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Google’s Nexus 5 is not only a great smartphone, it’s a great phone for gaming if these benchmarks are anything to go by. According to Rightware’s Power Board database, which compiles and store benchmarks, the Google Nexus 5 is the second best gaming smartphone behind the Apple iPhone 5s.…Read More »
With a little over two weeks left before the launch of the PlayStation 4, Sony has released “The Ultimate FAQ” for the system. It contains a massive amount of details and facts regarding the console, and you’ll likely find the answers to any lingering questions within it.…Read More »
As the upcoming Xbox One and PlayStation 4 have proven, second screen gaming is the next step in making video games more fun and engaging. Now, what if you could have that second screen right in front of your eyes via Google Glass?…Read More »
Say what you will about Microsoft’s Kinect 2 for the Xbox One, you just can’t deny that this thing is an awesome piece of tech. We’ve seen the demos of it in action and we’ve read the hands-on impressions; almost every video game journalists have several positive things to say about the device (privacy concerns aside.)
One key feature of the Kinect that we didn’t know about until now is its ability to detect two voices at the same time.…Read More »
Last week, Valve teased three announcements for this week. The first has been unveiled as SteamOS, a new operating system based on the Linux architecture that’s designed for gaming on the big screen. It will be available soon for “living room machines,” free of charge.…Read More »
Valve has been very quiet on its plans for is very own video game console based on the popular Steam platform. The console, which goes by the name Steam Box, has been a no show at E3 and Gamescon, probably due to the battle between Microsoft and Sony.…Read More »
Grand Theft Auto V will probably go down as the fastest selling video game ever. The game made $800 million in its first 24 hours of availability, but that kind of success didn’t come without a price. The game cost an estimated $260-300 million to make, which is more expensive than some expensive Hollywood blockbusters.…Read More »
Grand Theft Auto V makes record-breaking $800 million in first day, on pace to become fastest-selling game ever
In its first 24 hours of availability, sales of Grand Theft Auto V have racked up more than $800 million. To put that amount in perspective, Box Office Mojo lists Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 as having the biggest earnings for a movie’s opening day — it didn’t even crack $100 million.…Read More »
If you’ve been anywhere near the internet today, you might have heard that a little game called Grand Theft Auto V just came out. The game is the latest in Rockstar’s series of open-world action games, and is reportedly the most expensive video game ever made.…Read More »
Steam introdcues Family Sharing, lets you share your entire library of games with friends and family
Valve announced that they will soon be introducing a new feature called Steam Family Sharing. It’s most likely the feature you thought up in your head right now, and despite it seeming too good to be true, it’s actually happening.
With Steam Family Sharing, you’ll be allowed to share your entire Steam library with close friends and family.…Read More »
Imagine being able to wake up, see a game invite on your smartphone, then booting up your PlayStation 4 and joining your friends in battle in mere seconds. Or, imagine being able to leave your house and play all your PS4 games from your PS Vita via streaming.…Read More »
Sony announces the PS Vita TV, a $100 box that can play PS Vita games and stream media and PS4 games
At a press conference in Tokyo today, Sony made a number of announcements regarding the PlayStation ecosystem. Among them was a new, thinner and lighter version of its gaming handled, the PS Vita. But what was definitely the biggest announcement was saved for the end: PS Vita TV.…Read More »
In a newly released video, Rovio has announced that the next game in the Angry Birds series will not be of the usual “sling-shot the pigs on the other side of the screen” variety. Instead, Angry Birds Go will be a kart racer!…Read More »
Just in case you hadn’t heard yet, the long-awaited sequel to Plants vs. Zombies was finally released last Thursday. Fittingly called Plants vs. Zombies 2: It’s About Time, the game is free-to-play and available only for iOS devices (for right now).…Read More »
Last weekend, the biggest Dota 2 tournament in the world wrapped up. Alliance, a Swedish e-sports team, were crowned the champions and the recipients of the grand prize: $1.43 million dollars.
According to Valve, the developer of Dota 2, that amount is the biggest single-event prize awarded at a video game event.…Read More »
Xbox executive Marc Whitten says that the Xbox One will not require the Kinect to be plugged in for the console to function.
When Microsoft first unveiled the Xbox One, one of the things people took issue with was the fact that the console required the Kinect to function.…Read More »
A Microsoft spokesperson says that the Xbox One’s controller should eventually be compatible with PCs, with Microsoft hoping to make it happen by 2014.
The Microsoft representative told VentureBeat that a few things need to be worked on before the controller could be supported by the PC:
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“New wireless protocol, combined with the ability to work in ‘wired’ mode, and the addition of features like Impulse triggers, means that new software has to be written and optimized for the PC.
