Gaming

This Is The New Oculus Rift Prototype: Crescent Bay

No, you still can’t buy a consumer version of the amazing Oculus Rift virtual reality headset, but it’s getting really, really close! Oculus just announced a brand-new prototype at the company’s Oculus Connect conference in Los Angeles, and they claim it’s a GIANT leap forward.


I Tried The New Oculus Rift, And It Blew Me Away All Over Again

I’ve tried practically every version of the Oculus Rift VR headset, from some of the original duct-taped prototypes through to the latest DK2 developer kit and the Samsung Gear VR. Nothing I’ve seen prepared me for the new Crescent Bay demo. I just tried one of the best games I’ve never played. I want more.


Oculus Doesn't Know How To Build A VR Game Controller Yet

Some of the biggest brains behind the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset were on stage earlier today, chatting about the future of VR, and they had some bittersweet news. They just don’t yet see any way to build a proper controller to go with their incredible headset.


TIME Sent A War Photographer Into The Last Of Us

Conflict photographers regularly report from war zones and disaster areas. This is tough stuff — creating images of anguish and death and upset, remaining distanced from the events without affecting and influencing them or losing your humanity. For something different, TIME assigned a photographer to catalogue the disaster of The Last Of Us: Remastered.


Microsoft Is Working On Streaming Xbox Games To Your Browser: Report

Streaming games over the internet has yet to massively take off, especially here in Australia where such a service would unusable without local servers. If reports are to believed, that hasn’t stopped Microsoft from plugging away at its own browser-based technology, which would allow users to play Xbox games on their PC (or other browser-equipped device). Say what?


Report: Microsoft Will Purchase The Makers Of Minecraft On Monday

This week we brought you the news that Microsoft is reportedly looking to purchase Mojang, the Swedish developer behind the wildly successful game Minecraft. Now, Reuters says Microsoft will announce the $US2.5 billion deal on Monday.


How To Choose The Best TV For Gaming

If you’re an avid gamer that wants to buy a new TV, you’re in a bit of a difficult position. TV makers in Australia go to great pains to sell their screens’ movie- and TV-watching potential, but don’t really discuss how they perform with an Xbox One or PS4 or gaming PC plugged in.


Gigantic Futuristic Metropolis Of Halo 5

Gallery: I don’t know much about Halo 5: Guardians but, looking at the scale and detail of these new environment concepts, I know that I would really like to play it. Give me an Oculus Rift and I will get lost in those city streets forever.


PlayStation 4 $399.20 (20% Off After Voucher) At Dick Smith This Sunday!

The PS4. It’s awesome. You want it. And you could pay $548 over at JB Hi-Fi for the 500GB PS4. Or, you could head over to Dick Smith’s official eBay store from 10am AEST on Sunday and pick one up for just $399.20 after voucher. Here’s how to get that special code.


Scientifically Accurate Sonic The Hedgehog Is So Funny Yet So Gross

Video: It’s always fun to realise that all your favourite childhood characters are completely disgusting creatures. Like Sonic the Hedgehog, who in real life can run really, really fast but would also create foam poo with its mouth to rub it on itself for no reason at all. In fact, hedgehogs love all kinds of poo. Plus, his best friend totally wants to eat him. Childhood memories are best ruined by hilariously gross scientific facts.


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