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WebGL plants game in Oculus Rift with one line of code

WebGL plants game in Oculus Rift with one line of code

It’s not every day that you see an internet-based 3D engine pushing a game to virtual reality with one line of code. That’s what’s been demoed this week as HTML5 loomed over the crowd at Microsoft’s BUILD 2014 developers convention. It’s just one line of code with the Babylon.js 3D engine and a game is converted from 2D to fully Oculus Rift-ready.

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Titanfall Matchmaking v2 released as BUILD 2014 sings Azure praises

Titanfall Matchmaking v2 released as BUILD 2014 sings Azure praises

This week at BUILD 2014, representatives of Microsoft’s cloud computing technology Azure spoke up on the launch and continued serving of Titanfall. The game’s sessions are all hosted on the cloud - over 100,000 Azure virtual machines were being used on launch day. Also hosted in the cloud - as the entire game is there, as it were - is matchmaking, now hitting its second version, live today.

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Microsoft gives Xbox One to developers at BUILD 2014

Microsoft gives Xbox One to developers at BUILD 2014

This year’s big push in the BUILD 2014 developer arena is in cross-platform apps. To that tune, Microsoft has decided that their big send-out to developers attending the conference will be an Xbox One as well as $500 Microsoft Store credit in the form of a gift card. With these, developers will be well on their way to creating cross-platform, Universal apps.

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Heroes of the Storm Alpha invites issued: gameplay streaming begins

Heroes of the Storm Alpha invites issued: gameplay streaming begins

This week the folks behind Blizzard Entertainment’s release of the next-generation Multiplayer Online Battle Arena game Heroes of the Storm have begun inviting players to the Alpha. This means that the game will be able to be played in a limited capacity, with only those with invites allowed to take part in the game until Beta mode begins. This game is being live streamed by a number of Alpha players through Twitch this afternoon as well.

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Microsoft Build 2014 is here: What to expect

Microsoft Build 2014 is here: What to expect

Microsoft's Build 2014 opens tomorrow, April 2nd, a chance for new CEO Satya Nadella to not only convince developers and the industry that his "mobile first, cloud first" strategy makes sense, but that Microsoft has the skills to deliver on it. After impressing with the Office for iPad launch, Nadella has a far bigger audience to preach The Windows Way to at Build, though there are plenty of balls in the air that he still needs to keep moving.

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Blood Dragon 3: Vietnam War 2 teased with Aliens, Robocop, Starship Troopers

Blood Dragon 3: Vietnam War 2 teased with Aliens, Robocop, Starship Troopers

In what could just as well be another April Fools’ joke, the folks behind the game Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon have teased Blood Dragon III: Vietnam War 2. The saga begins with a tap on the shoulder to the Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon vinyl soundtrack (a real product) with the artist Power Glove in tow. Behind the director of Hobo with a Shotgun, Jason Eisner, you’ll see an image of the new game being shown with extreme clarity.

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Google Maps Pokemon Challenge complete: spoilers show all 151

Google Maps Pokemon Challenge complete: spoilers show all 151

In one of the most addictive April Fools’ Day jokes we’ve seen in recent memory, Google released the Google Maps Pokemon Challenge this week. In this challenge, users are asked to search through the Google Maps app for iOS or Android to find Pokemon, capturing them with a tap. As each of these Pokemon appeared in the same location for each individual user, a crowd-sourced list was compiled.

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The Wolf Among Us Episode 3 trailer: spoilers stay flat

The Wolf Among Us Episode 3 trailer: spoilers stay flat

It’s time again to get involved with a Telltale Games title, this time rolling with "A Crooked Mile," the third installment in The Wolf Among Us adventure game series. This game continues to build on the legend of the series aesthetically, bringing back super-charged graphics that aim to be gorgeous instead of realistic.

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