Gaming

Bassheads will love VAVA’s $26 wired ‘gaming’ earphones

Even though we’ve had Bluetooth wireless technology for years now, I’m still a sucker for wired earphones simply because there’s no battery to worry about charging up. What’s more, most of my wired sets sound far and away better than my wireless earphones. That’s why I was happy to try out VAVA’s new ‘gaming’ earphones. The Fremont-based company, which also makes speakers and other products, is ... Read More »

Destiny 2 Microtransactions Can Get You Items That May Affect Gameplay: Reports

HIGHLIGHTS Destiny 2 was launched on Wednesday Eververse lets you buy Bright Engrams for Silver Engrams can be decoded for items that may affect gameplay Destiny 2 was launched on Wednesday for the PS4 and Xbox One. The sequel to 2014’s original online-only sci-fi shooter game brings back some of the characters including Tess Everis and her Eververse Trading Company. ... Read More »

Uncharted: The Lost Legacy Day One Patch Detailed

HIGHLIGHTS Uncharted: The Lost Legacy is out from August 22 The game has a patch for photo mode On launch day there will be a patch for multiplayer as well PS4-exclusive Uncharted: The Lost Legacy’s release date is August 22 in the US and August 23 in India and Europe. In the run up to this, developer Naughty Dog has issued ... Read More »

DeepMind, Blizzard Make StarCraft II an AI Research Environment

HIGHLIGHTS The companies announced the collaboration last year StarCraft II is a real-time strategy-based game Released tools include large dataset of replays from game StarCraft II is a complex video game that requires much strategic skill, and as it turns out, it can even help developers in training artificial intelligence to learn the skills used by humans while playing the game. ... Read More »

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Xbox One X Frame-Rate Revealed

HIGHLIGHTS PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds runs at 30 to 40fps on the Xbox One X This is remarkably low given the Xbox One X’s specifications It could change prior to release Announced at E3 2017, PC hit PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds will be coming to the Xbox One and Xbox One X later this year. Now, its creator, Brendan “PlayerUnknown” Greene has revealed what frame-rate it will run at on the ... Read More »

Call of Duty: World War 2 Nazi Zombies Trailer Leaked

HIGHLIGHTS The Nazi Zombies mode will be officially revealed at San Diego Comic Con The likes of David Tennant are voicing playable characters It seems to be a grittier take on the game mode Call of Duty: World War 2’s Nazi Zombies mode has been leaked. The long-running shooter series see the return of zombies to the fold with a trailer ... Read More »

The pleasures of a good video game horizon See those mountains?

There’s a wind farm being built just outside of Brighton. It’s a huge project and so it seems to be taking forever. And at the same time, it seems to be moving ludicrously fast, a vast ship zipping back and forth across the edge of the sea, leaving silver stilts in its wake – the poles which will soon be ... Read More »

Server crashes, 40GB patches and DLC: gaming’s biggest irritations explained

Deals, deals, deals … the modern gaming store. Photograph: Christopher Thomond for the Guardian Video games have changed immeasurably since the days of tape loading and cover-mounted floppy discs. Today, we get lifelike 3D virtual worlds where the player can seamlessly connect with companions and opponents from every corner of the globe. An online triple-A title will now offer literally ... Read More »

E3 2017: Sony’s PlayLink for PS4 Will Let You Play Games Using Your Phone

HIGHLIGHTS PlayLink lets you play games on your PS4 via a smartphone Titles vary from crime thrillers to quick-fire quizzes PlayLink titles include That’s You!, Hidden Agenda At the ongoing E3 2017 in Los Angeles, California, Sony announced some of its most anticipated games for PlayStation for the year including God of War, Spider-Man and Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, to ... Read More »

Need for Speed 2017 Full Reveal on June 2

HIGHLIGHTS Need for Speed 2017’s actual title and setting to be confirmed on June 2 The game is in development at Ghost Games – creator of 2015’s NFS Need for Speed 2017 will be playable offline Need for Speed 2017’s title, gameplay, settings, and characters should be revealed on June 2 at 6:30pm IST. This was teased by publisher EA ... Read More »