I haven't read Nintendo Power since sometime in the 90's, before I discovered the internet. Now I rarely find myself reading magazines, as I can find most of the info I crave right here on my PC. If you happened to pick up the latest issue, you might have noticed an ad with a widescreen DS. You don't see that everyday.
The rumor mill was churning yesterday bringing us news that Microsoft might be interested in purchasing Epic Games. The sum listed by GamePro editor was $1 billion (insert mental image of Dr. Evil). While Epic isn't really saying whether or not they're even interested in a buyout, they do want the world to know that they aren't cheap.
Mark Rein, VP at Epic Games did comment on the GamePro article, which pegged the company as ripe for the picking by Microsoft, and apparently he was in a pretty good mood when he did. Hit the jump for his official quote.
I have not seen the actual GamePro article but if they're going to make predictions about us selling Epic we would prefer if they started at $2 billion," he said. "Because we don't want anyone thinking that we're cheap. :)
Obviously Rein had his bargaining hat on when he issued his response. However, his poker face needs a bit of work, as that smiley face clearly tells us that he's got something to hide. Or does he?
We've all read that Microsoft would love to buy Yahoo. While this was big news to a lot of people, I couldn't actually care less. I haven't touched my Hotmail or Yahoo Mail accounts since I got my Gmail invitation four years ago. However, there is one possible purchase by Microsoft that sparks my interest, Epic Games.
Some of you may recognize this character from one of the many works of art by Dean Bradley. Well apparently Mr. Bradley has decided to produce a few hundred of these things as real life figurines.
With a head made out of a monitor, an axe in one hand, and feet made out of god knows what, I can’t determine whether the keyboard is another weapon he is wielding or his other hand. Regardless, this work of art is pretty great looking, and slightly disturbing.
It's always refreshing to see a shining example of grace under pressure, isn't it? Saying out loud what most of us were thinking the whole time, Epic Games' vice-president, Mark Rein, called Sony's claim that "the next-generation of gaming starts with us" complete and utter...um...malarkey. Well, he didn't use terms that were quite that nice or controlled, but you get the idea. Rein decided to give Sony a piece of his mind at the Game Developers' Conference in London.
I’ve changed my mind entirely about virtual reality. The demonstration I saw earlier this month at NVIDIA’s Editors Day made it clear - VR is impressive enough and important enough to make a big impact on the gaming industry. What changed my mind? A demo the team at Epic Games call "Carflip."
On the 18th of this month NVIDIA will be launching a 24-hour event called NVIDIA Game24. This event will have a DOTA 2 Invitational tournament, "secret training" tips from pro teams, and interviews with top gaming developers and manufacturers. There’ll be hardware give-aways as well, including custom-built rigs, graphics cards, and 4K G-SYNC monitors.
It’s time Apple had a true test of wills in a real hospital setting with its HealthKit software. Woefully behind the times, most hospitals still rely on phone and fax to forward test results to patients. Apple hopes to assist with this as well as the reading of test results in-house.
During and after yesterday’s announcement, you may have seen various memes created by the Android faithful depicting just how they felt about the iPhone 6. Rather than rely on a vocal minority of die-hard fanboys, we thought it timely to get an actual sampling of how users feel about the iPhone 6. As it turns out, team Android may actually be pretty mixed.