Gaming

  • Game Review: Chameleon Run

    Chameleon Run launched a little over a week ago and has been heavily promoted by Apple. Admittedly, I love this game and I am not the only one. Chameleon Run is an auto-runner where you fly through the air bouncing off platforms, see-saws and slides to make your way to the end of each level. It costs roughly $2 on both iOS and Android and there is no free version. Yet, it’s on the paid… Read More

  • Magic Pony’s neural network dreams up new imagery to expand an existing picture

    Magic Pony’s neural network dreams up new imagery to expand an existing picture

    A British startup is using the unique abilities of convolutional neural networks to do a sort of scaled-up version of Adobe’s content-aware fill — but instead of filling in the gaps in a picture, it’s imagining a whole new picture, larger and more detailed than the original. Kind of hard to believe without seeing it, right? That’s why they call their company Magic Pony. Read More

  • Minecraft Education Edition, aimed at teachers, arrives in May

    Minecraft Education Edition, aimed at teachers, arrives in May

    Earlier this year, Microsoft announced that it was expanding its investment in Minecraft, the popular game it acquired for $2.5 billion in 2014, by building out a new version that would allow teachers to use Minecraft in the classroom. Today, Microsoft announced that “Minecraft Education Edition,” as this version is called, will become available in beta format starting in… Read More

  • Yahoo brings eSports coverage to mobile with launch of new app

    Yahoo brings eSports coverage to mobile with launch of new app

    Yahoo has recently been trimming down its digital media business, with the closure of several of its online magazines, but other verticals – including eSports – are still seeing investment. To that end, the company has now launched its first eSports mobile application on Android. The new app brings eSports match coverage, including the ability to watch live or replay past games… Read More

  • Oculus demos a VR selfie stick

    Oculus demos a VR selfie stick

    Oculus wants to let you go anywhere in the world instantly, look like yourself, and even take a photo while you’re there, and today it demoed how at F8. Watch the demo of Facebook and Oculus’ 360 photo spheres, virtual reality selfie stick, and personalized avatars below: To show how social VR could work, Facebook’s CTO Mike Schroepfer strapped into Oculus in San… Read More

  • CHKN, letting you build and raise creatures, is betaworks’ latest game

    CHKN, letting you build and raise creatures, is betaworks’ latest game

    betaworks doesn’t often launch games, but when they do, it tends to stick. Just take Dots, for example, which ended up spinning out of betaworks as its own game studio. Today, the startup studio is launching its second game in the form of CHKN. Imagine that Minecraft had a baby with a Tamagotchi from the 90s and you’ll have a pretty clear idea of how CHKN works. It’s a… Read More

  • Teardown of Oculus Rift finds good design that’s somehow relatively easy to repair

    Teardown of Oculus Rift finds good design that’s somehow relatively easy to repair

    When a new category of gadget appears, it’s understandable when the vanguard devices aren’t the most well designed, or are resistant to disassembly and repair. Fortunately, that doesn’t seem to be the case with the first headset from Oculus, iFixit has found. Read More

  • Razer takes aim at game streaming community with Ripsaw capture card

    Razer takes aim at game streaming community with Ripsaw capture card

    Razer’s Ripsaw is far from the first game capture card, but it leapfrogs the competition nicely and takes aim at a growing population of streamers who are willing to pay good money for an easily set up solution with industrial-strength capabilities. Read More

  • Nintendo’s first smartphone app, Miitomo, arrives in the U.S. and other markets this Thursday

    Nintendo’s first smartphone app, Miitomo, arrives in the U.S. and other markets this Thursday

    Nintendo’s first smartphone application, “Miitomo,” now has a U.S. launch date: March 31st. In addition, the company says it will also be available in several other countries at the same time. While the company didn’t detail which countries will also receive the app, it will likely include several European markets, and others available on the list posted here to… Read More

  • 5 hard questions facing Oculus Rift

    5 hard questions facing Oculus Rift

    Today, the future became the present with the launch of Oculus Rift. The reviews are in, but uncertainty hangs overhead with HTC and PlayStation’s VR headsets still on the way. Here are the tough questions that will determine what you should buy, the distribution of power between the platforms and VR’s effect on our lives. Should people buy Oculus Rift consumer v1, or wait… Read More

  • Retro gaming fans rejoice: Atari Vault is on Steam with 100 games

    Retro gaming fans rejoice: Atari Vault is on Steam with 100 games

    Longing for the days of the sticky floored arcades of your youth and long nights spent with the the Atari 2600, but can’t be bothered to dig through your mum’s basement to find all the bits and bobs to throw yourself into a retro-gaming binge? Aren’t you in some industrial-strength luck. Available starting today on Steam, Atari Vault gives you 100 retro games to while away… Read More