Daily Archives: March 29, 2019

Valve’s VR headset is called Index, and it’s coming soon

Without any sort of announcement, a teaser for the Valve Index has appeared on Steam. It is clearly Valve's VR headset. (A point of clarification: The HTC Vive is commonly considered 'Valve's headset' because it's the primary SteamVR headset, but it's made by HTC. Valve's headset has been rumored for a while, and became just about a sure thing when convincing-looking images leaked last November. (Also it'd be a bit weird to announce a VR headset that looks just like those leaked photos as a joke

By | 2019-03-29T23:29:58+00:00 March 29th, 2019|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Whoops, Google might have leaked the new Nest Hub Max smart speaker

Whoops, Google might’ve just leaked the new Nest Hub Max, a new smart speaker that has a 10-inch HD screen, a built-in Nest security camera and stereo speakers. The description for the new smart home hub appeared for a brief moment on Google’s Connected Home section of its storefront before it was spotted by Android Police, who was kind enough to take screenshots of the product before Google scrambled all the information. According to the information Android Police found, the speaker looks like

By | 2019-03-29T22:39:15+00:00 March 29th, 2019|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Valve wants a do-over with Artifact

Things have not gone well for Valve's much-publicized CCG Artifact since its November 2018 release. It's a remarkable decline, particularly for Valve, which had positioned Artifact as the vanguard of its return to game development. Artifact represents the largest discrepancy between our expectations for how one of our games would be received and the actual outcome. Artifact now represents an opportunity for us to improve our craft and use that knowledge to build better games." "Moving forward, w

By | 2019-03-29T22:21:23+00:00 March 29th, 2019|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Skyrim Grandma Shirley Curry will be in The Elder Scrolls 6

YouTube sensation Shirley Curry, also known as 'Skyrim Grandma', will be immortalized in The Elder Scrolls 6, Bethesda has announced. Curry will appear in the game as an NPC as the result of a fan petition, as revealed during The Elder Scrolls 25th anniversary stream. "This means a lot to me," Curry says in the anniversary video (at the 8:40 mark), "because I would be extremely happy to know that somebody else was playing with my character in a future Elder Scrolls game." Curry became an interne

By | 2019-03-29T22:14:07+00:00 March 29th, 2019|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Man responsible for fatal 2017 swatting sentenced to 20 years in jail

The man who instigated a 2017 swatting that resulted in the death of a bystander at the hands of police has been sentenced to 20 years in prison. The sentence is double that of the ten years recommended by guidelines, according to this AP report, but was handed down as part of a deal in which 26-year-old Tyler Barriss pleaded guilty to 51 federal charges related to fake calls and threats. When Gaskill discovered that Barriss was trying to track him down, he provided an old address—Finch's—and da

By | 2019-03-29T21:35:10+00:00 March 29th, 2019|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Risk of Rain 2 already kicks ass, just don’t play it alone

Risk of Rain 2 transfers the same iterative roguelike loop into the body of a third-person shooter and pulls it off with surprising finesse. Risk of Rain 2 feels close to matching that from the start, so I'm looking forward to the compounding mayhem that (hopefully) awaits. Singing in the painRisk of Rain 2's shift to a third-person perspective has one major downside. The looming scale and drama resulting from the grounded third-person perspective makes the original game look like a pathetic ant

By | 2019-03-29T21:07:05+00:00 March 29th, 2019|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

AirPower canceled: Apple says wireless charging mat wasn’t up to standards

We've been checking for the Apple AirPower release date every day, but there's no need to do that anymore, as Apple has officially canceled the project altogether. AirPower, the wireless charging mat Apple revealed a year and a half ago, first showed up at the iPhone X launch event. It promised to Qi-charge three devices at once anywhere you laid them down on the mat. Well, over the last 18 months, we went without an official AirPower status update and never got our hands-on time with the ambiti

By | 2019-03-29T20:39:38+00:00 March 29th, 2019|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Anno 1800 will be an Epic Store exclusive, but can be pre-purchased on Steam until launch

Ubisoft announced today that the upcoming historical strategy game Anno 1800 will be an Epic Games Store exclusive. As with Metro Exodus, anyone who has pre-purchased the game on Steam will receive it there. But unlike Metro, Anno 1800 will remain available for pre-purchase on Steam right up to the scheduled launch date: It will only be removed from Steam after that. "Sales of Anno 1800 will be discontinued on Steam after April 16th due to a publisher decision to make the game exclusive to anoth

By | 2019-03-29T20:15:55+00:00 March 29th, 2019|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

This guy is making real versions of Sekiro’s crazy weapons, like the spring-loaded axe

Sekiro, the titular shinobi, has a special Shinobi Prosthetic arm that can be modified with all kinds of wicked tools. His name is Colin Furze and earlier this month, he partnered with Activision and FromSoftware to create functional versions of Sekiro's very dangerous weapons. So far he's only completed the Shinobi Axe of the Monkey and the Iron Fortress tools, but both are incredibly impressive to watch in action. The Iron Fortress shield is less impressive to me—if only because making a shiel

By | 2019-03-29T19:35:59+00:00 March 29th, 2019|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments
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