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Virtual Reality

Vive-like sensor spotted in new Sony patent could make its way to PlayStation VR

Sony may have drawn inspiration from HTC and Valve for the next iteration of its PlayStation VR tracking sensors. A newly published patent reveals a sensor system that looks very much like the Vive's Lighthouse units.
Gaming

'Mastered' Unreal Engine now officially supports Nintendo Switch

Epic Games' latest update for its Unreal Engine has improved texture streaming, reduced C++ compile times and added better user-interface blur effects. Most importantly though, it's added official support for the Nintendo Switch.
Product Review

Asus ROG Strix GL553VD-DS71 Review

The new Asus ROG Strix is fast, but can it outrun its own eccentricities?
Gaming

At last, 'Pokemon Go' adds creatures from 'Gold' and Silver' 0:39

Pokémon Go will soon add 80 additional Pokémon from the Johto region, the setting of the Gold and Silver games. A couple of "baby" Pokémon from the region were made available in late 2016.
Gaming

Does the latest ‘Watch Dogs 2’ update give hints about ‘Watch Dogs 3’?

Watch Dogs 2's latest title update has amended the game's ending, offering a possible hint at a third game's setting in the form of coordinates. Both previous games have taken place in the United States.
Gaming

'Apocalypse Now' video game drops Kickstarter, raises pledge goal to $5.9 million

The team behind the crowdfunding campaign to create a video game based on Apocalypse Now has announced that the project will drop Kickstarter, and instead collect pledges via an independent website.
Gaming

Arkane Studios’ reboot of ‘Prey’ turns everyday objects into interstellar horrors 2:00

Jump scares, superpowers, and aliens that mimic everyday objects – ‘Prey’ is scarier than it seems.
Gaming

GOG checked your wish list: 55 games discounted throughout this week of love

GOG's Valentine's week sale includes 55 highly sought-after games. From indie darlings such as The Witness and Undertale to massive RPGs like The Witcher 3 and Grim Dawn, there's bound to be a game on your wish list.
Computing

Intel officially supports the Vulkan 3D graphics API on newest integrated GPUs

Vulkan has been supported by Nvidia and AMD for awhile, offering an alternative to DirectX 12 on Windows 10 machines. Now, Intel has joined the fray, adding in official Windows 10 for Vulkan on its Skylake and Kaby Lake integrated…
Computing

AMD's new R7 1700X desktop CPU may outperform $1,000 Intel chips in some cases

A recent Passmark benchmark shows AMD's unannounced Ryzen R7 1700X desktop processor compared with two $1,000 Intel Core high-end processors. In five out of eight tests, AMD's new Ryzen processor outperformed the competition.
Gaming

Soon, the video game museum will have an exhibit dedicated to women

The Strong National Museum of Play is working on an upcoming Women in Games project aimed at recognizing the contributions of women in electronic gaming. It will feature materials that highlight the impact women have had on the industry.
Gaming

'Everest VR' arrives on the Oculus Rift, bearing a big update for VR headsets

Sólfar Studios released Everest VR on the Oculus Rift now that the Touch controllers are available. The mountain climbing experience arrives with a few updates, too, such as scalable scenery in God Mode, genuine photos, and more.