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Palmer Luckey, co-founder of Oculus, has left Facebook

After six months of radio silence on the issue, Facebook has announced that Palmer Luckey is leaving the company. Luckey, who has made no social media posts since September 23, ran into trouble after being financially linked to Nimble America, a non-profit that described itself as a “social welfare 501(c)4 non-profit dedicated to shitposting in real life.” Since then, he’s ...

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Razer launches refreshed Blade Pro with THX support, Kaby Lake processors

Razer’s Razer Blade Pro has been the company’s go-to high-end machine for gamers wanting a desktop replacement, and the company has tweaked its high-end configuration for 2017. The jumps aren’t huge, but the new system will offer a Kaby Lake Core i7-7820HQ (2.9GHz base, 3.9GHz Turbo) as opposed to the older i7-6820HQ (2.7GHz base, 3.6GHz Turbo). It also ships with ...

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GameStop’s revenue craters on weak fourth-quarter sales, will close more stores

For years, GameStop has managed to maintain a significant lock on the physical games sale business, even as online sales of games and consoles became more popular online. The company’s current business model may have hit the hard wall of shifting consumer tastes according to its own fourth quarter results. GameStop’s physical game sales were down by 15 percent this ...

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Nintendo would really prefer it if you didn’t call its left Joy-Con design issue a ‘design issue’

Ever since the Nintendo Switch launched, there have been issues reported with its left Joy-Con controller. Teardowns and analysis confirmed the source of the problem. Unlike the right Joy-Con, which had its own separate antenna, the left Joy-Con’s antenna was part of the circuit board and partly shielded by the player’s hand. Nintendo has fixed the problem with the left ...

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Mass Effect: Andromeda looks significantly better on PC

Earlier this week, Mass Effect: Andromeda launched to a somewhat muted response. Beyond the interface issues and lackluster animations frequently cited by critics, the Xbox One and vanilla PS4 suffer from performance issues as well. Now, we have a better idea of how well the PC version holds up. The Digital Foundry team gave the early stages a run-through on ...

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Star Citizen will use Vulkan, not DirectX 12, DX11 to be phased out

Cloud Imperium Games (CIG) was one of the early companies that announced DirectX 12 support, but the company has changed its mind on that API. Instead of using Microsoft’s DX12, Star Citizen will use Vulkan, with DirectX 11 support also being phased out. The news comes from Ali Brown, director of graphics engineering at CIG. Here’s how he described the ...

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Nintendo has moved an estimated 1.5 million Switches, courtesy of Breath of the Wild

Nintendo’s Switch has been flying off store shelves and is on track to hit the company’s target of two million devices shipped within March. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has also been extremely popular, selling almost as fast as the handheld itself. According to game and research firm SuperData, information its received from various sources indicate the ...

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The 20 best free PC games

While free PC games used to be dominated by novelty flash games or small-scale indie testbeds, the free-to-play phenomenon has completely changed the landscape. These days, the full-priced games that once reigned are getting some real competition from titles that offer large swaths of the experience with zero upfront cost. There’s an absurd number of free-to-play games available for the ...

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Sony’s PlayStation Now may soon stream PS4 games to the PC

Sony’s PS4 and PS4 Pro have an enormous sales advantage over the Xbox One, and typically offers better performance, but Microsoft’s console has had one feature Sony hasn’t matched — the ability to stream games from the Xbox One to a local PC. Now, Sony may challenge that position with an update to PlayStation Now. The company’s latest blog post ...

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