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It hasn't been hard to produce realistic-looking skin in computer-generated movies, but it's much harder to do that in the context of a game running live on your console or PC. That trip to the uncanny valley is going to be much easier in the near future, though, thanks to the impending arrival o...

October 6th 2014 at 3:10am 0 Comments
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It's been almost four months since EVE Online switched from publishing two major expansions per year to releasing ten smaller updates, and so far it looks like the new schedule has been a huge success. Rather than forcing the industry overhaul out the door in Kronos before it was ready, CCP was abl...

September 28th 2014 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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Though the PlayStation 4 has been soaking up the majority of the spotlight, the Destiny beta is also available on the PlayStation 3, and based on this side-by-side graphical comparison, the older hardware does an admirable job of keeping up. While the PlayStation 3 game runs at a lower resoluti...

July 23rd 2014 at 1:30pm 0 Comments
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There are many apps that let you create a custom lock screen, and occasionally I like to see what's new in the category. One notable app is MyLock (free with an-app purchases). It provides photos and graphics for your use, or you can use anything on your camera roll. There are also themes, which ar...

July 14th 2014 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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The tech geeks at Digital Foundry have put the three versions of brutal World War 2 shooter Sniper Elite 3 to the test, finding that the PlayStation 4 game looks better than its Xbox One counterpart, but not quite as good as the PC version. The footage above is a comparison pitting the Xbox One...

July 9th 2014 at 6:30pm 0 Comments
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Once upon a time, nightfall in Azeroth meant that things got truly dark--sometimes spookily so. For whatever reason, at some point Blizzard scaled back on the in-game lack of night lights, and brightened our nocturnal adventuring. Plenty of players have been clamoring for a good long while for a re...

July 4th 2014 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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To help better test EVE Online's graphical capabilities, the team at CCP Games is looking at EVE Probe to save the day. With a reported 855 different GPU configurations in use by EVE players, EVE Probe was created to deal with issues that may not necessarily be able to be replicated by the dev team...

July 1st 2014 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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We've looked at the Halftone comic book creator app in the past, and our reviewers have always liked its many capabilities. A new version, a major update to Halftone 2 (US$1.99) is out today, with many increased capabilities including video export at 720p, sound effects for each panel, new effects a...

June 12th 2014 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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How do you feel about Age of Wushu's graphics? Do you think that they could really use an upgrade? It seems that they'll be getting one. Shi Hai, CEO of Snail Games, was recently interviewed in China, and a translation of that interview reveals that graphical upgrades are definitely in the works...

June 8th 2014 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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Metanet Co-Founder Mare Sheppard discussed N++'s visual inspirations on the PlayStation Blog recently. Sheppard said the game drew its clean, bold look from print-based graphic design, as seen in new next-gen screenshots of the twitchy platformer. N++ is due to launch on PS4 this year. %Slideshow-...

May 14th 2014 at 8:15pm 0 Comments
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If you're a designer type, you've probably heard about Sketch. It's an ambitious attempt (by a team of just four people) to produce a vector drawing application that can make the Adobe Creative Suite a moot point for most designers. That's not their mission statement, but they've created a tool that...

April 18th 2014 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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The Steam listing for Watch Dogs told us what we'll need to make the game function properly on PC, but Ubisoft's recent trailer offers a glimpse of Nvidia's visual effects, which we'll see firsthand on May 27. Check out the damp, shadowy, breezy scenery from the Windy City above. [Image: Ubisoft...

April 12th 2014 at 10:30pm 0 Comments