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Facebook buys Oculus VR

Facebook has acquired Oculus VR, the company building the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset, for $2 billion. Oculus will keep its headquarters in Irvine, California. "We are excited to work with Mark and the Facebook team to deliver the very best virtual reality platform in the world," Oculus...

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Double Fine to publish indie games, starting with Escape Goat 2

Double Fine may be known for creating games like Psychonauts, Brutal Legend and Broken Age, but it's expanding its efforts to add indie game publishing to its repertoire. Its first act as an indie publisher is to provide "promotional assistance and distribution" for MagicalTimeBean's Escape Goat...

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EA is not this year's 'Worst Company in America'

That's right, after two years as The Consumerist's Worst Company in America, as voted by the site's online audience, EA was knocked out in the first round by Time Warner Cable. EA received 48.8 percent of the vote, while TWC got 51.2 percent. In response to EA's win last year, COO Peter Moore...

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GDC breaks attendance record, returns March 2-6, 2015

Over 24,000 industry professionals attended the 2014 Game Developers Conference, organizer UBM Tech Game Network announced today. This year's event saw the unveiling of PlayStation's Project Morpheus, a hands-on tour of Valve's latest Steam controller, and a look back at the history of Shenmue and...

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Microsoft praises Valve, vows 'renewed focus' on PC games

With the dust of the Xbox One launch having settled, Microsoft corporate vice president Phil Spencer is ready to turn the company's attention toward the future of PC gaming. During a recent roundtable discussion at GDC, Spencer was asked his thoughts on Valve Software, and more specifically, the...

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Stiq Figures, March 10 - 16: StreetPassing is great edition

Welcome to Stiq Figures, where the sales data is after the break and the posts don't matter. I'm not used to finding people to StreetPass with. I never managed to do it during my last two years on a campus of 10,000 students, and it's the same story in my current home in the suburban outskirts....

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NFL Players Association contest rewards mobile dev with license this season

In the world of professional sports licensing, one of the more widely maligned situations is the exclusive NFL license held by Electronic Arts for home console games. That's just one aspect of sports licensing, as organizations that stand as players unions are also able to license out the images...

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Sony discounts Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes on UK PSN

Brits who have yet to pick up Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes may suddenly find the admittedly short game more attractive thanks to an unexpected PlayStation Network price cut. Originally, the digital incarnation of Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes featured a £29.99 price tag, identical...

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Epic keen to add console support to Unreal Engine 4 subscription model

Epic Games' new, surprisingly inexpensive subscription model for Unreal Engine 4 development drastically lowers the requirements for those hoping to create PC games, but the announcement left fans wondering if Epic might do the same for developers eyeing the console side of things. When...

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Crytek unveils $10 per month CryEngine developer subscription plan

Crytek may be known for its Crysis and Far Cry series, but the developer also makes a pretty penny by licensing out its proprietary tech for game development, CryEngine. Crytek will now offer a subscription-based model for the latest version of its engine, charging $9.90 USD/euros per month for...

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