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Facebook has announced today that it will be acquiring Oculus VR, makers of the Rift Virtual Reality headset. Oculus VR is a technology company originally funded by Kickstarter to create Virtual Reality headsets for gaming purposes. As one of Kickstarter’s biggest success stories, people have clamored to jump onto the Oculus bandwagon. Gaming developers, celebrities and industry giants have praised the Oculus Rift headset for its motion control system, allowing a user to look around…

Ellen Degeneres, host of the 2014 Academy Awards broke a Twitter record after she posted a star-studded Oscars selfie. Ellen, known for her celebrity talk show and fondness for spontaneous dancing caused quite a bit of commotion on Twitter when she got together with a couple friends and posted this photo from the 2014 Oscars ceremony. Technically, this is a Bradley Cooper selfie, but we guess because its on Ellen’s phone it counts as hers,…

Sony confirms layoffs at God of War developer Santa Monica Studio with a possibility that an upcoming game will be axed from their lineup. In a statement made to IGN, Sony confirmed suspicions that they would be reducing the staff at Santa Monica Studio, the home of the Playstation-exclusive God of War franchise. SCEA can confirm that we have completed a reduction in workforce at Santa Monica Studio. This is a result of a cycle…

I can’t actually remember my first real experience with a Light Gun game. I had played with water pistols, rubber-band guns, cap guns, and a toy DL-44 Heavy Blaster, you know, the one that Han Solo uses. In case you weren’t aware, I’m nerding out right now. As I was saying, I can’t actually remember my first experience with a Light Gun, but I know it was while playing the game Virtua Cop on the…

Irrational Games co-founder and Creative Director Ken Levine announced today that the studio behind Bioshock would be shutting down after the latest DLC for Bioshock Infinite is released. “I am winding down Irrational Games as you know it,” Levine wrote in a statement on Irrational Games’ website. The studio known for award winning titles such as; System Shock 2, Freedom Force, Bioshock and Bioshock Infinite will be closing its doors after seventeen years in the business.…

Social media drinking game Neknominate or Neknomination is currently in the spotlight after four deaths have been linked to the viral game. You may have seen Neknomination challenges appearing on your Facebook newsfeed, but what is the game, and how has it all turned so bad? What is Neknomination? Neknomination is an online drinking game that is rumoured to have started in Perth, Australia, but is currently played around the world. Using social media such…

Sony has confirmed reports that they will be selling off their VAIO computer division by July 2014 and refocusing their technology departments onto mobile devices. The VAIO brand will still be available in the meantime, and the new owners, Japan Industrial Partners (JIP) will still plan to sell VAIO laptops. Sony Job Cuts Due to the sale and restructuring of of Sony’s entire electronics division, 5,000 workers will be laid off. Reports indicate that the…

Google has appointed former Senior Vice President of Advertising and Commerce, Susan Wojcicki, as the new Chief Executive of YouTube according to a recent statement by Google CEO Larry Page, and confirmed by Wojcicki on Twitter. But, who is Susan Wojcicki, why did Google give her the top job, and what does all this mean for YouTube? Excited to join #YouTube – wonderful team, amazing community & inspiring creators. I look forward to watching a lot more…

[googleplay url=”https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.watabou.pixeldungeon”] Developed by indie developer Watabou, Pixel Dungeon is an Old-School Roguelike, a genre of RPG game inspired by the original 1980s Dungeon-Crawler Rogue. While there have been many different incarnations of Rogue, and Roguelikes over the years, Pixel Dungeon stands out as an example of Old-School Cool meeting the needs of the casual gamer set. Gameplay You begin Pixel Dungeon by selecting your hero. Are you a Warrior, Mage, or Rogue? Which legendary stereotype…