Games, PS3, PS4

Road not Taken, Fez, Crysis 3: August’s free PlayStation Plus games

PSPlusAug After a few misfires and incorrect rumours, we finally have an official list of PlayStation Plus Games for August, care of PlayStation.Blog. 6th August: Road Not Taken (PS4) 6th August: FEZ (PS4) 6th August: Crysis 3 (PS3) 6th August: Proteus (PS3) 6th August: Metrico (PS Vita) 6th August: LEGO Harry Potter 5-7 Years (PS Vita) Without a doubt, this is one of the best offerings from PlayStation Plus yet. On the PS4, mostly everyone's heard of Fez, an esoteric 3D adventure obsessed with digital owls. Road Not ...

Innovation

Russian engineers create Chernobyl on a stick, blow up tech, laugh about it

Russia If you’re willing to spend some time traveling the depths of YouTube, you’re bound to discover plenty of individuals engaged in activities both reckless and absurd. Take for example this irresponsible young Russian who is too curious for his own good. Although he appears to have a science and engineering background, it is quite possible that he is just a pyromaniac with better toys than the standard issue Zippo and matches. In the video, we see that he has hacked ...

Apple, Kickstarter, News

Modbook turns MacBook Pro into iTablet for a mere $2000

modbook pro x Users usually purchase MacBook Pros because they are, in fact, great laptops. Apple fans requiring a handheld, touchscreen machine are drawn towards Cupertino's iPad range, which has recently taken a bit of a sales hit. But Modbook wants to take the best of each Apple machine, converting a hefty MacBook Pro into a US$1999, 15.4" Retina-screened keyboardless monster. While Microsoft billed the Surface Pro 3 as the tablet to replace the laptop, Modbook suggests that its machine could replace the workstation ...

Games

11 TV, film and gaming mashup videos too batshit crazy to ignore

TVfilmgame Gaming's a weird passion. Most people see at a gamer and think "look at this nerd and their obsession with that Pac-Man game." But those who spend their lives vegetating on the couch watching cable television, are insulated from the same sort of stereotypical insults gamers are traditionally labelled with. Why is it more acceptable to be a film or series-addict than it is to be a gamer? Can't we all just get along? Some, like those who made these ...

Games, PS4

PS4 system update 1.75 adds Featured Content downloads and 3D Blu-ray playback

PS4_1_75 The PlayStation 4's system software update 1.75 is live, kicking and adds a host of features Sony's current-gen console has been missing. The U.S. PlayStation system update page lists everything included in update 1.75: - Playback of Blu-ray 3D™ is now supported. - Sound quality has been improved during 1.5x playback with Blu-ray Disc™ and DVD videos. - System messages previously displayed on the top-right corner of the screen are now displayed on the top-left corner of the screen. - [Featured Content] has been ...

Innovation, News

This handmade silk leaf produces oxygen and is ideal for space travel

Silk-Leaf-by-Julian-Melchiorri_dezeen_03_644 Plants are those useful green things humans cultivate from seed for food, or chop down to provide materials like paper. Most importantly, we also need the oxygen they provide to survive. A new development led by an RCA graduate student has blossomed the first oxygen-producing "man-made biological" leaf, which could be used for future space travel or to fight climate change. The "synthetic biological" leaf created by Julian Melchiorri may be a glaring oxymoron, but is perhaps the only way to explain ...

Games, News, Xbox One

EA Access is Netflix for games: $5 monthly and exclusively for Xbox One

ea access Electronic Arts is betting big on their latest Netflix-like service with Microsoft, by offering a US$5 a month or US$30 a year service for "unlimited acess to four great EA games" via Xbox Live. Calling the service EA Access, the plan grants subscribers keys to games like FIFA 14, Madden NFL 25, Peggle 2 and Battlefield 4 while paying a fraction of the usual fee. Essentially, instead of purchasing one game for the price of one game, the service allows access ...

Games, PS3, PS4

Russian Twitter source didn’t guess August PlayStation Plus lineup, copied it instead

PS Plus I accidentally mislead a lot of people when I wrote this article earlier today on August's PlayStation Plus lineup, based on this enthusiastic source: Leak PS+ August: PS4 Octodad, The Swapper, PS3 Saints Row 4, Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon, PSV 1001 Spikes, Atelier Rorona Plus — Drew Sher (@gray_dev) July 22, 2014 Like many other gaming journalists I wanted this to be true. The games are excellent and mysterious twitter sources sometimes, and often shine with insight. But Drew Sher's tip was ...

Mobile Phones, Reviews

LG G3 review: third time’s the charm

G3-front The G2’s design was a bit too boring. The G Flex’s curved body and display was way too extravagant. Now, LG's latest flagship, the G3, puts simplicity right in your hands while giving you enough power to back-up whatever you’d want to make it out to be. It’s almost like a chocolate cake. Its outer layer spells style and simplicity, though dig just a little deeper, and you’ll find plenty more surprising treats and nuances. You can't help but feel ...

PS3, PS4

August PlayStation Plus lineup spills: Octodad, Far Cry 3, Saints Row 4 and The Swapper

Octodad Update:The twitter source incorrectly copied from a previous article dated 14 July, and it's been confirmed that The Swapper won't be coming to PlayStation Plus this August. Read all about it here. We apologise if we mislead anyone in any way. Original story: August's PlayStation Plus lineup of games has been leaked by Russian twitter tipster gray_dev, and includes two excellent games for PS4, namely Octodad and The Swapper, as well as the brilliant Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon and Saints Row ...

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