Apparently, there’s a section of Steam in which you can purchase and watch video content. Before today, despite having used Valve’s platform for much of the past ten years, I was entirely unaware of its existence. Now though, I somehow have to cope with the fact that it’s not going to be around for very much longer.
Microsoft may be abstaining from virtual reality development on console, says one PSVR game dev. While the VR scene may be taking its time to gain traction with mainstream gamers, it sure looks to be sticking around – there’s even an emerging market for $6,000 headsets. Yet, the world’s biggest company, tech or otherwise, may be letting VR for Xbox lie.
Tony Hawk says that were a new game in his Pro Skater line to come out today, he would welcome the opportunity to explore its esports potential. Speaking at the Laureus World Sports Awards (via Front Office Sports), the skater acknowledges that recent changes in the industry might have produced very different games.
Korean media is suggesting “the most potential candidates” to pick up AMD’s one-time manufacturing wing, Global Foundries, will be local legends Samsung and SK Hynix. The reports of the company’s largest shareholder trying to offload its stake in the third largest semiconductor foundry in the world came out last week, and the rumours are gaining momentum of control shifting to South Korea.
The received wisdom right now is that the upcoming Nvidia GTX 1660 Ti is simply a graphics card designed for traditional rasterised rendering and standard gaming performance. But a leaked screenshot of the new GeForce GPU, taken in AIDA64, seems to indicate there is still some RTX hardware lurking around inside the GTX 1660 Ti.
Everyone is familiar with Google, it’s a massive company that grew over the years. In some way, shape, or form you use Google whether be YouTube, Gmail, or simply their search engine. It’s no surprise that Google is continuing to expand and bring out new ideas and innovations, but you may be a bit surprised that this company may soon get into the video game industry in a bigger way than ever before. We’ve seen attempts before to create an online streaming service for gamers to showcase gameplay and more recently, the company has brought out Project Stream as a means to provide gamers with the latest video game titles through the Chrome browser.
There’s no denying that Sony has a nice collection of video game titles. PlayStation 4 owners have access to a number of exclusives such as Bloodborne, Infamous Second Son, Uncharted 4, Horizon Zero Dawn, Marvel’s Spider-Man, Detroit: Become Human. The list goes on and it’s certainly helped Sony move a ton of units out of the market and into the homes of gamers. Though when we mention these games above, there is a lacking element and that is multiplayer. These exclusives really thrive on their singleplayer narrative focused adventures that it takes players through, but in the future, we may see a slight switch.
Square Enix already has a massive video game released this year. The notable title was in development for years and now gamers are finally enjoying it on the PlayStation 4 along with the Xbox One. We’re of course referring to Kingdom Hearts 3, the third main installment to the long-running video game franchise. However, there is certainly more coming out from the development studio, we just don’t know what that is yet.
Platinum Games director Hideki Kamiya is known for many excellent titles, from the original Resident Evil 2 to the first Bayonetta. These days, he’s got another reputation: Kamiya is a jerk on Twitter. Mostly that’s a joking thing – a carefully cultivated persona of touchiness on the platform – and sometimes it means we get to dream beautiful dreams. Like seeing Bayonetta in Mortal Kombat.
YouTube’s algorithmic content filters have been a point of contention for content creators in the past, especially after the so-called ‘adpocalypse’, but a recent set of video removals, bans, and channel deletions has provided a much more extreme example. Pokémon Go and Club Penguin videos in particular have been targeted for action because of what YouTube called “sexual content involving minors.”