0 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on December 18, 2012 under Featured, Hardware
Despite the fact that next-gen hardware is expected to be far more powerful than what we have at the moment, John Carmack, the guy behind id Software and titles like Doom and Quake, believes that the upcoming console releases from Microsoft and Sony will still have plenty of games that are capped at 30 frames per second. While most responses to this revelation will likely be along the lines of,... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on December 12, 2012 under Featured, Hardware
We had a lot of details appear yesterday about Microsoft's next-gen gaming system, but as usual most of it was speculative. Today we have some similar guesses and maybes, this time coming from Crytek's CEO, Cevat Yerli, who also thinks we're looking at at least 8GB of RAM in the Xbox 720. "Memory is the single most important thing that is always going to be underbalanced - I've never seen a con... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on October 17, 2012 under Featured, Hardware, Playstation 3, Wii, Xbox 360
The big three console makers, Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo, have all registered to appear at Gadget Show Live Christmas (GSLC), pledging to make quite a splash with large booths and plenty on show. Set to begin on the 30th of November, the GSLC will likely feature the Wii U from Nintendo, since it will have been released the morning of the show in the UK and the rest of Europe - though whether ... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on September 25, 2012 under Featured, Hardware
So far streaming gaming hasn't been much of a threat to console manufacturers. OnLive and Gaikai are the two big names in that industry and the former of them had to be saved from administration earlier this year - while the latter got bought by Sony. They both offer the ability to play AAA games without needing the high end hardware usually required, but due to latency issues, the need for extra ... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on September 11, 2012 under Featured, Hardware
Sony is set to show off its own version of an augmented reality headset at the Tokyo Game Show, which according to a trailer will offer "360 degree immersive sensation," something which the Japanese electronics maker considers the "future of entertainment." Currently in the "prototype-SR" stage of development, the new design looks to be a reworked version of Sony's HMZ 3D headset, this time wi... more.
1 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on September 4, 2012 under Featured, Hardware
Gamestop's CEO Paul Raines has been speaking about the next generation line up of consoles and his predictions for their release dates - something that has so far remained largely speculative. Granted that's like all Mr Raine is going on also, but he's in a better position than most to guess. According to rumours he's heard circulating and his own thoughts, Mr Raines believes that while we'll c... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Karin E. Skoog on July 11, 2012 under Featured, HW News, Hardware
Ready for a new console? Not just the rumored PS4 and Xbox 720…but an entirely new system? Even if your initial reaction to a new console is rather apprehensive, those feelings will likely be short lived when you hear the details on this sucker. Creator of the new console will be Yves Béhar – award-winning industrial designer, designer of the wireless Jambox console, founder of Fusepro... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Karin E. Skoog on July 7, 2012 under Featured, HW News, Hardware
AVGN (or the Angry Video Game Nerd) has gained widespread acclaim among gamers online because, well, his videos are just plain hilarious! His series was the winner of the Open Web Awards for Best Online Video Web Series in 2009. He reviews old games – games that are sometimes unplayable due to their difficulty – always yelling obscenities at games and frequently destroying them. If you ... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Karin E. Skoog on June 30, 2012 under HW News, Hardware
In a recent article, we noted the popularity that video games gained in the UK, surpassing dolls on the wish lists of young girls. Experts cite this as a beneficial trend, given the importance of technology in modern life. An US-based video game lab is taking this one step further, using video games to gauge the technological capabilities of students. According to the press release on Marke... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Karin E. Skoog on June 27, 2012 under HW News, Hardware
Statistics will sometimes surprise you. After all, how many of you would have guessed that American female gamers would outnumber boys 17 and under? Going along those lines, there is another (possibly surprising) fact about the female gaming population – girls prefer video games over dolls…British girls that is. A recent study by the German energy company E.ON shows that video games hav... more.
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