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Nintendo’s strategy to save its gaming kingdom: DS virtual console on Wii U, GamePad focus, on-demand service

It’s been tough times for Nintendo. Its Wii U console has sold, in a year, 5 million units. Sounds decent enough, until you realize that’s roughly the same number as both the PS4 and the Xbox One — both on sale for mere months. Nintendo kicked off a …

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CyberpowerPC stuffs full-size graphics into a tiny gaming desktop

Not interested in buying a Steam Machine this year, but still want a tiny gaming PC? Never fear — CyberPowerPC has just released the Zeus Mini, its latest take on a conventional small computer with full-sized performance. The system is just 4.4 …

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Steam In-Home Streaming preview: a short-range Slingbox for your gaming PC

With the right hardware setup, you may no longer need to sit in front of your gaming machine. With a PlayStation Vita, you can play PS4 anywhere in your house. With an Nvidia Shield, you can do the same with a Windows gaming PC. But what if you don’t want to buy a multiple-hundred dollar handheld game system to play Tomb Raider in bed? Valve is building a game streaming solution right into its free Steam game platform, so you can sling games from your beefy desktop PC to laptops as thin as a MacBook Air. Late last week, Valve invited a host of new users into the Steam In-Home Streaming beta, and we made it in. Read on for our first impressions.

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AMD Kaveri review roundup: a solid gaming chip that’s ahead of its time

It’s been a busy week for AMD news, what with the launch of the Kaveri APU and then our first real evidence of how the new Mantle drivers can impact on PC gaming. But now’s the time to kick back and check out some full reviews of Kaveri over at the …

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CES 2014: Gaming roundup

Gaming is once again a thing at CES! Since splitting from the Consumer Electronics Show in 1995 and creating E3, the game industry has sat out much of the past 20 years. Between last year’s big news from Valve and this year’s reappearance of Sony’s …

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Iconic ZX Spectrum Home Computer Of The ’80s To Be Reborn As Retro Gaming Keyboard For iOS

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In the U.K., the iconic 8-bit home computer of the 1980s was the Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Few keyboards have surely been pounded as hard as the Spectrum’s rubberised complement of grey rectangles. 

Released in 1982, the 48K computer-in-a-keyboard was last produced in 1990. But if this Kickstarter campaign (from veteran Spectrum games dev Elite) hits its funding target then the ZX Spectrum will be reborn as a Bluetooth keyboard for iOS, initially, with plans to add support for Android, Windows Phone, PCs and Macs down the line.

Elite is seeking £60,000 (~$ 99,000) in crowdfunding to fund production of the first 1,000 units and bring the Spectrum back to life. The Bluetooth ZX Spectrum will be able to be used, not so much as a tough-to-type-on Bluetooth keyboard, but to recreate that authentic rubbery Spectrum gaming experience in conjunction with future app releases from Elite that will be available to buy from the iTunes App Store (and later from Google Play, Amazon’s App Store and Microsoft’s Windows Store).

The Bluetooth ZX Spectrum keyboard will also be backwards compatible with Elite’s existing ZX Spectrum: Elite Collection apps — which feature Spectrum gaming classics such as Jet Set Willy, Manic Miner, Cybernoid, Monty on The Run and Skool Daze (to name a few). The apps will be sold separately to the keyboard — which is being priced at £50 to early Kickstarter backers (which includes Elite app credit and delivery in the U.K.).

The Bluetooth ZX Spectrum keyboard may also work with some third party apps — so you could use it for other keyboardy functions, albeit the form factor was never designed for speedy touch-typing — but Elite notes that compatibility cannot be guaranteed. 

Elite is licensing the ZX Spectrum trademark and has been granted the right to replicate the Spectrum’s form factor — and says it’s the only company that has been granted that right from the IP holder. 

Nostalgia fans should direct their clicks to Elite’s Kickstarter page. The company has raised £17,000 of its £60k target so far — from more than 280 backers, and with 28 days left to run on the campaign. If successful they are aiming to ship the Bluetooth ZX Spectrum keyboard to backers next September.

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What macbook is good for school and gaming?

Question by lilsuperaznxgurl: What macbook is good for school and gaming?
I’m going to get a macbook in a few months and I want it to be functional for school+games. Games like COD, Counter-Strike, and Bad Company 2.
I know Macs aren’t gaming computers but a bunch of my friends play games on their macs.

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Answer by Pedo Ice Cream Cone
Macs aren’t gaming computers. They’re meant for things like video editing, photo editing, and software developing, lots of creative things.

Know better? Leave your own answer in the comments!

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What macbook is good for school and gaming?

Question by lilsuperaznxgurl: What macbook is good for school and gaming?
I’m going to get a macbook in a few months and I want it to be functional for school+games. Games like COD, Counter-Strike, and Bad Company 2.
I know Macs aren’t gaming computers but a bunch of my friends play games on their macs.

Best answer:

Answer by Pedo Ice Cream Cone
Macs aren’t gaming computers. They’re meant for things like video editing, photo editing, and software developing, lots of creative things.

Add your own answer in the comments!

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Why the UK’s Department of Health is spending millions of pounds on mobile gaming

Today sees the release of The Walk, an iOS and Android game backed by the UK’s Department of Health. It’s the second release in a collection of apps funded as part of the UK’s Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI). The first — StepJockey, an app …

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