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Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 03 Dec 2014

Oculus VR got a lot of grief when they decided to financially partner up with Facebook earlier this year. Some backers felt it was a sell out, and that the company's vision would now be influenced by the social media giant. That hasn't happened yet, but could you imagine what would've happened if Oculus partnered up with the likes of Sony or Microsoft?

Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 29 Oct 2014

Facebook wants to believe in a future where Virtual Reality goes hand in hand with your gaming experiences. That's why they've invested so heavily into the Oculus Rift, the most promising device on its way to the market right now. Thing is, it's going to take a couple of million sales to make the device actually mean something in the industry

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 02 Apr 2014

$2 billion. Two freakin’ billion dollars. That’s just how much VR company Oculus Rift was worth to Facebook. That’s what success and fame can do for a start-up company, as the virtually real hardware developer found out when the house of Zuckerberg bought them out. One other industry success story that won’t be up for sale though? Chris Roberts and Imperium Games, who are staying independent.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 31 Mar 2014

Ever since the announcement of Facebook acquiring Oculus Rift for a cool $2 billion arrived, everyone has had something to say. Now, former id Software genius and current chief technological officer at Oculus Rift John Carmack is throwing his hat into the ring, commenting on his position following the sale of the VR firm.

Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 26 Mar 2014

Only two years ago, a little company took to Kickstarter asking for $250k to make "the first truly immersive virtual reality headset for video games". The Kickstarter raised almost $2.5 million for Oculus, and now they are exceeding funding expectations again. But not all developers are keen on their new owners.

Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 10 Dec 2013

Ah, Facebook games. They are evil yet also insanely addictive. I confess that I'm hooked on Candy Crush Saga, and I used to play that weird Assassin's Creed Facebook game, too. This year, Facebook gave out a Game of the Year award, and it may surprise you.

Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 25 Sep 2013

So, we knew that you could capture five minutes of gameplay with the Xbox One. Five minutes of fame, here we come! However, you will only be able to share those clips to Facebook and YouTube next year - fine for us seeing as we're only getting the console next year anyway.

Posted by Geoffrey Tim - 16 Apr 2013

The social gaming bubble may well be on its way to bursting. The deluge of Facebook invites to games you really just couldn’t care to play, thanks to the likes of Zynga’s ubiquitous Farmville and EA’s Sims Social are set to recede, as EA shuts down a number of its Facebook games.

Posted by Gavin Mannion - 02 Jan 2013

\We’ve said many things about Zynga in the past few months and very few of them have really been positive. Zynga are most famously known for creating those annoying Facebook games that your friends spam you about.

Posted by Geoffrey Tim - 13 Dec 2012

For the past few years now, platform owners and software developers have been trying to get a slice of the casual gaming market. Nintendo certainly captured that market with their DS and Wii, and Facebook has been inundated with addictive, spammy junk from the likes of Zynga and similar companies. Has that cash-filled bubble burst?

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 05 Dec 2012

Hitman Absolution is a great game, as some of you may be aware of. Still, it hasn’t had the most public of advertising campaigns and with Christmas around the corner, Square Enix needs to make some money. The solution? A Hitman Absolution promotion that allows you to place hits out on your buddies through Facebook, contracts with parameters such as their eyes, hair and whether or not they have small tits. Wait, what?

Posted by Gavin Mannion - 13 Aug 2012

Unless Darryn has broken something you’ll be reading this while Geoff and I are still on our way to Cologne in Germany for Gamescom 2012 and as you may have noticed this year our coverage is being supported by Black Ops 2 (you’ll find out why tomorrow)

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 12 Jun 2012

The argument between exploitation and sexualisation of ladies in the gaming industry is one massive controversy, that won’t die down any time soon. Both sides make valid points, and while we’re just as divided on it over here, we sure as hell can do something at least to level the playing field.

So prepare yourself people, for Sexy Mario!

Posted by Gavin Mannion - 09 Mar 2012

There have been a lot of community meet ups popping up around the country and as a rule we don’t generally cover them all otherwise you’re going to be swamped.

However I’m making the exception today for two reasons, one it’s an incredibly slow news day right now and I’m desperate for a story (hey at least I’m honest) and two.. well because you get free stuff at this meet up.