Category Archives: hardware
Wed, Dec 04, 2013 | 15:09 GMT
Epic has released a new video in its Inside Unreal series, and its part two of the firm’s VFX in the Infiltrator Demo for Unreal Engine 4.
Fri, Nov 22, 2013 | 18:18 GMT
Research firm IHS has released a teardown video which shows the various components inside Sony’s PlayStation 4.
Tue, Nov 19, 2013 | 16:58 GMT
PlayStation 4 costs Sony $381 make, which according to a report on AllThingsD, is just $18 under the consumer cost of $399.
Mon, Nov 18, 2013 | 15:55 GMT
Ouya’s developers have announced a new, limited edition model that will be available for the holidays. The console, in all-white, is rather stylish and is available to pre-order now.
Sat, Nov 09, 2013 | 15:12 GMT
PlayJam has announced GameStick will not be released to the public until next week due to production and logistics delays, says the firm’s chief marketing officer Anthony Johnson.
Thu, Nov 07, 2013 | 03:26 GMT
According to Japanese news agency Yonhap, the PlayStation 4 now has an official Korean launch date of December 17. The unit will be priced at ₩498,000, which translates to roughly $500 US. If Google Translate is at all a reliable service, there will be 19 launch titles, of which five will be fully localised into Korean.
Tue, Nov 05, 2013 | 03:36 GMT
Square Enix has announced it’s working on a new architecture for cloud gaming, tentatively titled Project Flare, which is currently set to be launched two or three years from now. Project Flare will leverage a number of servers tied together as a “virtual supercomputer” to compartmentalise various types of processing, a boost in power the company thinks will “revolutionise the way users interact”.
Tue, Nov 05, 2013 | 02:57 GMT
The 3.00 update for the PlayStation Vita has launched, adding various features including a ‘Panoramic Camera’ mode, better Parental Controls and the application which links the Vita to a PlayStation 4. The update also revamps the friends app and allows you to transfer content between your PS3 and Vita over Wi-Fi.
Mon, Nov 11, 2013 | 22:31 GMT
Gameon Daily has posted a shaky video of someone playing Killer Instinct with the Xbox One’s snap mode enabled, searching the Internet and even watching a few Youtube videos while playing the game, although eventually the game gets squashed into a thoroughly unplayable portion of the screen. It all looks pretty slick, check it out below.
Wed, Oct 30, 2013 | 21:35 GMT
Gamestop has reopened its US Xbox One pre-orders for a “limited time” for customers willing to throw down $100 towards the console’s $499 price. These pre-orders will guarantee a console on its November 22 launch date and only one will be available per customer. The pre-order is available online or in-store and there’s no indication of stock levels yet. Some Microsoft and Gamestop PR quotes after the break.
Tue, Oct 29, 2013 | 04:03 GMT
A price drop is imminent for the high-end segment of Nividia’s 700 series to combat AMD’s latest addition to the market, the R9 290x and R9 290 graphics cards. Nvidia is also adding free games and significant discount coupons for Shield to sweeten the deal.
Fri, Oct 25, 2013 | 20:22 BST
Ouya founder and CEO Julie Uhrman has said to expect “Ouya 2.0″ and an updated controller to launch sometime next year.
Thu, Oct 24, 2013 | 05:39 BST
Gamesbeat, the video games reporting side of Venturebeat have taken some fantastic snaps illustrating the difference between the buttons and sticks of the DualShock 4 and 3. Check them out after the break.
Thu, Oct 24, 2013 | 01:47 BST
Wed, Oct 23, 2013 | 22:37 BST
Wed, Oct 23, 2013 | 22:36 BST
The new Kinect will require you to stand only 1.4m (four and a half feet) away from the sensor if you’re playing alone instead of 1.8m (six feet) like the original Kinect, a leaked Brazilian Xbox One installation manual has revealed. If playing with a friend, you’ll have to stand about 1.8m (six feet) away from the new Kinect, instead of two metres. Additionally the sensor has to be placed half a metre off the ground and no higher than 1.8m in the air.
Tue, Oct 22, 2013 | 21:04 BST
Epic Games has released a new video as part of its “Inside Unreal” series, which shares what’s happening under the hood of Unreal Engine 4. Below in part one, have a look at the video effects inside the Infiltrator Demo become verses on how GPU particle simulation and collision, dynamic particle lights and other VFX are used to “ground the world and add richness to the environment.” The real-time demonstration is narrated by senior visual effects artist Tim Elek and senior technical writer Zak Parrish.
Sat, Oct 19, 2013 | 20:19 BST
Nvidia Shield: GameStream out later this month, supports GRID cloud gaming, Shield Console Mode detailed
Nividia has announced its desire for a connected gaming ecosystem and plans to implement a streaming technology standard called Nvidia GameStream which upon release later this month with support over 50 games for local PC streaming on its handheld Shield console. In the future, the firm plans to add the ability to play these games on the go through its Nvidia Grid cloud gaming service. The firm also detailed its Shield Console Mode, which transforms the portable into a full gaming and entertainment console on your big-screen TV. To celebrate the release of GameStream on October 28, the firm is offering $100 off Shield plus free copies of Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag, Splinter Cell Blacklist and Batman: Arkham Origins with the purchase of select GeForce GTX graphics cards. More details through the link.
Sat, Oct 19, 2013 | 14:28 BST
Oculus Rift’s inventors are working on a 4K resolution headset, according to the firm’s CEO Brendan Iribe.
Fri, Oct 18, 2013 | 17:22 BST
Nvidia has announced Twitch functionality will be featured in a future GeForce Experience update, enabling ShadowPlay users to stream captured gameplay directly to Twitch. ShadowPlay is a free-to-use way to record gameplay within GeForce Experience and utilizes an on-board H.264 encoder built into GeForce GTX 600 and 700 Series graphics cards. You can find out more about the tech through the link and the video below.