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.
Razer's entry into the wearable technology sector, outside of the newly announce VR headset of theirs, is a wristband called the Nabu X which was originally announced back in June of 2014. For those of you who missed the first round of pre-orders for US/Canada, tomorrow the 2nd round will start as well as the first round for European residents interested in snagging one of these.
If you are watching the second developer conference for Project Ara then you probably heard this announcement. For those of you who are not watching, Google has unveiled a new prototype for Project Ara called the Spiral 2 and it features a 3G modem, 11 additional modules, and other goodies.
Google's modular solution for Android devices, called Project Ara, has its own developer conference and today marks the second one of these to be held. The really good thing about this is that if you can't attend it, which if you are reading this then you probably are not attending, it will be streamed live and you can watch it right here.
2014 has been and gone, leaving us one year older and not much wiser. What it has left us with, however, is the best smartphones to date, with bigger and better core processors, screen resolutions and RAM which enables the best (and the worst) gamers out there to shoot down candy, throw birds and run through temples with ease.
From the release of the unique Nvidia Shield Tablet and the launch of an upgraded 5.0 operating system to the new systems coming up this year for Android gamers to use, Android is developing an excellent reputation for gaming.