Gaming

Your game studio doesn’t have to survive to succeed

By this point, hopefully we’ve all laughed and moved past the idea that “just make a good game” is good business advice. However, it’s a little-discussed truth that there are smart, savvy indies that do indeed follow this advice, and indeed knowingly risk the closure of their studios. And even if those studios close, both […]

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Look Out, Surface Studio: Hands On With Lenovo's Yoga A940 AIO

Lenovo’s A940 is like no other all-in-one the company—or anyone else—has produced. With a host of nifty conveniences to please creative pros, this is one of the most buzzworthy AIOs of this or any CES. January 9, 2019 10:22AM EST January 9, 2019 PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate commissions from buying […]

Gears & Gadgets

Lenovo takes on Microsoft’s Surface Studio with its own tilting all-in-one

Lenovo Yoga A940 from the front. Lenovo Lenovo Yoga A940 folding hinge demonstration. Lenovo Lenovo Yoga A940 Precision Dial on the left of the screen. Lenovo Lenovo Yoga A940 charging mat. Lenovo Microsoft’s Surface Pro tablet stimulated a range of copycat systems from PC OEMs, with all the major PC companies coming out with their […]

Gaming

A game studio with zero hardware experience is building a VR-ready console

Enlarge / Slightly Mad Studios likes to promote the VR modes of its Project Cars games. Now its CEO wants to build a living-room gaming box built for high-end VR gaming. Slightly Mad Studios Are you ready for another video game console, complete with promises of high-speed performance for 4K TVs and wireless VR headsets? […]

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Microsoft Surface Studio 2

In its time, the original Microsoft Surface Studio was the most elegantly realized vision of a swift all-in-one desktop and a digital, pen-enabled drawing board combined. Digital art creation, engineering, architecture, and other professions that employ touch displays often rely on multiple products in their workflows—graphics tablets, secondary displays for palettes and timelines, specialized input […]

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Microsoft continues its quest to embrace every developer with Visual Studio 2019

Enlarge / Visual Studio 2019 has a new icon; the left one for the release version, the right one for previews. Microsoft Microsoft today made a number of developer-oriented announcements that continue its theme of the last few years: the company wants its tools—and ultimately its platforms, especially Azure—to be the choice of every developer, […]

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Apple inks deal with A24 studio to produce original, feature-length films

Enlarge Apple Apple has lined up another partnership to boost its video-content offerings. According to a report by The Wall Street Journal, Apple signed a deal with A24 studio, a New York-based production company responsible for movies, including the 2017 Oscar winner for Best Picture, Moonlight. Details of forthcoming projects haven’t been disclosed, but Apple […]

Gaming

Nexon makes strategic investment in Patrick Söderlund’s game studio Embark Studios

Asian online gaming giant Nexon made a strategic investment in Embark Studios, a new game studio founded by former Electronic Arts and DICE executive Patrick Söderlund. As the sole strategic equity investor in Embark, Nexon, maker of games such as MapleStory and Dungeon & Fighter, will also serve as worldwide publisher for titles developed by the […]

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Microsoft Surface Studio 2: Everything you need to know

[embedded content] When the Microsoft Surface Studio first came out, it seemed like a timely and ambitious project: An all-in-one, flexible desktop computer with a stunning screen and tons of designer-friendly features. A closer look revealed some problems with this large addition to the Surface family, including an underwhelming processor and a few too many […]

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Hands On With the Microsoft Surface Studio 2

For digital artists who have learned to use an electronic stylus like the Microsoft Surface Pen or the nifty Surface Dial as their creative tools, it doesn’t get much better than the Surface Studio as a replacement for a physical easel. But as an actual PC, the Studio has never been cutting edge, thanks to […]

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Surface Studio 2 vs. iMac

If you’re shopping for an all-in-one desktop to serve as the centerpiece of your home or office workspace, Microsoft’s new Surface Studio 2 and Apple’s iMac (2017) are among the top choices. Both systems are clad in metal bodies, designed with modern and minimalist aesthetics, and are targeted for consumption and creation of content with […]

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Final leaks show black Surface Pro, Surface Laptop, and Surface Studio

In addition to modest upgrades to its hardware, the biggest change this year to the Surface product would be the addition of a black color. When the Surface RT and Surface Pro initially debuted, Microsoft went with a black coat on the devices’ VaporMg construction. However, in recent years, Microsoft switched to silver and later added […]

Gaming

League of Legends studio Riot promises to take steps to address sexism

Riot Games, which oversees one of the biggest games and esport in the world in League of Legends, is finally talking about how it will address concerns over a culture of sexism at its offices. Earlier this month, Kotaku reporter Cecilia D’Anastasio published an in-depth investigation that looked into how women are treated at the […]

Gaming

Twilight Path hands-on: Charm is becoming a go-to VR studio for puzzle games

Twilight Path from Charm Games has a strong sense of identity from its opening moments. The very second that it begins you immediately feel like you’re inside of a fully-realized virtual world, even if all you’re really doing is teleporting around while solving puzzles. This is the follow-up to 2017’s Form, an exquisite, but extremely short, sci-fi […]

Photography

Color grading pushes Pinnacle Studio 22 toward more pro video editing features

Previous Next Corel Corel Corel Corel’s Pinnacle Studio video editor sits in the gap between consumer editing software and the professional options — and Corel just nudged the software even more towards that pro end. This week, Corel announced Pinnacle Studio 22, an update that brings advanced features like color grading and three and four […]