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Acer Predator Gaming Projector is Five Thousand Dollars

Acer Predator Gaming Projector is Five Thousand Dollars

What can a projector do that makes it worth a cool five thousand dollars? Acer aims to answer that question with the Predator Z850. This is a Gaming Projector, a device that works with "ultra-wide HD laser projection" and a design that landed it as an official CES 2016 Innovation Award Honoree. It can throw images that are super high quality an extremely short distance (that's something you want if you have a small room, which you do), and it's very, very bright. Is it all enough?

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Where is VR’s killer, must-play game?

Where is VR’s killer, must-play game?

In the last few months I've spent a fair amount of time in virtual reality. I've played a bunch of games which are really fun, used several interesting apps, and experienced other forms of non-interactive entertainment. Personally, I'm sold on the technology, and I'm excited to see where it goes in the future. However, I'm in the minority of people.

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Nintendo 64’s Rogue Squadron lands on Steam

Nintendo 64’s Rogue Squadron lands on Steam

The release of the Nintendo 64 was probably one of my favorite periods of console gaming. I was never bored with the console, as there were just so many different titles to play, that kept my interest. One such classic was Rogue Squadron. Sure, it was no X-Wing or TIE Fighter, like I had for my PC, but it was so much more advanced than either of those games. And now it's finally made its way to Steam.

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World of Warcraft gets its first children’s book series later this year

World of Warcraft gets its first children’s book series later this year

World of Warcraft might be the biggest MMO in history, but it's trying to capture new audiences this year. In the summer we'll have our fist chance to see heroes from the Warcraft franchise on the big screen. And by the end of the year, we'll see a line of...children's books?

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More details reveal that Call of Duty 2016 will feature space, sci-fi theme

More details reveal that Call of Duty 2016 will feature space, sci-fi theme

Back in February we reported that the release of Activision's latest quarterly financial report teased "a new innovative Call of Duty title" for release later this year from developer Infinity Ward, along with the speculation that it may feature a space setting — a bit of a departure for the military-themed FPS game. That theory seems to be gaining traction, as new details have emerged that this year's Call of Duty will take place in a far future space setting, complete with sci-fi elements.

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Minecraft on mobile will soon get command blocks, mods

Minecraft on mobile will soon get command blocks, mods

Minecraft is popular, perhaps even notorious, for all the expressions of creativity and man hours lost in its open-ended, blocky, digital world. It is, however, perhaps a little known secret that that isn't the case for all versions of Minecraft. The original PC, not Windows 10, version of the game holds all those promises, but the mobile "Pocket Edition" and Windows 10 edition, which is a lot like the mobile edition, are a lot less capable. The wheels of change are turning, however, and soon those two versions will also be just as powerful.

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‘Left 4 Dead 2’ is now backwards compatible on Xbox One

‘Left 4 Dead 2’ is now backwards compatible on Xbox One

The game Left 4 Dead 2 is now backwards compatible on the Xbox One, Microsoft’s Larry Hryb announced today. The game can be picked up from the Microsoft Store online, where it resides at about 5GB and costs $19.99 USD. This is the latest Xbox One Backward Compatibility addition, allowing Xbox One owners to play select Xbox 360 games on the newer console. A large roster of games are already backwards compatible on Xbox One, and the number continues to grow regularly.

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Razer Ripsaw is a game capture card for ALL your devices

Razer Ripsaw is a game capture card for ALL your devices

Well, MOST of your devices, that is to say, will be able to stream content through the Razer Ripsaw. This is a game capture device - a box with ports - that is made to work with your PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, or Nintendo Wii U. You can also use the box to stream content from a Razer Forge TV or an older console - like the PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360. Razer Ripsaw has component cables for the whole lot in the box.

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Nintendo’s Miitomo app is coming to the US this week

Nintendo’s Miitomo app is coming to the US this week

Nintendo is one of the few companies that has been absent on our mobile phones. The most obvious reason for that is fact that they absolutely dominate the handheld gaming market with the 3DS. That's why it was so surprising when the company announced their first smartphone app, Miitomo. And now we finally have a release date for the US, and it's coming up quick.

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Quantum Break lets you turn off copyrighted audio for YouTube videos

Quantum Break lets you turn off copyrighted audio for YouTube videos

In the early days, posting on YouTube was pretty simple, and you rarely worried about having your video taken down. These days, if the wind blows the wrong way, you could find your video deleted, or even your channel locked down. It's obviously more important than ever to make sure that you follow all of the rules, if you want to keep your video online. And for those that enjoy doing Let's Plays, developer Remedy is giving you a little help.

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Super Mario World turned into Flappy Bird, all done by hand

Super Mario World turned into Flappy Bird, all done by hand

The one-hit wonder and addictive mobile game Flappy Bird was noted to have a few art assets quite similar to those of a Super Mario game. It was only a matter of time, then, that things come full circle. Popular for being one of the most hackable games, Super Mario World, the SNES version, has been modded through code injection to run a totally new level that plays like Flappy Bird, with the eponymous hero as the bird. While that might sound unexciting at first, the whole process was actually done manually through a series of carefully calculated moves, using nothing but a controller.

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PlayStation VR may come to PC one day, says Sony

PlayStation VR may come to PC one day, says Sony

When Sony announced the price of the PlayStation VR headset, many people got pretty excited. Even when you factor in the cost of the Move controllers and camera, it still comes out to be the cheapest of the non-mobile VR headsets. Of course, you'll be tied to the PlayStation 4, for now.

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