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Posts tagged “consoles”

Project Cars developers making own console, the Mad Box

Slightly Mad Studios, the makers of honk 'em ups including Project Cars and Need For Speed: Shift, have announced plans to launch a games console of their very own. Less than one week into 2019, we already have a strong contender for Gaming Folly Of The Year. Unlike the Ouya, the last big attempt to establish a new player in the console market, this is…

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Feature: PSVR might be a good thing for Vive & Oculus

PS VR vs PC VR, And Why It All Depends On Sony

The bloom has slowly been coming off VR's rose on PC, as expensive hardware, floor space requirements, image quality issues, cabling woes, the delay to Oculus Touch controllers and too many underwhelming, bite-size launch titles transformed this from beautiful dream to compromised reality. The show's not over, of course: this is but generation one, from both a software and hardware perspective, but it needs a…

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RPS Asks: What Are Your Plans For The New Consoles?

This November is a very big month in gaming. It's traditionally the biggest month in the gaming calendar, but this one knocks the others into a hat so cocked it's balancing on its brim. It sees the release of both the Xbox One, and the PS4. That's enormous - previous console releases have been staggered, the PS2 appearing a year and a half before the…

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Feature: Hardware Tricks

Week In Tech: Hands On With Those New Games Consoles

Ha, sorry. Not really. But it got your attention. And there's a thin tendril of truth in it. It's been a busy week in hardware and in my mortal hands I hold a laptop containing AMD's Jaguar cores. The very same cores as found in the freshly minted games consoles from Microsoft and Sony. So what are they like and what does it mean for…

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Half-Life Dreamcast Gets A PC Port

Way back in the year 2000 I had a very brief stint on Dreamcast magazine, DC-UK. I won't bore you with the details of my quick departure: just imagine the most dramatic escape scene you can, then double it. But while I was there I happened across a preview disc with Half-Life on it. I say preview, the damn thing was nearly complete and I…

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Crytek Say The PC Is A Generation Ahead

There's never been any doubt that the PC has always been at the forefront of gaming technology. But it comes in waves. There's a reason why many companies didn't touch the consoles until the most recent generation, the PC always too far ahead in terms of graphics and tech for their ambitions to be realised elsewhere. Although for quite a few years now it's become…

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PlayStation 3 For Me (And You)

GamesIndustry.biz have an interview up with NCSoft (Guild Wars, City of Heroes) boss Geoff Heath. In it Geoff explains that he believes PC users will end up buying a PS3: I think there is a difference between PC and console players but there's overlap as well. Our view long term is that people who have traditionally only played on PC will actually now start transitioning…

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The Old Argument

This editorial over on the PC hardware site PC Perspective considers the age-old issue of why PC gamers stick with their format, rather than opting for the ease of consoles. It covers many tired old routines, such as the flexibility of the PC's options and scaled resources, as well as the complexity of mouse/keyboard controls systems. One thing it comes up with that I've not…

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