The New Alienware Area-51 Is The Weirdest Gaming PC I've Ever Seen

Alienware is famous for two things: 1) selling ever more powerful gaming computers, and 2) making them look like they were designed by aliens. But its latest full-size desktop gaming PC isn’t just another box sculpted to look like it’s out of this world. In fact, the new Alienware Area-51 is trying to challenge the assumption that PC gamers need a “box” at all.


This Cork Pot Holder Secretly Serves As A Ping Pong Net For After Dinner

Once you remove the placemats and centerpieces, your dining room table becomes the perfect stand-in for a ping pong table. The only thing missing is a net, and that soon could also be just a quick transformation away if this convertible CorkNet pot holder is successful on Kickstarter.


Watch Old People Freak Out Trying Oculus Rift For The First Time

Oculus Rift’s virtual reality is so awesome that it will leave any generation slack-jawed. But it’s especially satisfying to see old people get their minds blown. “So this is how far they have come,” says one man. You have no idea dude.


This Oculus Rift Game On A Real Rollercoaster Must Be A Crazy Experience

The people at VR Coaster had a great idea: Create a 3D ride synchronised to a real world rollercoaster, put someone on the seat with an Oculus Rift headset, and let them freak the hell out as they fly through a fantastic landscape full of dragons and lava giants. Apparently, people say it’s an amazing experience.


You Can Now Record Xbox One Gameplay Clips With SmartGlass

Fair play to Microsoft, which has been constantly dropping updates for the Xbox One and its associated apps since launch. Today is the turn of the SmartGlass second screen app, which now allows gameplay clips to be recorded directly from the mobile application.


ACCC Chairman Speaks: Here's Why We're Suing Valve

When it comes to win/loss ratios, the ACCC has a pretty impressive strike rate. It’s won cases against some of the world’s biggest companies over how they do business in Australia, and now the Australian consumer watchdog and it’s consumer champion in chief, Chairman Rod Sims, is on the warpath against Valve, one of the world’s biggest video game companies.


The ACCC Is Suing Valve [Updated]

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has just announced that it’s taking legal action against Steam creator Valve over its refund policy.


Classification Amendment Will Change The Way Games Are Classified In Australia

An amendment to the classification act could see significant streamlining of the games classification process, as well as paving the way for mobile games to receive proper classification ratings.


Doctor Who Coming To Minecraft

BBC Worldwide has announced a skins pack for the Xbox 360 version of Minecraft to bring Doctor Who to the popular block building game. Which means, amongst other things, that there are now two good Doctor Who games.


Standalone Kinect For Xbox One Coming In October

Not long ago, Microsoft took the Kinect out of some of its Xbox One bundles, dropping the price of the console to $499 (in Australia) and giving devs extra power to play with. If you got one of those and want to add a Kinect later, you’ll be able to in October for $169.95 (Australian RRP).


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