Oculus announces Rift launch date

Oculus, the current frontrunner in affordable virtual reality technology, announced Jan. 6 that the long-awaited Rift virtual reality headset would be available to the public March 28 for $599. Pre-orders for the reality-simulating headset opened that same day after Oculus made the announcement at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nev., with many […]

Xbox games revitalized, given second chance with new addition

The Electronic Entertainment Expo, known as E3, is the gaming industry’s platform to debut, showcase and experience the future of games, but for Microsoft, the biggest announcement was a step into the past: backward compatibility. The Xbox One console was unable to function with games made for the earlier Xbox 360 version, making some gamers […]

Nintendo moves toward mobile app marketplace

Nintendo announced development plans at Japan’s Investors Meeting in October to release a smartphone application in spring 2016. It will merge traditional gaming with social media in an effort to move the company into next-generation technology. Miitomo, the title of the new smartphone application, allows player-to-player communications through the use of customized Mii Avatars that […]

‘FIFA 16’ innovates with added features

EA’s latest installment in its massively popular soccer series, “FIFA 16,” officially reached shelves Sept. 22, with a variety of new features and adjustments. The series, which first began in 1994, has made huge leaps in its game mechanics, playability and degree of realism from last year’s iteration, “FIFA 15.” FIFA has been the leading […]