Oculus VR Explores Hand Tracking Technology With Its Nimble VR Acquisition

Wednesday, December 24th, 2014
Developments in virtual technology have become quite exciting of late. The emergence of the Oculus Rift seems to have pushed the technology back into relevance. Oculus VR, the company behind the popular, yet still unavailable VR headgear, has been noted to have realized the potential that VR may have in the video gaming front. Currently, Oculus VR has been able to develop the Oculus Rift with head tracking features

Crowdstar Raises $11.5 Million for Mobile Gaming, Slowly Moves Away from Facebook

Friday, May 4th, 2012
Over seven months ago, casual games maker Crowdstar announced that it will no longer develop games for Facebook. The company behind girl-oriented titles such as It Girl, Happy Pets, and Top Girl revealed that it has raised a fresh batch of investment to the tune of $11.5 million, which would help Crowdstar double-down on its transition into mobile gaming. This brings the company’s total funding to $35 milli

Survey Shows 56 Percent Of US Households Own Current Gaming Console

Monday, March 12th, 2012
Nielsen Group recently has revealed its annual survey that covered the video gaming business and related trends. It has reported that there are now around 56 percent of US households that own at least the latest generation gaming console. That is up from 50 percent from last year. The survey also indicated that there in an increase seen in mobile and tablet gaming, which helped provide a 7 percent increase in tota

Facebook And Zynga Partnership Days Numbered?

Friday, March 2nd, 2012
Social gaming has become quite a popular distraction among those who frequently go online. By far, the pack is being led by the partnership between social game maker Zynga and social network behemoth Facebook. It has been one of those partnerships that has introduced and popularized social gaming into a giant that it is today. But some changes may be in the air as Zynga has announced that it is putting up its own

Nintendo Sees Tough Year Ahead As Sales Slip

Monday, July 25th, 2011
It may be hard for a market leader in an industry to be fall and be overtaken. Aside from an embarrassing slide, recovering from it may be a tough act to follow. The same thing may be currently happening to Nintendo, a company that was only some time ago was on top of the video gaming console business. Nintendo actually has been through several dips and rises through the years. Only in the recent years, it has sta

Nintendo Slashes Wii Console Price To $150

Wednesday, May 4th, 2011
Nintendo has recently announced that it is dropping the price of its Wii gaming console to US$150 starting May 15. The new price comes in a package that will include a free Mario Kart game along with the console purchase. Not only that, the package will also include the Wii Wheel accessory that can be used to play Mario Kart. This move was something that some avid gamers have been waiting for and also expect. The

Activision Blizzard Ends Guitar Hero Franchise

Friday, February 11th, 2011
The Guitar Hero franchise has become quite a popular game among both console gamers. In fact, it was Guitar Hero, which popularized a new and unique way of gaming by imitating guitar licks that go with popular tunes using a special guitar controller, that literally opened up and boosted sales of music-based gaming titles. After all the Guitar Hero franchise garnered about US$1.7 billion in terms of sales in 2008,

Sony PS2 Keeps On Selling, Even After 11 Years

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011
If there is ever a measure to gauge a certain product’s success in the market, its longevity may be one of the main factors being included. A product that continues to sell well even after a decade since first introduced in the market is something that many companies would only want to dream of. It may be quite a rarity for a product to enjoy such a long selling record in a market where new technology seems

Google To Remove H.264 Support In Chrome

Monday, January 17th, 2011
Google has recently announced in its blog that it may be a couple of months away from removing H.264 video codec support on its Chrome browser. H.264 is a very popular video codec that has somehow been an established standard when viewing video streaming on websites. With Google removing its support for the video codec, opinions vary depending on where a person stands. For others, the news the Google may be removi

CityVille Gets 100 Million Users

Friday, January 14th, 2011
It is not only social networking that has been getting hot online these days. The success of Facebook also helped other online companies along the way. Accompanying Facebook in this surge in popularity is social gaming. In fact, both seem to have become ideal partners enjoying some good fortune. Social gaming has taken great strides especially when Zynga partnered up with Facebook to bring social games such as Far