Daily Archives: October 9, 2019

It takes two: Why doppelgänger movies are making a comeback

The movie externalises Jung’s teachings about the duality of man, quite literally in the form of two very different Paul Rudds facing off. So what is it that makes the doppelgänger such a timeless storytelling trope, and an idea that filmmakers keep returning to again and again? Further still, we can travel back thousands of years to find doppelgänger tales in the mythologies of Medieval Europe, Ancient Greece, and Native America. Ironically, that could open up the door to the exact kind of iden

By | 2019-10-09T23:15:13+00:00 October 9th, 2019|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Our predictions for the biggest games and surprises for the rest of 2019

We're looking backwards to think about our games of the year and prepping for some big events, like BlizzCon and the launch of Google Stadia. Here's how we think the rest of 2019 is going to play out—the stories and games you'll be reading about on PC Gamer in November and December. Or alternatively, "Buying games on Stadia and streaming for 'free' at 1080p is more than sufficient." But Microsoft is still working on its Project XCloud, and that could very well overshadow any buzz Google Stadia g

By | 2019-10-09T23:13:59+00:00 October 9th, 2019|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

The best Apple Watch 5 prices and deals in October 2019

To help you wade through all the offers we've listed the best Apple Watch 5 prices and deals that are happening now. We've listed both models below, along with the Apple Nike Watch 5 with comparison charts to ensure you get the best price. The best Black Friday Apple Watch 5 dealsWhile finding discounts for the Apple Watch 5 are extremely rare, we're hoping to see the smartwatch on sale during Black Friday 2019. The Apple Nike watch allows you to track your workouts and listen to audio-guided ru

By | 2019-10-09T23:13:49+00:00 October 9th, 2019|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

This gaming monitor’s specs are based on a survey of more than 2,000 potential buyers

Eve, a company that crowd-developed an alternative to Microsoft's Surface, has once again put design decisions in the hands of potential buyers to come up with the Eve Spectrum, the world's first crowd-developed gaming monitor. Spectrum (not to be confused with the cable company) is the result of more than 2,000 surveyed people saying Eve's next project after the Surface competitor should be a gaming monitor. Overall, though, the specs look good for a gaming display. Interestingly, the panel on

By | 2019-10-09T23:13:32+00:00 October 9th, 2019|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Epic Games says it won’t punish Fortnite players for political speech

Perhaps sensing an opening, Epic Games has now waded into the fray, telling The Verge that Fortnite players are free to speak their minds without fear of punishment. "Epic supports everyone’s right to express their views on politics and human rights," a rep told the site. "We wouldn’t ban or punish a Fortnite player or content creator for speaking on these topics." Still, it's a sweeping promise which could very well be tested by players in the future. Because the statement generally covers "pol

By | 2019-10-09T23:11:57+00:00 October 9th, 2019|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Apex Legends’ mysterious loot vaults can now be unlocked

When the new World's Edge map went live in Apex Legends, it brought with it a new feature in the form of mysterious locked vaults. A countdown timer suggested that they would become unlockable at 1 pm ET today, although according to Polygon the light went green a little ahead of schedule. Either way, it's now possible to get inside, although it'll take a little effort and a little luck to open them up. A key card is required to unlock the vaults, which drop randomly from the drones that buzz aro

By | 2019-10-09T23:11:47+00:00 October 9th, 2019|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Google thinks Stadia will have less lag than your PC in two years

(Image credit: Google)In an interview with Edge Magazine, Google's VP of engineering Madj Bakar claims Google Stadia will be superior to gaming on desktops and other local hardware "in a year or two." Google wants to use machine learning to play your game for you, in a sense. It's the next stage of aim assist, maybe: button press assist. But if Stadia can predict what buttons the player is going to press, how accurate is that? According to one game developer, Google wants to use something akin t

By | 2019-10-09T23:11:38+00:00 October 9th, 2019|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Why is Apple selling Xbox One controllers? Apple Arcade

Apple has just delivered Apple Arcade across the range of its devices from iPhones to MacBooks running iOS 13 or macOS 10.15 Catalina. Apple had a long presentation on Apple Arcade when more was shown off during the iPhone 11 launch earlier this year. Some of the games Apple has for Apple Arcade are impressive looking, such as the almost-too-Zelda-esque series Oceanhorn. Apple's decision to sell the Xbox controller alongside the launch of Apple Arcade makes it feel like Apple isn't quite so cert

By | 2019-10-09T23:11:30+00:00 October 9th, 2019|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Blizzard employees staged a walkout over Hearthstone Grandmaster’s suspension

A purported photo of the walkout was posted to the Hearthstone subreddit yesterday by someone claiming to be a Blizzard employee. The walkout isn't the only way that Blizzard employees have used the Orc statue to express their displeasure with the company's "appeasement," as Hearthstone personality Brian Kibler put it earlier today, of Chinese authorities. Yesterday, employees covered up inscriptions on the statue saying "Think Globally" and "Every Voice Matters." Not everyone at Blizzard agrees

By | 2019-10-09T23:11:19+00:00 October 9th, 2019|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

The original Half-Life just got patched for some reason

Valve may or may not be working on Half-Life 3. Yesterday—20 years, 10 months, and 19 days after Half-Life was released—Valve released a new update for the game that fixes a surprising number of, admittedly, very minor problems. All this time, for instance, the MP5's singleplayer and multiplayer spread factor has been reversed—how does that happen? The Half-Life patch comes just a couple of weeks after a similar out-of-the-blue update arrived for the not-quite-as-but-still-very-old Half-Life 2.

By | 2019-10-09T23:10:57+00:00 October 9th, 2019|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments
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