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Twitch analytics now tell casters how many new subscribers are Prime subs

Twitch Prime subscribers are a contentious topic for the community; a group of newcomers who streamers can’t particularly rely on to stick around, but want their support nonetheless. Twitch’s newly updated analytics page will now tell streamers exactly how many Twitch Prime subscribers versus regular subscribers they’ve gained over a specific period. Twitch Prime subscribers are all the rage these days, and it’s been a divisive aspect of Twitch’s growth in the past few months. “This deal that Am

By | 2018-04-18T17:00:00+00:00 April 18th, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Empires of EVE: Volume 2, the EVE Online history book, crowdfunded in a matter of hours

Empires of EVE author Andrew Groen has successfully crowdfunded the second volume of his non-fiction 'A History of the Great Wars of EVE Online' series. Launched on Kickstarter earlier today—the opening day of EVE Fanfest 2018—the project reached its £8,813/$12,500 goal in just a few hours. Billed as a "chronicle of the incredible history of EVE Online" from 2009-2016, Empires of EVE's Volume 2 is a standalone sequel to the events of its forerunner. "Readers do not need to be EVE players to enjo

By | 2018-04-12T17:31:44+00:00 April 12th, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Steam Machines, SteamOS not dead, says Valve

Valve had partnered with major brands in PC gaming hardware, such as Asus, Alienware and Gigabyte, to develop the all-in-one boxes on the premise they would bring the Steam PC gaming experience into living rooms. But that was partially undone by Steam Link, which was announced in March 2015 and launched alongside Steam Machines that November. Valve has never released any official sales figures for Steam Machines. There is still a page for Steam Machines, even if it’s no longer in the “hardware”

By | 2018-04-03T17:00:00+00:00 April 3rd, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Steam Machines, SteamOS not dead, says Valve

Valve had partnered with major brands in PC gaming hardware, such as Asus, Alienware and Gigabyte, to develop the all-in-one boxes on the premise they would bring the Steam PC gaming experience into living rooms. But that was partially undone by Steam Link, which was announced in March 2015 and launched alongside Steam Machines that November. Valve has never released any official sales figures for Steam Machines. There is still a page for Steam Machines, even if it’s no longer in the “hardware”

By | 2018-04-03T17:00:00+00:00 April 3rd, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Calvin and Hobbes, and Bloom County, titans of newspaper comics pages, team up

Calvin and Hobbes and Bloom County crossed over today in a throwback comics-page mega-team-up 30 years in the making. The strip, titled “Calvin County,” ran today on Bloom County creator Berke Breathed’s Facebook page. Bloom County, syndicated by the Washington Post Writer’s Group, began in late 1980 and ran until August 6, 1989. At its peak, Calvin and Hobbes doubled the readership of Bloom County, appearing in 2,400 newspapers. I really admired Richard Craver and how cool he was and I vowed we

By | 2018-03-31T17:00:00+00:00 March 31st, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Calvin and Hobbes, and Bloom County, titans of newspaper comics pages, team up

Calvin and Hobbes and Bloom County crossed over today in a throwback comics-page mega-team-up 30 years in the making. The strip, titled “Calvin County,” ran today on Bloom County creator Berke Breathed’s Facebook page. Bloom County, syndicated by the Washington Post Writer’s Group, began in late 1980 and ran until August 6, 1989. At its peak, Calvin and Hobbes doubled the readership of Bloom County, appearing in 2,400 newspapers. I really admired Richard Craver and how cool he was and I vowed we

By | 2018-03-31T17:00:00+00:00 March 31st, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

What are page and swap files and how big should they be?

The swap file and the page file perform essentially the same function. One of the swap file's primary functions is to provide a page space for Windows Apps from the Windows Store. The swap file co-exists alongside the page file and is much smaller in size, taking up only a few hundred megabytes of space at most. If you want to check the size of your swap file, it’s listed as swafile.sys in the Windows file tree. Below are instructions for changing your page file, and how big it should be.

By | 2018-03-25T18:45:25+00:00 March 25th, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Itch.io says it’s ‘not super-interested’ in replacing human curators with algorithms

Curation, as Itch.io explained in a recent blog post, "is the act of selecting games to highlight and present to customers." But Itch.io, content director Spencer Hayes explained, is "not super-interested" in taking that approach. "An over-reliance on algorithms typically narrows down recommendations to only the most 'profitable' games and has historically worked to the detriment of marginalized groups. Itch.io content director Spencer Hayes: "An over-reliance on algorithms typically narrows dow

By | 2018-03-16T13:17:09+00:00 March 16th, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

AMD Ryzen 2nd Generation may launch on April 19

It seems that pre-order pages for AMD Ryzen 2nd Generation processors popped a little early revealing the price and April 19 arrival of several chips. Videocardz picked up on several pre-order pages going live in North America and Europe that included listings for the six-core, 12-thread Ryzen 5 2600 and 2600X, as well as an eight-core, 16-thread Ryzen 7 2700 and Ryzen 7 2700X. A screenshot of an Amazon.de pre-order page for the Ryzen 5 2600X shows a potential April 19 release date. If true, thi

By | 2018-03-16T08:17:32+00:00 March 16th, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Chucklefish to publish space station sim Starmancer

Dwarf Fortress-inspired space sim Starmancer caught Austin's eye last month with its promise of modular space station building and deep colony management, and he wasn't the only one to take notice. Chucklefish Games, which published Stardew Valley, has picked up the project, it announced on Twitter this week. As well as Stardew Valley, the company has published games like Risk of Rain and developed Starbound , the procedurally-generated 2D space sandbox game. It has decided to back Starmancer af

By | 2018-03-11T10:27:03+00:00 March 11th, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments
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