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Michael Abrash leaves Valve for Oculus VR

Following Valve virtual-reality engineer Atman Binstock's departure to work for Oculus VR, another Valve employee, Michael Abrash, has made the jump. He joins the company as its chief scientist. Abrash wrote a blog post about the 20 years o...   read

 
 
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Frog Fractions 2

Frog Fractions 2 adds $2B stretch goal to buy Oculus VR back from Facebook

The big news of the week was Facebook's surprising purchase of Oculus VR, the company behind the crowdfunded virtual reality headset Oculus Rift. Naturally, the denizens of the Internet (over)reacted unfavorably, and Minecraft developer Mar...   read

 
 
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Devil's Third

Devil's Third gets a new logo, more info coming 'this year'

It feels like Devil's Third, action veteran Tomonobu Itagaki's latest venture, was announced forever ago. That's probably because it was, and after all these years, we haven't gotten much info at all on what the game is actually about. But ...   read

 
 
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Oculus RIFT

Oculus post Facebook acquisition: 'We promise we won't change'

You know who else promised they wouldn't change, Oculus? My third husband. But two years after a trip to Nepal and he's thirty pounds heavier, balding, and a born again Christian. That's not what I signed up for. No matter your intentions, ...   read

 
 
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Oculus Rift version of Minecraft canceled because of Facebook acquisition

Markus "Notch" Persson has canceled the Oculus Rift version of Minecraft due to the just announced acquisition deal of the VR company by Facebook. Why? Because as Notch stated, "Facebook creeps me out." Hey, it's his company. He can do what...   read

 
 
Facebook buys Oculus VR
Facebook announced today it has reached an agreement to acquire virtual-reality headset maker Oculus VR, Inc. for approximately $2 billion -- spread across $400 million in cash and 23.1 million shares of Facebook common stock...   read

 
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Candy

King files to abandon its ridiculous 'Candy' trademark

I'm as tired of hearing about Candy Crush Saga developer King's trademarking of the word "Candy" as the rest of you, but this is the update many of us have been awaiting: King has filed for express abandonment of the over-reaching trademark...   read

 
 


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Candy Crush Saga

CandySwipe developer writes sad open letter to King

CandySwipe, a match-three mobile game based around confectioneries, looks a lot like Candy Crush Saga. The premise, assets, and name are all wildly similar. That's not much of a surprise though; the mobile market is full of similar examples...   read

 
 
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'Candy' trademarked

King Candy: Candy Crush dev trademarks word 'candy'

Candy Crush developer King has trademarked the word "Candy." Snicker all you want, it happened. King filed the trademark for "Candy" as it relates to games (and clothing!) almost a year ago and, as Gamezebo has found, the trademark was succ...   read

 
 
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Evil Genius

Evil Genius is back on Facebook of all places

I love me some Evil Genius. Enough that I'm willing to try Evil Genius Online, which is Rebellion's free-to-play approximation of the classic base-building game. It's playable now in open beta on Facebook and while it's got the usual baggag...   read

 
 
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inFamous: Second Son
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Check out the new inFamous screens with neon powers!

We're seeing a ton of inFamous: Second Son media lately. After the release of the recent trailer, the floodgates have opened, so to speak. And now, the Facebook page for the game has released a set pictures showing off the new neon powers a...   read

 
 
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Microsoft shows off Xbox One's recording and sharing

Major Nelson, the poster child for the Xbox, posted a video showing how the recording function will work on the Xbox One. In it, Kyle Lampe uses his voice to command the Xbox One to record gameplay, edit the clip, and upload it to SkyDrive...   read

 
 
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Candy Crush Saga

Sweet stat: Candy Crush Saga's been installed 500M times

Have you heard about this tiny, up-and-coming indie game called Candy Crush Saga? If you haven't, welcome to the Internet, and I'm flattered that this is the first thing you chose to read. If you have, don't feel special; it looks like ever...   read

 
 
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Sega lets you pick which Transformers Arcade stage to see

Earlier this year, Sega was caught quietly testing a new Transformers arcade game in China. The robo-cat is out of the bag now, so they're asking fans on Facebook to vote on which bit of gameplay they'll show first.  Oh, and it's a lig...   read

 
 
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Facebook is now a mobile game publisher too

Facebook has announced a new mobile gaming publishing program. They're looking for small and medium-sized developers in order to "take their mobile games global." So far Facebook has ten developers on board, though TechCrunch is reporting t...   read

 
 
Playable Zelda petition
Nintendo is being asked by fans to make Zelda, the eponymous princess of the Legend of Zelda series, a stronger and more influential character. Responding to Eiji Aonuma, who said he'd consider a playable Zelda if fans reques...   read

 
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Zynga

Zynga shutting down Draw Something developer OMGPOP

It came out this week that social gaming giant Zynga had laid off 520 employees (approximately 18 percent of its global workforce), which ended up meaning full office closures in some cases. Joining the shutdowns in New York, Dallas, and Lo...   read

 
 
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eBay Germany <3 Wii U

eBay Germany supports Wii U's lack of restrictions

Whoever manages eBay Germany's Facebook page must be a huge Nintendo fan -- or at least is a master at capitalizing on current gamer worries and frustrations. It's apparent that Xbox One is charting a dark path, and the jury's still out on ...   read

 
 
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OZombie

Zombies in Oz?! American McGee reveals more on OZombie

From the creative and somewhat disturbing mind of American McGee comes the reveal for his latest title; a twisted take on the classic tale of Dorothy in OZombie. Since the beginning of May, the OZombie Facebook group has been alight with al...   read

 
 
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Mega Man reboot?

People actually like the Maverick Hunter reboot concept

Some time ago, we learned off a rather odd project from Capcom -- a gritty Mega Man X FPS idea that never saw the light of day. Yep, Keiji Inafune gave ex-Retro Studios alumni the idea to re-imagine Mega Man similar to Metroid Prime, but th...   read

 
 
PvZ Adventures review
The Plants vs. Zombies IP is a particularly interesting case. After creating one of the biggest casual hits of all time in 2009, Popcap kind of just sat on the property, keeping quiet about future plans despite its popularity...   read
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Plants vs. Zombies
Well, Plants vs. Zombies Adventures certainly came out of nowhere. Many people feared it was actually the rumored Plants vs. Zombies 2, but alas, this is a completely separate project held entirely within Facebook. I can't ta...   read
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Warren Spector 'so tired of stuff' like Wolfenstein

Wolfenstein: The New Order was announced only this morning, but game creator Warren Spector has selected it as the ambassador of all he hates in the industry. Questioning the need for its existence, Spector has expressed dismay at yet anoth...   read

 
 
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Next Xbox

Molyneux: Next Xbox needs to focus on games first

Former Microsoft Games Studio director and current mobile developer, Peter Molyneux, is anxious to learn more about Microsoft's next Xbox, set to be unveiled on May 21. However, he fears that Microsoft might be playing up the "media hub" ca...   read

 
 
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Game of Thrones Ascent

Game of Thrones Ascent is now on Kongregate

There have been a handful of Facebook games that have caught my eye over the past several years that stand out from the masses of FarmVille clones and wannabes. Game of Thrones Ascent is one of them. Now, you can play on Kongregate if ...   read

 
 
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