Nvidia CEO describes strategic importance of cloud graphics

Nvidia chief executive Jen-Hsun Huang told analysts today just how important cloud graphics will be to the world. The company announced last week that its recently announced Kepler-based graphics chips are capable of cloud graphics. That means they can process graphics for multiple users in a data center and then dispatch the appropriate graphics as needed to the displays of distant remote users.

Take-Two CEO says product delays signal an “unwavering commitment to quality”

Take-Two Interactive didn’t hit its financial targets for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2012. But Strauss Zelnick, chief executive of the New York video game publisher, said that was because the company delayed several games so it could make sure they were done right. This “unwavering commitment to quality” is the right approach to maximizing shareholder value, Zelnick said.

Firaxis previews XCOM: Enemy Unknown details and launch date

Aliens are coming. Rather, XCOM: Enemy Unknown, a re-imagining of the acclaimed PC strategy title X-Com: UFO Defense, should be invading stores on Oct. 9, 2012. I had the opportunity to preview the game (which is also slated for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3) at a recent event that developer Firaxis hosted in Los Angeles. There, I learned how fans old and new can help protect the planet.

The Dark Knight is back in slapstick Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes

The Dark Knight is returning to the video game world, in block form, for Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes. This family friendly adventure from Developer Traveler’s Tales now features a ton of Justice League members (including Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Cyborg, and Aquaman) as they team up to fight a smorgasbord of super villains…which is typically how these superhero gang wars go.

Trion’s Defiance is one story told in an online game and SyFy TV show (hands-on preview)

Trion Worlds’ Defiance is one of the most ambitious transmedia projects, a story that stretches across multiple media, ever made. Debuting in April 2013, the online game world is being jointly developed in tandem with a science fiction TV show created by the SyFy entertainment network. We recently got a hands-on preview of the game where the creators described the depth of the story for the first time.