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Look directly at the 'Sunshine' with Oculus VR

Oculus Rift offers some pretty out of this world experiences (punching sharks and becoming a bird immediately come to mind), but getting an up-close and personal with the sun aren't among them. Until now, of course. That, my friends, is what <i>Sunshine Observation Deck</i> is for. If it looks familiar, …

Capcom and Sega Join Forces for Worlds Unite Comic Book Crossover

This crossover is bigger than just Sonic and Mega Man.<p><i>Update: We've added the fourth and final teaser image that reveals the entire cast of this epic</i> …

Gaming smartphones, tablets reach $1B for first time ever

The world now has more than 1 billion smartphones and tablets used for gaming around the world. This is the first time these devices have surpassed that milestone. And Google’s mobile operating system continues to benefit the most from the growth.<p>Android makes up nearly 75 percent of the the …

After deleting a fifth-grader's Destiny characters, his advice is: 'Suck it up'

A seemingly remorseless 17-year-old friend of a friend is responsible for deceiving a fifth-grader and deleting two high-level <i>Destiny</i> characters, Game Informer reports, based on interviews with one of the victim's mothers and the perpetrator.<p>And the bad actor admits to doing the same thing in a …

Report: Xbox Games With Gold in March to Feature Tomb Raider, Rayman Legends

We've reached out for confirmation.<p><b>UPDATE:</b> A post on Xbox Wire has confirmed that Tomb Raider, BioShock Infinite, and Rayman Legends will all be free …

PS4 Getting Dragon Quest Heroes In North America

Square Enix announced today that action-RPG Dragon Quest Heroes will be released in the West. Previously, the game was confirmed only for a launch in Japan, where it arrives tomorrow, February 26.<p>Dragon Quest Heroes will arrive in North America exclusively for PlayStation 4 later this year. A …

Microsoft is making a Fast & Furious expansion for Forza Horizon 2

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Dragon Quest Heroes is coming to North America and Europe

We’re finally getting a new Dragon Quest.<p>Sony announced today that Dragon Quest Heroes, an action-based take on Square Enix’s popular role-playing game series, is coming to North America and Europe for the PlayStation 4 later this year. The Japanese version launches for PlayStation 4 and …

Trials Fusion Sells Over 1.7 Million Copies

Fault One Zero DLC is now available.<p>Ubisoft's obstacle-ridden racing game Trials Fusion has sold over 1.7 million copies since its initial release on …

Free Forza Horizon 2 Fast & Furious-Themed Standalone Game Coming

Microsoft and Universal Pictures are working together for a free standalone Forza Horizon 2 game featuring cars and missions inspired by the <i>Fast & Furious</i> movie franchise.<p>The <i>Associated Press</i> broke the news. Universal executive Bill Kispert said the film company had been talking with Forza developer …

Arkham Knight's 'M' Rating Shows That 'Teen' Games Are An Endangered Species

The ESRB has rated Batman: Arkham Knight ahead of its June release, and the result has surprised even the developer itself. After Arkham Asylum, Arkham City and even Arkham Origins all received “T for Teen” tatings, it seems Arkham Knight has gone a bit darker, and is now branded with an “M for …

How Madden Player Ratings Are Made

One man assigns skill ratings to the entire virtual NFL.<p>As real-life sports make the transition into digital worlds, someone needs to quantify the …

Review: Nvidia's GTX 960 is a Good, Not Great 1080p GPU

So far, Nvidia's impressively power-efficient Maxwell architecture has been quite the potent performer. The GTX 980 is still the fastest single-GPU money can buy, while the cheaper GTX 970 remains fantastic value for money, even if Nvidia's recent PR failings have given its reputation something of …

Free Forza game is a Fast & Furious movie tie-in (update)

Forza developer Turn 10 Studios is revving up a special stand-alone expansion for <i>Forza Horizon 2</i> based on Universal Pictures' upcoming film <i>Furious 7</i>, reports the Associated Press.<p>A teaser trailer for the game, which is called <i>Forza Horizon 2 Presents Fast & Furious</i>, appeared on the Xbox Poland …

Death is forever in Nexon’s mobile roguelike dungeon-crawler Legacy Quest (exclusive)

Nexon M’s and Socialspiel’s latest mobile game is anything but casual.<p>Legacy Quest is an action role-playing game with roguelike influences, developed by Austria-based Socialspeil, a team made of up ex-Rockstar Games developers. Its publisher is Nexon M, the mobile arm of Soeul-based online game …

