The release of Google Cardboard last year gave a lot of us an early taste of the "nearly here" world of virtual reality. Early content offerings were pretty underwhelming, but to be fair, it was only ever meant for developers and was not released as a consumer product. That hasn’t stopped developers from getting on board early and producing and distributing new content – some of which is genuinely worthy of downloading. Here's a look at our favorite VR experiences for Google Cardboard.
Although "gaming" today usually means the mobile, PC or console variety, there's still much fun and/or chaos to be had at the tabletop. The latest accessory for cards, board games or fantasy adventures may be one of the coolest and feature-filled. With the snap of one's fingers or a bang against the table, Boogie Dice will roll themselves.
Mobile gaming has gone from strength to strength over the last few years, and it's now possible to go far beyond casual games on your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch. Numerous titles now blur the line between mobile and console gaming, across multiple genres including racing, action and strategy. Read on for a selection of games that offer a little more than your run-of-the-mill mobile experience.
If you're a gamer, then you'll likely be aware that the next main title in the Halo franchise, made by 343 Industries, is set to land next month. Ahead of the big day, the developer has revealed details about how the Xbox One exclusive will perform graphically, including frames per second and resolution numbers.
Nowadays, the last three or four months of the year are usually packed with quality game releases, and this year looks like it's going to be no different. The problem is that it can be difficult to know where to spend your hard-earned cash. Let's take a look at 10 of the best games set to arrive before the year is done.
If you're anything like us, you'll have some fond memories of wasting countless hours playing Minesweeper back in the 90s, but did you ever wish it was more challenging? Well, your prayers have been answered with the creation of the largest version of the game ever built, stretching across an entire video wall and encompassing thousands of mines.
Microsoft made waves back at E3 with the purpose-built version of Minecraft running on the company's HoloLens augmented reality headset. The demo provided a glimpse of what might be possible with the tech, which is set to provide tabletop AR gaming on Windows 10 and the Xbox One. But what other games would work well with the headset?
It's been less than three years since the Wii U first arrived on shelves, but Nintendo is already gearing up for a new hardware release. Codenamed NX, the new system is rumored to be launching as soon as Q4 2016, but it's currently shrouded in mystery. What form might the system take – and can it successfully combine both home console and portable gaming into one machine?
The Wii U hasn't had the strongest couple of years. Hitting shelves a full year before the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, and offering an ambitious dual screen experience, there was some excitement building for the system back in 2012. Fast-forward to the present, though, and a drought of raw power and lack of third-party support have seen the console easily overtaken by its younger rivals. But is there finally enough quality content on the platform to make it a worthwhile purchase?