Author Archives: Chris Burns

Chris Burns is currently head editor for SlashGear and executive editor for Android Community. Based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Chris Burns responsible for editorial decisions made for the USA-based day-team of SlashGear and sister-site Android Community. Follow him on Twitter @ t_chrisburns and inside Google+ at http://chrisburns.co/+ for tech, gadget, and design news galore.

Goat Simulator early reviews positive: release trailer magnificent

Goat Simulator early reviews positive: release trailer magnificent

Tomorrow the game known as Goat Simulator will be released to Steam formally. This game was originally meant to be a simulation for simulations’ sake, but because of its popularity on the forum circuit, the game’s creator decided to go all-in, creating the game as an actual title release. Now we’re just one day away from the final push for the game and a fabulous launch trailer has been bestowed upon us.

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Alien: Isolation terrifying first players at EGX Rezzed

Alien: Isolation terrifying first players at EGX Rezzed

It would appear that the folks behind the next push for Alien terror in the gaming universe have done their job well. That’s what attendees of the EGX Rezzed 2014 convention have said, letting it be known that they felt terror, stress, and an overwhelming sense of impending doom as they played the very early copy of the game.

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Gaming head Michael Abrash leaves Valve for Oculus VR

Gaming head Michael Abrash leaves Valve for Oculus VR

If you thought you’d seen the strangest bits and pieces of the Oculus VR saga this week, you’d be wrong. Just this morning it was announced by none other than game programmer, optimization specialist, and technical writer - and gaming hero - Michael Abrash that he’d left Valve. Abrash heads to Oculus VR after working for with Valve since 2011.

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Nokia Lumia 630 leaked with Windows 8.1, dual-SIM, dual-standby

Nokia Lumia 630 leaked with Windows 8.1, dual-SIM, dual-standby

At this year’s Microsoft BUILD conference we’re likely to see the following device appear for the first time. Taking on many of the newest specifications outlined at MWC 2014 for Windows Phone devices, the Nokia Lumia 630 arrives with a 4.5-inch display with WVGA resolution and a quad-core Snapdragon 400 under the hood. This device will also appear with a chassis that’s thinner than the Lumia 920 while sitting at a height that’s essentially equal to the older phone.

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HTC One M8 vs HTC One M7: should you upgrade?

HTC One M8 vs HTC One M7: should you upgrade?

This week we’re taking a look at the HTC One. We're not just looking at 2014's HTC One (M8) model, but the M7 from 2013 as well, comparing the two hero releases to decide whether upgrading is really worth the trouble for HTC brand loyalists. The HTC One M7 was released last year without the "M7" tag up front while this year the HTC One (M8) comes with code-name attached for ease in differentiation.

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Pokemon expansion possible as Nintendo hits Midwest Gaming Classic

Pokemon expansion possible as Nintendo hits Midwest Gaming Classic

Today it’s been made official: Nintendo will be visiting the Midwest Gaming Classic, a sort of "retro" gaming convention where you’ll find as many pinball machines as you will Xbox One or PlayStation 4 units. Heading straight for the Pokemon Podcast room, Nintendo will be bringing along a collection of handheld gaming devices for fans to play Pokemon on while they earn themselves a pair of Mario Cat Ears.

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Titanfall Matchmaking System updated: skill-based in Beta mode

Titanfall Matchmaking System updated: skill-based in Beta mode

While you may not find the Titanfall Matchmaking System to be perfect, there’s a new "Improved Matchmaking Beta" system out today for Titanfall players of all types. You’ll find this option directly below the rest of the "Classic" modes of gameplay, connected (for now) to Attrition alone. This system is - make sure you remember this - in BETA mode for now, so don’t expect too much magic right off the bat.

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Nintendo 2DS “Peach Pink” model hits GameStop exclusively

Nintendo 2DS “Peach Pink” model hits GameStop exclusively

This week you’re going to be able to begin your tapping of the Nintendo 2Ds with a lovely "Peach Pink" color straight from GameStop. Nintendo has decided to bestow this rather unique tone upon the gaming sales company as an exclusive release that includes a Disney Magical World case to boot. Unfortunate for Mario lovers, this is not "Peach" like Mario’s Peach - but we can pretend!

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