Microsoft DeLorean Kills Streaming Game Lag By Predicting Your Next Move

Streaming video games could be so clutch, if it wasn't for maddening lag time. Microsoft researchers have a solution in DeLorean, a "speculative execution system" that predicts what you'll do next and shows you the most likely result—before you've even mashed a single button. » 8/23/14 4:41pm 8/23/14 4:41pm

How The Xbox One Harnesses The Mighty Power Of The Cloud

The cloud — that's a powerful term these days. If you release a product that doesn't do something with the cloud, then you probably shouldn't even bother putting it out. Snack foods, floor cleaners, maid services and even consumer electronics like the newly-announced Xbox One use the cloud to do great and magical… » 5/21/13 6:25pm 5/21/13 6:25pm

Hideo Kojima: This Is What Fox Engine Is All About

The Fox Engine. You've heard about it. You've seen the PR. We know it's going to be the game engine for the next Metal Gear The Phantom Pain. So what's it all about? Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima, in a recent tweet, revealed the concept of the Fox Engine, his thoughts on games, and reminded people that he is a… » 3/21/13 5:00am 3/21/13 5:00am

The PS4 Will Stream PS1, PS2, And PS3 Games

The PS4 will not feature backwards compatibility with older PlayStation titles, according to today's PlayStation 4 conference. Instead, Sony will use cloud gaming to allow the system to access older PlayStation back catalogue. No details as of yet in regards to whether or not we'll be able to play games we already own. » 2/20/13 8:58pm 2/20/13 8:58pm

A Weekend Without Internet Made Me Worried About the Always-Streaming…

Friday night, we went out to a movie. And when we stepped out of the theater to come home, we found ourselves standing in a maelstrom the likes of which neither of us had ever before seen around DC. The storm caused astonishing levels of damage in under an hour, and left 1.3 million of our neighbors sitting in the… » 7/02/12 6:00pm 7/02/12 6:00pm

There's No Wedding Proposal Like a Final Fantasy Wedding Proposal

When Seth Hay arrived at the "Distant Worlds: Music From Final Fantasy" concert last weekend in Toronto, he was met with a lovely surprise. His girlfriend, Cheryl Murray, had bought him tickets to a meet-and-greet with legendary Final Fantasy composer Nobuo Uematsu and conductor Arnie Roth. After the show, they would… » 4/03/12 2:30pm 4/03/12 2:30pm

Cloud Strife is a Hero, a Lover, a Woman, a Rabbit; He is All This and…

One of the most iconic figures in modern role-playing, Final Fantasy » 3/05/12 4:30pm 3/05/12 4:30pm's Cloud Strife cuts a very distinctive figure, largely due to a combination of spiky blond hair and his ridiculously huge Buster sword. These features set him apart. They also make him ridiculously easy to twist into whatever form the fan artist so…

PlayStation Plus Subscribers Score Online Games Saves Tomorrow

Sony gives PlayStation Plus subscribers the ability to store game saves online via the PlayStation Network with tomorrow's 3.60 system software update, allowing up to 1,000 data files to be stored on 150MB of space as long as the money keeps coming in. Check out the PlayStation Blog for more details. » 3/09/11 1:06pm 3/09/11 1:06pm