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3D web content may get a lift from DirectX, Apple's Metal, and Vulkan

One of the big problems in gaming is incompatibility. A game written for Windows and DirectX won't work on Macs or Android devices. Vulkan games work on Android, but not on Apple devices, which has its own Metal API.

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50% off Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration For PlayStation 4 - Deal Alert

Includes over 50 hours of gameplay, and all-new content created to celebrate 20 years of the iconic Lara Croft. And for the first time in franchise history, players can explore the world through Lara’s eyes with the game's VR support....

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How to watch 3D movies and use the external hard drive on PlayStation 4

Sony has released a software update for PlayStation 4 that brings support for external hard drives.

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7% off Corsair STRAFE RGB Mechanical Gaming Backlit Multicolor Keyboard - Deal Alert

Corsair Gaming takes the power of Cherry MX German engineering one step further. Cherry MX Red switches have the responsiveness you need for perfectly executing double and triple taps, and there’s no audible click or tactile “bump.”

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Experience HBO’s escape rooms at SXSW 2017

Escape from Veep, Silicon Valley, and Game of Thrones in the HBO Experience at South by Southwest. They aren't easy!

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The Gatorade Experience at SXSW 2017

Jimmy Conrad channels his inner athlete at the Gatorade Combine at SXSW 2017. Practice your Heisman, and remember to stretch!

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16% off AVerCapture HD 1080p Game Stream Video Capture Device - Deal Alert

Stream and record Xbox, PlayStation, WiiU, Nintendo Switch, or NES Classic Edition console gameplay in full HD 1080p with H.264 hardware encoder. Record retroactively with TimeShift. Share directly to YouTube, Twitch and others.

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55% off Gears of War 4 for Xbox One - Deal Alert

A new saga begins for one of the most acclaimed video game franchises in history. After narrowly escaping an attack on their village, JD Fenix and his friends, Kait and Del, must rescue the ones they love and discover the source of a...

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Life Of Us VR Hands-On

Join host Jimmy Conrad as he gets to play through the "evolutionary" VR experience, The Life of Us at SXSW 2017. Warning: may contain dancing, and fire-breathing pterodactyls.

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20% off Pre-order of Mass Effect Andromeda - Deal Alert

For a limited time, if you're an Amazon Prime Member (or have a free trial) you can pre-order you'll see the price drop an extra 20% on Mass Effect Andromeda - PC, PlayStation 4 or Xbox One.

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50% off Corsair Gaming MM300 Anti-Fray Cloth Gaming Mouse Pad - Deal Alert

The Corsair Gaming MM300 is a high endurance cloth mouse mat for high-DPI gaming mice. Reinforced stitched edges guard against surface peeling, while the textile-weaved surface gives superior control for lethal in-game accuracy.

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Should Apple turn the iPhone into a Nintendo Switch?

Nintendo’s new Switch console is selling like hotcakes. Should Apple turn the iPhone into its own version of the Switch?

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Zombie crawlers, cardboard boxes, and space submarines: The best of Alt.Ctrl.GDC2017

Custom game controls shine at GDC's Alt.Ctrl exhibit.

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Nintendo Switch introduces a new concept for consoles

Nintendo Switch runs on open source FreeBSD kernel and uses many open source components. I've been putting it through its paces the past few days. Here are my impressions.

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How to use Nintendo Switch with PlayStation VR

Hooking up the PlayStation VR to your Nintendo Switch is extremely easy. Here's how to do it.

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20% off Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands - (XBOX ONE, PS4) - Deal Alert

For a limited time, if you're an Amazon Prime Member (or have a free trial) you'll see the price drop an extra 20% on Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands - PlayStation 4 or Xbox One.

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Inside IEM Katowice: How a small Polish city became an e-sports goliath

The Intel Extreme Masters tournament turns the small city of Katowice, Poland into the World Cup of e-sports every year.

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25% off Xbox One Play and Charge Kit - Deal Alert

Forget disposable batteries and keep the action going with the Xbox One Play & Charge Kit. Recharge while you play or afterwards, even when your Xbox is in standby. The long-lasting rechargeable battery fully charges in under 4 hours....

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