Gaming

Nintendo NX launches March 2017, won’t simply replace Wii U and 3DS
April 27, 2016 at 9:28 am

Nintendo held its latest financial results briefing in the early hours of this morning, and as you’d expect, it hasn’t been a great year for the company with slumping sales and a lack of new games for consumers to get excited about. Nintendo’s earning have fallen 60% during the last financial year, but they still…

The 10 Best Gaming Monitors of 2016
April 26, 2016 at 9:22 am

Whether you're a serious PC gamer or a casual after-hours warrior, your hardware can mean the difference between victory and defeat. To get the most out of the latest first-person shooter (FPS), sports, racing, and other fast-action games, you'll not only need a gaming PC with a powerful graphics solution, you'll also need a monitor that…

RIP: Xbox 360 gets its final red ring of death
April 21, 2016 at 10:59 am

The Xbox 360 has had a long storied history of establishing Microsoft as a household name in the game console world, overheating units and a ton of redesigns. However, that story is finally coming to a close. In a blog post, Microsoft's head of Xbox Phil Spencer announced announced it is ending production of the…

How to play Xbox One games on a PC
April 15, 2016 at 8:24 am

Microsoft is, behind the scenes, pulling its various devices closer together. Windows Phone, Windows 10 itself, and even the Xbox One now all share bits and pieces of code between them. This means apps designed for one device should, one day, work perfectly with another. Because of the shared components (and some technical wizardry) you…

Oculus Rift Shipping Delays Due to Component Shortage: Apology, Refund And More
April 4, 2016 at 9:44 am

After a period of silence that incensed and infuriated, Oculus VR has finally started talking about the shipping issues eager early adopters have preordered and paid, but early adopters of the Oculus Rift VR headset had only the vaguest idea of when to expect their kits. Oculus VR, on March 28, advised customers that deliveries…

The Oculus Rift's best launch game is basically Top Gun in space
March 30, 2016 at 9:13 am

The most defining moment in EVE: Valkyrie — and by extension the Oculus Rift itself — happens just before I play my first round. Strapped in and waiting to enter the fight, I calmly look around and appreciate every detail of my craft: disarmingly small and very utilitarian, built with a clear purpose in mind…

Why a 4K PS4 would betray the console code
March 28, 2016 at 9:34 am

Rumors of an upgraded "PlayStation 4.5" surfaced last week, suggesting that Sony will boost the console's processing power and graphics to support 4K gaming and an improved PlayStation VR experience. Fast-forward to today, and more sources have supported the possibility of a pumped-up PlayStation. The team at Digital Foundry have corroborated Kotaku's original scoop, adding…

Report: Half of all mobile games revenue comes from only 0.19% of players
March 23, 2016 at 8:52 am

Mobile games publishers have to take incredible care when acquiring new users, since the vast majority of them don’t buy anything. In fact, only 0.19 percent of all players contribute 48 percent of revenue, according to a new report from mobile marketing automation and engagement firm Swrve. Swrve also found that a full 64 percent of…