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Tuesday, December 30, 2014

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  • Nvidia Maxwell chip (GM204?) - artist rendering

    Nvidia will reportedly release a mid-range Maxwell GPU – the GTX 960 – in January December 30, 2014 at 9:27 am

    Nvidia is rumored to be prepping a new graphics card release — probably the GTX 960 — and bringing the Maxwell GPU to the mainstream market in the process. Discussions on what the card actually is, however, are currently confused. 
  • PS Now

    PlayStation Now game streaming is coming to Samsung smart TVs December 29, 2014 at 9:05 am

    Sony is about to take your so-called “Smart” TV back to school. Starting next year, the PlayStation Now game streaming service will be making its way to Samsung Smart TVs. Select models will support Sony’s cloud-powered gaming service, and will mark the first time that PS Now has been made available on anything other than Sony’s own hardware platforms.
  • PS4 Capture

    How to capture and stream video from a PS4December 25, 2014 at 10:01 am

    With a little bit of effort, anyone can stream and capture console video without an elaborate or expensive set-up.
  • Eye-Iris

    Retinal jiggles: Why your eyes and brain strongly prefer games at 60 fps December 24, 2014 at 10:12 am

    When it comes to gaming, higher frame rates are often perceived as better, even if it’s not always clear why. New theoretical work from a member of Microsoft’s Xbox team explores how certain elements of the human retina may tie in to the reason why 30 FPS isn’t fast enough for smooth gaming. 
  • Mario, breaking some AMD CPU and GPU bricks

    Nintendo’s next console will likely use x86 AMD chip, just like the Xbox One and PS4December 22, 2014 at 8:31 am

    After securing both the Xbox One and PS4, it would appear that an AMD SoC will also be powering Nintendo’s next console. Shigeru Miyamoto has confirmed that Nintendo is working on a possible new gaming system, and AMD has confirmed that it’s got another major design win. Are they one and the same thing? Probably.
  • The Open Bay, header

    The Open Bay: Now you can download and host your own copy of The Pirate BayDecember 19, 2014 at 11:25 am

    If you’re still lamenting the loss of The Pirate Bay, which was shut down last week by Swedish police, you now have an intriguing new option: If you have some web hosting, a small amount of tech savvy, and you’re located in a country where it’s legal, you can now easily host your own Pirate Bay. 
  • Plex PS4

    PS4 is about to get streaming media with an official Plex app December 18, 2014 at 3:01 pm

    If you’re a PS4 user, your media streaming needs are finally being met. Plex has announced that native media streaming clients are being released on both the PS3 and PS4, so the existing in-browser and DLNA solutions are no longer the only options.