Google Patents Holograms For Glass, Which Could Involve Magic Leap

Google Glass Magic Leap Today Google was granted a patent for using holograms in a head mounted display like Google Glass. It would effectively let Google create augmented reality experiences that superimpose computer-generated imagery (CGI) atop the real world. Filed in March 2014, the patent shows Google’s research into how it could merge its head mounted display technology with AR. But what’s perhaps… Read More

Designing Next-Gen Virtual Reality Gaming Experiences

fb-vr It wasn’t until I conquered my first dungeon in The Legend of Zelda at my friend’s house that I decided to throw a convincing tantrum at my parents about why I also desperately needed my own Nintendo Entertainment System. Fast forward a few years and the global gaming market is expected to rake in $86.1 billion in revenue in 2016. Driving this projection is the expected quick… Read More

Oculus Positions VR For Primetime

Rift Today Oculus gave 1,500 developers at the Oculus Connect 2 conference (as well as those at home via livestream or on Gear VR a chance to watch) a look at how the consumer version of the Oculus Rift will roll out in Q1 2016, how Oculus plans to bring virtual reality to millions through the Samsung Gear VR, and how new platforms and controllers will expand the uses of Oculus Rift from games… Read More

Is Virtual Reality Gaming Bound To Crash?

vr-flames Techies of all varieties constantly look forward to the next great revolution. For video gamers, that revolution promises to be virtual reality. Countless new companies have emerged to research and develop virtual reality hardware, while existing video game authorities like Sony and Microsoft are doing everything they can to push for faster development in their own organizations. But with so… Read More

Try To Land The SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Yourself

Screen Shot 2015-09-17 at 4.38.43 PM Elon Musk’s SpaceX is trying to launch a spacecraft and have the rockets return safely back to Earth…specifically on a floating barge. As it turns out, it’s not that easy. And it costs a lot of money. There’s now a web game that lets you give it a try yourself. In case you forgot, here’s what happened in real life: Think it’s easy? Try the game.… Read More

The Mobile Gaming Business Model For Freedom And Fantasy

mobilegame Mobile gaming has by far made the greatest impact on — and effected the most change overall in — the gaming industry. From a dollars and cents perspective, mobile gaming revenue is projected to surpass console game revenue in 2015 to the tune of $30.3 billion versus $26.4 billion, with ongoing growth in mobile-device sales only driving this trend forward in 2016 and beyond. Read More

Blizzard’s Final Starcraft II Expansion Lands November 10

Screen Shot 2015-09-13 at 3.57.01 PM In case you were not tuned into the finals of WCS Europe earlier today, Blizzard, a popular gaming company, announced that the final chapter of its Starcraft II will touch down on November 10. The third iteration, called Legacy of the Void, will at once be a computer game, and Blizzard’s statement regarding the long-term viability of Starcraft proper as an esport. Starcraft… Read More

Games After Gamergate

gglogo Perhaps the greatest testimonial to those who endured Gamergate is not to remember it. To not talk about it all. So I won’t. However one aspect that I will talk about is what it did to game development. For many of us Gamergate destroyed our faith video games as a medium, an art form and so on. But only temporarily. Read More