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Microsoft’s RoomAlive turns your livingroom into a game level

Published by on Oct 6th, 2014, No Comments

Roomalive1Gone are the days where we enjoyed playing games with just a few hundred pixels of graphics. The modern gamer needs to be totally engrossed in the experience, forget 2D flat screens or even the latest HD display. Forget just one controller or even two, you need to be the controller, you need to be the character. Microsoft has over the years poured a lot of energy and money into developing the latest and greatest gaming experience (e.g. Kinect series) and now they present their latest offering in the making. IllumiRoom 2.0, now called RoomAlive pairs multiple Xbox Kinects with projectors to extend your TV onto a wall, with immersive (and hallucinogenic) effects… (more…)

‘Angry Birds’ studio Rovio announces layoffs

Published by on Oct 3rd, 2014, No Comments

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Angry Birds maker Rovio is laying off 16% of its staff, admitting that the company’s headcount had swelled based on ‘assumptions of faster growth than have materialised’.

Chief executive Mikael Hed announced the news publicly in a blog post, revealing that a maximum of 130 staff will be affected in Rovio’s native Finland. (more…)

Ms. Pac-Man joins the breast cancer fight

Published by on Oct 2nd, 2014, No Comments

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October month is breast cancer month and this year we will see an activist of note when it comes to fighting for the cause.  Ms. Pac-Man herself will be fighting alongside millions of women diagnosed with the disease.

In an attempt to help boost the awareness of breast cancer, game developer house Bandai Namco, set out Ms. Pac-Man as their mascot.

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Microsoft launches Xbox One in China

Published by on Sep 30th, 2014, No Comments

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After an extremely long wait, Microsoft has finally launched its Xbox One video game console in China. It is actually a first for Microsoft, since Chinese gamers have had to wait 13 years for a console ban to be lifted in their country. (more…)

Sony offers free access to the online multiplayer features of PS Plus

Published by on Sep 23rd, 2014, No Comments

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Something we never grow tired of is free stuff. In the gaming world you will very rarely find something for free (unless you are talking about casual, mobile games), so to see this offer from Sony is great, even if it isn’t for very long.

Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) has today announced an offer for gamers that will see free access to the online multiplayer features of PS Plus for all PS4 users for a full weekend from 09.00 on Friday 26th September to 09.00 on Monday 29th September. (more…)

Two new PlayStation 4 Specials announced

Published by on Sep 22nd, 2014, 2 Comments

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Ster Kinekor Entertainment today announces two deals not to be missed, when you purchase a PlayStation 4 console at participating retailers countrywide. (more…)

Microsoft is reportedly buying ‘Minecraft’ developer Mojang (Updated)

Published by on Sep 16th, 2014, No Comments

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How much would you guess the developer famous for creating the indie game ‘Minecraft’ is worth?

Well, according to sources Microsoft is interested in buying Mojang for a massive $2 billion! Microsoft approached Mojang as early as three months ago and the purchase should be finished by the end of this month. (more…)

‘SimCity BuildIt’ brings city planning to mobile

Published by on Sep 12th, 2014, No Comments

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While this is not new to the franchise, SimCity will be bringing a new city simulation game back to mobile devices. You’ll get another crack at metropolis building pretty soon on your smartphone or tablet on iOS and Android.

Details are pretty scarce at the moment, but it does look like quite a step up from the previous mobile version of the franchise, SimCity Mobile. It looks very much like the PC counterpart actually, which is simply called SimCity. (more…)

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