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Oculus DRM backfires, Revive now lets you pirate games, too

Oculus DRM backfires, Revive now lets you pirate games, too

Friday, I talked at length about how Oculus seemed to be shooting themselves in the foot. This was largely in response to a new update for the Rift that included some particularly annoying DRM. This DRM checks to see if you have an Oculus Rift physically attached to your computer, and if it doesn't it prevents you from opening the game. Only a few days have passed, and their hard work has already been undone.

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Want to go to E3? This year you can, sort of

Want to go to E3? This year you can, sort of

When I was a kid, I dreamed of going to E3. I'd get to go and play all of the unreleased games, and be the envy of all of my friends. There was just one tiny problem that my young mind hadn't figured out yet: E3 is an industry event. Regardless of your passion for video games, you'd be turned away at the door, unless you had some credentials. But this year, E3 is changing some things up.

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Ubisoft details The Division’s next free update

Ubisoft details The Division’s next free update

While the last month or so has seen some difficult times in the game world of The Division, mostly in the form of players discovering exploits and developer Massive's controversial decision to punish them, another free content update is landing this week before publisher Ubisoft moves on to the paid DLC releases. Titled "Conflict," update 1.2 will introduce a new enemy challenge, as well as some important changes to the Dark Zone, The Division's multiplayer area where players must fend for themselves against anyone and everyone.

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Blizzard sets up giant Overwatch action figures across the globe

Blizzard sets up giant Overwatch action figures across the globe

Blizzard has come up with a classy, and creative, way to celebrate the upcoming release of Overwatch on May 24th: a series of huge sculptures installed in several locations around the world, depicting some of the game's characters as boxed-up action figures. And when I say huge, I mean they weigh over 3 tons, and required a crane and several forklifts to put in place, according to one witness. The boxes tower over a 6-foot tall man!

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Oculus is shooting itself in the foot with DRM

Oculus is shooting itself in the foot with DRM

When you release the "next big thing" in your particular corner of the market, a company relies on a few things to ensure its success. One key component is making sure that the product delivers on all of its promises. Another is to rely on brand recognition to get people to purchase it. And finally, you have to make sure that you don't manage to upset your user base before they even get your product into their hands. Oculus seems to be struggling pretty hard with that last part, currently.

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All World of Warcraft expansions are now free for all players

All World of Warcraft expansions are now free for all players

The next few months are looking to be good ones for Blizzard, and fans of their popular MMO, World of Warcraft. In June, Blizzard will release their first feature film, based on the franchise. Then in August, they'll be releasing the next expansion for the game, Legion.

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Someone already beat Doom on Ultra Nightmare difficulty without dying

Someone already beat Doom on Ultra Nightmare difficulty without dying

While the open multiplayer was hit or miss for most players, now that the new Doom has been released, reviews have been praising the campaign mode of developer id Software's reboot. The game manages to walk the tightrope of staying loyal to the classic originals, while still bringing something new to the table and incorporating modern FPS mechanics.

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Warcraft movie tickets will come with a free copy of the game

Warcraft movie tickets will come with a free copy of the game

Next month, the lore behind the popular MMO, World of Warcraft, will make its way to the big screen. And Blizzard is no doubt hoping that moviegoers will develop a new interest in the game, even if they've never played it before. In fact, if you got to the right theaters, you'll get a free copy of the game to take home and install.

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Nvidia GTX 1080 Founder’s Edition Review – A new king

Nvidia GTX 1080 Founder’s Edition Review – A new king

A week and a half ago, NVIDIA announced their next flagship GPU, the GeForce GTX 1080. This is the first GPU to use the company's new Pascal architecture. According to NVIDIA, this powerhouse is set to deliver substantial increases over the previous generation. Even though we're still another week and a half away from launch, we've gotten our hands on one of the new cards, and we've been putting it to the test.

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Steam Summer Sale dates leaked – Prepare your wallet

Steam Summer Sale dates leaked – Prepare your wallet

There are few constants in life. Death, Taxes, and Steam having their annual Summer and Holiday sales. Valve has been putting on sales for quite some time now, so we're pretty used to their timing. However, it looks like we already know exactly when their Summer Sale will be, despite the company not announcing it yet.

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Razer announces first US retail store in San Francisco

Razer announces first US retail store in San Francisco

When you think about going to the store to satisfy your gaming habits, you have some wildly different options. You have your stores that happen to have electronics departments, you've got electronics stores with decent gaming sections, and then you've got game-focused stores like GameStop. One major gaming hardware maker thinks that these options just aren't good enough, so they're opening their own store.

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Blizzard details how Overwatch cheaters will be dealt with

Blizzard details how Overwatch cheaters will be dealt with

Overwatch, the new team-based first-person shooter from Blizzard, just concluded its open beta earlier this week, and the game proved to be very popular, seeing over 9.7 million players. Now that the next step is awaiting the May 24th release, Blizzard has taken a moment to explain how it will deal with players caught cheating, and it's a simple, clear-cut policy: one strike and they're out. Cheating just once will result in a permanent ban from Overwatch.

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