Apple sets launch of streaming, gaming services

[ad_1] Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks on stage during a product launch event at Apple’s headquarters in Cupertino, California Apple set launch dates Tuesday for its original video offering, Apple TV+, and its game subscription service as the tech giant ramped up efforts to reduce its dependence on the iPhone. The TV+ service will launch […]

More of a Redmi Note 8 rival than gaming phone

[ad_1] Vmall The Honor Play formed part of the first wave of modern gaming-focused phones, delivering a powerful chipset and a few solid features in a cost-effective package. Huawei’s sub-brand isn’t stopping there though, as it just announced the Honor Play 3 in China (h/t: GSMArena). Yeah, I don’t seem to recall the Honor Play […]

Nanoleaf's colorful wall tiles now act as Razer gaming controls

[ad_1] Nanoleaf’s funky tiles are already programmable with a range of controls, but now gamers will be able to use this feature during play. For example, while a tile may have previously lit up to indicate a weapon is ready to fire, players can now hit the tile to deploy it. This is the latest […]

A method to introduce emotion recognition in gaming

[ad_1] September 4, 2019 feature Class activation maps for 8 emotions. Credit: Yong, Lee & Choi. Virtual Reality (VR) is opening up exciting new frontiers in the development of video games, paving the way for increasingly realistic, interactive and immersive gaming experiences. VR consoles, in fact, allow gamers to feel like they are almost inside […]

Acer's $14,000 Predator Thronos Air is a chair fit for gaming royalty

[ad_1] At $13,999, the Thronos Air is a full $6,000 cheaper than its $20,000 predecessor. To make the new model cheaper, Acer removed the motorized monitor arm that was a major selling point of the original Thronos. The Thronos Air, however, retains the ability to mount three monitors. It also still features an adjustable mouse […]

10 best cheap gaming laptops to buy in 2019

[ad_1] Great gaming laptops don’t have to be expensive. Whether you have a tight budget or you just can’t bear to spend thousands of dollars, there are a plethora of budget gaming laptops that will suit your needs. We created a list of ten of the best cheap gaming laptops to check out this year. […]

Our favorite gaming studios, expos, museum exhibits—in a photo blowout

[ad_1] Ars Gaming Week 2019 View more stories When we publish galleries dedicated to gaming exhibitions, events, and landmarks, it’s not a way to put off writing work. For one, we have to write all of the freaking captions (and also try to make some of them equal parts funny and informative). There’s also the matter of […]

Gaming is having a retro moment

[ad_1] Don’t write off retro yet Clunky games consoles with blobby pixels might not be the latest thing—but they’re still cool even if you’re no longer at school. Video games producers plying their wares at Gamescom this week in Cologne may primarily be out to push the frontiers of hi-tech and virtual reality as they […]

Cloud gaming faces challenges as Google prepares launch

[ad_1] Google has high hopes for its Stadia platform Urging fans to plunge into a virtual high-res surround sound universe of extraordinary games, Google hopes its cloud-based Stadia platform will take the world by storm on its November launch. The US digital behemoth unveiled details of its nascent streaming video platform at this week’s Gamescom […]

Tencent Q2 earnings beat estimates on gaming growth

[ad_1] China Internet giant Tencent Holdings’ Q2 earnings beat estimates Chinese internet giant Tencent said Wednesday its net profit jumped 35 percent in the second quarter, as the company continued to wriggle out of Beijing’s crackdown on online gaming and build mobile game growth. Shenzhen-based Tencent said net profit was 24.1 billion yuan ($3.5 billion) […]