Gaming

  • Microsoft awards hardware startup ENTy the 2016 Imagine Cup

    Microsoft awards hardware startup ENTy the 2016 Imagine Cup

    The festivities have wrapped for Microsoft’s Imagine Cup, a global competition among students and young people to create new software and devices. The winner this year was ENTy, a polished and highly practical hardware solution for tracking posture, helping with diagnosis and possibly treatment of diseases that affect balance. Read More

  • Pokémon Go’s paying user base has reached a plateau

    Pokémon Go’s paying user base has reached a plateau

    Pokémon Go may be the most downloaded app in its first week post-launch ever, and is said to be raking in some $1.6 million daily on iOS alone, but a new report out on Friday suggests that the popular game’s paying user base may have already shrunk. According to data from Slice Intelligence, the app’s paying users peaked mid-July when the game had 56 percent more paying players… Read More

  • Square Enix’s new RPG comes to the Apple Watch

    Square Enix’s new RPG comes to the Apple Watch

    Because if someone builds a screen, Square Enix is going to bring an RPG to it – no matter how small or seemingly difficult such a proposition might ultimately be. Cosmos Rings is the gaming company’s first crack at the prohibitive form factor – and it’s an exclusive no less. The title utilizes an accompanying iPhone app, but users need Apple’s wearable to… Read More

  • PlayStation VR play area requirements detailed, seated play recommended

    PlayStation VR play area requirements detailed, seated play recommended

    PlayStation VR is set to arrive on October 13, but a new official pamphlet being distributed by the company (via Polygon) sheds some light on what players can expect in terms of space requirements and gameplay style. The document shows that the ideal space is about 6′ x 10′ big, with the player seated roughly in the middle, facing the PlayStation Camera at the long end. Read More

  • Twitter will stream its first eSports competition, starting today

    Twitter will stream its first eSports competition, starting today

    It’s no Twitch, but Twitter this weekend will live stream its first eSports competition on its service, thanks to a partnership with Eleague. Twitter will provide live coverage of the organization’s semifinals and championship held today and tomorrow in Atlanta, where teams will be playing Valve’s “Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Game.” The first semifinal… Read More

  • Oculus launch-exclusive Adr1ft nows lets you get lost in space on HTC Vive

    Oculus launch-exclusive Adr1ft nows lets you get lost in space on HTC Vive

    I’m going to put this right up front: Adr1ft isn’t for the weak of stomach. The virtual reality free-floating space survival sim left me a tad queasy, and I’m somewhere in the middle of the VR sickness sensitive spectrum. But for those looking to boldly barf where only Oculus Rift owners have barfed before, Adr1ft is launching on HTC Vive today. Even if you might feel a… Read More

  • Minecraft support for Oculus Rift is finally almost here

    Minecraft support for Oculus Rift is finally almost here

    After months of teasing, Microsoft is finally almost ready to give Minecraft Windows 10 Edition Beta users a taste of VR. In a blog post celebrating the first anniversary of Minecraft Windows 10 Edition Beta, Microsoft announced that support for the Oculus Rift will be coming “in the next few weeks” as a free update to existing users. People who want to get in on the action have… Read More

  • Dunkers competes with one million downloads in its first week

    Dunkers, a new game by Colin Lane (known for Wrassling and other fun sporty games), has racked up 1 million downloads since it was released last week. The success in large part is thanks to heavy featuring from Apple; it has been featured more than 150 times worldwide. Currently in iTunes, it sits at No. 1 sports app, No. 4 sports game, No. 8 free game and No. 34 free app overall. The game… Read More

  • Real trainers don’t Pokemon Go without a little Willow in their pocket

    Real trainers don’t Pokemon Go without a little Willow in their pocket

    After a storied history making Poke balls, Saffron City tech firm Silph Company recently started trying its hand at software. Inspired by Pokemon Go’s popularity, its latest app Willow aims to hep trainers enjoying Niantic’s location-based hit to be the very best, like no one ever was. Willow is an app that wants to provide trainers with a competitive edge by making sure… Read More

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