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Facebook is buying Oculus VR for $2 billion, plans to 'unlock new worlds for all of us'

Mark Zuckerberg is following up his Whatsapp buy with another big acquisition: virtual reality company Oculus VR for $2 billion in stock and cash (curiously, news of the talks may have leaked on Reddit a month ago). In a post on Facebook, Zuckerberg talks at length about how Facebook plans to make …

The Future Of The Xbox One Is Riding On This Insane, Next-Generation Shoot-Em-Up Game

The action is set in a futuristic, war-ravaged hellscape in which battling players called pilots man colossal robotic killing machines, or Titans, in a hyperkinetic fight to the death.<p>A visual and auditory extravaganza that could bring Michael Bay to tears, it's just about as straightforward as a …

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Flying drone can '3D print' with foam, help carry away hazardous objects

Flying drones with 3D printers attached to their body: it was only a matter of time until the two technologies met. Such a thing now exists, although we're not quite sure it's earned its printing qualification yet. Developed by a team at the Imperial College London, the "3D printing Micro Aerial …

‘Ingress’, An Augmented-Reality Game About Mysterious Energy Sources by Google’s Niantic Labs

<i>Ingress</i> is an augmented-reality game by Google’s Niantic Labs that focuses on the control and manipulation of “mysterious energy sources” at …

Newest Hit-Game Maker Machine Zone Nears $3 Billion Valuation

A little-known game developer called Machine Zone is on the verge of raising a round of financing that will catapult it into the ranks of the most valuable startups in the world.<p>The developer of “Game of War: Fire Age,” a popular mobile game with a built-in language translator, is in advanced talks …

'Destiny' Fix Weakens Auto Rifles And Tweaks 'Vault of Glass'

We all thought that the Auto Rifle seemed a little too powerful. When I started playing Destiny, I chose a hand cannon that seemed to fit my hunter/cowboy aesthetic, but I basically dropped all the other weapons in the game once I got my hands on my first real auto rifle. Bungie apparently took …

Iron, man - Destiny's 'reforged' Iron Banner 2.0 goes live

It's hammer-time for <i>Destiny</i>, now that the game's "Reforged" Iron Banner event is up and running until Monday, November 24. Hammer-time, get it? You know... forges... hammers... can't touch this? Oh, never mind.<p>Bungie pitched the first Iron Banner as a limited-time PVP event in which "power …

Fast and Furious series could see 'at least three more' films, Universal exec says

Universal Pictures believes the Fast and Furious film franchise is far from finished, even after the tragic death of Paul Walker.<p>"We think there's at least three more [movies]," said Donna Langley, chairman of Universal Pictures, during a roundtable interview by The Hollywood Reporter with …

Reminder: 'Destiny' Is Still The Most Important Console Game Of 2014

The big fall releases are rolling in. We’ve already seen the yearly entry from console industry’s two major annualized franchises, Call of Duty and Assassin’s Creed, as well as other major titles like Sunset Overdrive, as well as Skylanders, Halo and so on. We’re getting Far Cry and Dragon Age next …