Gaming

Sega brings Mega Drive games to iOS and Android

July 29, 2017

Sega has announced it is once again delving deep into its back-catalogue of 16-bit classics, launching a selection of Mega Drive titles on Android and iOS mobile platforms for the princely sum of free – or £2 if you have an aversion to adverts getting in the way of your gameplay. Dubbed Sega Forever, the […]

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CryEngine 5.4.0 to include Vulkan support

July 29, 2017

Crytek has announced that the upcoming 5.4.0 release of CryEngine, its in-house game engine, will officially support the low-level Vulkan application programming interface (API). Announced back in 2015 as an off-shoot of the Khronos Group’s GLnext project and based in part on AMD’s Mantle technology, Vulkan offers developers a low-latency graphics rendering API designed to […]

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Valve details VR Knuckles Controllers

July 29, 2017

Valve has finally released details of how its prototype virtual reality controllers, first unveiled in October last year, will operate – including the promise that they are capable of tracking the movement of each user’s finger individually. While Valve has traditionally concentrated on the software side of gaming, the company has been making movements into […]

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Microsoft confirms Xbox One X’s 4K exclusivity

July 29, 2017

Microsoft has confirmed that it is positioning its upcoming Xbox One X mid-stream console upgrade as the go-to choice for use with Ultra HD displays, to the point where high resolution textures will be exclusive to the console – even if the same game is running on an Xbox One or Xbox One S connected […]

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Nintendo unveils SNES Classic Mini console

July 29, 2017

Nintendo has confirmed that it is to launch a miniaturised Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) as a follow-up to its sell-out NES Classic Mini, offering a selection of built-in games including the unreleased Star Fox 2 and two bundled controllers. The original NES Classic Mini, which built what was effectively a Nintendo Entertainment System emulator […]

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Paradox picks up Triumph Studios

July 29, 2017

Triumph Studios, responsible for the Overlord and Age of Wonder franchises, has announced its acquisition by Paradox Interactive – but reassures fans that they will be retaining at least some level of independence. Founded in 1997, Triumph Studios’ first release was the turn-based strategy title Age of Wonders, produced in partnership with Epic Games. The […]

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Major job losses rumoured at Microsoft

July 29, 2017

Microsoft is shortly to announce that it will shed ‘thousands‘ of jobs globally as part of a major reorganisation which will refocus the company’s efforts on its Azure cloud platform and related technologies, multiple unnamed sources have claimed. In what is likely to prove the biggest round of layoffs since the company’s abrupt and near-complete […]

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Rebellion announces Evil Genius 2

July 29, 2017

Rebellion Developments has announced that it is working on a follow-up to 2004’s Evil Genius: The World Domination Simulation, in the hope that its ill-received Facebook outings haven’t damaged the brand too badly. Developed by Elixir Studios, founded by former Lionhead staffer Demis Hassabis, Evil Genius launched in 2004 as a single-player real-time strategy (RTS) […]

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Oculus VR announces permanent Rift bundle price drop

July 29, 2017

Facebook-owned Oculus VR has announced that it will be dropping the cost of its Oculus Rift virtual reality headset and controller bundle to $499 – equivalent to £499 including VAT – when its current sale offer ends, strongly undercutting the rival HTC Vive. Announced earlier this month, the £399 sale pricing for the Oculus Rift […]

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GTA modding tool OpenIV downed by cease and desist notification

July 29, 2017

Grand Theft Auto modding site OpenIV, which produces one of the most popular modding tools around, has announced it is shutting down following a cease and desist notification from publisher Take-Two Interactive, throwing the future of modding in Take-Two games into question. The OpenIV development team has been producing tools to make modding of Grand […]

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