#Whaling is the new #Twerking and this video proves it

by Anna Johnsonon April 16, 2014
Whaling is the new visual meme that has taken over Vine, which is Twitter’s mobile app that allows users to create and post short looping video clips. Or, as Vine defines it: “To dive backwards with one’s body in a public or unusual place, like a whale breaching the surface of the ocean.” Whaling has even enticed news […]

Warframe PS4 has around 1.7 million registered users

by Ryan Burgesson April 16, 2014
In a recently released infographic it was found that around 1.7 million Warframe players are on the PS4, this is obviously nowhere near the PC number but it says a lot about free-to-play games. The PS4 version is extremely popular, everywhere I go I see nothing but praise for it. I have only played it […]

PSN is giving away the Infamous: Second Son soundtrack for free

by Ryan Burgesson April 16, 2014
Sucker Punch and Sony have come together to offer the soundtrack to Infamous Second Son for free as a thank you to all the fans of the franchise. Sucker Punch said: Yes, it’s FREE. As a thanks for supporting the spectacular launch of inFAMOUS Second Son, the team at Sucker Punch Productions and PlayStation want […]

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Steams most popular games revealed

by Ryan Burgesson April 15, 2014
In a very interesting article found on Ars Technica, they have managed to get their hands on some rather telling Steam data. I recommend you read the whole article over there as it is a fascinating read but I just want to talk about one specific graph on there. If we take a look at […]

Dead Nation Vita releases today on PSN

by Ryan Burgesson April 15, 2014
Dead Nation Vita is going to be released today in the latest update on PSN, coming in at a very affordable $8. The Playstation Blog says: Like the PS4 version of the game, the PS Vita version has been developed by our friends at Climax Studios, and they’ve faithfully recreated the classic experience of the […]


Candy Crush Developer says free-to-play games are the future

by Ryan Burgesson April 15, 2014
Tommy Palm ‘King Games Guru’ (actual job title) has said in an interview with IGN that free-to-play is the future of video games. In the interview he said: The micro-transaction is so strong and it’s definitely a much better model. I think all companies have to transition over to that. If you talk to many […]

Crysis 1 and 2 multiplayer to go down with Gamespy

by Ryan Burgesson April 15, 2014
Whilst Crysis isn’t exactly known for its stellar multiplayer it is probably not surprising that Crytek won’t be working on a solution to keep it alive for Crysis 1 and 2. Even though the multiplayer communities for these games probably aren’t bustling I hate to see any game lose a major feature. I never played […]


Spirtual successor to Left 4 Dead, Evolve receives new screenshots

by Ryan Burgesson April 14, 2014
Turtle Rock, developers behind the hugely successful Left 4 Dead series announced their new multiplayer shooter Evolve a few months back and now we have received a few more screenshots detailing the creatures we’ll be facing in the game. Here are the shots: I am really looking forward to this game, though it won’t have […]

DirectX with Granite API can reduce shader complexity and memory usage

by Ryan Burgesson April 14, 2014
It looks like this year it will be the battle of the API’s after the DirectX 12 announcement for Xbox One, companies have been capitalising on the weird notion that somehow DX12 will double performance on the Xbox One. Graphine Software seem to be one of these companies piggy backing on the excitement for DX12 […]


Titanfall Xbox 360 boosts sales 220% in the UK

by Ryan Burgesson April 14, 2014
The previous generation crowd are making their voices heard as Titanfall on the Xbox 360 has boosted Titanfall’s sales 220% pushing it back to the top of the UK charts. 70% of the units sold were on the Xbox 360 and it just goes to show that Titanfall wasn’t quite the system seller many thought […]

Jellyfish to become source material for diapers and paper towels

by Raghuvir Dasson April 13, 2014
The jellyfish population is exploding. Jellyfish swarms are increasingly wiping out fish farms and drifting into desalinization plants and the cooling systems of nuclear power plants, causing them to shut down. They’re even outgrowing our appetites, reproducing faster than we can eat them. An Israeli nano tech start up called Cine’al however has come up […]

Minecraft: Pocket Edition sells 21 million copies worldwide

by Ryan Burgesson April 13, 2014
In keeping with Mojang’s rather good track record of their games selling quite a lot the mobile version of Minecraft has pushed over 21 million copies. I haven’t tried the Pocket Edition though from what I heard it wasn’t all that impressive, I am really waiting for the Vita version to come about and then […]


OnLive cuts CloudLift subscription fee by half

by Ryan Burgesson April 13, 2014
Onlive’s CloudLift service that links your Steam account to OnLive so you can stream your games has had it’s price cut in half. Previously to use CloudLift it would have cost you £9.99 now it is a rather tempting £4.95, though that thought may leave your head if you look into the list of games […]

PC gaming has 24 billion dollars estimated yearly revenue

by Ryan Burgesson April 13, 2014
Yesterday at Pax a livestreamed panel was held and the subject matter was “The (Incredible) Future of PC Gaming”, the objective of the panel was to talk about where PC gaming will be going in the next few years. Then a mission statement was shown by Nvidia Director of Technical marketing Tom Petersen: PC Gaming […]


Mongolian nomads go high tech: power tents with solar panels

by Raghuvir Dasson April 12, 2014
Electricity was non existent for Mongolia’s nomadic shepherds. It was hard to contact their children studying in boarding schools, refrigeration was impossible and obtaining weather forecasts, essential for shepherds looking to protect grazing animals was equally difficult. 800,000 of Mongolia’s 2.8 million inhabitants lived exactly like their ancestors. Until 2013 when a new tradition was […]
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U.S and India rank lowest on Facebook transparency report

by Raghuvir Dasson April 12, 2014
According to Facebook’s latest government requests report, India is the world’s largest content censor and the U.S is the world’s largest requester of user data. Taken the other way around though, India is second when it comes to knocking on Facebook’s door for user information whereas the U.S made no demands on content restriction. However […]


Civilisation Beyond Earth leaked

by Ryan Burgesson April 12, 2014
On Neogaf it was found that Civilisation Beyond Earth was accidentally leaked as user miladesn found an ad for the game on Google. Firaxis were to set to announce a new game later today and it would seem that Google beat them to the punch. The original text was in French so Gaffer killercrow translated […]
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NSA knew about the Heartbleed bug and ‘exploited’ it for 2 years

by Matthew Lucason April 12, 2014
Bloomberg is reporting that the NSA knew about the Internet security bug Heartbleed and regularly used it to gather intelligence for at least 2 years. According to two anonymous sources familiar with the matter, the bug was kept secret in the interest of national security, while the agency used it to obtain passwords and other data. Since the bug was first […]


Netflix 4K streaming is live

by Ryan Burgesson April 12, 2014
A couple of days ago Netflix launched their 4K streaming service in Netflix though they have said that it will only be available to newer 4K monitors. If you purchased a 4K TV before the start of this year you may be out of luck as your TV will probably lack the H.265/HEVC decoder needed […]

Trials Fusion to run at 1080p on PS4 and 900p on Xbox One

by Ryan Burgesson April 12, 2014
Ubisoft’s Trials Fusion has been revealed to run at different resolutions on each console and of course it is the PS4 that has won out. This can not keep happening to Microsoft everytime news like this appears it really shows the gulf in hardware power and shows up their much more expensive console. Of course […]

Nanoparticles in consumer products could pose risk to DNA

by Raghuvir Dasson April 11, 2014
One theory attributes the decline of the Roman Empire to their overuse of lead in food and daily life. Their water pipes were made of lead, they used lead based paints and lead compounds in their medicines. They prepared their food in lead containers. As it turns out this theory was wholly overblown, the ancient […]