Oculus Exec: VR Is the 'Last Computing Platform'

Oculus Exec: VR Is the 'Last Computing Platform'

Jason Rubin, the co-founder of Naughty Dog and current head of content at Oculus, sees no limit to the potential for VR, going so far as to suggest it could very well be the final form of computing technology. “If you believe in VR, you believe it’s the last computing platform,” Rubin said on the latest episode of our monthly interview show IGN Unfiltered. “There have been various computing platforms that have come over time, and all of them have opened up opportunities that the previous computing platform has not,” Ruben explained, citing GPS-equipped mobile devices as one such example. Continue reading…
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13 Most Epic Video Game Moments of 2016

13 Most Epic Video Game Moments of 2016

2016 was a year full of video game surprises. Beloved franchises took exciting turns, new games wowed us with their brilliance, and we got our first real taste of the wonders of VR. As the year draws to a close, join us in celebrating some of the epic moments that made 2016 an awesome year for gamers. Be warned, though: major spoilers ahead! Rocksteady’s Batman: Arkham VR let you don the Dark Knight’s suit piece-by-piece, from his infamous cowl to a host of awesome gadgets. Yet it’s the moment after the suit is assembled, when you see yourself reflected in a mirror as the Batman himself, that made us feel like our six-year-old self’s dreams had come true. Arkham VR makes you feel like Batman. And it feels awesome. — Jonathon Dornbush Continue reading…
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New Restaurant Opening at Mount Everest

New Restaurant Opening at Mount Everest

Earth’s highest mountain is about to host an exclusive eatery. A pop-up One Star House Party restaurant is taking 15 guests and serving them locally-sourced meals at base camp. It’s not nearly as dramatic as a Taco Bell at the summit, but given how dangerous the trek to the top can be, it’s probably for the best. Mount Everest Image Source: WikipediaPotential diners had to have made reservations before the end of November, and chef James Sharman has organized more than just a stop at the base of Everest. Continue reading…
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IGN UK Podcast #363: The Alternative IGN Awards 2016

IGN UK Podcast #363: The Alternative IGN Awards 2016

The end of the year is nigh. So before we peer into the future (well, it’ll be more a cursory perusal of a release calendar) on the next week’s show, we take a moment to look back at 2016. No, we don’t focus on that or that and especially not that, but there’s plenty of time to focus on the things we did like. We’ll be giving out some very important, serious awards shortly on the site, but until then, check out these very special 9 categories cooked up by our very partial panel of Daniel Krupa, Gav Murphy, and Joe Skrebels… enjoy: IGN UK Podcast #363: The Alternative IGN Awards 2016 Continue reading…
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Militaristic ‘Mastodon Sentries' Are Modeled After Black Power Ranger

Militaristic ‘Mastodon Sentries' Are Modeled After Black Power Ranger

Coming hot off the heels of the mysterious new Green/White Power Ranger, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #11 by writer Kyle Higgins and artist Hendry Prasetya from BOOM! Studios will debut another new type of Power Ranger called Mastodon Sentries. Take a look: Art by Hendry Prasetya. (BOOM! Studios)Continue reading…
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Assassin's Creed Movie's Animus Could Make It Into the Games

Assassin's Creed Movie's Animus Could Make It Into the Games

Ubisoft is apparently interested in making the Animus device used in the Assassin’s Creed game series more like the one created for its new tie-in movie according to its director and star. The movie Animus is a far cry from the virtual reality headset/hip lounge chair we’re used to, instead comprising a giant mechanical arm and holographic lights to help represent the genetic memories its accessing in the user. “We’re really excited about it,” explained director Justin Kurzel in an interview with IGN. “Actually, Ubisoft were really interested in it. They thought that the potential of it to actually interact as gameplay was really interesting. So they were talking about maybe evolving it even further for possible games for the future. Continue reading…
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