Games consoles http://www.stuff.tv/games-consoles/videos en-GB Xbox 360 game emulation is coming to the Xbox One http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/xbox-360-game-emulation-coming-xbox-one/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> At some point, anyway. But the fact that it&#039;s in the pipeline is still a reason for celebratory cake </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="940" height="705" title="Can you spot the 360 in there?" alt="Xbox 360 game emulation is coming to the Xbox One " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/xbox-one-main.JPG?1396923656" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Many a gamer cried out in tearful rage at the lack of backwards compatibility for both the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/microsoft-xbox-one/review" target="_blank">Xbox One</a> and <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/playstation-4/review" target="_blank">PS4</a>, but now it looks like Microsoft will bring last-gen gaming to the table. Eventually.&nbsp;</p> <p>The news comes straight from the mouth of Microsoft&#39;s Partner Development Lead Frank Savage who confirmed that plans for Xbox 360 emulation are on the way.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/xbox-360-game-emulation-coming-xbox-one/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/xbox-360-game-emulation-coming-xbox-one/news#comments Console games Games consoles Gaming Microsoft Xbox One Mon, 07 Apr 2014 10:06:45 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1434972 at http://www.stuff.tv Amazon's Fire TV box is a movie streamer, games console, babysitter and more http://www.stuff.tv/multitasking-master-amazon-fire-tv-movie-streamer-games-console-and-babysitter/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The retail giant has just announced a do-it-all box that could be set to take over your living room. Chromecast, Apple TV et al - take note </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="515" height="386" title="Multitasking master: Amazon Fire TV is a movie streamer, games console and babysitter" alt="Multitasking master: Amazon Fire TV is a movie streamer, games console and babys" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/amazon-kindle-fire-tv-main.jpg?1396950729" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>After months of rumours, Amazon&#39;s set-top box has been revealed at last. And at first glance it&#39;s a feature-packed entertainment monster.</p> <p>For starters, it&#39;s one of the most powerful set-top boxes around, despite its little-black-box appearance. A quad-core processor, dedicated graphics chip and 2GB of RAM make it, according to Amazon, three times more powerful than rivals such as the Roku and Apple TV. It&#39;s basically a high-end tablet, minus the screen.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Game on </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Let&#39;s just jump straight to the main course. All that power means that, yes, the Fire TV can play games, and there&#39;s a dedicated US$40 controller to take advantage of it.</p> <p>Aimed at people who&#39;d prefer to play mobile games on the big screen, the Fire TV has thousands of existing games to choose from, with big names like Minecraft and Asphalt 8 among the A-list titles.</p> <p>Amazon Game Studios also introduced its first game, Sev Zero, a first-person alien shooter with tower defence elements.</p> <p>The controller itself has all the usual buttons and sticks, along with media playback controls.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="671" height="503" title="Multitasking master: Amazon Fire TV is a movie streamer, games console and babysitter" alt="Multitasking master: Amazon Fire TV is a movie streamer, games console and babys" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/amazon-kindle-fire-tv-controller.jpg?1396950729" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Voice search at last </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="392" scrolling="no" src="http://gfycat.com/iframe/EnchantingIcyBaboon" width="482"></iframe></p> <p>The Fire TV also has another impressive accessory - a bundled remote - which has a built-in microphone for voice search.&nbsp;</p> <p>That means no more pecking way at individual letters painfully slowly like on the Roku or Apple TV. Simply say the name of an actor, show or movie, and you&#39;ll be presented with the search results instantly. Bliss.</p> <p>There are tonnes of services to choose from too. Amazon Prime Video is naturally one of them, but so is its rival Netflix, along with Hulu, Vimeo, YouTube and more.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tasty extras </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>One feature we&#39;re looking forward to testing out ourselves is called ASAP. It learns and predicts what content you like and caches it in the background when idle, meaning instant playback without any buffering.&nbsp;</p> <p>IMDB integration is also on the cards in the form of an &#39;X-Ray&#39; feature, allowing you to read up about on-screen actors during movies on your Fire HDX tablet.</p> <p>Other extras include Music in the form of Pandora, iHeartRadio, TuneIn and music purchased from Amazon itself. You can bring up lyrics of songs you&#39;re listening to with X-Ray as well, which is handy for spontaneous karaoke nights, if you&#39;re into that sort of thing.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="600" height="451" title="Multitasking master: Amazon Fire TV is a movie streamer, games console and babysitter" alt="Multitasking master: Amazon Fire TV is a movie streamer, games console and babys" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/amazon-pandora.jpg?1396950729" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Child friendly </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>FreeTime, the Kindle Fire HDX feature which limits children&#39;s gaming and video-watching activities also returns, making sure that little Timmy doesn&#39;t get too distracted by blasting aliens instead of finishing off his homework.</p> <p>FreeTime mode also serves up a simpler child-friendly interface with whole host of free children&#39;s content from Sesame Street, Nickelodeon and more. FreeTime mode needs a password if you want to revert to the standard interface, for extra peace of mind.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="560" height="421" title="Multitasking master: Amazon Fire TV is a movie streamer, games console and babysitter" alt="Multitasking master: Amazon Fire TV is a movie streamer, games console and babys" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/amazon-kids.jpg?1396950729" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Price and release date </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Kindle Fire TV will be shipping in the US from today, for US$99. We&#39;ve contacted Aamzon with regards to UK pricing and release dates and were told that &quot;Fire TV is not available outside the US at this time and we&#39;re not able to speculate on future plans&quot;.</p> <p>We&#39;ll keep you posted, as always.