Archive for category: games

Microsoft Opens Pre-orders for a New Version of the Kinect Sensor for Windows
/ July 8, 2014 5:23 pm
Microsoft Opens Pre-orders for a New Version of the Kinect Sensor for Windows

GamesIndustryBiz reports that Microsoft has opened pre-orders for a new form of the Kinect sensor for Windows, ahead of its launch on July 15. Kinect for Windows v2 is priced at $199/£159, and will feature the same largely improved capabilities as the Kinect that shipped with the Xbox One. Microsoft's target market is application developers, so the device will not be shipped with any software, and a separate license is essential for the SDK 2.0. Developers now can build applications in C++, C#, or Visual Studio Basic. . Read More

Microsoft Purchases SyntaxTree to Provide Better Unity Support in Visual Studio
/ July 7, 2014 6:45 pm
Microsoft Purchases SyntaxTree to Provide Better Unity Support in Visual Studio

TechCrunch reports that Microsoft today stated that it has purchased SyntaxTree, the France-based company behind UnityVS, a popular Visual Studio plugin for web developers that use the cross-platform Unity framework to write their games. UnityVS assists web developers tin effortlessly debuging their Unity scripts and provides wizards, code snippets, and other tools. It also delivers integration between the Visual Studio and Unity Console. Read More

Sniper Elite 3 Maintains UK No. 1 Position
/ July 7, 2014 6:44 pm
Sniper Elite 3 Maintains UK No. 1 Position

GamesIndustryBiz reports that Sniper Elite 3 retained the top position as the UK’s best selling game at retail, with Watch Dogs keeping it’s number two spot. FIFA is the top ten's first mover, ascending to third place after a week of discounting on older formats. Wolfenstein and Titanfall both continue to be in fourth and fifth places respectively. . Read More

Google Introduces Bizarrely Fun ‘Smarty Pins’ Trivia Map Game
/ July 2, 2014 4:43 pm
Google Introduces Bizarrely Fun ‘Smarty Pins’ Trivia Map Game

VentureBeat reports that search giant Google has launched the weirdly fun ‘Smarty Pins’ trivia map game. The first set of instructions that you get at the start of the new mapping trivia game from Google is “Ask as many questions as you can before you run out of miles.” . Read More

Evolve Wins In E3 Best of Show
/ July 2, 2014 4:43 pm
Evolve Wins In E3 Best of Show

GamesIndustryBiz reports that Turtle Rock's Evolve was voted Best of Show in the E3 Game Critics Awards, winning four prizes in total. In addition to Best in Show, the game won Best Console Game, Best Action Game and Best Online Multiplayer Award. Hello Games' No Man's Sky also performed well in the show, taking away three awards in total: Best Original Game, Best Original Game and Special Commendation for Innovation. . Read More

Google’s Android TV Controller Appears like an Xbox One Gamepad with PlayStation-style Sticks
/ July 1, 2014 5:01 pm
Google’s Android TV Controller Appears like an Xbox One Gamepad with PlayStation-style Sticks

VentureBeat reports that Google has its own Android micro console coming later this year on a variety of set-top boxes and televisions, and it appears that a gaming controller is going to be launched soon. Pictures of the Android TV gamepad leaked online today, and the input device appears a lot like Microsoft’s Xbox One controller. . Read More

Hansoft Raises $10 Million with Hasso Plattner Ventures
/ June 30, 2014 4:42 pm
Hansoft Raises $10 Million with Hasso Plattner Ventures

GamesIndustryBiz reports that Dev tool company Hansoft has raised $10 Million and partnered with investment firm Hasso Plattner Ventures. "We are truly excited that Hasso Plattner Ventures have joined our team of investors. Their international network and experience will help us bring Hansoft to a much wider group of users," said Patric Palm, CEO and Co-Founder of Hansoft. . Read More

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