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Oculus Rift and Touch bundle gets a big discount in summer sale

Oculus Rift and Touch bundle gets a big discount in summer sale

It's proving to be a pretty excellent summer for VR. Not only did we see a rather tempting discount on the HTC VIVE for the Steam Summer Sale, but it wasn't long before Best Buy was offering a deal of its own on the Oculus Rift. Now Oculus is getting in on the action directly, delivering the best deal we've seen thus far as part of its "Summer of Rift" promotion.

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Tesla gets go ahead for 100MW Powerpack system in South Australia

Tesla gets go ahead for 100MW Powerpack system in South Australia

Remember when Tesla CEO Elon Musk promised that he could have a backup power solution in place for South Australia in 100 days? The promise came after South Australia experienced severe storms that caused a blackout, leaving 1.7 million residents without power. Musk and his company will now get the chance to make good on that promise, as Tesla has been given the go ahead to proceed with its energy storage system.

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SFANS Switch dock is actually a 30-dollar knock-off

SFANS Switch dock is actually a 30-dollar knock-off

A couple of days ago, we talked about the new SFANS Switch dock, which is meant to be a portable solution for hooking up your Switch console to a TV. The dock, along with a competitor called the Switch-Con, seem to be hits on their respective crowdfunding platforms, indiegogo and Kickstarter. While there's clearly an audience for these portable Switch docks, new information has come to light that requires giving these docks a second look.

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PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds full release pushed back

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds full release pushed back

A lot of people have already purchased PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds and are enjoying its rough-around-the-edges early access build, but if you're the type to wait on a game until it enters full release, it looks like you'll be waiting a bit longer to get in on the PUBG action. Though developer Bluehole initially said that it was aiming to have PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds leave early access within six months, today that roadmap was extended.

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Xbox Live will soon let you gift games to friends

Xbox Live will soon let you gift games to friends

While Xbox Live is a fairly feature-rich service, one important feature that has been notably absent is the ability to gift games with your friends. Xbox players have been asking for it too -for years on end at this point. It seems like those requests will soon be answered, as Xbox executive Mike Ybarra has indicated that Microsoft is close to implementing game gifting.

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Steam Link app beta test launches for some Samsung Smart TVs

Steam Link app beta test launches for some Samsung Smart TVs

Valve's Steam Link is a pretty handy tool if you're looking to play your PC games on your TV, especially if your PC and TV are in separate rooms. The only problem is that the Steam Link box currently costs $50 from the Steam store, making it a somewhat expensive accessory. The good news is that Valve and Samsung have teamed up to the throw the physical Steam Link requirement out the window, provided you have a certain Samsung Smart TV sitting in your living room.

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Doomfist is finally coming to Overwatch

Doomfist is finally coming to Overwatch

After of mountains of speculation, Blizzard has confirmed that Doomfist will be Overwatch's next hero. Fans have been waiting for Doomfist to join the Overwatch cast of characters since the game was released, and it looks like he'll play unlike any other character in the game. Even better is that he's going live on the Overwatch public test realm today, so you don't need to wait if you want to try him out.

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PS4 games on PlayStation Now have finally landed

PS4 games on PlayStation Now have finally landed

After revealing as much earlier in the year, Sony has revealed that today is the day that PlayStation 4 games come to PlayStation Now. Thus far, PlayStation Now has been Sony's service for making PS3 games playable on PS4 and PC. With the addition of 20 PS4 games today, PS Now should become a lot more attractive to PS4 and PC players alike.

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T-Mobile’s One Plus unlimited plan hikes to Verizon prices [UPDATE]

T-Mobile’s One Plus unlimited plan hikes to Verizon prices [UPDATE]

Back when the big four carriers first announced their new unlimited plans, T-Mobile initially put itself in a good position to compete on price with the likes of Verizon and AT&T. Today, however, T-Mobile's unlimited plan is looking quite similar to what Verizon offers, not only from a features standpoint, but also from a pricing one. That's thanks to a small price hike T-Mobile has made to its One Plus add-on.

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Hulu adds HBO, just in time for new Game of Thrones

Hulu adds HBO, just in time for new Game of Thrones

We're now just 10 days out from the return of Game of Thrones, and just in time for the new season, Hulu has added both HBO and Cinemax to its streaming lineup. Like Showtime before them, HBO and Cinemax are being added as paid add-ons to Hulu plans, so don't expect a free ride into the lands of Westeros.

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Super Mario Odyssey won’t have game over screens

Super Mario Odyssey won’t have game over screens

With each new Super Mario game, Nintendo seems to focused on doing things differently than other games in the series. Super Mario Odyssey has its share of new features and mechanics, but one change that Nintendo is making breaks with a long-running aspect of the Super Mario series. Super Mario Odyssey will be dropping the game over screen, which has been present in every mainline Super Mario game for the past 30 years.

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Nokia and ZEISS rekindle their old partnership

Nokia and ZEISS rekindle their old partnership

Once upon a time, Nokia phones sporting ZEISS lenses we're a fairly common sight. Now that Nokia smartphones are being revived by HMD Global, it only makes sense to rekindle that old partnership as well. That's exactly what HMD and ZEISS have done today, announcing that ZEISS lenses will soon feature on Nokia smartphones once again.

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