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Oculus plans a developer conference to push VR apps

The VR firm promises news on upcoming technology as it starts shipping its latest developer kits.

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Kinect v2 gets a Windows launch date, $200 price tag

The Windows version of the second-generation Kinect hardware opened for preorders on the Microsoft Store over the weekend, with a higher-than-expected cost.

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Oculus halts sales in China to stop resellers from hawking development kits

The virtual reality company works to keep developer versions of its headset off the black market to ensure actual developers will be able to get one.

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Missing Pieces: Atari serves up Hashteroids at Denny's, Fallout gets blitzed, and more

This is your gaming news update for the week of June 30—Fox loves BioShock Infinite, Lindsay Lohan is upset she's relevant again, and Atari's serving up breakfast food at Denny's.

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Monster versus hunter game Evolve opens alpha test sign-ups, but act quick

You'd better act fast, though—Turtle Rock Studios hopes to have the alpha list finalized by July 5.

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Vastly improved second-gen Oculus Rift VR headset starts shipping to developers

It's still not the final consumer version, but a higher resolution and positional tracking make the Oculus Rift dev kit 2 far superior to the first version.

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Alert Bill Murray: Escape Dead Island is like Groundhog Day with zombies

The Dead Island franchise is branching out yet again, this time into a story-driven psychological horror game. We got our hands on a quick demo—details inside.

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Ouya console reveals $60 subscription for all-you-can-eat Android gaming

But you're too late if you want in on the action: The $60 Ouya All-Access Pass sold out within hours.

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Sniper Elite 3 review: Sniper sim sequel aims high, but still falls slightly off target

Sniper Elite 3 improves on its predecessor, but is still more of a bloody gimmick than a game.

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Missing Pieces: Rock Simulator, Diablo III's auction houses die, and more games news

Somebody is making a game called Rock Simulator. No, seriously. Also, Oakland finally lifts an 80-year ban on pinball machines.

YouTube's (finally) adding 60fps video support, tip jar

The new YouTube additions are bound to make gamers grin from ear to ear.

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From Transistor to Titanfall: The 12 best PC games of 2014 (so far)

With the slow summer months stretching out ahead of us, it's time to look back on the best games released in the first half of 2014.

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Google Play Games plays catchup with cloud saves, quests, gamer profiles

Gamers will now be able to save their games to the cloud and pick up where they left off, using new tools developed by Google.

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Razer announces new games-oriented microconsole at Google I/O

Move over, Ouya—Razer's got its own Android-based microconsole on the way.

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Starting Monday, some Sony TV owners will be able to play PS3 games without a console

Sony is expanding its PlayStation Now service on Monday to the first of several devices that will get the game streaming service in the coming months.