Gaming

E3 2017: Video Games Take Centre-Stage as Spectator Sport

Photo Credit: Christian Petersen/ Getty Images North America/ AFP HIGHLIGHTS YouTube, Twitch, and Facebook turned gamers into online stars at E3 2017 The e-Sports matches were hugely popular at the annual gaming expo YouTube billed itself as the biggest gaming platform with record audience Long fiercely guarded video game industry terrain, the Electronic Entertainment Expo kicked off Tuesday with YouTube, ... Read More »

Destiny 2 on PC Is Exclusive to Battle.net and That’s Great. Here’s Why.

HIGHLIGHTS Steam may be convenient but the user experience is dated Valve’s new restrictive policies don’t bode well for consumers either The outrage over not using Steam goes against the PC as an open platform Destiny 2 for PC will be available on Blizzard’s Battle.net instead of Steam. There’s been a tremendous amount of outrage from the community due to ... Read More »

Celebrating the Music of Video Games as an Art Form

HIGHLIGHTS London Symphony Orchestra will perform game music this weekend Music will include songs from Sonic the Hedgehog and Mario This year marks the 30th anniversary of the first game-music concert The electronic bleeps and squawks of Tetris, Donkey Kong and other generation-shaping games that you may never have thought of as musical are increasingly likely to be playing at ... Read More »

Super Mario Odyssey Nintendo Switch Release Date Announced at E3 2017

HIGHLIGHTS Super Mario Odyssey is releasing on October 27, 2017 It will be available only on the Nintendo Switch gaming console The gameplay revolves around Mario’s hat We got our first look at Super Mario Odyssey since the Nintendo Switch launch event in January 2017, at E3 2017. The Nintendo stream at E3 showed a mix of cinematic and gameplay ... Read More »

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 for the Nintendo Switch Slated for Holiday 2017 Release

HIGHLIGHTS Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is an open-world role-playing game It features anime-inspired character designs It is out for the Nintendo Switch this holiday season Nintendo at E3 2017 started proceedings with Xenoblade Chronicles 2. The open-world Japanese role-playing game is slated for a Holiday 2017 release. This comes days after it was suggested that the game would be delayed to ... Read More »

A New Pokemon Game for the Nintendo Switch Is Coming in 2018

HIGHLIGHTS Nintendo confirmed that a new Pokemon game is in the works It will be releasing on Nintendo Switch in 2018 This game will be a role-playing game Developer GameFreak has begun development on a core RPG Pokemon title for the Nintendo Switch. This is the first proper Pokemon title under development for the Nintendo Switch. Until now all we ... Read More »

CD Projeckt Red Says Hackers Got Hands on Early Designs of Cyberpunk 2077

HIGHLIGHTS Developers have termed leaked documents as early designs Hackers reportedly demanded for ransom from the developers The company has asked gamers not to trust unofficial information The developer behind highly-successful The Witcher video game franchise, CD Projekt Red, is working on a new game called Cyberpunk 2077. However, the game is now in the news for all the wrong ... Read More »

Assassin’s Creed Origins Release Date Leaked; Xbox Scorpio Frame Rate Better than PC Version: Report

HIGHLIGHTS Assassin’s Creed Origins frame rate appears to be better on Xbox Scorpio This is in comparison to the PC version The game is out on October 27 this year Assassin’s Creed Origins has a release date. The game is out on October 27 and will be optimised for Xbox Scorpio. This comes via an issue of Game Informer magazine ... Read More »

EA at E3 2017: How to Watch Live Stream and What to Expect

HIGHLIGHTS Star Wars Battlefront 2 gameplay should be revealed The world premier of Project Dylan from developer Bioware is on the cards A Way Out is probably EA’s indie publishing effort for the year EA Play 2017 is the company’s event that runs parallel to E3 2017. Its games will also be seen at Sony’s and Microsoft’s E3 2017 conferences ... Read More »

Gigabyte’s AERO 15 gaming laptop comes close to displaying the correct colors

The Gigabyte AERO 15 seen here is your usual gaming laptop, but with a twist — a color-corrected screen. While Retina displays on Macs have become the gold standard for laptop displays, Windows machines have instead opted for absurd amounts of pixels or touchscreens — with inconsistent color reproduction and color gamut. Razer is trying to fill this gap with ... Read More »