Brian Foster

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Giant robotic teddy bear: Japan's nurse of the future

The population of Japan is ageing, and fewer children being born. This creates a variety of problems -- not the least of which is a shortage of caregivers for the elderly, as the elderly population grows while the younger population shrinks. To help compensate, the country has been exploring a …

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The New Oculus VR Headset Makes The Virtual Seem Real

Virtual reality company Oculus VR revealed a new prototype version of its flagship Rift headset this weekend, promising they’d made a ‘massive leap’ towards the goal of presenting truly immersive virtual worlds.<p>I’ve tried on the headset, and I’ve run through the new ten-minute demo prepared by …

Oculus to make 'VR Quest' dungeon crawler game for Samsung Gear VR

Oculus VR, the company behind the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset, announced today they will release a game with the working title "VR Quest" for …

Poltergeist: A Pixelated Horror is Set to Haunt Vita Owners Next Month

October is shaping up to be a month full of releases. While <i>The Evil Within</i> is likely to steal the show, a hopeful Latin American duo behind the …

Official Tickets and Your Source for Live Entertainment

Jul<p>26<p>Thu<p>featuring Annie LeBlanc, Jet Jurgensmeyer, Caroline Grace, Macy Martin, Sage Charmaine… and a surprise special guest!<p>Rams Head Live!, …

Disney Infinity 2.0's Intro Reminds Us It's Not All Marvel

Tuesday's North American release of <i>Disney Infinity 2.0</i> is all about Marvel Comics' finest, but the intro movie is totally Disney.<p>A showcase for …

The first games that show off iOS 8's graphics are available for download

Metal is so metal<p>With iOS 8, Apple introduced a new tool for game developers which gives them better ways to take advantage of the A7 and A8 processors. It's called "Metal," a play on the common way of describing coding that's "close to the metal" of the processor instead of abstracted through …

​Why High-Level Destiny Players Are All Shooting At The Same Cave

Go to the Russian countryside in <i>Destiny</i>. Head left past the plane graveyard, through the building where you first encountered the moon-wizard, and …

Here's how to find Destiny's 'Loot Cave' and plunder it for endless riches

<b>Update 2</b>: There's already a new loot cave, and it's actually easier to mine than the first.<p><b>Update:</b> All good things must come to an end. Bungie has shut down the loot cave, saying that "shooting at a black hole for hours on end isn't our dream for how Destiny is played. Our hope is that social …

Oculus Rift hands-on: why the latest version is a watershed moment for gaming

I have seen the future, and I’m worried it’s really going to mess me up.<p>Specifically, I have a cutting-edge virtual reality device, halfway between an old-fashioned Polaroid camera and a snorkel mask, strapped over my face. A few minutes in, I’m no longer sure whether I’m facing forwards, …

Disney Has Figured Out A Way To Get More Girls To Play Console Video Games

There's been a lot of chatter lately about female video gamers.<p>A game industry critic was forced out of her home after receiving rape threats on Twitter. At the E3 press conference in June, severed heads outnumbered women presenters.<p>The game industry has long been considered a boys club, although …

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Destiny Raid Tips From The First People To Ever Beat It

<i>Destiny</i>'s first ever raid is not—by any stretch of imagination—a cakewalk. For one, the raid is obtuse and frequently merciless, and for two <i>Destiny</i> …

Destiny's average playtime lasts 3 hours — 4 hours on weekends, says Bungie

Despite a disappointed critical reception, <i>Destiny</i> still figures to be a popular game, with players logging average play sessions of three hours, and four hours if they're playing on weekends.<p>Those numbers come courtesy of Bungie's latest weekly update, but they also come during the first week of …