The virtual-reality era officially begins on Monday. Facebook will start selling its $599 Rift, a VR headset it believes will change our lives — again.
In Destiny, the newest video game from the creators of the blockbuster Halo franchise, players take the role of a “guardian,” a being with other-worldly powers tasked with protecting the last human city.
“You are Earth’s last hope,” a voice says in a June trailer for the game. “If you fail, everything you know — everything humans have ever known — will be gone forever.”
Add in the benefits, the perks, and the transportation tech workers get for free, and the value of their salaries jumps up to 20 percent.
Two of the hottest game makers from opposite sides of the globe are teaming up.
More than a decade ago, the Sony Corp. executive credited as the “Father of the PlayStation” predicted that one day videogames wouldn’t require a console, because the hardware would eventually “melt” into a network that linked players together. All they would need, Ken Kutaragi said, is a display and a controller.
Samsung Electronics Co. is succeeding where other technology companies have tried and failed: closing the coolness gap with Apple Inc.
Bay Area hardware startups are accelerating plans to sell their products overseas, seeking new opportunities for growth after seeing unexpectedly strong international demand.