Gamers who were dragging their feet on preordering an Xbox One were given one more chance.
On Wednesday at 5 a.m. PT, Amazon opened the door for preorders on a limited number of Xbox One Day One Editions. Within minutes, the units sold out, leaving all of those who wanted the console to wait in line this Friday when the hardware officially launches.
Xbox One preorders have been hard to come by since Amazon and other game retailers ran out of their initial preorder allocations over the summer. Since then, some extra units have been offered, but they've … Read more
Those of you aiming to buy the Xbox One can download a companion SmartGlass app onto your mobile device.
Released or updated on Tuesday for iOS, Android, Windows 8/8.1, and Windows Phone, Xbox One SmartGlass ties in with the Xbox One in a few different ways. You can use the app as a remote control device for the gaming console, which allows you to navigate the dashboard to play games or open various applications. The app also lets Xbox One players use their mobile devices to perform Web-related gaming functions.
Xbox One SmartGlass can act as a second … Read more
Sometimes, my inbox is full of exciting news.
An ex has got married, divorced, or drunk. A disliked ex-colleague has been arrested for bigamy.
But Tuesday, it was like my own personal edition of Star magazine.
I could barely contain myself on learning that Kim Kardashian has given her name, voice, body, and soul to a new video game called Stardom.
This is a follow-up to Glu Mobile's "Inferno,&… Read more
In a blog post that shed more light on Twitch integration for the console, which hits store shelves this Friday, November 22, Microsoft noted that the Xbox team is "working to ensure the initial Twitch on Xbox One broadcasting experience meets the expectations of the Twitch community."
"While this feature won't be available right away, we'll let you know as soon as it is ready. Our goal is to … Read more
Moga, a company that has been making Android game controllers since its inception, has finally jumped into the iOS 7 space.
The company on Tuesday announced the Moga Ace Power gamepad, a device made for iPods and iPhones running iOS 7. The gamepad, which will cost $100 when preorders are made available this week, is essentially two pieces -- one for a thumbstick and D-Pad and the other featuring another thumbstick and action buttons. Users simply slip their iOS 7-based device into the controller, lock the two sides around the screen, and they're on their way.
Moga claims that … Read more
Gaming is more social than ever before. Not only are players of all ages coming together to compete online, but they are also sharing gameplay videos, tips, and tricks across social media.
Sony has made it easier to share with friends on the PlayStation 4. The company included a dedicated Share button on the new DualShock 4 controller, which gives gamers the ability to quickly take a screenshot or even broadcast gameplay to others around the world.
SharingA single press of the Share button will display the sharing options menu, a long press will take a screenshot that won'… Read more
There are a few different ways to obtain an Iron Throne. The recommended method is to ruthlessly conquer your cowering enemies over a period of many years, capture their swords, and forge them into the shape of a terror-inducing throne full of fear and sharp edges. An easier way is to start with a plastic lawn chair.
Instructables user "flaming_pele!" began with a white, plastic Adirondack chair on his way to building a "Game of Thrones" Iron Throne that could handle party guests in chain mail. Other materials on the list include foam insulation, wood yardsticks, craft foam, duct tape, metal tie-down strapping, and plenty of metallic paint.… Read more
The makers of the Ouya game console are trying to lure buyers with a special edition that costs more but doubles the storage.
Now available for preorder, the Ouya limited edition costs $129, up from the usual price of $100. For that extra $29, the storage capacity jumps to 16GB from 8GB. The new edition also is white, whereas the standard model comes in black.
The limited edition is available only in North America. Ouya promises that buyers will receive it in time for the holidays if ordered before December 8.
The Android-based Ouya comes as a small cube that … Read more
Behold, Internet mortal, the first episode of Adventures in Tech, CNET's new show that takes you on a visual safari, directly into the untamed jungle of your favourite tech topics.
Our premiere feature takes a look at Nintendo's late '80s icon: the magnificent Game Boy, which deployed smart hardware and one shape-spinning supergame to became the industry's most unlikely success story.
Hit play on the video above to dive inside the Game Boy's four-colour folklore, nab yourself some impress-your-pals knowledge, and have your nostalgia gland massaged by some of Nintendo's classic '90s adverts. Go on, … Read more