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9:00 PM on 04.09.2014

Virtuix Omni virtual reality treadmill releasing this year for $499

The Oculus Rift has been getting a lot of press lately, after Oculus VR was purchased by Facebook. But that (or Project Morpheus, if you prefer) is only one piece of the virtual reality puzzle that will hopefully soon be cons...

Darren Nakamura



Borderlands 2 PS Vita bundle available May 6 photo
Borderlands 2 PS Vita bundle available May 6
by Conrad Zimmerman

Sony has announced a release date for the Borderlands 2 PlayStation Vita bundle today via PlayStation Blog. The bundle, which marks the first release of the handheld's slimmer hardware redesign in North America, will be available at retailers on May 6. Along with the Vita console, the bundle contains a copy of Borderlands 2 and an 8 GB PS Vita memory card, at a retail price of $199.99.

If you already have a Vita and just want the game, you'll have to wait a bit longer. Borderlands 2 for PS Vita will be available in stores and online May 13.

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Amazon announces its $99 set-top box Fire TV photo
Amazon announces its $99 set-top box Fire TV
by Jordan Devore

Amazon has finally announced its long-rumored media device and it's available for purchase as of today. The $99 Amazon Fire TV supports expected streaming services like Netflix, Hulu Plus, Prime Instant Video, and Pandora, but games also have a presence on the box which sports an Adreno 320 GPU, 2GB of memory, and a quad-core processor.

There a over a hundred games supported including Minecraft: Pocket Edition, Asphalt 8, and Amazon Game Studios' exclusive third-person shooter Sev Zero, with "thousands more coming soon." According to Amazon, many of these games are free and "the average price of paid games is just $1.85." Of course, that less-than-ideal gamepad is being sold separately for $39.99.

There are a few interesting gimmicks, but the one that sounds most intriguing to me is ASAP (Advanced Streaming and Prediction), a feature which predicts movies or television episodes you'll want to watch and prepares them for playback ahead of time to avoid buffering. I'm not really in the market for the Fire TV as a Roku owner -- and Amazon has a long way to go before it can pull me in with its gaming initiative -- but this looks like a nice little box. Maybe someday.

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8:00 PM on 03.26.2014

Watch Sony's full Project Morpheus presentation

Sony announced its take on modern-day virtual-reality gaming at the Game Developers Conference and that presentation is now viewable in full above. Consider this a little something extra (or should I say "a lot extra") to su...

Jordan Devore

4:30 PM on 03.25.2014

Nivida announces $2,999 GeForce GTX Titan Z

Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang announced the GeForce GTX Titan Z today at the company's GPU Technology Conference and, all right, there's no real getting around the card's sticker shock. 5,760 CUDA cores. 12GB GDDR5 VRAM. $2,999. ...

Jordan Devore

11:45 AM on 03.21.2014

Walmart has the Xbox One Titanfall bundle for $450

If you've been on the prowl for an Xbox One at the "right price," whatever that might be, you might've heard that Walmart has the Titanfall bundle for $450 right now. It's a deal worth considering -- especially if you were pl...

Jordan Devore

12:15 PM on 03.19.2014

Upcoming PS4 update will let you turn off HDCP

The next major update for PlayStation 4 will make a lot of users happy. It does away with the console's mandatory High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP), as promised, by introducing an option to simply turn it off. ...

Jordan Devore

2:30 PM on 03.14.2014

Valve shows off its redesigned Steam Controller

Yes, it's still weird-looking but the Steam Controller is coming along. Particularly when compared with its original, intimidating version which you can see side-by-side below. We knew a redesign was in the works, but this it...

Jordan Devore





12:30 PM on 03.14.2014

Amazon's controller isn't much of a looker

Blogger Dave Zatz has seemingly come across photos of the game controller for Amazon's long-rumored media streaming device by way of a Brazilian regulatory agency. The controller will reportedly ship separately, which has me ...

Jordan Devore

7:00 PM on 03.13.2014

That $99 Xbox 360 with a two-year contract promo has ended

In 2012, Microsoft rolled out a promotion in which people could pay $99 for an Xbox 360 (the basic 4GB model) with a Kinect -- if they signed up for a two-year Xbox Live Gold commitment of $14.99 per month. It's the sort of s...

Jordan Devore

6:00 AM on 03.13.2014

Ubisoft 'forced' Watch Dogs E3 reveal, minimum PC specs defined

"They forced us to go at E3 2012," Watch Dogs Creative Director Jonathan Morin said in an interview with Edge. "Yves [Guillemot, CEO of Ubisoft] was the one who wanted us to go at that E3, even though we felt it was a bit ear...

Steven Hansen

2:00 PM on 03.12.2014

Sony expected to reveal its virtual-reality headset next week

Sources familiar with Sony's virtual-reality headset believe the company will showcase the device next week during the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, reports Edge. A prototype is reportedly in the hands of some ...

Jordan Devore



Two new Razer laptops offer power and profile at a premium photo
Two new Razer laptops offer power and profile at a premium
by Steven Hansen

Every time I see a razor blade in person I have to pick it up. Those things are dangerous and shouldn't be left lying about. Kids could put them in their mouth or pigeons could weaponize them. Maybe mobsters will smuggle them into prisons to slice their garlic.

The same thing happens when I see a Razer Blade. I try to keep tech fetishization to a minimum, but seeing a sort of pretty, svelte laptop playing Sleeping Dogs at 3200 x 1800, I can't help but be a little bit impressed. I pick up the Blade just to make sure it isn't attached to the desk it's on with secret desk innards powering it. Nope, it's a for-real laptop, lighter and thinner than what I'm writing on now and I can barely run Portal

If you can trick your work into expensing $2,000+ laptops, you should get one of these new two.

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8:00 PM on 03.10.2014

Relive the N64 days with Did You Know Gaming

This episode of Did You Know Gaming covering various facts about the Nintendo 64 sure brings me back. Those terrible, amazing commercials are too much. From the failed Nintendo 64DD peripheral and its magneto-optical discs t...

Jordan Devore

8:00 AM on 03.10.2014

Microsoft breaks down every aspect of Twitch on Xbox One

Twitch integration is coming to Xbox One tomorrow, and you can watch pretty much every bit of it above in Microsoft's newest video. Basically all you need to do is sign up for an account on www.twitch.tv, then go to your set...

Chris Carter

3:45 PM on 03.06.2014

You can still get a Watch Dogs PS4 bundle (in Europe)

Watch Dogs finally has a new release date -- May 27. That trailer also seems to have a bit of new information unless I'd just forgotten it. Typically, the lead's wife is killed and that's the impetus for revenge. There's a G...

Steven Hansen