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Oculus Rift developer kits now shipping

Oculus Rift developer kits have begun shipping, manufacturer Oculus VR announced today.<p>"We actually started shipping on Wednesday, but we haven't shared tracking information yet because the team is still tied up at GDC in San Francisco," said Oculus Rift creator Palmer Luckey. That means the Rift …

Drones Will Not Deliver Your Newspaper, At Least Not For Now*

But unfortunately, it ended up being an April Fools' Day joke.<p>The "news" was that drone-maker Parrot and local postal service La Poste Group would team up to deliver mail via quadricopter drones as early as May of this year.<p>Still, drones are becoming more commonplace these days, with thousands of …

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Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition surpasses six million downloads

4J Studios' <i>Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition</i> surpassed six million downloads, the developer announced on Twitter.<p>The Xbox 360 version launched worldwide on May 9 of last year and hit four million downloads a few months later in October.<p>Update 9, the next update for the console version, is currently in …

Epic debuts Infiltrator, the new tech demo for Unreal Engine 4

Epic has made it something of a tradition to bring new technology and new demonstrations of their Unreal Engine to each year's Game Developers Conference. 2013 has proven to continue that tradition, as Epic debuted its new "Infiltrator" technical demonstration to partners, press and prospective …

Humanity's Final Game: a titanium board game buried in the Nevada desert

Now in its 10th and final year, the Game Design Challenge here at GDC is a competition that pits gaming's most innovative minds against each other to come up with a game based upon a particular theme or concept — and this year developer Jason Rohrer won for creating a game that he hopes people …

Meet Harry Beck, the genius behind London's iconic subway map

A look back at the man who changed the way people move<p>© Ken Garland, courtesy of London Transport Museum<p>You won't find Harry Beck's face on any coins or postage stamps, but his fingerprints are all over London. Born in 1902, Beck was an English engineering draftsman who sparked a small revolution …

The Kickstarter darling comes home: hands on with the Ouya

And that's the Ouya. It's an early product full of potential energy.<p>On July 10, just one week after announcing the project and less than eight hours after putting it on Kickstarter, Ouya reached its $950,000 goal.<p>A few minutes later it broke the million dollar mark, only the eighth project in …