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Updated: Microsoft Preparing To One-Up AMD's Mantle With New Version of DirectX

<b>Update</b>: An AMD spokesperson has offered this statement: “<i>Yesterday several articles were published that reported that DirectX® and OpenGL are being extended to include closer-to-metal functionality and reduced CPU overhead. AMD supports and celebrates a direction for game development that is</i> …

Nissan PlayStation GT Academy hits Australia

Sony and Nissan give gamers a chance to go from virtual to reality.<p><b>The insanely popular GT Academy is heading to Australia thanks to Sony and …

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Tax reform blueprint suggests violent game makers should pay more

Proposed U.S. tax reform legislation from U.S. Congressman Dave Camp suggests that makers of violent video games should pay more in taxes.<p>According to draft legislation for the Tax Reform Act of 2014, creators of violent video games would be exempt from research and development incentives aimed at …

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Japan: Nintendo Video service ends in late March

We have one more notable piece of news from coming out of Japan tonight. On March 31, the Nintendo Video app for 3DS will no longer be …

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Airs Tuesdays at 12pm PT<p>Top 5 Skyrim Mods trawls the enormous mod catalogue so you don't have to, bringing the very best world-changing mods to your screen. From high detailed armour mods to exploding chickens, there's nothing our bold adventurers won't try.

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MIT’s inFORM uses Kinect to physically interact through a computer

The Tangible Media Group at the MIT Media Lab created a "self-aware computer" that allows users to affect physical space in front of the monitor, Fast Company reports.<p>The device is called inFORM and functions with the use of a pin board; each pin is connected to a motor made mobile by a computer. …

The best days of mobile are ahead: less distraction, more quality of life

We’re on the edge of another mobile revolution that will be defined by elevating consumers’ real world experiences and delighting them with emotional relevance. Mobile 3.0 is here, and the next wave of game-changing consumer apps are not only going to see huge adoption. They’re going to change the …

Sony: PlayStation to become more service-oriented

The future of PlayStation will see the platform expand to become more service-oriented, Sony United Kingdom managing director Fergal Gara has said.<p>"I think that's good way of putting it really," Gara told OPM in a new interview. "We see PlayStation as a brand, not just as a box."<p>"Going out to 2013 …

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GamesBeat weekly roundup: Square Enix creates its own Kickstarter service, Activision allowed to buy itself for $8.17B

If you follow VentureBeat but don’t regularly check our GamesBeat site, here’s a list of the best video game stories we ran over the last seven days that you may have missed.<p>This week, the Delaware supreme court will permit publisher Activision to buy parent company’s Vivendi’s stake in the biz for …

UK retailer Game selling Pokemon X and Y early, says 'competitor' broke street date

The U.K. electronics retailer Game is selling <i>Pokemon X</i> and <i>Y</i> today, despite its Oct. 12 street date.<p>A Game store in Bournemouth announced in a tweet that "all Game stores" will be selling the game beginning today.<p>A representative for the company contacted online today explained the sales are …

Build your own Death Star in Star Wars: Tiny Death Star

NimbleBit's <i>Tiny Tower</i> lets you manage the business of running a tower, and now you'll be able to do the same thing with a Death Star in the studio's latest game, <i>Star Wars: Tiny Death Star</i>.<p>You'll work with Darth Vader and Emperor Palpatine as you attempt to bring in Galactic bitizens, manage …

Red Cross pushes for war crime punishment in video games

The International Committee of the Red Cross is working with game developers to ensure titles dealing with armed conflict include virtual consequences — including actions that in real-life combat "would be considered war crimes."<p>The ICRC is not suggesting that games completely eradicate war and …

SteamOS: could Valve's game console challenge Windows?

The Steam Box should have Microsoft worried<p>On Monday, the developer responsible for possibly the most critically acclaimed video games of the modern era — <i>Half-Life</i> and <i>Half-Life 2</i> — announced that it was building its own Linux-based operating system to deliver PC games to the living room. Sooner or …

Japanese genres we're missing out on (and some enlightening exceptions)

Import only?<p>Everything's better in Japan. Food, toilets, and vending machines are all superior; littering, pollution, and crime rates are all down. …

Sixense adds Android and iOS motion-tracking support Kickstarter stretch goal

Wireless motion-tracking device developer Sixense Entertainment announced today that it added a new stretch goal to its STEM System Kickstarter campaign that, if met, will enable STEM support for Android and iOS devices.<p>The STEM System is a wireless motion-tracking controller and software …

Thief dev details DualShock 4 functionality

<i>Thief</i> developer Eidos Montreal is including some unique features tied to the DualShock 4 controller in the PlayStation 4 version of the game, according to a Q&A posted on the PlayStation Blog today.<p>"We want to take advantage of as many new, next-gen features as possible, and that includes the new …

Why 'SteamOS' Faces A Steep Uphill Battle In The Living Room Wars

<i>But Valve is right to focus on creating an ecosystem.</i><p>The concept of a ‘console war’ is quickly becoming archaic. What we’re seeing now is more of a war for the living room, with devices ranging from our mobile phones to next-gen video game consoles, to the PC and beyond.<p>Combatants in this war …

Microsoft's Illumiroom Xbox projector is too expensive to bring to your living room

Last year, Microsoft introduced an early proof-of-concept for its Xbox augmented reality projector IllumiRoom, new tech that could feasibly expand content from your Xbox consoles onto your living room walls; Unfortunately, IllumiRoom is now being described as "just research" that is too expensive …

Warframe heading to PS4 on Nov. 15 in North America

Free-to-play multiplayer title <i>Warframe</i> is heading to PlayStation 4 on Nov. 15 in North America and Nov. 29 in Europe, developer Digital Extremes announced today.<p>The PS4 release will also include second screen functionality with the launch of the Android and iOS app <i>Warframe Nexus</i>, a companion app …