GAMES NEWS

January 24th, 2013, 10:31 AM

There is no X-Surface, Tech Websites Duped

For anyone in the media, inside sources can be a godsend — a person willing to risk their employment to share information, or expose corruption is what usually brings the best stories to the press. Most of the time these sources will stay anonymous, communicating through throwaway email accounts or other untraceable means.  This actually [...]

January 22nd, 2013, 11:29 AM

Next-Generation Xbox Specs Apparently Leaked Online

The reported specs of Microsoft’s next-generation Xbox console have leaked online. VGLeaks, who has previously had a semi-accurate track record with leaks claims to have obtained a block diagram the system specs of Durango — the current code name for the new console. According to the leaked specs, Durango will be powered by an eight-core [...]

January 10th, 2013, 7:32 PM

CD Projekt RED’s Witcher 2 Follow-Up Revealed: Cyberpunk 2077

After the international success of The Witcher 2, acclaimed developer CD Projekt RED looks to start another series with Cyberpunk 2077. Today, PC game developer CD Projekt RED announced that for the time being, their popular Witcher franchise is being given a short hiatus while they delve into the Cyberpunk future with a new title called [...]

January 8th, 2013, 4:34 PM

Gabe Newell Reveals More Steam Console Details

Valve’s hotly anticipated Steam Box will feature a variety of hardware options — that range from cloud based streaming to high-end dedicated CPUs and GPUs — and will utilize biometrics but not motion input according to Valve’s Gabe Newell. Speaking to The Verge as CES, the big boss of Valve gave the most comprehensive set of [...]

January 8th, 2013, 7:34 AM

Is This Valve’s Steam Box Console? Xi3’s Piston Detailed

After months of speculation, additional details of Valve’s supposed Steam “console” have begun to emerge and it looks like Xi3 will be producing it.  In a press release sent to journalists late yesterday, Valve and compact PC manufacturer Xi3 announced the Piston, a first-stage development  computer that’s been optimized for Steam.  At this point, both [...]

January 6th, 2013, 10:43 PM

Project Shield, NVIDIA’s Upcoming Handheld Game Console

Project Shield.  It sounds like something out of a Marvel comic but this is actually NVIDIA’s latest creation.  A handheld, mobile game console that is so much more. Tonight, before NVIDIA’s CEO Jen-Hsun Huang stepped onto the CES stage to deliver his opening keynote, we were told there would be some surprises.  A new GeForce [...]

December 12th, 2012, 5:21 PM

Valve Launches (Sort-of) Real Money Marketplace

Valve has announced yet another high-profile software release that isn’t Half Life 3. This time it’s the Steam Community Marketplace, an effort to capitalize on the thousands of transactions between Steam users that previously involved only digital currency for digital goods. Now, Valve is allowing a real-money marketplace for players to buy, sell, and trade [...]

December 9th, 2012, 4:49 PM

Gabe Newell: Valve Prepping Game Console

Gabe Newell confirmed that Valve will be entering the console business during an interview at the Video Game Awards on Friday. Speaking to Kotaku, Mr. Newell didn’t elaborate what a Steam console would look like — whether it would be a Linux-based Steam OS or a Windows-based HTPC made in partnership with an OEM — [...]

December 4th, 2012, 12:49 AM

Futuremark Releases Teaser for Upcoming DX11 / Multi-Platform 3DMark

For those with idle SLI’ed GTX 690 cards in their machine, Futuremark is releasing a new DirectX 11 (and multiplatform) version of its 3D Mark benchmarking tool before year’s end — for those who want to imagine a world where they might have such hardware a trailer is available now. The trailer Futuremark made available late [...]

December 3rd, 2012, 1:34 PM

Steam’s Big Picture Brings PC Games to the Living Room

Valve released Big Picture mode for Steam today, and with it started a major sale on Steam’s most “controller-friendly” titles. Full controller support was enough to earn up to 75% off for array of games from Audiosurf to Alan Wake. Big Picture is essentially Valve’s attempt to make the PC into a living-room console, making [...]