Apple has banned Joyful Executions, a game where you play as the commander of a North Korean firing squad.
The goal is to “process endless waves of various enemies of the state to keep the Divine Leader happy,” which basically means you execute defenseless “traitors” via firing squad.…Read More »
It looks like you won’t have to wait until November to see an unboxing of Microsoft’s next console, as they’ve just released an official unboxing video for the Xbox One.
Microsoft’s Larry Hryb serves as your guide throughout the video as he unboxes a retail version of the Xbox One Day One Edition.…Read More »
In what is most likely my favorite part of YouTube’s Geek Week yet, the website has placed a fully playable version of Atari’s Missile Command in any video. That’s right, you can do this with any video — like this one, for example.…Read More »
Apple’s free app of the week is Bad Piggies! Don’t worry, this isn’t more Angry Birds. While Bad Piggies is set in the same universe as our overexposed feathered friends, the Angry Birds spin-off is a very different game.
Instead of flinging birds from the side of the screen, you’re tasked with building crazy contraptions to help and guide the pigs.…Read More »
The Microsoft Xbox One gaming console is a true monster when it comes to the size of the device. The reason behind this, according to an unnamed Microsoft employee who spoke with Digital Foundry, is that it allows the console to stay turned on for ten years without kicking the bucket.…Read More »
A user on the Tech Inferno forums has posted a gaming setup unlike any other: An 11-inch MacBook Air connected via Thunderbolt to a dedicated Nvidia graphics card.
But as you can see in the image above, it isn’t exactly just a Thunderbolt cable connecting the two devices.…Read More »
Edward Snowden, who I’m sure we all know by now as the whistleblower that leaked the US government’s PRISM program, has his very own video game. It’s an endless runner too.
If you’ve ever played games like Temple Run or Canabalt, you’ll know exactly how to play it.…Read More »
Bethesda Game Studios is known for making some massive games. From Fallout 3 to the most recent Elder Scrolls game, Skyrim, the developer’s pedigree for making large, living worlds in video games is unquestioned. So when Alexander J. Velicky decided to submit an application to work at Bethesda, he created an epic mod that should make the developers (or anyone) proud.…Read More »
Microsoft says indies will now be able to self-publish on Xbox One, retail consoles can be used as dev kits
Microsoft appears to be hell-bent on fixing everything that people have complained about for the Xbox One. After completely reversing their used games policy and online requirements, the company has announced a new stance for how it will approach independent game developers.…Read More »
A video game programmer in Shenzen, China has left his day job programming video games to sell street food. The result? He doubled his salary.
According to Kotaku, the man left his job due to health issues:
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“The work hours of a programmer are long and arduous, sometimes we have to work overtime, though there was a lot of joy when we finished Yuan Zheng Online.
Due to Apple’s strict policies for its App Store, playing emulated games on iOS devices just isn’t possible unless you jailbreak your device. It’s the opposite of what it’s like on Android, where emulators can be easily found and installed from virtually anywhere.…Read More »
Not content with announcing a new sequel to Angry Birds Star Wars, Rovio is also bringing over the first game to consoles. Every. Single. Console.
When Angry Birds Star Wars makes its console debut this October, it’ll be available on every major current platform in video games.…Read More »
Before Sony came to the final design that we see today, the PlayStation 4 had some other interesting features that didn’t quite make the cut. One of them was the ability to measure the galvanic response of your skin as you held it.…Read More »
Microsoft representatives have confirmed that the Xbox One will allow users to play games while they’re still downloading to the system.
This means that the time it takes for users to actually play their digital games will be significantly reduced. It’s especially important for digital counterparts of disc-based games, since file sizes have traditionally been very large for those types of games and are poised to get even larger in the next-generation.…Read More »
Players of the popular game League of Legends can now be granted P-1 visas for the US, a type of visa intended for “individual athletes.” This means that the video game is now officially recognized by the US State Department as a professional sport.…Read More »
The long awaited annual Steam Summer sale has begun; this is time when the pockets of PC gamers take a serious beating as they attempt to take advantage of all the superb deals. The Summer Sales are usually around July where players are likely to get enormous discounts on games that were released in the first half of the year.…Read More »
According to a report from the South China Morning post, China is planning on ending its ban on video game consoles in the country. The production and sale of consoles were banned more than a decade ago in 2000 because authorities believed that video games were potentially unhealthy for the Chinese youth, especially games that contained large amounts of violence.…Read More »