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/amazon/kindle-fire-hdx/review" target="_blank">Amazon Kindle Fire HDX review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><legend>Carousel Extras</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Amazon launches Fire TV box </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-standfirst"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item standfirst:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It&#039;s a movie streamer, games console, babysitter and more </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-carousel-image-small"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item small image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_carousel_image_small" width="450" height="340" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/amazon-fire-tv.jpg?1396950729" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/multitasking-master-amazon-fire-tv-movie-streamer-games-console-and-babysitter/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/multitasking-master-amazon-fire-tv-movie-streamer-games-console-and-babysitter/news#comments Amazon Games consoles TV Wed, 02 Apr 2014 16:34:58 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1434731 at http://www.stuff.tv Microsoft looks set to join the smart glasses party with Kinect Shades for Xbox One http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/microsoft-looks-set-join-smart-glasses-party-kinect-shades-xbox-one/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Watch out OculusRift and Project Morpheus - there could be a new headset in town </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="818" height="613" title="Sam Fisher called. He wants his specs back" alt="Microsoft looks set to join the smart glasses party with Kinect Shades for Xbox " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/xbox-ar-glasses.jpg?1396316094" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Microsoft is reportedly working on its very own headset to rival the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/oculus/oculus-rift/review" target="_blank">Oculus Rift</a> and Sony&#39;s <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sony/sony-project-morpheus-vr-headset-hands-review-round/feature" target="_blank">Project Morpheus</a>.</p> <p>Unlike its rivals however, Microsoft&#39;s offering is expected to make use of augmented reality as opposed to full-blown virtual reality.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/microsoft-looks-set-join-smart-glasses-party-kinect-shades-xbox-one/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/microsoft-looks-set-join-smart-glasses-party-kinect-shades-xbox-one/news#comments Games consoles Microsoft Xbox One Mon, 31 Mar 2014 14:07:43 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1434592 at http://www.stuff.tv Amazon Kindle console could be revealed on 2 April http://www.stuff.tv/amazon/amazon-kindle-console-could-be-revealed-2-april/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The online retail giant looks set to invade living rooms next week </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="Amazon Kindle console could be revealed on 2 April" alt="Amazon Kindle console could be revealed on 2 April" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/amazon-gaming_0.jpg?1396005168" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Rumours of an <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/amazon-kindle-console-real-target-smart-tv/news" target="_blank">Android-based Amazon console/streaming device</a> have surfaced again, thanks to an invite from the online retail giant for an event on 2 April in which it&#39;ll share an update on its video business.</p> <p>Amazon has been expected to release a streaming device for quite some time, bringing the fight straight to the likes of Apple TV and media streamers like Roku.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Planting a streaming device in our living rooms will be an effective way for Amazon to push its Lovefilm-powered Prime video service, although other streaming apps like Netflix are also expected to be supported, mirroring the existing Kindle Fire range of tablets.</p> <p>And as for the gaming side of things? Well, Amazon has already purchased Killer Instinct developer Double Helix as well has putting up job listings for game developers, which pours gasoline on the console rumour flames.</p> <p>Stay tuned for more info, and all the news after the reveal next week.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/amazon-kindle-console-real-target-smart-tv/news" target="_blank">Amazon might be working on a Kindle console, but its real target is Apple TV</a></strong></p> <p>[via&nbsp;<a href="http://www.techradar.com/news/hdtv/television/home-cinema/amazon-s-android-console-likely-to-be-revealed-april-2-1237767" target="_blank">Tech Radar</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="523" height="392" title="Amazon Kindle console could be revealed on 2 April" alt="Amazon Kindle console could be revealed on 2 April" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/amazon-controller_0.jpg?1396005168" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/amazon/amazon-kindle-console-could-be-revealed-2-april/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/amazon/amazon-kindle-console-could-be-revealed-2-april/news#comments Amazon Games consoles Streaming Fri, 28 Mar 2014 11:03:54 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1434490 at http://www.stuff.tv GDC 2014: the biggest gaming news so far http://www.stuff.tv/gdc-best-gaming-news-and-highlights/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> UPDATED 21/03/14: Everything we&#039;ve got to look forward to from San Francisco&#039;s Game Developers Conference </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1024" height="683" title="GDC 2014: the best gaming news so far" alt="GDC 2014: the best gaming news so far" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/gdc-main_0.jpg?1395657787" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Back in 1988, 27 designers crammed into a single living room for the first ever Computer Game Developers Conference.&nbsp;</p> <p>Fast forward 26 years and the yearly San Francisco Game Developers Conference is attended by tens of thousands of developers from around the world, and it&#39;s the biggest date in the gaming calendar next to E3.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Valve - Steam machines incoming </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Valve already showed off all 13 of its Steam Machines at CES earlier this year, and there&#39;s definitely plenty to be excited about.&nbsp;</p> <p>From its twin trackball-like controller to beastly machines packed with 4K pixel-pushing power, the Xbox One and PS4 have got plenty of reasons to be nervous.</p> <p>We expect to see more information on Valve&#39;s console-killing army at GDC, and we&#39;re hoping Valve will also show off its virtual reality headset, which received rave reviews behind closed doors at the Steam Dev Days conference earlier this year.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/steam-box/valve-steam-machine-preview/review" target="_blank">Valve Steam Machine - price, specs, release date - everything you need to know</a></strong></p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/oculus/valve-s-vr-headset-even-better-oculus-rift/news" target="_blank">Valve&rsquo;s VR headset &ldquo;even better than Oculus Rift</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="975" height="731" title="GDC 2014: the best gaming news so far" alt="GDC 2014: the best gaming news so far" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Valve-Steam-Machine_2.jpg?1395657787" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="604" height="453" title="GDC 2014: the best gaming news so far" alt="GDC 2014: the best gaming news so far" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/steam-controller_0.jpg?1395657787" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sony - PS4 joins the VR party </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Valve isn&#39;t the only company working on a VR headset. Sony is expected to reveal a VR headset of its very own at GDC, and although very little is known about it, developers who have already tried it have described it as being even better than the Oculus Rift.</p> <p>It&#39;s likely that the headset will only be compatible with the PS4, but we&#39;ll have to wait till next week to see what Sony brings to the virtual gaming table.</p> <p><strong>UPDATE 19/03/14:</strong> Sony has officially announced Project Morpheus, a VR headset with a 1080p screen, 90-degree field-of-view, and both 360-degree and positional head-tracking (via the PlayStation Camera). It has built-in stereo audio too. It&#39;s still in the prototype stage, although Sony says it&#39;s been working on it for three years already.