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Bring actual LEGO to life with the LEGO Dimensions video game

Bring actual LEGO to life with the LEGO Dimensions video game

Previously when it came to LEGO games like LEGO Star Wars, LEGO Lord of the Rings, and LEGO Batman, every property was self-contained. You could play with LEGO versions of Superman and Batman in LEGO Batman, but you would never get to drive the Batmobile through Middle-earth. No, for that crazy...

04/14/2015 by eParisExtra
Amazon wants to install a “Buy” button in your home with the Amazon Dash Button

Amazon wants to install a “Buy” button in your home with the Amazon Dash Button

On March 31, a day before April Fools Day, Amazon announced the Amazon Dash Button, a one-trick device solely dedicated to re-ordering specific brands of consumable products. It’s a literal, physical “buy it now” button, making online shopping almost too convenient. It’s such a...

04/04/2015 by eParisExtra
Twitter brings innovation to livestreaming with Periscope

Twitter brings innovation to livestreaming with Periscope

Last week, Twitter launched, Periscope, their own livestreaming service to join the likes of Ustream and Meerkat. However, Twitter’s solution stands out with its robust featureset and unique concepts wrapped up in a blanket of intuitive simplicity. Broadcasting is simple Like other streaming...

03/31/2015 by eParisExtra
How Valve and HTC will create the most immersive VR experience yet with the HTC Vive

How Valve and HTC will create the most immersive VR experience yet with the HTC Vive

The virtual reality tech scene is a very peculiar thing these days. Three years ago, the Oculus Rift was the device headlining the latest VR revolution. Since then, Oculus got picked up by Facebook, and then every company out there, from Google, to Sony, to Samsung, had to have their own VR...

03/19/2015 by eParisExtra
Apple Watch and new Macbook launching April this year

Apple Watch and new Macbook launching April this year

Apple’s “Spring Forward” event earlier this week contained a multitude of announcements. Among them were concrete details on the release of the Apple Watch, including pricing, and a brand new addition to the Macbook line of laptops. The Apple Watch Apple will officially be entering the...

03/14/2015 by eParisExtra
Plastic Instruments are Back: Rock Band 4 Coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One this Year

Plastic Instruments are Back: Rock Band 4 Coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One this Year

The glorious days of Rock Band remain a golden memory of my college years. I remember stuffing my car’s trunk full of plastic guitars and drums to take to a small house party or school event so that friends could threaten to destroy these hundred dollar peripherals by jamming on them too hard...

03/08/2015 by eParisExtra
VIDEO GAME REVIEW: Resident Evil HD Remaster

VIDEO GAME REVIEW: Resident Evil HD Remaster

Revival Horror In 1996, game designer Shinji Mikami gave the world the “survival horror.” Despite its likely origin as a silly nonsense marketing term, “survival horror” created an entirely new genre of video game, starting with Resident Evil. Players would associate the term with...

02/26/2015 by eParisExtra
This Apartment is Unreal: An Advanced Computer Graphics Tech Demo

This Apartment is Unreal: An Advanced Computer Graphics Tech Demo

The picture to the right is not a photograph. It is a screenshot of digital apartment rendered in real-time by a video game graphics platform. “Unreal Paris” is a virtual apartment tour demonstrating the technology of Unreal Engine 4, an engine that many game developers will be using to...

02/14/2015 by Alfredo Dizon
VIDEO GAME REVIEW: Life is Strange, Episode 1: Chrysalis

VIDEO GAME REVIEW: Life is Strange, Episode 1: Chrysalis

Strange is Good Ever since Telltale’s The Walking Dead, adventure games have undergone another renaissance. Life is Strange from Dontnod Entertainment (the same studio behind the ironically forgotten Remember Me) takes Telltale’s successful episodic storytelling format and puts its own...

02/08/2015 by eParisExtra
The Future of Apple’s Lightning Cable

The Future of Apple’s Lightning Cable

When the iPhone 5 debuted in 2012, it was also the introduction of Apple’s Lightning connector, a brand new charging cable for their mobile devices that left a lot of iPhone users with a bunch of useless 30-pin cables that had been the Apple standard since 2003. Three years have passed since...

