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Valve and HTC unveil Vive VR headset

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Valve and HTC unveil Vive VR headset

Valve is teaming up with mobile phone maker HTC to release a new VR headset called Vive.

The Vive headset was developed by both companies, is powered by Valve’s SteamVR operating system, and features more than 70 sensors.

It also boasts two 1080p screens that refresh at 90 frames per second, and according to HTC “displays photorealistic imagery that fills your field of vision in all directions, eliminating the jitter common to previous VR technologies and transporting you to another world.”

“A gyrosensor, accelerometer, and laser position sensor combine to precisely track the rotation of your head on both axes to an accuracy of 1/10th of a degree, allowing you to look around the virtual environment naturally,” said HTC.

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The next Hearthstone expansion is set in Blackrock Mountain - report

The next Hearthstone expansion is set in Blackrock Mountain - report

If data-miners parsing the next Hearthstone patch are to be believed, the next expansion to the digital collectible card game will be themed around Blackrock Mountain.

Data-miners exploring the next patch for Hearthstone claim to have found information regarding to three new card backs: Ragnaros, Molten Core and Golden Celebration.

The requirement for the Molten Core card back is "purchase brm presale", claim the miners. In the World of Warcraft community, "BRM" is shorthand for Blackrock Mountain. The Ragnaros card back is awarded through ranked play.

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Future Assassin's Creed games will include more contemporary settings

Future Assassin's Creed games will include more contemporary settings

Ubisoft plans to bring reintroduce modern framing narratives to its Assassin's Creed series.

Prior to last year's Assassin's Creed: Unity, Ubisoft used the Animus as a narrative conceit to jump between different historical eras over the course of a game's story. The developer reduced that framing narrative in Unity because "it was a completely fresh game on a completely fresh generation."

Speaking in a Twitch community livestream, writer Darby McDevitt said, “We always plan to have more modern day but we have to be really smart about how we do it. There was a plan for a little more modern day in Unity [and] nothing that was actually cut.

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Modder adds co-op to Resident Evil Revelations 2 on PC

Modder adds co-op to Resident Evil Revelations 2 on PC

A modder has added offline co-op to the PC version of Resident Evil Revelations 2.

Last week Capcom mistakenly advertised that the game’s PC version featured offline co-op, and was forced to offer refunds when this was not actually the case.

According to Capcom, co-op play was removed from the PC version of the game to ensure a stable user experience across a variety of different PC settings and devices.

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Ultima Underworld sequel Underworld Ascendant crosses Kickstarter funding goal

Ultima Underworld sequel Underworld Ascendant crosses Kickstarter funding goal

Ultima Underworld designer Paul Neurath has successfully funded Underworld Ascendant on Kickstarter.

The game crossed its funding goal of US$600,000 yesterday, and at the time of writing had raised US$645,558 with four days of fundraising remaining.

That puts several stretch goals within reach: at US$650k a new area called The Underswamp will be added to the game’s design, and at US$700k Dragonlance author Tracy Hickman will write a novel for the game.

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Capcom refunds those expecting co-op in Resident Evil Revelations 2 on PC

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Capcom refunds those expecting co-op in Resident Evil Revelations 2 on PC

Capcom is offering refunds to those upset about the lack of a local co-op mode in the PC version of Resident Evil Revelations 2.

According to Capcom, co-op play was removed from the PC version of the game to ensure a stable user experience across a variety of different PC settings and devices.

However, the game was mistakenly advertised as containing co-op, and that slip-up has resulted in 43 percent of the game’s Steam reviews being negative.

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"It's getting harder to be an indie" - Fat Princess boss

"It's getting harder to be an indie" - Fat Princess boss

The opportunities in independent development are drying up, says an industry veteran with more than 20 years experience.

Fun Bits CEO Chris Millar, who has worked at Blizzard and Lionhead, and who has developed the Fat Princess series, said becoming a successful indie is extremely challenging.

"The state of independent development is still extremely tough and really challenging," Millar told the DICE Summit.

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New-gen Payday 2 arrives June, will include most DLC

New-gen Payday 2 arrives June, will include most DLC

Payday 2: Crimewave Edition is coming to new-gen consoles in June, and will include almost all the game’s DLC to date.

More than a dozen pieces of DLC have been released for the robbery FPS, and they've added weapons, heists, and new mechanics to the game.

Crimewave Edition will run at a resolution of 1080p.

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Far Cry 4: Valley of the Yetis lands in two weeks

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Far Cry 4: Valley of the Yetis lands in two weeks

The next Far Cry 4 downloadable content pack will land next week.

Called Valley of the Yetis, the DLC will see hero Ajay Ghale trying to survive against cultists and against the mythical Yeti.

The cultists are after a secret that lies in the heart of the valley. Ajay must discover their motives and fight a "mystic evil".

Monday 2 March

Fruit Ninja Kinect 2 live action trailer
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Fruit Ninja Kinect 2 live action trailer
This is exactly how we make lunch.
Modder adds co-op to Resident Evil Revelations 2 on PC
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Modder adds co-op to Resident Evil Revelations 2 on PC
Doing Capcom's work for it.
La-Mulana EX – Coming Soon trailer
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La-Mulana EX – Coming Soon trailer
La-Mulana comes to Vita.
Death's Gambit reveal trailer
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Death's Gambit reveal trailer
Killing immortals, Highlander-style.
Battlefield Hardline – Story dev diary
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Battlefield Hardline – Story dev diary
Crime drama aspirations.
Mortal Kombat X story trailer
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Mortal Kombat X story trailer
A new generation joins the battle.
Vive VR Headset trailer
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Vive VR Headset trailer
From HTC and Valve
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Sunday 1 March

Valve and HTC unveil Vive VR headset
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Valve and HTC unveil Vive VR headset
Controllers and position trackers coming too.
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Friday 27 February

Grow Home dev diary
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Grow Home dev diary
Behind the beanstalk.
Under Night In-Birth EXE: Late launch trailer
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Under Night In-Birth EXE: Late launch trailer
Catchy title.
LA Cops – Getting The Job Done trailer
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LA Cops – Getting The Job Done trailer
Good cop, bad cop.
Mortal Kombat X – Brutality gameplay trailer
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Mortal Kombat X – Brutality gameplay trailer
10 brutalities showcased.
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"It's getting harder to be an indie" - Fat Princess boss
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"It's getting harder to be an indie" - Fat Princess boss
Processing power calls for more scale.
Payday 2 Crimewave Edition announcement trailer
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Payday 2 Crimewave Edition announcement trailer
Payday 2 goes new-gen.
New-gen Payday 2 arrives June, will include most DLC
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New-gen Payday 2 arrives June, will include most DLC
Upgrade discount a possibility.
Far Cry 4 – Valley of the Yetis trailer
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Far Cry 4 – Valley of the Yetis trailer
Coming in March.
Far Cry 4: Valley of the Yetis lands in two weeks
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Far Cry 4: Valley of the Yetis lands in two weeks
Fight a "mystical evil".
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We Happy Few announcement trailer
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We Happy Few announcement trailer
From the developers of Contrast.
Fable Legends – Free To Play dev diary
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Fable Legends – Free To Play dev diary
Business model detailed.
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Fable Legends adopts free-to-play business model
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Fable Legends adopts free-to-play business model
Will be open, fair, and generous, apparently.
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