Five years ago, if you pulled off an amazing Counter-Strike shot or discovered a long-hidden Easter Egg lurking in the code of your favorite game, you had to purchase hundreds of dollars worth of equipment and wrestle with fussy online platforms to share your radiant moment with the rest of the world. In today’s ever-connected world, it’s never been easier to share your incredible Overwatch streak or a funny bit of God of War dialogue through your preferred social media platform, often without even leaving the couch. For PlayStation, nothing represents the current era of social media better than the tiny notch nestled between the digital pad and touchpad: the Share button. And although the modern replacement for the long-forgotten “Select” now stands as an integral part of Sony’s PlayStation platform, it originated not with the core PlayStation 4 design team, but a staffer at Sony’s Santa Monica Studio, Nathan Gary, who has since left the company. … [Read more...] about Five years later, Sony looks back at how the DualShock 4 Share button happened
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Attention Ebay shoppers, you can save up to $100 on eligible items today, among which is AMD's brand spanking new Ryzen 7 2700X processor. With the discount applied, you can bring one home for as little as $280.49.That's the price after discount when purchasing the processor through Newegg's Ebay account, where it's listed for $330. All you have to do is apply coupon code PMAY4TH at checkout and watch the price plummet.The coupon code is part of Ebay's 'May the 4th' sale. It's valid today only on items purchased and paid for by 4:00 PM Pacific Time."Discount applies to the purchase price (excluding shipping, handling, and taxes) of eligible items on eBay.com, cafr.ebay.ca and ebay.ca, and will be capped at a maximum value of $100. Eligible items exclude items from the Coins & Paper Money, Gift Cards & Coupons, and Real Estate categories," Ebay states in its fine print.It's a one-time use coupon, though you can load up multiple eligible items into a single order. Here are a few … [Read more...] about Save 15 percent on Ebay items priced $50 and up today
Laptops are great if you need to get work done on the go. Here we have some pretty good deals on laptops which you should check out if you are in the market for a new one. Other than that we also have some monitor deals for gamers and content creators that like higher resolutions and high refresh rates. Laptop And Monitor Deals April 2018 First, we are going to talk about the laptop deals that you should look into in the third week of April. If you are in the market for a new laptop then you should be able to save a pretty penny on these deals. You can check out the discounted laptops below: MSI GE73VR Raider @ $100 Off The MSI GE73VR Raider is a great gaming laptop if you are in the market for one and while some might not consider gaming laptops great value for money, the trend is now shifting. This laptop comes with an Intel Core i7-7700HQ, which has a base clock of 2.8 GHz and can boost to 3.8 GHz. You can check out the laptop below: Other than that, you also get … [Read more...] about Laptop And Monitor Deals April 2018 (Week 3), Save Up To $273
Contrary to popular belief, Fortnite hasn't taken over the world. Yes, it is ludicrously popular in North America and Europe, bringing in $126 million in February alone. In the weeks since the game launched on iOS, Epic earned an additional $15 million, as well as a few hilarious trend-pieces analyzing how schools have moved to keep kids off their phones in class. Fortnite has also famously ousted PUBG from the kingpin spot on Twitch, in a development that continues to cause a ton of consternation among PUBG's truest disciples. But seriously, despite all that buzz, despite those tectonic shifts in cultural cachet, Fortnite hasn't taken over the world, because Fortnite has yet to launch in China. No, you cannot acquire the game on PS4, Xbox One, PC, or mobile phones in China, and right now Epic is mum on a future release date. But it has to be coming, and probably sooner than later. This is a big deal, because PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds continues to be a major force in China. If … [Read more...] about What happens when Fortnite hits China?
Intel's announcement of a partnership with AMD to produce a single CPU package with integrated Vega graphics made waves in late 2017. Even with the final Hades Canyon NUC in my hands, I'm still surprised this ever happened. Hell may not be frozen over, but temperatures have certainly dipped. It's like finding the fabled unicorn grazing in your backyard.More critically, while gamers are always hungry for the best graphical performance, Intel has been working to improve its integrated graphics offerings for several years. Teaming up with AMD feels like a slap in the face to the engineers working on Intel's Iris Graphics solutions.Yet here we are, and we're all curious to see what the new processors can do. Intel has five Kaby Lake-G parts, all of which are the same other than clockspeeds, power levels, and the number of compute units that are enabled in the GPU. That means you get a 4-core/8-thread CPU paired with either an RX Vega M GH (for Graphics High, 24 CUs) or RX Vega M GL … [Read more...] about Intel’s team-up with AMD produces the fastest integrated graphics ever