Red Dead Redemption 2’s PC port ties gameplay mechanics to framerate, users claim

If you’re a PC gamer with a high-end rig, you’re probably familiar with the wonders of high refresh-rate gaming. The feeling of smoothness you feel whilst gaming at 120, 144, or even 240 FPS can be quite fantastic, and it’s pretty tough to give up. Unfortunately, some games force you Continue Reading

Amazon is disputing Pentagon’s decision to offer $10 billion contract to Microsoft

The big picture: Amazon seems to think that given its dominance in the cloud space, it would have made perfect sense that the government choose them instead of one of the smaller competitors. The company will protest the decision in court as it believes it contains some political elements of Continue Reading

Colin Furze made a real-life version of Junkrat’s RIP-tire from Overwatch

What just happened? Overwatch maker Blizzard recently commissioned Internet mad scientist Colin Furze to create a real-life version of Junkrat’s RIP-tire from Overwatch. Unsurprisingly to anyone, Furze succeeded in grand fashion. The RIP-tire, for those unfamiliar, is essentially a remote-controlled tire bomb unicycle weapon thing… with giant spikes. As you’ll Continue Reading

Los Angeles DA issues ‘juice-jacking’ malware warning without cause

The big question: Officials in Southern California have issued an advisory declaring public smartphone charging stations unsafe. It believes the convenient plug-in kiosks could infect users with malware. However, it has no instances to point to where this has happened. So are they just crying wolf, or is there a Continue Reading

Former Apple chip execs launch startup to take on AMD, Intel in the data center

In brief: Nuvia’s goal is to take the lessons the team learned from developing mobile processors for battery-powered devices and apply them to electricity-hungry data centers. Efficiency gains could be highly attractive to data center operators. Look out AMD and Intel, there’s a new competitor in town. Three former semiconductor Continue Reading

NPD October report: Outer Worlds performing well, Call of Duty best-selling game of year so far

In a nutshell: Industry research firm NPD Group has released its report on video game spending for the month of October, and it’s good news for The Outer Worlds. Obsidian’s RPG was the second best-selling game in US last month, beaten only by the latest entry in the always popular Continue Reading