Opinion - In the past week, we've seen all three video game consoles become more polarizingly differentiated than ever before. Microsoft pushed an independent developer-friendly message, Nintendo emphasized a non-straying family gaming approach, and Sony maintained an heir of superiority over both that may or may not be justified.
At this year’s Game Developers Conference in
San Francisco, Neurosky showed off their new MindSet headset which
turns brain waves into game inputs. By concentrating on objects and
entering a zen-like state, attendees and TG reporter Humphrey Cheung
managed to push, pull and even burn on-screen objects.
Analyst Opinion - Apple’s MacBook Air may be the coolest notebook to have these days, but early reviews revealed some downsides many of us may not want to live with. That may be different with Lenovo’s X300, another ultra-thin laptop, that is the first Thinkpad in a long time you could lust for. Is it the perfect laptop?
San Francisco (CA) - Square Enix said it has been receiving comments from people surprised at its initiative on Nintendo's new WiiWare platform. As a company so used to enormous-scale projects, a bite-sized Final Fantasy game at this day in age was actually a rocky challenge. We have details on the game, including some you won't find anywhere else.
San Francisco (CA) - We had the opportunity to get an unvarnished look at the process behind Wii Fit and the unique Wii Balance Board controller.
San Francisco (CA) - All the console players are out in force at this week's Game Developers Conference, but Sony has arguably the most technologically innovative concept thanks to its Playstation Eye peripheral.
It's not often you find a high-tech demonstration at a trade show that involves Sharpie markers and a blank piece of paper. That's what makes Sony's GDC showing so eye-catching, pun intended.
At Microsoft’s GDC keynote, Epic technical director and CEO Tim
Sweeney showed off the updated Unreal Engine 3 in a graphics
buzzword-filled presentation. The new engine will power the upcoming
Gears of War 2 and promises great things like hundreds of bad guys on
the screen, dynamic shadows and better character lighting.
Electronic Arts has unveiled Sim City Socities Destinations, the first add-on pack to the new Sim City PC game.
The Wii's Virtual Console will be expanding with the addition of classic Commodore 64 titles, which will arrive first on the European version of the digital download service.
During a brief walkthrough of Fable 2's main features, there was more than enough to whet the appetite of fans from the first installment.
During Microsoft's Game Developer's Conference keynote this morning, one idea shined through higher than all else - the push to bring Xbox 360 development to everyone.
Valve's futuristic game Portal beat out other mega hits like Super Mario Galaxy, Rock Band and Bioshock to take the highest honors at this week's Game Developer's Choice Awards.
San Francisco (CA) – We are convinced that Gran Turismo 5 will be the single most important game for the Playstation 3 and even if the game isn’t ready yet and Polyphony will be selling more or less a demo version in April, here’s at least the first serious accessory for the title.
Without showing any in-game footage or game mechanic details, Epic Games confirmed it is working on a sequel to the 2006 hit Gears of War, and is slated for a November 2008 release.
Thanks to Codemasters' upcoming Turning Point: Fall of Liberty game, which focuses on a near-death experience for Winston Churchill in 1931, new information was revealed on the man who hit the renowned prime minister.
Microsoft has issued a statement saying it has not made a decision on whether or not to continue to support HD DVD on the Xbox 360.
Nintendo today announced launch dates for Wii Fit, which broke sales records when it came out in Japan, and WiiWare, a digital download service for the Wii that will offer "bite-sized" games for casual gamers.
San Francisco (CA) – Gaming consoles like Sony’s PlayStation
3 have taken up too much of the spotlight and PC companies are taking
notice. At this year’s Game Developers
Conference, arch rivals like Intel and AMD are putting aside their differences
to wage war against consoles. The
aptly-named PC Gaming Alliance or PCGA already has an impressive list of
members like Acer/Gateway, Activision, Dell/Alienware, Epic, Microsoft and
Even official Microsoft demo units are not immune from the three-red-lights warning sign, indicating an Xbox 360 breakdown, as could be seen at this week's Game Developer's Conference.