• Why the real promise of virtual reality is to change human connection

    5 days ago - By The Verge

    All the talk about virtual reality revolutionizing the gaming industry is “just first-day stuff,” says VR expert Peter Rubin. Forget 360-degree video and video games, he says. That's just the beginning, and focusing too much on these uses takes away from the true potential of VR: a social technology to bring us together.
    Rubin is a journalist at Wired and the author of Future Presence: How Virtual Reality Is Changing Human Connection, Intimacy, and the Limits of Ordinary Life , out today from HarperCollins. The Verge spoke to Rubin about VR intimacy, its social powers and downsides, and...
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  • LittleThings, which abruptly shut down as a victim of Facebook's algorithm tweak, is coming back

    LittleThings, which abruptly shut down as a victim of Facebook's algorithm tweak, is coming back

    5 days ago - By Business Insider

    Left for dead following the recent Facebook algorithm tweak, LittleThings is coming back.
    The mobile gaming company RockYou is acquiring the site and plans to revive it.
    25 LittleThings staffers have signed on to bring the publication back. And RockYou may acquire more media brands.
    Apparently LittleThings still means a lot to somebody.
    The women-focused digital publisher abruptly shuttered in late February, following Facebook's recent algorithm tweak that was designed to favor posts from friends and family over content from media companies.
    But now the mobile gaming firm RockYou is buying...
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  • Another batch of episodes and costumes hit Attack on Titan 2

    Another batch of episodes and costumes hit Attack on Titan 2

    5 days ago - By N4G

    Neil writes: "The base game may only have released a few short weeks ago, but since then we've seen a slew of new content pieces arrive in the form of new episodes and costumes. Can you guess what us gamers are being treated to this week? Yep, that's right... more episodes and further costumes."
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  • WATCH: How to Play - Marvel Contest of Champions: Battlerealm

    5 days ago - By Episodes

    This week, Becca's jumping into the Marvel universe with Marvel Contest of Champions: Battlerealm by Upper Deck.
    Inspired by the critically acclaimed mobile game, Contest of Champions: Battlerealm is a game of combat, strategy, and chance while featuring some of our favorite Marvel champions. Friendly for 3-6 players, contestants must choose their path and fight for victory or be the last one standing. The player who can accumulate 21 PVP's or knock-out the rest of their opponents wins! Will you be the champion?
    We'll be playing Marvel Contest of Champions - Battlerealm on our...
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  • Tennis World Tour career mode detailed in new video

    5 days ago - By N4G

    Neil writes: "Every single sports game worth its salt has a career mode, and Tennis World Tour is no different. Want a bit of a heads-up on how things will work ahead of its May release? Bigben and Breakpoint have dropped a new commentated video."
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  • Pixlels & Ink: Episode 288 - Captain America's Trip Through Time

    5 days ago - By N4G

    This week, the Pixels & Ink Podcast team takes a look at some of the latest game releases and the hottest news out of the game and movie industry, with looks at Far Cry 5, Captain America 700, God of War, and some of the great things shown at PAX East 2018.
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  • U.S. iPhone users spent an average of $58 on apps and IAPs in 2017

    U.S. iPhone users spent an average of $58 on apps and IAPs in 2017

    5 days ago - By Gamasutra

    U.S. iPhone users spent an average of $58 on in-app purchases and premium apps in 2017, with the growing number of free-to-play mobile games pulling in the bulk of that cash. ...
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  • The Gaming Hub Podcast Episode 90 - Are Mobile Games Real Games?

    5 days ago - By N4G

    Tyler writes: "On Episode 90 of The Gaming Hub, we dive into mobile games with the upcoming release of the Harry Potter mobile game - are they real video games? If they're not, what exactly does a game have to be to qualify as a video game? What have been our favorite mobile games to play, and how have they provided a different experience than console or PC games?"
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