gaming

Xbox One live TV arrives with this little stick

Xbox One live TV arrives with this little stick

You wouldn't guess it by the looks of the device, but this little piece of equipment is the official go-to device for Xbox One live TV. Microsoft is promoting this device, the Hauppauge WinTV-955Q, paired with an HDTV antenna, to bring "over-the-air TV" - also known as live TV --live, but not cable TV. This is an official partnership between Xbox and Hauppauge, and soon they'll be releasing an edition of the device called the "Hauppauge TV Tuner for Xbox One" for both the United States and Canada.

Continue Reading

Mortal Kombat X launch trailer arrives

Mortal Kombat X launch trailer arrives

With the launch nearing quickly, the official Mortal Kombat X trailer has finally arrived, and in it we see exactly what you'd expect: a lot of fighting, a lot of blood, and a lot of brutal fatalities. All of this is accompanied by a System Of A Down's soundtrack, which isn't surprising given the band's Shavo Odadjian directed the trailer, and it leads up to the game's launch, which will be taking place next Tuesday. We've the trailer after the jump!

Continue Reading

Razer Forge TV pre-order reveals May 1 shipping date

Razer Forge TV pre-order reveals May 1 shipping date

Razer's little gaming console, the Razer Forge TV, went up for pre-order today...and then was pulled without explanation. We first got a look at the console back during CES 2015, and it is, in true Razer fashion, a stylish dark console with green trim and a matching controller. The Forge TV is a set-top box akin to things like the Fire TV and the Apple TV, but it has a dedicated gaming slant, including related peripherals designed for use when you're lounging on the couch or in the recliner.

Continue Reading

Amazon’s tipped Crytek deal and the big screen entertainment therein

Amazon’s tipped Crytek deal and the big screen entertainment therein

The future of movies is here - it's in video game engines. I came to this realization when I took part in the Thief in the Shadows VR experience at GDC 2015 with Epic Games. Word today is that Amazon recently struck a deal with Crytek to do something or other - license their gaming engine, perhaps - in a deal that we can't help but think has something to do with video entertainment. Movies, even. While Amazon does not give up on projects, even when they fail, tapping in to CryEngine's potential more than likely means Amazon is about to go big with a big-screen production (on their own small screens, of course).

Continue Reading

Xbox One Update April 2015: the rundown

Xbox One Update April 2015: the rundown

This month Microsoft is bringing a number of updates to Xbox One - as they do every month - with spots on Party chat, Game Hub, and Achievements. Users are also able to work with What's On, just so long as they're inside the United States, Canada, or the UK. What's on Works with OneGuide to bring suggestions for users for videos, games, movies, TV shows, game broadcasts, and Trending TV based on region. This update will be coming this week to an Xbox One near you.

Continue Reading

Twitch x Rhymesayers: the hip-hop game-stream team-up

Twitch x Rhymesayers: the hip-hop game-stream team-up

Back when Twitch announced they were about to have a music program earlier this year, rap label Rhymesayers collective ears perked up. Having an collection of songs and artists that resonated with gamers already, the Rhymesayers crew knew that a Twitch team-up would be a marriage worth tapping into. Just this week, Twitch announced their collaboration - along with streaming video games from their offices and homes and hosting community events, Rhymesayers would be delivering a 100 tracks from their catalog to Twitch for gamers to stream and archive legally.

Continue Reading

OnLive shutdown only in name: tech remains

OnLive shutdown only in name: tech remains

This morning it was announced that Sony had acquired OnLive and that they would be shutting down the service permanently. What they didn't tell you is that OnLive wasn't the only service offering full-powered AAA game streaming from the cloud. They also didn't tell you that OnLive was using NVIDIA GPU technology. NVIDIA GPU technology also powers a service that has many similar features to OnLive along with a few that cloud gaming service didn't have. That service is called NVIDIA GRID.

Continue Reading

OnLive shut down by Sony: all services canned

OnLive shut down by Sony: all services canned

The streaming game service known as OnLive has been acquired by Sony, and all OnLive services will be shut down on April 30th. Were you one of the unlucky few that purchased a physical OnLive Game System when it was released back in 2011? Too bad! That system doesn't work with any other software. Were you using the OnLive app on Android or your desktop machine? Too bad, it's all over. Starting on April 30th, all OnLive services are finished, gone, kaput, no more.

Continue Reading

Kinect for Windows is dead, long live Kinect for Xbox One

Kinect for Windows is dead, long live Kinect for Xbox One

This news should probably come as a surprise to no one after Microsoft unveiled the Kinect Adapter for Windows last October. In a nutshell, this has made the Kinect for Windows somewhat redundant. So today, Microsoft is officially killing off the product. Of course, it's saying that it's "consolidating" its Kinect portfolio. The tech company will no longer be making the Windows-compatible Kinect, leaving remaining stocks to dwindle. That said, in the end, it should be business as usual for everyone, as they can continue using the Xbox One's Kinect instead.

Continue Reading

Samsung’s new curved monitors priced for May

Samsung’s new curved monitors priced for May

Samsung's latest curved monitors want to take your display to the next level. These could be a great boon for gamers out there. The curved screen creates an immersive display to really "get in the game." PC gaming is having a moment, as "let's play" and Twitch TV are making it easier for everyone to share gaming experiences. Samsung's new line of curved monitors join the SE790C which it unveil at this year's Consumer Electronics Show. By adding 4 new curved monitors to its line up, Samsung is giving customers more computing (and PC gaming!) options.

Continue Reading