstone, the collectible card game from Blizzard, is about to undergo its biggest shake-up to date, with more than 150 previously released cards being declared illegal in standard games. Cards from the first two expansion packs to be released, July 2014’s Curse of Naxxramas and December 2014’s Goblins vs Gnomes, will no longer be playable in normal games. They will, ... Read More »

XCOM 2 review – best strategy game ever? The truth is in here

Among XCOM’s distinctions is that it is a difficult game, so the sequel’s concept is quite brilliant: the first time around, you lost. Firaxis’ 2012 strategy title was a remake of a 1994 original, UFO: Enemy Unknown, which cast you as the commander charged with responding to an alien invasion of Earth – building up the eponymous organisation, responding to ... Read More »