gdc News of 12/13/19
On The Ground With TechCrunch At GDC 2019
The Game Developers Conference was held last week in San Francisco and we wanted to get together to discuss what we saw at the show for Extra Crunch members. VR, gaming engines, Unity, Unreal and Epic were just some of the topics we touched upon. ...
Talk About The Big News From GDC With TechCrunch Writers
The Game Developers Conference concludes today in San Francisco but that doesn’t mean our coverage is over. TechCrunch writer Lucas Matney and Extra Crunch contributor Eric Peckham were at the Moscone Center and got a first-hand glimpse into ...
Could Walmart Be The Next Big Company To Launch A Game Streaming Service?
Google stole this spotlight at this year’s GDC with the launch of Stadia . What the game streaming service lacked in specifics, it more than made up for in buzz. The software giant certainly isn’t the only one eying the space, however. A new ...
What Latency Feels Like On Google’S Stadia Cloud Gaming Platform
After peppering Google employees with questions regarding Stadia’s latency, pricing and supported devices to mostly no avail, I got my hands on one of their new controllers and pressed play on the Doom 2016 gameplay they were showing off on a ...
The Oculus Rift S Is Real And Arrives In Spring For $399
After years of high-profile onstage announcements, Oculus has decided to quietly deliver the successor to its flagship Rift virtual reality headset, confirming most bits of our October report with the release of the new Oculus Rift S. As we first ...
The 9 Biggest Questions About Google’S Stadia Game Streaming Service
Google’s Stadia is an impressive piece of engineering to be sure: Delivering high definition, high framerate, low latency video to devices like tablets and phones is an accomplishment in itself. But the game streaming services faces serious ...
Google Scores A Custom AMD GPU To Power Its Stadia Cloud Gaming Hardware
Google’s new Stadia game streaming service may be great for people who don’t own a powerful PC or console, but those games have to run somewhere — specifically, in a Google datacenter. And the hardware they run on will be largely ...
Google’S Stadia Game-Streaming Platform Kills Downloads And Lets You Play Anywhere
Onstage at GDC, Google CEO Sundar Pichai announced the company’s latest big initiative, taking on the entire gaming industry with a live-streaming service called Stadia that will be launching this year. The service will let gamers leave ...
Watch Google Unveil Its Mysterious Gaming Project Live Right Here
Google is holding a press event at the Game Developers Conference today in San Francisco. The conference starts at 10 AM Pacific Time, 1 PM Eastern Time, 5 PM in London and 6 PM in Paris . While many game companies rely on Google Cloud ...
Unity Adds Preview Support For Nvidia’S Ray Tracing Tech To Push Gaming Realism
Ray tracing has been a major topic of conversation at both GDC and GTC so it seems fitting that that the overlapping conventions would both kick off with an announcement that touches both industries. Today at GTC, Nvidia announced that it has ...