Candy Crush Saga is one of the most popular mobile games ever; On the last count, the game had been played more than 150 billion times and had 500 million users downloading it. Needless to say, the "Candy" trademark granted by the US Patent and Trademark Office caused a lot of flurry in the marketplace, making King to rethink of their strategy. For now, King have resolved their differences with two developers of The Banner Saga and CandySwipe.
"It is reality!" this very jubilant expression is what cancer patient Roberta Firstenberg had to say about her first Oculus Rift experience. Grandmother of game artist Priscilla Firstenberg, Roberta was confined indoors due to her health condition. She was able to enjoy the surreal experience of climbing stairs – something she found painful – and reach out to butterflies and simply 'fly' thanks to the VR Company.
The March 2014 NPD Group numbers are in, and with them Microsoft has earned additional bragging rights for Titanfall, which was the number one bestselling game last month. Beyond that, Xbox One sales since launch have hit more than 5 million, a strong number that still lags behind the PS4's 7 million.
The Ouya Chupacabra update has arrived, and with it comes a variety of new features, including one that has been requested by many: audio passthrough for XBMC, bringing support for AC3, DTS, and AAC. After updating, users will need to download the latest version of XBMC for the new functionality.
Sony has announced that its PlayStation 4 has cumulatively sold in excess of 7 million consoles around the world, having hit the milestone on April 6, a short ten days ago. The company also saw favorable numbers with software sales, and has praised its gamers for "unprecedented support".
It's been a long time coming, almost literally. After more than two decades of letting gamers become virtual gods and rulers, the beloved game franchise is now expanding to the logical next frontier and mankind's last hope for finding a new home. Firaxis and Sid Meier are finally bringing Civilization to outer space!
The Virtuix Omni gaming treadmill went up for pre-order in August of last year, and will begin shipping out to those buyers this upcoming July, giving them only a couple months left of waiting. For those who pre-order one of the treadmills now, that shipping date will be bumped to September.