Want to hit rewind and replay that great sporting moment again? Gonna cost ya. Trying to fast forward through commercials? Pay up buddy. That’s the world we could be living in if a recently-published Microsoft patented technology becomes adopted by cable firms. Entitled “Control-based content pricing”, the heart of the concept is that a “content […]
If you really loved the Neo Geo, it’s time to rejoice: you’ll soon be able to take it everywhere with a new handheld version. And there’ll certainly be plenty of room in your pocket once you’ve emptied your wallet to pay for it. For younger readers the Neo Geo was a series of gaming devices […]
Video game sales have continued to drop significantly in the US, a trend that’s being blamed on a lack of compelling new releases. But gamers are still estimated to have spent more than one and half billion dollars during the month. Research firm NPD Group reports that sales revenue from new games in physical format […]
The IBM computer that beat two former champions at Jeopardy is going to work for financial giant Citigroup. It follows on from existing contracts with healthcare firms. While it may have seemed like a gimmick, there were very good reasons to develop the machine and test it on the TV game show. The “get answer, […]
A new video game controller design aims to go a step beyond vibration by actively stretching the skin on players’ thumbs. It’s intended to simulate actions such as a gun recoiling. The design includes traditional thumbsticks, but with a separate circle in the middle known as a tactor. It’s similar to an eraser at the […]
Sony has confirmed it’s at least theoretically possible that the PS Vita system could come to smartphones and tablets. That note comes as the company admits it needs to establish Vita as a long-lasting brand rather than a one-off gadget. Speaking in preparation for the US launch of the portable console, Sony’s chief executive Kazuo […]
When it comes to building a gaming PC, I find the most overlooked feature is the Sound Card. On-board sound cards that come with higher end gaming capable motherboards are often more than good enough to feed a nice signal to your speakers. But leave it to the people at Creative Labs to once again […]
These guys should get an Oscar… or something… for their performance. What happens when you don’t remove your hardware safely? Thanks Ron!