Geforce GTX 970 and 980 cards from Nvidia may already be nearly here

Geforce GTX 970 and 980 cards from Nvidia may already be nearly here

Even though the GTX 800 series of high end graphics cards was all but confirmed last month Nvidia have seemingly decided to skip the number through either a rebrand or a new design entirely resulting in what is now their next flagships, the GTX 970 and 980. According to leaks from Videocardz we are mere days away from an official announcement from Nvidia, with the full tech specs and price […]

NVIDIA Begins Pre-Ordering for the shield Tablet with LTE and 32 Gigs of Storage

NVIDIA Begins Pre-Ordering for the shield Tablet with LTE and 32 Gigs of Storage

NVIDIA’s new Shield tablet made its debut earlier this year and was one of the first devices to showcase NVIDIA’s Tegra K1 platform. NVIDIA Shield features 4 Cortex A15 cores with a single SMX GPU, which is based on NVIDIA’s Kepler architecture. This design was a major departure from any previous mobile GPU designs and it featured a level of GPU performance unheard of in any previous ARM tablet. For […]

Sony shames investors with $2.1 billion loss

Sony shames investors with $2.1 billion loss

Well, Sony is in a bit of a pickle! Sony estimated a $466 million loss by the end of this financial year. Things have gone far worse, as they have just told investors that the projected loss has now been amended to a whopping $2.14 billion. Let that sink in. If you want the full nitty gritty, check out the financial report here. This is the first time in the […]

Project Flare: Square Enix’s Latest Innovation

Project Flare: Square Enix’s Latest Innovation

Square Enix, the masterminds behind the Final Fantasy, Kingdom Hearts, and Tomb Raider series are out to innovate Cloud gaming. As the Tokyo Game Show date rapidly approaches, Square Enix is looking to reveal all the juicy details about their “technological breakthrough in cloud gaming,” Project Flare. Last year, Square Enix explained that Flare is unlike OnLive or PlayStation Now. Instead of focusing on streaming games, Flare is concentrating on the cloud. “It […]

Oculus Rift Alternative “Totem” Launches Crowdfunding Campaign

Oculus Rift Alternative “Totem” Launches Crowdfunding Campaign

The company Vrvana, also formerly known as True Player Gear, has launched its crowd funding campaign for the newest competition to the Oculus Rift, Totem. The Totem is said to be a premium type of VR headset. Some of the features that it’ll include are the surround sound system in the headset, oversized lenses for getting a more visual experience in-game and hardware acceleration on board the Totem. The Totem […]

Intel Claims “There are 711 million PC gamers in the world today”

Intel Claims “There are 711 million PC gamers in the world today”

During the Intel Developer’s Forum, Kirk Skaugen, General Manager of the PC Client group of Intel, made the claim that “There are 711 million PC gamers in the world today, that’s one in ten people on the planet!” It is unclear where this statistic was being drawn from, but it sure makes for an impressive figure. By comparison, the PS2, the top-selling console of all time, only sold 155 million units. […]

Hearthstone Reaches 20 Million Player Milestone

Hearthstone Reaches 20 Million Player Milestone

Today on Twitter, Blizzard announced that Hearthstone, their free-to-play online deck building game, has reached 20 million players worldwide: This milestone is attributed to Hearthstone launching on the iPad back in April, as since that time approximately ten million accounts have been opened. Players were also recently enticed by free access to one of the ‘wings’ of the Curse of Naxxramas expansion, in which 30 new cards were released as […]

Oculus VR may launch a public ‘beta’ version of the Oculus Rift as early as April 2015

Oculus VR may launch a public ‘beta’ version of the Oculus Rift as early as April 2015

The public ‘beta’ version of the Oculus Rift will cost between $200 and $400 at launch Techradar has revealed that the Oculus VR may be planning to launch a public ‘beta’ version of the Oculus Rift headset as early as April 2015, according to a source. The source apparently stated that they are planning on releasing the Oculus Rift on April 2015, but this date hasn’t been finalised yet and it […]

Robert Downey Jr. as da Vinci in Assassin’s Creed movie?

Robert Downey Jr. as da Vinci in Assassin’s Creed movie?

Robert Downey Jr. has been rumoured to have signed on to join the Assassin’s Creed movie as the role of Leonardo da Vinci. The rumour was originally reported by Moviepilot, but if you check the page, the rumour has been removed. There’s not much that we know about the Assassin’s Creed movie, but seeing this rumour seems to suggest that it’s based around the events of Assassin’s Creed 2, following […]

Can video-game dev tools promote further education?

Can video-game dev tools promote further education?

I remember hearing not so long ago, that during the development of Red Faction: Armageddon ran into a problem whilst map-building. Being a sci-fi game set on Mars, the designers tried to give the buildings a unique kind of look. In 3D design or CAD, you can design whatever you want, physics be damned. So when the team tried to make a building with a predominantly glass ground-floor and concrete […]