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Here at Highpants I am the odd one out when it comes to gaming (tip of the iceberg), a game controller is my weapon of choice for gaming. This seems only natural to me as a long-time console gamer and a part time PC gamer.
With several awesome PC co-op games have taking over the
office, especially Division2 and Vermintide 2, I thought it would be an
opportune time to upgrade my old Logitech controller and join in the co-op
The cat wars are entering a new phase as the animal arms
race accelerates to the next level, the cat army is going to have to seriously lift
its game. Not only are fish now able to drive a fish tank but now Rats are
driving mobile armoured vehicles.
The Internets rumour mill has been steadily churning out whispers of a new NVIDIA Shield TV. In all honesty these rumours have been more wish and hope than reality, until now. This week eagle eyed shoppers noticed something new on Amazon, the Shield TV Pro.
Action packed video games don’t get any bigger than Grand Theft Auto (GTA). Rockstars most famous game franchise is always controversial, always pushes the limits and its always fun. Now you can get a full copy (minus Hot Coffee mini game) of GTA: San Andreas for free by simply installing the Rockstar Launcher. Get in quick this one is only availble till the 8th of October.
Game developer Bungie has finalised its divorce from Activision,
both have now parted ways, and we are all the winners of this new arrangement.
With all the vigour of a divorcee on a Friday night out Bungie has let Destiny
2 loose, converting it to a free to play game via Steam.
Bungies entire back catalogue has now moved from its old home at Battle.net to its post-divorce accommodation at Steam. Bungie hasn’t neglected its old fiends either, all current Battle.net accounts can be easily migrated to Steam keeping your gaming history intact.
Fellow lovers of free wares jump onto Steam and secure your copy of the now free to play Destiny 2 Shadowkeep. Now that Destiny 2 is a Free To Play title there is of course no deadline inspired rush but remember the longer you wait the more action you will miss. Prepare to light up the moon with all of the hellacious gunfire and destruction this reborn shooter has to offer.
The relentless celebrity beat down that is ‘Celebrities Read Mean Tweets’ has returned to continue the hilarious tradition. For this round of mud slinging Kimmel has focused on Hollywood Celebrities, and Kim Kardashian. Who knows how the hell she made it in there but make it she did! Sit back, buckle up and make sure you have your laughing pants on, this one is a ripper.
It is often said that you can’t have your cake and eat it too. Fellow lovers of high-quality audio prepare to rejoice; our cake has arrived, and we shall be eating it. Long have we been forced to choose between having cabled headphones with all the frustration that goes with them, or no cable and lower quality audio. Now there is an option that lets us listen to superb high-fidelity audio without having to endure the tangle of frustration. This new all-encompassing option is aptX HD Bluetooth audio.
Lotus don’t just produce some of the most spectacular sports cars in the world, no they produce the cars that dreams are made of. They are a dream factory and the latest four wheeled dream machine to emerge from the mists of Lotus’ imagination is the purely electric Evija. With 1972 horsepower this is the eclectic hypercar that will represent Lotus in the looming electric hypercar wars due to begin in 2020.
When it comes to spectacular forms of illumination LED Cubes lead the way, but they are dime a dozen in today’s high tech world. Hungarian tech start-up PirateGames have recently been show-casing their take on the LED cube, the PiXXL, and it has a twist that may just re-invigorate the way we look at these brightly lit six sided cubes, its interactive.
As its name might suggest each of the giant cubes six sides are covered in a 32×32 grid of RGB LED pixels but buried underneath its skin is a Raspberry Pi with a full array of motion sensors that gives the PiXXL the ability to sense movement aloowing it to interact with its owner.
Dreams are at their most powerful when they are chased, when
we do our best to convert them from imagination to reality. The Queen of Shitty
Robots Simone Giertz had a dream, a crazy whacky dream to own the world’s first
Tesla pickup truck, and the pursuit of this dream is cool on so many levels that
it just has to be seen.