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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
Apple’s October 2014 Event: iPad Air 2, Retina 5K iMac, iPad Mini 3, and OS X Yosemite

Apple’s October 2014 Event: iPad Air 2, Retina 5K iMac, iPad Mini 3, and OS X Yosemite

On Thursday, Apple unleashed a mix of new software and hardware upon an audience of press at Apple’s campus in Cupertino, California. Among the new announcements were 2 new iPads, a stunningly high-resolution 5K iMac, and a refresh on the Mac Mini. Software iOS 8.1 iOS 8.1, the first of three...

10/18/2014 by eParisExtra
REVIEW: Vib-Ribbon (PlayStation 3, Vita, PlayStation Portable)

REVIEW: Vib-Ribbon (PlayStation 3, Vita, PlayStation Portable)

At E3 this year, one tiny cult classic PlayStation game had a large stage presence at Sony’s press conference. Sony Computer Entertainment of America president Shawn Layden took the stage to wax nostalgic on Vib-Ribbon, a 15-year-old PS1 game that Layden had a personal investment in back when...

10/14/2014 by eParisExtra
Microsoft skips Windows 9 and announces Windows 10

Microsoft skips Windows 9 and announces Windows 10

At a small press event in San Francisco this Tuesday morning, Microsoft unveiled their latest operating system, Windows 10. What happened to Windows 9? For those of you who have been following the Windows timeline, you’ll notice that Microsoft has skipped the number 9 entirely. Terry Myerson,...

10/01/2014 by eParisExtra
Researchers Develop Robotic Fabric

Researchers Develop Robotic Fabric

Researchers at Purdue University are developing a robotic fabric for use in clothing and “soft” robots. Such technology could be find application in clothing that adds strength and endurance to the wearer or lightweight robots durable enough for planetary exploration in space. The robotic...

09/26/2014 by eParisExtra
Microsoft buys Mojang, the makers of Minecraft, for $2.5 billion

Microsoft buys Mojang, the makers of Minecraft, for $2.5 billion

Microsoft announced on Monday that they will be acquiring Mojang, the studio behind the popular Minecraft computer game, for a total of $2.5 billion. Mojang will be joining Microsoft’s stable of game developers at Microsoft Studios. Along with the purchase of Mojang, Microsoft will gain the...

09/18/2014 by eParisExtra
Apple unveils the iPhone 6, the iPhone 6 Plus and the Apple Watch

Apple unveils the iPhone 6, the iPhone 6 Plus and the Apple Watch

For many months, rumors of Apple-branded large phones and smart watches ran wild on the Internet, and this Tuesday at Apple’s iPhone event, the truth has finally been revealed. Big surprise, it included a big iPhone and a smart watch! The September iPhone event was the stage debut of the...

09/10/2014 by eParisExtra