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sony/sony-s-vr-headset-project-morpheus-makes-its-debut/news" target="_blank">Sony&rsquo;s VR Project Morpheus headset makes its debut, and it looks amazing</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Sony Project Morpheus headset" alt="Sony Project Morpheus headset" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/sony-morpheus-630.jpg?1395411955" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Oculus Rift - Price and release date. Pretty please? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A second developer edition of the Oculus Rift VR headset has made its debut at GDC. The Rift Development Kit 2 packs in all the good stuff from the Crystal Cove prototype we played with back in January: lower latency and positional head tracking, which cuts down motion blur, judder and the potential for motion sickness. Check the video above for more detail. It can be pre-ordered for US$350 (&pound;210) now, with orders shipping in July.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/oculus/gdc-2014/us350-oculus-rift-20-revealed-high-res-display-and-motion-tracking/news" target="_blank">Better than ever: Oculus Rift 2.0 revealed with high-res display and motion tracking</a></strong></p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/oculus/oculus-rift/review" target="_blank">Oculus Rift preview</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/OlXrjTh7vHc" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="604" height="453" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/oculus-rift-crystal-cove-01_1.jpg?1395657787" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Amazon - Wait, what? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Yep. Amazon. The online retail giant snapped up Killer Instinct Developer Double Helix earlier this year, which strongly suggests the company has the gaming market in its sights.</p> <p>Rumours of an <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/amazon-kindle-console-real-target-smart-tv/news" target="_blank">Android-based console </a>have also been flying around, and it&#39;s likely to provide users with a similar experience to the Kindle Fire series of tablets, bringing games, Amazon apps, music and movie streaming service to people&#39;s living rooms.</p> <p><strong>Update 15/03/14:&nbsp;</strong>A picture of a controller <a href="http://www.zatznotfunny.com/2014-03/amazon-streamer-feature-bluetooth-gaming-controller/" target="_blank">leaked</a> from an &#39;overseas regulatory agent&#39; (similar to the US&#39; FCC) shows of a console controller with clear Amazon branding.</p> <p>If real, it all-but-confirms Amazon&#39;s plans to invade our living rooms with a console of it&#39;s very own, bringing the fight straight to the doorstep of Apple TV and other streaming boxes.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/amazon-kindle-console-real-target-smart-tv/news" target="_blank">Amazon might be working on a Kindle console, but its real target is Apple TV</a></strong></p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/amazon/amazon-about-take-apple-tv-its-own-set-top-box/news" target="_blank">Is Amazon about to take on Apple TV with its own set-top box?</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="GDC 2014: the best gaming news so far" alt="GDC 2014: the best gaming news so far" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/amazon-gaming_0.jpg?1395657787" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="523" height="392" title="GDC 2014: the best gaming news so far" alt="GDC 2014: the best gaming news so far" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/amazon-controller.jpg?1395411955" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Microsoft </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>While Microsoft is unlikely to show off any hardware, it is expected to reveal improvements to SmartGlass in addition to expanding on its plans for multi-screen gaming, which games like The Division make use of to great effect.</p> <p>Microsoft is also expected to reveal DirectX 12 - the newest version of its Graphics platform.</p> <p>What this means for Xbox One and PC gamers has yet to be seen, but it can only be good news.</p> <p>Finally, Xbox Live looks set to get some love with an expansion. Though specific details are thin on the ground, we wouldn&#39;t mind a clan system being introduced.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="940" height="705" title="GDC 2014: the best gaming news so far" alt="GDC 2014: the best gaming news so far" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSC02571_0.JPG?1395657787" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> DirectX 12 to bring console-like performance to PCs </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Microsoft has unveiled the latest edition of its DirectX API &ndash; and has promised that it&rsquo;ll deliver more efficient, console-like graphics performance on PCs. DirectX 12 offers far better support for multi-core processors, you see: while its predecessor would weight graphics processing unevenly (with a quad-core GPU, for instance, one core would perform the bulk of the work), it spreads the load evenly over all cores. That&rsquo;s similar to how a console does things, meaning developers should be able to wring better graphical performance out of PCs than was possible with DirectX 11.</p> <p>Sadly, DirectX 12 won&rsquo;t be dropping onto your PC anytime soon. Microsoft has pencilled in a full release date of late 2015, although there will be a preview version out later this year and possibly some form of early access program.</p> <p>[Via <a href="http://www.pcworld.com/article/2110085/next-gen-directx-12-graphics-tech-revealed-hitting-microsoft-platforms-in-2015.html">PC World</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="DirectX 12 logo" alt="DirectX 12 logo" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/directx-12-logo.jpg?1395411955" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/gdc-best-gaming-news-and-highlights/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/gdc-best-gaming-news-and-highlights/feature#comments Apps and Games Console games Games consoles Gaming GDC 2014 Fri, 21 Mar 2014 14:25:57 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1433673 at http://www.stuff.tv Amazon TV dongle: as tiny as a Chromecast, and offering OnLive-like game-streaming? http://www.stuff.tv/amazon/amazon-set-top-box-tiny-chromecast-and-offering-game-streaming/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Rumours suggest Amazon&#039;s TV stick will be compatible with games streamed from the cloud </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="Amazon TV dongle: as tiny as a Chromecast, and offering OnLive-like game-streaming?" alt="Amazon TV dongle: as tiny as a Chromecast, and offering OnLive-like game-streami" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/chromecast-in-hand-front.jpg?1395136435" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>We&rsquo;ve been hearing for some time that <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/amazon/amazon-about-take-apple-tv-its-own-set-top-box/news">Amazon is itching to unleash its own take on the Apple TV on the world</a>, but now it&rsquo;s emerged that the retailer&rsquo;s video streaming box might have more in common with the Google Chromecast &ndash; at least in terms of looks.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> More OnLive than OnLive? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>But more interesting still are the rumours from the same sources claiming the dongle will offer game-streaming capabilities &ndash; much like the original OnLive service. Yes, we&rsquo;re talking about the same OnLive service that totally failed as a business and <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/facebook/fully-charged-onlive-returns-new-form-ee-supercharging-londoners-4g-and-transformers-4-gets">had to pivot to an entirely different form of functionality</a> in order to survive.</p> <p>Amazon&rsquo;s box, say the sources, will offer &ldquo;top tier&rdquo; titles streamed from remote servers (i.e. not from a box in your house) and rendered at 30fps. That&rsquo;s pretty much what OnLive offered before succumbing to the costs of running the huge quantities of servers required. Amazon, of course, has plenty more money and could absorb a greater cost while getting its game streaming service established.