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1:00 AM on 07.17.2013

Apple reportedly looking to buy the company behind Kinect

A report from Calcalist claims that Apple is looking to acquire PrimeSense, the 3D sensor company behind the original Kinect. Apple has offered $280 million to purchase the Israeli-based company after talks of including the 3...

Hamza CTZ Aziz





10:00 PM on 06.28.2013

Tech talk: Lead architect describes road to PlayStation 4

In this Gamelab 2013 lecture, PlayStation 4 lead architect Mark Cerny discusses the hurdles of developing for the notoriously-challenging PlayStation 3 and how that led to a more standardized approach (and lack of Cell proce...

Jordan Devore

10:00 AM on 06.28.2013

Razer Surround: Virtual surround to stereo sets, for free

Did you know that Razer has more software engineers than hardware engineers? While the company is known for its high-end (read: pricey) peripherals and daftly sleek gaming laptop, it does equally wild work on the software sid...

Steven Hansen

11:30 PM on 06.24.2013

Titanfall engineer on using the Xbox Live Cloud

Microsoft has been pushing the "infinite power of the cloud" hard with its Xbox One, perhaps partially to make up for the technological advantage held by Sony's PS4 specs, or maybe just for the sake of buzzwords. If they repe...

Steven Hansen

3:52 PM on 06.10.2013

NBA Live 14 redefines dribbling with bounceTek

I have been known to shoot some b-ball, usually outside of my school, so long as no one starts making trouble in my neighbourhood. That being said, I have played a fair bit of Basketball videogames too, and as foolish as boun...

Jason Cabral

8:30 AM on 05.23.2013

EA: PS4/Xbox One 'a generation ahead' of gaming PCs

The hype train is at full speed now the Xbox One and PS4 are both public knowledge, and Electronic Arts is riding first class. According to EA CTO Rajat Teneja, Sony and Microsoft have systems so magically powerful, they're f...

Jim Sterling

11:30 PM on 05.01.2013

Fallout fans: Build your own functional PIP-Boy today!

In the age of the iPhone, the benefits of an armband computer that weighs you down is ludicrous. Nevertheless, Fallout's PIP-Boy 3000 is among the most wanted fictional tech toys among game enthusiasts. Hell, even the milita...

Allistair Pinsof

6:30 PM on 04.29.2013

Microsoft's IllumiRoom sounds silly but looks neat

You may not instantly recognize the name, but you should remember hearing about Microsoft's attempt to expand gaming beyond the scope of televisions and on to physical walls using a projector. It sounded beyond gimmicky at f...

Jordan Devore

12:30 PM on 04.24.2013

Cerny: PS4 launch is stronger than any prior PS hardware

PS4 lead system architect Mark Cerny gave Gamasutra the full rundown on the upcoming system's hardware specs. During that talk, he very lightly touched on what we can expect for the PS4 launch. Though he couldn't gi...

Dale North

10:45 AM on 04.24.2013

PS4: Blu-ray media gradually installs in the background

The games industry is gradually moving toward games downloads, putting game data directly onto harddisks for quick and easy access. Sony has the same plan for the PS4 with their PlayGo system, which will even download digital...

Dale North

2:15 PM on 03.29.2013

GDC: Valve, virtual reality, and the Oculus Rift

Back in the day, everyone thought virtual reality was going to be the future of games. We made movies, TV shows, and even very bad early attempts to make head-mounted displays. All of those devices failed, and over time, VR d...

Daniel Starkey

12:30 PM on 03.29.2013

GDC: Epic shows off Unreal Engine 4 Infiltrator tech demo

Epic Games has once again used the Game Developers Conference to show off Unreal Engine 4. In this new "Infiltrator" demonstration video, we're shown a gritty world that, while I don't think it showcases the visual fide...

Jordan Devore





4:45 PM on 03.28.2013

GDC: Activision showcases its new ugly man tech

This week at the Game Developers Conference, Activision shared images and a real-time video demonstration of character tech during a talk about rendering realistic people without dipping into the uncanny valley. While not al...

Jordan Devore

12:00 PM on 03.27.2013

This real-time destruction tech demo is mesmerizing

It's not every day I see a tech demonstration and have the immediate reaction of "I want to play this!" but that's the power of destruction. Specifically, mouse clicking-induced destruction. Take a look at this NVIDIA GDC 20...

Jordan Devore

7:15 PM on 03.23.2013

PAX: NVIDIA's Project Shield shown off in full form

We were one of the very few that got hands-on time with Nvidia's Project Shield gaming system at CES earlier this year, but now they have the portable device on full display here at PAX East for attendees and press to try out...

Dale North

2:30 PM on 03.06.2013

Microsoft is interested in using Kinect tech for tablets

Some of us aren't so keen on using Kinect for playing most types of games, but that's not to say the technology doesn't have its applications elsewhere. Can you imagine Microsoft integrating Kinect with laptops or tablets? Ch...

Jordan Devore