During CES 2015 Mad Catz announced the L.Y.N.X.9 mobile game controller which transformed into something that would fit into your pocket, yet is also a full-sized game controller. It also had an attachment which was a keyboard, and three different modes depending on what you wanted to use it for - Mobile game mode, PC mode, multimedia mode. What Mad Catz has done is taken those features and created two separate products for those of you who want one or the other, not both.
Tim Sweeney is the head of Epic Games, the company behind a plethora of major game franchises for PC and Console (and even mobile if you include Infinity Blade), as well as the engine that makes numerous major games as well, the Unreal Engine, has come out to say that virtual reality is going to change the world. This time virtual reality may actually accomplish just that.
Nvidia is gearing up for a big announcement at their pres event during the upcoming GDC 2015 and while no one truly knows what the company plans to unveil, besides Nvidia themselves, a lot of talk is happening about what the possible things the announcement could be. One of the more interesting ideas, and something mentioned in the comments in our previous article about the upcoming event, is a set-top box. However this idea we've been reading about goes further than that, making the set-top box be geared towards Nvidia's GRID gaming on demand service.
You may not have heard of a company called Yezz and that's probably because they are kind of a small company lurking in the shadows of the mobile industry, at least here in the United States. They are a bit more well-known over in Europe. The company deals with producing phones and tablets for Android, Windows, and Firefox. Since they are already in the hardware business, Yezz has announced that they will start developing and producing modules for Google's Project Ara.
Nvidia has sent out invites to the media for an event that they will be hosting on March 3rd, 2015 at GDC (the Game Developer's Conference) in San Francisco. We will be covering the entire GDC event as always and this includes Nvidia's press event. While there isn't a whole lot to go on as to what we should expect to see during the event, Nvidia is making it sound pretty big. So let us play the guessing game!
Virtual Reality is a pretty big thing right now and companies are trying to figure out ways to jump on the VR train. One way is to just give away free VR headsets and that is exactly what LG is doing in a new promotion.
Samsung's virtual reality headset, the Gear VR, is now available for purchase over at Best Buy although right now it is through their website only. However it could end up being on store shelves as well depending on how sales go. It's interesting to see this suddenly appearing at Best Buy for sale though since the Gear VR is still considered to be in the early stages of development.
When the flurry of Android-based micro-consoles were being developed and hitting the market, Mad Catz's MOJO was the leader of the pack and still is considering there hasn't been any real micro-consoles coming out since then. The Obox from Snail Games isn't really a micro-console and it isn't even out yet so that doesn't really count.