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Virtuix Omni meets Oculus Rift

The best in home VR.

The omnidirectional treadmill takes the virtual reality experience to the next level. On the Omni, from Virtuix, you can run, strafe, turn, and even jump.  The VR glasses Oculus Rift bring you into the game. 

 

Virtuix Omni: http://www.virtuix.com starts at $499 for the treatmill, a pair of shoes and tracking software.

Oculust Rift https://www.oculusvr.com/ "development kit" version is for sale for $300

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Epic Game Fan Art

Epic Game Fan Art | World of Games | Scoop.it

Video Game Art in a Gamestop. Ahh so many things here! Ezio, Cloud, Mario, Megaman, Ryu vs. Cloud, Turtles, Fallout Girl, Samus, Darth Vader, Pikachu, Master Chief, Sora, Big Daddy (Bioshock) :D

 

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Oculus Rift turns rollercoaster ride into a virtual shooter

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So Real it's Unreal - Graphics in UE4, 2014

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Some amazing footage of latest graphic design shaders and lighting effects in 3d/CG scenes.
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A gorgeous videogame where the levels are made from infographics

A gorgeous videogame where the levels are made from infographics | World of Games | Scoop.it

Metrico, a new game from Dutch game design studio Digital Dreams (for PS Vita), is replacing conventional videogame landscapes with infographics.


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16 free and amazingly fun games you can play in your browser

16 free and amazingly fun games you can play in your browser | World of Games | Scoop.it
From reboots of classics to new-world Chrome packaged apps that work offline, too, these games give new cred to browser-based play.
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World Of Games on Pinterest

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Video Game worlds, art, scenes, replicas, costumes, cosplay, etc.

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World of Games pins the best of video game art and awesomeness

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'Minecraft' add-on helps you learn programming while you play

'Minecraft' add-on helps you learn programming while you play | World of Games | Scoop.it

Programming languages can be daunting to learn, especially if you're a kid who'd rather beplaying games than creating them. Thankfully, ThoughtSTEM has found a way to make coding both accessible and entertaining in one shot. Its upcoming LearnToMod software teaches you how to write JavaScript code by producing Minecraft mods that are appropriate to your skill level.

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Game Theory: Is Link Dead in Majora's Mask?

Help us reach 1 million subs! ► http://tinyurl.com/mrd2ntg More PBG Zelda Month! ► http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nBdDvuv4oZE Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask ...
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Games are helping solve science's biggest problems

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A new generation of online games don't just provide entertainment – they help scientists solve their trickiest puzzles. Dara Mohammadi picks 10 of the best
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Help classify pictures from space,  discover cures for diseases, and figure out how the brain is wired.

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Robin Williams’ fans petition for character in The Legend of Zelda

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HE NAMED his daughter after a princess in the video game and now Robin Williams’s devoted fans are campaigning for a heartwarming tribute to the star.
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Google removes 'Bomb Gaza' apps from Play Store

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Google removed at least two Android apps that simulate Israeli air strikes on Gaza from its Play Store Monday. The apps were pulled after angry users took to Twitter to criticize Google for allowing the apps in its Play Store.


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The Oculus Rift Game That’s So Real It Nearly Destroyed Me

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Was this the one? Was this the Oculus Rift demo where I was going to rip the whole thing off of my head and bolt out of the room?
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Microsoft officially buys Minecraft developer Mojang for $2.5 billion

Microsoft officially buys Minecraft developer Mojang for $2.5 billion | World of Games | Scoop.it

Notch and the two other co-founders are set to leave as part of the deal that focuses on mega-hit Minecraft. An investor release claims Microsoft expects to break even on the acquisition by the end of June 2015.


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MMORPG.com's Gamescom 2014 Awards

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Now that Gamescom 2014 is behind us, it's time to hand out the awards to the games and developers that made us stand up and take notice.
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ShoddyCast, a not so shoddy gaming channel

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ShoddyCast. VideoGame lore https://www.youtube.com/user/ShoddyCast - (^_-)-☆

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We dig the Elder Scrolls for lore =) And then Fallout too. 

