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Listen to the first song from the No Man’s Sky soundtrack

When people talk about No Man's Sky, the upcoming space-exploration game from Hello Games, they tend to focus on the sheer scale.You can get a taste for that sound with the new song "Supermoon," which the band just released as the first track from the soundtrack. read more

This online game gave scientists new insight into quantum computing strategies

Video game strategies may have given quantum researchers a new insight into a crucial problem facing quantum computing, according to a new article in Nature.The research focused on a game called Quantum Moves, which is designed to mimic neutral atoms in an optical lattice. read more

Developers are adapting Oculus Rift exclusives to work on the HTC Vive

In the past month, the consumer versions of both the Oculus Rift and the HTC Vive have been released along with their games — some available on both platforms, and some exclusives.For that reason, it was probably only a matter of time before unofficial workarounds surfaced, like this proof of concept program on GitHub that allows Rift exclusives Lucky's Tale and Oculus Dreamdeck to play on the Vive. read more

Technolust is the concentrated dose of cyberpunk VR has been waiting for

What saves Technolust from being generic is its recognition that modern nostalgia means fondly remembering what happened 15 minutes ago.Even Technolust’s basic format is subtly archaic for a VR game. read more

New 3DS LL is a perfect Super Famicom homage

The graphic on the back of the system looks like the top of a Super Famicom — the original Japanese version of what most of us know as Super Nintendo — including fake power, reset, and eject buttons.The front of the 3DS is a little more subdued, but the face buttons are colored in the classic Famicom green, blue, red, and yellow. read more

Oculus Rift preorder customers are facing months-long delays

Many people who preordered the Oculus Rift will be waiting significantly longer than expected.We also asked how this affects people who bought Oculus Rift PC bundles, which opened for preorders separately. read more

You can now drive Fallout 4’s slickest car in Forza 6

Those beautiful, burned out husks from the streets of Fallout 4 are now something you can drive.Starting today, the Chryslus Rocket ‘69 — easily the most beautiful of Fallout's retro-futuristic vehicles — is playable in Forza 6. read more

This book chronicles EVE Online’s most epic war

The difference is that Groen isn’t traveling the real world; instead, he’s piloting a ship inside the online game EVE Online, venturing to bustling trade hubs and using the in-game chat to spread the news.His book, Empires of EVE, chronicles the formative years of the sci-fi virtual world and the book tour is befitting its subject. read more

Gears of War 4's multiplayer goes back to the glory days

For one, Gears 4 is adding a new dynamic way to assault your enemies using cover.To remedy the skill gap, Ferguson says Gears 4 is introducing new ranking tiers, similar to Halo, that match players with people of roughly equal performance. read more

This impressive controller performance zigzags across video game history

At face value, this video from The KlingDing is just another charming chip-tune remix made slightly more impressive by its live performance.Consider the combination of classic games and current hardware, and the video transforms into a Matryoshka doll of video game history. read more

HBO Now arrives on Xbox One

Just in time for Beyoncé's special — and the season premiere of Game of Thrones, if that's more your style — HBO Now has launched on the Xbox One.The app rolled out this morning, giving people without cable subscriptions the chance to sign up for HBO and stream its huge catalog of TV series. read more

Microsoft is stopping production of the Xbox 360

A decade later, Microsoft has finally ceased production on the Xbox 360.Which is why we have made the decision to stop manufacturing new Xbox 360 consoles. read more

Six big reasons to hold off on virtual reality

Following the smartphone comparison, virtual reality is like the first iPhone, and it could be awhile before it feels as polished, inclusive, and comparably affordable as say, the iPhone 5C.Here are six reasons to consider holding off on virtual reality — for now: The resolution of Oculus Rift’s earliest prototypes was so low, that its view of virtual reality appeared to be obstructed by a screen door. read more

How 65daysofstatic made the sci-fi sounds of No Man’s Sky

Do you think that there’s something about your sound that’s particularly sci-fi?That said, I think sci-fi has been quite influential on us. read more

Sega will officially support modded Genesis games on Steam

Sega plans to allow legal distribution of modified Genesis games on PC through the Steam Workshop, Valve's repository for user-created content, in an unprecedented move for the storied Japanese gaming giant.Support will come alongside the new Sega Mega Drive Classics Hub (Mega Drive being the European, Japanese, and way better name for the Sega Genesis) on Steam, which also features a fully 3D-rendered '90s bedroom as a way to access your purchased Genesis games. read more

Watch Nintendo's Star Fox anime now on YouTube

The short sets up the story for new Wii U game Star Fox Zero, detailing the efforts of crack pilots Fox McCloud, Peppy Hare, Slippy Toad, and Falco Lombardi against forces led by evil hovering monkey face Andross.The short has some surprisingly lavish production for a promotional tie-in, with slick animation, capable voice acting, and even a few jokes. read more

Mirror's Edge Catalyst has been delayed until June

The return of Faith will have to wait just a little bit longer: today EA announced that the next game in the Mirror's Edge franchise has been delayed until June.This marks the second delay for the game; Mirror's Edge Catalyst was originally slated for a February launch, before being pushed back to May 24th. read more

Pyre is the beautiful next game from the team behind Transistor

The studio describes it as a game about leading "a band of exiles through an ancient competition spread across a vast, mystical purgatory," and like Supergiant's previous releases, it looks absolutely gorgeous.Aside from that, though, we don't know a lot about Pyre just yet. read more

Basketball is coming to Rocket League next week

Soccer-meets-cars game Rocket League is getting a new mode that introduces basketball to the experience.The downloadable add-on will be available for free, and in addition to the new game mode, will also include a basketball-themed arena where the net doubles as a ramp. read more