Survey says e-sports fans attend live events for the community and atmosphere

In a short few years, e-sports has become a huge global phenomenon. And fans are going to large events in ever-increasing numbers. It might seem strange for people to pay for an event where they watch other people play games, but those fans say that they’re in it for the community of fellowship …

Halo: Nightfall becomes a feature-length digital release on March 17

<i>Halo: Nightfall</i>, the Xbox live-action series set between the events of <i>Halo 4</i> and <i>Halo 5: Guardians</i>, will launch digitally on March 17, according to a trailer released by Microsoft ahead of the digital launch.<p>The Ridley Scott-produced series of episodes is being combined into a single, feature-length …

The Xbox One's built-in video editor just got a lot more powerful

Microsoft has been touting its Upload Studio since before the Xbox One launched, but until now, the video editing suite only offered a few options for gamers. Now its first major update is bringing a ton of new features -- it can splice together recordings to run for up to 30 minutes, drop in text …

This Week's Deals With Gold Includes GTA 5

Have you got it yet?<p>The latest list of titles included in Microsoft's Deals with Gold program have been announced.<p>The company's Major Nelson made the …

Sony says The Last Guardian still isn't canceled, following trademark error (Update)

An administrative error in the handling of <i>The Last Guardian</i>'s trademark has forced Sony, again, to issue reassurances that the game still is in development.<p>Sony, to GameSpot, Videogamer.com and others, confirmed that <i>The Last Guardian</i> remains in development by Team Ico. It was discovered this …

Nvidia’s Grid cloud gaming service will soon have 40 games

Nvidia is announcing today it will soon have 40 titles available on its Nvidia Grid cloud gaming service, which can stream games on demand to the Nvidia Shield tablet.<p>The Grid service allows players to immediately start playing a high-end game that would ordinarily require a big download or the …

App Store Update: February 12

WayForward's water-wielding woman warrior wants you to help her "Hose It Down!"<p>Every day hundreds of new apps make their debut on the App Store, and …

See Daniel Craig As James Bond In First 007 Spectre Image

Filming has officially begun on upcoming James Bond movie <i>Spectre</i>, and with that news comes the first officially released image of actor Daniel Craig as the super-spy.<p>Shared via the official 007 Twitter account is the image above, showing Craig on a snowy mountaintop in Austria dressed in black and …

Ubisoft: New Assassin's Creed, Rainbow Six Siege and The Division Coming This Year

Annualized Assassin's Creeds are here to stay, it seems.<p>During a conference call with investors today, Ubisoft reconfirmed that a new Assassin's …

Xbox One Activity Feed Now Available Via Xbox.com

The Xbox One's Activity Feed, which tracks your friends' achievements, GameDVR clips, and more, is now available through Xbox.com. Go ahead, check it out right here.<p>In addition, Microsoft has rolled out a "Suggested Friends" tool that aims to help you find and make more friends online. You can see …

Lara Croft will fight ferocious animals all day and night in Rise of the Tomb Raider

<i>Rise of the Tomb Raider</i>, developer Crystal Dynamics' upcoming action game, will pit heroine Lara Croft against animals, day and night cycles and inclement weather, game director Brian Horton told Game Informer. But the budding adventurist won’t be left without the means to defend herself.<p>The …

First Build of Windows 10 Technical Preview for Phones Now Available

The earliest public preview, says Microsoft.<p>Microsoft released its first Windows 10 preview build for phones today as part of its Windows Insider …

New Dungeons and Dragons Game Sword Coast Legends Coming in 2015

Return to the Forgotten Realms.<p>A new Dungeons & Dragons game is coming to PC in 2015. Developed in collaboration by n-Space and Digital Extremes, …

Are Brutalities Coming Back for Mortal Kombat X?

FINISH HIM! OR HER!<p>During today's Mortal Kombat X live stream from NetherRealm Studios, the team responsible for the next entry into the Mortal …

Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 Review Part II: 1440p Benchmarks, 2-Way SLI, And Radeon 285 Showdown

Welcome to part 2 of my Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 review. If you missed it, part 1 focuses on single card 1080p benchmarks, performance, and temps. Get a primer on the GTX 960 by referring back to that. In this installment we’ll analyze how the 2GB, 128-bit GTX 960 handles 1440p (2560 x 1440) gaming …

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