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Kyle Orland / Ars Technica:
Xbox Unleashed: Our deep-dive study of how millions use Xbox Live   —  Our follow-up to the Steam Gauge series samples statistics from millions of Gamertags.  —  For three years now, Ars' Steam Gauge project and the public sampling projects it has inspired (such as Steam Spy) …
Jun 11, 2017, 11:10 AMIn context
Kyle Orland / Ars Technica:
Valve sets Steam Direct self-publishing fee at $100 per game; fee is recoupable, with Valve refunding the fee when game revenues exceed $1000   —  Recoupable fee to curb abuse without being “barrier to beginning game developers”  —  Valve announced today that anyone will be able to publish games …
Jun 2, 2017, 5:05 PMIn context
Kyle Orland / Ars Technica:
Google expands Daydream VR to a new platform for untethered, standalone VR headsets with positional tracking; first products coming this year from Lenovo, HTC   —  Also: New “visual position system” is an AR Google Maps for indoors.  —  At Google I/O today, the company announced …
May 17, 2017, 6:40 PMIn context
Kyle Orland / Ars Technica:
Revised NPD report for 2016 shows digital revenue accounted for 74% of US game spending, reaching $18.13B versus $6.37B from physical sales   —  NPD “restatement” shows consistent spending growth as digital sales dominate.  —  Last year, the Entertainment Software Association's annual …
Apr 24, 2017, 10:50 AMIn context
Kyle Orland / Ars Technica:
Microsoft sheds more light on how “Game Mode” in the upcoming Windows 10 Creators Update will improve gaming performance   —  Plus details on strict limitations for UWP apps running on the Xbox One.  —  SAN FRANCISCO—A few months ago, Microsoft announced that its upcoming Windows …
Mar 5, 2017, 7:00 AMIn context
Kyle Orland / Ars Technica:
Nintendo Switch review: amazing portable experience with a great display but lacks big-name games and has weak software support, lingering hardware issues   —  Hybrid system merges an amazing portable experience with a middling TV console.  —  Since the release of the Game Boy in 1989 …
Mar 1, 2017, 9:45 AMIn context
Kyle Orland / Ars Technica:
Oculus CTO John Carmack defends his code against ZeniMax's copyright infringement accusations   —  During expert testimony, the Oculus CTO “just wanted to shout ‘You lie!’”  —  Oculus CTO John Carmack was largely vindicated last week when a jury cleared him of any personal liability in a case …
Feb 3, 2017, 10:35 PMIn context
Kyle Orland / Ars Technica:
Hands-on with Nintendo Switch: 720p screen is sharp, using a single small Joy-Con controller with both hands is cramped   —  Unique Joy-Cons are a mixed bag, and where are all the games?  —  The Nintendo Switch is trying to be all things to all gamers.  This can be a strength in some ways …
Jan 15, 2017, 1:55 AMIn context
Kyle Orland / Ars Technica:
Nintendo unveils Switch, a game console/tablet hybrid with two detachable controllers and a dock for connecting to a TV; device launches in March   —  Tablet system docks to connect to HDTV, comes with detachable controllers.  —  In a three minute “Preview Trailer” released this morning …
Oct 20, 2016, 10:30 AMIn context
Kyle Orland / Ars Technica:
What to expect from Sony's Sept. 7 event: quieter PS4 Slim with updated DualShock controller, more powerful PS4 “Neo”, and an update on PlayStation VR   —  Slim PS4, upgraded “Neo” console, and more should be discussed.  —  Sony stayed strangely quiet about its upcoming hardware plans …
Sep 7, 2016, 2:30 AMIn context

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