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Samsung, Microsoft, and Sony have all jumped on the VR bandwagon. So where is Nintendo? Nintendo of America CEO Reggie Fils-Aime is a little reluctant to jump into the VR market. He stated that the company will not adopt VR until it can be readily available for the mass market. Fils-Aime thinks that the VR technology is too expensive and the audience for the device is too limited at this point in time. He would also like to see VR mass market applications and applications that consumers can invest a lot of time in. At the moment, most VR experiences are “short snacks of time”. Essentially, Nintendo will not jump into the VR fray until it is obvious that consumers are demanding more VR options.... Read more...
Spider-Man is bringing his brand of Marvel-ous justice to the PlayStation 4 console under the guidance of Insomniac, the same development studio that brought to life Spyro, Ratchet & Clank, and Sunset Overdrive. This will be the first IP Insomniac has worked on in its 22-year history that didn't originate in-house. However, the team is no less stoked to work on the project. "From a personal and professional standpoint, this is a dream come true. I’ve been an avid Marvel fan all my life. When I first learned Insomniac was approached by our long-time friends and collaborators at Sony Interactive Entertainment with the opportunity to create a blockbuster Spider-Man console game experience, I... Read more...
There's been a lot of chatter leading up to E3 about more powerful gaming consoles designed to take advantage of the growing number of 4K televisions in the wild. Turns out the rumors were true, or at least some of them. In addition to teasing an upgraded version of the Xbox One known as Project Scorpio, which will be four times faster than the original Xbox One, Microsoft unveiled its most compact Xbox model yet, the Xbox One S. The Xbox One S is 40 percent smaller than the original Xbox One, a feat that's made even more remarkable by the fact that Microsoft was able to cram the power supply inside the console—there's no external power brick, just a regular power cord to plug into a standard... Read more...
When Sony first announced its PlayStation VR headset a few months ago, the company said it would ship in the United States sometime in October with a price tag of $399. Now we have an exact release date to share—Sony updated the status of its PlayStation VR during its E3 press conference, saying it will launch to retail on October 13, 2016.Other details remain the same, including the price. That's not a bad deal compared to the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, which sell for $599 and $799, respectively, and require a relatively high powered PC with at least a GeForce GTX 970 graphics card. However, the base price of the PlayStation VR only includes the headset and not the PlayStation 4 Camera, a requirement... Read more...
Alienware is celebrating twenty years of extreme gaming excellence and to commemorate that milestone, Dell is launching four new gaming systems. The systems include the kickass Alienware 13 OLED notebook along with the Aurora, Alpha and Area-51 desktops. The most high-profile launch is of course the new Alienware 13 OLED, which is available with a 13-inch OLED panel and a display resolution of 2560x1440. The panel, which was developed in conjunction with Samsung, features a contrast ratio of 100,000:1 and offers response times as low as 1ms, with a max of 2ms. Dell claims that these are the lowest response times for any notebook currently on the market. If the OLED display panel option is... Read more...
Quake is back and ready to rumble. id Software’s new multiplayer shooter was featured at Bethesda's E3 2016 showcase. Tim Willits, Studio Director of id Software stated, “20 years ago, Quake set new standards for multiplayer competition and pushed the boundaries for graphics and gameplay. It’s important to all of us at id Software that Quake Champions remains true to the Quake legacy, and delivers the speed and gameplay our longtime fans expect, while also pressing forward by introducing new gameplay opportunities with new Champions and abilities.” Quake Champions is being pitched as a eSports game. Bethesda promises that there will be a Quake Champions tournament at QuakeCon, August 4th-7th... Read more...
Microsoft’s brand new, slimmer Xbox One S leaked yesterday afternoon, just ahead of today’s E3 keynote. Painted in a shade of “Robot White”, the console is 40 percent smaller than the original Xbox One and can now stand vertically (Microsoft includes a stand in the box if you want go this route). There’s also support for 4K Ultra High Definition (UHD) content, which means that you can take advantage of 4K UHD Blu-rays that are starting to trickle into the market. This will also open the door for 4K gaming in the future on the Xbox One S Although its absence likely won’t be missed by many, the dedicated port for the Kinect sensor has been jettisoned on the Xbox One S. Gamers will still be able... Read more...
If it's varied styles of combat you're after, Battlefield 1 might be the title you've been waiting for. Electronics Arts brought along a trailer of the World War 1 shooter being developed by DICE to E3, which starts off with ground warfare showing soldiers hopping into tanks and storming through towns on foot. While this is going on, biplanes whiz by overhead shooting at one another before taking down a zeppelin later in the trailer. It's noted in a separate video showing an hour of gameplay footage that when the zeppelin finally succumbs to gunfire, it catches fire and comes crashing down on top of houses in the field of play. There's no predetermined path that's conveniently out of the way,... Read more...
Bethesda's always done a splendid job immersing gamers into post apocalyptic societies with its Fallout series, but in the words of Pete Hines, VP of Marketing for Bethesda, "You ain't seen nothing yet." HInes is referring to Bethesda's plans to bring the world of Fallout 4 into the virtual realm with a version built for VR headsets. Hey, why not? Virtual reality is the hottest thing right now and even if it does turn out to be a passing fad, it will take its sweet time moseying by. And on the flip side, VR could be here to stay, especially with ports like Fallout 4 in the works. Forget about gimmicky demos and proof of concept applications, Fallout 4 is a title that's been voted Game of the... Read more...