Not to be outdone by Oculus and the HTC Vive, Microsoft devoted a large portion of its press conference to a demonstration of how their own HoloLens technology will work with Minecraft. The HoloLens is Microsoft’s entry into head-mounted gear, though instead of creating fully immersive virtual reality, HoloLens presents players with something different: augmented reality, or AR. Basically, it means you can see and interact with holograms that are overlaid on the real world.
At the Microsoft press conference at this week’s Electronic Entertainment Expo, Xbox has announced some exciting new equipment and an unexpected partnership. Read More
If you have a kid who likes League of Legends, DOTA 2, or other MOBAs (multiplayer online battle arena games), then pay attention to Gigantic. This upcoming game by Motiga combines shooting guns with fantasy-style attacks to create hectic, exciting group battles. Its defining gameplay feature is the guardian, a giant boss-like creature that moves and fights alongside you. Read More
During the Microsoft press conference at E3, Electronic Arts announced the next installment in its very popular Plants vs. Zombies franchise. Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 will continue with the same wacky gameplay of its predecessor, Garden Warfare. That game is a third-person shooter where the players can choose to play as either a plant or zombie and then as different characters within each class. The trailer for Garden Warfare 2 shows new types of plants and zombies, including some that have been introduced in Plants vs. Zombies 2: It’s About Time on mobile devices. Read More
Microsoft announced today that the Xbox One will now have backward compatibility, allowing you to play Xbox 360 games on your Xbox One. One hundred titles will be made available initially, with more to follow. Users who are part of Xbox One Preview will have access to the games starting today. The old 360 games can be played digitally, but using a physical disc will work as well. Read More