November 20, 2017

Jackpot! The Only Online Games Worth Your Time

These days, the Internet seems to be saturated with many different online games and puzzles that can be played on laptops, mobile phones, and tablet devices. The majority come with many very attractive prizes, such as huge cash jackpots to impressive prize holidays. Unfortunately, though, most of these games with big prizes are often way too good … [Read more...]

How Casual Gaming Can Lead To Extra Earnings

At the end of a long day, some people like to unwind by with some casual online gaming. Wouldn’t it be awesome if you could also make money by doing this? Believe it or not, you don’t have to be a professional games tester to earn extra cash from your hobby; a few hours in front of your laptop after work might be enough to pay for your groceries … [Read more...]

NDP candidate accuses Premier of going Bollywood while ignoring BC film and gaming sectors

The NDP candidate for Vancouver False Creek is giving the Premier a big thumbs down for shelling out millions of dollars to host the Times of India film awards. Gaming industry insider Matt Toner says there is no question the money could have been better spent elsewhere. "And we are kind of insourcing an awards ceremony as kind of a bandaid to … [Read more...]

Caltech wizards develop terahertz-radiating chips, eye homeland security and ‘touchless gaming’ applications

A duo of electrical engineers (or mad scientists, if you prefer) at the California Institute of Technology have developed chips that could very well end up in the next James Bond movie. Or, you know, real life. The newfangled chips are capable of generating and radiating "high-frequency electromagnetic waves, called terahertz (THz) waves, that fall … [Read more...]

Gaming Association seeks more grant money

The BC Association for Charitable Gaming is continuing it's fight to restore peak levels for gaming grants. Funding is down more than 20-million dollars from the same time three years ago, however the Province has vowed to keep levels consistent for at least the next two years. President Peter Armstrong says a recent meeting with the … [Read more...]

BenQ brings XL2420T and XL2420TX gaming monitors to North America

BenQ's XL2420T and XL2420TX gaming LCDs have been around the block a time or two, but the outfit's taking advantage of this week's Consumer Electronics Show to launch 'em both here in North America. The range is available across quite a few screen sizes (17-, 19-, 21.5-, 22-, 23- and 24-inch), with pricing hitting around the $ 500 to $ 600 mark. … [Read more...]

Maingear and Origin PC shove Intel’s Core i7 2700K into gaming rigs, overclock it beyond 5GHz

Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock were both unavailable for comment, but we're guessing the pair would be quite pleased to see that the tech world's Need For Speed is hardly fading. Maingear and Origin PC have both announced this week that their high-end gaming desktops are now available with Intel's Core i7 2700K -- a beast of a processor that's … [Read more...]

Creative doles out Sound Blaster gaming headsets, Recon3D audio platform / sound cards

Creative isn't nearly the aural force it once was, but it's still a respected name when it comes to headsets and -- gasp! -- sound cards. Here at IFA, the outfit has busted out a new range of Sound Blaster (yeah, seriously) gaming headsets for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC and Mac platforms. The 360-friendly Sound Blaster Tactic360 Sigma is being … [Read more...]

Razer teaser reminds us that ‘PC gaming is not dead,’ neither are viral videos

Looks like Razer's not buying the whole "console > PC" argument. The company just went live with a new website that couldn't possibly be more esoteric. Aside from telling us that "there's something terribly wrong with gaming today," we aren't given much to go regarding its impending announcement. Apparently, something "big" is coming on the 26th … [Read more...]

InteractiveTop brings tabletop gaming to SIGGRAPH, doubles as Inception token (video)

MoleTop a little too passive for you? Fret not, as a team from The University of Electro-Communications popped by this year's installment of SIGGRAPH in order to showcase something entirely more vicious. It's air hockey meets bumper cars, and the InteractiveTop demo was certainly one of the stranger ones we came across here in Vancouver. Put … [Read more...]