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GameFace VR

Oculus Rift has some competition: meet GameFace


Yes, they do say 'Get your GameFace on'
Jan 14
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... read
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Artificial muscle brings a new kind of rumble
You know how controller rumble works right now, don't you? In most controllers you'll find a couple of motors that spin weights. These spin up when you're supposed to feel the rumble effect, and then begin spinning down when ... read feature

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Hands-on with new prototype impresses
We've been following Oculus Rift since its very beginnings. We were honored to be one of the first to play with one of the earliest prototypes, demonstrated by none other than John Carmack himself. Last year's CES was Oc... read feature

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You're going to want Nvidia's G-SYNC


When it's cheaper, and if you use Nvidia GPUs
Jan 09
We've known about Nvidia’s G-Sync tech for a bit, but seeing how it performs first hand at CES today has moved the purchase of new compatible hardware up my priority list by quite a bit. Nvidia had several of the newly ... read
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Steam Machine: 12 partners are making machines so far


Alienware listed among them
Jan 06
CES 2014 is the big coming out party for Valve's Steam Machines. I'm seeing one bright and early tomorrow morning here in Las Vegas, coming from Digital Storm. Later tomorrow evening I'll be attending Valve's press conference... read
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The Snowdrop Engine

Ubisoft thinks The Division's Snowdrop Engine is amazing


Ubisoft is all next-gen and stuff
Dec 09
Ubisoft released a video showing off the Snowdrop Engine from The Division, and it seems like they thinks it's really cool. In fact, they say that "never before has a video game reached this level of detail." I think th... read
DICE tech photo
DICE tech

DICE CEO ponders using cloud power to create clouds


Prepare 4 weather
Dec 03
In a recent Guardian interview, EA DICE head Patrick Söderlund talked about some of the new avenues cloud computing is opening for developers and posed the question, "what if we had servers where it pulls in just things ... read
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inFamous: Second Son

Check out the new inFamous screens with neon powers!


Next-gen beanie graphics!
Nov 25
We're seeing a ton of inFamous: Second Son media lately. After the release of the recent trailer, the floodgates have opened, so to speak. And now, the Facebook page for the game has released a set pictures showing off the ne... read
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6 Million Dollar Ram

Crucial announces that DDR4 RAM is coming out soon


We have the technology
Nov 18
Crucial are rolling out the next-generation of memory, and it might be available as early as the end of 2013. Crucial has a promo up on their site for the new DDR4 memory, and there are lots of fancy graphics showing you just... read
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Watch TV in a new way
You probably won't buy an Xbox One to watch television, but television watching seems to be pretty neat with all the integration and applications Microsoft have worked into their new console.  They want you to always hav... read feature

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Hands... er, voice-on with Xbox One
I had a chance to see exactly how Xbox One's interface works with the Kinect sensor in a demonstration last week. After seeing several examples and even trying it out for myself, I came away impressed at how well the voice co... read feature

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Well, tech heads will enjoy it
Sony and Wired invite you for a peek inside the angular next-gen game system known as the PS4. All its innards, including the CPU, GPUs, optical drive, memory, cooling systems and more, are on display in this video. Sony's Y... read feature

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Project Flare, Square Enix's cloud-based tech


They're partnering with Ubisoft to kick it off
Nov 05
Square Enix's move into cloud gaming is called Project Flare. It's not cloud games, though -- it's more about the technology running the games. They announced that they're working with companies such as Ubisoft to explore the... read
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Sony CEO CES keynote

Sony CEO Kaz Hirai delivering CES opening keynote


Ridge Racer!
Oct 24
CES isn't until after Christmas. January, in fact. But we seem to be in the habit of preparing for holidays months in advance, so put away your Christmas lights and pull out your CES 4K LEDs because it's late October and Chri... read
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Microsoft testing their own version of Google Glass


Glassholes rejoice
Oct 23
Do you know what a glasshole is? That's a street term for a person that uses Google Glass. I like the term, but I'm not hating on Glass users. Have you tried Google Glass. I have, and I think it's really neat. It seems that M... read
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Kinect

Mondelez wants to use Kinects to watch you buy snacks


Put down those Oreos!
Oct 18
Mondelez International (Oreo, Wheat Thins, Nabisco) is exploring a pilot program that will have Kinects monitoring shoppers as they look around the snack aisle, ABC News reports. "The technology looks at facial features to de... read
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Nvidia

Nvidia hopes to stop screen tearing with G-Sync


Hardware solution to address stuttering
Oct 18
Nvidia has announced G-Sync, a technology said to eliminate screen tearing, input lag, and stutter. This is a module that's built into monitors, synchronizing them with the GPU's output. Sounds fantastic on paper -- and Epic'... read
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Xbox One GPU unlock

Microsoft will unlock Xbox One GPU reserves for devs


Xbox One key will...unlock its true potential
Oct 03
A whopping 10 percent of the Xbox One's GPU is reserved for the Kinect and app running (in the concurrent-running Snap Mode). "The current reservation provides strong isolation between the title and the system and simplifie... read
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Getting technical with underwater gameplay
Water is usually a background element in action/adventure games. Or at best, water gets a temporary spotlight in levels that let you take a break from standard play -- a quick splash and then back to land.  It's rarely e... read feature

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Xbox One facts and component details
Microsoft has just released some interesting facts and new details for their upcoming console, the Xbox One. A Day One edition of the console has been unboxed and explored -- one of less than 20 that exist on our planet. Alo... read feature

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Turtle Beach acquires Parametric Sound Corporation


Sound tech to benefit gaming products
Aug 06
Turtle Beach, makers of fine gaming headsets, has just announced plans to acquire Parametric Sound Corporation in a reverse merger. The transaction is scheduled to close before the end of the year. This small San Diego-bawed ... read
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Nvidia's Project Logan GPU brings PC graphics to mobile


Huge upgrade in mobile graphics processing
Jul 24
At SIGGRAPH this week, NVIDIA and Epic Games teamed up to unveil their next-gen mobile processor, Project Logan. This GPU is based on the Kepler architecture that powers what NVIDIA has been putting in desktops and notebooks... read
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New invention will let you feel virtual objects


By getting blown
Jul 23
Virtual reality is cool and all, but you can't actually physically feel what's happening in these experiences. It's all happening in your head, but Disney is looking to change that with Aireal, a new invention that blows puf... read
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Apple reportedly looking to buy the company behind Kinect


Siri and Kinect K.I.S.S.I.N.G?
Jul 17
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... read
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Mark Cerny

Tech talk: Lead architect describes road to PlayStation 4


A fascinating lecture from Mark Cerny
Jun 28
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... read
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Razer Surround

Razer Surround: Virtual surround to stereo sets, for free


Get the best performance out of your audio equipment and help a good cause
Jun 28
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... read
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Titanfall & Xbox Cloud

Titanfall engineer on using the Xbox Live Cloud


Man yells about cloud
Jun 24
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... read
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NBA Live 14 redefines dribbling with bounceTek


bounceTek? Really?
Jun 10
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... read
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EA: PS4/Xbox One 'a generation ahead' of gaming PCs


Choo choo! Hype train a-comin'!
May 23
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... read
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Tech

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


*Assuming you are much smarter than me
May 01
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... read
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Microsoft

Microsoft's IllumiRoom sounds silly but looks neat


This proof-of-concept looks worth expanding
Apr 29
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... read
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Cerny: PS4 launch is stronger than any prior PS hardware


PC to PS4 ports take weeks, not months
Apr 24
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... read






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