Even without any Xbox or PlayStation refreshes, gamers have loads of platforms to be excited for. There are smartphones and tablets, the ambitious Ouya, and now the GameDock — a device that pipes iOS games to an HDTV with old school gaming controls and graphics in mind.
Having secured over $5.5 million in Kickstarter funding, the $99 Rubik's cube-sized Ouya console has a lot of expectations to live up to. Designed as a console with low-cost games aimed at disrupting the console order in the living room, Ouya just announced its secret weapon: OnLive cloud gaming.
Summer's in high gear and you know what that means? Yep, it's time to turn up the AC and catch up on all those games you've been neglecting because you've been so busy hitting the books. Razer's kicking off the summer with a new gaming mouse that's built for hands of all sizes; big and small, righties and lefties.
Released in 2005, Microsoft's Xbox 360 console is still going strong. Holding the record for the top-selling console for the last 18 months, the Xbox 360 is getting yet another awesome special edition console. This time it's a translucent console and controller bundle for Halo 4's launch.
We know, 3D sucks and you want a holodeck. Well, until gaming systems with head, body and button tracking are affordable enough to mass produce, a Star Trek holodeck is but a dream. Unless, that is, you've got the chops and can go out and build your own holodeck with hacked-together hardware — like these guys from the University of Southern California did.
For years, gamers were promised photorealistic real-time video game graphics. Developers have yet to deliver them. With new game engines such as CryENGINE 3.4.0 and updated DirectX 11 support games will look unbelievable. They'll finally have rich depth of field like in this shiny demo.
Since it was first announced, the fervor over the Ouya console has been crazy. Like over $5 million worth of crazy. Now, Ouya has secured its first exclusive game, one that comes from a video game industry heavyweight and is all about zombies.
Without so much as a blip from Sony, leaks of a redesigned PlayStation 3 that's both smaller and slimmer (and hopefully cheaper) have finally leaked onto the Internet. Here are the first spy shots from Sony's shrink ray gun.
Gearbox Software is hard at work making sure that everything in Borderlands 2 will be bigger, crazier and boomier than what the original game offered. The team could have just included exploding bullets (which they did) and called it a day, but instead they're overhauling a lot of the core game mechanics. While veterans of the original will be in familiar territory, we got to see how Borderlands 2 will significantly evolve the amount of customization and control a player has over a character. That means new looks to make your Vault Hunter feel unique, skills that are more meaningful than a bump in stats and lots, lots more. We were also given a tour of Sanctuary, a hub city that will give players a dynamic home base to return to. Guiding us through it all was Gearbox producer Randy Varnell, who was just as happy to walk us through some new skills, locations and character customization options as he was to teach us the right way to free an enraged dwarf chained to an overgrown mutant's shield. Yep, you guessed it: it involves bullets.
When it comes to having the best gear or the biggest collections, gamers don't mess around. Few can boast about having $30,000 worth of gaming gear, but YouTube user Maxishine can. And boy does his little batcave full of PCs make us envious.