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Review: Wilson's Heart

Look, I've played a lot of crap in VR. In fact, I've played mostly crap in VR. The store is a wasteland of half-fulfilled ideas and tech demos being sold for at least $19.99. Players will clamor "Oh, this game isn't so bad! You're being too...   read

 
 
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Palmer Luckey gave Trump $100,000 in the name of Chrono Trigger

Co-founder and former face of Oculus VR Palmer Luckey is still trying to make America great again. The millennial with an estimated $730 million net worth donated $100,000 to Donald Trump's celebratory inaugural committee, as reported by Mo...   read

 
 

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Facebook and Palmer Luckey are parting ways

Come April 1, Oculus VR co-founder Palmer Luckey will no longer be a part of the business he helped create. Parent company Facebook has confirmed that this is Luckey's last week at both Facebook and Oculus. The story was broke by UploadVR, ...   read

 
 
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Contra enters the real world on its 30th anniversary

Contra (or Probotector, depending on what part of the world you hail from) was one of the Nintendo Entertainment System's most iconic games, one that strongly resonates with people who grew up with it even today. The series just celebr...   read

 
 
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This year's DICE Summit will feature a game dev Quake tournament

The DICE Summit is an annual get-together for game developers to discuss ideas for new games and emerging technology within the industry. While it doesn't hold much for the mainstream gaming public, it looks like the executives in charge of...   read

 
 
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Atlas and P-body from Portal 2 get the Figma treatment

Portal 2 had a great single-player mode, but the most fun I had with the title was playing through the devious puzzles in the cooperative two-player section. Instead of controlling a human, your Portal gun in this mode was carried by o...   read

 
 
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Take a look at some of the best costumes from BlizzCon

Say what you like about Blizzard, but their fans are some of the most passionate gamers I've ever seen, particularly those who really get into cosplay. Last weekend was Blizzard's annual BlizzCon convention, and among other championships, t...   read

 
 
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Palmer Luckey did not start with nothing

There are two Palmer Luckeys. I went back to read profiles of the now-24-year-old $700 millionaire who founded Oculus and became otherwordly-wealthy after reneging on keeping his company independent when Facebook came knocking with $2 billi...   read

 
 
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Facebook launching gaming platform

It seems Facebook is looking to branch out from just FarmVille and various other microtransaction-laden games. According to a post on the Facebook developers blog, the social media giant will be teaming up with Unity to create a PC-bas...   read

 
 
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Mega Man Legends fan community releases documentary video to commemorate game's cancellation

Facebook group 100,000 Strong for Bringing Back Mega Man Legends 3 has released a video documentary detailing the long, sordid history of the game's announcement, development, and cancellation. It's been just a little longer than five ...   read

 
 


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United States senator grills Oculus on privacy concerns

Being expensive as hell and manufacturing delays aren't the only things giving people pause about virtual reality and the Oculus Rift. What if the sweaty, sensory deprivation helmet is also stealing your secret Gin Rickey recipe and learnin...   read

 
 
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Gunmaker made a real-life NES Zapper handgun

A Texan gun manufacturer has been criticised for modifying a Glock handgun to look like a NES zapper (yup, that plastic gun thing we used to shoot virtual ducks and clay pigeons back in the day). Precision Syndicate insists the gun - which ...   read

 
 
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Free EVE: Valkyrie

Oculus Rift pre-orders come bundled with one of the best VR games

If you want to sell VR, you need the ardent early adopters to show it off and the people they show it off to to be impressed. To that end, it helps to have some dang good software support, so it makes sense that EVE: Valkyrie will be includ...   read

 
 
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Oculus Rift will be 'at least $300'

Forget possible implementation and motion sickness: the hill to climb for VR acceptance is paying hundreds of dollars for a goofy ass pair of goggles. It's not like smart phones, where increased functionality was mapped on to a necessary de...   read

 
 
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Oculus Rift probably won't be on your face this year

It's a busy time for virtual reality at the moment: the HTC Vive gearing up for an end-of-year release, and Project Morpheus should be ready to go at the start of 2016. Surely this means the ancient Titan that is the Oculus Rift must slowly...   read

 
 
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Facebook games shut down in South Korea

Last week, South Korea's ratings authority pulled the plug on Facebook games in the country, effectively disabling everything from Candy Crush Saga to FarmVille until they receive an official GRAC rating. The move reportedly comes as a resp...   read

 
 
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Facebook has now finalized the acquisition of Oculus VR

It's been months since Facebook announced the proposed acquisition of Oculus VR for approximately $2 billion, but that deal was just finalized today. In a joint statement released to the media, the two sides simply said "We’re lo...   read

 
 
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Grift: Oculus cancels Rift pre-orders for people trying to sell them

The second version of the Oculus Rift is shipping, albeit not quick enough to meet demand. Over 45,000 have been pre-ordered. Only 10,000 of those are expected to ship this month. Meanwhile, enterprising capitalists who got an early pre-ord...   read

 
 
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The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky SC 'delayed a bit'

The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky SC gets delay news in the form of a Facebook response to a fan. When asked about the release date, XSEED responded:  Nobody wants that game released ASAP more than us, but afraid it's a bit dela...   read

 
 
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Looks like Samsung wants to get into the VR headset space

Engadget is reporting that Samsung is getting into the virtual reality headset business. The VR headset is being developed by Samsung's mobile division, and it's set to be announced sometime this year. Apparently there's some urgency to get...   read

 
 
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Oculus wants a billion people in the largest MMO ever

Roughly 1.3 billion people use Facebook, and Oculus strives to eventually put the vast majority of those users in virtual reality. Oculus VR's CEO Brendan Iribe recently described the company's lofty vision for "the largest MMO ever made." ...   read

 
 
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The Last of Us concept artist teases something with artwork

Marek Okon worked as a concept artist on The Last of Us. He posted a piece of art on his Facebook account with the text "let me tease you something... Its coming." To me, this looks like Ellie from The Last of Us. But this could be anything...   read

 
 
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ZeniMax seeking compensation over the Oculus Rift

id Software parent company ZeniMax Media has sent a "formal notice of its legal rights" to Oculus VR and Facebook over intellectual property worked on by chief technology officer John Carmack while he was still at id that ZeniMax claims con...   read

 
 
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King settles The Banner Saga and CandySwipe trademark disputes

Oh hey good news! King stopped being idiots and settled the trademark disputes they had over the word "saga" and "candy" with a couple of small studios. Stoic Studios, developers of The Banner Saga, released a statement last month saying th...   read

 
 
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Star Citizen's Chris Roberts responds to Oculus buyout

Facebook's acquisition of the Oculus Rift company was a shock to say the least, and whilst industry figures have expressed cautious optimism over the buyout, there's still a sense of unease as to what the social media giant has planned for ...   read

 
 


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