Facebook is buying Oculus VR and why that is so scary

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About two years ago we all started hearing about this thing the Oculus Rift. It was really the greatest looking virtual reality experience since sliced bread, or at least there was the promise that it was going to be. The VR headset invented primarily by Palmer Lucky had a Kickstarter that went bonkers because the thing looked so great. Over the last couple years gamers had been looking and anticipating and salivating and creaming their pants over the Rift until today, when it was announced that Facebook was buying Oculus VR for $2 billion. It’s a lot of money for sure, and even somewhat understandable, but god what a let down.

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EA shows off Titanfall and Battlefield 4 multiplayer gameplay vids at Gamescom

 

By Andrew Levy

It looks like many of us will being sticking to EA shooters for the foreseeable future. Today at the annual Gamescom conference held in Cologne, Germany, EA showed off two new multiplayer gameplay trailers for two of its highly anticipated upcoming games. The Battlefield 4 demo showcases a massive map dubbed “Paracel Storm”. The gameplay features an fast paced game of infantry, jets, helicopters, and boats, typical fair from most Battlefield games. However, this time around we are going to experience dynamic weather. There’s a storm folks. Players will have to battle harsh weather as well as the enemy, queue in boats launching off massive waves. (Battlefield 4 video can be seen above.)

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Xbox One Will Launch With 23 Confirmed Titles

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By Kyle Romain

As we draw closer and closer to the November release date of the new Xbox One, gamers have been getting antsy to know just which titles they will be able to play on day one. That wait is over for Xbox hopefuls, with Microsoft unveiling their list of Xbox One launch titles today at Gamescom.

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The Humble Origin Bundle


By Andrew Levy

At this point, most of us are all pretty familiar with how the Humble Bundles work. Typically a number of games will be offered at a “pay-what-you-want” price tag, let’s say $1, and if you pay more than ~$5 you get a couple “premium” games. On top of that, the proceeds go to charity. Cheap games, good cause, can’t go wrong.

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BioShock Infinite DLC – Burial at Sea, brings us back to Rapture


By Andrew Levy

It looks as though DLC for last March’s smash hit BioShock Infinite is on the horizon. Earlier today Irrational Games published a new trailer for the upcoming downloadable content Burial at Sea (seen above). Fans of the BioShock series will be delighted to hear that gamers will be returning to the underwater city of Rapture.

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Steam Summer Sale begins!

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By Kyle Romain

Your wallets better be full, because the Steam Summer Seal Sale kicked off today to the mass rejoicing of PC gamers everywhere. For those that are unaware, Valveā€™s Steam platform holds an annual sale for an entire week every summer on almost its entire library of games. Sales ranged from 15%-90% off of some games, creating a sale that rivals that of Black Friday.

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New GTA V gameplay trailer previews heaps of new features

 
By Andrew Levy

Rockstar has released an official gameplay video of the upcoming GTA V. The trailer shows off a decent amount of the game, which will offer a much (much much much) larger and more complex world than that of GTA IV. In GTA V gamers will take on the role of three lead characters Micheal the former bank robber, Franklin the intelligent “street hustler”, and Trevor the insane white trash hick that embodies the satirical insanity of Grand Theft Auto. The characters’ narratives are interwoven and users will be able to switch between the three within and outside of missions to offer a unique a dynamic gameplay style.

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Apple App Store fifth anniversary, top apps and games going for free

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By Andrew Levy

The fifth anniversary for Apple’s App Store is fast approaching (July 10th). In honor of five incredibly successful years, a number of top iOS apps have gone free. Amongst several other applications and games, users can get Barefoot World Atlas (normally $4.99), Infinity Blade II (normally $5.99), Tiny Wings (normally $2.99), Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP (normally $4.99), and Tractor DJ (normally 19.99) all for free.

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