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Minecraft GearVR released in Oculus Store now – Galaxy downloads aplenty

Minecraft GearVR released in Oculus Store now – Galaxy downloads aplenty

Today Minecraft VR has been launched for the Samsung Gear VR. This is the first time the game has been available officially as a public build in the virtual reality realm, and it'll be coming to your Samsung Galaxy Note 4 or 5 or Galaxy S6 or S7 - or S6 Edge or S7 Edge. Just so long as you have a Gear VR virtual reality headset and a modern Samsung smartphone in the S or Note or Edge family, you'll be set. The app is available in the Oculus store now.

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Fractured VR: Will exclusive titles kill VR before it takes off?

Fractured VR: Will exclusive titles kill VR before it takes off?

Exclusive titles are nothing new to the world of gaming. Man fan-favorite games are only available on one console or another. One of the biggest reasons for this is due to the fact that they're first-part titles, meaning that Microsoft, Sony, or Nintendo is behind the game's development. We all accept these exclusives, because that's just the way it's always been, and each company has the right to use their first-party titles to sell their hardware. But now this issue is affecting a new area of gaming: VR.

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John Romero teases us with another new map for Doom

John Romero teases us with another new map for Doom

While John Romero was something of a legend in the 90's, we haven't heard too much from Doom's co-creator in a while. Then late last year he teased us with a new Doom level (yes, for the original game) with a promise that something big was coming. Then, on Monday, he and another of Doom's co-creators launched a Kickstarter for Blackroom, a new FPS that promises to be another game changer. Now he's dropped another surprise on us.

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2016 Call of Duty is called Infinite Warfare, Modern Warfare Remastered also leaked

2016 Call of Duty is called Infinite Warfare, Modern Warfare Remastered also leaked

With E3 2016 quickly approaching in June, it's that time of year when Activision confirms the title and release date for the upcoming Call of Duty game. It's expected that this info will come sometime next week, but it appears the details have leaked a bit early. It looks like this year we'll be playing Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, a fitting title considering the game has been rumored to feature a futuristic/sci-fi theme set in space.

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Fallout 4’s Creation Kit is live on PC, coming later to Xbox One and PS4

Fallout 4’s Creation Kit is live on PC, coming later to Xbox One and PS4

People have been modding Fallout 4 on the PC since it was first released. Despite not having the official tools from Bethesda, they've found ways to add full dialogue options, lightsabers, and much more. If you thought there were a lot of mods before, then prepare yourself for a whole new level of modding.

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Uncharted 4 copies hijacked in transit, Sony warns against leaked spoilers

Uncharted 4 copies hijacked in transit, Sony warns against leaked spoilers

Yesterday should have been the release date for Uncharted 4: A Thief's End (well, one of the release dates, at least). However, last month, Sony announced that it would be delayed until May 10th. This naturally upset many fans, some were so upset that they pulled off a heist to steal copies of the game while they were in transit to retailers.

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Nintendo confirms Animal Crossing, Fire Emblem as next smartphone apps

Nintendo confirms Animal Crossing, Fire Emblem as next smartphone apps

Nintendo's first smartphone app, Miitomo, has become certified hit for the company, but remember that it's only the first of five mobile releases the Japanese gaming giant has promised through 2017. Shortly before Miitomo's debut, Nintendo stated that the next app wouldn't be another original chat/messaging-based release, but something based on one of their popular gaming series. Now we know that will be true for the next two apps, as Nintendo has revealed they will be from the Animal Crossing and Fire Emblem series.

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Nintendo NX to launch in March 2017 and skip E3

Nintendo NX to launch in March 2017 and skip E3

There have been rumors flowing about a new Nintendo NX handheld gaming device coming but nothing official has been heard. That has changed this week with Nintendo officially confirming that the Nintendo NX is coming in March 2017. That is about a year from now, Nintendo is trying to start the buzz early. With mobile gaming being all about the smartphone these days Nintendo seems bent on making it more about portable consoles like it was back in the Nintendo DS days.

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Pokemon GO will also test your aiming skills

Pokemon GO will also test your aiming skills

The Pokemon Company and Niantic Labs may have an NDA in place that could ban you for leaking out screenshots and videos of its highly hyped Pokemon GO mobile game, but that hasn't stopped daring players from doing it anyway. Take for example this latest leak that shows off not just a quick glimpse but a full bloody 8 minutes of in-game footage. While much of the games' mechanics are known at this point, the video does underscore how you won't need to have a good throwing arm to catch a Pokemon. You just need good aim. And, of course, luck.

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Exploding Kittens app Review : exactly what you wanted

Exploding Kittens app Review : exactly what you wanted

The app we're looking at today is the app-ification of one of the most successful Kickstarters of all time. That was Exploding Kittens the card game, made with the artwork of the man behind The Oatmeal. This game was made to be super simple and work with the attention spans of you and I - super short though those are. This game is exceedingly entertaining and makes for a brisk Sunday afternoon battle between you and yours. The app is pretty much the perfect translation of that to your smartphone.

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Blizzard responds to Nostalrius server takedown

Blizzard responds to Nostalrius server takedown

Earlier this month, a very popular WoW server was taken offline. The server was named Nostalrius, and it was ran by a group of fans, who wanted to offer the same original vanilla World of Warcraft experience that many of us experienced when we first started playing the game. Many users have cried out, asking for an explanation, and asking that Blizzard offer some sort of similar experience.

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HTC VIVE X launched to accelerate VR universe

HTC VIVE X launched to accelerate VR universe

This morning the folks at HTC have launched Vive X, a program which will invest $100-million, expertise, and mentorship for VR developers around the world. This program will be targeted at start-up groups, primarily, and will aim to not only cultivate the VR development environment, but foster it as well. "We are very excited." said Cher Wang, Chairwoman and CEO of HTC, "about gathering the brightest and the most creative minds to join Vive X."

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