In 2007, Ken Levine and the team at Irrational Games brought us BioShock, heralded by many as one of the most defining games of this console generation. Levine and his team did not work on the sequel, BioShock 2, a sequel that, while decent, did not live up to his predecessor, due to the fact Levine was crafting the next big thing for the BioShock franchise: BioShock Infinite. Is BioShock Infinite a worthy successor to the Bioshock franchise? Does it succeed in ways that BioShock 2 did not? Read on to find out!
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Just published an update to Oni: Light Control which includes the much anticipated scheduling feature! Schedule your moods (or reset/on off actions) to activate in after a number of minutes, or specific times. You can also set a transition time and watch the colors slowly fade to the mood you set. The Philips Hue does not support recurring events, but to help with certain scenarios, you can assign scheduled task creations to an NFC tag. So for example, you can set a wake up task which turns your lights on at 7AM the next day. When you assign it to an NFC tag, it will create this task automatically for you (for the next day)when you place your phone near by.
The feedback we’ve gotten from many of you using the Oni: Light Control app has been incredible. We’ve been hard at work and have just published version 1.2 of the app which includes many of the features requested since the app was released.
We’re introducing the first of a series of apps, designed to enhance your lifestyle under the brand Oni . Oni: Light Control uses supported hardware, like the Philips Hue, to colorize the lights in your home with your Windows Phone. The coolest part is that you can use the phone’s built-in voice commands to activate the “Moods” you customize. View the teaser below.
We had the opportunity to meet with Palmer Luckey and the team at CES to discuss the latest changes to the Oculus Rift including its new in-house-developed sensor. After the eyes-on demonstration with the Rift, I can say this is perhaps the best VR headset I've ever experienced for gaming. And it's only getting better.
In one of hopefully many surprises we’ll see at CES, NVidia has announced a pure Android-based hand held gaming and media device. Fully featured with a 5-inch 720p multi-touch screen, HDMI out, Micro-SD slot, and Wi-Fi, the Shield appears to be quite an impressive clamshell device for portable gaming. It was demonstrated live on stage playing a number of graphically demanding games like Hawken, with support for Unreal Engine. The audio processor, said to be the “equivalent to a laptop with Beats Audio”, even changes the sound processing when you set the device on the table.
Harsh and atypical, Far Cry 3's Rook Island is completely overrun by zealous pirates out on a mission as protagonist Jason Brody fights though rabid wildlife and drug runners to save his friends from captivity. The PC game is one that doesn't follow the standard first-person shooter formula, ignoring carefully scripted set pieces, instead opting for getting all of the information out at once before throwing the player into the thick of disaster.
After 31 years in the industry, Mario has been a part of more historical events than most people read about in school textbooks. At some point, there comes to be a time when it seems impossible to put Mario into new situations, so it shouldn't be a surprise that the Wii U-exclusive title New Super Mario Bros. U is actually pretty far from new. In fact, it would perhaps be more appropriate to rename the game as More Super Mario Bros., if anything.
Upon first hearing about ZombiU, many players assumed it was simply a game designed for launching with the Wii U. However, this title is actually a reboot of Ubisoft’s first commercial game from 1986, Zombi. The exclusive launch title offers elements of survival horror with first-person gameplay.
Every few years, the gaming industry cries out for a new property that will engross them into a brand new world of fiction with compelling stories and gameplay. Thanks to the efforts of Arkane Studios under Bethesda Softworks, it looks like Dishonored for the Xbox 360, the PlayStation 3 and the PC is going to be that title that satisfies the need for immersive satisfaction.
There's no doubt that the Dead or Alive series has a pretty distinct style going for it, though one could argue it's been both a positive and a negative to its image and reputation. Not much changes for this Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 title in terms of its style, but Team Ninja does fix up the balance and tweaks a few key areas to bring players perhaps one of the best of the series since it began back in 1996.
They brought back Duke Nukem from the dead and released a successful new franichise in Borderlands built on action, humor and personality—developer Gearbox definitely has many talents up its sleeve, so it’s no surprise that the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC sequel to its original franchise offers all of this and so much more. Though Borderlands provided roughly 100 hours of solid gameplay, players were somewhat let down by the sudden ending and far too many deserts, so Gearbox knew it needed to step up the game with Borderlands 2.