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UPDATED: Oculus headset may get Facebook rebrand, price cut
— 9:49 AM on March 26, 2014

More juicy news fodder is floating to the surface after yesterday's announcement that Facebook plans to buy Oculus VR. In a story about...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays Gaming

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Facebook to acquire Oculus VR for $2 billion
— 5:20 PM on March 25, 2014

Well, this is... unexpected. I'm still not sure what prompted ol' Zuck to...

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Nvidia's Shield to get remote streaming, price cut to $199
— 2:00 PM on March 25, 2014

Since introducing its do-everything Android-based handheld gaming console last July, Nvidia has been steadily refining the Shield's software and adding new capabilities. The next...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Gaming Game consoles Personal tech

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Second BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea DLC is out today
— 9:24 AM on March 25, 2014

Four months ago, the first BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea DLC took players back to Rapture, the ill-fated underwater city where the events of the...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Ubisoft teases next Assassin's Creed game
— 9:12 AM on March 24, 2014

Are we due for another Assassin's Creed game already? Apparently so. A teaser video for the next title in the series, Assassin's Creed Unity, has...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Intel talks mobile gaming, OpenGL ES 3.1 on Bay Trail
— 12:41 PM on March 21, 2014

GDC — On Wednesday, Intel announced its renewed commitment to the desktop. Yesterday, the company talked specifically about gaming, especially on the mobile front....

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Gaming Personal tech

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CryEngine joins the subscriptions club: royalty-free for $9.90/month
— 6:00 AM on March 21, 2014

Unreal Engine 4 isn't the only new game engine to adopt a subscription-based pricing model. Crytek has announced an "engine-as-a-service" program for...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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DirectX 12 to support existing hardware; first games due in late 2015
— 1:29 PM on March 20, 2014

GDC — At the Game Developers conference this morning, Microsoft revealed the first details about its next-gen DirectX 12 API. I've got a little free...

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Teams picked: CryEngine gets Mantle, UE4 adds GameWorks support
— 11:56 AM on March 20, 2014

The dance between hardware and software vendors has always been complex, but it seems like things have gone to another level at GDC this week....

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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Skyforge MMORPG features people with white hair, rippling chest muscles
— 9:40 AM on March 20, 2014

Obsidian Entertainment, the studio behind Dungeon Siege III, Fallout: New Vegas, and Neverwinter Nights 2, is working with Russian Internet giant Mail.Ru on a new...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Massive shows more of The Division's Snowdrop engine
— 8:49 AM on March 20, 2014

Want to see more of the Snowdrop engine behind Tom Clancy's The Division? I thought so. Massive Entertainment...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Crytek demos CryEngine for Linux at GDC
— 10:52 PM on March 19, 2014

GDC 2014 — If you've been following the news lately, it'll come as no surprise that Crytek is working on a Linux port of its...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Linux-Unix

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Unreal Engine 4 available to all for $19/month and 5% of gross
— 7:06 PM on March 19, 2014

Epic Games formally unveiled Unreal Engine 4 at GDC today. This next-gen engine is primed for the latest consoles and cutting-edge PCs, and it...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Crytek touts new CryEngine, pledges Mantle support
— 5:30 PM on March 19, 2014

Crytek has joined the growing list of developers signed on to support AMD's Mantle API. The announcement was made at GDC this afternoon;...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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HD display, better tracking part of new Oculus VR dev kit
— 2:05 PM on March 19, 2014

Since the Oculus Rift VR headset debuted on Kickstarter, 60,000 development units have been sold. That's an incredible figure for the budding VR firm's first...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Gaming

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Nvidia GameWorks meets Warface in clash of weirdo names
— 10:35 AM on March 19, 2014

Imma write this up, but I have to say, the names involved are making my job seem even more ridiculous than usual. Nvidia has announced...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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Project Morpheus is Sony's 1080p VR headset
— 9:03 AM on March 19, 2014

Virtual reality looks like the next big thing for PC gaming. Consoles will probably get in on the action, too, and the PlayStation 4 may...

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PowerVR Wizard brings ray tracing to real-time graphics
— 12:52 PM on March 18, 2014

When we visited Imagination Technologies at CES, they were showing off some intriguing hardware that augments their GPUs in order to accelerate ray-traced rendering....

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