02/02/2015 by eParisExtra
Microsoft’s HoloLens to introduce holographic computing to Windows 10

Microsoft’s HoloLens to introduce holographic computing to Windows 10

When you think of holograms today, your mind is probably flooded with visions of creepy electronic music artist revivals like Michael Jackson and Tupac or the digital pop princess Hatsune Miku. At Microsoft’s Windows 10 media briefing this week, Microsoft wants you to embrace a more...

01/24/2015 by eParisExtra
Dish's Sling TV service aimed at cable-cutters to “watch TV anywhere”

Dish's Sling TV service aimed at cable-cutters to “watch TV anywhere”

At this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, Dish unveiled a new online streaming service that’s been in development for years: Sling TV. Essentially, Sling TV allows you to watch TV almost anywhere on almost anything for only $20 a month, without a cable subscription. With a $20 Sling TV...

01/16/2015 by eParisExtra
The Top 10 Video Games of 2014

The Top 10 Video Games of 2014

2014 wasn’t exactly the most exciting year of video games. I ended up not writing very many reviews as there just weren’t that many that piqued my interest. In some ways, this year in gaming has actually been pretty bad, with games like Assassin’s Creed Unity and Halo: The Masterchief...

12/31/2014 by eParisExtra
A Japanese geek-chic timepiece: Sony’s FES E-Ink Watch

A Japanese geek-chic timepiece: Sony’s FES E-Ink Watch

While Sony Pictures is encountering some severe issues due to their recent hack, other divisions of Sony have been secretly developing some interesting, and even fashionable, wearable technology. The “smartwatch” is still in its infancy, but there’s still plenty of room for breakthoughs...

12/18/2014 by eParisExtra
Act quickly to snag Nintendo’s hottest holiday item: Amiibos!

Act quickly to snag Nintendo’s hottest holiday item: Amiibos!

Nintendo first unveiled their Amiibo toy line at E3 in June of this year. The highly anticipated toys released in North America on November 21, 2014, along with the premier Amiibo-compatible game Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Unfortunately for those hoping to collect the little video game-themed...

12/11/2014 by eParisExtra
Steam Broadcasting service allows you to stream your live PC gameplay to your friends right from Steam

Steam Broadcasting service allows you to stream your live PC gameplay to your friends right from Steam

Now you can directly show off all games you got for super cheap from the latest Steam Sale by streaming your gameplay directly to your friends with Valve’s new Steam Broadcasting service. Steam Broadcasting is currently in open beta, and users who opt in to the latest Steam Client Beta can...

12/04/2014 by eParisExtra
Recently discovered iOS security flaws open iPhones up to potential attacks

Recently discovered iOS security flaws open iPhones up to potential attacks

In the past few weeks, security researchers have discovered vulnerabilities in iOS that could potentially compromise sensitive data on iPhones and iPads. Masque Attack Researchers at the FireEye security firm have discovered a exploit in iOS that they’ve dubbed the “Masque Attack” in...

11/13/2014 by eParisExtra
The “Internet Arcade” preserves more than 900 classic arcade games playable in your browser

The “Internet Arcade” preserves more than 900 classic arcade games playable in your browser

It’s an unfortunate truth to face these days for the social video game fan of the 80s and 90s: the arcade is dead. The days of traversing the soda-stained carpets of dark rooms made labyrinthine by packs of towering video cabinets and the accompanying cacophony of digitized noise and the...

11/08/2014 by eParisExtra
VIDEO GAME REVIEW: The Evil Within (Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PC)

VIDEO GAME REVIEW: The Evil Within (Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PC)

Just in time for Halloween, The Evil Within is a highly anticipated horror video game from the Shinji Mikami, the man who gave birth to the “survival horror” video game genre. Mikami is a celebrated game designer, responsible for critically acclaimed games like the original Resident Evil...

10/31/2014 by Alfredo Dizon
PhotoMath: An app that uses your phone camera to solve math equations

PhotoMath: An app that uses your phone camera to solve math equations

 Unveiled at the TechCrunch Disrupt London event this week, PhotoMath is a mobile app that uses your phone’s camera to scan printed math problems in real-time and instantly provide an answer, complete with a step-by-step process for finding the solution. It’s a “camera calculator,” if...

10/23/2014 by eParisExtra