</p> <p>While such a system would likely cost Amazon a lot of cash, it could be a valuable loss leader as it&rsquo;d be something no other set-top box (such as the Apple TV, Roku and Chromecast) can offer. So we can definitely believe that it&rsquo;s a possibility. We&rsquo;ll be keeping our eyes and ear peeled for more rumblings on this in the near future.</p> <p>[Via <a href="http://techcrunch.com/2014/03/17/amazon-set-top-box-game-streaming/">TechCrunch</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="OnLive" alt="OnLive" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/onlive_1.jpg?1395136435" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/amazon/amazon-set-top-box-tiny-chromecast-and-offering-game-streaming/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Amazon Games consoles Streaming Mon, 17 Mar 2014 20:25:13 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1433828 at http://www.stuff.tv Sony PlayStation Vita Slim http://www.stuff.tv/pch-2000/playstation-vita-slim/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Vita&#039;s gone all trim for 2014, but is that enough to convince gamers on the fence to take the plunge? [updated with video] </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="PlayStation Vita Slim review" alt="PlayStation Vita Slim review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/DSC03074.JPG?1394622043" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/tom-parsons" title="View user profile.">Tom Parsons</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The PlayStation Vita is not a big seller, which is a shame, because it&#39;s pretty darn brilliant.</p> <p>The fact that it <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/playstation-4/review" target="_blank">plays beautifully with PS4</a> has breathed a bit of new life into the handheld, though, and keen to not let that go to waste, Sony has given it a svelte makeover.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £180.00 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-price-from"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">8 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-pros"> <div class="field-label">Pros:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Lighter, more ergonomic design </div> <div class="field-item even"> Screen is actually more natural </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Remote Play is great </div> <div class="field-item even"> Now has some built-in storage </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cons"> <div class="field-label">Cons:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 1GB still isn&#039;t enough </div> <div class="field-item even"> Feels less premium than original </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Smaller and lighter, but it’s the curves that matter most </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Comparing new and <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sony/sony-playstation-vita/review" target="_blank">old Vitas</a> side by side doesn&rsquo;t entirely go the Slim&rsquo;s way - it just doesn&rsquo;t look or feel quite as premium as the previous model, with more plastic under the fingers and a visible edge around the screen where it sits in the chassis, unlike the seamless, smooth fascia of before. The silver highlights have gone, as have the hundreds of tiny PlayStation symbols that adorned the rear touchpad, which is marked by boring dots on the Slim.</p> <p>There&#39;s certainly less in the way of fine detailing here then, but in terms of ergonomics it&#39;s a winner - while it doesn&rsquo;t look significantly smaller face-on, the 3.6mm cut to the depth is immediately obvious. But it&rsquo;s the new, curvier shape that contributes most to making this a more pleasant console to hold, while the soft-touch material that now runs right around the back makes it far easier to maintain grip during a long, sweaty session of <em>Motorstorm RC</em>.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/10-best-games-destroying-your-social-life/feature" target="_blank">The 10 Best Games for Destroying Your Social Life</a></strong></p> <p>The analogue sticks, d-pad and symbol buttons are all identical to before, but the PS, Select and Start buttons are all now a little bigger and circular, and that makes them a little easier to find with a finger while your eyes remain fixed to the screen.</p> <p>All-in-all it&#39;s obvious that a number of changes have been made to keep costs down, but thanfully the changes also largely benefit the player. But can the same be said about the screen?</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper brightcove-player-wrapper"> <script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript" src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/BrightcoveExperiences.js"></script> <script src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/APIModules_all.js"></script> <div class="brightcove-player"> <object id="myExperience-3292059807001" class="BrightcoveExperience"> <param name="bgcolor" value="#000000" /> <param name="playerID" value="" /> <param name="playerKey" value="AQ~~,AAAAEgPmGlk~,Fzd-TvXcznw-P3piHaryQBMeIzWITldz" /> <param name="isVid" value="true" /> <param name="isUI" value="true" /> <param name="dynamicStreaming" value="true" /> <param name="@videoPlayer" value="3292059807001" /> <param name="autoStart" value="" /> <param name="htmlFallback" value="true" /> <param name="includeAPI" value="true" /> <param name="templateLoadHandler" value="brightcoveTemplateLoaded" /> <param name="width" value="640px" /> <param name="height" value="360px" /> </object> <!-- This script tag will cause the Brightcove Players defined above it to be created as soon as the line is read by the browser. If you wish to have the player instantiated only after the rest of the HTML is processed and the page load is complete, remove the line. --> <script type="text/javascript">brightcove.createExperiences();</script> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="PlayStation Vita Slim review" alt="PlayStation Vita Slim review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSC03059.JPG?1394622043" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="PlayStation Vita Slim review" alt="PlayStation Vita Slim review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSC03058.JPG?1394622043" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> OLED to LCD FTW? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>One of the most exciting features of the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sony/sony-playstation-vita/review" target="_blank">original Vita</a> was its use of fancy OLED tech for the display, and yet the new Slim has gone with old-fashioned LCD. Sony seems to be suggesting that LCD has moved on a lot in the last couple of years, but to us it seems very much like a cost-cutting move.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/tv/lg-55ea9800-curved-oled-tv/review" target="_blank">LG 55EA9800 55in Curved OLED TV review</a></strong></p> <p>And yet, having lived with it for a while now, we actually prefer the Slim&#39;s screen.</p> <p>The original Vita&#39;s OLED certainly has deeper blacks, and that has a sharpening effect on edges, but the Slim&#39;s LCD digs up more detail in darkness, revealing objects and textures in dark scenes that the old Vita misses. It&#39;s more subtle in its colour reproduction, too. The OLED is very bright, but it&#39;s also a little overly vivid and has a balance that&#39;s too warm to be considered truly natural. The Slim, on the other hand, has smoother gradients between shades and a purer white balance.</p> <p>The resolution remains the same at 960x544, so its little wonder that there&#39;s practically no difference in sharpness between the two, which means it all comes down to contrast and colour.