Facebook Chat Now Shows Controller Icon When In-game?

Facebook Chat Now Shows Controller Icon When In-game?

Status icons in Facebook chat are a handy way for your friends to know a few basic things you’re doing at any given point. Currently, Facebook shows simple green dots for people online and actively using said service and a little mobile phone when they’re signed in on their mobile devices. So we’d naturally assume this new(?) controller icon found by one of our readers would indicate the Facebook user in question is actively engaged in a game. According to…

Linux Users, Your Time Is Almost Here. Steam Said To Be “Within Months” Of Linux Debut.

Linux Users, Your Time Is Almost Here. Steam Said To Be “Within Months” Of Linux Debut.

Linux users often get the shaft on a lot of things. Support for a number of software titles and hardware support is something many a Linux user live with on a daily basis. But to some, the act of handling all computer related tasks and management on their own as well as doing their own troubleshooting and support brings about a feeling that no half-assed console port could ever fulfill. That said, fragging through those same console ports like the rest of us is this…

May 1st “Top Gear” Pack To Bring 10 New Cars To Forza 4 – Hennessey Venom GT And Ford SuperSport Van In Tow.

May 1st “Top Gear” Pack To Bring 10 New Cars To Forza 4 – Hennessey Venom GT And Ford SuperSport Van In Tow.

Call yourself a car lover? Then you probably have a soft spot for Top Gear (British version), the best car enthusiasts show ever. At the same time, if you happen to spend a few hours each week lapping around Forza’s many miles of digital track you’re probably wishing you could blend the two together. Enter the Top Gear expansion pack for Forza 4. On May 1st, Microsoft will release their Top Gear racing pack bringing with it 10 new cars. 1977 AMC Pacer…

Watch Out Nvidia! AMD Unveils 7000M Mobile GPUs.

Watch Out Nvidia! AMD Unveils 7000M Mobile GPUs.

Mobile gamers with a disgust for team green can finally oogle over AMD’s new 28nm 7000M line of mobile GPUs. The 7700M, 7800M and 7900M include DirectX 11 support as well as AMD’s new “Enduro” technology — AMD’s own graphics switching technology similar to Nvidia’s “Optimus” tech. Enduro, according to AMD, can actively manage itself and doesn’t need to log off/restart or close/re-open apps to jump between…

Nvidia Claims Their Mobile Platform Will Surpass Console Performance By 2014. (There’s A Catch)

Nvidia Claims Their Mobile Platform Will Surpass Console Performance By 2014. (There’s A Catch)

We usually hear from the tech community that the mobile market moves blindingly fast. And in fact, if you look back at what a high-end smartphone could do in 2006 as well as the types of apps it had and then look at what we’ve got now just 6 years later, the differences and noticeable advancements are insane. But even the best mobile hardware still can’t compete with more “traditional” gaming hardware like consoles and PCs. By 2014, however, Nvidia…

Review: Coolermaster QuickFire Pro And Sentinel II Mechanical Gaming Keyboard And Mouse.

Review: Coolermaster QuickFire Pro And Sentinel II Mechanical Gaming Keyboard And Mouse.

As is true in many areas in life, the tools one uses to complete a task aren’t quite as important as the skill of the tool’s user. Translated to the world of PC gaming: Going out and buying the most expensive accessories and hardware that money can buy won’t instantly turn you into a pro capable of fragging foes left and right without so much as a scratch on your face. That said, having a higher end mouse and keyboard certainly wouldn’t hurt….

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