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by Andalusio

Ubisoft's Upcoming Games and TV Projects
Just curious on what Ubisoft have in store at E3 2014 for the current consoles, and if Ubisoft Motion Pictures might share details about any new programs, or even episodes of "Rabbids Invasion", that might complement those gaming titles on Xbox One.

Most especially would like to see early details about the rumored "Prince of Persia" on UbiArt Framework, if true, and "Assassin's Creed" the movie.

But, what do you guys expect from Ubisoft?

by TimSeppala

What's in your home-theater setup?
After about three years of building, scrimping and saving my home theater is finally complete and I'm curious what the Engadget forum-members have in their theater or living room. Here's my setup:
Display: 65" Panasonic VT60
Speakers: Klipsch Quintet (they're the 2011 models),
Subwoofer: 12-inch Klipsch Synergy HG 300W (it hits 24Hz and makes me very happy)
A/V Receiver: Onkyo TXNR515
Components: PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Nintendo Wii U, a crappy Comcast SD cable box, Chromecast
Oh and for... Read more →

by TimSeppala

E3 reveals?
So, we're about two months away from E3 (Paris Fashion Week for games, for the uninitiated), what do you want to see from Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony? Given that everyone's new hardware is out in the wild, the focus this year is likely going to be on games, games, games, games and possibly a bit of VR.
No one knows what any of the platform holders have in store for this fall, but there are a handful of third-party games... Read more →

by dave

How close do you sit in front of the TV when gaming?
I've been playing a lot of BF4 lately and had an interesting realization. I sit entirely way too close to the television when I play games. I think my original justification for it is that I wear glasses, so I need to sit closer to see. Except I wear glasses when I play, so it makes that point moot.
Anyway, I sit about 3 to 5 feet away from the 32" TV that I use for gaming. I'm sure that it's not good for my eyes, but hey. How close do you find yourself sitting in...

by TimSeppala

The Engadget Game Club
Taking a page from our database czar Kris, I thought that a good way to encourage us to finish a game a month would be to have a place where we could talk about what we're playing. Today marks the release of the survival horror game Outlast on PS4 (finally!) and I thought this would be a great place to start. It's a free download if you're a PS+ subscriber, or $20 if you aren't and I'm going to imagine it isn't... Read more →




by DaBash

Should Nintendo also acquire a franchise to attract hard-core gamers?
When Microsoft made the move to purchase the Gears of War franchise, I immediately thought about Nintendo. Nintendo lacks a hard-core gaming audience and although it has succeeded many times without that audience, I think the best way to start gaining their attention would be to purchase a franchise that already exists instead of trying to build one from scratch. No existing franchise will want to build for Nintendo exclusively due to the risk of lack of sales but if it was bought out by... Read more →

by adidigm

Pathmaking in Games
I am working on a Master's thesis in architecture and am interested in pathmaking and pathfinding as they are implemented in the virtual worlds of gaming. There appear to be two basic approaches to both: manual (i.e., designed) and procedural (i.e., algorithmic like roguelikes). My goal is to apply strategies garnered from an analysis of these topics to an architectural design (e.g., museum or game design company offices). Does anyone know of any good resources I could read or search out?

by aleyrotv

Future Technology|CES 2014
The Link to the Video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0IxlNH3OjM
Technology of the future,all cool gadgets and feature.The futuristic gadgets,electronic,cars,games and so on.
Starting with the car shown at CES 2014,
Toyota FCV which is powered by hydrogen and electricity,which will save your money on oil and instead spend it on a cheaper hydrogen and it will also be an enviornment friendly car.It will probably be running on the road sometime in 2015.
Next big category was Gaming,
The Steam Console... Read more →

by frankspin

Favorite games from 2013
We've had some exciting gaming discussions here in the forums over the past year. We talked about our initial impressions of the new consoles, if Nintendo can survive, and even what games we're all playing. As the year wraps up I thought it'd be fun to get a good idea of the communities favorite games to come out in 2013. This serves as a great way to check out games you may have missed or forgotten about.
QuizUp (iOS): This is nothing more than a simple trivia game that you can play against... Read more →

by kris

PlayStation Plus: when will the other shoe drop?
For a while now I've had friends touting the wonders of having a PlayStation Plus account: the free games, the discounts. But I was never willing to up the $50, so I passed, since I actually do have plenty of games to play already.
However, Amazon offering PlayStation Plus for $30 on Black Friday? That was too good a deal to pass up, so my boyfriend and I each bought codes: we redeemed one for now, and we'll redeem the other next year. Yesterday, Best Buy also had a... Read more →

by Musikon

Do you prefer the physical or digital versions of video games?
With the next generation of gaming consoles having officially arrived, many are trying to decide if they are going to stick to the physical versions of games or go all digital. There are the pros and cons to each, but I am firmly in the physical game camp when I can. I like the look of physical games on the shelf, I enjoy the box art for my games, and I know that I shouldn't rely on the console manufacturer to get my digital games back in some sort of crash or theft of my device. Looking at you... Read more →

by kris

What defines a new generation of game consoles?
With the release of the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One this month, many are declaring it the start of the "next generation of consoles," in particular the eighth. Both machines are competing with similar specs and games, though each has its own unique attributes to push gamers in one direction or the other.
"But," a few have said, "the eighth generation actually started a year ago, with the release of the Wii U!"
And the response from some... Read more →

by marcher22

RE: PlayStation 4 or Xbox One: Which game console to buy this holiday
Today, Ben Gilbert posted on article in which he gives his opinion on which console to buy this holiday season. I realize that everyone has their opinion and since Ben shared his, I would like to share mine.
To be quite frank, the PS4 and the Xbox One are not worth the money right now. Here's why I believe so:
  • Both consoles are missing out key features that were promised and are waiting on updates in the "future" . In some cases, these "next-gen" consoles lack basic functionality that their...
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by dave

Are raw console specs important to you? (PS4 vs. Xbox One)
I've seen a lot of people saying things like, "the PS4 is way more powerful than the Xbox One. That means the games are going to be more awesome! Why would you ever want the Xbox One?!"
Does this really matter though? Sure, the PS4 is more powerful on paper (and I believe the PS3 was "more powerful" than the Xbox 360 as well). But I don't think that matters at the end of the day. Most developers are going to be creating games and content for the lowest common denominator (even if it's called a... Read more →

by XsprinterX

Next Generation, all it's cracked up to be ?
I've been a long time console gamer,.. Skipped the PS1 & PS2. Had a mega drive, game cube, xbox, xbox 360 and a PS3. Pre-ordered an xbox one (due to most of my buddies being Xbots) planning on picking up a PS4 in the new year.. The big question I have from what I have seen is "what's all the fuss about" sure BF4, COD, FORZA, KILLZONE all look nice but it's all been done before.. Where is the the next generation of IP ? Destiny looks promising, Titan fall looks interesting but nothing blows...