Both Microsoft and Sony have announced big updates for their current-gen platforms
this month. The PlayStation 4 v2 update will land an innovative online/local multiplayer hybrid feature on the system, while the Xbox One
is set to receive remote purchase functionality, improved social features and a big tweak to its Blu-ray player.
Nintendo has revealed a significant hardware revision for its popular 3DS
and 3DS XL
handheld gaming systems.The update adds several new physical controls to the device, while switching storage type and adding NFC functionality.
After Microsoft started offering the Xbox One without the Kinect sensor
earlier this year to better complete with Sony's PS4
, it was only a matter of time before a standalone Kinect was released. That time has now arrived, with a standalone Kinect to be available from October 7.
Mobile games have come a long way over the years. Though colorful, primary color-toting franchise’s like Candy Crush Saga
and Cut the Rope
still reign supreme, some titles take a more refined approach to mobile platforms. Read on as Gizmag highlights five visually stunning mobile games.
It's difficult to grasp just how hard day-to-day life for those who suffer from severe clinical depression can be. An old-school style text adventure game dubbed Depression Quest
offers some insight into this, and also aims to raise awareness of depression in general.
In recent years, we've seen a number of virtual reality (VR) devices targeted at bringing more immersive gaming to the home while also adding locomotion to the mix. Joining the charge is the Virtualizer from Austrian-based company Cyberith. The rig features an omni-directional treadmill, which is nothing new, but in addition to letting gamers walk and run on the spot, it also lets them rotate, jump, crouch, kneel and even sit down, with these motions matched in game by their virtual selves.
Nvidia has announced a new, gaming-focused portable in the form of the Shield Tablet. The device, which packs some high-end specs including an Nvidia Tegra K1 GPU, aims to be the go-to portable for gamers, and supports a specially designed controller. Like the Shield handheld
that the company launched last year, the new tablet runs on Android, but also has the ability to locally stream PC games.
The humble video game arcade may now be a shadow of what it once was, but Swedish design company Love Hultén's beautiful R-Kaid-R ensures that your nostalgia-filled gaming can be just as magical as your memories. It's a portable arcade system that comes with built-in support for MAME and a variety of console and computer systems – including Neo Geo, Atari 2600, Super Nintendo, and all of the point-and-click adventure games playable in ScummVM.
After yesterday's announcement of Android TV
, we can soon expect to see a steady stream of home entertainment products running the new platform. One of those devices is going to be made by popular gaming hardware OEM Razer, which announced its micro-gaming console plans at Google I/O.
Eizo is set to bring its newest gaming monitor to the market this month. Along with a suite of built-in "Smart" display technologies, the 23.8-inch Foris FS2434 is notable for its slimline 6-mm frame, which is made up of a 2-mm bezel and a 4-mm border.