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Forza 4 to get head tracking tech and improved realism

Forza 4 to get head tracking tech and improved realism

Head tracking has been around for a long time. Honestly, it never really made much sense in some games. I can see the benefit of head tracking if you are playing a flight simulator for instance. I have even tried changing views in flight games before and honestly, it didn’t work that well for me. I can see head tracking to allow the racer in a driving game like Forza to get more realism in the game being appealing though.

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PSN outage bites as angry gamers defect to Xbox

PSN outage bites as angry gamers defect to Xbox

Gamers are not generally a patient lot, and they are unforgiving when it comes to errors and issues with a game. When an outage like the PSN being down for so long in the wake of the attacks on Sony servers drags on and no online games can be played patients is as thin as the emperor's new clothes. Sony has apologized for the outage and has noted that it will launch PSN service again as soon as possible, but gamers are apparently fed up with the wait.

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Xbox 360 Top Selling Console 10 out of the last 11 months

Xbox 360 Top Selling Console 10 out of the last 11 months

Xbox 360 was the number one selling video game console in April, according to NPD Group, and it also ranks as the top selling console for 10 out of the last 11 months. The Xbox 360 has had half of the top ranking games for April of this year, and consumers have spent $310 million on Xbox 360 hardware, software and accessories in April alone. Pretty impressive. See more details after the cut.

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Group Building Own Arcade Cabinets For PAX East

Group Building Own Arcade Cabinets For PAX East

Game group The Behemoth is constructing custom arcade cabinets running their own developed games and will present them at Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) East 2011 in Boston. The group will be bringing five arcade cabinets with them to the event, four of them will be running the groups newest build of BattleBlock Theatre and the fifth one will run the original four player Castle Crashers.

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Will the Playstation Move go open source?

Will the Playstation Move go open source?

It's no secret that Sony's much heralded wireless controller, the Playstation Move, was destroyed in sales by the Microsoft Kinect, a sensor device which reads body language, rather than use controller inputs.  But Sony hopes to get it's mojo back by following Kinect into the PC world.  Only they may do it by going open source.

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Mad Catz to Produce Wireless Headset for XBox 360

Mad Catz to Produce Wireless Headset for XBox 360

Mad Catz, a gaming accessories developer, has entered into a licensing agreement with Microsoft to produce a range of co-branded, licensed headphones for the Xbox 360. These will include a wireless headset with Dolby 5.1 surround sound.  The headset will be produced under the company's Tritton brand.

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: January 31 2011

SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: January 31 2011

Start your day with a bit of green as Canalys statistics show Android became the world's leading smartphone platform Q4 of 2010. Next, fall into some drama as Netgear's CEO rants about how he thinks Apple is too closed and Steve Jobs is ego-led. Then seek the truth in an inside tip - iPad 2 uses 1.2GHz dual-core, 30-35% slimmer display - sound reasonable? Get yourself a Full Macworld Roundup including best in show winners. Read a column by Tim Bajarin entitled Technology meets the History of Jazz. Visualize ASRock in the Android game. Take another peek at the LG G-Slate. Cry over Notion Ink Adam touchscreen damage. Get your Android 3.0 Honeycomb on with two full guides: [USER FEATURES] and [DEVELOPER FEATURES], and ask Why Has Honeycomb Disappeared? Then get your ANGRY BIRD on in the next expansion: RIO! Finally, WIN A TELEVISION in SlashGear’s Final Football Matchup Toshiba TV GIVEAWAY! All this and MORE on SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up!

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Duke Nukem Forever Epic Trailer Released Today

Duke Nukem Forever Epic Trailer Released Today

It tells of a story of Duke Nukem in the past where he destroyed an invasion of aliens on the planet earth. He died, or at least disappeared without a trace, but now the aliens are back, and of course, there's more of them, and they're much more gigantic. All seems hopeless until they begin to kill... the strippers. Duke Nukem, even though he's been in hiding or dead this whole invasion cannot stand for this, thus, he is reborn in Duke Nukem Forever! All the alien slaughtering and inappropriate nude body touching, hookers, and swearing you remember from the original, and it's still slated for May 3, 2011, as confirmed by this official trailer.

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Portal 2 for PS3 to Come with Free Mac and PC Version

Portal 2 for PS3 to Come with Free Mac and PC Version

We're not sure about the Xbox 360 version yet, and it doesn't appear that the PC version will come with any extra functionality to it, but the Playstation 3 version of one of the most cult-classic-great games we've ever played will be coming with both Mac and PC versions attached. This PS3 version of the game comes with full Steam integration which will allow you to continue the game wherever you left of no matter which platform you decide to bring your Portal 2 Blu-Ray disk to.

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