Category: Gaming

The Cybertruck looks right at home in this Goldeneye mod

A clever modder has put the Cybertruck in an environment where its striking appearance fits in — namely, a Nintendo 64 game. The Nintendo 64 game: Goldeneye 007. And damned if it doesn’t suit it perfectly. One of the most common jokes at the expense of the Cybertruck was that it looked like a polygonal model from a 64-bit console of choice. It was compared to everything from Pokémon to Lara Croft’s bust line — but my favorites were probably the Photoshop jobs that put the car into old-school racing games like Cruisin’ World. Twitter is a riot when it’s got something this cool to…

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Viveport Infinity now supports Oculus Quest

HTC today announced its Viveport Infinity VR gaming subscription service will now officially support the Oculus Quest headset through the Oculus Link beta. Viveport Infinity is a system-agnostic VR subscription service offering hundreds of games and apps for a $12.99 monthly fee. Now that it’s added the Quest, it supports every major headset including Rift, Rift S, Index, and Windows Mixed Media devices. Infinity is the best bargain in VR gaming thanks to its diverse lineup. At launch my biggest complaint was that the VR field only had a handful of hit AAA titles and the majority of them weren’t…

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Microsoft may release two Xbox consoles next year

A new reports suggests that, contrary to what Microsoft employees have been saying for months, there are two Xbox models coming out in the next console generation. If the information is correct, Microsoft is making a cheaper and less-powerful console to compliment its powerhouse, Project Scarlett. The report comes from Kotaku’s Jason Schreier, who said a source confirmed that Microsoft still has the second console in the works. In contrast to the more powerful Scarlett, which is aimed at offering 4k gaming, this other console will be something more like 1440p and will operate without discs. Game developers have been…

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Sony killed PlayStation handhelds, but there’s always hope in smartphones

We know, with a reasonable degree of certainty now, that Sony is out of the handheld console game is over. No follow-ups to the Vita or the PSP are forthcoming. So now that it’s over, what can Sony learn about mobile gaming going forward? The news comes, ironically, during Sony’s celebration of the PlayStation brand’s 25th birthday. Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) CEO Jim Ryan told GameInformer during its retrospective that the Vita was “brilliant in many ways, and the actual gaming experience was great, but clearly it’s a business that we’re no longer in now.” Yeah, we all knew, especially after the…

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PlayStation awarded Guinness record for consoles sales on its 25th birthday

The PlayStation brand today marks its 25th anniversary — the original Japanese console launched on December 3, 1994. Since then the consoles have swept the market, shooting to the top of the list of most consoles sold, and playing hosts to some of the best games ever made. The original console was a success right from the word go, selling 100,000 units on launch day. It was part of the fifth gen console line-up, ushering in the era of 3D graphics and disc-based games. While the Nintendo 64 and the Sega Saturn gave it some pretty stiff competition, the PS1…

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Resident Evil 3 Remake cover art leaks, and it’s amazing

We all knew it was happening, but it’s awesome to see some confirmation at last: cover art for an upcoming remake of Resident Evil 3: Nemesis has leaked. The cover art comes from Gamstat, which tracks (among other things) additions to the PlayStation Network. Two version of the game appear to be on the way: a vanilla version and a “Z version.” Capcom hasn’t yet acknowledged the leak, and probably won’t until it’s ready to unveil the trailer. The cover is mostly taken up by the titular Nemesis, the horrific nightmare creature that stalks heroine Jill Valentine across what’s left…

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Riot Games resolves to pay $10M to settle gender discrimination lawsuit

Riot Games has agreed to pay $10 million to its former and current female employees who alleged they’d been subjected to gender discrimination and sexual harassment. The company, which became emblematic of a larger problem within the industry, says this is part of its commitment to fix its culture. According to the Los Angeles Times, which first reported on the terms of the settlement, each of the roughly 1,000 female-identifying employees who have worked at Riot within the last five years will be entitled to a portion of the $10 million. The amount will vary depending on the length of…

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How this VR video game is transforming indoor cycle training

Welcome to Riding Nerdy, TNW’s fortnightly dive into bicycle-based tech, where we go into too much detail and geek out on all things related to pedal-powered gadgets. I need to make a confession. When it comes to cycling, I err on the side of old-school. Lots of cyclists these days pride themselves on having the latest tech, gadgets, equipment, and using the most progressive training regimes. Like much of the tech industry, manufacturers make money and stay in business by selling new iterations of equipment and gadgets which have marginal improvements over last year’s models. I, on the other hand,…

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RIP Steam Controller 2015-2019: Valve is selling off its inventory

Valve won’t be selling its Steam Controller anymore. That’s right, the gamepad for the PC gaming elite is reportedly going the way of the dodo — and the company is selling the last ones at a whopping 90 percent off. Valve confirmed to The Verge that this would be the last batch of Steam Controllers. Originally released in November 2015, the controller was designed to work with Steam Machines, or anything that could run SteamOS. In addition to its big, obvious trackpads, it boasted back paddles and a built-in gyroscope. Last year Valve also activated the controller‘s Bluetooth, allowing it to…

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Xbox’s Project Scarlett won’t do VR because ‘no one’s asking for it’

Phil Spencer, Xbox head honcho, said in a recent interview that Microsoft has no plans to push Xbox Scarlett into the virtual reality space — because apparently no one is waiting for them to do so. Spencer, speaking with Stevivor, was in part responding to a derisive remark he’d made in 2016, in which he dismissed VR available at the time as “demos and experiments.” While he said he doesn’t mean to diminish the work of VR developers, he said he still has reservations about what VR means for gamers: I have some issues with VR — it’s isolating and…

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