Meet the Mercedes-Benz AMG Vision Gran Turismo -- a car that's unlikely to ever feel the road beneath its rubber. Like the name suggests, the car has been designed for one purpose: appearing in Polyphony Digital's PlayStation 3 exclusive, Gran Turismo 6.Although the concept car has been created for inclusion in a fictional product, Mercedes-Benz hasn't slouched on the design. Every step of the way, the manufacturer has gone out of its way to build a vehicle that could work in the real world. A 1:1 scale model of the car has even been built, debuting at the opening of the new Mercedes-Benz research and development center in California.
Sony squeezes $18 out of each PS4 sold, says research firm IHS, which means the company may not see a profit on the new console.
In a tear-down examination released to AllThingsD, IHS revealed that each console costs $381 to manufacture, which Sony then sells to the consumer for $399. That seems like a meager amount; however, it's a step up from the loss seen on each PS3.
A similar IHS analysis of the PlayStation 3 conducted in 2006 found that each console cost $805 to build and sold for $599. The cost of components gradually came down. But … Read more
Moga, a company that has been making Android game controllers since its inception, has finally jumped into the iOS 7 space.
The company on Tuesday announced the Moga Ace Power gamepad, a device made for iPods and iPhones running iOS 7. The gamepad, which will cost $100 when preorders are made available this week, is essentially two pieces -- one for a thumbstick and D-Pad and the other featuring another thumbstick and action buttons. Users simply slip their iOS 7-based device into the controller, lock the two sides around the screen, and they're on their way.
Moga claims that … Read more
The makers of the Ouya game console are trying to lure buyers with a special edition that costs more but doubles the storage.
Now available for preorder, the Ouya limited edition costs $129, up from the usual price of $100. For that extra $29, the storage capacity jumps to 16GB from 8GB. The new edition also is white, whereas the standard model comes in black.
The limited edition is available only in North America. Ouya promises that buyers will receive it in time for the holidays if ordered before December 8.
The Android-based Ouya comes as a small cube that … Read more
Behold, Internet mortal, the first episode of Adventures in Tech, CNET's new show that takes you on a visual safari, directly into the untamed jungle of your favourite tech topics.
Our premiere feature takes a look at Nintendo's late '80s icon: the magnificent Game Boy, which deployed smart hardware and one shape-spinning supergame to became the industry's most unlikely success story.
Hit play on the video above to dive inside the Game Boy's four-colour folklore, nab yourself some impress-your-pals knowledge, and have your nostalgia gland massaged by some of Nintendo's classic '90s adverts. Go on, … Read more
Once upon a time, a beautiful game called Glitch delved into the minds of ancient giants. It enthralled the small but passionate number of players who took the time to explore its deep, artistic stories.
Glitch was developed by Tiny Speck, a San Francisco startup led by Flickr co-founder Stewart Butterfield. At its peak, 150,000 players enjoyed the game, not least because its developers had invested immense amounts of time in its complex and imaginative art.
If early sales figures are a reliable barometer, Sony appears to have scored a hit with its new PlayStation 4.
The next-generation game console, which went on sale in North America on Friday, sold more than 1 million units in its first 24 hours on the market, Sony announced Sunday. The company did not say how many preorders contributed to that figure.
"Sales remain very strong in North America, and we expect continued enthusiasm as we launch the PlayStation 4 in Europe and Latin America on November 29," Andrew House, the CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment, said in … Read more
Sony's PlayStation 4 might have only hit store shelves hours ago, but it's already been torn apart to reveal its internal components.
The team over at iFixit on Friday published its teardown of Sony's "modern gaming machine," with "its feet firmly rooted in hardware land, and its head off in the cloud." The device received a score of 8 out of 10 for repairability thanks to its lack of adhesive and a "non-proprietary hard drive (that) is easy to access and replace." Sony's new console, however, did get dinged for … Read more
The video game industry had a strong October despite a drop in hardware revenue, new data from market research firm NPD revealed.
The US game industry generated $791.1 million in October, up 5 percent compared to the same period in 2012, according to NPD. Hardware sales were down 8 percent to $171.7 million as consumers eyed this month's launch of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Software sales boosted the industry, rising 12 percent year over year to $482.5 million.
For the sixth consecutive month, the Nintendo 3DS was the top-selling hardware in October with over … Read more
Sony launched its new PlayStation 4 at midnight Thursday to long lines of gamers around North America hoping to get their hands on the next-generation console.
Hundreds of PlayStation fans braved hours in chilly weather in a line outside the Standard High Line hotel in New York for a chance to pick up one (or more) of the new consoles and to score Sony giveaways. However, there were likely to be some disappointed fans as Sony planned to offer only 444 consoles on Thursday night.
The first buyer of a PS4 in North America was Brooklyn's Joey Chiu, who … Read more