EVE Valkyrie Review

EVE Valkyrie is a great example of how a traditional game genre can be made much better when it’s designed to be played in virtual reality. And I’m not just talking about immersion. I’m talking about being able to turn your head to track an enemy ship as it zips overhead and aim a weapon with your face. It’s a whole new level of dogfighting, and it makes Valkyrie’s grindy progression worth sitting through. When you join the multiplayer queue you’ll cycle through standard team-deathmatch furballs and two point-capture modes. They’re all good – eight-on-eight space battles are usually thrilling, look great, and the mechanics are simple enough to pick up and enjoy very quickly. But the most exciting one is Carrier Assault…

Supermoon? Meh. It may be closer, but it won't be super duper Seen from the roof of Memorial Library on the UW–Madison campus, a supermoon rises in the nighttime sky behind the Wisconsin State Capitol on Sept. 27, 2015. A rare lunar eclipse, or blood moon, occurred a few hours later. Credit: JEFF MILLER/University of Wisconsin-Madison NASA, Space.com, Sky Telescope magazine, observatories everywhere—just about any entity with a stake in the night sky—have been busy telling us how great the full moon will be Nov. 14 because the satellite will be closer to Earth than it's been for almost 70 years. But to the casual observer, the moon will look little different from any other full moon. "I encourage people to go out and take a look. It's always good when people take an interest in astronomical objects," explains...

Smartphone riddle By Beth Rose BBC News Image copyright Thinkstock Image caption In a university lab in Jerusalem two computer science students and their professor have hit upon a potential game-changer in the touchscreen market.With 37 million people said to own a smartphone in the UK, touchscreen is king.Phones, tablets, many cash points and self-service check-outs are all designed to give the consumer control at the swipe of a finger. But what if you can't use them?Political reporter Esther Webber recently posted a snapshot of her battered Nokia on Facebook accompanied with the caption "Goodbye my lover" a reference to James Blunt's hit. It was like 2005 all over again. But her love for the old phone wasn't some kooky style choice, it was a...

Netflix tells Canadian Heritage it shouldn’t be regulated due to ’substantial’ ... TORONTO — Netflix makes “substantial” investments in film and TV productions in Canada and should not face regulation, argues the streaming company in a submission to Canadian Heritage’s public consultation on homegrown content in a digital world. The submission, filed Thursday, comes two years after Netflix suggested to the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission that its service did not fall under the Broadcasting Act since it is not a conventional broadcaster. “We want to continue to invest in content in Canada in the way we have, which means continuing to spend money but not under a system that’s similar to the Canadian broadcasters, where there’s regulation and paying into the (Canada Media) Fund,” Elizabeth Bradley, vice president of content at Netflix, said in a phone...

You no longer need internet for your Netflix fix Now people can Netflix and chill — on the subway. The entertainment company announced a new offline playback option Wednesday that allows all of its users to download shows or movies to their mobile devices so they can watch even when they’re not connected to the Internet. “While many members enjoy watching Netflix at home, we’ve often heard they also want to continue their ‘Stranger Things’ binge while on airplanes and other places where Internet is expensive or limited,” Eddy Wu, Netflix’s director of product innovation, wrote in a blog post. The offline option is accessible on Android and iOS devices that were updated Wednesday morning. “Airplane mode. Road trip mode. Stuck-in-the-subway-for-20-minutes mode. Your favorite stories are now available for download ...

Get Assassin's Creed 3 for free in December The next, and final, free game in Ubisoft's 30th anniversary giveaway is—surprise!—Assassin's Creed 3, "the game where as a Native American assassin, you experience the truth behind the most gruesome war in history: the American Revolution."  But really, are you surprised? Probably not. Assassin's Creed is Ubisoft's "biggest franchise ever," and while the publisher has given away some really good stuff over the past few months, including Splinter Cell, Beyond Good and Evil, and Far Cry, the one high note it hadn't hit was Assassin's Creed. And what's that old saying about saving the best for last?  "Revealed at E3 2006, Assassin’s Creed puts the audience in the middle of an ancient war between two age-old factions: the Assassins, who fight to protect freedom and...

OnePlus 3 Successor OnePlus 5 confirmed? Ceramic body device to sport Qualcomm SD 835 ... Advertisement (Photo : Wikimedia Commons)OnePlus will reportedly skip OnePlus 4 release and launch OnePlus 5 instead in 2017. Here's why. OnePlus has been rumored to have the successor of its OnePlus 3 smartphone, OnePlus 4. However, fresh news says that OnePlus will bypass the OnePlus 4 will be skipped and company will launch OnePlus 5. The successor OnePlus 3 will be the OnePlus 5 and not the OnePlus 4, probably because the number 4 is considered unlucky in China as it is symbolic of death. According to the PhoneRadar, after all, the company has to keep up with its competition as Samsung is rumored to be launching the powerful Galaxy S8, while LG and Xiaomi are introducing the LG G6 and Mi 6, respectively. Interestingly, since the Chinese believe that the number 4 is an unlucky digit so it is rumored...

Chinese brands Xiaomi, Lenovo, Motorola a hit in India: Report Chinese companies also flowed in the wave, with smartphone makers like Lenovo, Motorola and Xiaomi staying among the top. A report says that the smartphone market in India has crossed more than 32 million unit shipments in one-quarter for the first time. It has been growing at a healthy rate of 11 percent year-on-year. Meanwhile, Chinese companies also flowed in the wave, with smartphone makers like Lenovo, Motorola and Xiaomi stayed among the top. Despite several calls for the boycott of Chinese products in India, Lenovo and its subsidiary company Motorola have together come straight to the second place in the third quarter of smartphone shipments in India. International Data Corporation (IDC) is an American market research advisory firm specialising in consumer electronics. According to IDC’s...