Razer's THX purchase means cinema-approved VR and laptops

Razer's THX purchase means cinema-approved VR and laptops Longtime cinephiles might be disappointed by the following news: THX will now operate as an "independent startup" under the Razer banner. Yep, the gaming PC and peripherals company. The cinema certification outfit founded by George Lucas will keep it… Source: Engadget Link: Razer's THX purchase means cinema-approved […]

The game that makes drone warfare personal

The game that makes drone warfare personal Killbox is a game that creates humans out of brightly colored 3D shapes, only to slaughter them in the most dehumanizing way: a drone strike. And not just any drone strike — the game is based on the first real-life UAV mission ever carried out in an… Source: […]

Xbox Elite controller opens up games to people with disabilities

Xbox Elite controller opens up games to people with disabilities AbleGamers program director Craig Kaufman knows he's done his job when a kid comes running up to him on a busy convention show floor and screams, "I can stab people now!" "And I'm like, you shouldn't yell that in public — but it's exciting," Kaufma… […]

Casual 'Pokemon Go' trainers now have a fighting chance

Casual 'Pokemon Go' trainers now have a fighting chance Pokémon Go players know if their pocket monster is a catch and even have one of them scurry behind your avatar. The latest update is aimed at balancing the in-game battles, giving the Pidgeottos and Mr. Mimes of the world a (slightly) better c… Source: Engadget […]

'Luna' is a whimsical puzzle game that takes place in the stars

'Luna' is a whimsical puzzle game that takes place in the stars Not every VR game involves battle or fighting. Some titles, like I Expect You to Die or Fantastic Contraption, are more fun puzzles than violent shoot-em-ups. At the Oculus Connect event last week, I played around with Luna, a game that's more remini… […]

Watch ads to tip your favorite Twitch streamers

Watch ads to tip your favorite Twitch streamers Just when it looked like Twitch was looking to reduce the amount of ads on its site, the live-streaming service has introduced a new way for users to tip their favourite casters that relies heavily on them. It comes as an extension to the "Cheering"… Source: Engadget […]

Oculus Avatars turned me into a creepy VR mannequin

Oculus Avatars turned me into a creepy VR mannequin While yesterday's Oculus announcement centered mostly around VR hardware and games, the company also rolled out a few new features that'll let you socialize with the rest of your Rift-owning pals. Central to this concept is the Oculus Avatar, which i… Source: Engadget Link: Oculus Avatars […]

Four questions with the founder of Fnatic

Four questions with the founder of Fnatic Sam Mathews founded the European esports organization Fnatic in 2004, after selling his car to send a group of players to a competitive gaming event in Las Vegas. A dozen years ago, esports were barely a blip on the mainstream radar, but Mathews was… Source: Engadget Link: Four […]

Fighting game's 'useless' add-ons help its creators

Fighting game's 'useless' add-ons help its creators Steam has a wide range of ways to support game developers, ranging from buying early releases through to countless add-ons. But it doesn't have a way to pay developers out of sheer kindness. How are you supposed to donate short of visiting a websit… Source: Engadget Link: Fighting […]

Google's VR paint game 'Tilt Brush' will get multiplayer

Google's VR paint game 'Tilt Brush' will get multiplayer Google's Tilt Brush debuted in September 2014 as a virtual reality painting experience — immersion with the creative simplicity of MS Paint, as The Verge put it. They've added more in-game tools and hosted the odd art exhibit in the two-year interim… Source: Engadget Link: Google's […]

Twitch rolls out video uploads, clip editing on iOS and Android

Twitch rolls out video uploads, clip editing on iOS and Android While Amazon-linked Prime features are the big news out of TwitchCon, the livestreaming service is bringing some long-promised new features to users. Starting today, users can upload videos directly to Twitch. That means streamers can apply their vid… Source: Engadget Link: Twitch rolls out […]

Twitch announces ad-free streaming for Amazon Prime members

Twitch announces ad-free streaming for Amazon Prime members Today at Twitch Con 2016 in San Diego, Amazon and the world's biggest livestreaming platform announced a new perk of their deepening relationship. It's called Twitch Prime and starting today Amazon Prime members get ad-free viewing on Twitch, plus ex… Source: Engadget Link: Twitch announces ad-free streaming […]

GOG adds 'Hotline Miami' and other Steam games to your library

GOG adds 'Hotline Miami' and other Steam games to your library GOG is extending its efforts to liberate your games from Steam's copyright protection. Alongside a back-to-school sale, the online game store is expanding its GOG Connect effort to cover 17 more games, including Hotline Miami, the 2013 Shadow Warrio… Source: Engadget Link: GOG adds […]

A 'Fruit Ninja' movie might really happen

A 'Fruit Ninja' movie might really happen Now that the Angry Birds movie has proven to be a financial success, other studios want in on the mobile-games-as-movies trend. New Line Cinema has secured the rights to a Fruit Ninja movie already in development by game creator Halfbrick Studios an… Source: Engadget Link: A 'Fruit Ninja' […]

'Minecraft' October updates are big deals for tweakers and VR

'Minecraft' October updates are big deals for tweakers and VR Minecraft is close to some updates that could seriously alter how you play if you like to mess with game mechanics… or simply immerse yourself in a virtual world. An upgrade arriving October 18th for Minecraft's Windows 10, Pocket and Gear VR edit… Source: Engadget […]

Ben Heck's Pokémon Go survival kit

Ben Heck's Pokémon Go survival kit The team responds to the Pokémon Go craze, taking your suggestions to create an improved Pokémon Trainer experience. Ben, Felix and Karen join forces to design and build a smartphone wrist mount for your iPhone or Android handset tha… Source: Engadget Link: Ben Heck's Pokémon Go survival kit