A video posted on YouTube which allegedly showed two minutes of Skyrim gameplay running on an Oculus Rift VR headset excite fans who’re eagerly waiting to play the dragon hunting game on a virtual world. However, gamers have been cautioned against raising their hopes too high. While Skyrim is relatively playable on the Oculus Rift headset, and relative being the key word here, navigating the game’s menu is impossible.
Developers with their own Oculus dev kit can probably get the game to play but they would soon realize that the Oculus doesn’t run well with graphical user interfaces, in-game text and menus. According to developer reviews, this is a major problem with the hardware and makes playing games like Skyrim hopeless. The difficulty appears to be the various menus that often pop-up in these games. During a test run, the headset had to be removed each time texts appear. Unfortunately, Skyrim is a text heavy game, with menus to access, inventory to search and chests to open. Most of these menus appear only partially or are outright invisible on the Oculus Rift.
There’s always the chance that games similar to Skyrim will gets mods that would allow the various in-game menus visible and usable. However, that kind of support would be coming from another developer since Skyrim publisher Bethesda Softworks has already said goodbye to the game.
EA has made headlines quite a few times due to laying off its developers on its Los Angeles and Montreal divisions. Apparently, the situation had to happen because of poor sales of games done by its devs. With this, EA has a new goal of transitioning its future games into new platforms. New and innovative technology has been the focus of the company in the recent months. EA also has plans of exploring the world of mobile technology which is the trend today.
During an interview, Frank Gibeau, president of EA labels, is very much optimistic of what is left in the company. It seems that Gibeau is very much proud of the company’s next-gent titles. He even called it “short of astonishing”. His confident statement was probably because EA has successfully amazed and enticed a number of store managers and fans with its trailer for Battlefield 4.
The company is now giving hints its next-FPS title will be released by next year, which will be a few months after the rumoured released date of the next-generation Xbox. There is also news that a beta of BF4 is set to be released this fall and that accessing the game can be done through pre-ordering Medal of Honor and other such ways.
News about Battlefield 4 on PS4 has not been mentioned and we are still trying to get some clarifications just like the rest.
Square Enix’s Final Fantasy has an HD remake now on demo on PS Vista after being the first to infiltrate the PlayStation 2 turf which made fans from all walks fully satisfied. The PlayStation Vita re-mastered version provides a more glamorous and smooth presentation of Yuna and Tidus, the game’s main characters along with Yojimbo and Bahamut albeit in mysterious fashion.
PS Vita owners can now travel with the Final Fantasy X saga and assist in giving direction to Tidus and in collecting an army for Yuna. Moreover, a gamer can bring peace to Spira by helping in the destruction or Sin through group efforts. The remake has been around for quite some time but it’s the first time that an HD is featured in PS Vista. However, prospective Vista buyers should wait until the price settles after a price-cutting binge brought the price down to $ 212, while a rumor is also circulating that the remake will soon be featured in PlayStation 3.
Despite the uncertainties associated with the release of FFX HD remake until after the forthcoming PlayStation meeting in New York, fans are also optimistic about Final Fantasy 7 HD remake in the near future. Since the time of its release, Final Fantasy X has been sitting idly lately until this announcement.
Sony X peria Z was the most anticipated device of recently concluded technology event of CES. The device left no chance of appearing on the web through various images, leaked information, etc prior to the event. The speculations regarding its pricing and availability have created a lot of discussions as well. Now, latest news has [...]
After a bevy of previous updates regarding RIM’s latest Smartphone foray, the BlackBerry 10, a trio of new improvements were leaked and incorporated itself with the device’s already known Social Media integration, predictive keyboard and a number of carriers who have decided to backpack 4.2-inch beauty.
The BlackBerry 10’s voice integration may pretty well be RIM’s answer to Apple’s Siri and Google Now and it couldn’t come in perfect timing. The leak depicts the handheld’s voice control capabilities when it is ordered to do normal tasks like SMS, calls and finding a music track. The order was in German and by this; it could very well be premature to say something wholly about the BlackBerry 10’s voice protocol. Its interface reminds us a lot of Siri, complete with the microphone icon on the lower center of the screen. On the overall, this facet could be summed up when it can abide with other languages aside from the aforementioned tongue.
Although the leak doesn’t say much, at least there is something that we could question about the BlackBerry 10’s camera portfolio. Upon capturing a frame of a carpet, the photographer then scrolled a number of filters, which some he graciously tested in an attempt to glorify the blunt rug. Aside from the filters, no other effects were divulged and because of this, another question mark pops out of our heads.
Along with previous BlackBerry device carriers AT&T and T-Mobile, Verizon has also joined the BlackBerry 10 bandwagon as it rumors say that the latter will also carry the candy bar Smartphone under the Z10 name. The leak also said that Verizon will offer the Z10 in black and white and apparently, no other shades were named.
Research In Motion has scheduled the launching of the BlackBerry 10 on January 30th and with president and CEO Thorsten Heins believing that their latest output would deal “the best experience possible” to its customers, the company now has big shoes to fill in order to back up their claims. With buzzes leaking from all corners, the BlackBerry 10 now readies itself to take the limelight come its scheduled announcement. But will this be enough to topple or even just move those above them? We’ll soon find out.