Microsoft touts smaller, faster Xbox One game consoles at E3
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Microsoft touts smaller, faster Xbox One game consoles at E3

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Xbox One is shrinking in size and growing in power. Microsoft unveiled during its Monday media briefing at the Electronic Entertainment Expo a new, slimmer version of the video game console coming later this year and a more powerful one that’s due in 2017. The company says the white Xbox One … Continue reading

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A look at how Oculus compares to Vive and PlayStation VR
Arts/Entertainment / Games

A look at how Oculus compares to Vive and PlayStation VR

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — After four years of hype, high-end virtual reality is coming to consumers’ living rooms next week with the release of the consumer edition of the Oculus Rift. The debut will be followed by the introduction of similar high-fidelity head-mounted displays, the HTC Vive and PlayStation VR. Despite comparably offering immersive windows … Continue reading

Indie games ‘Firewatch,’ ‘Unravel’ fall short
Arts/Entertainment / Games

Indie games ‘Firewatch,’ ‘Unravel’ fall short

What makes a game a game? That question has arisen around some of the most popular independent video games of the last few years — titles like “Gone Home,” ”Her Story” and “That Dragon, Cancer” that steer away from traditional video-game mechanics in favor of narrative and character development. “Firewatch” (Campo Santo, for PlayStation 4, … Continue reading