Category Archives: hardware
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.
Thu, Sep 12, 2013 | 23:39 BST
In order to capture video from the PS3, you either had to plug in a capture card to its AV port, or illegally strip the HDCP copy protection out of its HDMI signal. Well, the PlayStation 4 doesn’t have an AV port, so it seems like for the moment it might be impossible to legally obtain PS4 gameplay footage to upload to Youtube. In response to this potential problem, Sony’s president has responded ambiguously on Twitter, so check that out after the jump.
Thu, Sep 12, 2013 | 22:48 BST
Speaking to Nikkei’s Tech On! blog, Andrew House, the president of Sony Computer Entertainment has revealed the company has no plans for the Vita TV “in the US and European market at this point”. The box will be released in Japan first due to there being “no leading company in Japan’s video streaming market” then afterwards, China and South Korea.
Thu, Sep 12, 2013 | 14:41 BST
GameStick will be released globally in October, PlayJam has announced. Originally set for a September 30 release, after its initial June delay, the Android console will now release globally on October 29 for $79.99/£79.99. PlayJam has said it will still send out GameStick to its remaining Kickstarter backers before the system lands at retail, and the first sets started shipping to backers in August.
Tue, Sep 10, 2013 | 22:56 BST
The NPD Group has found more kids play console and PC games than mobile, but that’s likely to change next year. Over the last four years, the number of children playing games on tablets and smartphones has increased by a factor of eight, while console and PC gaming in the same space has seen a steady decline.
Tue, Sep 10, 2013 | 01:14 BST
PrioVR is a full body VR Kit on Kickstarter that works alongside the Oculus Rift, “8x faster than Kinect”
One of the odd things about using an Oculus Rift is the disconnect between the very immediate and naturalistic input of head tracking and the abstraction of hitting A to jump. A new Kickstarter by Yei Technology is setting out to remedy this problem by making a full body harness that’s bristling with sensors, to translate your full body movements into virtual environments.
Tue, Sep 10, 2013 | 01:05 BST
AMD are set to drop the prices of their high end graphics cards in Australia, including the HD 7990, HD 7970 and HD 7950. Additionally, they’ll be rolling the Orbtastic Saints Row 4 into their “Never settle” program, which essentially means it’ll be bundled in with the GPUs above. Prices after the break.
Tue, Sep 10, 2013 | 08:26 BST
The Playstation 4 is set to launch next year in Japan, signalling a shift in Sony’s regional priorities. Sony announced that the delay compared to the western release was to ensure that western titles were all localised prior to the console’s release.
Mon, Sep 09, 2013 | 07:48 BST
Kind of blurry photo after the jump, no other details yet released.
Mon, Sep 09, 2013 | 10:55 BST
Sony’s announced a new Vita iteration, the PS Vita 2000, which will be 20% thinner and 15% lighter than the existing model.
Mon, Sep 09, 2013 | 05:52 BST
Tue, Sep 03, 2013 | 16:12 BST
Oculus Rift users sometimes report nausea, motion sickness and similar symptoms. Nate Mitchell, vice president of product at the VR goggles’ developer, has assured that everything’s being done to counter the problem.
Thu, Aug 22, 2013 | 15:41 BST
Thu, Aug 22, 2013 | 12:00 BST
The found of Oculus Palmer Luckey has stated that VR tech may be able to achieve “Matrix level virtual reality” virtual reality within just a few years, “depending on how lucky we are.”
Thu, Aug 22, 2013 | 03:44 BST
Microsoft’s Phil Harrison has stated that he believes Xbox One’s launch line-up of 23 games is the best “in the history of consoles.”
Wed, Aug 21, 2013 | 15:32 BST
Sony has confirmed that PlayStation 4 pre-orders are way ahead of its predecessors.
Wed, Aug 21, 2013 | 15:07 BST
Crytek has lifted the lid on the next version of its CryEngine game development tools. The first change is that it’ll no longer be identified by a number as they believe it’s now a completely different beast to when it started.
Wed, Aug 21, 2013 | 09:19 BST
Walmart will begin taking a second round of Xbox One and PlayStation 4 pre-orders from August 24th, the company has announced.
Wed, Aug 21, 2013 | 08:46 BST
A video is currently doing the internet rounds which seems to be an advert for Ouya. It’s what you might call a little over-the-top, and, although a cartoon, maybe not safe for work.
Mon, Aug 12, 2013 | 01:37 BST
You can now order the Virtuix Omini treadmill, a walking controller designed for use with the Oculus Rift headset.