Gaming

Lenovo’s “VR Ready” gaming PC is a potent portable console killer

Lenovo’s “VR Ready” gaming PC is a potent portable console killer

Lenovo's newest gaming PC might look like a Cylon's robot dog best-friend, but the IdeaCentre Y710 Cube is actually aimed at gamers looking to take 4K play out with them. Launched today at Gamescon 2016 in Germany, the diminutive desktop has an integrated carry handle for toting it between LAN parties or wherever you might want to demonstrate the latest virtual reality rig like Oculus or HTC Vive.

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Lenovo IdeaCentre AIO Y910 puts legit gaming specs in 17.3 QHD all-in-one

Lenovo IdeaCentre AIO Y910 puts legit gaming specs in 17.3 QHD all-in-one

Can an all-in-one PC really cut mustard as a gaming machine? Lenovo's new IdeaCentre AIO Y910 wants to demonstrate it can, packing the scant space behind a 17.3-inch display with the sort of processor and graphics that wouldn't be embarrassed in a regular desktop at your friendly neighborhood LAN party.

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NVIDIA GTX 10 Notebooks revealed: not just “M” anymore

NVIDIA GTX 10 Notebooks revealed: not just “M” anymore

Today NVIDIA revealed their next-generation graphics processing technology - the GTX 10 series - hitting notebooks. The full GTX 10 graphics card series is coming to notebooks - no "M" included. "This is something we've wanted to do for years," said Mark Aevermann, Product Lead, NVIDIA Notebooks. "If you take the very same notebook that was available in Maxwell and you compare it to the same notebook with Pascal, you see a 70% increase in performance."

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Fallout 4 Nuka-World release date revealed alongside new gameplay trailer

Fallout 4 Nuka-World release date revealed alongside new gameplay trailer

Development on Fallout 4 is set to wrap up with the release of its final DLC pack, Nuka-World, and judging from the add-on's newest gameplay trailer, it would appear that Bethesda is planning to go out with a bang. In fact, as Nuka-World puts players in the middle of their own wasteland theme park, we'll probably be treated to several bings, bangs, and booms as Bethesda gives us its final piece of DLC content.

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Battlefield 1 open beta arrives August 31

Battlefield 1 open beta arrives August 31

The Battlefield 1 open beta will launch on August 31 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC gamers, EA and studio DICE have announced. The open beta will present gamers with Sinai Desert, a new map, as well as the Rush and Conquest modes. Anyone who signs up before August 21 as a Battlefield Insider will also have the possibility of getting early access to the beta. As well, players will get an early look at the open beta gameplay on August 16 via a scheduled broadcast on Twitch.

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Pokemon GO permanent ban : new soft rules and reasons why

Pokemon GO permanent ban : new soft rules and reasons why

Am I banned from Pokemon GO? It's a question many gamers that've been playing in ways not quite "on the level" have been asking lately. Niantic has begun taking grander measures to destroy attempts to bypass their listed intentions with the game - especially those that include not actually playing the game on foot. Users that move around the Pokemon GO universe without moving their feet are subject to ban. Niantic is finding new and more innovative ways to find these people out before they move on to new techniques themselves. We've worked with several developers to find a variety of reasons why a person might be banned, how they'll have been detected, and what their punishment will end up being.

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No Man’s Sky PC disaster reminds us why we should stop pre-ordering games

No Man’s Sky PC disaster reminds us why we should stop pre-ordering games

In case you missed the news, No Man's Sky launched on PC last week, and the version that appeared on Steam and GOG was in rough shape. Users reported a whole slew of problems with the game, from frame rate hitching even on overpowered rigs to frequent crashes. The backlash against developer Hello Games was swift and widespread, with angry purchasers tanking the game's Steam user rating almost immediately. All the while, gamers who have been through this before held it up as an example of why we should no longer pre-order video games.

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Minecraft for Oculus Rift download available now

Minecraft for Oculus Rift download available now

Minecraft has been released for the virtual universe - it's now out for play on the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset as "Minecraft for Rift" through the Oculus Store. For users that already have the Minecraft Windows 10 Edition Beta, the update and upgrade to Minecraft for Rift is free - otherwise the game will cost users a cool $10 USD. This game is now available to explore "simultaneously, cross platform" on a wide variety of platforms: Oculus Rift, Samsung Gear VR, iOS (iPhone, iPad), Android, and Windows 10.

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Final Fantasy 15 delay confirmed, now launching in November

Final Fantasy 15 delay confirmed, now launching in November

Earlier rumors concerning the fate of Final Fantasy 15 have been confirmed, with the game's director, Hajime Tabata, taking to YouTube to announce that the game has been delayed until November. While Final Fantasy 15 was originally scheduled to launch worldwide on September 30, it will now be released on November 29, two months after the original launch date.

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Pokemon GO Reddit cheats, IV calculators, and egg chart news

Pokemon GO Reddit cheats, IV calculators, and egg chart news

This morning we're running down the current still-active Pokemon GO cheats, maps, IV calculators, and everything in-between. Before we go any further, it's important to point out that we're not encouraging anyone - especially legit Pokemon GO gamers - to go out and use these cheats, hacks, and/or guide points for the game. We're reporting their existence so that everyone knows that they exist - and that it's inevitable that gamers around the world are making use of them.

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Pokemon Snap lands on Wii U Virtual Console in Europe this week

Pokemon Snap lands on Wii U Virtual Console in Europe this week

If Pokemon GO or all of this news about Pokemon Sun and Moon has you feeling a little bit nostalgic, then here's a bit of good news: Pokemon Snap will be launching on the Wii U Virtual Console in Europe later this week. As announced by Nintendo of Europe on Twitter, Pokemon Snap will be arriving on Thursday, August 18, though details on pricing are still nowhere to be seen.

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Pokemon GO’s Combat Power ranking revealed

Pokemon GO’s Combat Power ranking revealed

Although battling doesn't have the same key role in Pokemon GO as it does in the game or the TV series (at least not yet), a Pokemon's Combat Power or CP is still an important metric in choosing which Pokemon to keep or ignore, especially when you're intent on duking it out in gyms. But if you've ever wondered how high your Pokemon can go, GamePress has a nifty list that ranks all 150 species according to their CP. Unsurprisingly, the ones with highest CP points are the Pokemon you can't yet catch.

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