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Mad Catz: 37% staff layoff to follow exec mass exodus

Mad Catz: 37% staff layoff to follow exec mass exodus

The writing was on the wall yesterday, and so today's news isn't terribly surprising: Mad Catz will be laying off 37-percent of its workforce, an announcement that follows yesterday's CEO and other executives' mass departure. The layoff news came alongside the company's newest quarterly financial report, the numbers for which were largely profitable. The restructuring will shed some financial burden, however, and will enable the company to better improve its competitiveness in the market.

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The Division’s open beta is coming soon

The Division’s open beta is coming soon

We've been waiting around for Tom Clancy's The Division since it was announced back in 2013. Originally we'd been told that the game would be released in 2014, then it got moved back to 2015. The current release date is March 8, 2016, and it doesn't look like we'll be seeing any further delays.

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First Oculus Ready PCs revealed: bundle packs aplenty

First Oculus Ready PCs revealed: bundle packs aplenty

The first wave of Oculus Rift headsets are slated to start shipping next month. And if you've got one on pre-order, then it's probably about time you start thinking about your PC. If you've got an older machine, it likely won't be able to keep up with the demands of VR. And that's why Oculus has partnered with a few different companies to ship “Oculus Ready PCs.”

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Amazon Lumberyard launched for “free” game development in the cloud

Amazon Lumberyard launched for “free” game development in the cloud

This week a new cross-platform 3D game engine was launched with the name Amazon Lumberyard. This system is integrated with Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Twitch, including cloud-connected gameplay features and connectivity with Amazon GameLift. This second service, Amazon GameLift, was made to deploy, operate, and scale session-based multiplayer games. These tools appear to put Amazon right into the thick of the game development universe. Appear to. We'll see how adoption works soon.

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ViewSonic XG gaming monitors pack up to 4K resolution and 144Hz refresh

ViewSonic XG gaming monitors pack up to 4K resolution and 144Hz refresh

Ardent PC gamers know that now all hardware is the same and not all of it is up to the task of high-end gaming. Computer displays and other peripherals that work just fine for doing home work and surfing the web don’t always work well for playing Fallout 4 with all the options turned on. ViewSonic has announced that it's new XG series of computer displays are now shipping and they all aim directly at gamers wanting the best performance and tech they can get.

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Street Fighter V CG trailer teases June’s story mode

Street Fighter V CG trailer teases June’s story mode

Street Fighter V’s launch is nearly upon us — it’ll be launching February 16, in case you didn’t hear — and ahead of that launch comes a fully CG trailer giving us our best yet look at the game. This trailer is particularly exciting in light of the DLC news in recent days; let your imagination run, because this summer the game will score a load of storyline content that fleshes it out in a way no other Street Fighter has experienced. Video after the jump!

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MSI GT72S G Tobii laptop uses eye tracking to control games

MSI GT72S G Tobii laptop uses eye tracking to control games

MSI’s new GT72S G Tobii gaming laptop is now available, and brings with it the lauded eye-tracking technology MSI detailed last month. According to MSI, this laptop is the first ever gaming machine that includes eye-tracking technology for controlling games, and it also supports controlling certain aspects of the Windows operating system, too. To get gamers started, the laptop is shipping with Tom Clancy's The Division, though it is compatible with more than two dozen other gaming titles, all of which make many aspect of game control hands-free.

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