VR vs AR: Which will come out on top?
A battle is brewing between two cutting edge technologies: augmented reality and virtual reality. The two are certainly related to each other, but there are enough differences where each tries to stand out. You’ve likely heard about attempts to turn these technologies into viable market items, ones which have the potential to transform hardware and entertainment like never before. However you look at it, both VR and AR could be viewed as the next great revolution in...
BUILD 2016: The big developer round-up
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Microsoft opened its annual developer conference, BUILD, with a range of important announcements for the company's future vision. In this article we'll round-up some of the highlights, but Microsoft's event itself was designed to round-up all developers, of any platform, and ensure Windows and Microsoft's services are the "home" for their development. Hence, the double-entendre of a...
"Pay-what-you-want" CryEngine V launches with DirectX 12 support, VR tools
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Renowned game developer Crytek has unveiled CryEngine V which features a host of new features and "pay-what-you-want" pricing model to help anyone get started with creating similarly groundbreaking titles we've come to expect.
The biggest announcement is the new pricing model which follows the "free" model of Amazon's recently-announced Lumberyard engine. This isn't...
Qualcomm snaps-up VR with dedicated SDK
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Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820 is the processor standard for this year's flagship devices, which is little surprise when you look at its astounding benchmarks. However, incredible performance is wasted if there's no practical applications for it.
The rise of virtual reality has supplied Qualcomm...
#MWC16: How the game industry is evolving
During a panel at Mobile World Congress, four high-profile representatives in gaming spoke about how the game industry has evolved over the past few years.
The representatives included Bernhard Mogk from eSports platform ESL, Koh Kim from mobile eSports live-streaming company Mobcrush, Peter Warman from gaming analysts Newzoo, and Sean Lee from MMO game developer Wargaming.
When asked what's happening in...
Opinion: Mobile is gaming's inevitable future – here's why
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Since I was around six years old, I've played video games on PC and console and involved myself within those communities. For that reason, I know this will be a controversial article.
Mobile games today do not offer the experience which consoles do for two primary reasons. First off, their form prevents immersion. Second, their graphics processing is limited. If you...
Interview: What does the industry think about Oculus / Xbox and the future of VR?
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Head of Xbox, Phil Spencer, took attendees by surprise when he took to the stage during Oculus' pre-E3 live stream to announce a partnership between the two huge brands. There are plenty of opinion articles surrounding the announcements - but we thought we would get the thoughts from two people within the VR industry.
For this interview we spoke to Dan Page, Organiser of the South West VR Conference, and Lukas Roper, Lead Developer at
Opinion: This is how Microsoft is changing the world
Microsoft celebrated their 40th anniversary this year, and to mark the occasion Bill Gates sent a motivating letter to employees. It started with: "Early on, Paul Allen and I set the goal of a computer on every desk and in every home. It was a bold idea and a lot of people thought we were out of our minds to imagine it was possible."
Beyond proving that goal was just possible, Microsoft's software moved out of our homes and off our desks to power a variety of things such as healthcare...
Sir Nigel Shadbolt: Understanding the benefits of social machines #AppsWorld
"The human brain is still the thing we haven't been able to reproduce digitally,"...