Graphics chip star NVIDIA has set a July 31 release date for its Shield handheld gaming and entertainment device powered by Google's Android software. The high-performance, handheld gadgets are in full production and will begin shipping at the end of this month, Shield director Jason Paul said in a blog post at the Silicon Valley company's website.
SAN FRANCISCO, (Reuters) - Ouya's $99 Android videogame console goes on sale on Tuesday, the latest attempt by a growing crop of niche hardware makers to chip away at a market dominated by Sony Corp, Microsoft Corp and Nintendo Co Ltd.
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Nvidia Corp is delaying sales of its new handheld game gadget, a setback in the chipmaker's bid to use its appeal with personal computer gamers to challenge console makers like Sony Corpand Microsoft Corp.
China is considering lifting a decade-long ban on video game consoles, the official China Daily newspaper reported on Monday, sending shares of major hardware makers such as Sony Corp and Nintendo Co Ltd surging.
The explosion of casual gaming and mobile devices is pointing towards a perfect storm for advertisers, says Oscar Diele*. Stats from comScore show that of the entire online population of 1.5 billion people, on average 645 million – or 41.5% –play online games.
Facebook has unveiled its mobile games publishing plans and will provide support for monetisation, advertising, analytics, and cross-platform integration in a beta aimed at small and medium-sized developers.
Paolo Gorgo submits: Tablet devices and smartphones could soon represent the replacement for consoles as the most attractive platform for the gaming sector. This is at least the opinion of several insiders in the multibillion industry – here is a quote from Heiko Hubertz, chief executive and founder of online gaming firm Bigpoint, taken from his recent interview with Reuters:
As an electronic reader, Apple's iPad has been touted as a possible "Kindle killer" but what has videogame makers buzzing is the potential of the touchscreen tablet computer as a gaming platform."It's going to be a really powerful handheld game console," said Asbjoern Soendergaard, founder and chief executive officer of Tactile Entertainment. "It's going to be an awesome gaming experience."