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So You Want To Stream Retro Consoles Huh?

The mere fact you are reading this article means one thing, you are curious. The question is how curious? Some people out in the wide yonder, spend 10 Grand pimping out a car that the book price may be 7K on. It’s true, they will likely never earn their money back, however I’m not going to tell you that. You lucky pup. You actually could – or die trying. Streaming retro consoles ... »

Assassin’s Creed Syndicate time-lapse: world in motion

Time of day dynamic lighting has returned to the Assassin's Creed series in its latest outing - and we thought we'd make the most out of it. Over the course of the last week, one of our PlayStation 4s has been attached to a spare capture system, patien... »

Watch: Should games be made about 9/11?

This week, Kotaku published an excellent summary of [08:46], a "VR experience" that takes place in the North Tower of the World Trade Centre on the morning of the 9/11 attacks. The article (and [08:46] itself) sparked a lot of debate in the Eurogamer o... »

Rich Stanton on: From Billions to Bedrooms

It took my Xbox One more than a day to download Halo 5 on an extremely fast connection: the power of the cloud, eh? It felt like I was back on the Dreamcast. But let's be honest, slow downloads are the least of Xbox One's problems: last week I read an ... »

SXSW adds Online Harassment Summit after canceling panels due to threats

UPDATE 13/11/2015 7.40pm The original speakers from Level Up: Overcoming Harassment in Games have confirmed that they'll be attending SXSW's Online Harassment Summit after the conflicting panel, SavePoint - A Discussion on the Gaming Community, was mov... »

PlayStation Plus November free games revealed

UPDATE 4.45pm: November's other PlayStation Plus games include the excellent Mass Effect 2 and Beyond Good & Evil on PlayStation 3, plus Invizimals on Vita and Dragon Fin Soup across PS3, PS4 and Vita.ORIGINAL STORY 4.00pm: Sony has detailed two P... »

Watch: Fallout 4’s Pip-Boy edition – what’s it like?

Look, there's no way to say this without sounding horribly smug so I apologise in advance, but we've got a Fallout 4 Pip-Boy edition. The chunky plastic cuff is undoubtedly striking and the attention to detail is impressive, but is it comfortable enoug... »

Here’s the official, Halo lore explanation for why Cortana is naked

Halo franchise chief Frank O'Connor was asked recently why Cortana is naked. It turns out, developer 343 has thought about this, and there's an actual lore explanation.O'Connor says Cortana chooses to appear naked in order to gain the upper hand during... »

Eagle-eyed Steam users rewarded for reading small print

Reading a game's EULA (End User License Agreement) is usually the last thing on your mind when getting a new game.But 100 eagle-eyed Steam users have now discovered a secret reward in the install documentation of role-playing game Divinity: Original S... »

Civilization Revolution 2 Plus hits PS Vita this December

Civilization Revolution 2 Plus comes out on PS Vita on 3rd December, 2K has announced.The turn-based strategy game is based upon Civilization Revolution 2, which launched on iOS and Android platforms in 2014.The game features an interface designed for ... »

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