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Virtual reality developers say it's 'too early to panic' about Facebook

Just because there's no 'Minecraft,' doesn't mean there won't be games<p>Not everyone is happy about Facebook buying Oculus VR. Many who backed the original Kickstarter are concerned about the fate of the company, while the creator of <i>Minecraft</i> has said that he will no longer release a version of the …

Microsoft Should Have Acquired Oculus Rift, Not Facebook

I’m worried about the Facebook acquisition of the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset.<p>Sure, getting in on the rising tide of VR technology may have long-term benefits for Facebook.<p>But I’m more concerned with what this means for video games—not just the type of video games we can expect on the …

Escape Goat 2 review: get smart

Escape Goat 2 is pure brain candy.<p><i>Escape Goat 2</i> made me feel brilliant.<p>This 2D puzzle platformer from MagicalTimeBean accomplished a near-impossible task — it put me in a sort of Zen state for the entirety of my playthrough. It threw me into a series of rooms, each more devious than the last, and …

Oculus on Joining Facebook, Making Rift Cheaper, and Fan Fears

Acquisition will lead to superior product at lower cost, company says.<p>Facebook shocked the gaming industry this afternoon when it announced that it …

Kobe Bryant expected to be ruled out for season with knee injury, per report

It never made much sense for him to come back during a lost season, and the Lakers are planning on making the inevitable official at some point this week.<p>The Los Angeles Lakers are expected to announce Kobe Bryant will miss the remainder of the 2013-14 season with a knee injury, according to Kevin …

Indiegogo Campaign Starts for Hush on Wii U

It seems like not a week goes by where we here at Nintendojo don’t come across a new fundraising campaign for a game on Wii U. <i>Hush</i> is a little bit …

Microsoft, EA, and Respawn have a lot riding on the Titanfall launch for Xbox One

Microsoft has the Titanfall jitters tonight. The new Xbox One exclusive from publisher Electronic Arts and developer Respawn Entertainment has launched at midnight store openings on the East Coast. Soon, the world will get access to the game that could make or break the Xbox One in its battle with …

Play the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy text adventure

<b>To celebrate the 30th anniversary of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy text-based adventure game, the BBC has released an online version, playable</b> …

Windows XP: It's time to say good-bye

I've got to tell it to you straight. If you're still on an old computer running the Windows XP operating system, D-Day is at hand. And by "D" I mean "dump it."<p>I understand if you don't want to face this. You have a computer and the setup works for you. Sure it's a bit clunky, but you don't want to …

How In-app Purchases Have Destroyed The Industry

I don't like writing negative articles that don't include a solution to the problem, but in this case, there is no solution. The state of in-app …

LeBron James erupts against Bobcats for career-high 61 points

LeBron James just set the world on fire and then stood there to watch it all burn, setting a new career-high with 61 points on Monday.<p><b>More: MVP</b> …

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Get a Bird’s Eye View of Titanfall’s 15 Maps

Top-down images of Titanfall’s maps emerge, highlighting key landmarks.<p>Gamers waiting on Titanfall’s arrival can get a taste of the layouts from the …

Playing Tetris helps you reduce cravings for food, alcohol, and cigarettes

For years, those who battle addictions to alcohol, smoking, and overeating have been forced to rely on uncertain methods for curbing their cravings, …

Google concerned about Microsoft's move for Nokia unit

smartphones<p>Microsoft move worries Google<p>Google and Samsung Electronics joined Chinese mobile phone makers in expressing concern to China that Microsoft Corp.'s bid to take over Nokia Oyj's phone business may result in higher patent licensing fees, two government officials familiar with the matter …

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