Gaming

NVIDIA’s GTX 1060 promises VR-ready performance at $249

NVIDIA’s GTX 1060 promises VR-ready performance at $249

Two months and a day after launching its impressive GeForce GTX 1080 (along with the GTX 1070) at the DreamHack gaming event in Austin, NVIDIA is back with a slightly less flashy, but no less interesting new Pascal-powered card. Most notable here is the price, which starts at $249. The GTX 1060 graphics card effectively replaces the […]

Pokémon Go has already taught me so much

Pokémon Go has already taught me so much

I’ve been playing Pokémon Go for most of today because no force in heaven or on earth could stop me, and here are a few things that I’ve learned about the game, myself and life as a result. The new Pokémon professor is like real, real handsome but his shoes are terrible More like Prof. Dreamboat I […]

Pokémon Go is launching on iOS and Android today

Pokémon Go is launching on iOS and Android today

Surprise! It looks like Pokémon Go, the much-anticipated augmented reality game backed by Nintendo, is coming to Android and iOS devices near you today. The game was released in beta in the U.S. back in May, and it appears to be rolling out to iOS and Android users in many other countries today. Initially, the app is limited […]

Alienware is also working on one of those VR backpacks

Alienware is also working on one of those VR backpacks

It’ll probably come as no surprise to anyone who’s been following gaming of late, but Alienware’s looking to join the likes of HP and MSI with the release of a VR backpack of its very own. The Dell-owned gaming PC maker wasn’t exactly trumpeting the device at E3, but it did show off a prototype […]

Zeiss made a really premium Google Cardboard headset

Zeiss made a really premium Google Cardboard headset

Google Cardboard’s biggest appeal has always been its accessibility. Heck, they send the headsets out with the newspaper. Zeiss is taking things in a different direction with the One Plus (not to be confused with the less spacey OnePlus), a $129 VR headset for smartphones that features a premium build and, naturally, the company’s high-end […]

Devolver Digital co-founder Mike Wilson on becoming the “Sub Pop for games”

Devolver Digital co-founder Mike Wilson on becoming the “Sub Pop for games”

“Doom was made by six dudes in six months. And that’s where we are again — it’s come full circle.” That’s Mike Wilson, co-founder of Devolver Digital, a game publisher that’s made a name for itself by finding the smallest and weirdest, yet most promising indie games out there. Whatever they’re doing, it works: Its […]

Games company Paradox Interactive raises $11.8M from the crowd

Games company Paradox Interactive raises $11.8M from the crowd

Paradox Interactive, best known for developing and publishing a series of popular games, including Hearts of Iron, Stellaris and Europa Universalis, today announced it raised more than $11.8 million from the crowd on the new Swedish equity crowdfunding platform Pepins. The campaign was off to a strong start, raising the first $3 million in a mere eight minutes, before going […]

Indie developers ditch controllers for real-life interactions

Indie developers ditch controllers for real-life interactions

If there’s one thing E3 was not short of, it was controllers. Thousands of the things! Xbox controllers, Dual Shock controllers, third party controllers, motion controllers. But at Indiecade, an independent games showcase at the show, developers devised a variety of ways to play with no controller at all, making these digital games charmingly analog. […]

Glu debuts new Dash game with Gordon Ramsay

These days, if a celebrity launches their own game, it is likely with Glu Mobile. Known for their free-to-play mobile games, the publicly traded company lists more than 100 games, including Sonic the Hedgehog, Transformers, Guitar Hero and Deer Hunter. But since late 2014, the team has moved away from building known gaming titles to […]

Twitch makes cheering exchange rate clear: one penny per bit for streamers

Twitch makes cheering exchange rate clear: one penny per bit for streamers

Twitch announced Monday that users would soon be able to “cheer” (it’s in quotes because it’s the official term) their favorite streamers — in the form of expendable emoji purchasable with real-world money. Interesting news, to be sure, but I was curious about the details of how these “bits” you could cheer with equated to […]

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