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HTC releases another VR headset

HTC’s plans to spread its wings beyond its high-end Vive headset have been bolstered with the surprise launch of a new device in Japan. UploadVR reports that the HTC Link is compatible with the company’s new U11 smartphone. It promises full 6DOF tracking (six degrees of freedom), which has not …

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OPINION: Of course Link can be female, Nintendo

The annoying thing isn’t so much that there isn’t an option for Link to be female in Zelda: Breath of the Wild, it’s more the weakness of the excuse given for that decision. Speculation about either a female Link or the option to choose the character’s gender in the new …

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Nintendo unveils Zelda: Breath of the Wild Amiibo and new set of Super Mario figures

Nintendo revealed a new set of Amiibo yesterday, ahead of its livestream introducing its new Legend of Zelda title, Breath of the Wild, at E3. Three Zelda-related figures were unveiled: Archer Link, Rider Link and an enemy called the Guardian. The latter will be the first-ever articulated Amiibo. These three …

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Valve opens pre-orders for Steam Machines, Steam Link a GAME exclusive in the UK

Valve’s long awaited answer to the living room PC, the Steam Machines, are now open for pre-orders. The Alienware Steam Machine will be available in the US at GameStop and through Steam itself, as well as the Steam Link streaming box and the Steam Controller. Those who opt to pre-purchase …

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Valve reveals Steam Link streaming device, Steam Controller price

Hot on the heels of its Vive VR announcement, Steam has introduced another new piece of hardware – the Steam Link. Set for release in November, at least in the US, Steam Link is designed to act as a streaming device, bringing content from Windows, Mac, Linux and Valve’s own …

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Nintendo announces Zelda and F-Zero DLC for Mario Kart 8

The Legend of Zelda’s Link and racing IP F-Zero are to star in new DLC coming to Mario Kart 8. The first of two DLC packs goes by the name The Legend of Zelda X Pack and includes the characters Link, Tanooki Mario and Cat Peach along with an F-Zero …

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61% of Brits think violent games cause real-world violence

A YouGov poll has revealed that the majority of Britons believe that video games violence can be a catalyst for real-world violence. When asked if they agreed or disagreed with the statement ‘video games can be a cause of real-world violence and aggression’ 61 per cent of those who responded …

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Riccitiello: Games and violence aren’t linked, but the perception they are is damaging

EA CEO John Riccitiello has said that the games industry must work harder to challenge the belief that video games and gun violence share a link. "The games industry is a very mature, responsible industry, more so than you might otherwise imagine," he told investors, as reported by CVG. "We’re …

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Link Distribution acquires A Game Distribution

Bradford-based UK video games firm Link Distribution has agreed a deal to acquire London rival A Game Distribution. A Game’s London office, which was founded in 2010, will continue to operate and its staff will remain in place. Link opened a brand new facility in Bradford earlier this year, doubling …

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AR character cards bundled with 3DS

The 3DS will come bundled with six augmented reality cards based on popular Nintendo characters at launch. When placed on flat surface and viewed through the upcoming handheld’s camera, the cards transform on screen into an animated character. The cards included in the 3DS box will allow players to have …

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