Misc.

Amazon Reveals $99 Fire TV

Amazon has announced an Android-based media streaming box called Amazon Fire TV featuring 2GB of memory, a quad-core processor, dedicated GPU and built in Wi-Fi.

The device is priced at $99 with an optional console-like controller available for $40. Those who choose to go without the…

02 Apr 10:50 PM 0 Read More...

Valve's Aaron Nicholls Joins Oculus VR

Oculus VR has announced via Twitter that Valve’s Aaron Michaels has joined the company.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Aaron Nicholls to the team,” the company said. “He’ll be working out of the Bellevue R&D lab with Atman and crew.”

“It’s been exciting working on…

02 Apr 12:07 AM 0 Read More...

Zynga Baltimore Co-Founder Joins Boss Fight

Mobile free-to-play studio Boss Fight Entertainment has announced today that Paul Stephanouk has joined the Texas-based studio as its design director.

Stephanouk has 14-years of experience in the video game industry, beginning his career at Big Huge Games where he worked on Rise of Nations, Rise…

01 Apr 12:36 AM 0 Read More...

Michael Abrash Departs Valve For Oculus

Valve’s leader of Research and Development, Michael Abrash, has left the company to serve as chief scientist at Oculus VR today. Abrash arrival at Oculus comes just after Facebook’s recent acquisition of the company for $2 billion, which Abrash addresses in a blog post on the Oculus VR…

29 Mar 2:43 AM 0 Read More...

Runic Games Co-Founders Leave Studio

Runic Games co-founders Travis Baldree and Erich Schaefer have announced their departure from the Torchlight studio, on the Runic Games’ message board.

“I should say from the outset that this is an amicable departure, that I consider the amazing team at Runic my friends and family, and that it…

28 Mar 12:19 AM 0 Read More...

Evolution Studios Founder Reveals New Studio

Evolution Studios founder Martin Kenwright, has revealed his ambitious new Liverpool-based studio, Starship.

Kenwright told Games Industry International that the studio’s plans are under wraps until this year’s E3, but he did make it clear that the studio has its sights set high.

“The name Starship hints…

27 Mar 12:51 AM 0 Read More...

Facebook Acquiring Oculus In $2 Billion Deal

Facebook has announced that is is acquiring Oculus VR for $2 billion. The deal will see Facebook pay $400 million in cash with the remainder made up of 23.1 million shares of stock valued at $1.6 billion.

“Facebook plans to extend Oculus’ existing advantage in gaming to new…

25 Mar 10:22 PM 0 Read More...

EA To Give 'Star Wars' Games An 'Arkham'-Style Treatment

In an interview with Fortune, Electronic Arts CEO Andrew Wilson said that the company plans to deliver “deep and immersive storylines” in their Star Wars games, in a similar way to what Rocksteady did with Batman for the Arkham game series.

“What Warner Bros. did with Batman was take the…

24 Mar 6:34 PM 0 Read More...