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In Depth: Nintendo NX: A closer look at the mystery console

Update: The latest Nintendo NX rumor to hit the street is that the system might actually be both a home and handheld console rolled into one. Which, considering the tablet-esque patent we saw a few weeks ago, would make a lot of sense. According to a Wall Street Journal report, development kits have already gone out to some game studios ... Read More »

Microsoft Fleshes Out Its 3D Capabilities With Purchase Of Havok From Intel

Microsoft announced today that it has purchased Havok Software from Intel. The chip maker purchased Havok, an Irish gaming technology company, back in September 2007. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. In a short blog post, Microsoft called Havok the “leading provider of 3D physics.” That’s the core of this; Microsoft, as a company, is working on both gaming ... Read More »

Updated: 50 best Android games 2015: our top picks

3. Framed (£1.79, $2.99, AU$3.23) From a gaming perspective, the most important aspect of touchscreen devices is that they give you new ways to play, but relatively few developers take full advantage, instead choosing to ape traditional controls. Framed is an exception, flinging you headlong into an animated comic of sorts. Your aim is to improve the fortunes of a ... Read More »

Zuckerberg Confirms Facebook Is Working On Augmented Reality

“Yeah!” Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said excitedly in response to a big question for his company: is Facebook working on augmented reality? “It’s a bit further out,” he followed up during a talk about virtual reality at the Vanity Fair New Establishment Summit in San Francisco. Facebook’s intentions in virtual reality were already clear after buying Oculus, which is already shipping ... Read More »

Week in Gaming: Microtransactions are seeping into console gaming, and it makes me feel bad

Imagine you’re a child. Imagine you’re out in the park one day, and you find a shiny 50p. Also, imagine it’s the 90s. Stick with me here. You take your hard-earned pocket money to the corner shop, selecting for yourself a paper bag of sherbet lemons and some Opal Fruits (“what excellent, historically accurate detail,” you say. “I am so ... Read More »

Sony Buys Gesture-Tracker And 3D-Sensor Maker, SoftKinetic

Sony has announced it has acquired Belgium-based SoftKinetic, a maker of 3D sensing computer vision technologies including Kinect-style depth cameras, CMOS depth chips and gesture-tracking middleware. The price of the acquisition is not being disclosed but Sony said it does not expect it to have a material impact on its consolidated financial results for the fiscal year ending March 31 2016. ... Read More »

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