Internet gods release classic video games for free

The Internet Archive is a non-profit dedicated to giving permanent access for researchers, historians, scholars, people with disabilities, and the general public to historical collections that exist in digital format. God bless them because now they are giving us access to the best of arcade games from the 70s and 80s.

Oculus Rift may be headed to smartphones

Oculus Rift, which made its Kickstarter debut last summer, can best be described as a high field of view (FOV), low-latency, consumer-priced virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD).

Report: New console (Xbox One, PS4) forecasts falling short

New game consoles designed by Sony and Microsoft are slated to ship in selected markets during the 2013 holiday season. As previously discussed on TG Daily, the Xbox One and Sony PS4 appear evenly matched with content remaining as the primary means of differentiation.

Nvidia: Disruption is good for you

Nvidia seems to think that no crisis should ever go to waste, hence it believes it can capitalize on disruptions in the PC market and weather the storm with ease.

ARM console fails to live up to expectations

Hopes that ARM might be able to push itself into the gaming market have been dashed as the Ouya console failed to live up to its expectations.

Are consoles moving away from multiplayer?

It seems as if games designed for consoles are slowly moving away from a multiplayer model.

China considers lifting games console ban

The Chinese government is reportedly considering lifting its 13-year ban on video games consoles.

Nvidia launches handheld console that plays PC games

In a surprise move, Nvidia is diving into the games console market with the launch of Project Shield, an Android-based portable device that can also stream games from a PC.

Will consoles become a niche, hobbyist market?

"Console gaming was, and always is, appointment gaming. You have to set a time to play it, because it's in one fixed location..."

Crysis 3 to max out current-gen consoles

The current console cycle may be coming to an end, but that hasn't stopped Crytek from squeezing every last drop of horsepower from the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3.

Analyst says new consoles needed STAT



The industry can no longer afford to wait for the next generation of consoles.

Nvidia exec says consoles will die



Nvidia exec Phil Eisler says the next generation of consoles may very well be the last, as he believes cloud-based gaming is poised to supplant traditional console systems.

Yes, smartphones are catching up to current-gen consoles



We all know the current console cycle has gone on for far too long, with Microsoft's Xbox 360 hitting store shelves way back in 2005.

Should consoles go free-to-play?

The next generation of consoles may be loaded with revamped hardware, but one industry insider believes the current software model is also in dire need of an upgrade.

...And jailbreaking for all

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has asked the U.S. Copyright Office to officially grant an exemption to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) for jailbreaking tablets and video game consoles.



Game studios ditching PCs, blame "piracy"

There was a time when PC gaming was all the rage, with plenty of fanbois more than happy to throw down a cool $3,000+ for a hot new rig to play the latest and greatest FPS.

Carmack: Mobile gaming nothing to scoff at

Id Software co-founder and Quake legend John Carmack believes mobile gaming capabilities remain on track to surpass the raw horsepower of current-gen consoles.

PC gaming is back, baby!

The PC Gaming Alliance wants you to know the industry spotlight has shifted from consoles back to where it belongs: on rigs.

Peddie: Console gaming is "limited"

Industry analyst Jon Peddie believes console gaming is hopelessly constrained by aging hardware, lack of precision controllers and low resolution.

Has Kinect's success come at the expense of next-gen consoles?

Microsoft's Kinect platform is truly a success on multiple levels. To be sure, Redmond meticulously designed, engineered and marketed the next-gen wireless controller to the masses - offloading a total of 8 million units as of January 4, 2011.