Category: Gaming

Destiny matched Call of Duty in at least one way during its first week

Destiny matched Call of Duty in at least one way during its first week

Like a black hole in space, Bungie’s Destiny sucked up anything that came near it in its first week, particularly money and time. The sci-fi shooter grossed more than $ 325 million (about £200m, AU$ 360m) worldwide in its first five days available, and Destiny players logged 100 million or so hours online and participated [...]

September 18, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Microsoft’s Xbox One controller for Windows isn’t its only new accessory

Microsoft’s Xbox One controller for Windows isn’t its only new accessory

Microsoft was clearly unsure how to follow up the bombshell news that it has acquired Minecraft developer Mojang for a cool couple of billions, but announcing a few boring new accessories is probably as good a way as any. These new extras include a Bluetooth keyboard that works with Windows, iOS and Android devices, a [...]

September 16, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Breaking: Official: Microsoft buys Minecraft maker

Breaking: Official: Microsoft buys Minecraft maker

The rumours have been circling like slightly blocky vultures, but Microsoft has now confirmed that it has bought Minecraft makers Mojang. Mojang has been acquired $ 2.5 billion (around £1.5bn), and it will join Microsoft Studios’ stable of world class development teams. On his official twitter account CEO Satya Nadella said of the purchase: "Thrilled [...]

September 15, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Microsoft’s Minecraft buy said to have cost it $2.5 billion

Microsoft’s Minecraft buy said to have cost it $2.5 billion

Why would Microsoft want to buy Mojang? Now that’s a silly question. Minecraft is one of the most popular games of this day and age, and it has longevity too. No wonder the deal is reportedly already locked in, according to Reuters. The Microsoft-Mojang buy was first rumored this week, and the site’s source says [...]

September 14, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Week in Tech: Week in Tech: Watch out, Apple’s back and bigger than ever

Week in Tech: Week in Tech: Watch out, Apple’s back and bigger than ever

What’s black and white and gold and completely invisible? The iPhone 6, if you were trying to watch Apple’s live stream as it unveiled the biggest phones it’s ever built. Apple also unveiled the long-rumoured iWatch, now called the Apple Watch, and a new way to pay called – yes! – Apple Pay. Elsewhere Microsoft [...]

September 13, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Exclusive: The consumer-ready Oculus Rift will launch in public ‘beta’ by summer 2015

Exclusive: The consumer-ready Oculus Rift will launch in public ‘beta’ by summer 2015

Oculus is keeping quiet on its plans for the launch of a consumer-ready version, but we’ve learned that the company is planning to roll out a public ‘beta’ for the headset as early as April 2015. Multiple sources with knowledge of the matter have told TechRadar and VRFocus that Oculus VR is planning to launch [...]

September 12, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Exclusive: The consumer-ready Oculus Rift will launch in public ‘beta’ by summer 2015

Exclusive: The consumer-ready Oculus Rift will launch in public ‘beta’ by summer 2015

Oculus is keeping quiet on its plans for the launch of a consumer-ready version, but we’ve learned that the company is planning to roll out a public ‘beta’ for the headset as early as April 2015. Multiple sources with knowledge of the matter have told TechRadar and VRFocus that Oculus VR is planning to launch [...]

September 12, 2014 | 0 Comments More