Author Archives: Chris Scott Barr


Mario comes to Minecraft

Mario comes to Minecraft

Back in December of last year, Microsoft released Minecraft on the Wii U. While it was nice to see the game on the new platform, it feels like the game is available on virtually every device known to mankind. So what sets this version apart from the rest? Well, at the time, it was hinted that Nintendo fans would be getting some special content in the game. After the initial hinting, we didn't really hear anything else about their future plans. But today, we finally know what they've been up to.

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Kingspray Graffiti Simulator lets you hone your craft in VR

Kingspray Graffiti Simulator lets you hone your craft in VR

VR is an interesting technology. Being a gamer, I've been mostly interested in games that I can play with my headset. But the great thing about it is that there are so many other things that you can do with it. One developer wants you to be able to utilize their virtual world to create works of art.

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British Airways to launch 70Mbps internet service on long-haul flights

British Airways to launch 70Mbps internet service on long-haul flights

When you're on a short plane ride, there's usually not much of a reason to buy in-flight WiFi. Sure, if you have important work that can't wait, then yeah, definitely do that. But otherwise, I've found it's a better use of my time to catch up on a book, or watch a movie on my tablet. Now when you're traveling overseas, that's a different story. And British Airways is about to start giving their long haul passengers a serious speed boost.

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T-Mobile customers will get roaming cell service in Cuba this summer

T-Mobile customers will get roaming cell service in Cuba this summer

Thanks to some diplomatic relations between the two countries, US citizens are able to visit Cuba for first time in many years. Of course, no one wants to visit a foreign land with no working cell phone. Last year, Verizon announced that their customers could have roaming service in Cuba, making them the first provider to do so. However, now they're not the only ones in the game.

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Build your next Dark Souls III character with new Mugenmonkey tool

Build your next Dark Souls III character with new Mugenmonkey tool

When I play an RPG, I tend to roll a character that just "feels" right. In most games, I end up having a build that is pretty fun to play, and is usually pretty effective at fighting off enemies. However, in a game like Dark Souls, just winging it can lead to problems down the road. Thankfully, someone has put together a tool that will help you avoid rolling a bad build.

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Hang out with Totoro in this new VR demo for the Vive and Rift

Hang out with Totoro in this new VR demo for the Vive and Rift

The world isn't always a wonderful, relaxing place to be. This is why we often use a variety of mediums to escape into a different, more peaceful world. Some of my favorite relaxing worlds were created by Studio Ghibli, and are from the mind of Hayao Miyazaki. And now I can finally immerse myself in them, thanks to the magic of virtual reality.

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Opera browser brings free VPN service to iOS

Opera browser brings free VPN service to iOS

Last month, Opera made a surprise move with their desktop browser. They announced that they would be providing a free VPN service, which would be integrated into the browser. What's more, the free service would have no usage caps, meaning that you could stream all of the content you wanted over their VPN, without paying a single dime.

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NVIDIA Ansel revolutionizes in-game photography

NVIDIA Ansel revolutionizes in-game photography

When NVIDIA launched GeForce Experience a few years back, it changed the way we were able to record gameplay. No longer did we need to use some clunky, bloated program like FRAPS to capture our videos. Shadowplay took care of all of that for us, and it’s been wonderful. Well last night NVIDIA announced that they would be revolutionizing the way we take screenshots. And it’s a big deal.

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NVIDIA GTX 1080 and 1070 – Two Titan X killers revealed

NVIDIA GTX 1080 and 1070 – Two Titan X killers revealed

Today, Nvidia’s Orderof10 countdown ended, and lead gamers in the Austin area on a scavenger hunt to get VIP access to a special announcement event at Emo’s club. Inside, around 500 people gathered to see what the company was announcing. We’ve seen rumors and hints for the last couple of weeks, so most people came in with at least some idea of what to expect. Of course, NVIDIA had plenty of surprises in store.

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Corsair VOID Surround Headset Review – Good price, mostly good audio

Corsair VOID Surround Headset Review – Good price, mostly good audio

When it comes to PC gaming, people tend to put a lot of focus on what's inside your PC, the kind of monitor that you have, and your keyboard and mouse. However, your audio solution is just as important as any of these other factors. Bad audio can break the immersion of your game, and a good headset can help you pinpoint the exact location an enemy is coming from. With that in mind, today we're going to look at Corsair's Void USB Surround headset.

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Get two Battlefield DLCs and Medal of Honor: Pacific Assault, courtesy of Origin

Get two Battlefield DLCs and Medal of Honor: Pacific Assault, courtesy of Origin

I'm the kind of guy that's always on the lookout for a good deal. This is especially true with games, as I've come to accept the fact that many of my games will never get played until completion. So why spend a lot on one when there might be a good deal later? Well nothing beats free, and currently Origin is serving up some freebies that you might want to check out.

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Star Wars Holochess creator Kickstarts monster-fighting game

Star Wars Holochess creator Kickstarts monster-fighting game

One of the things that makes me love the original Star Wars movies is the sheer amount of detail in them. The places you visit feel like they could really exist, and have really been lived in. One scene that always stood out for me was when R2-D2 and Chewie play Holochess. It's not vital to the plot, and the game doesn't make another appearance until The Force Awakens. However, it gives us an idea of what people do for fun in the Star Wars universe, and allows for a bit of character development.

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