SteamVR beta launches day before developer event Valve has updated its Steam beta client to support the Oculus Rift headset. A new mode called SteamVR reportedly consists of a "giant floating curved screen"
But it looks like many in the "male-dominated" industry, especially the journalists, still aren't getting the message, according to game developer Brianna Wu. Wu is head of development at Giant Spacekat
If the video game medium were to be judged solely by 2013, it'd be easy to come to the conclusion that the industry has run out of ideas. With reboots, prequels and sequels ruling the console market, became
Steam's authentication server and storefront went down shortly after 11:00 p.m. ET today, blocking a number of users from connecting to the distribution service's website and client. The service was offline
In the U.K., the iconic 8-bit home computer of the 1980s was the Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Few keyboards have surely been pounded as hard as the Spectrum’s rubberised complement of grey rectangles. Released
Microsoft considered creating a version of the Xbox One without a disc drive, head of Microsoft Studios Phil Spencer told the Official Xbox Magazine U.K. Microsoft was still discussing the alternate version
Dave Roberts, chief executive of Electronic Arts’ PopCap Games division, is retiring from the game studio that he joined almost nine years ago. Cofounder John Vechey will take over the job of running Seattle-based
The console wars are in full swing, and no contender is more focused on the pure gaming experience as the PS4. Sony’s next-gen PlayStation is not like the Xbox One, which is leaning more toward the media
Tobii and peripheral maker SteelSeries have teamed up to build an eye-tracking control system so that players can interact with games using their eyes. Stockholm-based Tobii has developed its eye-tracking
Sony is kicking off 2014 by giving some of this year's best games to PlayStation Plus subscribers. Bioshock Infinite, DmC: Devil May Cry, and Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons will be added to the PlayStation
Like iTunes for classic games The world has no shortage of video game emulators, but many can be painful to use — many reflect their hacker origins with equally hacky interfaces, and you'd need a vast
Many gamers won't load a console emulator for much more than a brief nostalgia kick. The Internet Archive has loftier goals, however. It's expanding its Historical Software Collection to include the free-to-play
One of the Christmas season’s big mobile apps is rolling out today – and a notably weird review of Rovio’s “Angry Birds Go” in The Verge is a good example of how confused or misguided criticism of the
Even fake worlds such as the World of Warcraft aren’t safe from cybercrime. Last week, Zhejiang province’s Songyang county court sentenced 10 men to prison terms of up to two years, reports Zhejiang Online.
Motion controls. VR goggles. Whatever. Let’s get down to brass tacks: How fast do these need to be to feel real? Twenty milliseconds or less. Kinect can be fun, but the experience rarely feels real. You’re
Let me just get this out of the way: Gone Home is one of the most deeply intimate and emotionally honest gaming experiences I've had in my more than 25 years of playing video games. In the game — created
There was a time when George Yao wrapped five iPads in plastic bags and brought them into the shower with him just so he could play a game. Yao, otherwise known as Jorge Yao, was a "hero among mortals"
Between virtual reality headset maker Oculus VR's Share portal and a recent infusion of $75 million, it's not exactly a huge surprise to hear that the startup is branching out into game publishing as Former