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Here’s how to get a free Vive virtual reality headset

In anticipation of a 2015 commercial release, Valve and HTC plan to offer free development kits for their new Vive VR headset to qualified developers. Applications will open up soon.

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Tickets for The International, the world’s largest eSports tournament, go on sale today

There is no larger eSports tournament in the world than the International, which sees Dota 2 teams fighting over some of the biggest prizes in gaming history. Tickets for The International 5 go on sale today.

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Major gaming convention threatens to leave Indiana over recently-signed anti-LGBT bill

Gen Con, one of the largest gaming conventions in the country, is threatening to pull out of Indiana. The event is opposing Senate Bill 101, which critics say may allow businesses to refuse service to same-sex couples.

Gaming

Answering the call: Voice messaging (finally) comes to Xbox One

A slew of improvements and new features have already been announced for the Xbox One's upcoming April system update, but we knew more were on the way. Now voice messaging has been added to the list of new features.

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Help save $250M per year on energy bills with this one, easy change to your Xbox One

The NRDC has called out Microsoft for making Xbox One an unnecessary energy hog. Cut down on 40% of your console's energy costs by changing this one, simple setting.

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The end of the battle between AMD and Nvidia won’t be great for PC gamers

AMD and Nvidia have been locked in battle for over a decade, but now it appears the latter has gained a permanent upper hand. That's bad news for PC gamers.

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Never lose progress on your PS4 again with Suspend/Resume and HDD backup

The latest system update for PlayStation 4 goes live on March 26. Update 2.5, code-named "Yukimura," will introduce a host of new features designed to streamline the console experience.

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Track your fitness and learn a new language with additions to Xbox One

Microsoft is integrating its Xbox Fitness with its web-based activity platform, Health. Separately, it's making the third-party Rosetta Stone app, a pared-down version of the Rosetta Stone PC product, available free for Xbox One owners.

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Broken Age Act II arrives April 28 on all platforms

Originally slated to come out in 2014, the second act of Double Fine's crowdfunding success story Broken Age saw its release delayed to the spring of 2015. Now we have an actual release date of April 28, which includes the new PS4 and Vita versions.

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How to make those last-gen Borderlands save files more Handsome for PS4 and Xbox One

Gearbox has shared details on how to transfer Borderlands 2 and Pre-Sequel saves from PS3/Vita/Xbox 360 to their new, Handsome Collection iterations on PS4 and Xbox One.

Gaming

Toejam and Earl will return to Funkotron thanks to a successful Kickstarter campaign

Thanks to a successful Kickstarter, Toejam and Earl's co-creator will bring the pair to modern PCs in a new game that hopes to capture the magic of the Sega Genesis original.

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Virtual Reality make you feel sick? Try adding a nose

Purdue University researchers have found that inserting a simulated nose into middle of a virtual reality field of vision substantially reduces motion sickness.

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Minecraft is coming to every secondary school in Northern Ireland

MinecraftEdu, an educational version of Mojang's breakout game of building and exploration, is being distributed for free to schools in Northern Ireland by the CultureTECH Festival.

Gaming

Epix streaming app brings concerts, movies, comedy to Xbox One

Almost one year ago to the day, we reported that the Epix app was coming to the Xbox One. Now it has finally arrived, and Epix is offering up a 14-day trial and an Xbox One giveaway to celebrate the app's launch.

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With Glass gone, can Epson's Moverio BT-200 pick up the gauntlet? Not yet

With Google Glass on the backburner, Epson’s Moverio BT-200 is one of the few augmented reality platforms you can currently buy. It’s a novel way to watch Netflix, but does it…

  • Pros: Familiar Android interface , Decent battery life…
  • Cons: Clunky hardware needs a lot of polish , Low-end components…