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Oculus Rift can do room scale VR, but won’t

Oculus Rift can do room scale VR, but won’t

When you ask people what the difference is between the Oculus Rift and the HTC Vive, there are really two main answers that you'll get. One, the Vive ships with motion controllers, while the Rift will make them available at a later time. The other main difference is that the Vive lets you walk around your room while using it. Well as it turns out, you could do that with the Rift, but you just don't want it enough.

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Pokemon GO first impressions will “Snap” into AR (and maybe VR, too)

Pokemon GO first impressions will “Snap” into AR (and maybe VR, too)

This week we're pouring over the Pokemon GO details revealed by its creators at SXSW, including a video clip showing gameplay. This game was revealed last year in part, having spawned from Google's world of interactive map-friendly gameplay - Ingress. Created by the same people that made Ingress, Pokemon GO will be released to smartphones and tablets, coming around the world to iPhones, iPads, and Android devices of all sorts very soon.

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Rocket League is ready for Xbox One, PS4 cross-play, if Sony agrees

Rocket League is ready for Xbox One, PS4 cross-play, if Sony agrees

Cross-platform play has been something that gamers have been clamoring for since online multiplayer started being a thing. Back in the days of offline-only games, it didn't really matter which console you used. When you went to a friend's house, you'd just all play on the same console, provided there were enough controllers. These days, it's not quite so simple. And the creators of Rocket League want to change that.

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PlayStation VR Launch Bundle pre-orders start today, Core pre-orders March 29

PlayStation VR Launch Bundle pre-orders start today, Core pre-orders March 29

Sony pulled the wraps off its PlayStation VR headset back during GDC and if you have been counting the days until you can get one in your home, good news. Sony has announced that pre-orders for both the PlayStation VR launch Bundle and the PlayStation VR Core will kick off this month. Specifically the PlayStation VR core can be pre-ordered starting March 29 at 7am.

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Mod lets you play Fallout 4 as Dogmeat

Mod lets you play Fallout 4 as Dogmeat

I am a huge fan of Fallout 4, but the companions in the game leave a lot to be desired in my book. I find most of them to be more of a hindrance than a help, they always block doors or walk into my line of fire like morons. I've played mostly with Paladin Danse since he can actually fight if you need to. The problem is he isn't very stealthy leaving you basically unable to sneak up on people, especially if your power armor has the stealth boy mod. A new mod for the game has been unveiled, and it lets you play the game as one of the companions, specifically the cute and ferocious Dogmeat.

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DOOM: all six multiplayer modes detailed

DOOM: all six multiplayer modes detailed

The new DOOM is arriving on May 13, and it’ll be bringing multiplayer modes with it. Bethesda has detailed all six planned multiplayer mode, and has dropped a trailer that shows a snippet of gameplay. The six multiplayer modes include: Soul Harvest, Freeze Tag, Warpath, Domination, Team Deathmatch, and Clan Area, a mixture of new and classic battles for maximum fun. Check out the video after the jump!

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Hands-on with the Virtuix Omni – A step in the right direction for VR

Hands-on with the Virtuix Omni – A step in the right direction for VR

Since GDC is primarily a conference for developers, the show floor is different than say E3 or CES. There are less consumer products being shown off, and more development tools being showcased. However, one product that was on the show floor that I had to get my hands (well, feet) on was the Virtuix Omni.

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Is this a leaked image of the Nintendo NX? Probably not

Is this a leaked image of the Nintendo NX? Probably not

The lead-up to a major hardware announcement is always an interesting time. First comes the speculation, then come the leaked shots of the device from less-than-reputable sources. Well we've finally got our first look at what some would say is an early prototype of the Nintendo NX. Others would say that it's a terrible fake.

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Microsoft asks if Xbox gamers OK with selling back titles

Microsoft asks if Xbox gamers OK with selling back titles

Before digital copies of video games proliferated, there was a sub-market that thrived in selling second hand, or "slightly used", cartridges and discs for a fraction of the original price. GameStop is just the latest and most legit incarnation, but selling a game you're already done with, or didn't like, wasn't that alien a concept back then. And then Steam and its ilk happened. Doing the same with digital copies has been next to impractical but based on a survey for Xbox gamers, Microsoft might be interested in it.

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Next Destiny update lands in April with new challenges, gear

Next Destiny update lands in April with new challenges, gear

Fellow Destiny fans, rejoice! Developer Bungie has finally shared some solid info on the next activities update for everyone's favorite shooter. Since the release of the huge expansion that was The Taken King back in September, things have gotten little stale, with the last few months seeing only minor, temporary "events" to hold our attention. That's set to change on April 12th, however, as Destiny will be receiving its largest non-paid update ever, including promises of new gear and activities.

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Telltale details episodic Batman game, will put players in Bruce’s shoes

Telltale details episodic Batman game, will put players in Bruce’s shoes

Developer Telltale Games first teased its upcoming Batman title back in December, but at SXSW earlier this week they revealed some new details on how their game will differ from other recent Batman releases. We already knew the game would see Telltale use its method of episodic releases, a formula they've perfected with their Walking Dead, Wolf Among Us, and Tales from the Borderlands titles, but now the developer has shared that we'll see just as much screen time with Bruce Wayne as we will his masked alter ego.

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Disney Crossy Road is coming, see Mickey Mouse run for his life

Disney Crossy Road is coming, see Mickey Mouse run for his life

The hit mobile game Crossy Road may not have answered why the chicken wanted to cross the road, but at least now we can ponder why Mickey Mouse wants to do the same. Revealed at GDC 2016 earlier this week, Disney Crossy Road will see the world's most famous mouse, along with over 100 other Pixar and Disney characters, running into traffic on iOS and Android in the near future.

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