#XboxOneX goes head-to-head with #PS4Pro – an annotated infographic

The XBox One X, Microsoft’s souped-up update to its Xbox One console, is the latest weapon in its ongoing war with Sony, boasting 43 per cent more rendering power than the market-leading PS4 Pro. The hardware race between the PlayStation and XBox game consoles has been running for years, but Microsoft has been under pressure to overtake Sony, after the current generation PS4 steadily outsold the Xbox One following the launch of the two systems in 2013. E&T news reported on the Xbox One X announcement at E3 2017, the annual gadgets and gaming convention held in Los Angeles, USA. … Continue reading #XboxOneX goes head-to-head with #PS4Pro – an annotated infographic

Book Review: How Games Move Us: Emotion by Design – Katherine Isbister

By Jade Fell “If I was feeling depressed or frustrated about my lot in life, all I had to do was tap the Player One button, and my worries would instantly slip away as my mind focused itself on the relentless pixelated onslaught on the screen in front of me.” ― Ernest Cline, screenwriter What do you see when you hear the word ‘gamer’? If your immediate vision is that of someone pasty white, sat hunched over a keyboard, face lit only by the pale blue light of a computer monitor, insistently clicking away for hours on end with no … Continue reading Book Review: How Games Move Us: Emotion by Design – Katherine Isbister

New #Nintendo3DS console launched with better 3D screen – an annotated infographic

Something for the weekend, and gamers on the move, with the news that Nintendo has announced an improved version of its 3DS handheld console, featuring additional controls and some pretty snazz-ay technology to spiffy up the 3D side of things. Addressing one of the main issues with the current 3DS – namely blurred images when viewing 3D graphics – the new version makes use of a parallax barrier to correct this and keep the images sharp. Game on, boy. Click on the graphic for an expanded view. Continue reading New #Nintendo3DS console launched with better 3D screen – an annotated infographic

Train with the England Six Nations rugby team with @Oculus_Rift virtual reality headset technology – an annotated graphic

Love rugby, hate pain? Virtual reality technology is your friend. Network provider O2 has created ‘Wear the Rose’, which allows fans to train with the England rugby team in an immersive 360-degree sports experience. The concept uses Oculus Rift virtual reality headset technology to transport users to the training pitch, where they will experience what it’s like to be part of the England team, whether its listening to a team talk from captain Chris Robshaw, getting tackled by hooker Tom Youngs, or receiving a pass from fullback Mike Brown. Released to coincide with the Six Nations competition, the multi-sensory experience … Continue reading Train with the England Six Nations rugby team with @Oculus_Rift virtual reality headset technology – an annotated graphic

Games consoles 2014 – beyond the #PS4, #Xbox, #WiiU – an annotated graphic

Never mind your Sony Playstations, your Microsoft Xboxes and your Nintendo Wii-Us. Today’s infographic celebrates the lesser-known lights of the gaming world: the Ouya, the GameStick, the M.O.J.O., the Steam Machine and more. Whilst unlikely to have the gaming giants quaking in their pixellated boots, this is a refreshing crop of pretty cheap and plenty cheerful alternatives, attractive as both an entry-level introduction to modern gaming and as a left-turn adjunct to the big boys’ mainstream offerings’. It’s the gaming equivalent of crate-digging in an independent record shop. Click on the graphic for an expanded view. Continue reading Games consoles 2014 – beyond the #PS4, #Xbox, #WiiU – an annotated graphic

History of video games from #Atari to #Xbox – an annotated graphic

With the gaming world apparently in equal parts excited, confused and meh about Microsoft’s recently announced XBox One, we thought we’d share this joyfully nostalgic infographic about the history of video games to remind us all of the simple fun we used to have. As clever as new consoles get, it’s still hard to deny the addictive pleasure in assisting a simple eight-bit 2D character run, jump, bash or shoot his way out of trouble. What are your favourite gaming memories? Click on the graphic for an expanded view. Continue reading History of video games from #Atari to #Xbox – an annotated graphic

#Apple App Store set to tick over to 50 billion downloads – an annotated graphic

It may seem like pointless timewasting to many of us, but fans of Angry Birds, Doodle Jump, Fruit Ninja and such like have pushed Apple’s App Store to the brink of its 50 billionth download. Whichever way you (fruit) slice it, that is one heck of a lot of downloads. There’s a nify countdown on Apple’s homepage, as that golden figure draws ever nearer (and it’s going at quite a pace), so we present today this infographic detailing download history, market share and revenue generated to date. Who would have imagined this five years ago? Click on the graphic for … Continue reading #Apple App Store set to tick over to 50 billion downloads – an annotated graphic