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Need for Speed: Most Wanted is free on Origin

Thanks, EA Electronic Arts is giving away 2012’s Need for Speed Most Wanted on its Origin service starting today. The Windows PC version of the game is the latest addition to EA’s On the House offerings, joining the group of free, downloadable games. An Origin membership is required to download the game; registration for an account is free, and all On the House titles are yours to keep forever. The previous On the House game was Jade Empire, the role-playing game from BioWare.  ...

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Assassin’s Creed Identity finally sneaks out stateside

Ubisoft has launched Assassin’s Creed Identity for iOS, the company announced in a press release. Developed by Ubisoft studio Blue Bye, the mobile game is available on the App Store for $4.99. You can see it in action above. Assassin’s Creed Identity stands as the franchise’s first action-based role-playing game, in which customizable assassins take on missions throughout Renaissance-era Rome. Players can control their characters by tapping the touchscreen, with a  ...

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Nintendo details new rewards program and first smartphone game

In a call for investors following the release of some less than stellar third-quarter earnings, Nintendo president and CEO Tatsumi Kimishima has provided details on a couple of important new initiatives for the company. First up is My Nintendo, a new general online service that replaces the old Club Nintendo rewards program while offering some extra features. Some of these have already been put in place in Japan. Once registered with a Nintendo Account, the company’s new catch-all ID  ...

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Nintendo is exploring VR again, 20 years after the Virtual Boy flop

Nintendo is reportedly exploring a return to virtual reality, with the company’s president Tatsumi Kimishima describing VR as "interesting technology" in a recent earnings calls. According to a report from The Financial Times, the Japanese firm says it’s researching virtual reality but has no specific plans to launch any products any time soon. Nintendo famously released one of the first ever commercial VR devices in 1995, but the Virtual Boy (above) was a significant  ...

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‘Adventure Time’ Game Coming Soon to All Major VR Headsets

Adventure Time: Magic Man’s Head Games is a whimsical Gear VR 3D platformer featuring all of your favorite characters from the show. Fans of Adventure Time better keep their eyes peeled in the coming months though, as the game is ‘coming soon’ to Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and PlayStation VR. If you watch Adventure Time, you know Magic Man is a big jerk – always turning people into things and prancing around like a big magic bully. Using Finn’s sword and and Jake’s stretchy powers to battle the  ...

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Airmail for iOS is here: the email app that can do everything

The most popular email apps usher in some sort of innovation: Sparrow had incredible simplicity, Mailbox had snoozes, and Inbox has its intelligent cards and bundles. Their popularity came from changing the way we work with email — so it’s easy to overlook today’s launch of Airmail for iOS, which has no one standout feature, as just another app. But even though Airmail doesn’t have any one standout innovation, it does something that few other mobile apps dare to do: let  ...

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Hands On: Crytek’s ‘The Climb’ is an Exhilarating Yet Comfortable VR Experience

Frank He goes hands on with Crytek’s Oculus Rift exclusive rock-climbing VR title ‘The Climb‘ at this year’s VRLA Winter Expo. Guest Article by Frank He Now a second year UCLA undergraduate in a neuroscience program, Frank was born in Los Angeles and then raised in Canada, spending his high school years across the border in New York. His main interest is in technologies that enable immersive experiences, and Frank’s academic path is towards better understanding the brain, how it works, and  ...

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Hands On: Everest VR is a Visceral, Beautiful Interactive Documentary

Frank He continues his VRLA Winter Expo adventures as he goes hands on with Everest VR, a HTC Vive powered experience from Sólfar Studios and RVX, that blends beautiful visuals with informative narration to present a compelling, interactive VR documentary. Guest Article by Frank He Now a second year UCLA undergraduate in a neuroscience program, Frank was born in Los Angeles and then raised in Canada, spending his high school years across the border in New York. His main interest is in  ...

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Play Uncharted 4 Multiplayer Beta Until Sunday, Dec 13!

The Uncharted 4 Multiplayer Beta is now live! Those who own Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection will have exclusive access to play the Beta starting today through Sunday, Dec 13. Keeping true to the game’s DNA, you can expect this new mode to dial up the action, creating exciting moments of teamwork and intense moments of strategic gameplay. The multiplayer embraces the richly detailed environments and compelling characters the franchise is known for, and also introduces new  ...

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Rise of the Tomb Raider Xbox One Review: 4/5!

Rise of the Tomb Raider is the third published title from Square Enix and fifth Raider game from Developer, Crystal Dynamics. The story follows a somewhat more experienced Lara Croft as she sets out to re-establish the Croft name, which had been tarnished due to Lara’s father’s obsessional research with historical figure named the “Immortal Prophet”. In her quest to set things right, Lara is hunted by a group called the Trinity, a mercenary group founded on fanatical  ...

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