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Sony announces it has sold over 20 million PlayStation 4 consoles

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming Consoles | Posted: 2 hours, 26 mins ago

GDC 2015 - Sony has announced that it has sold over 20.2 million PlayStation 4 consoles at GDC 2015, with the 20 million plus consoles being sold up to March 1.

 

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Sony notes that this is units sold through to customers, where in a press release the company added that the PS4 "continues to demonstrate the fastest and strongest growth in PlayStation hardware history". It wasn't too long ago that the company announced it had reached 18.5 million PS4s sold, back on January 4.

 

Sony Computer Entertainment's President and Global CEO, Andrew House, said: "We are so grateful for the enormous support from PlayStation fans worldwide, and we are truly humbled that gamers around the globe have continued to select PS4 as the best place to play".

Valve announces Steam Link, to extend Steam anywhere in your house

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 4 hours, 49 mins ago

GDC 2015 - Valve has just announced Steam Link, something that will be released later this year and will "extend your Steam experience to any room in the house". Steam Link will work with your PC, Mac, Steam Machines and even Linux-powered systems. It will stream content from Steam to the Steam Link device, with the only requirement is that they're on the same network.

 

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Valve's new Steam Link will be capable of 1080p at 60Hz "with low latency", and will be made later this year in November for $49.99. The company also took the opportunity to announce its new Steam Controller, which will also be available in November.

 

Steam Link is "designed to take advantage of the PC horsepower you already have in your home, with In-Home Streaming" while the hardware includes three USB ports, and HDMI out. All you have to do is hook it up to your TV through HDMI, into your network, with Steam Link doing the rest of the work to detect any and all computers in your house running Steam.

'Independence Day 2' casts Jeff Goldblum and Liam Hemsworth

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: 5 hours, 9 mins ago

It took a while to come to fruition, but the long-awaited sequel to the 1996 sci-fi hit 'Independence Day' is finally in production, with Director Roland Emmerich revealing key cast members.

 

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'Hunger Games: Mockingjay' heartthrob Liam Hemsworth joins the cast in role that ComingSoon describes as "the son in law of Bill Pullman's President Whitmore", while original cast member Jeff Goldblum will reprise his role as neurotic MIT graduate David Levinson. Emmerich took to Twitter to announce the news himself.

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AT&T wants connected homes and vehicles to better communicate

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Connectivity & Communications | Posted: 5 hours, 23 mins ago

AT&T is strengthening its connected technology offering, saying it will link car and smart home technologies to provide even better service to customers. The company didn't provide financial revenue figures related to IoT, but said it has sold around 20 million connected sensors, while creating new partnerships with US automakers.

 

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"Once you've told your home when the car is (for instance) within 20 feet of the house to please open the garage door, put the lights on, turn the alarm off, move the thermostat up, you can have those inanimate objects, the home and your car, really taking care of you," said Glenn Lurie, chief executive of AT&T Mobility, in a statement to Reuters.

 

There is a growing fight among ISPs and wireless carriers to help power connected services, as AT&T, Verizon Wireless, Google, and other major companies jump into the market.

Unity 5 announced, will be royalty free as a 'Personal Edition'

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Software | Posted: 6 hours, 7 mins ago

GDC 2015 - Unity Technologies has just announced Unity 5 at the Game Developers Conference, which will include a free, no-royalty Personal Edition to be used by small companies.

 

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Unity 5 is capable of some pretty delicious graphics, as you can see from the screenshots above. Unity CEO John Riccitiello has said that Unity 5 is a "graphics powerhouse", and while it's not as good looking as some competing engines like Unreal Engine 4, we're still impressed. Oculus VR is right behind Unity 5, with Oculus VR founder and VR God himself Palmer Luckey also taking the stage during the Unity 5 announcement.

 

Luckey said: "The majority of the virtual reality experiences we've seen have been built with Unity technology. We're trying to make virtual reality available to everyone, not just consumers, but developers". Unity 5 will have Oculus Rift support very shortly, with Luckey adding "We've been collaborating for over two years with Unity and the results are awesome. It is really smooth and seamless now ... we have the ability to preview and publish to GearVR and Rift instantly".

