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Time’s VR cover leads to outpouring of disappointment… and genius

If you haven’t seen it already, look below to see how Time chose to depict its cover feature on virtual reality. That’s Oculus Rift creator Palmer Luckey doing… something, on a (presumably virtual) beach, wearing a VR headset. It’s not an inspiring image, is it? In fact, it’s utterly absurd. …

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Anita Sarkeesian and PewDiePie named in Time’s Influential People on the Internet list

Two of video gaming’s biggest figures have been included in Time’s ‘The 30 Most Influential People on the Internet’ list. Both Feminist Frequency creator Anita Sarkeesian and Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg are included in the article, which was published earlier this month, as spotted by VG247. Amid the #Gamergate controversy, this …

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Capcom: Next-gen games require eight-to-ten times more development

The amount of work needed to produce a PS4 or Xbox One game is vastly more than was seen with the previous-gen machines. That’s according to Capcom’s senior manager of technology management at its consumer games department Masaru Ijuin, who said on the Capcom blog: It’s clear that heightened game …

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Brooker’s Channel 4 video games special gets dated

Channel 4 has revealed when Charlie Brooker’s new one-off video games special will be aired in the UK. It will be broadcast in the UK on Saturday November 30th at 9pm. That’s the day after PS4 arrives on these shores, incidentally. It will also be followed by the popular Indie …

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Grand Theft Auto Online now available

UPDATE:GTA Online is now live on Xbox 360. It is expected to go live on PS3 at any moment. ORIGINAL STORY: Rockstar reckons Grand Theft Auto Online will go live and 12pm today UK time. The game will be made available to owners of Grand Theft Auto V via what …

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Publishers may block pre-owned for a period after release – analyst

Most consumers know that when buying a new game they’ll get a good chunk of the cost back if they trade it in within two weeks. Indeed, some retailers even offer discount deals where gamers need pay only 99p for a brand new release as long as the game is …

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Time names its all-time 100 best video games

US magazine Time has named its all-time best 100 video games – and as you’d imagine there are some expected and definitely not as expected inclusions. It divides its list into decades. The 1970s, for instance, includes obvious contenders such as arcade smash-hit Space Invaders and tennis sim Pong, as …

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UK kids spend 12 days in front of screens throughout the summer hols

The summer holidays are nearly over – parents rejoice! – but how much time have your kids spent gaming this summer? Creative toy company Galt questioned 2,000 British parents and concluded that the average UK school child will spend 143 hours and 36 minutes this holiday either playing games, watching …

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E3 2012: Wii U GamePad charge lasts 3-5 hours

Nintendo has confirmed that the Wii U GamePad will run for between three and five hours per charge. That puts it roughly in line with the Vita and 3DS and means that dedicated gamers will likely have to spend much of their game time tethered to their consoles while recharging. …

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Sony dates E3 press conference

The French arm of Sony Computer Entertainment has revealed the date of the company’s E3 press conference in an email sent to journalists today. The briefing will take place on Monday June 4th at 18:00 PST (that’s 02:00 on the morning of Tuesday June 5th in the UK). It will …

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