Join us! Nintendo Enthusiast Forums
dark        
 
 

#Technology


Xbox One and TV photo

Xbox One and television: working together

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 have your Xbox One...

 
 
Xbox One Kinect photo

Xbox One's Kinect: impressive control, instant access

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 commands work.&nb...

 
 
 photo

You're going to want to watch this PS4 teardown

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 Yasuhiro Ootori ...

 
 
 photo

Project Flare, Square Enix's cloud-based tech

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 potential of c...

 
 
Sony CEO CES keynote photo

Sony CEO Kaz Hirai delivering CES opening keynote

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 Christmas is practi...

 
 
 photo

Microsoft testing their own version of Google Glass

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 Microsoft also t...

 
 
Kinect photo

Mondelez wants to use Kinects to watch you buy snacks

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 determine gender ...

 
 
Nvidia photo

Nvidia hopes to stop screen tearing with G-Sync

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's Tim Sweeney h...

 
 
Xbox One GPU unlock photo

Microsoft will unlock Xbox One GPU reserves for devs

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 simplifies game developm...

 
 
ACIV Underwater photo

Exploring the depths of the ocean in Assassin's Creed IV

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 ever a focus in ...

 
 
Unboxing Xbox One photo

New Xbox One details revealed with unboxing

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. Along with this un...

 
 
 photo

Turtle Beach acquires Parametric Sound Corporation

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 sound company s...

 
 
 photo

Nvidia's Project Logan GPU brings PC graphics to mobile

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 this past year...

 
 
 photo

New invention will let you feel virtual objects

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 puffs of air at pe...

 
 
 photo

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 3D technology in...

 
 
Mark Cerny photo

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 processor) with the ...

 
 
Razer Surround photo

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 side. Case in poin...

 
 
Titanfall & Xbox Cloud photo

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 repeat the "infinit...

 
 
 photo

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 bounceTek sounds, i...

 
 
 photo

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 five years ahead...

 
 
Tech photo

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 military wants a piec...

 
 
Microsoft photo

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 first, but the p...

 
 
 photo

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 give a title coun...

 
 
PS4 and Blu-ray photo

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 titles as they...

 
 
Valve and the Oculus Rift photo

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 dropped out of o...

 
 




Got news? [email protected]

         

Reviews   filter by...

YIIK: A Postmodern RPG"Dropping the ball"

 

My Time at Portia"A city of squandered potential"

 

Onimusha: Warlords"Nobunaga is up to his old tricks again"

 

Block Quest Maker"Blocky builders"

 

Sega Ages Out Run"GET READY..."

 

X4: Foundations"Firefly without the insufferable writing"

 

Ashen"Breath of Souls"

 
 
 

Community Blogs | expand

 

Quickposts expand | +quickpost

JcDent

Gonna watch a movie

 
Rasori

I have returned, feels good to be Oh but also Happy Birthday Wes! hope its been a great one so

 
Tricerapops

I love how certain DS games look like PS1 games, especially re-releases like Mario 64 and Diddy Kong I picked up Okamiden today and I love the I guess it is strange that jaggies and a lack of filtering are so endearing to me, but

 
Rudorlf

A small GIFest just in time for Gundy and his favourite The bigger Christmas one might have to wait till

 
Electric Reaper

Happy Birthday, Wes!

 
dephoenix

Leggman #CursedmasNeverEnds

 
bong264

THERES A FUCKING FAN SPACE HULK GAME THAT IM NOW FINDING OUT ABOUT!? Yes I choose blood angels :P

 
Lawman

Holy shit

 
Gundy

CURRENT STATUS

 
 

Upcoming

More Previews
 

Destructoid Originals

More Originals
 
 
 
BACK NEXT