Mar 102016
 
The MMO Times: Springing Forward!!!

Issue 141: Greetings again, gamers!!! As we prepare to spring forward (March 13th DST starts) we start to see launch dates and beta announcements. Btw, is the US the only country that does the whole “spring forward/fall back” nonsense for Daylight Savings Time?? In any event, as the Daystar remains in the sky longer for us, we may only retire to our hovels later in the day (it is good to get outside sometimes) and when we do, we have a plethora of games we can play. Obviously the big news is the launch day announcement for Overwatch so there are more details on that in [… Click to Continue …]

Mar 092016
 
Is Virtual Reality the Next Evolution in Gaming?

At the Consumer Electronics Show this year there was a rather predominate theme among some of the tech companies: Virtual Reality (VR). Microsoft’s Hololens, HTC’s Vive, the Oculus Rift are currently the big three in Virtual Reality. Gaming companies like Valve, are starting to experiment using VR in some of their titles (i.e. The Lab). Activision, Id, etc have their R&D departments burning the midnight oil to find the next big breakthrough in gaming. So that begs the question: is Virtual Reality the next evolution in gaming? I’ve had the unique opportunity to try out VR goggles, specifically the Oculus Rift and it’s not for these that are [… Click to Continue …]

Jul 292015
 
The MMO Times: Where Are You, Pepe??

Issue 124: The next big convention is nearly upon us, Gamescom 2015 in Cologne, Germany starts August 5th. Perhaps Pepe is hiding out in Germany and will be found at Gamescom! Or maybe Pepe has been hiding out in Windows 10 and those of us upgrading this week will finally see him! If you have no clue what I’m talking about, then clearly you either don’t play World of Warcraft or you haven’t been following along at home! Either way … Pepe will be mine because he’s the coolest pet since Pengu!! Anyway, in all seriousness we do have some pretty interesting headlines in this issue, mostly [… Click to Continue …]