Facebook has announced that it is aquiring virtual reality technology firm Oculus VR for approximately $2 billion. The price includes $400 million in cash and 23.1 million shares of Facebook common stock (valued at $1.6 billion based on the average closing share price of $69.35). Oculus VR is the company that...
Sony, the Japanese electronics and gaming giant has unveiled a prototype virtual reality headset to be used in conjunction with its PlayStation 4 video game console. This was revealed during a Tuesday talk at the Game Developers Conference. The president of Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios, Shuhei Yoshida showed off the...
ZTE Corporation, on saturday launched the GH800, an LTE-enabled large-screen smart-broadband trunking mobile handset, at GITEX TECHNOLOGY WEEK in Dubai. It has a 4-inch 480x800 WVGA LCD multi-point touch capacitive screen and can be submerged in water up to a metre deep for about 30 minutes without disrupting its performance. It...
The annual Gamescom conference was more important this year than most, because both Sony and Microsoft used the show to announce their full lineup of video game titles that will be available for their respective next-generation consoles at launch. Microsoft was first to unveil its Xbox One launch lineup, which included a...
The Walking Dead Game for Android-based mobile and tablet devices based has been released by Skybound and Skybound Asia. The Walking Dead: Assault can be downloaded worldwide from the Google Play store for Android devices, all for a limited launch sale price of $2.99. It features enhancements over the original, top-rated No1 strategy title....
Players will be able to unlock their favorite Angry Birds Star Wars characters in the app whenever they want, with new toys. Hasbro's Angry Birds Star Wars Telepods, announced Monday morning, work with Rovio's upcoming Angry Birds Star Wars II game. Each playset comes with different figures that can work...
Club Nintendo, a loyalty program that gives players exclusive products in exchange for registering their consoles and games, has been hacked. The company launched an investigation on July 2 after witnessing a “large” number of errors on the site. Nintendo can now confirm that 23,9326 unauthorized log-ins occurred between June...
Ubisoft is advising anyone who has an account with them  to change their password immediately. The game maker has announced that its user account database was breached by hackers who gained access to user names, e-mail addresses, and encrypted passwords. The game maker emphasized that the company doesn't store personal payment information,...
A new trailer has been released which shows that the Angry Birds Trilogy is heading to the Nintendo Wii and Nintendo Wii U on August 13, joining the existing versions already available on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Nintendo 3DS. The disc-based collection includes Angry Birds, Angry Birds: Seasons and Angry...
Excitement builds as days close in. On July 18, PopCap, a division of Electronic Arts (EA) is releasing Plants vs. Zombies 2: It’s About Time! A play on words, the time reference in the name of the game is a gentle jab at how long it’s taken the studio...