Gaming

  • Oculus Unveils Consumer Rift Headset With Xbox One Controller

    Oculus Unveils Consumer Rift Headset With Xbox One Controller

    This is no developer kit. Oculus today gave the world the first look at its Rift consumer virtual reality headset which will ship with a wireless Xbox One controller. It also comes with a small, table-top camera on a stand that watches a constellation of LED markers on the Rift to track your head movement. The partnership with Microsoft will also see the Rift work “natively”… Read More

  • Oculus Rift Special Event Live Blog

    Oculus Rift Special Event Live Blog

    We’ll be at Dogpatch Studios in SF to check out the latest from Oculus, which is most likely going to share some details regarding its upcoming consumer Rift headset launch (set for early 2016). Hopefully we’ll get a lot more specific on release timeline and price, as well as final hardware design. Stay tuned as we reveal all below!   Read More

  • Watch Oculus VR’s Special Rift Event Live Here At 10 AM PT

    Watch Oculus VR’s Special Rift Event Live Here At 10 AM PT

    Oculus is hosting a special, pre-E3 press event today in San Francisco, and the festivities kick off at 10 AM PT. The stream above will provide live video from the show so you can follow along with all the announcements. This is probably going to be the day Oculus takes a lot of the remaining mystery out of its much-anticipated consumer launch, which is happening early in 2016. We could get… Read More

  • Product Hunt Levels Up With A Gaming Category

    Product Hunt Levels Up With A Gaming Category

    Product Hunt, the platform for upvoting the top tech products, is making its first expansion outside of tech into gaming and has pulled in game publication Polygon co-founder Russ Frushtick to head up the new category. The Product Hunt Games section will look similar to the main list of the top tech products of the day on Product Hunt, but filled with new gaming products instead. The… Read More

  • Facebook’s Messenger Platform Gets Its First Game

    Facebook’s Messenger Platform Gets Its First Game

    Facebook Messenger’s quest to own all the ways you connect with friends is now expanding to games. Today I spotted “Doodle Draw Game” in the Messenger platform app list, and Facebook says this is the first true game available since the platform launched in April. Read More

  • New Xbox One Matte Black Console Offers 1TB Of Storage

    New Xbox One Matte Black Console Offers 1TB Of Storage

    Microsoft isn’t waiting for next week’s E3 show to start showing off new things – the company revealed a new version of its Xbox One console today, with a matte black paint job and a larger 1TB hard drive built in. This revamped console also allows you to plug in an external USB 3.0 hard drive for even more local storage for games and media content. The new iteration of the… Read More

  • Apple’s WWDC Keynote In 90 Seconds

    Apple had a lot to announce at its Worldwide Developer Conference this morning, and it was easy to miss big news as it happened during the two-hour-plus keynote. We’ve summed it up right here, with links to our coverage if you want to know more. Off the bat, Apple announced Mac OS X El Capitan. While it doesn’t come with a visual overhaul like last year’s Yosemite update… Read More

  • Why I Cautiously Support the App Store Change Crunch Network

    Why I Cautiously Support the App Store Change

    There are very good reasons for Apple’s recent change to the App Store’s listings, especially for games, as the charts had become over-dominated by incumbents at the expense of newer developers. At the same time is this change really enough? Read More

  • Here’s A Close Look At Disney Infinity 3.0’s Star Wars Rise Against The Empire Play Set

    Here’s A Close Look At Disney Infinity 3.0’s Star Wars Rise Against The Empire Play Set

    Disney knows a it has a good thing going with its Infinity line of interactive toys, which is way it wasted little time integrating Star Wars into the franchise. The new Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition arrives later this year, and now we’re getting a closer look at the Star Wars Rise Against The Empire Play Set. This is an add-on set that goes with the Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition Starter… Read More

  • Passing 5 Million Downloads, JuiceBox Games Announces Second Title

    Passing 5 Million Downloads, JuiceBox Games Announces Second Title

    JuiceBox Games today announced the upcoming release of Sword Storm, their second title in the collective card game genre (CCG). Founded by three former Zynga developers, Juicebox has had tremendous success with its first release, recently surpassing $7 million dollars in revenue. Sixty percent of this revenue has come from players buying in-game characters, of which is typically the focus… Read More

  • Hands-On With Doppler Labs’ Here Active Listening System

    On Tuesday, Doppler Labs unveiled their second audio product with the Here Active Listening System. In short, these are two independent ear buds that (with zero latency) give you complete audio control over your environment. If you want to reduce the volume of a crying baby or a screeching subway train (without turning everything down), the Here buds will let you do that. If you’re at… Read More