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NVIDIA Project SHIELD unleashes Riptide GP 2 in sweetest demo yet

NVIDIA Project SHIELD unleashes Riptide GP 2 in sweetest demo yet

It's time again for some rip-roaring action with NVIDIA's Project SHIELD and the sequel to one of the most awesomely entertaining games on the Android gaming platform: Riptide GP 2! This game takes on what the original blasted forth with awesomely futuristic jet-ski racing made excellent by NVIDIA's team-up with the developers at Vector Unit for Tegra optimization. In this demo you'll also be seeing the Project SHIELD implementation of NVIDIA Tegra 4 quad-core processing power with visual splendor popping up on a whopping 72 GPU cores.

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First footage of 0x10c surfaces

First footage of 0x10c surfaces

Ever since Notch announced that he was handing off the main development duties on Minecraft to Jens Bergensten, Mojang fans have been waiting with bated breath to see what he'll do next. Earlier this year, Notch announced a new passion project called 0x10c, but in the time since that announcement, he's been relatively quiet on the game's progress. We've been given small updates here and there, but nothing all that substantial. Today, however, we're getting a peek at the first footage from the game, and you can check it out after the jump.

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E-Ink concept double-display smartphone hands-on

E-Ink concept double-display smartphone hands-on

Big-screen smartphones may be the fashion, but how about two sizable screens on your next handset with negligible battery impact. SlashGear caught up with E Ink at IFA today to check out the company's latest prototypes, intended to spur some imagination among potential hardware partners. The mockups have a working e-paper screen filling the back, and a (non-functioning) LCD up front, offering two ways of displaying content simultaneously. And, while these might be concept devices right now, E Ink confirmed to us that there's at least one vendor looking at using the idea. Read on for a video demo.

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Qualcomm extends Vuforia augmented reality to the cloud

Qualcomm extends Vuforia augmented reality to the cloud

Remember Vuforia? Qualcomm’s augmented reality platform allows you to scan real world objects and create “interactive experiences” on your smartphone or tablet. The technology had its limitation though, only scanning photos against a local database of 80 images. Now Qualcomm has announced that by adding the cloud into the mix, so the platform can perform image recognition against over one million images.

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3DS to get new eShop game demos tomorrow

3DS to get new eShop game demos tomorrow

I think one of the best things to ever happen to console gaming on the Wii, PS3, and Xbox 360 were game demos. I can’t tell you how many video games I have purchased over the years that just sucked. Few things are worse to a gamer than dropping money on a new game and finding out it's not fun. Thankfully, you can grab the demo and never worry about that with many games today.

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Verizon Galaxy Nexus Gaming Demo with Riptide GP and ShadowGun

Verizon Galaxy Nexus Gaming Demo with Riptide GP and ShadowGun

There are a couple of games out there right now that show off the graphics finesse of whatever platform you play them on quite well, and in quite an easily comparable sense when it comes down to it, those being Riptide GP, a jet-ski racing game, and ShadowGun, a 3rd person shooter - today we've got these games being demonstrated on Verizon's LTE version of the Galaxy Nexus. This device is the first to work natively with Google's mobile OS by the name of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and runs a Texas Instruments OMAP4 1.2GHz dual-core processor. Is it enough to compete with such gaming titans as the ultra-powerful NIVIDA Tegra 3 quad-core processor toting ASUS Transformer Prime, or perhaps the iPad 2 for good measure?

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Need for Speed the Run demo coming October 18

Need for Speed the Run demo coming October 18

I think one of the bestselling video games this holiday season is going to be Need for Speed The Run. This is the latest installment in the NFS franchise that has been around for many years now. The game will be coming in time for Christmas giving and has some awesome cars in it. If you need a bit more convincing that his game is worth your money, the demo is coming.

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