The virtual reality startup’s system turns Oculus Rift into a full-body experience. Shasta Ventures led the funding round.
EA is giving away promo codes that unlock $2 in virtual currency in the game “Real Racing 3” for iOS. Previously, Apple promo codes were only used for paid app giveaways.
Conventional wisdom about virtual reality is falling away as developers learn what gamers like and don’t like. The team at Survios hails from the same lab as Oculus’ founder, and has its own ideas about what players want to experience.
With 2GB of RAM and a dedicated GPU watching Amazon’s FireTV will be much more like watching traditional linear TV, with little latency between remote control inputs and response, and relative ease in switching between “channels.”
Facebook presented data on its gaming platform Monday at the Game Developer Conference, which makes a strong case for cross-platform gaming.
Google is looking beyond Android to boost in-app gaming engagement: The company announced multi-player support for games on Android and iOS at the Game Developers Conference on Monday. Will developers take advantage of the new service?
Leaks show that Amazon has developed a game controller for an Android device. Is it an accessory for the company’s TV streamer, or part of an even more ambitious video game initiative?
Twitch’s latest SDK allows users to livestream plays of their favorite mobile games.
Amazon(s amzn) has acquired video game developer Double Helix Games, the company confirmed on Wednesday. Terms of the deal are unknown, but the acquisition includes both the development studio as well as all of the intellectual properties owned. “Amazon has acquired Double Helix as part of our ongoing commitment to build innovative games for customers,” the company said in a statement to TechCrunch, which first reported the news. Double Helix is the studio behind Xbox One(s msft) launch title Killer Instinct, as well as the upcoming Strider reboot, set to launch this month on PS3(s sne). A recent report suggested that Amazon is planning to launch a game console, so this news only adds fuel to the speculation.
Amazon has reportedly shown senior game publisher executives a version of its Android-based game console, which could launch later this year.