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Steam Machines will begin their lounge room takeover in November

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Computer Systems | Posted: 7 hours, 6 mins ago

GDC 2015 - Valve has unleashed the Steam Link, Steam Controller pricing and availability as well as the Source 2 engine at GDC 2015. But the company has also teased that Steam Machines will be made available in November.

 

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Valve said in a press release: "Steam Machines will start at the same price point as game consoles, with higher performance". Valve will also be launching the new Steam Controller at the same time, as well as Steam Link which will extend Steam throughout your house over your current network.

 

The company is currently showing off over a dozen Steam Machines from partners like Alienware and Falcon Northwest, where they added: "Steam Machines will start at the same price point as game consoles, with higher performance. Customers interested in the best possible gaming experience can choose whichever components meet their needs".

NVIDIA announces GRID will stream 1080p 60FPS games to you soon

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Wearable Computing | Posted: 7 hours, 10 mins ago

GDC 2015 - NVIDIA is live at the Game Developers Conference with its "Made To Game" event where we've just been told that the company has made its GRID service a game-streaming service, which will start streaming games to users very soon.

 

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NVIDIA's GRID will be streaming games at 1080p at 60FPS, which will be under its Premium service. The standard service will be streaming games at 720p 60FPS, but the Premium service is where the gamers are going to want to hit.

Google announce LTE-A, a Google-powered mobile network

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Connectivity & Communications | Posted: 7 hours, 39 mins ago

In an interesting, but not so surprising announcement, Google has announced Google LTE-A. Google LTE-A is a "next generation cellular network, brought to you by Google".

 

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Yes, in the future you will be able to connect to a Google mobile network, instead of your usual cellular network like AT&T or T-Mobile. Google has said that this could be the Nexus of the mobile network market, but we don't yet know if they'll operate as their own MVNO or not yet. The Mountain View-based search giant has opened up a Twitter account for Google LTE-A, but as soon as we have more information on it, we'll report it as it breaks.

NVIDIA Shield announced, a 4K-capable Android-powered box for your TV

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Displays & Projectors | Posted: 7 hours, 48 mins ago

GDC 2015 - NVIDIA has announced the latest Shield, designed for your living room. The new Shield is "incredibly thin" which has Ethernet, USB connectivity, HDMI, and more.

 

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The new NVIDIA Shield is the world's first 4K-capable Android TV, with 4K decoding and H.265 and 10-bit video processing. The video on the NVIDIA Shield is "absolutely gorgeous" according to CEO Jen-Hsun Huang. The new NVIDIA Shield is capable of 4K at 60FPS, not 4K at 30Hz on most other devices. This is thanks to the incredible Tegra X1 processor inside of the Shield, something NVIDIA unveiled at CES earlier this year. We have 256 GPU cores, 3GB of RAM, and more. That's twice the power of the Xbox 360, with 1/5 the amount of power required.

 

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NVIDIA also announced a beautiful remote to go along with the Shield, with just a few buttons on the front of it for simplicity. There's bi-directional Bluetooth, with voice control and a microphone on the top of it. A one-click, one-touch voice search button is also baked onto it. There's a Bluetooth receiver inside, so you can plug in your headphones directly into the remote, which is a very nice touch.

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Sony's VR headset for the PS4 will ship in 2016 with a 1080p display

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Wearable Computing | Posted: 8 hours, 29 mins ago

GDC 2015 - Sony has detailed its PS4 headset during GDC 2015, which is much better than the one that they've shown off a few times now. Project Morpheus will ship in the first half of 2016, but we don't have any pricing just now.

 

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The latest version of Project Morpheus features an OLED-based 1920x1080 display with options for the framerate between 60FPS and 120FPS. Inside of the PS4 exclusive VR headset it a 5.7-inch panel with 360-degree tracking, with Sony teasing that it has super-low latency, which is under half of what the previous prototypes of Project Morpheus has had until now.

 

Sony has said that you'll be able to wear glasses underneath Project Morpheus, which is designed to have a single band that goes over your head. Sony will be detailing Project Morpheus in more detail at E3 2015 in June.

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