Entries in 'virtual' (16)

Nvidia announces free-to-play currency giveaway

Nvidia announces free-to-play currency giveaway

£50 worth of in-game currency is to be given away with Nvidia graphics cards throughout the rest of the year.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 2nd 2013 at 2:52PM in News
Scaleform founders and former Gaikai CPO join Oculus Rift project

Scaleform founders and former Gaikai CPO join Oculus Rift project

Virtual reality firm Oculus has appointed Gaikai’s former chief product officer Brendan Iribe as its CEO.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 15th 2012 at 8:39AM in News
Facebook Credits consigned to the digital grave

Facebook Credits consigned to the digital grave

Social network Facebook has scrapped its virtual currency Facebook Credits.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 20th 2012 at 3:33PM in News
EVE Online dev wants to sell more physical goods in-game

EVE Online dev wants to sell more physical goods in-game

CCP Games is looking at more ways to sell real-life products to players in exchange for in-game money.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on May 29th 2012 at 12:19PM in News

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PopCap axes 730,000-user Facebook game

PopCap axes 730,000-user Facebook game

EA PopCap has dropped ZipZapPlay’s Facebook game Baking Life, despite the title having almost three quarters of a million players.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Jan 20th 2012 at 10:39AM in News
OPINION: Diablo III auctions a smart move against gold farmers

OPINION: Diablo III auctions a smart move against gold farmers

By introducing real money auctions for virtual items in Diablo III Blizzard has upped its game in the fight against illegal 'gold farmers'.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Aug 2nd 2011 at 10:50AM in News
Sony testing 'virtual reality' headset

Sony testing 'virtual reality' headset

The forgotten fad of virtual reality gaming may be set for a surprise revival, with Sony confirming to Develop that it is experimenting on the technology within its studios.

Rob Crossley
by Rob Crossley
on Jul 19th 2011 at 9:18AM in News
GAME unveils PS Home Moonbase

GAME unveils PS Home Moonbase

UK High Street chain will this Thursday (March 18th) become the first retailer to launch an online presence in Sony’s PlayStation Home, MCV can reveal.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 15th 2010 at 4:56PM in News

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Tesco unveils digital movie drive

Tesco unveils digital movie drive

It already boasts a popular and competitive MP3 marketplace and now leading national supermarket Tesco has taken a huge stride into the digital video space with the announcement of its ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 7th 2009 at 1:05PM in News
Moonwalker heading to Wii?

Moonwalker heading to Wii?

The late Michael Jackson could be making a return to consoles sooner than expected with reports that 16bit Mega Drive release Moonwalker is being prepped for an appearance on Nintendo’s ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 9th 2009 at 2:11PM in News
GfK-ChartTrack: ‘We want digital chart this year’

GfK-ChartTrack: ‘We want digital chart this year’

Sales monitor GfK-ChartTrack has revealed to MCV that it hopes to set up a chart of UK digital downloads by the end of this year.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 20th 2009 at 11:02AM in News
Nintendo expands Virtual Console

Nintendo expands Virtual Console

Nintendo has expanded the Virtual Console on its Nintendo Wii today, adding new arcade services to the platform.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 25th 2009 at 5:42PM in News

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Zelda: Spirit Tracks announced for DSi

Zelda: Spirit Tracks announced for DSi

The global president of Nintendo Saturo Iwata has headlined his keynote at GDC 09 by lifting the lid on a brand new Zelda game for the DSi entitled The Legend ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 25th 2009 at 5:21PM in News
Peter Mandelson arrives in Second Life

Peter Mandelson arrives in Second Life

The UK Labour party has become the latest governmental institution to turn to online social world Second Life in effort to spread its word to a brand new audience – ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 13th 2009 at 4:55PM in News
Muslim-themed virtual world arrives

Muslim-themed virtual world arrives

A brand new virtual world targeting both Muslims and all those with an interest in learning more about the Muslim community has been launched by social network Muxlim.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 9th 2008 at 5:06PM in News
Second Life sex leads to divorce

Second Life sex leads to divorce

28-year-old British woman Amy Taylor has filed to divorce her huband after discovering that he had been sleeping with another woman… on a computer via the virtual world ‘game’ Second ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 13th 2008 at 5:17PM in News