How Will Google Overcome Stadia’s Biggest Obstacle?

The problem with a gaming platform that relies entirely on the internet is that it relies on the internet. Stadia, Google’s new streaming game platform, will require that users have a robust internet connection to work, and that’s a big problem. “It’s what has plagued game streaming from the beginning,” said Pat Moorhead, Principal Analyst at Moor Insights & Strategy. A game streaming service simply can’t work if there’s lag. And in America, there’s a lot of lag. Read More >>

Ray Tracing Is Coming to a Whole Lot of GPUs

If you thought ray tracing was only going to be possible on Nvidia’s pricey line of Turing GPUs you would be wrong. Today the company has announced ray tracing support for a wide range of GPUs ranging from the Nvidia GTX 1060 all the way up to the super beefy Titan V. The 1060 can notably be found for as little as £200 and its price is expected to drop even further. Read More >>

Google Stadia’s Only Hardware Is This Special Controller

Today, Google announced its new Stadia game streaming platform that lets gamers play games on pretty much anything with an internet connection. Laptops, desktops, phones, and even TVs with a Chromecast Ultra attached are all supported. That means there’s no need to go out and buy a new console to get access to Stadia, but surely, Stadia must have some sort of proprietary hardware right? Read More >>

All the Detail About Stadia, Google’s Huge Bet on the Future of Gaming

Google is taking on the big guys. In a keynote at Game Developers Conference in San Francisco today Google announced a new service, Stadia, that will allow gamers to play the biggest games on any Android or Chrome-based device (including any device with a Chrome browser). Read More >>

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LG is Showing Off its Own Steam VR Headset Later This Week

At last year's MWC, LG revealed it's own mobile-powered virtual reality headset in the hopes that people would go out and buy a G5 to use it with. They didn't, partly because the 360 VR was a pile of rubbish. This year LG is throwing its hat back into the VR ring, but this time it's going all out thanks to a little bit of help from Valve. Read More >>

A Measly 5% of Developers Say They’re Working on Wii U Games

It’s safe to say that the Wii U hasn’t been the roaring success Nintendo hoped it would be, and the Games Developers Conference’s 2016 State of the Industry report shows that the outlook for the console looks very bleak indeed. Read More >>

15 Insane Indie Game Controllers for Even Crazier Games

Video games are pretty: there's a TV, a handheld controller and some buttons, right? Not at the Game Developer Conference's Alt.Ctrl gallery. It's a hand-made arcade filled with bizarre, custom game controllers that defy convention. It's also the most fun I've had on a trade-show expo floor in years. Read More >>

MWC 2015 and GDC 2015: What Were Your Favourite Announcements?

Well, we've earned our keep this week! The last seven days have been among the busiest in recent memory for the tech industry, with both Mobile World Congress 2015 and the Games Developer Conference taking place on opposite sides of the globe. And we've been there at both, bringing you all the latest news as it happens. Read More >>

Your Xbox One Could One Day Stream PC Games

When it comes to flexible console gaming, the PlayStation 4 (with its mobile/Vita game streaming) currently wins out over the Xbox One. But with the advent of Windows 10, unifying Microsoft's Xbox, Windows Phone and Windows PC platforms, that could all change -- as well as streaming Xbox One games to a Windows 10 computer or tablet, Microsoft is considering streaming PC games back to the console. Read More >>

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Five Ludicrous Controllers That Help You Touch the Virtual World

Virtual Reality is great but also problematic. The Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and Samsung Galaxy Gear VR all let us see new, virtual worlds but none of them let us touch it. How do you physically feel what's not really there? Maybe with one of these crazy controllers. Read More >>

Sony VR Chiefs Talks Schoolgirl Simulators, the Dangers of Mobile VR and the End of Headaches

Having knackered ourselves out enjoying the new and improved Project Morpheus virtual-reality prototype demos at the Game Developers Conference, we grabbed 15 minutes with Sony's two VR pied pipers: Worldwide Studios boss-cum-fan-pleasing indie-game mascot Shuhei Yoshida (pictured above) and senior director of R&D Richard Marks, away from the faceless throng to discuss VR's past, present and exciting future. Read More >>

Nvidia Just Announced Its Own Android TV Games Console

Remember the Nvidia Shield, the gaming handheld? How about the Nvidia Shield, the Android gaming tablet? Soon you'll be able to replace them both with the Nvidia Shield, the Android TV Console. Read More >>

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PlayStation to Strap Project Morpheus VR Headset to Our Faces in First Half of 2016

Sony has just announced we will be able to stick its long-anticipated Project Morpheus virtual reality headset on our faces in the first half of 2016. Read More >>

Want to See What SimCity 5 Will Really Be Like?

After seeing the official trailer earlier in the week, some crafty guy with a handicam has managed to snap some footage from GDC of EA showing-off some actual in-game SimCity 5 gameplay. In it you can see some non-final graphics of what the game engine will look like; how it handles disasters like fire, and the city environment. Read More >>