Author Archives: Chris Scott Barr


Blizzard responds to Nostalrius server takedown

Blizzard responds to Nostalrius server takedown

Earlier this month, a very popular WoW server was taken offline. The server was named Nostalrius, and it was ran by a group of fans, who wanted to offer the same original vanilla World of Warcraft experience that many of us experienced when we first started playing the game. Many users have cried out, asking for an explanation, and asking that Blizzard offer some sort of similar experience.

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FilmStruck is a new streaming service for film buffs

FilmStruck is a new streaming service for film buffs

If you've grown tired of the big streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon, then you'll be happy to know that there is about to be yet another contender in the increasingly-crowded video streaming space. And this one is targeted straight at cinephiles.

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Amazon Alexa now lets you order flowers for Mother’s Day

Amazon Alexa now lets you order flowers for Mother’s Day

Whenever I've wanted to get flowers for someone, I've almost always gone to a florist to pick them out, myself. It adds a personal touch, and I get the satisfaction of knowing exactly what I'm getting. On the rare occasion where I've needed to order them, I've found a website that offered what I wanted, and picked out my bouquet based on the pictures provided. Of course, if you know exactly what you want, Amazon wants to help you buy flowers with just a few words.

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Prepare for YouTube’s unskippable Bumper ads on your phone

Prepare for YouTube’s unskippable Bumper ads on your phone

In the last several years, more and more people have started watching videos on their phones. While the screens are much smaller than your TV or computer, it's much more convenient to pull out your phone and watch something, wherever you are. Unfortunately for mobile YouTube viewers, you're going to start running into unskippable ads a lot more on the platform.

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iFixit tears apart the HTC Vive, and it’s easier than you’d think

iFixit tears apart the HTC Vive, and it’s easier than you’d think

When I get a new gadget, there's a little part of me that wants to tear it apart, just to see what's inside. Of course, I know that at least half of them would never be quite perfect again, once I reassembled them. Thankfully, the guys over at iFixit are always one step ahead of me, and their latest gadget breakdown is the HTC Vive.

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Twitter now lets you report multiple abusive tweets at once

Twitter now lets you report multiple abusive tweets at once

Twitter is an interesting platform. With a 140 character limit, conversations are comprised of either short, pointed messages, or an entire storm of tweets. And if these are abusive tweets, such an amount of them can make it hard to report to Twitter. At least until now.

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Gears of War 4 Ultimate Edition comes with early access

Gears of War 4 Ultimate Edition comes with early access

When you're waiting for a new game to come out, sometimes you think that you'll do anything to play it a little early. This is especially true when it's the next installment of a franchise that you've been following for a decade. Well, if you're wishing that you could get your hands on the new Gears of War game a little early, you're in luck. As long as you're willing to spend a little extra money, that is.

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Raspberry Pi gets two new 8MP cameras

Raspberry Pi gets two new 8MP cameras

If you're an enthusiast that loves building new gadgets using the Raspberry Pi, then you've no doubt know about the existence of their 5MP camera board, which has been around since 2013. What you might not know is that the sensor used hasn't been produced since late 2014. And very soon, you won't be able to find it anymore. But not all hope is lost.

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Gearbox confirms new Borderlands game is being planned

Gearbox confirms new Borderlands game is being planned

(Not a working logo, just a mockup done by Gearbox artist Sergi Brosa)

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Steam partners with Lionsgate for movie rentals

Steam partners with Lionsgate for movie rentals

Steam is known for its solid platform for purchasing PC games. What it isn't known for is the ability to rent movies. It's a feature that's been around for a little while, but a lackluster selection has prevented the service from gaining much traction. However, a new deal with Lionsgate may change that.

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Doom co-creator John Romero announces a new FPS – BLACKROOM

Doom co-creator John Romero announces a new FPS – BLACKROOM

If you don't know the name John Romero, then you might not be old enough to remember the early days of FPS games. He's one of the minds behind games like Wolfenstein, Doom, and Quake. He's teaming up with Adrian Carmack, the artist who helped bring those same titles to life, to make a brand new FPS, titled BLACKROOM.

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Your original NES goes wireless with the Retro Receiver

Your original NES goes wireless with the Retro Receiver

The original Nintendo Entertainment System made its debut in the US back in 1985. That was more than 30 years ago, and yet somehow we're still seeing new accessories for the beloved console. One company decided that the cables for the controllers were too short, and decided to remove them altogether.

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