Blogger “microbyter” recently made the most of a bad situation. After taking a gamble on a $5 Game Boy he found at a Goodwill, he discovered it was badly damaged from a battery explosion. Yet, with just a few cheap components, he was able to repair the handheld, while at the same time giving a… Read more »
Many gaming fans breathed a sigh of relief last month, as Microsoft finally released a Kinect-less Xbox One model. Launching on June 9th, the new bundle now matches the price of its rival: Sony’s PlayStation 4. Microsoft have since revealed that removing Kinect has caused a huge increase in sales, as figures have doubled from… Read more »
Though the virtual reality headset has been improving, it is not yet ready for consumers. People who want to experience VR however, have been doing what they can to get Oculus Rift units, even if this means doing so in illegitimate ways. This is the case in China where Oculus has blocked all sales of… Read more »
The people over at Rose Colored Gaming have a little treat in store for fans of Nintendo’s 16 bit console. The custom console creators have special GameBoy Advances’ in the works that are modeled after the color scheme of both the Super Nintendo and Super Famicom.
This past week’s Japanese sales numbers are in, and Vita got a boost. Freedom Wars debuted at number one and doubled Vita sales over last week, but it wasn’t quite enough to top 3DS. Hit the jump for the breakdown on hardware and software sales.
Virtual reality is quickly becoming the hottest topic in the industry. Facebook snatched up Oculus VR to get in on it, Sony is working hard on Project Morpheus, Microsoft is patenting VR technology, and even Nintendo is taking an interest, but EA COO Peter Moore thinks it might still be a challenge for the tech… Read more »
Virtual reality could be the next big thing in gaming, as many multi-billion dollar companies are investing some serious resources into it. Oculus VR (now backed by Facebook) has Oculus Rift, Sony has Project Morpheus, and now Microsoft is looking to dabble in the tech as well. Four patents all dealing with virtual reality and… Read more »
Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg surprised us all when he bought Oculus VR to add to his empire back in March. Zuckerberg shelled out a whopping $2 billion for the virtual reality technology, planning to expand its use beyond video games to all sorts of fields. However, according to sources close to him, he may have… Read more »
Oculus Taking Cues From Android, Looking For Partners to Bring Virtual Reality to One Billion People
Oculus VR has been building its arsenal lately, bringing in the former heads of Steam and THQ, hiring the team that designed the Xbox 360 controller, and, of course, being acquired by Facebook. Still, even with all these big names and big resources, their goal of getting the Oculus Rift tech in the hands of… Read more »
Microsoft is now selling a Kinect-free Xbox One model for $399, which means a market for used Kinects is opening up, as some people will inevitably buy the cheaper model and later want the Kinect as well. Microsoft has not yet started selling a standalone Kinect and has not yet committed to a price for… Read more »
According to @NStyles, who is tweeting parts of the 74th Annual General Meeting of Shareholders, Mario Kart 8 has sold more than 2 million copies. This report has now been confirmed by IGN, which is a bit of good news for Nintendo. Increased software sales seems to be leading to more hardware sales, as also… Read more »
The momentum keeps building up for Oculus VR. The company behind virtual reality device Oculus Rift has snatched up Doom creator John Carmack, the former heads of Steam and THQ, and others. Their most recent acquisition is Carbon Design Team, the people responsible for the creation of the Xbox 360 controller.