Sony Project Morpheus GDC

Video: Watch Sony go hands-on with its virtual reality headset

By on March 27, 2014 at 2:13 PM.

Video: Watch Sony go hands-on with its virtual reality headset

If you didn’t attend the Game Developers Conference this year, you missed out on the unveiling of Sony’s latest foray into virtual reality with Project Morpheus. But if you can’t stand missing out on the momentous occasion, the whole presentation is now online for your viewing pleasure. Sony President Shu Yoshida introduced Project Morpheus on stage last week over the course of an hour-long presentation where he explained the technology that powers the prototype device and gave developers a first look at what will be possible with the headset in the future. Along with the main event, Sony has also uploaded official hands-on videos showing the device in action. Check out both videos below.

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Facebook Oculus Rift User Interface and Brand

Facebook denies that it plans to rebrand Oculus Rift with its own logo

By on March 26, 2014 at 6:17 PM.

Facebook denies that it plans to rebrand Oculus Rift with its own logo

Facebook on Tuesday made a surprising announcement, revealing that it purchased the Oculus Rift virtual reality startup in a $2 billion deal, although it’s not yet clear what the company plans to do with Oculus Rift in the future. According to a report from The New York Times though, a person familiar with the deal said the company “eventually plans to redesign the Oculus hardware and rebrand it with a Facebook interface and logo.”

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Every PS4 Game Announced

Here’s the ultimate list of every PS4 game coming out in 2014

By on March 26, 2014 at 3:06 PM.

Here’s the ultimate list of every PS4 game coming out in 2014

Let’s say you’ve already beaten Infamous: Second Son, you’re anxiously awaiting the next big release, but you have no idea when anything is coming out. Well, the fine folks at the PlayStation Blog have done us all a favor and put together a list of every single PlayStation 4 game that has been announced for 2014 so far. The list is broken into games that have already released, games coming out in the coming seasons and the games that haven’t been given firm release dates yet.

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Minecraft Oculus Rift Canceled

Notch says Facebook creeps him out, cancels Minecraft for Oculus Rift

By on March 26, 2014 at 1:50 PM.

Notch says Facebook creeps him out, cancels Minecraft for Oculus Rift

Not a lot of people are happy about Facebook’s acquisition of the Oculus Rift, but Notch might be the most upset of us all. In a blog post Tuesday night after the news broke, Markus “Notch” Persson, the creator of Minecraft and founder of Mojang, announced the cancellation of his team’s efforts to bring Minecraft to the Oculus Rift.

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Xbox One Reputation Notifications

Xbox One reputation notifications will punish cheaters and jerks

By on March 26, 2014 at 12:17 PM.

Xbox One reputation notifications will punish cheaters and jerks

Tired of foul language, idling players and trolls in your online Xbox One games? Starting this month, you can finally do something about it. Xbox Live’s Michael Dunn has taken to the Xbox Wire to announce reputation notifications for the new console, warning players as their reputation begins to drop. In the current system, a green reputation means “Good,” yellow means “needs work” and red means “avoid me.”

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Portal Android Game Launch

Android scores an awesome game before iOS for a change

By on March 25, 2014 at 5:30 PM.

Android scores an awesome game before iOS for a change

In most cases, popular mobile games hit Android only after they have been launched in the App Store, but that won’t be the case with a special version of Portal that’s apparently been developed for NVIDIA’s Android-based Shield console. The company announced that it’s working with Valve to bring the critically acclaimed PC game to Shield fans, although it’s not clear when the game will launch or how much it will cost.

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PS1 PS2 Games on PS4

Insider claims PS1 and PS2 games will be coming to the PS4 in 1080p

By on March 25, 2014 at 3:22 PM.

Insider claims PS1 and PS2 games will be coming to the PS4 in 1080p

It’s been a few months since we last heard any news regarding PlayStation and PlayStation 2 game emulation on the PS4, but according to an inside source, the software is well on its way to release. Ahsan Rasheed, a game industry tipster with some clout, has revealed through a series of tweets that Sony is working to bring local support for PS1 and PS2 games to the PS4 with native 1080p rendering for select titles. This goes hand in hand with a report from January which also claimed that classic game emulation would be coming to the PS4, separate from PlayStation Now game streaming.

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PS4 Hardware Sales Double

PS4 sales reportedly double as Infamous: Second Son launches

By on March 24, 2014 at 4:48 PM.

PS4 sales reportedly double as Infamous: Second Son launches

After Titanfall gave the Xbox One the boost it needed two weeks ago, Sony has come back swinging with Infamous: Second Son. MCV reports that PS4 hardware sales in the U.K. have increased by 106% since the game’s release, an even bigger surge than Titanfall gave the Xbox One during its launch week. Infamous also debuted at number one on the U.K. game charts, pushing Titanfall to third place behind Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes. We haven’t seen the official numbers for either Titanfall or Infamous quite yet, but these reports are giving us the impression that the battle of the exclusives is going to be fairly close. Game releases are going to slow down again in April, but expect a huge summer as Sony and Microsoft prepare for a very important E3. Check out our review for Infamous: Second Son if you haven’t already.

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Microsoft Xbox One E3 Press Conference

Get ready, Xbox fans: Microsoft has so much planned, it can’t fit it all into E3

By on March 24, 2014 at 2:11 PM.

Get ready, Xbox fans: Microsoft has so much planned, it can’t fit it all into E3

As exciting as last year’s E3 was for the video game industry, next-gen game reveals were a bit sparse. The consoles stole the spotlight while the software took a backseat, but now that the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One are out on the market, games are bound to take center stage once again. In fact, according to Microsoft’s Phil Spencer, Microsoft is having to cut stuff out of its 90 minute press conference already.

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Snake 97 Download

Download this app right now: Snake ’97 for iPhone is now free

By on March 24, 2014 at 11:28 AM.

Download this app right now: Snake ’97 for iPhone is now free

Mobile gaming on smartphones and tablets still doesn’t even come close to approaching the experience afforded by dedicated video game consoles like the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, but you’re crazy if you don’t realize how far things have come over the past decade. Gaming on iOS and Android devices has grown increasingly impressive over the years, and Microsoft’s Windows Phone games aren’t too shabby either. But on occasion, it’s still fun to look back at the past and enjoy some good old-fashioned nostalgia in the process. More →

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Assassin's Creed Unity Trailer

Video: Assassin’s Creed Unity officially revealed in teaser trailer

By on March 21, 2014 at 7:00 PM.

Video: Assassin’s Creed Unity officially revealed in teaser trailer

We got an early glimpse of the next Assassin’s Creed courtesy of Kotaku earlier this week, and now Ubisoft has responded with an official teaser trailer of its own. It looks like the new generation game will be called Assassin’s Creed Unity, as the leak suggested, and will be set in a ridiculously good looking digital recreation of France. Ubisoft has been working on Unity for over three years, and although the team hadn’t planned on revealing footage this early in development, the leaked images apparently forced their hand. It might still be in alpha, but if this is truly in-game footage, we’re in store for one stunning Assassin’s Creed game on the Xbox One, PS4 and PC later this year. Check out the trailer below. More →

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Query Board Game

Hilarious new board game brings Google Search autocomplete to your living room

By on March 21, 2014 at 4:10 PM.

Hilarious new board game brings Google Search autocomplete to your living room

It seems like everyone on the planet has a Kickstarter or Indiegogo campaign these days, but how many different iPhone styluses and portable batteries do we really need? Every once in a while, however, something pops up on a crowdfunding site that is really worth checking out — and Query most certainly fits the bill. More →

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