The Justice Department said on Tuesday that it would finally (finally) start an investigation into how big-tech got so damned big – and whether it’s too big for its own britches. About time. Many pundits argue that scale is a necessity for dollar- and data-rich tech giants like Facebook, Google, Amazon, and Apple — enormous businesses that truly put the … [Read more...] about Enough is enough: It’s time to break up big tech
Monopoly for nintendo switch
Over the next two months, two major virtual reality headsets will be released: the Oculus Quest on May 21st and the Valve Index in June. They’ll be joining a market that’s relatively young but fairly crowded. Some half-dozen big companies have made major plays for VR, and countless smaller ones have also launched or announced headsets. But these products cater to … [Read more...] about It’s 2019 — which VR headsets can you actually buy?
Competition is important. Not only does it drive innovation, it also helps keep consumer costs down, as competitors seek to undercut each other. Or at least, that's how it's supposed to work. In practice, things don't always turn out that way. Windows is by far the operating system of choice for desktop PC gaming, and Steam has long been the preferred distributor of PC games. … [Read more...] about Epic Games Store is causing headaches for developers and gamers
This week, the competition between Steam and Epic's new online storefront heats up the frozen tundras of post-apocalyptic Russia, while zombie games hit their stride (for the third or fourth time), and the rumor mill is gearing up for a second version of the Switch hardware, right on schedule. Let's get to it. Jeez, Resident Evil 2 Did Well, Huh? Last week, the remake of … [Read more...] about ‘Resident Evil 2’ Zombie-Hunts Its Way to Massive Success
Christmas is finally here, so it’s time to tentatively look at your bank balance and prepare for some good old fashioned gift giving. However, if there’s a gamer or Nintendo fan in your life, it’s not always clear which items are worth a purchase. Well, wonder no more, because we’ve gathered together 10 of the best gift ideas all based around that … [Read more...] about Best Christmas gifts for Nintendo lovers