Trawling the news today I discovered an interesting story detailing how video games can now be played without a games console. OnLive, a video game service hosted via the cloud, are to bring one hundred and fifty games to the UK when it launches the service – but what will this mean for us?
By Dale.LovellGuest Blogger
at 2:06PM, 2 years ago |
It seems that technology has proven itself to be useful once again as gamers succeed where scientists failed, solving in just a matter of weeks, a problem that troubled scientists for more than a decade.
The gamers were called in after scientists were unable to determine the
structure of a retrovirus enzyme. The enzyme belongs to a class known as
retroviral proteases and has a vital role in the development and
maturing of the AIDS virus.
When Scientists automated methods
failed to generate a result, Dr. Firas Khatib, a researcher at the
University of Washington's Department of Biology, explained that they
decided "to see if human intuition could succeed".
By SavooStaffGuest Blogger
at 9:13PM, 2 years ago |
As you likely have heard, what with it being all over the news, the Microsoft's new Kinect motion controller was released earlier this week. However, before you go rushing out to buy one, you probably want to ensure that it's worth the investment. £130 is a rather large investment for an accessory for your gaming console, after all. I mean, with that much money, you could purchase a new clothes dryer from Asda. So, with options like those on the table, how do you choose where to spend your money? That's where Savoo comes in.
at 11:45AM, 3 years ago |
As Savoo's resident tech blogger, I spent much of the morning trying to decide whether I wanted to discuss the Queen recently joining Facebook, or last night's launch of Call of Duty Black Ops. I ultimately decided to go with Call of Duty for several reasons.
1. Her Majesty won't be my friend.
2. She won't let me poke her.
That said, the launch of Call of Duty has some rather large expectations to live up to. Its predecessor, Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 is the all-time record holder for the most successful entertainment launch, earning over £242.4m in its first day of sales and outpacing everything from films to books to music albums.
If you, for whatever reason, never took the advice we dispensed several months ago about getting Steam, you may have just missed out on one of the best gaming sales of the year. As we noted, Valve, the company behind the Steam platform, is notorious for offering its customers unbeatable discounts almost year round, in addition to providing them with top quality games. However, around the holidays, Valve tends to go overboard with its deals, and this year was no exception.
at 11:45AM, 3 years ago |
Technology and Gaming
As we noted in our previous post, being a gamer can be hard on the wallet. With new releases often priced somewhere in the neighbourhood of £35 and £40, every new title is a considerable investment. That said, however, it's still entirely possible to find ways to waste your time playing games (let's be honest, gaming isn't exactly an activity you'd call productive) without breaking the bank. Here are a few more of our favourites:
at 3:59PM, 4 years ago |