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Gaming

Xbox Live Gold members can play 'Forza Horizon,' more for free in September

Microsoft's Larry Hryb, known to gamers as Major Nelson, has revealed the free games to Xbox Live Gold subscribers next month. The games include Forza Horizon, Mirror's Edge, Assassin's Creed Chronicles: China, and Earthlock:…
Gaming

Why the first Apple Watch RPG isn’t worth your time

Cosmos Rings, an Apple Watch exclusive role-playing game from the makers of Final Fantasy, doesn’t play to the platform’s strengths.
Cool Tech

Rubik's Cube-like device lights up, lets you play 'Snake' in three dimensions

A new Kickstarter project called QCoo is a portable Rubik’s Cube-style object that lets you play a number of games -- including Snake -- courtesy of a smart sensor and a bunch of LEDs.
Gaming

Looking to kill some time? Microsoft Solitaire Collection coming to iOS, Android

If you feel like your smartphone or tablet doesn't help you waste enough time already, the Microsoft Solitaire Collection is coming to iOS and Android to help you out. It's currently entering a beta test phase with insiders, but will soon…
Computing

AMD reveals the naked details of its new ‘Zen’ processor architecture

AMD has disclosed major technical details behind its "Zen" processor core technology that will be used in its upcoming line of "Summit Ridge" processors. The first product will arrive in the form of desktop CPUs for "enthusiasts."
Gaming

‘Halo 5: Forge’ to bring mapmaking to first-person shooter on Windows 10

Forge, a level-creation toolkit for 343 Industries' multiplayer first-person shooter Halo 5, will launch for Windows 10 PCs next month with an array of platform-specific tweaks and improvements.
Virtual Reality

Feel the shape and firmness of virtual objects with this exoskeleton for VR

When you pick up an object in virtual reality, you can't feel its shape. That could change with Dexmo. Force-feedback makes objects feel real, giving you the ability to feel both shape and firmness.
Gaming

WaveLand takes mechanic from ‘Super Smash Bros. Melee’ into single-player realm

A Kickstarter has launched for WaveLand, a game built entirely on wavedashing, a mechanic found in Super Smash Bros. Melee. It's a technical, speedrun-focused game that tasks players with completing levels as fast as possible.
Podcasts

Close to the Metal Ep. 9: Will Deus Ex: Mankind Divided also divide PC gamers? 37:41

PC gamers love to play games with all the details turned up. But as Deus Ex: Mankind Divided proves, there's been a recent uptick in the load maxed-out games demand. Do gamers need to prepare for a costly upgrade?
Gaming

Analyze 'em all: Latest 'Pokémon Go' update adds Pokémon Appraisal system

Team leaders Candela, Blanche, and Spark are now on hand to give trainers appraisals of their monsters in the latest update to Pokémon Go, as Niantic attempts to draw players back to the app.
Gaming

Latest Humble Bundle serves up digital PlayStation 4, PS3 games

Humble Bundle's latest pay-what-you-want digital compilation includes a broad selection of console titles from publisher Capcom, including standouts like Resident Evil HD, Devil May Cry HD Collection, and Mega Man 9 and 10.
Gaming

Footage of canceled ‘GoldenEye’ remake for Xbox Live reveals what could have been

A remake of the classic Nintendo 64 shooter GoldenEye was reportedly in development for Xbox Live — no, not the one that actually saw the light of day — and new footage shows us just what could have been.