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Facebook Plugs-into Oculus VR

Posted: March 26th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Facebook, Hardware, Technoid Computer News | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Facebook Plugs-into Oculus VR

Facebook Plugs-into Oculus VRFacebook has announced it’s buying virtual reality specialist Oculus for about $US2 billion in cash and shares.

The social media behemoth said it would build on Oculus’s technology, particularly its virtual reality headset aimed at gamers, and seek to develop the technology for other areas such as communications, education, and entertainment.

The deal will see Oculus shareholders receive $US400 million in cash plus 23.1 million Facebook shares in the deal. Facebook called hailed Oculus as the leader in immersive virtual reality technology, with a strong following among developers.

The company has already garnered more than 75,000 orders for the $350 Oculus Rift headset development kits :: Read the full article »»»»


GAME REVIEW: Battlefield 3 – Open Beta

Posted: October 22nd, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Gaming, Gordon Pettingel, Technoid Computer News, Technoid Game News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on GAME REVIEW: Battlefield 3 – Open Beta

The Release of Battlefield 3 is Upon Us, Yes Jets + Prone Are Back!

Battlefield 3Battlefield 3 is just around the corner, and for those of us who await the next new title – with drooling anticipation – this  latest instalment promises to be explosive military fun. Jets are back and a full range of vehicles, prone makes a return and 64 player makes a return for PC, bring on the chaos. For those unfamiliar with this game here’s a taste.

Are you the sniper? he watches the the parachute float down and lines up that shot! Play a range of solder classes from sniper to medic. Battlefield has single player and multi-player game modes I will focus on multi player in this review for a couple of reasons; single-player is not out until release (I’ll review it again on release) This was a beta test, single player is not often seen in beta releases.

Game companies use beta’s to stress test servers, where more than one person is connecting together to play on the same game, and receive feedback back from the player community :: Read the full article »»»»