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Paraplegic gamer gets to skydive, courtesy of NVIDIA SHIELD

Paraplegic gamer gets to skydive, courtesy of NVIDIA SHIELD

As part of its marketing campaign for its SHIELD Android TV console, NVIDIA partnered with Loot Crate to send out a special "Mega Crate" to some lucky random Loot Crate subscriber. That crate naturally contained a host of NVIDIA goodies, like a SHIELD console, a year's subscription to GeForce Now game streaming, Netflix, and, wait for it, a skydiving experience. Georgia resident Tim Schultz happened to be that lucky subscriber, but his luck seemed to be even greater than hoped for. Little did NVIDIA know (or maybe it did) that Tim is a paraplegic.

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Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum gaming mouse has 12,000 dpi

Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum gaming mouse has 12,000 dpi

Logitech is back with a new gaming mouse called the G900 Chaos Spectrum. The mouse has some nice features that gamers will appreciate with wireless tech inside, an advanced optical gaming sensor, ambidextrous design so lefties can play, customizable lighting, mechanical pivot button, and lightweight construction. Logitech sought input from professional eSports gamers in the design and construction of the mouse.

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Sony Interactive Entertainment forms mobile-oriented ForwardWorks

Sony Interactive Entertainment forms mobile-oriented ForwardWorks

Sony has been reshuffling its properties and businesses these past years in an effort to rein in its losses and regain its footing in its multiple product areas. For example, it sold off its VAIO PC business and was even rumored to have planned on doing the same for mobile. The latter has mostly been refuted, especially now with Sony's new focus with the Xperia brand. Another business that's getting refocused, however is gaming. Sony has the formation of a new ForwardWorks Corporation to focus on "smart device" game development under the new Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.

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Infinite Arms brings transforming robots to physical, digital world

Infinite Arms brings transforming robots to physical, digital world

Kids, especially boys, have developed a new taste in entertainment compared to children their age more than a decade ago. Sure, they're still interested in robot and cars and anything that goes boom, but nowadays they're even more interested when those are in their smartphones or tablets. Trying to capitalize on that and introduce a new trend and business, Jumo, a company that employs a few luminaries from the games and toys business, is introducing the Infinite Arms mobile game and the idea of "games-to-life" as the next generation of toys and games for a slightly older generation.

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Odd Nintendo NX controller leaked, Internet goes bonkers

Odd Nintendo NX controller leaked, Internet goes bonkers

Given how mysterious Nintendo remains about its equally mysterious next gen console, it shouldn't be a surprise that, when what is allegedly the console's controller leaks out, the Internet is set ablaze. That is precisely the almost comical phenomenon that has taken place when Redditor perkele37 posted photos of what is supposed to be the Nintendo NX controller, revealing an extremely strange design unlike any game controller you've seen before. Naturally, netizens have gone out of their way to support or dispute the veracity of these photos.

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Star Wars: Battlefront ‘Outer Rim’ update now available

Star Wars: Battlefront ‘Outer Rim’ update now available

Yesterday brought a big Star Wars: Battlefront update, and with that updates gamers get access to a bunch of new stuff: Hutt Contracts, new firearms, and so much more. It’s 8GB to download and is available to game owners now, and brings a bunch of hero changes, a whole slew of bug fixes, several mission changes, nearly a dozen multiplayer mode changes, a couple handfuls of vehicle changes, and more. The Outer Rim expansion is now also available to all Season Pass owners.

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Fallout 4 Survival Mode goes into beta next week

Fallout 4 Survival Mode goes into beta next week

One of the most eagerly-anticipated updates to Fallout 4 isn't necessarily the new DLC that dropped yesterday. Instead, many players are looking forward the new challenges that they'll face in the upcoming Survival Mode. The original Survival Mode wasn't quite the hardcore challenge that they wanted, so Bethesda has been hard at work on something a little more realistic.

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Battleborn open beta hits PS4, Xbox One in April

Battleborn open beta hits PS4, Xbox One in April

Borderlands developer Gearbox has announced the details on an open beta for its next big shooting game, Battleborn. Starting in April, just under a month before the game's full release, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC players will be able to try out all the characters and a wide range of gameplay types. The best part is that the beta will be truly "open" to everyone, with no requirements for a pre-order or even Xbox Live/PlayStation Plus subscriptions.

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LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens gets voice acting, new combat mechanics

LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens gets voice acting, new combat mechanics

If you've ever played any of the LEGO Star Wars games, then you're accustomed to their special blend of humor and storytelling. They're changing things up a little for their next installment for The Force Awakens. However, it's looking like the changes will be for the best.

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Nintendo refutes report that Wii U production is ending

Nintendo refutes report that Wii U production is ending

While Nikkei, the Japanese business newspaper, may have a decent record when it comes to predicting and leaking the future plans of the country's tech giants, it seems its recent report about Nintendo ending production of the Wii U game console is a bit far from the mark. Nintendo has come forward and stated that is not true, and it has plans to continue producing the Wii U throughout the rest of the year.

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CodeWeavers teases Steam client running on Android Remix OS

CodeWeavers teases Steam client running on Android Remix OS

Steam might be off to try and conquer the wild, new world of virtual reality, but it there is one other uncharted territory where it has yet to leave a mark. Android is probably the last platform you'd imagine Steam to run on, but, considering the places the OS can now be found on, it probably shouldn't be a surprise anymore. At least, soon. That is exactly what company CodeWeavers is trying to do and it showed off part of the work, with the Steam client running on the Android-based Remix OS.

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Nintendo’s Miitomo unbelievably hits 1 million in 3 days

Nintendo’s Miitomo unbelievably hits 1 million in 3 days

It will unlikely be ranked among Nintendo's top grossing games, especially since it's available for free, but Miitomo might have just landed a place in the gaming company's hall of fame. Not only is it Nintendo's first mobile game, if you could really call it that, it also managed to grab 1 million registered users in the first three days since it launched. Considering that's just in Japan, that is an impressive number which could bode well for its future and give pundits and naysayers food for thought.

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