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Oculus Rift at SXSW: is virtual reality the 'Holy Grail' of gaming?

We're live at SXSW's Virtual Reality: The Holy Grail of Gaming panel with Valve, Oculus and more

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What? You didn't think we'd make it out of the first day of SXSW without some gaming coverage, did you? We're here at the show's Gaming Expo, a room full of the latest and greatest offerings from companies big and small. We couldn't help but do a doubletake when...
We're live at SXSW's Virtual Reality: The Holy Grail of Gaming panel with Valve, Oculus and more

The inescapable ’80s: 8-bit, SimCity, and Wing Commander all make a comeback

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I do everything I can to not dwell too much on the 1980s and early 1990s, but sometimes I just don’t have any other choice. I think it’s a generalized problem you experience as you get older: try as you might, you can’t completely abandon your formative years, full of...
The inescapable ’80s: 8-bit, SimCity, and Wing Commander all make a comeback

10 Tech Bugs That Became Real Features

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Just because something didn't work the way you intended doesn't mean it's broken. Software engineers work hard to fix problems on a tight deadline, but they can't always fix everything. So they figure out how to turn those "problems" into features. A user on Quora asks, "What are the best...
10 Tech Bugs That Became Real Features
Former EA Tiburon devs form PixelFoundry, announce RTS BlackSpace

EVE Online dev reveals Oculus Rift-based space dogfighting 'experience'

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It's not clear if Icelandic game studio CCP is extending its crazy MMO, EVE Online, into the world of virtual reality, but the company is working on some form of EVE-based VR application using the Oculus Rift. CCP teased the concept during the keynote event at its Fanfest event...
EVE Online dev reveals Oculus Rift-based space dogfighting 'experience'

Hands-on with EVR, a spaceship dogfighting game demo built for Oculus Rift

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We've seen plenty of demos showcasing the Oculus Rift, but actual gameplay experience with the VR headset has been tough to come by. We first heard about a spaceship dogfighting game called EVR being built for the Oculus Rift by game studio CCP a couple months ago. And, today...
Hands-on with EVR, a spaceship dogfighting game demo built for Oculus Rift

Halo 4: the film of the game

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A web-only film based on the Halo series (previewed below) is the start of something specialGiven that both are such strong visual mediums, video games and films have endured a surprisingly fractious relationship. Yet it is one that neither seems willing to walk away from - the symbiotic allure at its...
Halo 4: the film of the game

The biggest gaming stories of 2012--from extra screens to extra endings

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There's never really a calm time in the game industry. Technological and market forces are constantly pushing the industry in new directions, both as a business and as an artistic medium. Still, 2012 felt like an especially eventful year for gaming, with long-standing trends like digital distribution, user-created content,...
The biggest gaming stories of 2012--from extra screens to extra endings
GamesBeat weekly roundup: Kixeye CEO calls out Zynga, new Xbox 360 dashboard revealed, and Twitch raises $1.5M for charity
Wing Commander creator Chris Roberts returns to gaming with Star Citizen online game universe

Star Citizen - preview

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The creator of Wing Commander, Privateer and Freelancer is back and the epic space shooter is returning with himTen years ago, Chris Roberts, creator of Wing Commander, Privateer and Freelancer, left the games industry and seemed to take the whole space combat genre with him. While Eve Online has built...
Star Citizen - preview
At the controls: 12 stories you might have missed this week

Wing Commander's Chris Roberts returns to gaming with ambitious MMO

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After making his name with classic titles like Wing Commander and Privateer in the '90s, legendary game designer Chris Roberts left the industry to spend the last decade producing movies, including Lord of War, Lucky Number Slevin, and The Punisher. But today, Roberts announced he's coming back to gaming with...
Wing Commander's Chris Roberts returns to gaming with ambitious MMO

Wing Commander creator Chris Roberts working on new space combat game

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Chris Roberts is responsible for some massive milestones in PC gaming. As the man behind the Wing Commander and Privateer series of games, as well as other notable titles like Strike Commander and the more recent Freelancer, he can rightfully be called the father of the space combat simulator genre....
Wing Commander creator Chris Roberts working on new space combat game

Gabe Newell, John Carmack and more talk VR at SXSW, watch live here at 7PM ET

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Virtual Reality is one of this year's big would-be comeback stories, led largely but the runaway success of the Oculus Rift Kickstarter and Valve's recent rumblings on the matter. Not surprisingly, that talk is set to continue at South by Southwest Interactive this week, where Oculus Rift vice president...
Gabe Newell, John Carmack and more talk VR at SXSW, watch live here at 7PM ET

GOG.com brings classic PC game catalog to Macs with over 50 titles and counting

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Online game retailer GOG.com announced today it is bringing a large portion of its classic game catalog to Macs starting with over 50 titles. The company said half of those games will see their first release ever on OS X today. To celebrate the launch GOG is offering The...
GOG.com brings classic PC game catalog to Macs with over 50 titles and counting

Good Old Games now supports Mac, kicks off with approximately 50 games

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Everyone's favorite DRM-free digital games distributor, Good Old Games, is now offering support for just over 50 games on Mac OS-based machines. That means that classics like Syndicate and the Wing Commander series are now offered through the service, not to mention new classics like Botanicula and The Witcher...
Good Old Games now supports Mac, kicks off with approximately 50 games

Star Citizen's $6.3 million haul breaks gaming crowdfunding record

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In announcing his return to the gaming industry, Wing Commander creator Chris Roberts said he wanted his ambitious Star Citizen project to prove that there is "a significant group of people that has always loved space games, and if given a quality one again will be happy to play it."...
Star Citizen's $6.3 million haul breaks gaming crowdfunding record

HOWTO Make a Admiral Ackbar paper-bag puppet

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Our pal Bonnie Burton has a new book out, the The Star Wars Craft Book. It includes this swell cephalodic puppet: "By reusing a paper lunch bag, you're recycling while making a cool puppet of Admiral Ackbar from Return of the Jedi. Have fun making other character bag puppets...
HOWTO Make a Admiral Ackbar paper-bag puppet
Watch live: Oculus Rift inventor and CliffyB talk virtual reality at 7PM ET
Star Citizen's Chris Roberts discusses upping the ante on PC gaming
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