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Microsoft Discontinues Kinect Adapter for Xbox One

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Microsoft revealed the future of gaming in in November of 2010 and it was called the Kinect. This motion-tracking camera accessory for the Xbox 360 was supposed to usher in an era of controlling games with your body, but that never happened. Its newest consoles need an adapter for the Kinect, but you won’t find that anymore. After being out of stock for several months, the Xbox One Kinect adapter has officially been discontinued by…

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Modder Will Turn Your Xbox One X Into a Laptop, but It’ll Cost You

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Microsoft rolled out a new version of the Xbox One just in time for the holiday season, and seasoned console modder Eddie Zarick has already done what he does best — turned it into a laptop. In the hands of Mr. Zarick, the Xbox One X (See on Amazon) becomes the “Xbook One X.” It’s the Xbox One X in a laptop form factor. It’s not exactly the most portable laptop we’ve ever seen, but it’s easier…

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PUBG Has More Active Players Than Next 9 Steam Games Combined

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Most games don’t shoot right to the top of the charts, and those that do are usually part of established franchises with a built-in fanbase. That’s what makes PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds so perplexing. After launching on Steam Early Access earlier in 2017, the game has now crossed 3 million active players on Steam. That means this one game has more players than the rest of the games in the top 10…combined. Even if you haven’t played…

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Intel Leaks Details On Desktop Core i7-8809G CPU With Radeon Graphics

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Ever since Intel and AMD confirmed that they’d be bringing a new chip to market with an Intel CPU and AMD GPU, there’s been speculation about where we might see these parts. The higher power consumption on AMD’s Vega, relative to a simpler, lower-end integrated GPU, suggested the AMD+Intel solution might be confined to small desktops or larger laptops. Now, there’s at least a chance that we’ll see the chip in a socket form factor,…

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World Health Organization Considers Recognizing ‘Gaming Disorder’

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Anyone who has been playing games for long enough has a story about the time they got so into a game they missed an appointment or called in sick to work. If someone does that consistently, is it fair to say they have a psychological disorder? Psychologists have been debating in recent years whether or not to classify excessive gaming as a distinct mental disease, and the World Health Organization (WHO) appears to be leaning…

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New PS4 Exploit Opens the Door to Jailbreaking

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Sony is about to have a new headache to ring in the new year. A team of developers made good on a promise to drop a new exploit for the PlayStation 4, and it’s a doozie. Specter and Team Fail0verflow have revealed a flaw in kernel v4.05 for the PS4, which allows for the running of arbitrary code. This opens up the PS4 to homebrew software as well as easier game piracy. Game consoles are…

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Non-Profits Want DMCA Exception to Preserve Abandoned Online Games

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Games are no longer just something we play—they’re a piece of our culture that deserves to be preserved. That’s harder than it used to be with games that check into online servers and many that are exclusively online. The Museum of Art and Digital Entertainment (MADE) has asked the US Copyright Office to grant an exemption to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) that would allow it to preserve these online games in a playable…

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