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What lag looks like in reality with Oculus Rift

This experiment is a huge relief. It turns out that we're not "clumsy" – we have real-life lag. Four people strapped on an Oculus Rift headset that displayed the immediate outside world at a delay, imitating the effects of shoddy internet speeds (if the real world ran on an ethernet...

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Netflix to pay Comcast for better connection and speed [Update]

Pretty much every contemporary gaming machine - be it a tablet, smartphone, console, handheld or PC - has the ability to connect to the internet for streaming media content. If you're using such a device to watch Netflix on a Comcast network, your speed and stability should see a bump in the near...

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The Internet has spoken, Goat Simulator now available for pre-order

As we mentioned last week, the Internet loves few things more than fuzzy creatures and wanton destruction, so it comes as little surprise to learn that Goat Simulator has received enough online affection to transform the Global Game Jam entry into a full-fledged game. "OKAY INTERNET YOU WIN,...

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Rockstar still tending to GTA Online connectivity issues

When Grand Theft Auto Online made its debut yesterday, the game was immediately overshadowed by myriad technical issues which prevented (and in some cases, still prevent) players from connecting to the game. Rockstar has heard the pleas of its fans and assures players that the development team...

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Sony: Gaikai may deliver PlayStation content to other devices

Shuhei Yoshida, president of Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios, sees the Gaikai streaming service as key to his goal of transforming PlayStation from a hardware platform to "something closer to a service." Sony acquired Gaikai in June of 2012 from former Shiny Entertainment head and...

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Xbox One requires online connection every 24 hours, at least

The Xbox One needs to connect to the internet at least once every 24 hours, or its ability to play games is shut down, a post on Xbox Wire says. This is for a player logged into his own console – if a player logs into his account on a separate console at a friend's house, for example, the...

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Microsoft: Xbox One isn't always online, but requires internet connection

Xbox One, Microsoft's next-gen console, does not require users to be constantly connected to the internet, but it does require an internet connection, a Q&A post on Xbox Wire said. The post itself has since been removed. The answer said the Xbox One "does not have to be always connected, but...

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Yoshida: Sony did not consider an always-on PS4

The PS4 won't require an "always-on" internet connection, and it was never going to need one, Sony President of Worldwide Studios Shuhei Yoshida told Game Informer (via Gamespot). "Did we consider it? No, we didn't consider it," Yoshida said. "The main reason being that many countries don't have...

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PS4 doesn't require an always-on internet connection

The PlayStation 4 does not need to be constantly connected to the internet, president of Sony Worldwide Studios Shuhei Yoshida told Eurogamer following Sony's conference yesterday. The PS4's internet settings are fully customizable, whether someone is concerned about data limits or simply wants to...

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NPD counts 39M game consoles in US homes going into 2013

The NPD's latest report says there are 400 million Internet-connected devices in American homes these days, 39 million of which are video game consoles. The majority of connected devices (about 184 million) are still plain ol' desktop and laptop computers, and smartphones are in second place with...

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