Online Gaming For The Win
Used to play a WoW paladin for years. Now looking at what will be the new trends in online gaming.
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This virtual reality game will be powered by cognitive computing and cloud technology. And they are seeking beta testers.
Heard of IBM Watson? The AI super computer of IBM is now powering a VR MMORPG.
Sounds fun? They're looking for beta testers.
Sorry, teenage boys...
Apple's foray into living room gaming captures all of iOS' problems and potential.
Can the casual gaming model that made billins on smartphones work on a box that's sitting next to a PS4, an XBOX or even a Wii?
Don't run. Don't shoot. Just look and listen, and wait a while.
Far Cry is beautiful and one of the first open worlds I enjoyed. Before I discovered WoW and logged a lot of miles on Azeroth. Great point on why stories and missions are not the only thing there is in a game. In my opinion though, single player games leave a lot of that aimlessness aside. its a lot more fun to me to go for a walk and chat aimlessly with another gamer than be on your own. The whole idea of Second Life - which critics to at article could point the lack of long term traction of - was to be an aimless game, wasn't it?
Hello Games wowed viewers last year with a debut trailer. At E3 2014, the developer showed us how to build a universe and what to do there.
The project is ambitious, especially for a small studio such as Hello Games. But the procedurally generated universe could mean a totally new experience for gamers.
Finally a WoW-killer?
Together with mobile games marketing platform AppLift, we have developed an extensive infographic featuring key global and regional mobile games metrics.
Interesting data on how strong the mobile games market is.
Last week we told you about Samsung's unannounced virtual reality headset: a peripheral that enables VR interaction for flagship phones from the world's
Can this be even more weird than Google Glasses? Probably. But gamers aren't afraid of looking silly.
When men play female avatars in online games, they change the way they speak to conform to female stereotypes—but the way they move betrays their masquerade. In a recent study reported in Information, Communication and Society, researchers created a custom-built quest in World of Warcraft—the popular online game where players...
You've heard about gender theory in the real world. Here's how game designers might actually influence us more than we think when it comes to choosing an avatar's gender.
where the Users have raced 68 million laps around the track to date.
Games are often when breakthrough innovations are happening. This time, the company behind the awesome Anki Drive toy cars says they have solved fundamental robotics issues.
Wonder what they're up to next.
Now that would be a gaming revolution!
Since the release of the Oculus Rift development kit, many major game developers have been experimenting with virtual reality in their labs. Now, another one of them has come forward in support of the technology: Sony Online Entertainment, the company behindEverQuest.
More than a rumor: something the President of Sony Online Entertainment confirmed.
Question is whether it will add to the gameplay or make it cumbersome?
I've tried a prototype game with those goggles and it's pretty cool but I can't say I would have stayed immersed forever. The thing that struck me is that we probably yet have to invent the games that would make Virtual Reality compelling: looking at VR goggles as another controller for existing games with the same gameplays doesn't seem to be enough to me at this stage.
After the announcement last week about the Star Wars: The Old Republic super-secret space project, I wanted to jump up and down
The new expansion to SWTOR will finally bring Star Wars players to the... Stars. But don't expect too much from it: this is pvp only and pretty constrained - at least according to that Hoystiq article.
If you missed Apple's WWDC keynote, you should watch this. A company called Anki is taking AI not only to the next level but also to the real world. Their first product due this fall is a car-racing game where you fight AI-controlled cars on a real track.
This is fascinating to me because the big recent trend in gaming has been to downplay the importance of AI by bringing human players to play with or against one another. We also talk a lot about real-life gaming (humans with humans in the street) but I don't know if this will be that massive (still waiting to see Ingress get big). Now this is the missing combination: after human + AI, human + human online, human + human real-life, real-life + AI.
Too early to tell but great to see the gaming industry has perspective beyond reinventing the nth iteration of a point and shoot.
The video-game industry would be better off if more companies were brave (and financially secure) enough to do what Blizzard did.
Yes, says Adam Biessener on GameInformer. Of course late and good is better than now and crap. But is Titan's delay the sign Blizzard made the right call (for quality) or is the sign the company became too big and is lacking the creativity it needs to reinvent itself?