&nbsp;How much you notice or care will depend a little on what you do with your Vita. Those addicted to the likes of <em>Tearaway</em> might miss the OLED&#39;s extra punch, but for us the more pastel-like presentation of the LCD is just as appealing, and it makes for a more realistic reproduction of movies, too.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="PlayStation Vita Slim review" alt="PlayStation Vita Slim review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSC03078.JPG?1394622043" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 1GB of storage should not be something to shout about </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The first Vita came without any built-in storage so if you wanted to download anything (which we hear is quite the craze these days) you had to buy expensive, proprietary memory cards. That&rsquo;s now changed. Sort of.</p> <p>The Vita Slim comes with 1GB of internal storage, which is an undisputable improvement. But with many games (including the likes of <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/ps3/fifa-14/review" target="_blank">FIFA 14</a>) coming in at over 3GB it&rsquo;s still not enough. If a cheap smartphone such as the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/motorola/motorola-moto-g/review" target="_blank">Motorola Moto G</a> can cram in 8GB of space, why can&rsquo;t a handheld console that is increasingly pushing digital downloads of its games?</p> <p>Adding a 16GB card currently costs around &pound;25. And it doesn&rsquo;t actually &ldquo;add&rdquo; to the storage as inserting a memory card makes the built-in storage unavailable.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="PlayStation Vita Slim" alt="PlayStation Vita Slim" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSC03088.JPG?1394622043" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Goodbye proprietary charging cable, hello micro-USB </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>If you&rsquo;re a Vita player you already know how frustrating it is to run out of juice and discover you&rsquo;ve not got the stupid proprietary cable with you. Well, with the Slim that frustration should be short-lived, as the power connector on the bottom of the device is standard micro-USB, and who can&rsquo;t lay their hands on one of those in a hurry?</p> <p>Don&rsquo;t go assuming you can keep playing as you charge, though - as with the standard model the Slim uses more power than it can draw from standard USB 2.0 sockets, so if you want to game and charge at the same time you&rsquo;re going to want to keep the bundled wall charger handy. The battery life has been upped by about an hour, though, which means you&#39;ll now get 4-6hrs of constant play between charges, and by then you should really be giving your eyes and fingers a rest and getting outside anyway.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="PlayStation Vita Slim" alt="PlayStation Vita Slim" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSC03080_0.JPG?1394622043" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The death of the mystery connection </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>On the top edge of the old Vita were two flaps concealing two slots - one for game cards and one mystery expansion slot, intended for peripherals that never materialised.</p> <p>And now they never will, because the Vita Slim doesn&rsquo;t have that extra slot at all. What a shame. Or maybe not - it could have been for rubbish things.</p> <p>In terms of wireless connections it&rsquo;s a little disappointing to see that there&rsquo;s no 3G or 4G support. 4G plus Remote Play could equal PS4 gaming in even more places than it currently does.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="PlayStation Vita Slim" alt="PlayStation Vita Slim" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSC03085_0.JPG?1394622043" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The great stuff stays the same </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>But what if you&#39;ve never used a Vita? What does it actually do?</p> <p>Well first and foremost it&#39;s a games machine, and while the games available are rarely referred to as blockbusters, there are some absolute crackers now available. The aforementioned <em>Tearaway</em> is an absolute must-play - little wonder when you consider it comes from the studio that created <em>LittleBigPlanet</em> (which is also out on Vita, by the way). Indie title <em>OlliOlli</em> is the best skating game since Tony Hawk last &quot;made&quot; a good one, and if you&#39;ve never played the brutal and brilliant <em>Hotline Miami</em>, the Vita is the place to try it. There&#39;s also now a pretty huge catalogue of old PS1 and PS2 games ready and waiting to be revisited on the road.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apps-and-games/console-games/top-ten" target="_blank">The 10 Best Games in the World right now</a></strong></p> <p>Then there&#39;s Remote Play, which lets you take complete control of your PS4, including playing your PS4 games on the Vita. If you&#39;re not too far from your PS4 the connection is direct and practically seamless. A little further away but still in your house and the connection will go through your router, but as long as it&#39;s a half decent one only minimal lag is introduced - as long as you&#39;re not playing competitive Call of Duty it&#39;s absolutely fine.</p> <p>Best of all, you can control your PS4 from anywhere else in the world, too - as long as you&#39;ve got wi-fi internet access. Performance varies wildy depending on connection quality, but we have played Assassin&#39;s Creed 4 from a coffee shop and it was completely awesome.</p> <p>Aside from that there&#39;s a whole bunch of apps that you&#39;re probably not going to use much, such as Google Maps, email and a camera (the sensors really aren&#39;t good enough to bother too much with). Frequent flyers will undoubtedly make use of the video section of the PS Store, though, which has an ever expanding catalogue of movies and TV shows your flight-shortening pleasure.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/w0oxBviRGlU" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="PlayStation Vita Slim review" alt="PlayStation Vita Slim review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSC03071_0.JPG?1394622043" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Verdict </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Despite a slight cheapening of materials, the Vita Slim is undeniably an improvement over the outgoing original. It&#39;s&nbsp;comfier to hold, it lasts longer, it no longer relies on proprietary cables and the screen is, to our eyes, a surprise improvement. There are plenty of great games available for the Vita now, too.</p> <p>But Sony could have gone further. 8GB of internal storage should be a minimum, and a 4G option for those really committed to PS4 Remote Play makes a great deal of sense to us.</p> <p>If the cheaper construction was accompanied by a cheaper price we could see the Vita flying off the shelves and into the houses of PS4 players eager to link up the two consoles, but it&#39;ll be a bit of a surprise if that happens at an unchanged &pound;180.</p> <p>​The original Vita was great, the Vita Slim is better, but it&#39;s not quite the absolute must-buy it could have been if Sony had pushed the boat out just that little bit further.