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Rein "yet to see the real value" of second screen gaming

Epic Games VP Mark Rein has been unimpressed by second screen experiences to date, and believes we are yet to see a killer app for the technology in games. I think we’ve yet to see the real value of the second screen idea, if you’re talking about [Xbox] SmartGlass and …

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Amazon announces streaming mobile games service

AppStream is the name of a brand new streaming mobile games service that is on the way from online retailer Amazon. It was revealed at the re:Invent developer conference in Las Vegas today, TechCrunch reports. Amazon says it allows developers to build high-fidelity, graphically rich applications that run on a …

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Twitch now the biggest video site for gamers

More gamers are tuning in to Twitch for their gaming videos than any other site. Analytics firm comScore found the video platform to boast the largest audience and most-engaged users across all sites dedicated to the gaming audience. Despite not naming the firms specifically, comScore claims Twitch has over ten …

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PS3 sales up but Sony reports quarterly losses

Sony’s PlayStation division has reported an 800m operating loss (5m) for the quarter ending September. In the same period last year it saw operating income of 2.3bn (14.6m), a disparity Sony blamed on hardware price reductions and exchange rate fluctuations. PlayStation revenues for the period grew five per cent year-on-year …

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Ofcom says console ownership is in decline

For the first time in the history of Ofcom’s Children and Parents Media Use and Attitudes Report a decline in UK console ownership has been discovered. The latest edition of the Report says that 87 per cent of children live in a household with a fixed or portable games console …

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Nvidia announces Battlebox gaming PC

An ‘elite gaming PC’ is heading to market from graphics card specialist Nvidia. The SKU contains two Nvidia GTX 780 GPUs working together in SLI as well as an Intel Haswell CPU. Nvidia is selling the device as being 4K-friendly, meaning support for resolutions of up to 3840×2160. It will …

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The UK has 6m daily smartphone gamers – report

Six million Britons play smartphone games every day according to new research from ComScore. In addition a total of 20m play games every month. That places gaming ahead of instant messaging in the most popular mobile activities race and approximately on par with photo messaging, reading the news or weather …

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Meet the gaming headset that "overclocks" your brain by electrocuting it

Yes, that headline is correct. The $249 Foc.us is being advertised as a tDCS [transcranial Direct Current Stimulation] headset for gamers” that allows users to overclock your brain to increase the plasticity”. The result? Allegedly a user’s synapses fire faster”. Or in other words – Faster Processor, Faster Graphics, Faster …

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Android gaming phone peripheral MOGA arriving in UK next month

Another company is having a stab at trying to make a success of the mobile gaming peripheral market. The MOGA Mobile Gaming System comes in two flavours – Pocket and Pro. Each allows users to cradle their smartphone in a front-facing socket and then control their games with an attached …

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Microsoft tipped to take the streaming war to Sony

Fresh rumours suggest that Microsoft will use tonight’s Xbox reveal to announce a fresh drive toward cloud gaming. The Wall Street Journal says that Microsoft has, amongst other things, significantly explored the possibilities of cloud gaming. The tech could be used not only to play instant on-demand back-catalogue Xbox 360 …

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