All eyes were on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One during Monday’s “Day Zero” pre-E3 event, the annual gauntlet of press conferences by gaming’s giants. And the spotlight was well deserved: The launch of a new generation of consoles only happens once or twice per decade, as opposed to the slow, constant iteration of PC hardware. Here’s the thing, though. While EA, Ubisoft,...
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The future of streaming gamesGaming AFK is Nvidia's nifty little catch-all tag for its game streaming initiative: gaming away from the keyboard. It's actually quite a complex concept, including everything from Nvidia's upcoming portable games console - known as Project Shield - to the cloud-based GRID initiative, the GeForce Experience app on the PC and your Steam games...
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Microsoft's next Xbox console is poised to go toe-to-toe with Sony's PlayStation 4, and a new report out over the weekend claimed that cloud streaming will be one of the major battlefields between the two systems. The new Xbox console will feature significant cloud streaming capabilities, The Wall Street Journal reported Sunday. The console, codenamed "Durango," will be able...
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U.S. retail sales of video games, hardware and accessories declined 25percent in May as demand for aging game consoles continued to fade and fewer new games launched compared with last year, according to market researcher NPD Group.
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The PlayStation 4 and Xbox 720 – the alleged names for the next-generation gaming consoles from Sony and Microsoft, respectively – will surely feature powerful hardware and stunning graphics. But while both next-gen consoles will release later this year, details about the consoles themselves have remained under heavy wraps. But why?
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Over 48,000 video game developers, journalists, retailers and publishers from 102 countries descended upon Los Angeles last week for the E3 convention, all anxious to see not just the new games, but the new game consoles. It seemed like Sony and its newly unveiled Playstation 4 defeated Microsoft's Xbox One in the battle of the buzz, but some people are wondering: are...
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…or knackered? THESE days video games rival films as a form of entertainment. Sales figures are murky, but most estimates put annual revenues at between $60 billion and $70 billion. So the launch by Sony, on February 20th, of the PlayStation 4, its latest games console, was appropriately full of razzmatazz. Those attending the launch in New York were treated to a dazzling...
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This was always going to be a year of transition. The one-trick gaming brick of yesterday is increasingly looking more like a Raspberry Pi running an Acorn emulator than an all-singing, all-fragging modern games machine. Obviously, as champions of the PC we're going to be touting it as the saviour of gaming this year, but this perspective is increasingly entering mainstream...
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With E3 looming, my non-games industry friends and family are asking which of the new consoles I find most exciting. Am I ready for the Xbox One with its wild ambitions of being a media center and gaming deck combined? Or do I find the PlayStation 4 with its social sharing and cloud support cool? A few even ask if I think the Nintendo Wii U will pull itself out of the flames...
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The cloud is the latest thing in data storage, but is it the best thing for your business? Here are three expert points of view that can help identify which workloads are good candidates for the cloud, calculate the true costs of cloud storage and more.
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