Category Archives: hardware
Wed, Jun 19, 2013 | 15:38 BST
Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D topped the Media Create charts in Japan with 104,569 units moved, and ultimately helped provide 3DS with a much needed surge after disappointed hardware sales over the last couple of weeks. Sales of 3DS LL hit 29,533 units over the prior week’s 27,172 units, while 3DS sales saw the biggest jump out of the two offerings. The system moved 17,602 compared to 12,700 the prior week.
Tue, Jun 18, 2013 | 01:28 BST
A group of venture capitalists have ponied up $16 million to help “accelerate” the development of Oculus Rift as a commercial product.
Fri, Jun 14, 2013 | 20:38 BST
Console wars may be fun for fanboys and girls, and annoying to some; but in all it’s good for the industry, thinks EA’s Peter Moore. So much so, that if Microsoft and Sony weren’t duking it out at retail, there would only be one console powerhouse – which would not be a good thing for EA.
Wed, Jun 12, 2013 | 15:07 BST
Tomodachi Collection: New Life continued its reign on the Media Create charts in Japan for the June 3-9 period, bringing it’s life-to-date sales to the 1,090,875 mark since its April 18 release. The only new title to grace the top 20 was Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition, and it debuted at 11. Hardware sale continued to decline. Charts are below.
Mon, Jun 10, 2013 | 15:46 BST
MadCatz will debut an Android micro-console at E3 called Project M.O.J.O.
Wed, Jun 05, 2013 | 14:30 BST
After being knocked off the top of the Media Create charts for two weeks straight, Tomodachi Collection: New Life is back on top with 59,104 units sold. Life-to-date, the 3DS title has moved 1,044,088 units since its April 18 release. All hardware was down for the period, with 3DS LL showing the largest drop – 28,807units over last week’s 40,651 units. The smallest drop came from 3DS which was only down 3DS two units over the prior week.
Full hardware and software charts are below.
Sat, Jun 01, 2013 | 14:52 BST
Blustacks has an Android console coming to retail by the end of the year, and it’s called GamePop.
Fri, May 31, 2013 | 08:00 BST
Razer has proudly announced a new Blade which it is describing as “the world’s thinnest gaming laptop”, and is offering it on the cheap to indie developers.
Thu, May 30, 2013 | 22:19 BST
NVIDIA has announced its GeForce GTX 770 is now available and will run you around the $399 mark depending on the retailer. The GeForce GTX 770 features “the same desirable styling as the recently-released GeForce GTX 780, and compared to its predecessor is 15% faster thanks to higher clock speeds, 192 more CUDA Cores, and faster 7Gbps memory,” says the firm. The GTX 770 also supports GPU Boost 2.0, Overvolting, Display Overclocking, and ShadowPlay. Blue has a list of reviews if you wish to have a look.
Fri, May 31, 2013 | 19:36 BST
Microsoft has released a blog post discussing how Xbox One, development of which started in 2010, was designed with a “holistic” approach in mind.
Thu, May 30, 2013 | 17:26 BST
Wed, May 29, 2013 | 15:29 BST
Shin Megami Tensei 4 was released in Japan on May 23, and the Atlus title landed at number one of the software chart, moving 188,562 in three days. The RPG helped lagging 3DS sales surge over the prior week as well, with the system moving 40,651 units compared to 24,123 units last week.
Thu, May 23, 2013 | 20:15 BST
Nvidia has released its GTX 780 graphics card, and while it will run you £549, the thing clocks in at 863 Mhz and can be boosted to 900 Mhz. It also contains 3GB of DDR5 with a memory speed of 6Gbps. MCV says it also has “TDP of 250W and outputs via 2xDL-DVI slots, 1xHDMI and 1xDisplayport.” Whatever all that means. Just tell me if it makes things shiny and I’ll be pleased. Furthermore, the firm also launched its GeForce Experience software which will collects 20 minutes of game footage as you play, as well as analyzes your system to automatically choose the optimum settings configuration for whatever game you’re playing. Nifty.
Wed, May 22, 2013 | 23:10 BST
Wed, May 22, 2013 | 15:22 BST
Summon Night 5 debuted on the Media Create charts at number one in Japan, knocking Tomodachi Collection: New Life off it’s cushy spot for the time being. The Namco title moved 105,511 units on PSP. Hardware was down again this week. You can get both charts below.
Tue, May 21, 2013 | 21:11 BST
Major Nelson will be hosting a live stream at any minute discussing the architecture of Xbox One.
Tue, May 21, 2013 | 21:13 BST
Crytek has announced that its CryEngine 3 technology is “already primed for Xbox One,” and the firm is “equipped to start creating software for the system now.”
Wed, May 22, 2013 | 02:53 BST
Xbox One was announced today, and despite rumors to the contrary, VG247 was told in Londo today it will not require an always-on connection. However, we have heard conflicting reports regarding the need for an online connection, and whether the console will allow for used games to be played – another heavy rumor for eons.
Get the skinny on what is clear and what isn’t below.
Wed, May 22, 2013 | 11:59 BST
Xbox One has been revealed in Redmond. Here’s a rundown of the tech under the hood, as well as the new Kinect.
Mon, May 20, 2013 | 04:48 BST
Whilst not confirmed, the not-so-subtle hints coming from Microsoft’s Aaron Greenberg do indicate a very interesting Christmas for us all. Will both Sony and Microsoft be trying to muscle in on your holiday list?