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.
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.
Computer Entertainment has agreed to acquire online gaming startup Gaikai for about $380 million. Gaikai provides technology for cloud-based gaming, providing the ability for people to play high-quality games on their desktop computers, tablet devices and televisions. The question the deal raises is what the acquisition means for ?s gaming direction. Gaikai has championed cloud ...
Microsoft on Friday announced plans to open an online shop stocked with downloadable games for play on personal computers running on its software.Games for the Windows Marketplace website will launch at gamesforwindows.com on November 15, according to the Redmond, Washington-based software titan."We set out to create a digital store built for PC gamers end-to-end," said Microsoft PC and gaming senior global director Kevin Unangst.
If you’re acquainted with a kid between the ages of nine and eighteen, encourage them to start designing games and enter Microsoft’s Imagine Cup Kodu Challenge. Kodu is software that enables kids to design video games using a simple visual programming language. Think of it as a game that empowers kids to design their own games. Kodu is a free download for PC and a $5 download from the indie games channel of the XBOX marketplace.
By Dan Rayburn: Amazon’s (AMZN) $99 streaming box, dubbed “Amazon Fire TV” is now available for sale on Amazon’s website and while it has potential as Amazon adds more functionality to it over time, it’s no Roku or Apple (
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."