GAMES NEWS

March 25th, 2014, 3:55 PM

Oculus VR, Gaming’s Ray of Virtual Reality Hope, Bought by Facebook

In late-breaking news, Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook has bought Oculus VR, a truly innovative virtual reality company. In an announcement that will surely rock the game development community, Facebook has announced their acquisition of Oculus for $2 billion. For those of you who don’t know Oculus, their Rift VR system was widely touted as the next [...]

June 5th, 2013, 10:39 PM

What’s on the Mind of AMD’s Matt Skynner?

Matt Skynner is a man with a vision. According to his press bio, he joined AMD with the acquisition of ATI in 2006 and previously was Vice President of Product Management for AMD’s Graphics Products Group. Now, as AMD’s general manager of graphics, he’s the guy managing one of the brands that AMD is best [...]

April 16th, 2013, 7:56 PM

NVIDIA to Include Metro: Last Light With GeForce GTX Graphics Cards

In an effort to stem the tide of AMD’s Never Settle bundle program, NVIDIA will be offering a free copy of the upcoming Metro: Last Light game with GeForce GTX 660 and all higher priced graphics cards.   NVIDIA’s GeForce 600-series GPUs may be extremely popular and tend to stack up well against the competition [...]

April 10th, 2013, 12:15 AM

Xbox 720 Rumour Roundup: May 21 Announcement, x86 Chip, No Backwards Compatibility

A flurry of rumours came out this week regarding Microsoft’s next-generation game console, the Xbox 720. The company is expected to announce the console – which is expected to be in the $500 range – at a press event on May 21. According to some rumours, the console will be available at a reduced price [...]

April 6th, 2013, 8:44 PM

AMD’s Roy Taylor Started the Obituary of DirectX, but Microsoft Says Not So Fast

Since the beginning of modern gaming, Microsoft’s DirectX API has guided the development of new graphics technology. Sure, there have been alternatives such as OpenGL but Microsoft’s clout in the PC – and for the last decade console – gaming business meant that it has worked closely with the likes of NVIDIA and AMD to [...]

April 6th, 2013, 1:43 AM

AMD Bundling Sim City with A8 and A10 APUs

It looks like AMD is bringing a “Never Settle” style promotion to its APU lineup. From April 8 until Q3 2013, AMD will be bundling EA’s Sim City with select A8 and A10 series desktop APUs. The eligible models are the the A10-5800K, A10-5700, A8-5600K, and A8-5500. Of course it won’t be an actual copy [...]

March 7th, 2013, 6:21 AM

NVIDIA’s PhysX and APEX Come To Playstation 4

After years of being one of the few go-to physics libraries for the Playstation 3, NVIDIA has announced PhysX and APEX will be supported on the Playstation 4.  With the Playstation 4 slated for a late 2013 release, developers are lining up for a chance to work on titles for Sony’s new console.  Now, with [...]

February 22nd, 2013, 1:57 PM

Xbox 720 Announcement Expected in April

Now that Sony has launched its next-generation Playstation (albeit without revealing any hardware), Microsoft is now gearing up to launch its successor to the Xbox 360.   Multiple sources are reporting, and self-confirming, that Microsoft is looking to an April launch for its next-generation Xbox console, likely named the Xbox 720. VG247 notes that the [...]

February 20th, 2013, 8:15 PM

Sony’s Playstation 4 Expected for Late 2013, has 16x More RAM than PS3

Sony announced the Playstation 4 and the DualShock 4 controller at a New York event Wednesday. “Today marks a moment of truth and a bold step forward for PlayStation,” Andrew House, CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment, said to the crowd. “ [This console] represents a significant shift of thinking of PlayStation as merely a box or [...]

January 30th, 2013, 6:22 AM

Hawken’s PhysX Abilities Demonstrated in New Video

Hawken is a free to play mech combat game which boasts stunning visuals and includes a healthy dose of NVIDIA’s PhysX technology.  Currently in open beta, Hawken has been eagerly anticipated by mech combat enthusiasts who live and dream in the world of MechWarrior and anime.  In this MMO-style environment, players are able to team [...]