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Hands on with the Cowoon Browser - For Gamers?

Hands on with the Cowoon Browser - For Gamers? | World of Games | Scoop.it

Coowon browser is a chrome based browser, advertised as the best game browser (for browser games, of course).

The main feature here is the gamepad controls. Which I found works with very few games. The feature to speed up games could come in handy. The macro plugin similar to imacros for Firefox and Chrome, to record and play back a sequence of mouse clicks - making bots, in other words. You can login to multiple accounts, without having to open incognito window, with the 'multiple login' feature. Also has enhanced functionalities such as mouse-gesture, drag to go etc.

 

It's not really there yet as far as a gaming browser, with gamepad controls . Some custom picked cowoon extensions help with some of the community favorite games controls.

 

However, I like the floating window feature, just to browse youtube videos etc. while working in chrome. I use the little Cowoon window that can change transparency, just to watch and control some youtube playlists in a small, floating window. I'm sure you could add some extensions to Chrome itself to accomplish the same thing.

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How to Turn StarCraft II Into the Warcraft Blizzard Won’t Make

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With Blizzard currently focusing all of its real-time strategy mojo on the StarCraftseries, it may be a very long time before we see a real Warcraft IV. In the meantime, modders have us covered: Warcraft: Alliance and Horde takes the sci-fi StarCraft IIand replaces everything with the characters, setting, and lore of the Warcraftseries.

Originally launched in September of 2013, the mod’s creator recently launched version 2.0, adding two new playable factions as well as a slew of tweaks and improvements.

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Game Changer: What Society Can Learn From The Economics Of Video Games

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Video games are often used as a learning tool, but most educational games focus on word memorization or the magic of math. However, many game theorists and economists are beginning to realize that video games have something more significant to teach us about the function of our societies, governments, and economies. In 2001, economist Edward Castranova wrote a groundbreaking paper about the economy of EverQuest. In his paper, Castranova revealed that EverQuest’s currency was more valuable than the Japanese Yen, and that the game’s gross national product was actually bigger than that of China or India. Castranova is now a telecommunications professor at Indiana University Bloomington and is currently working on a book about evolutionary game theory and how virtual economies are drastically influencing our own.

 


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Ben Reeves:  "Many game theorists and economists are beginning to realize that video games have something more significant to teach us about our societies."

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How Far-Fetched Is Total 'Matrix' Virtual Reality?

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How far away are we from making believable alternate realities that could have a person fooled?

We can emulate walking, with a treadmill like Virtuix Omni. We can get a pretty realistic visual experience with the Oculus Rift. 

It will get pretty clunky, adding more of these gadgets (what about gesture gloves, to feel stuff, or maybe add the kinect into the mix). Maybe some of these future/developing gadgets to read your mind, might make the controls a bit easier?

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Everything You Need to Know about the 5th Edition D&D Player's Handbook

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At last, a new edition of Dungeons & Dragons Player's Handbook has been released. This version of the world's first RPG wants to satisfy old-school gamers and draw in newcomers at the same time. With its classic feel, combined with buffed and polished rules, it just might succeed.
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Fully Functional 1KB Hard Drive in Vanilla Minecraft

Data is stored in binary code, a way of storing data using only 1s and 0s. On my hard drive I use solid blocks to store a 1 and clear blocks to store a 0."

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Minecraft

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Minecraft - a game that may seem pointless at first, but it is an excellent tool for creation whether you're a programmer or an artist.
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Yup. It's fun to try managing a private server with some friends. It is like designing your own video game world.

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Infographic Of The Day: A Family Tree For Video Game Controllers

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At first sight, this is just a cool poster for super nerds. But on closer inspection, you can learn a lot about how the video game industry has...
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Gamer discovers deceased father's ghost car, gets to race him again

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YouTube comments typically fill one with shame and disappointment in the human race, but here's one that just might make you cry. Below a video from PBS
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