HTC reveals virtual reality headset with Valve

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The HTC Vive will be paired with wireless controllers and tracking technology to let wearers explore computer-generated environments by walking round their rooms.

The machines let wearers view computer-generated 3D environments to give them a sense of being there.

A test version of the kit will go on sale to developers shortly, followed by a public edition later this year.

It will compete with Facebook’s Oculus Rift and Sony’s Morpheus VR headsets.

The Vive headset was developed in conjunction with Valve, creators of such ground-breaking games as Portal and Half-Life. HTC manufactures some of the finest consumer electronics on the planet and Valve is an unrivaled architect of virtual worlds, so you know the collaboration is something special. Vive is powered by Valve’s SteamVR so plenty of games that take advantage of its capabilities will soon be available on the Steam service.

New Major PS4 update arriving?

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So it’s just been leaked that the Playstation 4 will be getting a MAJOR update to its system soon… Really soon actually, It’s said to be available on the 29th March. Even though the details haven’t been released about whatvoimd of update it is, I’m pretty sure it’s going to be awesome!
What are your thoughts on this?
What things would you like to see coming to the Playstation 4?

GTA V on PC delayed to April this time

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the delay of Grand Theft Auto V is now 14th April Rockstar’s ability to stick to a PC release schedule had been in poor health for some time, but has now.

First it was coming in January 2015, then it was coming in March and today GTA V is said to be arriving in April. Until we get to about mid-March and then it’ll be coming in May, probably.

“Our apologies to PC gamers worldwide who have been counting down the days until the launch of [GTA V],” says whoever has his fingers at the keys of Rockstar’s official site. “But a bit more time is needed to ensure that the game is as polished as possible, and to make certain that both Heists and the GTA Online experience are ready to roll out on day one for PC.”

Do you think Mincraft is to violent?

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Turkey’s government is looking into allegations that the popular computer game Minecraft is too violent, it’s reported.

The game is classified as suitable for children aged seven and over in much of Europe, and for those older than 10 in the United States. But Turkey’s family and social policies minister, Aysenur Islam, has ordered an investigation over suggestions that it promotes aggression, the Haberturk website reports. If it’s considered too violent, then the government could seek a nationwide ban, the website says. The move was prompted by a journalist who told Mrs Islam that players get points for killing other characters – including women – and asked what her ministry would be doing about it. The Pan European Game Information group, which assigns ratings to computer games, says Minecraft contains “non-realistic-looking violence towards characters which, although human, are not very detailed”.

Jerry Lawson, a self-taught engineer, gave us video game cartridges

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Because its black history month in America i wanted to show you a man that changed the gaming industry.

If you’ve got fond memories of blowing into video game cartridges, you’ve got Gerald “Jerry” Lawson to thank. As the head of engineering and marketing for Fairchild Semiconductor’s gaming outfit in the mid-’70s, Lawson developed the first home gaming console that utilized interchangeable cartridges, the Fairchild Channel F. That system never saw the heights of popularity of consoles from Atari, Nintendo and Sega, but it was a significant step forward for the entire gaming industry. Prior to the Channel F, games like Pong were built directly into their hardware — there was no swapping them out to play something else — and few believed that you could even give a console a microprocessor of its own. Lawson, who passed away at 70 from diabetes complications in 2011, was the first major African-American figure in the game industry. And, just like the tech world today, it still isn’t as diverse as it should be.