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Amazon buys Double Helix Games

06 February 2014 - 04:01 AM

http://www.gamespot....s/1100-6417554/

An Amazon representative told GameSpot, "Amazon has acquired Double Helix as part of our ongoing commitment to build innovative games for customers."

The story follows rumours of Amazon's plans to launch an Android-powered games and entertainment device this year. The device will reportedly cost less than $300 and allow users to stream and download games, music, movies, and TV content.

Amazon has taken several steps into the gaming industry in recent years, employing an internal game development team and hiring Halo writer Erik Nylund to become Amazon's director of narrative design for an unspecified project.

"I can't talk about specifics, but I wouldn't be there unless something cool was brewing," he said at the time. It sounds like we're going to get those specifics very soon.

Well, looks like PrimeBox is happening, at least it'll have a smile on it...

What are you looking forward to at CES?

06 January 2014 - 07:36 AM

For me I feel like we're gonna be seeing an increase in budget 4K TV's as they try to push 4K into the market. I'm also looking forward to seeing if Virtual Reality, other than Oculus Rift, will become a big thing as well


DERPTrolling hackers knock down several online gaming servers one by one

31 December 2013 - 09:28 AM

http://twitter.com/DerpTrolling

Last night, they managed to down the Dota 2, League of Legends, Battle.net, Club Penguin, and World of Tanks servers. As of now they are back up, however they've now targeted Runescape. The Runescape servers are currently down.

It's amazing what these people are doing, not good amazing, but amazing that their pulling this off. According to their twitter, they managed to evade police by wearing suits because no criminals wear suits, according to them.

The even bigger issue, their taking requests from people. Who knows what gaming server will be next! Let's all hope that Nintendo Network doesn't face another outage...unless the Christmas outage was a ploy and it was actually these people!


Update: At around 1:55pm, Police managed to tail this group and seize 3 of their machines

Some random Tech Questions

05 December 2013 - 04:09 PM

So comparing current gen and last gen (yeah I've made the change already), and then PC, I've kinda wondered some techy questions...so 3Dude yeah, your definitely someone that could help me out here, but all opinions are welcome :P

So first off textures, this kinda relates to Wii U, and why it's multi-platforms released this holiday for both gens, that Wii U's textures are based off of last gen. Why can't use the same textures, such as the PS4 and Xbox One's for some of these games like Call of Duty Ghosts and Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag? I guess my actual question towards this is: Do better textures really put a lot more strain on the hardware, or is is more of a memory or storage issue? (Seeing as a lot of this newer gen's games are around the 30-50gb range).

Next, going more towards memory and the next gen of memory, DDR4, what are the advances because it seems to me like the only thing I'm noticing is an increased clock speed? Also what difference is there between normal DDR ram and GDDR ram (what are the benefits of each, this kinda relates to Xbox one vs PS4)

One more thing, cache's, and what are they? How are they so much more reliable (like the Wii U's 32 MB of eDRAM, or the Xbox one's eSRAM) than the regular RAM?



So yeah, kind of some hardware noob questions.

Nintendo's biggest mistake with reviving Wii U

19 November 2013 - 12:41 PM

They've messed up on something that they wanted to do from the beginning, bring back Third Party support and release themselves from their "Primary Casual" demographic. Unfortunately, sales prevented Wii U from reaching this potential and to revive this falling console, Nintendo may have jinxed themselves from being able to do this. This video will prove it.



Their showcasing it as a family-friendly console for the kids, rather than a console for all ages, with games to please the casual gamer, AND the hardcore gamer. Nintendo is missing out on this, so whether or not sales pick up, the majority of these new sales will just be kids, not adults who are planning to pick up the latest Call of Duty, or Assassin's Creed. If developers decides to publish Triple AAA blockbusters on Wii u later on these sales won't be much larger.

Here are some of the comments from the video showing fan response (Before Nintendo decides to disable ratings and comments for this video too!):

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What they should be doing is providing commercials that showcase the wide appeal to any consumer. While I'm not saying use an entire marketing budget for Ghosts on Wii U, maybe include it in a commercial saying that you can play all types of games on Wii U.

So yeah, Nintendo has basically collapsed on its initial concept of what they wanted Wii U to be, an open demographic console, but because of these low sales, Nintendo had to resort themselves to the Wii casual market.

Nintendo is "Wii'ing" the Wii U.

Thoughts?

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