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Oculus Founders Explain Why You’ll Likely Stay Seated In Virtual Reality

Oculus has an incredible product: a headset that can make you feel like you’re in another world. With its upcoming motion controllers, Oculus Touch, you can even reach out and grab virtual objects. But a competing headset, the HTC Vive, will let you walk around in VR too—and it’ll ship this year, before Oculus can make its move. Read More >>

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The Walking Dead in Virtual Reality Was The Scariest Thing I Saw at E3

It wasn’t that the zombies were too realistic. I wasn’t afraid for my life or anything silly like that. No, when I tried The Walking Dead in VR, what I chiefly saw was this: the disturbing possibility that virtual reality might get written off as a fad. Read More >>

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Microsoft’s HoloLens Has a Huge Flaw That Won’t Be Solved By Launch

Microsoft’s Kudo Tsunoda is one of the men in charge of HoloLens, a headset that lets you see virtual objects as if they existed in the real world. At E3 2015, he told me a bit about what we can expect from Microsoft’s holographic computer at launch. He also admitted that one key issue will still need some ironing out. Read More >>

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I Used the Final Oculus Rift. Here are the Games Worth Playing

I don’t know how much the final Oculus Rift virtual reality headset will cost. The fact that it won’t come with its amazing motion controller makes me want to wait. But even with just an Xbox One gamepad, there are already mind-blowing experiences to be had. Here are all of them. Read More >>

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I Played Minecraft With Microsoft’s HoloLens, and it Was Bloody Impressive

When Microsoft said you’d be able to make Minecraft worlds appear in your living room with its new HoloLens headset, perhaps you squealed in glee. Or perhaps you wrote it off as smoke and mirrors. Not reality. Guess what? I just played it. Everything you saw on stage is real. Read More >>

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Guitar Hero TV is a Music Video Channel You Can Play Along With 

It’s a conversation anybody who grew up in the 90s has had at least a dozen times: “Remember when MTV actually played music videos?” Yes, yes—we all do. Those times are over. Well, those times were over: Activision is about to change everything. It’s launching Guitar Hero TV: a “channel” where you can not only watch music videos, but play along with them, too. Read More >>

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PC Gamer Hosts the First Ever Computer Gaming-Focused E3 Conference Tonight

E3, that annual behemoth of the games industry calendar, is all well and good if you're a console gamer. But what if you couldn't give a toss about Final Fantasy remakes or Uncharted's Nathan Drake having a natty new jeep? If you find the thought of playing a shooter without a keyboard and mouse horrifying, tonight's PC Gaming show, brought to you by PC Gamer, will be right up your street. Read More >>

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The Xbox One is Getting a Cortana-Equipped New Dashboard

As part of a significant update coming the Xbox One this Autumn, Microsoft is preparing a new dashboard for its console, delivering a slicker UI, and bringing with it the addition of Microsoft’s voice-activated Cortana assistant, working alongside Kinect. As well as adding to the gaming experience by making your console easier to navigate (the current system is a bit of a mare, if you ask me) they should also improve the Xbox One’s claim to being the only box you need under your TV, helping non-gamers get to the the non-gamey things the console offers more quickly, without having to pick up an alien gamepad. Read More >>

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Fallout 4, Oculus Rift and More: The E3 2015 Games and Gear We Want to See

The video games industry's premier expo, E3, is looming on the horizon like a thunderhead. With new gen consoles having been in the market for the last two years, gaming audiences are champing at the collective bit; the last two expos saw the new machines and their expanding line-ups revealed respectively. The likes of Crackdown, Tom Clancy's: The Division, Final Fantasy XV and Star Wars: Battlefront have all been announced and we've seen trailers for them, though we have yet to get our paws on their controls. We want this to change this year. Read More >>

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E3 Finally Gets a Dedicated Show For PC Gamers

E3, that annual behemoth of the games industry calendar, is all well and good if you're a console gamer. But what if you couldn't give a toss about Nintendo's mushroom-munching Mario? Or find the thought of playing a shooter without a keyboard and mouse horrifying? For years now E3's mostly ignored the hardcore computer gamer. Read More >>