Gaming

  • Samsung Gear VR For Galaxy S6 Now On Sale For $200

    Samsung Gear VR For Galaxy S6 Now On Sale For $200

    If you’d like to dip your toe into the virtual world ahead of the coming consumer launches of Gear VR, Valve and HTC’s Vive, and the Oculus Rift, the Gear VR Innovator Edition for Galaxy S6 is available today. You still need $200, and either a Galaxy S6 or S6 Edge, and a willingness to forgive bumps with a product designed specifically for techie early adopters, but it’s… Read More

  • Nate Mitchell Backstage Interview | TC Disrupt NY 2015

    Oculus Confirms Gear VR Consumer Launch On Track For Later This Year

    The Oculus Rift is heading to consumer hands in Q1 of 2016, but that won’t be the first official consumer VR hardware launch that Oculus takes part in: Oculus’ VP of Product Nate Mitchell told me backstage at Disrupt NY that it is indeed still on track to deliver a consumer Gear VR unit in conjunction with Samsung, timed for later this year. Mitchell confirmed that those plans… Read More

  • RockYou Buys Mobile Ad Network PlayHaven

    RockYou Buys Mobile Ad Network PlayHaven

    Gaming and advertising company RockYou has acquired mobile ad network PlayHaven from startup studio Science Inc. PlayHaven actually changed hands last fall, when Science bought it from Upsight, the company created from the merger of PlayHaven and Kontagent. By acquiring a mobile ad network, CEO Lisa Marino said RockYou can do a better job of making money from mobile games like Kitchen Scramble… Read More

  • Oculus Is Building Its Own Games For Rift, But You’ll Need A Computer To Play

    Oculus Is Building Its Own Games For Rift, But You’ll Need A Computer To Play

    Retail will play a big part in Oculus Rift’s launch, according to Oculus VP of Product Nate Mitchell. “So far buying it has been about trial, you put it on and you’re transported to another place. That experience is going to be vital to getting hundreds of millions of people to adopt it.” Read More

  • Oculus Rift Consumer VR System Pre-Orders Start Later This Year, Ships Q1 2016

    Oculus Rift Consumer VR System Pre-Orders Start Later This Year, Ships Q1 2016

    Oculus is ready to sell virtual reality to the public, almost 3 years after it Kickstarted its first developer kit. Today Oculus announced that “the Oculus Rift will be shipping to consumers in Q1 2016, with pre-orders later this year.” The new version will support but seated and standing VR experiences. The vaguely worded announcement (below) from the Facebook-owned company… Read More

  • Star Wars Is Coming To Disney Infinity 3.0

    Star Wars Is Coming To Disney Infinity 3.0

    Disney’s doing what many hoped it would – bringing Star Wars to its popular toys-to-life video game series Disney Infinity. Characters from the now Disney-owned Star Wars universe will appear in Disney Infinity 3.0, which is coming to stores this fall, with a Starter Pack for $64.99. Read More

  • Swarm 2.3 Feels Like The Old Foursquare, Looks Way Better

    Swarm 2.3 Feels Like The Old Foursquare, Looks Way Better

    Foursquare has today released an update for Swarm, the company’s social check-in app, that brings far more of the delightful gamification of the old Foursquare back to the service. But today’s update is just a preamble to version 3.0, which will be released in the coming weeks, and will include mayorships within the entire Swarm community, as well as a leaderboard between friends and… Read More

  • Nintendo Answers Amiibo Fan Frustration

    Nintendo Answers Amiibo Fan Frustration

    Nintendo’s Amiibo toys are selling well; almost too well, depending on who you’re asking. Fans are frustrated that many specific models are very hard to get, unless you’re willing to pay a lot on sites like eBay. Nintendo wants you Amiibo-hungry diehards to know it’s going to be okay, thanks to ramped-up shipping efforts and re-issues of Amiibo that have already ended… Read More

  • Twitter Turns Off MS-DOS Game Embeds In Tweets

    Twitter Turns Off MS-DOS Game Embeds In Tweets

    The newfound ability to put entire MS-DOS games hosted by the Internet Archive inside tweets, and then play them back in Twitter’s official web client, is now gone. The feature used Twitter’s Cards setup, but it also violated the terms of that system by putting an entire end-to-end gaming system within Twitter’s embedded video player. Read More

  • Learn To Code Startup Kano Gets $15M To Build A Creative Computing Brand

    Learn To Code Startup Kano Gets $15M To Build A Creative Computing Brand

    London-based startup Kano, which makes a software platform and DIY computer kit built atop the Raspberry Pi to encourage kids to learn coding, has a new building block of its own to announce today: $15 million in Series A funding, led by Jim Breyer of Silicon Valley VC firm Breyer Capital. Read More

  • Go Ahead, Play Prince Of Persia In This Tweet

    Go Ahead, Play Prince Of Persia In This Tweet

    If you want to relive your classic MS-DOS gaming experiences, you need venture no further than Twitter. The Internet Archive’s website-embeddable games also now work directly in tweets, when you’re viewing them on the web, or in native embeds like the one below. Jordan Mechner’s classic Prince of Persia is a good place to start, if you ask me, but anything in this… Read More

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