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Final Oculus Rift specs revealed for 2016 consumer model

Final Oculus Rift specs revealed for 2016 consumer model

Oculus reveals the final hardware and software specifications for their long-awaited Oculus Rift virtual reality headset. This machine works with a three-part system, starting with the headset itself, fully capable of the highest-end virtual reality experience on the market at the time it's being revealed. This machine requires that the user have a computer with Windows 7 SP1 or newer with 8GB RAM or more, Intel i5-4590 equivalent or greater, and either an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 / AMD 290 equivalent or greater. They'll also need HDMI 1.3 video output to connect to the headset, and 2x USB 3.0 ports for peripherals.

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Hellblade trailer revealed by creators of Devil May Cry

Hellblade trailer revealed by creators of Devil May Cry

Developer group Ninja Theory has revealed their next big title, Hellblade, a hack-and-slash beast of a game for PC and PlayStation 4. This is the same developer group that brought you Devil May Cry, a long-lasting game franchise beloved around the planet. In the game, users will play as a Celtic Warrior by the name of Senua. She suffers from a mental illness which places her in a hellish world which she must escape. Is it too much to hope for an appearance by Pinhead and the rest of the Cenobites?

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Logitech debuts new Driving Force steering wheels for PS4, Xbox One

Logitech debuts new Driving Force steering wheels for PS4, Xbox One

Logitech has just taken the wraps off the latest Driving Force models, its popular line of steering wheel controllers for racing games. First up is the G29, successor the G27 model for the PS3. The G29 is the company's first force feedback racing wheel for the PlayStation 4, but remains compatible with the PS3 and PC as well. The other new addition is the G920 for the Xbox One, another console receiving its first Driving Force wheel from Logitech.

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Unity 5.1 opens the floodgates for VR game development

Unity 5.1 opens the floodgates for VR game development

The Unity game engine is the force behind hit games like Temple Run and Hearthstone, among others. Unity has released a new update, Unity 5.1, to its game engine. Not only does the update add additional multiplayer networking features, but more importantly, it boasts a slew of added VR capabilities. Unity's reaffirmed focus on VR could help push game developers to make the leap towards mass designing for VR headsets such as Oculus.

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Ouya’s salvation might come from Razer

Ouya’s salvation might come from Razer

Ouya's quest for survival might be close to an end, for better or for worse. The once darling of the Android gaming and Kickstarter communities has, for months, been rumored to be looking for potential partners, investors, or, when all else fails, buyers. Although it has been successful to some extent, the story was far from over. Now that chapter might soon be ending, with sources familiar to the matter claiming that gaming device and accessory maker Razer are in talks on how to buy Ouya out of its predicament.

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Gleaning information from the Oculus Rift CV1 “leak”

Gleaning information from the Oculus Rift CV1 “leak”

This morning a set of images of the final version of the Oculus Rift consumer version (CV1) were leaked. While at first it appeared that these images were finalized photos of the headset set to be released next year and revealed in full tomorrow, Oculus founder Palmer Luckey took to Reddit to confirm the "placeholder" nature of the images. In short - they look radical, they look great, but they're not what you're going to be buying in 2016. They're close, but no cigar.

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Ratchet & Clank PS4 release joins the reboot party

Ratchet & Clank PS4 release joins the reboot party

Though E3 2015 has yet to begin, games like Ratchet & Clank can't wait to start the party off right. This game, they suggest, has you "play the game, based on the movie, based on the game!" In this case, that means the game is based on the original Ratchet & Clank, the PlayStation 2 game. This game will be coming to PlayStation 4 exclusively. Have a peek at the first trailer and you'll see why this is no previous-gen piece of work. It's all three dimensional and crazy and whatnot.

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LG 27MU67 4K monitor is first to pack AMD FreeSync tech

LG 27MU67 4K monitor is first to pack AMD FreeSync tech

One of the great things about gaming on a PC is that you have free reign to customize your gaming system to suit your specific needs and wants. As long as you have the cash on hand for the upgrades, you can get graphics customized to you in all of your favorite games. Console gamers on the other hand have very little control over how they see the game on screen because there is no upgrading to be done on a console this side of more storage.

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Halo 5: Guardians to boast four-player co-op Blue Team mode

Halo 5: Guardians to boast four-player co-op Blue Team mode

One of the most anticipated games of 2015 for the Xbox game system is Halo 5: Guardians. We already know many of the details of the game including the launch date of October 27. Some new details about the game from a major cover story in the magazine Game Informer have surfaced, and fans of Blue Team will be excited to hear this. The game will reportedly feature a four-player co-op mode with Blue Team.

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Limited Edition Metal Gear Solid V PS4 lands in Europe in September

Limited Edition Metal Gear Solid V PS4 lands in Europe in September

The PS4 has been around long enough that pretty much everyone who wants one has one. That doesn't mean there isn't a market for a new limited edition device though and a new one is heading to Europe in September. This limited edition console is to go along with the game Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. In addition to landing in Europe, gamers in Australia and New Zealand will be able to get hands on it on September 1.

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