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4:30 PM on 01.20.2014

Neat idea: A headset that can help stop gamer rage

I don't know anyone who hasn't at one point in the life or another gotten upset at a videogame, whether that be due to bad design, an inability to play well enough, or something else entirely. Sam Matson has a novel solution ...

Jordan Devore

7:30 PM on 01.17.2014

Valve isn't planning to release its VR hardware

Virtual reality had a big presence at the Steam Dev Days event in Seattle this week -- both from Oculus Rift, as expected, but also from Valve. The company demonstrated its own prototype VR hardware that, in the words of Trip...

Jordan Devore

2:15 PM on 01.17.2014

Nintendo lowers 2014 Wii U sales forecast from 9M to 2.8M

Nintendo has revised its financial forecasts for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2014 and the Wii U has taken a substantial hit. The company's sales forecast for the console has gone from 9 million to 2.8 million, while the ...

Jordan Devore

4:45 PM on 01.15.2014

Steam Controllers are getting a redesign

Developers attending Valve's Steam Dev Days event have been tweeting like crazy. One of the more notable reports to come out of this developer-only conference is that the divisive Steam Controller will undergo serious changes...

Jordan Devore



Review: Nyrius Aries Pro Wireless HD for Laptops photo
Review: Nyrius Aries Pro Wireless HD for Laptops
by Dale North

Connecting your PC (or game console) to your television isn't necessarily difficult, but the cabling can be a bit of a hassle. The HDMI outputs on better laptops and most GPUs make it easier by sending both video and audio over one cable, but an optimal setup would still require Ethernet cabling as well. And if your PC is far away from your television, the situation gets a bit messier. 

What if you could just leave your PC in its room and send the audio and video signals wirelessly? Nyrius' Aries Pro lets you do exactly that. I spent a week with the set in my home, trying it out on console gaming, PC gaming, and a bit of web surfing. Read on for our full review

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11:30 AM on 01.14.2014

Oculus Rift has some competition: meet GameFace

Back in 2012 we first heard about the vision of Oculus Rift: to make virtual reality a relevant conversation again by bringing the technology up to today's standards, with low-latency head tracking for optimal immersion. Sinc...

Darren Nakamura

7:30 PM on 01.13.2014

Oculus Rift games could be more expensive, says CEO

Speaking to GamesIndustry International, Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe has suggested games supporting virtual-reality devices like the Oculus Rift may be more expensive for consumers. "It's going to be up to the developers," he sa...

Jordan Devore

6:00 PM on 01.10.2014

Polk Audio's Melee headphones are nice, but expensive

Polk Audio has crafted gaming headphones called the Melee that was created in tandem with the sound engineers of the Halo and Forza series to deliver top-quality sound. It's a pretty ambitious project, and overall, I'd say it paid off. I'm impressed, but $200 is pretty hefty for a device that's mostly tailored towards one console.

Chris Carter





2:30 PM on 01.10.2014

3DS game sales were up 45 percent last year

It's clear the 3DS is in its prime, but here's some data to back up that sentiment. According to Nintendo, upwards of 16 million packaged and digital games were sold for 3DS last year, representing a more than 45 percent incr...

Jordan Devore

12:45 PM on 01.09.2014

Amazon is selling Crystal White PlayStation Vitas

Huh. Amazon is selling standalone Crystal White PlayStation Vitas for $199 right now. These are the same Wi-Fi models that are available in a bundle with Assassin's Creed III: Liberation which, say what you will about the gam...

Jordan Devore



PlayStation Now hands-on impressions photo
PlayStation Now hands-on impressions
by Dale North

Sony set up a media mixer today outside of CES to let us get a better look at PlayStation Now, their new streaming technology they announced this morning. The same games were available on the Vita and Bravia television demo stations: God of War: Ascension, Puppeteer, The Last of Us, and Beyond: Two Souls.

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12:15 PM on 01.07.2014

Sony sold 4.2 million PS4s as of December 28

And here we are. For those who wanted something to compare the Xbox One's three million sales in 2013 against, Sony has come out with the PlayStation 4 figures for last year. Announced by Sony Computer Entertainment CEO Andre...

Jordan Devore

2:45 PM on 01.06.2014

Nintendo has to pay royalties for every 3DS sold

As a followup to Tomita Technologies International's patent infringement case against Nintendo for using its camera technology in the 3DS, U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff ruled last month that Nintendo would need to pay royalt...

Jordan Devore



Review: SteelSeries Stratus iOS controller photo
Review: SteelSeries Stratus iOS controller
by Chris Carter

MFi controllers really have the ability to be a game changer for iOS devices. But they're in their infancy, and not only are a select amount of games supported, but they also have some limitations. So far, I've reviewed the Logitech Powershell and MOGA Ace Power -- two controllers that are wired, and only work for specific iPhone flavored devices.

Out of nowhere comes a new challenger -- the SteelSeries Stratus line for iOS, which allows for the same four trigger, dual analog control system of the Ace Power, but this time, with wireless support.

If only it were priced a tad cheaper.

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11:30 AM on 01.06.2014

Microsoft sold three million Xbox Ones last year

According to Microsoft, more than three million Xbox One consoles were sold in 2013 worldwide. The system was available in 13 countries and, as you may remember, sold over a million units within the first 24 hours after launc...

Jordan Devore

12:30 PM on 01.02.2014

The Xbox One could've released without a disc drive

In the what-if scenario of the day, Microsoft Studios head Phil Spencer tells OXM that the company considered making the Xbox One a "purely disc-less console." Another forward-looking idea for the system that didn't pan out, ...

Jordan Devore