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="PlayStation Vita Slim review" alt="PlayStation Vita Slim review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSC03076.JPG?1394622043" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-review-rating"><legend>Review Rating</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> games </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 8 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Graphics </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 8 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> design </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 8 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> smarts </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 9 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>It&#39;s an improvement in almost every way, but the new Vita Slim could have been even better</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-preview"> <div class="field-label">Preview:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Disabled </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><legend>Carousel Extras</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sony PS Vita Slim review </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-standfirst"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item standfirst:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> &quot;An improvement in almost every way&quot; – but can it win gamers over? </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/pch-2000/playstation-vita-slim/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/pch-2000/playstation-vita-slim/review#comments Games consoles Games Machines PCH-2000 PlayStation Vita Slim Sony Wed, 12 Mar 2014 11:00:45 +0000 Tom Parsons 1431862 at http://www.stuff.tv Fully Charged: Xbox One price drop, Nexus 7 on the way out, and Flappy Bird to return? http://www.stuff.tv/nexus-7/fully-charged-xbox-one-price-drop-nexus-7-way-out-and-flappy-bird-return/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> All the tech news worth reading, squeezed together on one page </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="940" height="705" title="Xbox One" alt="Xbox One" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/xbox%20one.JPG?1394609581" /> </div> </div> </div> <p></p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Xbox One price chopped to £350 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>One UK retailer has dropped its Xbox One price to &pound;350, bringing Microsoft&rsquo;s console in line (on price, at least) with the PlayStation 4. The retailer in question is Maplin, who is also selling an Xbox One FIFA 14 bundle for &pound;380 &ndash; &pound;70 less than its old price. You can buy the consoles <a href="http://www.maplin.co.uk/xbox-one">here</a>.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/microsoft-xbox-one/review">Microsoft Xbox One review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> BBC updates iPlayer </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The BBC has given iPlayer a major revamp and announced that it will include a raft of new online-only programming aimed at &ldquo;a BBC Three audience&rdquo;. BBC Three is to be scrapped &ndash; and the Beeb sees iPlayer as the perfect replacement as a platform for showcasing new talent.</p> <p>The new-look iPlayer, meanwhile, has a layout that adapts to the device it&rsquo;s being used on. It also features more recommendations in order to cater for viewers who fire it up with no particular show in mind, as well as a new &ldquo;Collections&rdquo; section that highlights older archive programmes. The idea, it seems, is to begin transforming iPlayer from a catch-up service to a full-blooded on-demand platform like Netflix.</p> <p><strong>[Source: <a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-26529371">BBC</a>]</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="827" title="BBC updates iPlayer" alt="BBC updates iPlayer" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/bbc-iplayer_1.jpg?1394609581" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Flappy Bird creator “considering bringing it back” </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Flappy Bird just won&rsquo;t die. When creator Dong Nguyen withdrew the maddeningly addictive game from app stores, thousands of clones popped up to replace it. And now Nguyen has admitted that he&rsquo;s considering bringing it back (why, Dong, why?). The Vietnamese 28-year-old, who is still making huge amounts of money from in-game advertising (people who had downloaded the game before its withdrawal can still play it), told Rolling Stone that he&rsquo;s feeling a little more comfortable with his new-found fame and, as a consequence, may bring it back. But if he does, he promises it will come with a warning: &ldquo;Please take a break.&rdquo;</p> <p><strong>[Source: <a href="http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/news/the-flight-of-the-birdman-flappy-bird-creator-dong-nguyen-speaks-out-20140311">Rolling Stone</a>]</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Flappy Bird creator “considering bringing it back”" alt="Flappy Bird creator “considering bringing it back”" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/flappy%20stuff.jpg?1394609581" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> No more Nexus 7 for Google? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Word on the street (or rather the internet) is that Google is set to kill of its Nexus 7 line of tablets, but don&rsquo;t worry, slate-lovers &ndash; the company is going to replace it with a Nexus 8.</p> <p>The rumour says that Google will unveil an 8in Nexus tablet later this year, timing the launch to coincide with the release of Android 4.5. There&rsquo;s also talk that this tablet will feature an all-new Intel Atom processor dubbed &ldquo;Moorfield&rdquo;, which is both quad-core and 64-bit compatible. There&rsquo;s no word yet on which company might build the device in partnership with Google; the past two Nexus 7s have been manufactured by Asus.</p> <p><strong>[Source: <a href="http://news.techeye.net/mobile/google-set-to-kill-off-nexus-7?">TechEye</a>]</strong></p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/google-nexus-7-2013/review">Google Nexus 7 review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="No more Nexus 7 for Google?" alt="No more Nexus 7 for Google?" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/nexus-7-screen-2_0.jpg?1394609581" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> Apps and Games Games consoles Nexus 7 Xbox One Tue, 11 Mar 2014 21:22:31 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1433582 at http://www.stuff.tv Video: PlayStation Vita Slim review – your PS4 is crying out for one of these http://www.stuff.tv/playstation-vita-slim/video-playstation-vita-slim-review-match-made-ps4-heaven/video <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sony&#039;s PS4 game-streaming handheld is thinner and lighter since we last saw it – but has it made the right compromises? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Video: PlayStation Vita Slim review – a match made in PS4 heaven" alt="Video: PlayStation Vita Slim review – a match made in PS4 heaven" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Screen%20Shot%202014-03-05%20at%2012.37.23.png?1394083762" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper brightcove-player-wrapper"> <script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript" src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/BrightcoveExperiences.js"></script> <script src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/APIModules_all.js"></script> <div class="brightcove-player"> <object id="myExperience-3292059807001" class="BrightcoveExperience"> <param name="bgcolor" value="#000000" /> <param name="playerID" value="" /> <param name="playerKey" value="AQ~~,AAAAEgPmGlk~,Fzd-TvXcznw-P3piHaryQBMeIzWITldz" /> <param name="isVid" value="true" /> <param name="isUI" value="true" /> <param name="dynamicStreaming" value="true" /> <param name="@videoPlayer" value="3292059807001" /> <param name="autoStart" value="" /> <param name="htmlFallback" value="true" /> <param name="includeAPI" value="true" /> <param name="templateLoadHandler" value="brightcoveTemplateLoaded" /> <param name="width" value="640px" /> <param name="height" value="360px" /> </object> <!