The Google Stadia launch day is just around the corner, and we've got more intel on the Netflix of gaming than ever before. The Google Stadia will drop on November 19, as announced on Stadia's official Twitter account back in October. We know that pre-orders for the Founder's Edition bundlers sold out, were restocked, then sold out again, and that not everyone will get a chance to play their Stadia on launch day. We even know the games that will be available on day one, and we've laid everything out for your reading pleasure.Back in September, pre-orders for the Founder's Edition bundles (which were initially billed as the only way to get a head start on enjoying the Stadia, giving you three free months of Stadia Pro, and an exclusive Night Blue Stadia controller) sold out across Europe and Canada. In that same month, Jack Buser, director for games at Google, told GamesRadar that the Founder's Edition would be removed from the Google Store in the EU, but replaced with a new bundle … [Read more...] about Everything we know about Google Stadia: release date, specs, and what games will be available on launch day
Google has a bold pitch for the future of the video game industry. With Google Stadia, the company has dared us to stick our heads in the Cloud and imagine a world where the latest and greatest games are but the click of a link away. It's a future where current technology standards can't curtail the ambition of developers; a future in which passionate creators are free to create, experiment, and play with the freedom to push the boundaries of interactive entertainment beyond that which we conceive to be possible. If we are to believe Google, Stadia isn't our first glimpse into the next generation of gaming – it's something else entirely."Stadia is not a 'next generation' platform," Jack Buser, Google's Director for Games, tells me. "I like to say that Stadia is a new-generation platform. This is something completely different, something that the world has never seen before. It is tough to compare Stadia to any other service or console; this is a platform that is focused on the … [Read more...] about “I’ve seen stuff that literally would be impossible on a PC or a console” – Google details its bold vision for the future of gaming with Stadia
Google Chromecast deals are a hot commodity. To begin with, they're able to turn your television into a Smart TV for a fraction of the cost. That means you can stream content from your smartphone, laptop, or tablet straight to the TV. In other words, Chromecast lets you watch Netflix and beyond on the big screen even if your TV is older and/or doesn't have app functionality. And that's not all Chromecasts can do. They'll be especially handy if you plan to try Google Stadia when it launches later this year.Find out more(Image credit: Future)Best gaming TVsNo matter what you want to do with it, you'll need to decide which version of Chromecast you want when looking for the best Google Chromecast deals. There are currently two to choose from: an affordable base model (currently known as the Chromecast 3) or the Ultra version. Both allow you to stream to your TV, but only the Ultra works in super-sharp 4K resolution. What's more, a Chromecast Ultra is the only way of playing Google Stadia … [Read more...] about Cheapest Google Chromecast deals and prices
So it’s finally happened then. In an event about as surprising as chocolate beating poo in a blind taste test across 297 samples, Apple has officially announced the iPad 3 at GDC. Okay, so it isn’t actually calling it the iPad 3 yet, but given that the device is in fact the third iPad, that’s what I’m going to keep calling it, until Apple officially renames it the Super Hyper Mega Wonder Pad: Komplete Turbo Edition. Or Jeff, or something.Anyway, what can it do? Well for starters it has a mammoth 2048 x 1536 Retina Display screen, a quad-core graphics chip and a 1080p video camera. And Gears of War dev and iOS advocate Epic Games has stated that the device is in some respects more powerful than a PS3 or Xbox 360. So, it looks like the next round of “Consoles are dead, iPads are the future” discussion is due to gear up any… minute…NOW!Above: New iPad, yes. Important new core gaming device, noYeah, now. Because I’m starting it. … [Read more...] about Newly-announced iPad 3 may be more powerful than PS3 and 360, but will it REALLY matter to gaming?
During a presentation at GDC, Nintendo revealed that The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was prototyped using the classic 2D, top-down style utilized by the 1986 original. Or was it?! Yes. No. Kind of.Hidemaro Fujibayashi, director for Breath of the Wild, told the audience that the team wanted to turn The Legend of Zelda from a "passive" experience into an "active" one - that meant building a world where the player could interact with objects more freely, and the objects would in turn react to the world. For example, players can push a boulder all the way to the final boss, Fujibayashi explained. It's also why grass can be set aflame, and trees can be chopped down.The fastest way to test these ideas and present them to the team was via the classic top-down engine. Only, plot twist, it was actually a 3D prototype running Breath of the Wild's simulations and engine. In this way, the team fused past and present designs to make a better Zelda game.Wait… Make… Zelda. … [Read more...] about This Breath of the Wild prototype looks like Super Zelda Maker … aaaand now I want Super Zelda Maker