Tag: Games

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Google app for Android is getting shortcuts to games, calendar events, and nearby restaurants

Google today updated the beta version of its Google app for Android with shortcuts to various potentially useful widgets that are for the most part delivered through Google search results within the app. The new features do not appear to be available in the Google app for iOS, or for people whose accounts aren’t enrolled…

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Razer confirms 2 prototype laptops stolen from CES

Theft has struck one of gaming’s biggest hardware companies. Razer confirmed with GamesBeat that two of its Project Valerie laptop prototypes were stolen from its booth at last week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The hardware and peripheral manufacturer is offering a reward to any person with information that could lead to their recovery….

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Microsoft confirms Platinum Games’ Scalebound is canceled

Microsoft is starting 2017 by killing off a notable console exclusive. Earlier today, Kotaku reported that the publisher had cancelled the action-role-playing game Scalebound. Microsoft has now confirmed  to the publication that the Platinum Games project slated for Xbox One and PC is no longer in development. Microsoft previously touted Scalebound as a big console exclusive…

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Top 5 dormant Nintendo franchises that should return on Switch? GamesBeat Decides

Nintendo will soon give us all the details about its upcoming Switch console and games on Thursday and Friday, but we’re not going to wait. On this week’s episode of the GamesBeat Decides podcast, host Jeffrey Grubb and cohost Mike Minotti decide the forgotten Nintendo franchises that the company needs to bring back on its…

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Hearthstone’s Winter Championship will fly south to the Bahamas — with a $250,000 prize purse

Considering how cold and miserable it is in most of the Northern Hemisphere right now, the Bahamas sound lovely … especially with some high-level Hearthstone play to keep you entertained. Blizzard announced today that the Winter Championship for its Hearthstone Championship Tour will take place in the Bahamas at the Melia Nassau Beach  resort from March 23…

Tech

Microsoft releases new Windows 10 preview with a massive list of features and improvements

Microsoft today released a new Windows 10 preview for PCs with a ridiculously long list of improvements. This is the first new build of 2017 and shows what’s coming in the company’s Windows 10 Creators Update , which is slated for release in “early 2017.” Windows 10 is a service , meaning it was built…

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Dragon Ball gaming trivia: Learn Goku and Vegeta’s death battle and Majin Buu’s babies

This trivia is over 9,000 …. somethings. YouTube channel Did You Know Gaming ‘s latest video looks at some of the little-known facts and cut content from video games based on the popular Dragon Ball Z anime. The show (and the manga that inspired it) features plenty of fighting of action, so it’s always translated…

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CES 2017: Our 66 best photos from tech’s biggest show

Here’s our favorite photos from CES 2017, the big tech trade show in Las Vegas last week. We browsed the show floors across multiple convention centers, with tech products from nearly 4,000 exhibitors covering 2.6 million square feet of space. We were among an estimated 165,000 attendees. We walked for miles and took pictures of…

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This e-skin from Xenoma captures your body’s motion for games

Japanese tech startup Xenoma showed its e-skin motion capture shirt at CES 2017, the big tech trade show last week in Las Vegas. The e-skin translates your body’s movements into digital form, which can then be used to control a character in a video game. But the shirt can also be used to train athletes…

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How Oasis Games is creating a console beachhead for Chinese game makers

FEATURE: Fans of indie games and unusual new gaming experiences may remember a game — quietly released earlier this year in April 2016—called Koi, a game about the eponymous ornamental carp typically found in Asia. What made this game unique aside from the subject matter is that it was the first game fully developed in…