Gaming Today

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Gaming today

As a keen console gamer for three decades it is clear that significant changes have occurred in the industry. In the early 8 bit and 16 bit generations, products shipped to retailers, were reviewed, and if they were good (or had a sizeable marketing budget) then they would join the honourable yet foul stench of bad feet and good nutsacks in the bedrooms of teenage boys. This was possible only after pestering their parents for the requisite £39.99 for a game that may typically last between two and ten hours from start to finish. Continue reading

The latest on Valve’s Steam OS, Steam Link, and Steam Machines

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So heres the latest to report on Valve’s Steam OS and Steam Machine initiative. In the meantime things have been rolling along, and at GDC Valve announced a large number of updates. These cover a range of topic including a finalized Steam Controller, the new Steam Link, and a slate of Steam Machines from fourteen different manufacturers also the SteamVR.

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Rock Band 4 announced today!

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That’s right guys, Rock band is back!
Developer Harmonix is working with hardware manufacturer Mad Catz to bring Rock Band 4 to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One by the end of 2015, the two companies announced today.
And guess what? They are planning on letting you carry over all of your previously downloaded songs over to it as well.
I don’t know about you guys, but I’m excited, what’s you opinions?

Valve’s Steam Machines Will Officially Launch In November

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“Steam Machines will supposedly sell at the same pricing as current gen gaming systems, with boosted performance,” Valve has said.

The greatly anticipated living room PCs will finally go on the market this November with a special Steam controller and a streaming device called the “Steam Link” that will allow for game streaming from a PC or Steam Machine at 1080p/60HZ, according to the lovely folks at Valve.

Here’s what the Steam Link looks like:

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Valve’s Steam Machines Will Officially Launch In November

The idea of the Steam Machine has always been a bit unclear, but essentially, Valve is teaming up with hardware manufacturers to release a variety of different living-room gaming PCs that will be available at various price points with a variety of specs and if you take Valve at their word, it’ll be more powerful than the PS4 and Xbox One.

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.

Oddworld: New ‘N’ Tasty review – gourmet remake

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This remake of Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee was first released on Playstation 4 last year. Us PC aficionados have had to wait another nine months to revisit Abe’s escape from Rupture Farms and subsequent liberation of his Mudokon buddies. Fortunately, it was well worth the wait, because New ‘n’ Tasty is about as good as a remake gets.

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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?