Category Archives: hardware
Sat, Oct 12, 2013 | 16:49 BST
Ouya has a beta coming, which will test the console’s USB storage capabilities. The limited beta will be rolled out in phases beginning next week, and if you wish to take part, you will need to sign up through here. An update page notes the addition of videos to game pages, as well as bug fixes like the HDMI wakeup issue. More information on the system update can be found through the official Ouya website. Thanks, Joystiq.
Tue, Oct 08, 2013 | 19:24 BST
MadCatz will release its M.O.J.O. Android-console in December. It will support loads of different storefronts and along with playing Android games you can stream films and music as well. Games and movies will run in 1080p on your TV and it comes with Google Play and Nvidia TegraZone pre-installed – so everything previously purchased by users through both of those services will be downloadable through the cloud on your new, shiny console. M.O.J.O costs £219.99/$249.99 and will be out on December 10. Thanks, Eurogamer.
Tue, Oct 08, 2013 | 06:16 BST
Tue, Oct 08, 2013 | 20:15 BST
News about PS4 bundles has slowly been leaking out in the run up to launch, and Sony has now confirmed that 5 official bundles will be available in the UK at launch.
Mon, Oct 07, 2013 | 13:04 BST
Another kid has definitely broken an NDA and possibly endangered a parent’s job by posting footage of an Xbox One dev kit online. Check out some decent close up footage of the system before it gets taken down after the jump.
Mon, Oct 07, 2013 | 00:08 BST
Inspired by Neuromancer’s famous hacker-agent dynamic, Case and Molly is a game which pairs one player, wearing an Oculus Rift as a hacker in cyberspace and another as an agent in the real world, who uses three smartphones. The smartphones feed 3D video back to the Oculus Rift user, who must tell the agent whether she’s going the right way by displaying a green or a red cube.
Sun, Oct 06, 2013 | 22:08 BST
Sat, Oct 05, 2013 | 17:24 BST
Amazon’s set top box is slated for release around the holidays, according to a Wall Street Journal report. Rumors around the box have been swirling for a while and last we heard the system could be using a Qualcomm MPQ chip which is part of the Snapdragon processor line used in smart TVs and set-top boxes already in homes around the world. The box is said to make use of the firm’s Amazon Prime video streaming service, and will also run apps, play some Android games and stream music. The WSJ report states Amazon is currently in talks with various app developers and cable providers. Thanks, D’toid.
Mon, Oct 07, 2013 | 09:20 BST
Valve has posted a list of hardware specifications for its Steam Machine prototype, which it will send out to 300 testers this year and runs the firm’s SteamOS.
Fri, Oct 04, 2013 | 18:49 BST
Steam Controller: Creative Assembly could make a controller configuration for Total War: Rome 2 “within half an hour, certainly within an hour”
The Creative Assembly was able to try out Valve’s Steam Controller and according to the developers, it could put out a controller configuration file together for Total War: Rome 2 “within half an hour, certainly within an hour.”
Sun, Sep 29, 2013 | 00:30 BST
Team Meat’s Tommy Refenes had a chance to demo the Steam controller, and he’s very particular about his controllers.
Fri, Sep 27, 2013 | 13:24 BST
Thu, Sep 26, 2013 | 02:37 BST
Thu, Sep 26, 2013 | 00:14 BST
BioShock creator Ken Levine has received the news of Valve’s championing of Linux as part of a general trend towards more open platforms in gaming.
Wed, Sep 25, 2013 | 12:04 BST
Last year Linus Torvalds, project coordinator at Linux, said that Nvidia was “the single worst company” the Linux kernal has ever worked with. In fact, he famously gave them the finger. But it looks as if relations are thawing, as Nvidia has pledged to improve the usability of its kit with open source drivers. Torvalds has changed his stance to “cautiously optimistic.”
Wed, Sep 25, 2013 | 05:46 BST
Consoles will never again launch with better graphics and more power than PCs, according to Nvidia executive Tony Tamasi.
Wed, Sep 18, 2013 | 21:22 BST
AMD believes due to its chips being inside both Xbox One and PlayStation 4, it will have an “edge” when it comes to PC development.
Fri, Sep 13, 2013 | 14:06 BST
NPD released its August figures for the US overnight reporting a rise in software sales of 21% and a 40% year-over-year decline in hardware sales.
Fri, Sep 13, 2013 | 07:22 BST
Speaking to Fox Business, Playstation America’s President and CEO Jack Tretton said that the upcoming “console war” between the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One would “reinvigorate” the games business. He went on to liken releasing games for old consoles to “TV re-runs” and discuss why the games industry is healthier than ever.
Fri, Sep 13, 2013 | 02:18 BST
Sixense, the team behind the Razer Hydra’s core technology have launched their new motion controller on Kickstarter: The STEM System. The STEM system consists of a base station and up to five wireless STEMs, which track motion and can be clipped to your body (head, hands, legs) or inserted into the back System’s wireless controllers. The base with just two controllers will set you back $200 while the pack with a STEM for head tracking will cost another $50. There’s a video of PAX attendees looking excited after the jump.