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Kids in the UK are now spending more money on ‘Fortnite’ and ‘Roblox’ than candy and books

September 29th, 2020 at 1:45 am » Comments Off

Childrens’ spending habits in the UK have shifted to online games such as “Roblox” and “Fortnite” since lockdown began, away from sweets and books, a pocket money app has reported. Kids are also saving 14% more money than they did in 2019 — that’s £104 ($135) a year, RoosterMoney. Lego, Roblox, and Apple are the […]



HTC is prototyping an AR headset that looks like sunglasses

February 28th, 2020 at 1:26 am » Comments Off

The HTC Proton concept rendering It’s still a work in progress HTC just announced updates to the Vive Cosmos, its lineup of consumer-ready virtual reality headsets. But it’s also testing a more streamlined mixed reality device codenamed “Project Proton.” While the Proton is just a prototype, HTC shared concept images of its design, shedding some […]



US Army to study gamers’ brains to build AI military robots

February 20th, 2020 at 12:59 pm » Comments Off

A group of experts wants to study the brain waves and eye movements of people playing a video game in order to build an advanced AI that could coordinate the actions of military robots. The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, known as DARPA, awarded a team from the University of Buffalo’s Artificial Intelligence Institute […]



More than a game, Fortnite is emerging as the best new social network

March 17th, 2019 at 11:52 am » Comments Off

The wild popularity of the shooter game is a reminder that socializing is way more fun when you’re actually doing something with your friends. It has more than 200 million users, up to 8 million of whom are online at any one time. Most spend six to 10 hours a week on the platform. And […]



Presenting the Best of CES 2019 winners!

January 12th, 2019 at 1:31 pm » Comments Off

Several hours of discussions and debate later, Engadget’s editors have decided who among our finalists should win our Best of CES awards. Below is our list of winners for each category, as well as Best of the Best and People’s Choice. Congratulations to all winners and finalists!



Inside the ‘World Cup of E-sports’

November 11th, 2018 at 7:05 pm » Comments Off

The League of Legends World Championship Finals in Incheon, South Korea, on Nov. 3. Two squads battled it out at a 50,000-seat stadium in the South Korean city of Incheon. Photography by Jean Chung This weekend, legends were created in South Korea, the birthplace of esports. Watched by tens of millions of people each year, […]



This VR horror game is exactly as scary as your body can handle

August 4th, 2018 at 9:46 am » Comments Off

A HORRIFYING EXPERIENCE. On July 13, game developer Red Meat Games released its fifth virtual reality (VR) project, Bring to Light. It was particularly appropriate to release it on Friday the 13th, since the developers designed the VR horror game to quite literally push players to their terror limits with the help of a biometric […]



VRgineers new pro headset XTAL features Auto eye IPD and leap motion

July 24th, 2018 at 9:43 am » Comments Off

The new design features a raft of professional features. Czech-based virtual reality (VR) startup VRgineers specialises in producing high-end head-mounted displays (HMDs) for enterprise, having started with the VRHero 5K Plus. Now the company has unveiled a successor, XTAL, a pro headset with unique features. VRFocus first reported on the new enterprise-grade headset a few […]



The first Fortnite World Cup with $100 million in prize money is happening in 2019

July 16th, 2018 at 9:38 am » Comments Off

Qualifiers start later this year, and anyone can participate. Epic Games announced more details about its e-sports plans for Fortnite, revealing today during its live celebrity-streamer ProAm tournament in Los Angeles during E3 that the competitions will all be part of what’s called the Fortnite World Cup. The prize pool, first announced earlier this year, […]



WHO classifies ‘gaming disorder’ as mental health condition

June 22nd, 2018 at 10:27 am » Comments Off

(CNN) — Watching as a video game ensnares their child, many a parent has grumbled about “digital heroin,” likening the flashing images to one of the world’s most addictive substances. Now, they may have backup: The World Health Organization announced “gaming disorder” as a new mental health condition included in the 11th edition of its […]



Fox to kick off the human-robot war with a new AI-based game show

March 13th, 2018 at 12:43 am » Comments Off

As children, most of us humans are taught not to be a “sore loser” by throwing some kind of tantrum when we lose a competition. The idea of gracefully accepting defeat forms the basis of friendship, democracy, and game shows, but Fox is risking the sanctity of all of that by developing a new show […]



Magic Leap finally reveals its secretive augmented reality headset

December 22nd, 2017 at 11:25 am » Comments Off

After years of rumours and speculation, Magic Leap has finally revealed what the company is calling the ‘creator edition’ of the company’s new augmented reality platform, the Magic Leap One.



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