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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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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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PlayStation 4 will not have native PS3 compatibility

PlayStation 4 will not have native PS3 compatibility

In case you've somehow missed the news, Sony just revealed some details about the highly anticipated PlayStation 4. We're still waiting for the good stuff, but we've just learned the details on an important question: backwards compatibility. Today Gaikai's CEO Dave Perry confirmed that the Playstation 4 will not have native backwards compatibility with the PS3, at least not in the usual aspect.

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iPhone Fling mini Thumb Joysticks Revealed

iPhone Fling mini Thumb Joysticks Revealed

The folks that brought you Fling, the joystick stuck to all of your iPads, Ten One Design, now bring you a smaller version for your tinier handsets. The Fling mini Game Controller is not only now and here announced, it's ready to be shipped out! You'll be thumbing your way to high scores across the board with some joysticks that stick to your device's face, blocking only the tiniest amount of space on the screen as it's made from transparent flexible material. Tiny gaming, here we come!

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Epic Games Website and Forums Hacked

Epic Games Website and Forums Hacked

Epic games, the developer of Gears of War, recently notified its forum members that its website and official forums had been hacked. With all the news about security breaches, it might be simpler to start announcing who has NOT been hacked. Not as serious as the attacks on Sony and Codemasters, the attackers were only able to obtain users email addresses and encrypted passwords. Fortunately no credit card numbers are stored on their sites, so none were obtained during the breach.

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