Mauricio Carvalho

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Google Drive inches closer to iCloud with new developer features

Google is announcing some new additions to its Drive SDK that borrow a page out of the iCloud playbook, helping developers use Drive as a dependable place to store application data by locking the user out. The first addition, called app data folders, can be used to store files that you would want …

Aliens: Colonial Marines is no longer in development for Wii U

The Wii U version of <i>Aliens: Colonial Marines</i> is no longer in development, publisher Sega confirmed to Polygon earlier today.<p>"Sega can confirm that the Wii U sku of <i>Aliens: Colonial Marines</i> is no longer in development," a Sega representative wrote.<p>Rumors of the Wii U version have been circling since …

Nintendo must convey usefulness of Wii U and second screen to players, Miyamoto says

Game designer Shigeru Miyamoto says there's still work to be done to convince players of the usefulness of the Wii U and its second screen, telling CNN Tech he believes players will come to a point where a second screen feels essential.<p>Miyamoto likens hesitation about the Wii U and its touchscreen …

Microsoft program manager says SmartGlass is a 'first-class input device'

At a GDC 2013 panel today, Rosa Thomas, principal program manager at Microsoft, explained how to use Microsoft's SmartGlass technology as a "first-class input device."<p>SmartGlass represents Microsoft's desire "to focus on the living room, on the main screen connected to an Xbox" and deliver "extra …

PS4 interface, user account features and social functionality detailed at GDC

Sony went into a deep dive on the PlayStation 4 during a session at the 2013 Game Developers Conference today, giving attendees details on the console's user interface, account features and social functionality.<p>Chris Norden, senior staff engineer from the strategy team for developer services and …

PlayStation 4 specs detailed further at GDC

As part of a PlayStation 4 developer panel at the Game Developers Conference today, Sony revealed more of the official hardware specs for its next home console, adding to what it announced back in February.<p>It will feature a 64-bit x86 architecture, with what Sony refers to as minimal power …

Miiverse to come to smartphones and PC by May, 3DS version in the works

Miiverse coming to smartphones, PC and 3DS<p>Nintendo's social "empathy" network for the Wii U, Miiverse, will come to smartphones and web browsers sometime in April or May, with a 3DS version to follow at a later date.<p>The producer of Miiverse, Kiyoshi Mizuki said during a talk at the Game Developers …

Microsoft's claim of outselling the iPhone isn't as impressive as it sounds

When Microsoft’s Frank X Shaw announced on Tuesday that more Windows Phone handsets than iPhones were shipping in seven markets, the question on the minds of market watchers was, "OK, which seven?" The answer, courtesy of <i>The New York Times Bits Blog</i><i>,</i> is Argentina, India, Poland, Russia, South …

Microsoft adding more content to Xbox Live this week, including Toys R Us movies and a refreshed MLB.tv app

Mo apps, mo couch entertainment, right? Well, in order to boost the attributes of its mature gaming console and Xbox Live, Microsoft today announced it's bringing some additional content to the ever-evolving platform. To go along with the recent inclusion of Redbox Instant, Redmond this week -- and …

PlayStation 4's Blu-ray drive is 3x as fast as PS3's, PSN friends list cap raised, and other tidbits from Sony's GDC panel

The PlayStation 4's new DualShock 4 controller can be charged even while the PlayStation 4 is turned off. The PlayStation 4's new Eye motion camera has a tilt sensor so it can tell players when its facing the wrong direction or if it's fallen off your TV stand. The PlayStation 4's Blu-ray disc …

Nintendo video shows off Wii U speed improvement coming in April update

Nintendo's Wii U has faced complaints over slow loading and switching between menus since launch, but the company has promised a pair of updates will help the situation. Tonight it posted a video on YouTube (embedded after the break) that shows off the difference before and after the April update …

Nintendo 3DS update moves your saves from retail games to downloads

Let's say you bought a pair of cartridge-based games to go with your Nintendo 3DS, but you're embracing our all-digital future and want to replace them with downloadable copies. You won't have to toss all your game progress at the same time: a newly available 3DS firmware update includes a tool to …

Windows 8 games app updated with Xbox Live messaging alongside SmartGlass improvements

Microsoft is updating a number of its Windows 8 apps this week and the company is now starting to push some Xbox-related changes. The games app, built into Windows 8, is being updated to include Xbox Live messaging support with toast notifications. Microsoft has also tweaked the user interface …