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Oculus Rift-compatible Control VR gloves put the whole (virtual) world in your hands

How would you like to do your computer work on a futuristic, hologram-style interface while sitting on the Iron Throne, which also happens to be on Mars? Well, you could luck out and use a genie's three wishes, or you could use Control VR, which features just such an image in its promotional...

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Twilight Struggle blitzing onto PS4, Vita, Xbox One, mobile

War can get complicated - so can keeping track of all the involved pieces of a tabletop counterpart, such as the multi-decade warzone featured in Twilight Struggle. Convenience awaits though, as GMT Games has roared past its $50,000 base funding goal on Kickstarter. With the $151,496 collected at...

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Double Fine's Broken Age now on Ouya

Double Fine's adventure game Broken Age is now available on the Ouya microconsole, bringing two of Kickstarter's highest-earning gaming projects together at last in holy crowdfunded union. Broken Age earned over $3.3 million when it turned to Kickstarter's crowdfunding platform for support,...

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Ex-Irrational devs form new studio, reveal 'The Black Glove'

Irrational may have drastically cut its staff to focus on narrative-driven games, but some of those that were laid off have their own ideas for a narrative experience. Enter Day For Night Games, a new studio founded by ex-Irrational developers, many of whom worked on BioShock Infinite. Their first...

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French RPG Shiness is a manga in motion, coming in 2015

Upcoming RPG Shiness by French studio Ynnis Interactive is pretty. Absurdly pretty. Like, pretty to the point that we just wrote a poem we'd like to share. Ahem. "Shiness: Shall we compare thee to a summer's day? Thou art more colorful and possessing at least one giant sky-whale with a forest...

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Reading Rainbow may fly twice as high on PlayStation, Xbox

While folklore might suggest a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow, it might actually be your PlayStation or Xbox. Reading Rainbow, the PBS children's series that recently found new life - and new funding - via Kickstarter has announced a new $5 million stretch goal that will bring the series to...

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Joystiq Weekly: Battlefield Hardline, Watch Dogs review, Evil Within preview and more

Welcome to Joystiq Weekly, a "too long; didn't read" of each week's biggest stories, reviews and original content. Each category's top story is introduced with a reactionary gif, because moving pictures aren't just for The Daily Prophet. With Sony upping PlayStation Plus to six games per month,...

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Amplitude: A funding freak

Harmonix's Kickstarter project to fund a successor to its 2002 cult favorite PS2 music game Amplitude will be retold time and time again as a glimmering example of success on the platform. After all, the project had all the good stuff we like to talk about: A likeable group of developers, a classic...

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EVE Online history book crowdfunds over $95,000

Last month we mentioned a crowdfunding effort from games journalist Andrew Groen which sought to raise money for an extensive history book on EVE Online. That fundraiser has now drawn to a close, having drawn nearly eight times more money than Groen had originally hoped. Groen's fundraiser was a...

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Dieselstormers starts a firefight in a city full of oil

None of the conversations we've heard about pollution have ever brought up the whole "oil can totally turn you into orks" thing, but now that Dieselstormers has cleared its funding goal on Kickstarter, it's a reality the diesel-fueled town of Ravensdale will face. Naturally, the remaining humans...

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