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Gamer’s 25 year sentence for swatting is a hoax

Gamer’s 25 year sentence for swatting is a hoax

Swatting, the obnoxious prank in which a gamer calls the cops on another gamer in order to get a SWAT team sent to their house, has been growing in number. We saw one example last month, and the latest happened to well-known gamer Kootra recently (video after the jump). A report has been circulating saying the person behind the prank was sentenced to 25 years in prison -- that's a hoax, folks.

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League of Legends to update Summoner’s Rift map

League of Legends to update Summoner’s Rift map

Riot Games could have a veritable riot on its hands (not necessarily of the negative fashion) in the near future, announcing plans to revise the single most popular League of Legends map, Summoner's Rift. The goal is to avoid introducing any fundamental changes to the map, but to make it easier to stay oriented and understand what is going on.

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ASUS Strix Pro headset scowls at gamers

ASUS Strix Pro headset scowls at gamers

In case your current gaming headset isn't quite anthropomorphic enough, ASUS Republic of Gamers has introduced the Strix Pro gaming headset with a design based on the owl. The device was introduced at Computex today, with the company saying it will be introducing more products under the Strix brand in the future.

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ASUS ROG intros slew of gaming gear at Computex

ASUS ROG intros slew of gaming gear at Computex

At Computex 2014, ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) has introduced all sorts of new hardware for gamers ranging from peripherals to new PCs. Though pricing for the devices hasn't been revealed, nor launch dates for most of the hardware, we've got a run down of the various specs.

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Zotac ZBOX EN760 mini PC targets gamers

Zotac ZBOX EN760 mini PC targets gamers

Zotac is back with a new mini PC, this one targeting gamers, offering hardware that trumps what you typically find in a small form factor desktop. Among that hardware is an NVIDIA GeForce graphics card and Intel Haswell processor.

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Xbox One March update to bring 50Hz compatibility

Xbox One March update to bring 50Hz compatibility

Shortly after the Xbox One launched, UK gamers reported issues with video quality, namely in the form of "juddering" when streaming television -- the unfortunate result of television frame-rate differences. Microsoft's console doesn't play well with the 50Hz refresh rate (it uses 60Hz), and as a result gamers have had to perform some digital acrobats to fix the problem. With an update arriving next month, the problem will be fixed.

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Titanfall Beta codes: How to get a code and sign up

Titanfall Beta codes: How to get a code and sign up

Gamers have been eagerly awaiting the much-touted and often-teased Titanfall, a sleek offering from Respawn Entertainment. A beta version of the game, Titanfall Beta, has been dangled before gamers' eyes as a sort of limited-time carrot on a stick, something that is both a wonderful way to drum up anticipation and a terrible tease for those wanting to get in. We've got the low-down for you on how to get your hands on one of the Titanfall Beta codes, as well as how to sign up.

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Your brain on video games: lucid dreaming, POV changes, resistance to nightmares

Your brain on video games: lucid dreaming, POV changes, resistance to nightmares

Regular gamers have likely, at one point or another, noticed a pronounced video game-esque feel in a dream here or there, maybe finding themselves caught up in the dream world of the last game they binge played or, conversely, transforming an ordinary dream into something akin to a preferred type of video game. If you're one of those gamers, you're not alone.

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Project CARS ready for Steam OS, headliner for cross-platform 4K performance

Project CARS ready for Steam OS, headliner for cross-platform 4K performance

Project CARS, the crowd-powered AAA racing title, is being shown off on triple-screen goodness at CES this week, where attendees can see it in action on a three-screen 4K display setup. The game is slated for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and as was announced back in early November, to Valve's Steam OS.

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MadCatz R.A.T Tournament Edition gaming mouse arrives next month

MadCatz R.A.T Tournament Edition gaming mouse arrives next month

MadCatz has announced a new gaming mouse for both PC and Mac, the RAT Tournament Edition. With this new offering, which looks decidedly akin to a 90's era Transformer toy, MadCatz is promising a combination of high performance and ultra-lightweight design, both of which work together to make an uninhibited peripheral for those serious about their gaming efforts.

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ASUS ROG “Republic of Gamers” SWIFT monitor brings NVIDIA G-SYNC with WQHD resolution

ASUS ROG “Republic of Gamers” SWIFT monitor brings NVIDIA G-SYNC with WQHD resolution

PC gamers are on the receiving end of a new monitor ASUS has revealed at CES, the ROG SWIFT PG278Q monitor. According to the company, this is the first WQHD-resolution monitor that uses NVIDIA's G-SYNC technology, and along with that comes a very high refresh rate and some other perks aimed just at gamers. We've got a run down of all the details for you after the jump.

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Feenix Autore mechanical keyboard debuts at CES 2014

Feenix Autore mechanical keyboard debuts at CES 2014

The world of mechanical keyboards is a robust one, particularly when it comes to gamer-centric offerings. In that market subset, Feenix has introduced the new Autore mechanical gaming keyboard here at CES 2014. The design, says the maker, gathers its inspiration from Stanley Kubrick, and that it aims to reduce fatigue and speed up typing.

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