New methods for realistic surface rendering in computer games
Overturning cars, flying missiles, and airplanes speeding across the screen – on modern computers, 3D objects can be calculated in a flash. However, many surfaces still look unnatural. Whether it is skin, ...
LinkedIn looks to build on its impressive resume
LinkedIn and Facebook will celebrate the anniversaries of their IPOs just a few days apart this week. But their experiences as publicly traded companies couldn't be more different.
'Minecraft' could boost Microsoft's mobile reach (Update)
Microsoft's decision to spend $2.5 billion for the creator of the hit game "Minecraft" could help the Xbox maker grab attention on mobile phones, a new priority for the company.
Sony plans slimmer PlayStation 3 before year end
Sony Corp. is introducing a smaller, slimmer and lighter version of its PlayStation 3 home console ahead of the year-end holidays as it gears up for growing competition in games from smartphones.
Report links Google, Yahoo to Internet piracy sites
Google Inc. and Yahoo Inc., two Internet companies that have long cultivated relationships in Hollywood, are nevertheless placing ads on sites that feature pirated movies, TV shows and music, a new report says.
Govt IDs more airwaves for commercial wireless
(AP) -- The federal government wants to alleviate data congestion on smartphones and other mobile devices by asking the Defense Department, NASA and other agencies to switch to new locations on the airwaves or share their ...
Tighter online controls in China point to wider clampdown
Working out of a Beijing office full of video game designers from around the world, Chinese-born Pin Wang and his startup Substantial Games should be the face of the innovative, forward-looking China that ...
Nintendo posts first annual loss
Japanese videogame giant Nintendo on Thursday posted its first annual loss since becoming a public company, blaming a soaring yen and price cuts on its consoles for sinking it $530 million into the red.
China's Giant Interactive to go private for $3 bn
New York-listed Chinese online game developer Giant Interactive said Monday it had agreed to be taken private by its parent, backed by a consortium which will fund the $3 billion purchase.
Russian war games play on former US aircraft carrier
Russian video game publisher 1C Company boarded a former US aircraft carrier to re-write the Cuban Missile Crisis that had super powers on the brink of nuclear war in 1962.
Atari US files for bankruptcy to break from parent (Update)
Video game maker Atari's U.S. operations have filed for bankruptcy protection in an effort to separate from their French parent company, which is filing a similar motion separately in France.
Sony to stop selling PlayStation Portable
Sony Corp. is pulling the plug on its hand-held PlayStation Portable video game machine after 10 years.
Sohu profit tumbles to $2 million, revenue up
Chinese portal Sohu.com Inc. said Monday its latest quarterly profit tumbled to $2 million due to higher expenses but revenue rose 29 percent, reflecting intense competition in China's Internet industry.
Microsoft sets Xbox launch for China (Update)
Microsoft said Wednesday it would launch the Xbox One in China in September, the first game console to be announced after Beijing lifted a ban on the devices.