Category Archives: hardware
Tue, Apr 02, 2013 | 18:33 BST
Epic Games showed off its gorgeous Unreal Engine 4 during GDC. VG247′s technologically inept Stephany Nunneley witnessed and felt the hotness in the standing-room only mini-theater.
Sat, Mar 30, 2013 | 01:29 GMT
Sat, Mar 30, 2013 | 00:54 GMT
Well, they explained the premise in a more clinical manner. Says company president Tony Bartel about the prospects of the PlayStation 4 on a conference call, as reported by GamesIndustry International: “We do believe demand will far outpace supply within the launch window, although we have been given no official numbers by Sony,”
Sat, Mar 23, 2013 | 16:19 GMT
Wii Mini is of little interest to UK gamers, according to one of GAME’s flagship stores.
Wed, Mar 20, 2013 | 14:10 GMT
Sword Art Online: Infinity Moment and Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix went head-to-head on Media Create’s charts for the week of March 11-17, with Namco’s debut besting Square’s by only 9,766 units.
Fri, Mar 15, 2013 | 16:00 GMT
Wii U moved 66,000 units in the US last month according to NPD data released in a Macquarie Capital analyst note. According to the note, the system came in last place in sales, with Xbox 360 moving 302,000 units and PS3 263,000 units. The firm felt Wii U showed well with 45% growth month-over-month, with the Deluxe model showing an 70% increase in consumer demand. Thanks GI International.
Wed, Mar 13, 2013 | 14:54 GMT
Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F and Soul Sacrifice took the top spots in the Media Create charts for the period of March 4-10, with the former moving 110,229 units on PS3 and Comcept’s debut moving 92,396 units on Vita. The handheld also took the top spot on the hardware charts, thanks to last month’s price drop. While sales were only up 1,038 units over the week prior, it still moved 63,581 units which is considerably better than its recent sales history.
Sat, Mar 09, 2013 | 14:46 GMT
Piston, Xi3′s Valve-backed micro PC expected to be the first of a number of Steam boxes, will be available for pre-order at SXSW.
Tue, Mar 05, 2013 | 18:00 GMT
Microsoft’s president of Interactive Entertainment Business Don Mattrick, has said the firm’s doesn’t consider Valve a competitor despite the firm readying a living room system of its own.
Sat, Mar 02, 2013 | 18:32 GMT
Tue, Feb 26, 2013 | 17:04 GMT
The general consensus is that future consoles will be digital only, and something Eidos life president Ian Livingstone agrees with fully.
Sun, Feb 24, 2013 | 23:04 GMT
In a lengthy and involved blog post, legendary engineer John Carmack has gone into detail on the problems he and the Oculus Rift team face trying to achieve the virtual reality dream. The headset-tech requires a maximum latency of about 20 milliseconds to feel like genuine head movement, Carmack said, but current systems only achieve average response times of 100 milliseconds. Carmack’s discussion of how he’s tackling this issue is technical but fascinating. Valve’s Michael Abrash has shared similar thoughts in the past.
Thu, Feb 21, 2013 | 12:44 GMT
NEOGEO X will receive a collection of 15 additional game cards in America from late April, SNK Playmore has confirmed. The games will come as part of NEOGEO X Classics: Volume I pack, and can be used with all versions of the handheld.
Wed, Feb 20, 2013 | 12:16 GMT
Tue, Feb 19, 2013 | 16:29 GMT
Nvidia has revealed its GeForce GTX Titan graphics card featuring Kepler architecture. The firm claims the card features “advanced thermal and acoustic characteristics,” which will support the “new wave of small form-factor gaming PCs.” The reveal comes after AMD said its “Sea Islands” card was still not ready for prime time. However, don’t expect the new card to be cheap: Titan will run you $999/£827 with its 2,668 GPU cores, output of “4.5 Teraflops of single precision and 1.3 Teraflops of double precision processing power. Expect it on UK shelves starting February 25. Tom’s Hardware has a nice breakdown of the card through here. Thanks, GI International.
Sun, Feb 17, 2013 | 22:23 GMT
Industry analyst Michael Pachter expects Sony to announce a price-cut for PS3 next week along with the announcement of a new console. According to Pachter, the a price-cut should go into effect on “February 21st,” and he expects it to hit somewhere around the $199 mark. He also expects Microsoft to counter the reduction with one of its own by E3. next week can’t get here soon enough, right? Thanks, GI International.
Sat, Feb 16, 2013 | 14:01 GMT
Sony has released a short retrospective video which provides a look at the original PlayStation. It chronicles the console’s launch as well as that of the DualShock Controller. We’re going to assume two more of these will be released for PS2 and PS3, respectively. Seems obvious now what next week is all about doesn’t it? Still, we won’t know for sure until then. Watch below. Thanks, CyberMarco.
Fri, Feb 15, 2013 | 15:20 GMT
Thu, Feb 14, 2013 | 18:12 GMT
OUYA has around 481 games coming to the new platform. Lucky for you, OUYAForum is keeping track of all the titles, and even has links to each of the games confirmed for the platform. The list of games is constantly being updated, so you should probably check in once in a while to see what’s new. OUYA is slated for release in June.
Thu, Feb 14, 2013 | 17:28 GMT
Sony has detailed the God of War: Ascension bundles to be made available in Europe a bit more, which means if you don’t want a white PS3 with a Gold Controller, you can get the console in black instead. White shows a lot of smudges, well, it does in my animal filled house. Anyway, it’s nice to have options, and you can also pick up the Gold DualShock Controller separately. All console bundles come with a 500GB system. Hit up the links for more information. Thanks, CyberMarco.