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HDR Explained for Regular People

What is HDR? HDR stands for High Dynamic Range. When an HDR source like a game or video is displayed on an HDR TV, there’s a much bigger difference between dark stuff and light stuff than there is on a regular TV. This dramatically increased contrast makes the whole image appear closer to how we actually

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So You Want to Work at IGN?

Published on August 25, 2014, by in Gaming, Tech.

Today there are a bunch of open jobs up at IGN, in both Editorial and Video, that I’m sure a lot of you are eyeing or even applying for. But stop! Take a breath, and make sure you’re doing it right. Here are a few quick tips to get you started:   1. Have Experience

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The Twitch Hunts: How to Fix Automated Copyright Enforcement

  Well, here we are again. I’ve written before about the dangers of automated enforcement before, and very little has changed. This time it’s Twitch, which has implemented a system that will scan for, flag, and mute copyrighted music in VOD’s. It’s going about how you’d expect, even muting crowd noise from an official DOTA 2

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The Last Guardian: NOPE

Published on June 9, 2014, by in Gaming.

Because it makes me laugh.

 
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AVerMedia ExtremeCap U3: Review, Walkthrough & Quality Comparisons

AVerMedia sent me one of their new ExtremeCap U3 capture units, which promises 1080p60 H.264 and uncompressed capture options for under $200. I’ve spent the past month putting it through its paces. Check out the video coverage:    

 
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The Latest YouTube Copyright Troll is…Games Media?

Really weird story unfolding in this brand new year. It started normal enough, with an indie dev – Wolfire Games – getting an all-too-common ContentID strike on their YouTube channel:   Nice New Year’s present from @YouTube : they are flagging our own Overgrowth videos as violating copyright. Thanks guys! You shouldn’t have. — David

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BREAKING: Playstation 4 Not Compatible With Fat Cats

Published on November 12, 2013, by in Gaming, Tech.

Today Arthur Gies, reviews editor at Polygon, confirmed that a fat enough cat could possibly cause a vertically-oriented Playstation 4 to tip over.   if you push on the left side (the shiny part) it’ll tip, but that will never happen in normal use. — Arthur Gies (@aegies) November 12, 2013   (if you have

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1080p 60fps Capture for Xbox One & Playstation 4

Published on October 31, 2013, by in Gaming, Tech.

Arthur asked me about 1080p capture for next-gen systems. Right after that I got a bunch of new Twitter followers. So it seems like people are interested. I figured I’d refresh my memory and throw up a list in an hour or so. Nope. Two days later, I have discovered that it’s pretty difficult to

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Microsoft Demands Rights That We Can’t Give

Published on October 28, 2013, by in Gaming, Tech.

Microsoft is updating their Terms of Use for Xbox Live. Normally I would barely notice, let alone write anything about it – but I was struck by the oddness of part of it: …you grant Microsoft and its affiliates, resellers, distributors, service providers, partners, and suppliers (each, a “Microsoft party”) the following permissions: Microsoft parties

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Game Streaming Rules | Extra Life

With Extra Life coming up and copyright robots running wild, I thought I’d put together a list of links to the rules governing the streaming of different games. I’m not a lawyer, so none of this constitutes legal advice – but as I read the law and recent rulings, game streaming is illegal unless rights are

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