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.

Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell trailer, detailed in full

Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell trailer, detailed in full

A new "standalone expansion" to the Saints Row series has been revealed during PAX Prime 2014. This game will have the Saints attempting to rescue their lost boss in the pits of Hell. The President of the United States of America, you, are in Hell. but you won’t be playing as you, you’ll be playing as Kinsey or Johnny Gat.

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Falcon Northwest taps Intel X99 and DDR4 memory

Falcon Northwest taps Intel X99 and DDR4 memory

Three of Falcon Northwest’s custom PC builds now have the ability to roll with the new Intel X99 chipset. You’ll find Intel’s first consumer-aimed 8-core processors ready to push out high-powered action with the first new memory released to the market in seven full years. That’s DDR4, and it’s heavy duty.

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Saints Row 666: Armageddon teased by Deep Silver

Saints Row 666: Armageddon teased by Deep Silver

Welcome to the next chapter in the Saints Row saga. The team at Deep Silver Uk have made with the teaser for the next installment, and there’s no hint of the number 5. Five would make general sense, given the last four were called Saints Row (insert number here), but there’s no sense when it comes to the attitude and general cockiness of the Saints Row series.

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New Angry Birds CEO a 14-year Nokia veteran

New Angry Birds CEO a 14-year Nokia veteran

The second generation at Rovio (developers of Angry Birds) has begun. Their first CEO, Mikael Hed, has stepped down, making way for former Nokia exec Pekka Rantala to take over starting in January. Mikael Hed is the fellow that’s been the face of Rovio since Angry Birds first took off, founding the company, reminding gamers and citizens to "pop pigs" whenever he had the chance. Now with profits taking a bit of a dive, Rovio is in for a change.

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IDC: Apple drives the higher-end, Android the lower

IDC: Apple drives the higher-end, Android the lower

This week the IDC has suggested with their outlook on the smartphone market over the next few years that "Mature" smartphone markets will slow. They’ve suggested that "Emerging" markets (Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East, and Africa), meanwhile, are growing at a rate of 32.4% year-over-year. Who is poised to command which market, you might wonder?

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PSN is down, but it’s supposed to be

PSN is down, but it’s supposed to be

This afternoon Sony's PlayStation Network (PSN) is not quite so awake and active as it normally would be on a Thursday. Most problems reported this morning and afternoon center on Online Gaming, while quite a few Log-In errors have also been reported. The PlayStation Store seems to be affected as well, while not as many problems with the store have been tapped.

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Dear Microsoft: HTC has the right idea

Dear Microsoft: HTC has the right idea

This week I’m meant to publish a review of the HTC One M8 with Windows, the Microsoft-embedded version of the Android original. Once I started using it, devoid of any special or alternate treatment for hardware, it became clear to me that I’d been mistaken: it’s the hardware, not the software, that’d driven me away in the past.

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