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Leaked Oculus Rift pics are real, but ancient

Leaked Oculus Rift pics are real, but ancient

It has just been hours since Oculus launched its countdown to a rebranding effort that will be announced at E3 this week, yet it seems that the virtual reality company is already having trouble keeping a lid on things. Dug from deep within the website, photos of what appears to be the long overdue consumer version of the Oculus Rift VR headset, along with some accessories, have been leaked on the Internet. But don't get too hyped over them, says Oculus, as they are very old placeholder images in reality.

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SEGA reveals ‘Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice” game for 3DS

SEGA reveals ‘Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice” game for 3DS

Though SEGA has had some hits and misses, it presses on with its biggest cash cow Sonic and friends — this time around, it is 3DS owners who will be getting the next title. The company has announced a new game dubbed Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice for the Nintendo 3DS, and it will be arriving some time this winter (a time that will be seeing several other anticipated titles dropping). We don’t know the exact date at this point, but SEGA has dropped some details on what the title is about, as well as a teaser image.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 release for PS3, Xbox 360 confirmed

Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 release for PS3, Xbox 360 confirmed

Activision has confirms the release of the next Call of Duty game for not only PC and current-gen systems, but PlayStation 3 and Xbox One as well. This is good news for owners of the previous-generation consoles who will increasingly see high-end games released with requirements above their older systems. PCs are safe, of course, just so long as they've got graphics cards able to take the power. These Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions of the game will be ever-so-slightly different from their bigger siblings.

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Oculus rebrand in effect with 48-hour countdown

Oculus rebrand in effect with 48-hour countdown

Oculus releases a bit of a rebrand in their company as they begin a 48-hour countdown to their first consumer-aimed special event. This event will take place on June 11th, providing information about the release of the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset. The rebranding of the company includes a strong logo type with the word oculus in all lower-cased letters as well as a "stadium" mark - a bit of a flattened-top and bottom oval representing the vision of the company. Observe the future of VR, brand-wise.

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Microsoft announces 1TB Xbox One, includes new controller

Microsoft announces 1TB Xbox One, includes new controller

After several leaks, and just prior to E3, Microsoft has officially taken the wraps off a new Xbox One package featuring 1TB of storage. The 1TB model will include a revised controller which features a 3.5mm headphone jack on the bottom edge, allowing any audio head set with a standard plug to be connected. Priced at $399, Microsoft says the 1TB Xbox One will be available starting June 16th, with the existing 500GB model remaining on sale for $349.

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Grand Theft Auto 5 comes to life in accurate recreation

Grand Theft Auto 5 comes to life in accurate recreation

Is this a case of art imitating life, or life imitating art imitating life? Who knows, but it sure is cool to watch. YouTube channel CorridorDigital has created a video that depicts a highly accurate re-creation of Grand Theft Auto 5, the open-world game that lets players live the life of a criminal, in the real world. You might think, "how hard is it to act out a game that is heavily based on the real world in the first place?" Well, the "acting out" part might be easy, but it's the camera magic that really makes this video work.

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Destiny: The Taken King to launch in September with new subclasses, raid

Destiny: The Taken King to launch in September with new subclasses, raid

Big news for Destiny players today! It seems a significant amount of marketing material for the next expansion to the open-world FPS game has leaked, presumably just before an official announcement at E3 next week. Titled The Taken King, the new add-on seems to feature much more content than Destiny's previous two expansions, including new subclasses, a new raid and boss, and possibly even a new enemy race. The info also states The Taken King will see release on September 15th, with a price of $40 in the US.

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Mega Man Legacy preserves the past by playing in the present

Mega Man Legacy preserves the past by playing in the present

Capcom announces the Mega Man Legacy Collection, letting it be known that they'll not just be stopping here when it comes to restoring the classics. Just like we've got restoration for comic books, and we've got preservation efforts in place to keep historic buildings intact, so too will Capcom - and the rest of the gaming industry - bring back, restore, and rejuvenate classic video games from our past. This effort brings the original six Mega Man games to our present for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo 3DS, and PC this summer.

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Fallout 4 is too advanced for PS3 and Xbox 360 tips source

Fallout 4 is too advanced for PS3 and Xbox 360 tips source

If you are a gamer looking forward to the highly anticipated next installment in the Fallout franchise who isn’t on a PC or next generation console, start saving your money. Word has come from a Bethesda community lead that the next installment in the franchise, Fallout 4 is so advanced that it won't come to the Xbox 360 or PS3 game consoles. The game is simply too advanced according to the source.

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1TB Xbox One Halo MCC bundle spotted briefly on Amazon

1TB Xbox One Halo MCC bundle spotted briefly on Amazon

Monkey see, monkey do, or something like that. It was just last week when keen eyes have spotted a PlayStation 4 at the FCC bearing a rather generous 1 TB of storage. Now, it's the Xbox One's turn to get such a leak. A product page on Amazon appeared, and quickly disappeared, showing a special Xbox One Halo: Master Chief Collection bundle that, yes, also included 1 TB of storage and the much leaked new wireless controller. And although the item has disappeared off the Internet, chances are we will get to see it again next week.

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