Author Archives: Chris Scott Barr


DraftKings and FanDuel can operate in New York again

DraftKings and FanDuel can operate in New York again

Last month we brought you the news that the Supreme Court ruled that both DraftKings and FanDuel could no longer operate in the state of New York. Well, specifically, that they were barred from “accepting entry fees, wagers or bets from New York consumers in regards to any competition, game or contest." That pretty much takes all of the fun out of what those companies do. It looks like that ruling is changing, at least for now.

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Become Mega Man with these limited edition headphones

Become Mega Man with these limited edition headphones

Ever since I played the first Mega Man game back on the NES, I was hooked. It was a pretty big change from jumping on goombas and hopping over pits. And it had a vastly different feel from shooting games like Contra. While I'll never have the powers of the Blue Bomber, I might be able to look the part, thanks to a new pair of headphones.

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No extended cut for The Force Awakens on Blu-ray

No extended cut for The Force Awakens on Blu-ray

The Force Awakens is still smashing through box-office records, but after nearly a month, people are starting to set their sights on the DVD/Blu-ray release. After all, while the movie is an incredible experience in theaters, it will be nice to pop it in and watch it whenever you want. Plus, with the home video release, there's the chance to see some extra footage that isn't shown in theaters.

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Shovel Knight’s amiibo can be read while still in the package

Shovel Knight’s amiibo can be read while still in the package

When you buy a collectable figure, you've got a couple of options. You can take it out of the packaging, and enjoy playing with it, or leave it in the box, to remain in mint condition for all of its days. Unfortunately, if you're into collecting amiibo, you don't have much of a choice if you actually want to use them for their intended purpose. Thankfully there is at least one that you can use, while still leaving it sealed in its packaging.

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HTC Vive gets a pre-order date

HTC Vive gets a pre-order date

If you've been waiting for VR to become a “thing,” then this is your year. While you can already pre-order the Oculus Rift, HTC has been mum on just when you'll be able to put your cash up for their offering. As it turns out, you've still got a little while to wait.

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Razer Blade Stealth and Core hands-on

Razer Blade Stealth and Core hands-on

Since the launch of the original Blade, Razer has been working hard to change the way that we look at portable PC gaming. While the previous versions have made strides in that department, this year at CES, the company has finally bridged the gap between laptop and desktop.

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Razer Stargazer hands-on

Razer Stargazer hands-on

With today's announcement of the Blade Stealth and Core, Razer showed that they wanted to change the way gamers played both on the go, and at home. However, their announcements didn't stop there. Not content with enhancing the way we play games, they also want to change the way we broadcast our games.

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Razer Nabu Watch hands-on

Razer Nabu Watch hands-on

One of the most unexpected things that I was able to see while visiting with Razer at CES was a product that actually has very little to do with gaming at all. Back in 2014, the company announced, and later launched their fitness band, dubbed the Nabu. Well the Nabu is present here at CES once again, but in the form of a watch.

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