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Congrats on the Academy Award, SpeedTree

Do you ever take a moment to stop and admire the scenery? Too often are we focused on mindlessly pushing forward to the next objective to notice the little details. Foliage, man. Take it in. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences i...   read

 
 
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Nvidia's new grass tech demo is pretty neat

Okay, I mostly wanted to write this story because grass behavior is stereotypically one of the dullest things out there, right next to watching paint dry. But to be honest, the tech demo above is actually pretty cool. I can imagine a game ...   read

 
 
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Apple announces the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

Tim Cook called it the "biggest advancement in iPhone." We called it the worst of their long history of poorly kept secrets.  Two sizes: both the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus were announced this morning at Apple's press conference in...   read

 
 
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Samsung

Here's the more expensive version of Google Cardboard from Samsung

Samsung has announced that it will be showing its rumored virtual reality headset, codenamed "Project Moonlight," at its upcoming product event show in early September where it is widely expected to also announce the Galaxy Note 4. The head...   read

 
 
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Epic Games UK

Epic Games UK set up to work on Unreal Engine 4

Most of us won't recognize Pitbull Studio by name, but the company has worked with Epic Games in the past on Gears of War: Judgment and, most notably, Unreal Engine 4. Now, the two are further extending their partnership as Pitbull becomes ...   read

 
 
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CES expands to Asia with a new tradeshow in Shanghai

The Consumer Electronic Show is one of my favorite events. It was Destructoid's very first trade show, and we've been back every year we've been in business. While not necessarily a videogame trade show, it still brings us big gaming news. ...   read

 
 
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Microsoft layoffs cut 18,000 workers

Microsoft says that they're working to realign their workforce, with the first step being a large scale workforce reduction of up to 18,000 jobs. They say that the vast majority of the jobs that will be eliminated will happen in the next si...   read

 
 
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Samsung

Here's Samsung's bid at entering the VR market

A new leaked image of Samsung's entry into the VR headset arena is making its rounds on the internet today. Known as Gear VR, it's poised to implement software co-developed by Rift creator Oculus, with screens and additional hardware supple...   read

 
 
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Razer micro console powered by Android TV revealed at Google I/O

A new product, a Razer "micro-console" powered by Android TV, was shown as part of the keynote at Google I/O today. This is a device that will stream games and other content to televisions. Razer says that it will be priced to be affordable...   read

 
 
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Microsoft acquires cloud-computing company GreenButton

Microsoft has acquired a high-performance cloud-computing company named GreenButton today. The two companies have worked together in the past, with GreenButton also providing services to HP, Amazon, and others. But TechCrunch reports that M...   read

 
 
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ZeniMax vs. Oculus VR

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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Windows Start Menu slated to return in the near future

In a marked change of pace for typical Windows releases, Terry Myerson, head of Microsoft’s Windows and Xbox software division, demonstrated a prototype build of a hybridized Start Menu. Combining the classic function of the Start bu...   read

 
 
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Grush, the gaming toothbrush

I have this thing about breath. I'm not so concerned about those that just had coffee or ate roasted garlic. It's more about the people with the breath that lets you know that they just don't bother to brush. That breath. That breath that ...   read

 
 
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Sony VR hands-on

Sony's Project Morpheus: An impressive first showing

Sony choose GDC as its coming out party for its virtual reality platform, Project Morpheus. The goal was to build interest at a show where just about every developer in the industry is in attendance. And from the look of the lines at their ...   read

 
 
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Sony eye tracking tech

Sony's eye tracking technology will be a game changer

Imagine never having to use the right analog stick to move a game's camera or reticle. Instead, you'd use your eyeballs to aim or move the camera -- simply look at what you want to shoot at or move to.   This sounds like some dream for...   read

 
 
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Oculus on virtual reality competition: 'We're excited'

When we met with them yesterday morning, the people at Oculus VR were not surprised to hear my questioning on what they thought of the rumors of a potential Sony VR headset announcement at GDC. We spoke with them just hours before yesterday...   read

 
 
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Oculus Rift DK2 announced

Oculus Rift Dev Kit 2 pre-orders open today, priced at $350

As of this morning at 8 a.m. PST, pre-orders are open for the Oculus Rift development kit 2 (DK2). They're priced at $350, and will ship beginning in July of this year. Oculus tells Destructoid that the kits will be shipped on a first come,...   read

 
 
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Project Morpheus

The technical details of Sony's Project Morpheus virtual reality

After tonight's reveal, Sony spent some time at their GDC talk to discuss some details on the technical goals for their new VR headset, codenamed Project Morpheus.  Project Morpheus calls on Sony's electronics divisions to meet some of...   read

 
 
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Razer's new laptops

Two new Razer laptops offer power and profile at a premium

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 t...   read

 
 
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Oculus VR

Carmack couldn't work on VR at id Software, so he left

As much as I want John Carmack to do good work at Oculus VR, it was sad to see him depart from id Software. In an interview with USA Today, he elaborated on why he chose to leave instead of working at multiple companies simultaneously (beca...   read

 
 
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Neat idea: A headset that can help stop gamer rage

I don't know anyone who hasn't at one point in the life or another gotten upset at a videogame, whether that be due to bad design, an inability to play well enough, or something else entirely. Sam Matson has a novel solution for so-called g...   read

 
 
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Fancy new RTS engine

This engine could mean massive new strategy games

Leveraging AMD's Mantle technology, Oxide Games has come up with a new game engine intended for real-time strategy titles on PC and consoles called Nitrous that can handle up to 5,000 AI- or physics-driven objects (like laser beams) on-scre...   read

 
 
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GameFace VR

Oculus Rift has some competition: meet GameFace

Back in 2012 we first heard about the vision of Oculus Rift: to make virtual reality a relevant conversation again by bringing the technology up to today's standards, with low-latency head tracking for optimal immersion. Since then, it has ...   read

 
 
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ViviTouch: The future of feedback

You know how controller rumble works right now, don't you? In most controllers you'll find a couple of motors that spin weights. These spin up when you're supposed to feel the rumble effect, and then begin spinning down when the effect is s...   read

 
 
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Oculus Rift

Oculus Rift makes a huge leap with Crystal Cove prototype

We've been following Oculus Rift since its very beginnings. We were honored to be one of the first to play with one of the earliest prototypes, demonstrated by none other than John Carmack himself. Last year's CES was Oculus' big debut...   read

 
 
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