-- This script tag will cause the Brightcove Players defined above it to be created as soon as the line is read by the browser. If you wish to have the player instantiated only after the rest of the HTML is processed and the page load is complete, remove the line. --> <script type="text/javascript">brightcove.createExperiences();</script> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> http://www.stuff.tv/playstation-vita-slim/video-playstation-vita-slim-review-match-made-ps4-heaven/video#comments Games consoles Gaming PlayStation Vita Slim Sony Wed, 05 Mar 2014 12:44:39 +0000 Lucy Hedges 1433291 at http://www.stuff.tv Xbox One price drops to £400, comes with a free copy of Titanfall http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/xbox-one-price-drops-400/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Microsoft slashes the price of its next-gen console in the UK – but it&#039;s still more than the PS4 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Microsoft Xbox One" alt="Microsoft Xbox One" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/xbox-one_0.jpg?1393259740" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Good news for bargain-hunters: Microsoft has lopped &pound;30 off the price of the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/microsoft-xbox-one/review" target="_blank">Xbox One</a>, bringing it down to &pound;400.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/stephen-graves" title="View user profile.">Stephen Graves</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/xbox-one-price-drops-400/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/xbox-one-price-drops-400/news#comments Games consoles Microsoft Xbox One Mon, 24 Feb 2014 16:00:05 +0000 Stephen Graves 1432805 at http://www.stuff.tv The Xbox One fightback starts on 11 February with a bug-fixing update http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/xbox-one-system-update-due-11-february-promises-tweaks-and-improvements/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Microsoft has an early Valentine&#039;s Day present for its early adopting gamers </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="The Xbox One fightback starts on 11 February with a bug-fixing update" alt="The Xbox One fightback starts on 11 February with a bug-fixing update" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/xbox-one-update.jpg?1391652311" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>It might be down again the PS4, but it ain&#39;t beaten. Microsoft has revealed that the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/microsoft-xbox-one/review" target="_blank">Xbox One</a> will be receiving a system update on 11 February which should address some niggles that gamers have had with the console.</p> <p>The update will offer stability and behind-the-scenes improvements for developers, as well as tweaks to Kinect&#39;s voice recognition so that commands become more fluid and responsive over time.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/xbox-one-system-update-due-11-february-promises-tweaks-and-improvements/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/xbox-one-system-update-due-11-february-promises-tweaks-and-improvements/news#comments Games consoles Microsoft Xbox One Wed, 05 Feb 2014 15:20:29 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1432069 at http://www.stuff.tv White Xbox One and budget Blu-ray-less variant coming later this year http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/white-xbox-one-and-budget-digital-only-variant-coming-later-year/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Microsoft&#039;s next-gen console could go download-only to reduce the price </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Xbox One" alt="Xbox One" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/white-xbox-one_0.jpg?1391427550" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Microsoft employees who worked at the Interactive Entertainment division got their hands on a special&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/want-white-xbox-one-then-youd-better-work-microsoft/news" target="_blank">white&nbsp;</a><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/microsoft-xbox-one/review" target="_blank">Xbox One</a>&nbsp;&ndash; but they&#39;re about to get a little less exclusive.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/stephen-graves" title="View user profile.">Stephen Graves</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>While we&#39;d advise taking these rumours with the usual pinch of salt, The Verge has independently verified one of the poster&#39;s claims &ndash; that a major update to the Xbox One dashboard is coming in March.</p> <p>So, would you buy a digital-only version of the Xbox One? Or are you still married to physical discs for the time being? Let us know in the comments.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/microsoft-xbox-one/review">Xbox One review</a></strong></p> <p>[<a href="http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=760013" target="_blank">NeoGAF</a> via <a href="http://www.theverge.com/2014/1/29/5359540/xbox-one-dashboard-update-white-console-release-date" target="_blank">The Verge</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Titanfall Xbox One" alt="Titanfall Xbox One" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/titanfall-xbox-one.jpg?1391427550" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><legend>Carousel Extras</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> White Xbox One incoming </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/white-xbox-one-and-budget-digital-only-variant-coming-later-year/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/white-xbox-one-and-budget-digital-only-variant-coming-later-year/news#comments Games consoles Microsoft Xbox One Thu, 30 Jan 2014 13:23:48 +0000 Stephen Graves 1431859 at http://www.stuff.tv Fully Charged: PS4 getting PS1 and PS2 games, the biggest space battle in history and genuine Jurassic Park raptor cage for sale http://www.stuff.tv/playstation-2-slim/fully-charged-ps4-getting-ps1-and-ps2-games-genuine-jurassic-park-raptor-cage-sal <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The morning’s biggest tech stories packed onto a single page </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Fully Charged: PS4 getting PS1 and PS2 games" alt="Fully Charged: PS4 getting PS1 and PS2 games" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/ps4-1_0.jpg?1391044884" /> </div> </div> </div> <p></p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> PS1 and PS2 games “coming to PS4” </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>We already know that PS3 games will be playable on the PlayStation 4 via Sony&rsquo;s upcoming <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/playstation-3/ces-2014/playstation-now-game-streaming-service-coming-ps4-ps3-ps-vita-and-more/news">PlayStation Now</a> streaming tech &ndash; but it seems the company isn&rsquo;t stopping there. According to Eurogamer, Sony is reaching back further into its past to bring PS1 and PS2 games to its new console &ndash; and it won&rsquo;t be using PS Now to do it.</p> <p>The games will instead run locally under emulation &ndash; and may even have new native HD graphics rather than the rather disappointing blurry upscaled HD used by the PS3 when running older games. If it turns out to be true, we can&rsquo;t wait to see how good the likes of Metal Gear Solid 3 turn out.</p> <p><strong>[Source: <a href="http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-2014-ps1-ps2-games-heading-to-ps4">Eurogamer</a>]</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Jurassic Park’s raptor cage is for sale on eBay </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Want to buy a piece of movie history? Or maybe just need something in which to keep your pet dinosaur? Then it&rsquo;s your lucky day, because the original velociraptor cage from the opening scene of Jurassic Park is currently <a href="http://www.ebay.com/itm/JURASSIC-PARK-Velociraptor-Cage-Crate-1993-Original-Screen-Used-Movie-Prop-/390756055657?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&amp;amp;hash=item5afae03a69">being auctioned off on eBay</a>.</p> <p>At the time of writing the current high bid is a shade under US$100,000 (&pound;60,350), but you have until 4th February to put in your own. Oh, and you&rsquo;ll also need to arrange for the thing to be shipped from Los Angeles &ndash; the seller has specified that the auction winner needs to pick it up themselves&hellip;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Jurassic Park’s raptor cage is for sale on eBay" alt="Jurassic Park’s raptor cage is for sale on eBay" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/ebay-raptor-cage.jpg?1391044884" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Rap Genius app explains songs as your iPhone plays them </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Rap Genius, the website which gives detailed, and often hilarious, explanations of hip hop lyrics, has launched its own iOS app &ndash; and a very clever one it is too.