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March 1, 2017 9:03 PM Facebook's Oculus trims price of virtual reality set by $200

SAN FRANCISCO Facebook Inc's virtual reality unit Oculus has cut $200 from the all-in price of its flagship hardware set, in a bid to expand the system's base of video game players, the company said on Wednesday. The virtual reality headset Rift and the motion controllers Touch will together retail for $598, Jason Rubin, Oculus' vice president of content 54

March 1, 2017 2:40 PM Nintendo Switch Review: Elegant (but Unready) Balance of Portable and Home Gaming

Games including ‘1-2 Switch’ and ‘Zelda’ are a blast, but without more titles and online services, Switch feels like a beta test I’ve always wanted a videogame console that lets me play beautiful games on a big-screen TV, then take those same games on the go. Nintendo Co.’s latest console, the Switch, is in many ways the realization of that dream 55

March 1, 2017 2:03 PM Review: The Switch Is the Nintendo System We've Been Waiting For

The most important thing to know about Nintendo Switch is, drum roll please, that there's surprisingly little to know at this point. It is on one level simply what it claims to be: a respectably powerful $299 TV games console you can buy on March 3 that also transforms into a handheld gaming powerhouse. Not literally. There are no bending limbs or hidden 67

February 27, 2017 10:33 AM Samsung Releases Official Galaxy Tab S3 Hands-On Videos

Samsung had introduced their Galaxy Tab S3 tablet yesterday during the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, and the company has just released their official hands-on content for this tablet. The Galaxy Tab S3 is Samsung’s most powerful tablet to date, it’s a direct successor to the Galaxy Tab S2, and it comes with an S Pen stylus. That being said, the company 74

February 27, 2017 12:35 AM G6, G5 and 5G: Everything we saw at Mobile World Congress press day

A host of new phones from LG, Huawei and Lenovo, plus two new Samsung tablets were just some of the new gear on display. The show floor for Mobile World Congress, the world's biggest showcase for wireless technology and mobile devices, doesn't officially open until Monday. But like all good trade shows, "day zero" is press conference day. The elephant 131

February 23, 2017 7:05 PM Obamacare 101: Are health insurance marketplaces in a death spiral?

It’s been a rocky few months for the health insurance marketplaces created by the Affordable Care Act. Even if you’re not one of the roughly 11 million Americans who rely on these online exchanges to get your health insurance, you’ve probably seen the headlines about rising premiums and insurance companies pulling out of the system. Last week, national 52

February 22, 2017 2:06 AM Xbox Boss Asks Fans to Celebrate “Good” Games Like Horizon Zero Dawn

February 21, 2017 Written by Zarmena Khan Since the release of Horizon Zero Dawn‘s reviews, there has been a lot of conversation about the current lineup of exclusives for both, the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Some fans took to Twitter to press Xbox boss Phil Spencer on the topic following the lifting of Horizon Zero Dawn‘s review embargo, which comes 74

February 15, 2017 2:21 PM ‘Clash of Clans’ Maker Posts Revenue Fall Amid Pokémon Competition

Supercell’s challenges echo those of rivals like ‘Angry Birds’ maker Rovio “Clash of Clans” maker Supercell Oy’s growth has stalled amid fierce competition in the mobile gaming industry, after years of rampant expansion that made it one of Europe’s most valuable startups. The Finnish company on Wednesday said revenue in 2016 was slightly down at €2.1 billion 67

February 9, 2017 9:41 PM Activision sales top Street; Co hikes dividend, sets $1 billion buyback

Videogame publisher Activision Blizzard Inc reported fourth-quarter revenue above analysts' estimates, raised its dividend and announced a two-year $1 billion stock repurchase plan. The company's shares were up 9.5 percent at $43.50 in extended trading on Thursday. Activision's total adjusted revenue rose to $2.45 billion in the fourth quarter ended 53

February 7, 2017 1:59 AM Super Bowl sets gambling record at Nevada sports books

Tom Brady and the New England Patriots were not the only ones breaking records at Sunday's Super Bowl as gamblers in Nevada set a new mark for betting on the NFL's championship game. The $138.5 million that was bet in Nevada's 196 sports books easily surpassed the previous high of $132.5 million for last year's Super Bowl, according to unaudited figures 55