It's been a long time in coming, but PayPal announced in a blog post today that they have partnered with BitPay, Coinbase, and GoCoin to allow merchants to accept Bitcoin. This comes just a few weeks after the announcement that businesses working with Braintree would be able to accept Bitcoin, and this is a more direct use of Bitcoin. The support will come via integration in the PayPal Payments Hub, and there is one significant catch: for now this is only supported for merchants in North America. Still, it's at least one small step towards further acceptance of virtual currencies. There are other qualifications to using Bitcoin with PayPal as well. The blog notes, "To be clear, today’s news does not mean that PayPal has...

Free Platformer Stealth Bastard Now Available

Curve Studios, the indie developer behind Fluidity and the newly-on-PC action-platformer Explodemon, have just released their retro stealth game Stealth Bastard for free. Described as a mashup between Metal Gear...

20 by Craig Getting on 11/5/2011

EVGA's GeForce GTX 560 Ti 2Win: The Raw Power Of Two GPUs

Back at CES 2011 EVGA showed off an interesting concept card featuring 2 GF104 GPUs on a single board. The resulting product was the EVGA GeForce GTX 460 2Win...

56 by Ryan Smith on 11/4/2011

Some Thoughts on the Impact of AMD's Layoffs on the Future of AMD GPUs

Here's something I'm concerned about. AMD's Carrell Killebrew, part of yesterday's announced layoffs, was a Director of Product Planning for AMD's GPU division. His job, at least as he...

48 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 11/4/2011

AMD Implements Cost Cutting Workforce Reduction, Carrell Killebrew is Out

I had a feeling I was going to have to write a post like this after I published that Rick Bergman left AMD. Those of you who remember the...

20 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 11/4/2011

New MechWarrior Coming in 2012, Will Be Free-to-Play and PC-Exclusive

In 2009, Piranha Games released a trailer intimating that they were working on a new MechWarrior title. Recently, the company announced MechWarrior Online, a free-to-play multiplayer mech simulator set...

26 by Craig Getting on 11/1/2011

AMD Announces Turks Based FirePro V4900

For the last couple of years AMD has been pretty consistent about cascading their GPUs through their entire product line. Nowhere is this more evident than their professional graphics...

7 by Ryan Smith on 11/1/2011

AMD Releases Catalyst 11.10 Driver Package

AMD today released the final version of the Catalyst 11.10 driver package for 32-bit and 64-bit Windows 7, Windows Vista desktops and laptops and Windows XP desktops. In addition to...

18 by Andrew Cunningham on 10/31/2011

Grand Theft Auto V Exists

Looking for information on Rockstar Games? Good luck. As I write this, the company’s website is dominated by a single splash page announcing the existence of Grand Theft Auto...

13 by Craig Getting on 10/25/2011

NVIDIA/EA Posts Battlefield 3 Graphics Tech Talk

At GeForce LAN 6, DICE's senior software architect Johan Andersson gave a fantastic talk about the technical aspects of the graphics renderer in DICE's Frostbite 2 engine, which is...

7 by Ryan Smith on 10/25/2011

NVIDIA Releases 285.62 Graphics Drivers

NVIDIA today released the final, WHQL-certified version of its 285.62 graphics driver package for desktops and laptops running 32 and 64-bit versions of Windows Vista and Windows 7. The...

7 by Andrew Cunningham on 10/24/2011

Get Diablo III Free with Annual WoW Subscription

In an effort to hold on to players whose interest in their seven-year-old MMO might finally be waning, Blizzard’s promising a free digital copy of Diablo III to anyone...

24 by Craig Getting on 10/22/2011

The 2012 IGF Pirate Kart: Over 300 Free Games from 100 Indie Devs

Submissions are in for the 2012 Independent Games Festival, and one entry in particular already stands out: the 2012 IGF Pirate Kart. For the Pirate Kart, over 100 developers...

1 by Craig Getting on 10/19/2011

Rage Against the (Benchmark) Machine

Rage came out a little over a week ago, and in the aftermath we’ve discovered some interesting pieces of information. We thought we’d chime in with some thoughts on...

81 by Jarred Walton on 10/14/2011

NVIDIA Announces 3D Vision 2 Glasses And 3D LightBoost Technology

We’re here on the USS Hornet attending NVIDIA’s GeForce LAN 6 event, where NVIDIA has just finished a kick-off keynote and product announcement between rounds of gaming. While NVIDIA...

39 by Ryan Smith on 10/14/2011

Final Fantasy XIV To Finally Charge Money, New Version Next Year

After thirteen months of an extended free trial, Square-Enix’s MMO Final Fantasy XIV will begin charging a subscription fee. The subscription-based billing system will go into effect sometime between...

14 by Craig Getting on 10/14/2011

Mass Effect 3 To Include Cooperative Multiplayer

The third and final leg of Commander Shepard’s journey won’t be a lonely one. BioWare confirmed today that Mass Effect 3 will include four-player co-op gameplay via Mass Effect...

10 by Craig Getting on 10/10/2011

Indie Platformer VVVVVV to Appear on Nintendo 3DS

Terry Cavanagh’s gravity-bending platformer VVVVVV will be coming to Nintendo’s 3D handheld, thanks to a recent publishing deal with Nicalis. VVVVVV was released last September and quickly garnered attention...

9 by Craig Getting on 10/7/2011

AMD Demos 28nm GPU Again, No Update on Availability

In order to address concerns of a difficult transition to 28nm, AMD demonstrated its next-generation 28nm GPU at IDF last month. The demo system featured a mobile variant of...

24 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/5/2011

Portal 2 Free “Peer Review” DLC Now Available

In case you haven’t been solving testing chambers incessantly since April, Valve’s offering a free reason to dust off your copy of Portal 2. A new DLC pack, titled...

5 by Craig Getting on 10/4/2011

Update: AMD Re-Releases Catalyst Preview Driver For Rage

With the release of id Software's Rage this morning, AMD has pushed out a new preview driver specifically for the game. Unlike last week's 11.10 preview driver, AMD has...

3 by Ryan Smith on 10/4/2011

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