Day: 18/06/2013

Titanfall “most likely” won’t have cross-platform play


Eddie Makuch Respawn Entertainment’s upcoming online shooter Titanfall  will “most likely” not feature cross-platform play, cofounder Vince Zampella has told GameSpot. The decision was borne of a desire to keep the playing fields level, he said. “Most likely not,” Zampella said in response to a question of the possibility of cross-platform play.”I don’t think it’s locked yet, but to me, I’d like to keep it segregated so there’s no advantage or disadvantage.” Titanfall launches during spring 2014 only for Xbox 360, Xbox One, []

Oculus Rift secures $16 million in funding


By: Eddie Makuch Virtual reality company Oculus VR has announced it has secured $16 million in venture capital funding, co-led by Spark Capital and Matrix Partners, with additional money from firms Founders Fund and Formation 8. The funds will be used to “accelerate” development of the Oculus Rift hardware, software, and services, the company said. Oculus began with a single mission: to put players inside the game,” said inventor Palmer Luckey. “This investment allows us to deliver immersive and affordable virtual reality []

Microsoft defends Xbox One $500 price point–“We’re over-delivering value”


By:  Eddie Makuch Microsoft’s Xbox boss Don Mattrick has spoken out to defend the Xbox One’s $500 price point , saying the company is in fact over-delivering value with the next-generation system. “It’s a lower number than some of the analysts had forecasted,” Mattrick said on Bloomberg TV . “We’re over-delivering value against other choices I think consumers can get. Any modern product these days you look at it [and] $499 isn’t a ridiculous price point. We’re delivering thousands of dollars of value to []

Clockwork Princess (The Infernal Devices, #3)


By: Cassandra Clare Published: March 19, 2013 Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books Series: The Infernal Devices Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance Tessa Gray should be happy as she prepares for her wedding to the frail James Carstairs, but darkness continues to loom around her and her Shadowhunter companions in the London Institute.  An attack on the Institute causes Tessa to become a captive of Mortiman once again and serve his evil purpose of tying demons to his automatons making them the ultimate []