Games, News, PC

CodeSpells combines JavaScript, Blockly to create ‘ultimate spellcrafting sandbox’

Codespells lead Being a geek and loving the fantasy life go hand-in-hand. That's why stories like those found in the Discworld series and games like The Witcher appeal to us. Quite simply, they put a spell on us. Now, imagine coding your own spells within a sandbox environment where anything could be possible. It's happening right now in a game called CodeSpells, a Kickstarter funded game that will allow gamers of any skill level to create spells from drag-and-drop code. Developers ThoughtSTEM are ...

Hardware, Intel, News

It’s never enough: Intel releases new 18-core, DDR4-ready Xeon E5 range

E5-2600_v3_package_shot3 Intel's promising some enormous performance gains from its new Xeon E5 CPUs. Launched at yesterday's Developers Forum, the company is claiming "27 new performance records" for the chips and probably another 27 for the price alone. The Xeon range is largely marketed as server or workstation-grade CPUs and is the flagpole atop of Intel's performance massif, so any refresh or newly released batch of Xeon make some much welcomed noise. In the case of the Core i7 and Core i5 refreshes ...

Games

Dead in a flash: 5 of the most difficult Flash games you can play today

meat The gaming industry is one of the fastest growing industries in the world. But not everyone owns the means, such as a proper gaming PC or console, to experience the latest releases in gaming. Thankfully, almost every home has access to the great invention we know as internet, which in turn means that they have access to a form of gaming known as Flash-based web browser games. Even avid and experienced gamers find themselves playing these games. The more experienced ...

Games, News

Guitar Souls: or how one man beat Dark Souls with the Rock Band guitar

Guitar Souls - Ornstein and Smough - YouTube I remember Dark Souls. I remember the toughest game I ever played, and how it took over three years to finish (without going online for help, thank you very much). I also remember going through two controllers, as one was thrown out of my window in a fit of rage. What I don't remember though, is completing Dark Souls with a Rock Band guitar. For one Reddit user, it was nothing more than a slight challenge. According to Reddit user GMBAT, "Beating Dark ...

Google Glass, News

Google Glass finally available on Play Store but remains overpriced

Google Glass Google Glass, the wearable everyone loves to hate, is now available to purchase via the Google Play Store. But it should be noted that the US$1500 gadget will only be available for those in the US and a few other countries. South Africans, you'll have to wait a little longer. Previously, Glass hopefuls had to apply for "Explorer" (or beta) status, and were then handed the glorious gadget but now it's available to all, Explorer, developer or not. Those hoping that ...

Apple, iPhone

iPhone 6 rumour round-up: two days until Apple reveals its secrets

Apple iPhone The iPhone 6, the phone everyone simultaneously hates and loves, is coming. But when will it launch, what will it look like and will you have the money to afford one? We've rounded up the more interesting iPhone 6 rumours floating in the sticky net of the interwebs, so keep coming back to this page as we update it when a rumour decides to pan out. All news at the top of the post is the latest development the iPhone ...

Hardware, Reviews

AOC 29″ UltraWide Monitor Review: wide, beautiful but expensive

Widescreen 1 The Philips 29" P-Line monitor spoiled me in terms of the ultra widescreen experience, so I was delighted to be offered the chance to review a competitive model, the 29" AOC Q2963PM UltraWide. I had only vaguely heard of AOC to be honest, and had never used any of their products, so the opportunity to explore yet another brand I hadn't much experience with was a welcome one. You wouldn't think you would need something as big as a 21:9 widescreen until ...

Games, News

Indie survival horror Among the Sleep might not come to Xbox One

Among the sleep If there's one console the internet likes to hate on, it's the Xbox One, cheekily referred to as "Xbone" by internet trolls, haters and Buzzfeed readers. These feelings are not baseless, and stem from Microsoft's poor handling of the Xbox One upon launch, as well as hundreds of other gaffs. Now, stringent Xbox One policies (revealed by GamingBolt) has prohibited independent gaming studio Krillbrite Studios from publishing its startlingly good game Among the Sleep on Microsoft's console. Microsoft's policy is as such: for ...

Mobile Phones, Motorola, News

Motorola family welcomes Moto X, G, 360 plus ‘near invisible’ Bluetooth earpiece for funsies

moto X launch Samsung, Sony and now Motorola is next in the month of continuous launches. The former Google-owned brand has increased its mobile family by three, adding the X, the G and (finally) the Moto 360 to its stable. Alongside the important additions, the company has also unveiled a Bluetooth earpiece (yes, one of those things) and a mini-power brick -- which works like any other external power brick. But to the interesting hardware we go. The Moto X is by far the most ...

Galaxy, News, Samsung

Samsung launches Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy Note Edge, Gear S and Gear VR

Note Lead Samsung, bless its soul, always puts so much effort into its launches and the arrival of the Note 4 is no different. From the moment the show begun at IFA 2014, there was no doubt in anyone's mind that this was a Samsung event, as a music band played the Samsung jingle with a Note 4 music app. Then, an entire orchestra joined in, all to play that jingle. I fully expect neon covered dancers to appear later on. Samsung's ...

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