</p> <p>Genius features the same content as the site (and we should point out that Rap Genius no longer limits itself to hip hop &ndash; it also offers breakdowns of poems, historical documents, news and other genres of music), but in a smart twist it&rsquo;s also able to instantly bring up the explanation of whatever song you&rsquo;re currently listening to in your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad&rsquo;s native music player, or use the device&rsquo;s microphone to listen to and recognise a song playing (much like Shazam), then give you the lowdown on it.</p> <p>The app is free, and you can download it <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/genius-by-rap-genius-search/id709482991?mt=8">here</a>.</p> <p><strong>[Source: <a href="http://techcrunch.com/2014/01/28/rap-genius-app/">TechCrunch</a>]</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Rap Genius app explains songs as your iPhone plays them" alt="Rap Genius app explains songs as your iPhone plays them" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/rap-genius-app.jpg?1391044884" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> MMO Eve Online’s biggest ever battle happened yesterday – and it caused over £120,000 of damage </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Long-running space opera MMO Eve Online saw its biggest ever battle this week, with over 2,200 players participating. By the time the laser beams had stopped flying, something in the region of US$200,000 (&pound;120,000) worth of virtual spaceships had been destroyed. Over 75 &ldquo;titan&rdquo; capital ships were lost, with the largest being worth $5,500 (&pound;3,300) in real money. Titans take weeks to build in the game.</p> <p>The battle (an awesome hi-res screenshot of which you can view <a href="http://i.4cdn.org/v/src/1390882712488.jpg">here</a>) was sparked when one player couldn&rsquo;t pay the in-game rent on an important solar system, meaning the area went up for grabs. Two large rival factions decided they would take control of it, and the result was hours of carnage &ndash; and quite possibly the largest battle in MMO history.</p> <p><strong>[Source: <a href="http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2014-01-28-its-a-good-day-to-be-an-eve-player">Eurogamer</a>]</strong><br />&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="MMO Eve Online’s biggest ever battle happened yesterday – and it caused over £120,000 of damage" alt="MMO Eve Online’s biggest ever battle happened yesterday – and it caused over £12" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/eve-online-battle.jpg?1391044884" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> Games consoles PlayStation 4 Sony Tue, 28 Jan 2014 22:06:25 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1431781 at http://www.stuff.tv Huawei's Tron jumps on the Android mini-console bandwagon http://www.stuff.tv/android/ces-2014/huawei-jumps-android-gaming-bandwagon-its-tron-mini-console/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> OUYA ought to watch out - this mini-console is snapping at its heels </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="Huawei Tron" alt="Huawei Tron" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Tron%20Huawei%201.jpg?1389380527" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>We&rsquo;re still a bit iffy about the whole Android gaming console concept but (check out our review of the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/android/ouya/review">OUYA</a>) but apparently Huawei thinks it&rsquo;s an area worth looking at. Its Tron mini-console, showed off at&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/ces-2013/ces-2014-biggest-stories-so-far/feature">CES 2014</a>, seems quite compelling.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/nigel-yap-0" title="View user profile.">Nigel Yap</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The OUYA Competitor </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Running on a skinned version of Android Jelly Bean version 4.2.3, the Tron mini-console consists of a cylindrical hub and a Bluetooth controller that looks like it took a couple of design pointers from the Xbox 360&#39;s. Despite the movie inspired name, we don&rsquo;t see anything from the design that looks anything Tron-like. It would have been nice if there were some flashing blue neon lighting on it. Or maybe it wouldn&#39;t.</p> <p>It&rsquo;s kitted out with some decent specs too. Powered by the Tegra 4 chipset, the Tron has 2GB of RAM and will come in 16 and 32GB configurations. Don&rsquo;t worry about saving space on it though: you&rsquo;ll be able to buff up to 64GB via a microSD slot located at the base of the console. There are also the usual suspects like Ethernet support, Bluetooth, USB 3.0 and Wi-Fi. 4K video playback is also going to be possible.</p> <p>Huawei hasn&rsquo;t mentioned anything about pricing yet but we wouldn&#39;t expect it to top the US$99 price tag of the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/android/ouya/review" target="_blank">OUYA</a>. It&rsquo;s going to be a China-only release in the second quarter of this year, but Huawei did mention that they do have plans for market expansion.</p> <p>Source: <a href="http://www.engadget.com/2014/01/09/huawei-tron-android-gaming/" target="_blank">Engadget</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/ces-2013/ces-2014-biggest-stories-so-far/feature"><strong>CES 2014 - the biggest news, live from Las Vegas</strong></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/ces-2014/2014-ces-hot-stuff-awards/feature"><strong>2014 CES Hot Stuff Awards - the 10 best launches from the show</strong></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/android/ces-2014/huawei-jumps-android-gaming-bandwagon-its-tron-mini-console/news#comments Android Android games CES 2014 Games consoles Huawei Fri, 10 Jan 2014 18:50:20 +0000 Will Findlater 1431081 at http://www.stuff.tv Video: The history of Sony's PlayStation http://www.stuff.tv/playstation/video-history-sonys-playstation/video <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Let us take you on an interactive journey through the life of one of the biggest names in console gaming history… </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Video: The history of Sony&#039;s PlayStation " alt="Video: The history of Sony&#039;s PlayStation " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Screen%20Shot%202013-12-27%20at%2012.13.45.png?1389071330" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper brightcove-player-wrapper"> <script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript" src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/BrightcoveExperiences.js"></script> <script src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/APIModules_all.js"></script> <div class="brightcove-player"> <object id="myExperience-2977444890001" class="BrightcoveExperience"> <param name="bgcolor" value="#000000" /> <param name="playerID" value="" /> <param name="playerKey" value="AQ~~,AAAAEgPmGlk~,Fzd-TvXcznw-P3piHaryQBMeIzWITldz" /> <param name="isVid" value="true" /> <param name="isUI" value="true" /> <param name="dynamicStreaming" value="true" /> <param name="@videoPlayer" value="2977444890001" /> <param name="autoStart" value="" /> <param name="htmlFallback" value="true" /> <param name="includeAPI" value="true" /> <param name="templateLoadHandler" value="brightcoveTemplateLoaded" /> <param name="width" value="640px" /> <param name="height" value="360px" /> </object> <!-- This script tag will cause the Brightcove Players defined above it to be created as soon as the line is read by the browser. 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