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Is Downloading Retro Video Game ROMs Ever Legal?

August 18th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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There’s nothing quite like reliving your childhood with your favourite retro games, but are emulators and ROMs legal? The internet will give you a lot of answers, but we talked to a lawyer to get a more definitive answer. To find out, we talked with Derek E. Bambauer, who teaches Internet law and intellectual property at […]

Nintendo’s Classic Mini is a tiny NES with 30 games

July 15th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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That dusty old NES in your attic might be rife with nostalgic memories, but it’s a pain to drag out of its box whenever you get the hankering for a rousing game of Super Mario Bros. 3. Nintendo totally gets it, as well as the fact that you might want something a little more convenient […]

Google’s Best Hidden Games and “Easter Eggs”

July 4th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Google is known for throwing Easter Eggs—hidden games, tricks, and other fun things—into its products. At one point or another, I’m sure you’ve seen some of these little things, whether it’s the Android version icons or one of the many hidden games in Chrome. Today, we’re going to talk about some of our favourites from Chrome, […]

How to Save Big Money on PC Games

June 24th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Thanks to the frequent sales, PC games just cost less than console games. If you’re patient and know the tricks, you can save quite a bit of money. Almost every game seems to regularly go on sale. Since Steam started holding their regular holiday sales, the sales are coming thicker and faster than ever. From […]

E3: Finally some progress on diversity?

June 16th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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If the act of improving diversity in video games needs a motto, how about this: “I just don’t think that women should fight in bras on the battlefield.” It’s really rather good, I think. Paul Wedgwood, chief executive of games studio Splash Damage, was highlighting what he sees as an unquestionable absurdity: women are sometimes […]

What You Need to Know About Vulkan, Which Promises Faster Games on Every Platform

April 1st, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Microsoft’s DirectX 12 and Apple’s Metal are next-generation graphics platforms. They provide lower-level access to graphics hardware, allowing game programmers to squeeze more performance out of the hardware. Vulkan is the cross-platform answer to Microsoft and Apple’s technologies. As Vulkan is cross-platform, it brings this next-generation graphics technology to Google’s Android, Valve’s SteamOS, Linux, all versions […]

How Much RAM Does Your Computer Need for PC Games?

March 14th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Unlike a faster CPU or graphics card, more memory (aka RAM) won’t always speed up your games. If you already have enough RAM, adding more won’t make a difference. So how much RAM do you need for modern PC gaming, anyway? This is a crucial question whether you’re purchasing a gaming computer, buying RAM whilebuilding […]

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