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.

Halo 2 Documentary released for Xbox One and Xbox 360

Halo 2 Documentary released for Xbox One and Xbox 360

Along with the anniversary of the release of Halo 2 comes the release of a documentary for Xbox One and Xbox 360 users that allows them to see the making of the Anniversary Edition of the game. Halo 2 is coming in a pack with the rest of the Halo games in The Master Chief Collection - but before that's released to the public, it's time for that doc. Everyone who owns an Xbox 360 or and Xbox One can have a peek at this video in full for free.

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Angry Birds Transformers released – and not half bad

Angry Birds Transformers released – and not half bad

It should come at somewhat of a surprise that we'd recommend you pick up the Angry Birds Transformers release. It's out today, and it's ready to roll out with... a very strange format. Instead of letting birds loose at your enemy piggies with a slingshot, you're shooting them with your wrist cannons and transforming your body to take them on in 3D space. If nothing else this is certainly the most unique take on Angry birds we've seen thus far. It might even be described as FUN.

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Pee-wee does Avengers trailer, teases new movie

Pee-wee does Avengers trailer, teases new movie

The release of The Complete Pee-wee's Playhouse on Blu-ray is here, and what better place to let the whole world know than on Jimmy Fallon? Bouncing off a segment where Fallon himself does voice-overs of famous movie trailers with a Pee-wee voice, Paul Reubens was asked to do the same. Reubens suggested that he'd been contacted several times in the past, people asking him whether he'd been the voice of Pee-wee during Fallon's trailers. That time has come at last, and that Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer is here.

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This 45,000-year-old leg bone will change how old you think we are

This 45,000-year-old leg bone will change how old you think we are

A paper has been published by scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig which shows the results of their decoding of a set of genes from a 45,000-year-old modern human male from Sibera. It'd be enough to noteworthy that this man was nearly twice the age of the otherwise eldest modern human whose genome was sorted, but there's another point to be had, as well. This leg bone not only has modern human genes, but Neanderthal as well.

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Elite: Dangerous Beta 3: experience space in 60fps

Elite: Dangerous Beta 3: experience space in 60fps

So you'd like to experience the newly updated YouTube in all its 60fps glory, yes? How about doing so with what's easily one of the most beautiful games in development today? That's the game "Elite: Dangerous" from the folks at Frontier Developments we're talking about, and you're about to be strapped in. You'll be owning multiple ships and scooping up fuel from stars as you take on the next generation of space-based online gameplay. Don't forget to drop an Oculus Rift on your noggin too, if you do so dare: this game has VR capabilities right out the box.

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Sharp AQUOS 4K LED TVs debut with THX certification

Sharp AQUOS 4K LED TVs debut with THX certification

If there's one certification process you're going to want to pass with your newest 4K TV here in 2014, it's THX. Sharp have gone through said process with their newest UD27 line of Ultra HD (aka 4K) TVs, bringing on sets that've therefor passed more than 400 picture quality tests set up by THX. Precise color, sharpness, and richness throughout. Two new model Sharp AQUOS TV sets are coming soon - they're great, but unless your wallet is busting, they might just be out of your price range.

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Tiki-Z mini-Review: The Tiny Gaming King defends his crown

Tiki-Z mini-Review: The Tiny Gaming King defends his crown

The following review is going to be short and to the point. Not because it doesn't deserve more words, not because it's not an important product. We'd never do such a thing. Instead, this review is going to be short because there's not much to say that we didn't already say in our first Falcon Northwest Tiki review and subsequent crowning of the device as the best gaming PC of the year in 2013. Never mind the fact that it was actually unveiled before the year began.

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Call of Duty Advanced Warfare live action trailer: movie time

Call of Duty Advanced Warfare live action trailer: movie time

So you've seen the gameplay trailers and the cinematic trailers for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. But have you seen real human beings wearing those war machine outfits and blasting caps through the heads of their opponents? It's time to do that now. This isn't Iron Man, and it's not Elysium. This is Advanced Warfare, and it's going to be kind crazy. The kind of crazy that includes flying bikes, big ol' guns, and the kind of wearables that let you punch through 5-inch-thick metal doors.

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LG makes smartphone display with ultra-thin bezel

LG makes smartphone display with ultra-thin bezel

There's nothing like a display you can hold in your hands with next-to-nothing around its edges. Like holding the picture in your palm, it is. LG Display has whipped up a new display that may or may not be coming to a smartphone soon. This display works with LCD technology and is Full HD (1080p) with a bezel that's the smallest (for this kind of display) in the entire world. That's just 0.7mm thick on the left and the right - barely there.

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Assassin’s Creed Unity: Time Anomaly gets wicked weird

Assassin’s Creed Unity: Time Anomaly gets wicked weird

If you thought you'd only be in Paris during the French Revolution in Assassin's Creed: Unity, you'd be wrong. The French Revolution Simulation is collapsing. All of Assassin's Creed is a simulation, after all. You're about to be dropped in a different time entirely. Steampunk? Naw. Dropping in via Mr. Peabody and Sherman? Time travel can only be done that way in real life, of course. Looks like World War 1 atop the Eiffel Tower to us, how about you? Time to make the jump.

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