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Paperdude VR rides into the neighborhood with Oculus Rift, Kinect

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Globacore, a creative technology company, they bring the new Paperdude VR game using next generation virtual reality headset the Oculus Rift combined with a real bike and Microsoft Kinect motion controller. Dubbed Paperdude VR, this work-in-progress is a first-person homage to Atari's 1984 classic, Paperboy. Watch the video of it in action. In the video, a player rides a stationary bike and attempts to toss newspapers into peoples' mailboxes.
They explains, how the Paperdude VR game was created:
“PaperDude VR is built in Unity with 3D assets created in 3D studio and textured in Photoshop. The KickR sensor detects the speed of the bike and has the ability to provide programatically controlled resistance. The KickR communicates speed and cadence through bluetooth to a nearby iPad which updates our app over OSC.
The Oculus Rift VR headset lets you look around your scene in a full 360 degrees and allows you to focus your newspaper aim. The Kinect controller tracks the positions of your hands and arms, and detects the paper-throwing gesture.”
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Metrodeck playing cards

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Inspired by landmarks across New York City's five boroughs, Metrodeck Playing Cards are printed on found and repurposed subway fare cards scattered throughout the city. Each deck is made up of 52 English-Style playing cards plus 2 jokers. $550
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PlayStation 4 Bundles With Release Day Guarantee Available At Amazon

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Sony’s PlayStation 4 “Launch Edition” has already sold out at Amazon. Since ‘Launch Edition’ sold out, Amazon started selling ‘Standard Edition,’ which won’t be delivered until 31st December. Thankfully, Amazon is offering some other bundles that come with the release day guarantee. There is the Watch Dogs and Knack edition of the PS4 that comes with the console and those games for $460. Then there are Killzone and Battlefield 4 editions as well, which come with those games as well as a one year membership of PlayStation Plus, for $499.90. [Amazon Link ]

Extended Metal Gear Solid 5 Trailer

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A new Extended Metal Gear Solid 5 trailer has been released at E3 this week providing you with 9.15 minutes worth of footage showing you a glimpse of the story behind the game...

Sony Playstation 4

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Sony has finally revealed release information about its PlayStation 4 console. Sony's PlayStation 4 will go on sale the U.S. and Europe in time for the year-end holiday season and cost US$399. Sony delivered the $100 undercut to Microsoft’s $499 Xbox One.

Call of Duty: Ghosts Trailer

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Activision has released a trailer for its latest Call of Duty title, complete with real-time, in-game footage. Call of Duty: Ghosts Xbox launches November 5th, 2013. CEO of Activision Publishing, Eric Hirshberg, has also confirmed in a separate interview that anyone playing the game on the Xbox One will be able to use voice commands to direct their squad.

Batman: Arkham Origins (Trailer)

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Batman: Arkham Origins, A prequel video game starring a "young and unrefined" Batman.
"Batman: Arkham Origins features an expanded Gotham City and introduces an original prequel storyline occurring several years before the events of Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City. Taking place before the rise of Gotham City's most dangerous villains and assassins, the game showcases a young, raw, unrefined Batman as he faces a defining moment in his early career as a crime fighter that sets his path to becoming the Dark Knight."

Banana Pool Table

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Banana Pool by Cleon Daniel is a giant banana-shaped billiard table, which incorporates a yellow felt wrap and a hardwood frame with four pockets instead of six.
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Virtuix's 360-degree treadmill

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A company called Virtuix, developed the Omni, an omnidirectional treadmill controller for virtual environments. The company has shown off support for games including Crysis Warhead, Team Fortress 2, and Skyrim in a series of YouTube videos, but we're told that the device will work with all PC games when it's released. Virtuix is aiming to launch a Kickstarter campaign for the Omni around the end of May or the beginning of June, and it's targeting a price of $400-600 for the device. Watch the videos after more, it looks cool!
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Donkey Kong: Pauline Edition

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A supercool dad hacks Donkey Kong so that his three year old daughter can play as Pauline and rescue Mario.

Evolution Of First Person Shooters: 1992-2012

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Awesome!
Here's the full list of games featured in the FPS evolution video below:
1, Wolfenstein 3D (1992)
2, Doom (1993)
3, Dark Forces (1995)
4, Quake (1996)
5, Quake 2 (1997)
6, Half-Life (1998)
7, Quake 3 (1999)
8, Project IGI (2000)
9, Return to Castle Wolfenstein (2001)
10, Battlefield 1942 (2002)
11,  Deus Ex: Invisible War (2003)
12,  Doom 3 (2004)
13,  Battlefield 2 (2005)
14,  Crysis (2007)
15,  Arma 2 (2009)
16,  Metro 2033 4A (2010)
 17, Battlefield 3 (2011)

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The PlayStation 4 announced

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Sony has announced the new PlayStation 4. The new PS4 is based on a "supercharged PC architecture," with an x86 processor, an 8-core combined CPU/GPU and 8 GB of unified GDDR5 memory, 802.11n WiFi, USB 3.0, Bluetooth 2.1, HDMI. The controller is called the DualShock 4, features the Vita-style touchpad and a light bar on the back to identify players. Each PS4 will contain a 3D camera to track the various controllers using the bar. The power allows for 30,000 polygons to be rendered in real time (by way of comparison, Heavy Rain on the PS3 utilized 15,000). "Overall, our goal has been to architect the system to support a breadth of experiences," said Cerny. The PS4 to launch later this year.

Riot Simulator, stunning pixels

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Video game director Leonard Menchiari  and a small team of Italian developers are working on a riot simulator (RIOT) based on worldwide events.  The project that will target iOS and Android devices first, with eventually PC and Mac ports following. You are able to choose which side of the protest to control, the riot police or a gang of rioters.
"The main purpose of this project is to create a game that will get people to be interactive with two opposing forces during clashes between rioters and police while showing the moral aspects and viewpoints of both sides," the campaign states.
The campaign has raised $1,000 of its $15,000 flexible funding goal.
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Audojo iPad Case for iPad gaming

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The Audojo gaming case clips right into any iPad (second-gen or higher). The case adds the aforementioned twin analogs, a pair of triggers and a pair of front-facing stereo speakers. When the iPad is fully enclosed, the case transforms your iPad into the ultimate gaming machine. But the thing looks heavy. And the Audojo has another neat feature: the dual analogs also work with app-controllable toys including Parrot’s A.R.Drone and the Sphero. The Audojo team is seeking 240,000 on Kickstarter to start manufacturing. Early-birds can get the Audojo for $55. Regular retail price will be $99.
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