Gaming

CHKN, letting you build and raise creatures, is betaworks’ latest game

CHKN, letting you build and raise creatures, is betaworks’ latest game

betaworks doesn’t often launch games, but when they do, it tends to stick. Just take Dots, for example, which ended up spinning out of betaworks as its own game studio. Today, the startup studio is launching its second game in the form of CHKN. Imagine that Minecraft had a baby with a Tamagotchi from the […]

Razer takes aim at game streaming community with Ripsaw capture card

Razer takes aim at game streaming community with Ripsaw capture card

Long ago, when capturing video of the game you were playing was something only pros and highly motivated gamers (the term had not its current currency and was, at the time, pejorative or at least belittling) attempted to do, and with as little glory as attended such vocations and avocations at the time, there was […]

5 hard questions facing Oculus Rift

5 hard questions facing Oculus Rift

Today, the future became the present with the launch of Oculus Rift. The reviews are in, but uncertainty hangs overhead with HTC and PlayStation’s VR headsets still on the way. Here are the tough questions that will determine what you should buy, the distribution of power between the platforms and VR’s effect on our lives. Should […]

Sony announces plans to make PlayStation games for iOS and Android

Sony announces plans to make PlayStation games for iOS and Android

It looks like Sony will follow Nintendo’s cue and focus on mobile gaming. The company announced today that it will form a new business unit that is tasked with bringing PlayStation titles and IP to iOS and Android devices. That sounds like great news for gamers, but there’s a caveat here, it seems. Forward Works, Sony’s mobile […]

Famous dodges Apple iTunes ban with web app

Famous dodges Apple iTunes ban with web app

The Famous app got itself banned from Apple’s App Store about a month ago. They sidestepped the ban by promptly launching an Android version instead, and is today back on an iOS device near you in the form of a web app. The Famous interface, in which your correspondent is the world’s biggest fan of Twitter. Which […]

Dragon Front Is Like VR Magic: The Gathering

Dragon Front Is Like VR Magic: The Gathering

Tower above your army of monsters, lean across the battlefield and make your opponent’s face explode. That’s Dragon Front, a virtual reality card game coming to Oculus Rift. While many VR games see you flailing your arms or head about, or swinging swords and shooting bows and arrows, Dragon Front is decidedly more chill. That’s […]

Strange sensations: HTC’s brave new virtual world

Strange sensations: HTC’s brave new virtual world

The first thing I notice is a feeling of weight on my face. Followed by a sensation of standing in boundless space. A monochrome 360-degree vanishing-point vista winks into view. I look around, blinking into the far distance and very quickly my adjusting eyes fill with grit… Welcome to the weird world of 21st century virtual reality. […]

HTC claims 15,000 pre-orders in 10 minutes for its Vive VR headset

HTC claims 15,000 pre-orders in 10 minutes for its Vive VR headset

A possible tidbit of early sales data for one of 2016’s flagship virtual reality systems: the HTC-Valve Vive, which went up for pre-order on February 29 and is due to start shipping on April 5, apparently racked up more than 15,000 pre-orders in less than 10 minutes, according to a tweet by HTC VR dev Shen Ye. […]