26 Oculus founder apologizes as devs suspend support

Yesterday Update: Palmer Luckey denies posting as "NimbleRichMan", Oculus CEO says employees are "free to support the issues...that matter to them"

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3 VR: There will be blood

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10 Microsoft calls out Sony's 4K claims as console battle heats up

Opinion 4 days ago Weekly recap: MS says Sony has "a lot of asterisks" around 4K, VR's potential continues to be questioned, and Steam reviews cause controversy

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19 days ago Analysts weigh in on Sony's newly unveiled console

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6 PS4 Pro coming November 10 for $399

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1 ICG raises concerns over "de-monetisation" of YouTube content

21 days ago YouTube guidelines, "could have the unintended consequence of discouraging creators from making edgy, interesting content"

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21 days ago Purchase of a further 4 million shares will add protection against a possible Vivendi takeover

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22 days ago Ilkka Paananen talks company culture ahead of this year's annual BAFTA lecture.

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22 days ago More competition and vanishing launch windows make indie publishing an unforgiving environment, says GM Steve Escalante

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22 days ago Despite Xbox's commercial failure in Japan, Chris Charla is enthusiastic about the prospects for local indie developers on the platform

2 Pokémon Go "a real game changer" for Sony's mobile ambitions

22 days ago CEO Kaz Hirai believes AR could "lift all boats" in the market for mobile games

9 Nintendo cracks down on fan-made games

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25 days ago Updates from Google, GAME Digital and the World eSports Association

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25 days ago New business arm dedicated to provision of "Virtual Characters for Stage, Film, Broadcast, Games and VR"

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25 days ago Lloyds Development Capital will help fund British company's portfolio growth and international expansion

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15 NX' first task is to avoid Wii U's pitfalls

25 days ago Reggie Fils-Aime's diagnosis of Wii U's failures is accurate, but these mistakes reflect deep problems with Nintendo's approach

17 Lindsay Lohan sets lawyers on Grand Theft Auto 5

26 days ago Update: Judge dismisses Lohan's case

Google Play opens up Early Access

26 days ago Developers can now nominate their games to be included in early funding program

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