Despite being ahead of its time when it was unveiled in 1985, the Commodore Amiga didn't survive past 1996. The machine, which went up against with the likes of the IBM PC and the Macintosh, offered far superior hardware than its competitors. But it just wasn't enough, as this video from Ahoy's Stuart Brown explains.
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Strong writing is almost always what ultimately makes or breaks a video game, but it’s especially important in a game that’s as narratively-driven as Reigns: Game of Thrones.
The Razer Blade Stealth has always been a pretty dang nice 13-inch laptop. Not the best laptop, and not the worst. A good alternative for people who want slick Mac-like design in a Windows computer. With its latest refresh of the Stealth, Razer is wisely moving away from its Apple influences and has started borrowing more from its friends in Windows-land. The result is one sharp looking laptop.
The HP Spectre Folio is deceptive. Closed it looks like a fancy leather folder business types take to conference rooms. Held in your hands, it’s smooth and rich feeling under your fingertips, but heavier than you’d expect. It opens exactly as a laptop should, but then when moving it into its tablet mode, you find you’re pulling the display towards yourself instead of doing 360-degree gymnastics. It’s weird. Confusing. But also natural? If laptop makers are dead set on making laptops double as tablets, then this one’s figured it out.
Neural networks can do some impressive stuff these days, from generating photorealistic faces to writing short films. Image recognition is another hot area, with projects such as Google Inception leading the way in accuracy. Even so, it still has a long way to go, as researchers from Auburn University and Adobe have revealed in a new paper.
The price of cryptocurrencies may be steadily going down the tubes, but true believers are still hanging on to the blockchain dream. Justin Sun, the founder of Tron, is still all in. After buying BitTorrent for $US150 ($205) million this winter, he now says that he's investing $US100 ($137) million to build video games on the blockchain.
This may be controversial, especially considering that very startling Chidi reveal, but Tahani Al-Jamil is the best human character on The Good Place. In fact, she's the second-best character overall (second, because nobody beats Janet), and the reasons why have become very clear in season three.
Without the internet instantly dispersing images to millions of people, it was probably a lot easier to keep video game prototypes under wraps in the ‘80s. Just a handful of photos backed up rumours about the possible existence of a miniature version of the ill-fated Vectrex console, but it’s a rumour no more now that the National Video game Museum in Frisco, Texas has managed to get its hands on that mythical prototype for its collection.
Star Wars fans who have kids that aren’t quite ready to sit down for multiple two-hour movies can rejoice today. Disney has announced Star Wars Galaxy of Adventures, a series of animated YouTube shorts using original dialogue and sounds from the Star Wars films to introduce the franchise to a new generation.
In a perfect world, you would always be able to sit down in front of your console and living room television when you had some gaming to do, but other members of the household will sometimes get in the way. When that happens, you can stream games to another computer or mobile device—and it’s easier to do than you might think.
Over the next few days, Netflix is embarking on a mass-deletion blitzkrieg, with over 60 movies and TV shows set to disappear from its servers. Noteworthy casualties include Grease, Donnie Darko, The Godfather, Ocean's 11, the Oscar-nominated Room and er, Miley Cyrus' LOL.
Here's everything that will be gone on November 30. Watch them while you still can!
Leave it to the folks at Cards Against Humanity to run the ultimate in Black Friday deals. 99 per cent off is about as good as you can go before hitting the big — and completely unprofitable — 100. But rather than flogging the card game, CAH was offering a new, insane product every ten minutes, from signed pictures of US presidents to 2.45m-tall statues of the Egyptian god Anubis.
There was once a time when movie posters — not movie trailers — did all the heavy lifting to convey the magic and wonder promised by a film's upcoming release. Portugal-based artist Luis Melo does the kind of illustration work that speaks to those wonderful posters of yesteryear in a truly masterful way.
We've heard barely anything about Jon Favreau's take on The Lion King since Disney announced its plans to add the beloved film to its long list of remakes, outside of some extremely exciting casting. But now, we finally have a look. And, unsurprisingly, the man who turned The Jungle Book into a visual feast has done the same here!