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Microsoft made Encarta software to push PC multimedia

Looking back over the last two decades of internet growth, the idea of requiring a CD-ROM to access any sort of information feels like something from another age. And in many ways perhaps it is, because it was also a time where people didn’t understand the potential of media like …

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Oculus releases first 1.0 VR SDK for mobile

Oculus has been working on the software development kits (SDK) for its various virtual reality platforms for several years now, releasing updates every few months that add features, improve tracking, reduce latency and other miscellaneous betterments to the experience. While it has yet to release the launch version of its …

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Rocket League will mutate in next free update

Rocket League has been one of this year’s break out titles, that has people wondering about Esports potential thanks to its easy to learn, difficult to master gameplay and extreme potential for uber-high-level play with experienced gamers on the pitch. But it looks like all the aerials and wall rides …

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Oculus Toybox demo shows how VR may make us kids again

There are lots of things that have people excited about virtual reality. There’s the potential for a return of light-gun games, where we spend our time gunning down hordes of enemies with pin point accuracy; horror games where we wet ourselves in fear at a terror that is quite literally …

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UK Games Fund nets £4 million government grant

Up and coming game developers in the UK now have another avenue to explore in the quest for production budgets, as the UK Games Fund, a self-described “community interest company,” non-profit designed to aid the British game making economy, has just received a £4 million grant from the government. That …

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Valve: DirectX 12 does not make a lot of sense, Vulkan does

Microsoft Corp.’s DirectX 12 application programming interface promises to significantly improve performance of video games in Windows 10 operating system thanks to efficient usage of modern hardware. However, Valve Software believes that it makes no sense to use DX12, but to utilize cross-platform Vulkan API instead. Modern application programming interfaces – …

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Mass Effect’s lead writer returns to Bioware

The lead writer for Mass Effect has returned to Bioware after a three-year absence. Drew Karpyshyn joined the studio back in 2010 to work on Mass Effect 2, he was also previously involved in titles like Knights of the Old Republic and Jade Empire. The writer initially left Bioware three …

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CD Projekt Red denies rumours regarding EA takeover

With the launch of The Witcher: Wild Hunt, CD Projekt Red has comfortably made a name for itself in the mainstream gaming market, which would make the studio quite attractive to larger publishers. GOG has also become more popular over the past year, which has spurred rumours that CD Projekt …

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Microsoft is shutting down Xbox Live Indie Games

Back in the Xbox 360 days, Microsoft launched Xbox Live Indie Games to allow developers to self publish their titles. However, with that console on its way out, so are some of its dedicated Xbox Live programs. Microsoft has announced today that the Xbox Live Indie Games program is no …

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DotA 2 Reborn revamps client, ditches Source 1

As much as the Source Engine may have changed the game for, well, videogames back in the day, it’s been getting a little long in the tooth. Perhaps then it’s a good thing that Valve has finally put it out to pasture, with the DotA 2 Reborn update, which has …

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Total War: Warhammer debuts Dwarven engines, in-engine

As much as looking at fantasy worlds often reveal horrific racism and xenophobia among their occupants, there’s something simplistic about separate races of people which appeals to our tribal nature that’s just about hidden under society’s veil. But that tribalism does allow for the creation of strong, thematic fantasy characters like …

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