Posts From Richard Devine

Richard Devine
Richard Devine

Editor at XDA, I've been covering tech for over a decade from mobile to gaming and everything in between. Direct enquiries to [email protected]

New report details continued work on ‘Keystone,’ an Xbox streaming device for cloud gaming

Talk of an Xbox streaming stick has swirled for a number of years now, but a new report from the folks at Windows Central provides some of the latest, and best information yet. The device, codenamed "Keystone," definitely exists, but Microsoft is in no hurry to push it out. At least, not until it's ready, which doesn't...

LG made a Star Wars OLED TV you probably can’t buy

Would you buy a TV purely because it had a tie-in with Star Wars? OK, that's a silly question, but the reality is that LG has indeed launched a very special Star Wars OLED TV. The partnership is part of this year's Star Wars Celebration in California, and the new Star Wars edition of the...

Roller Champions headlines 10 new games joining Nvidia GeForce Now

It's Thursday again which for cloud gaming enthusiasts means another slate of games joining Nvidia GeForce Now. It's a fairly big week this time around, with 10 new titles being added to the catalog. The headline act is Roller Champions, Ubisoft's new free-to-play roller skating title that's a lot more fun than you might think. Roller...

Xbox Cloud Gaming now has over 10 million players

It's no secret that Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Cloud Gaming are enjoying a period of success, but Microsoft is typically cagey over actual numbers. Especially for the cloud portion, with no sign of real data in the company's most recent earnings report. But at Build, Microsoft's annual developer conference, company CEO, Satya Nadella, casually...

The cloud is now the best way to play Fortnite on Android (and iPhone)

Thanks to both Nvidia and Microsoft, fans of mobile Fortnite now have alternatives to a native client. Fortnite was famously removed from both the Apple App Store and Google Play Store in a spat over who got what cut off all those V Bucks sales. On Android, because it's not the closed-garden you get from...

Corsair debuts its first gaming laptop, the Voyager, at Computex

Corsair is best known for PC gaming peripherals despite also having its own desktop machine. But now you can add a gaming laptop to the list of boxes ticked by Corsair, as the Voyager has debuted alongside AMD at Computex. Corsair has been on a buying spree in recent years, with the likes of Origin and...

How I would make Google Stadia even better for the future

Contrary to those shouting loudly on the internet, Google Stadia isn't dead. And as I've written previously, it's really rather good. In fact, the last post I published on Stadia provoked a lot of great discussion about the platform. There's plenty to love and enjoy, but there are legitimate concerns and areas that could be...

Google Stadia’s family selection is growing by six courtesy of Outright Games

The Google Stadia library of games is set to grow by six thanks to newly announced titles from Outright Games. Elden Ring, this is not, but for those out there with young players in their households, this is good news. Outright Games has been a pretty strong supporter of Stadia with a host of the...

Fortnite with touch controls now available to all iPhone and Android players on NVIDIA GeForce Now

The losers in Epic Games massive spat with Apple (and to a lesser extent, Google) were always the Fortnite players. But where there's a will, there's a way, and iPhone players especially can rejoice: Fortnite is back as a proper mobile game with touch controls. All thanks to a collaboration between Epic Games and NVIDIA...

How to setup and install WSL 2 on Windows 10 and 11

In case you hadn't heard, Microsoft loves Linux. That phrase draws its skeptics but then you look at the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) and start to see the truth in it. WSL 2 allows you to install a Linux environment running a full Linux kernel inside Windows 11, or 10 if you're still using...

Samsung SmartThings starts testing for Matter with a new partner program

At Google I/O, there was a sizeable focus on smart home, and in particular, Matter. The upcoming standard developed between Google and a range of partner manufacturers in the space is set to officially launch in the latter stages of 2022. But preparations for it are well underway, and that includes at Samsung. SmartThings is...

Ecobee makes its new Smart Thermostat Premium and Enhanced official, starting at $200

In just the last few days, new Premium and Enhanced thermostats from Ecobee were leaked pretty much in full. Now, they're officially official, and we know a little more about the new smart home devices. Ecobee hasn't launched a new thermostat in around three years, so fans have every right to be excited. The two-fold approach...