Virtual reality – or, as the cool kids these days like to call it, VR – famously died a long, slow death many years ago only to resurrected in recent years thanks to devices such as the Oculus Rift and PlayStation VR. It’s perhaps a little too early to brand it a full-scale comeback; the support of the mainstream player will be essential and the high cost of entry could make it a niche proposition, at least in the short term. Ironically, if there’s one company that has the power to turn the casual player on to VR once more, it’s the one which has historically been the most dismissive of the tech.
Game Therapy: Helping the disabled to play
Be thankful next time you pick up a joypad, for thousands of disabled and colour blind gamers it’s “Game Over” before they can even hit the start button. But now games developers and charities are pulling together to develop new technologies and ways of playing to make sure nobody is left out.
Must-see: NES controller hacked for iPad games
Here’s a sweet video combining together some 80′s gaming nostalgia with a modern twist. Always wondered what an ipad game controlled with an NES gamepad looks like? It’s your lucky day.
Nvidia shows off multiple-platform multiplayer gaming
You want to play an online multiplayer game with your mates, but you don’t own the same consoles. So you can’t. Don’t you just hate that? Nvidia has the answer. Its Tegra 2 chip lets gamers play others on different console formats simultaneously with no slowdown at all. It has to be seen to be believed. We did just that.