Trying To Escape

Minecraft: Story Mode’s sophomore season tells the story of Jesse and friends as they struggle against the seemingly all-powerful Admin. Last episode featured a breakneck pace that relied heavily on action sequences, which masked the fact that Telltale’s formula is aging. This episode brings an interesting premise of locking the crew in a zombie-infested prison tucked behind a labyrinth, but aside from a couple of standout moments, the result is a mostly forgettable entry.If last episode was a detour from

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Windows 10 will overtake Windows 7 before 2017 is out

According to numbers from one analyst firm, Windows 10 is set to overtake Windows 7 before the end of the year, in terms of the amount of PCs these operating systems are installed on across the world.The latest figures from Statcounter (based on its own website analytics) show that, as of September 2017, Windows 10 is installed on 39.3% of desktop Windows PCs, and Windows 7 is now only just ahead at 43.99%.Compared to the previous month, Windows 10 gained

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Pursuing Its Own Racing Line

Some sim-racing developers are in love with cars, but whether they love video games and the people who play them is unclear. I don’t get that feeling from Project Cars 2 developer Slightly Mad Studios. The series is designed around the premise of making things fun, flexible, and easy for the player, and that focus comes out in the product.Like the first Project Cars, the sequel’s main focus is giving players a slew of customization options to affect and set

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Digging Even Deeper

The original SteamWorld Dig was defined by its rewarding progression loop, fun exploration, and steam-powered cast. As a mining robot, your job was to excavate resources, then spend the money on items and abilities to make you even better at excavating resources. That simple, addictive formula still applies to SteamWorld Dig 2, but developer Image & Form Games has tightened the screws and polished the chassis, resulting in a sequel that feels like an upgrade in every way.You control Dot

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TomTom no longer banging wearable drum as it doubles down on sat nav

TomTom may not release any new wearables for the foreseeable future as the company announces a renewed focus on its sat nav and mapping business.It has long been expected that TomTom could drop out of the fitness and sports focused sectors, and the firm has now confirmed the news including a number of redundancies.A statement from TomTom says, “In line with the strategic review announced in the Q2 2017 quarterly results, TomTom is reorganizing parts of its Consumer Sports business.“As

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Showing Signs Of A Turnaround

No manual exists for the art of rebuilding a franchise. Some teams, like the Boston Celtics, turn around their fortunes in a matter of years with smart drafting, swindling trades, and savvy free agency signings. Others, like the Minnesota Timberwolves, bumble for more than a decade before hitting pay dirt with blue chip prospects. The NBA Live series has more in common with the Wolves than the Celtics. Over the last seven years it’s suffered multiple cancellation and switched developers

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Intel Coffee Lake release date, news and features

Intel Coffee Lake release date, news and features Fifth time’s the charm. At least that seems to be Intel’s contention with its upcoming fifth round of chips to be based on the 14nm manufacturing node. After releasing the 7th generation, or Kaby Lake, Core processors unto the world late last year, the Santa Clara chipmaker tweeted that its 8th generation chips would harbor performance 15% better than their predecessors. Since then, the Intel Coffee Lake architecture was officially revealed on

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Five Things You Should Know About The New Edition

Square Enix recently announced a remake of the beloved classic, Secret of Mana. The action/RPG for SNES made its mark for its fun co-op, vibrant visuals, and fantastic music. This remake includes 3D visuals, voice acting, and a newly arranged score with the help of original composer Hiroki Kikuta. While in Japan, I had the opportunity to speak to producer Masaru Oyamada about what we can expect from the remake and the design decisions behind it. Here are some of his biggest

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The 10 best 2-in-1 laptops of 2017: the best hybrid laptops ranked

The best hybrid laptops ranked. Now that Google’s leaked Pixelbook is shaping up to be much more than another premium Chromebook attempt, there’s yet another reason to be excited for the future of 2-in-1 laptops. But what about the present? While it’s true that Fuschia OS could shake up hybrid notebooks as we know them, let’s not undermine what Windows 10 has already accomplished. That goes without mentioning Chrome OS, which has notably made its own contribution to our round-up

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6 Internet Safety Games To Help Kids Become Cyber Smart

Today’s children are growing up in a digital age Raising Smart Kids in Smart Homes: Ideas for Parents Raising Smart Kids in Smart Homes: Ideas for Parents If you’ve currently got a Generation Z child living under your roof, these child-centric smart home technologies can improve life for the whole family! Read More , exposing them to all the wonders and dangers that the internet brings. It’s important to educate children about online safety: content, scams, and the people who

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