PlayStation Now game streaming is coming to PC

2016.08.24 03

Get ready to play Uncharted on your computer: Sony has revealed that PlayStation Now game streaming is coming to PCs. The company says that PS Now will be available “overseas in parts of Europe soon and will come to North America shortly thereafter.” Sony recommends the following specs if you plan to partake in the service on your desktop:

  • Windows 7 (SP1), 8.1 or 10
  • 3.5 GHz Intel Core i3 or 3.8 GHz AMD A10 or faster
  • 300 MB or more; 2 GB or more of RAM
  • Sound card; USB port

As part of the announcement, Sony also revealed a new wirelss USB adaptor to connect a DualShock 4 controller to a Mac or PC. It’ll be available next month for $24.99.

PS Now — which lets you stream hundreds of PS3 games for $19.99 a month — originally debuted on the PlayStation 4, before expanding to other platforms as well, including non-Sony hardware like Samsung smart TVs. PS Now currently features more than 400 games to stream, and while there’s some filler, that also includes big franchises like Ratchet & Clank, Resident Evil, God of War, and Uncharted.

Today’s news means that it’ll be the first time that the likes of Kratos and Nathan Drake grace a PC in playable form.

PlayStation Now game streaming is coming to PC

ReactOS Is a Promising Open Source Windows Replacement

2016.06.13 05

If you want to run a clone of Microsoft Windows to escape the drama of upgrading to Windows 10, try ReactOS — but do not expect it to be a fully functional replacement any time soon.

ReactOS is a free, open source operating system built on the design principles found in the Windows NT architecture.

Just remember that ReactOS is a Windows clone and not a Linux distro with a Windows-like desktop shell. It does not run Linux apps.

The release last month of version 0.4.1 brings this unique open source project one step closer to its goal of providing users full compatibility with Windows software on a free OS made almost from scratch.

ReactOS Is a Promising Open Source Windows Replacement