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.
Alienware has revealed its latest flagship gaming PC, the Area-51, using Intel's new Core i7 Extreme processors in a striking triangular form-factor. Inside, as we found out when we caught up with Alienware to try out the Area-51, there's space for three full-sized, double-width graphics cards too, plus lashings of DDR4 RAM. The Area-51 isn't just about cranking up the level of performance from the top-end of Alienware's range, though, it's also about introducing a whole new aesthetic, this time dubbed "EPIC".
Although it has been barely two weeks since Microsoft unrolled the August update for the Xbox One, it is already releasing the September update for the console while we're still in August. This update brings a lot of user-requested features into the mix, including the ability to kick out people in the Party App, delete multiple recorded videos at once, and boot the Xbox One directly to the TV.
What more can you add to a totally huge, incredibly long, and absolutely bad ass roller coaster? Why add some Oculus Rift helmets, of course! This might be just a research project for University of Applied Sciences Kaiserslautern professor Thomas Wagner, but it could also mark the start of a revolution in VR-based theme parks.
This afternoon Samsung has released some Galaxy Note 4 details intentionally and not-so-intentionally. At least two variants of the Galaxy Note 4 are on their way, are a number of models of the two variants therein. Then there’s the videos - the lovely videos of the Galaxy Note 3 depicting features that’ll again be delivered in the Note 4.