Gaming

  • Razer Raises The Bar On VR Gaming With Its New $200 Stargazer Webcam

    Razer Raises The Bar On VR Gaming With Its New $200 Stargazer Webcam

    Last summer, gaming tech company Razer said that it was working with Intel on a webcam that would take in-game video recording to a higher level. Today, at CES in Las Vegas, the company is taking the wraps off that product. Stargazer is Razer’s new $200 camera, shipping in Q2, that will let game players record themselves in high definition, with the focus on catchy new features, such… Read More

  • HTC’s New Vive Dev Kit Blends VR And AR

    HTC’s New Vive Dev Kit Blends VR And AR

    Virtual reality. If you’re sick of the sound of VR already consider that a taster of the queasy sensations tech companies are aiming to flog consumers this year. To wit: HTC has just announced a second gen dev kit version of the Vive virtual reality headset it’s making in partnership with games publisher Valve. Read More

  • Activision Confirms Major League Gaming Acquisition, No Plans To Shutter Business

    Activision Confirms Major League Gaming Acquisition, No Plans To Shutter Business

    Some consolidation in the world of gaming and specifically e-sports. Today Activision Blizzard confirmed that it has acquired Major League Gaming, a specialist in live gaming events as it vies to become the “ESPN of e-sports.” The news follows reports over the weekend that Activision would be buying MLG for $46 million and shuttering the business. In the event, Activision is… Read More

  • Oculus Rift Pre-Orders Will Open On Wednesday

    Oculus Rift Pre-Orders Will Open On Wednesday

    Pre-orders for the consumer version of the virtual reality headset are due to open on Wednesday January 6, at 8am PT, Oculus Rift announced today. Read More

  • Samsung’s ‘Rink’ Motion Controllers For Gear VR Look Pretty Great

    Samsung’s ‘Rink’ Motion Controllers For Gear VR Look Pretty Great

    A few days ago, Samsung shared a few items that they’d be showing on the floor at CES in Las Vegas. One of them, which barely caused a blip on the radar was the “rink.” It’s Samsung’s motion controllers for the Gear VR, something that is sorely needed for their mobile virtual reality experience. If you remember, Oculus just shared that their own motion… Read More

  • Oculus Pushes Back Touch Controller Launch To Second Half Of 2016

    Oculus Pushes Back Touch Controller Launch To Second Half Of 2016

    Sometimes timing creeps up on you and you have to move things back. It’s an ugly reality for hardware creators, but it happens. Today, Oculus announced that its Touch controllers will be shipping in the second half of 2016 instead of immediately with the Rift, which is still coming in Q1 2016 with preorders coming “soon.” Read More

  • We’re Close

    We’re Close

    All of the chatter about virtual reality shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone. Over the years, we’ve been forcing our way to get closer and closer to content of all types. For example, before we ever sat down to watch a movie, we’d hang out at a playhouse to watch a live show. The people who actually enjoyed sitting in the back were few and far between. They were probably… Read More

  • Oculus Founder: Rift Launch “On-Target” For Q1 2016

    Oculus Founder: Rift Launch “On-Target” For Q1 2016

    One of the most asked questions about the Oculus Rift is “when are we getting them?” and the founder of the company continues to update those who are waiting patiently. According to a series of tweets from Palmer Luckey, the Rift is on-target to ship in Q1. @PalmerLuckey Preorders are coming soon after new year. Enjoy a stress-free holiday, we won't launch preorders… Read More

  • Games Like Angry Birds Friends And Risk Hit The Chromecast Right Before The Holidays

    Games Like Angry Birds Friends And Risk Hit The Chromecast Right Before The Holidays

    We’ve gotten a fair bit of play out of Google’s latest $35 Chromecast leading up to the holidays. The games are pretty fun, and you can’t beat it for the price. In time for said holidays, a few more games are being shoved out to keep your family yelling at the screen. Angry Birds Friends and Driver Speedboat Paradise are two of the titles, created just for Chromecast… Read More