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Here's what happens when you mix roller coasters and Oculus Rift

A German professor has created an on-rails Oculus Rift demo to be experienced while riding a real-life roller coaster. Prof Thomas Wagner, from the virtual design department at the University of Applied Sciences Kaiserslautern, created the experience after wondering how he could make roller coasters more exciting. Show More Summary

Blizzard hires Hearthstone pro to help design the game

Blizzard has dipped into the competitive Hearthstone pool and plucked out one of the best players around to help it design the virtual card game. Ryan "Realz" Masterson, considered one of the top Hearthstone players in the US, announced on Twitter that he had accepted an offer of associate game designer at the company. Show More Summary

PS4 version of Dust: An Elysian Tail announced

A PlayStation 4 version of Dust: An Elysian Tail has been announced. The hand-drawn 2D side-scrolling action platformer first launched on Xbox 360 in 2012, then a year later on PC. On PS4 it runs at 1080p resolution and 60 frames per second, developer Humble Hearts wrote on the PlayStation Blog. It's due out soon, although no release date was mentioned. Read more…

Runescape frees up dormant accounts and old character names are up for grabs

Developer Jagex is freeing up millions of dormant Runscape accounts and in the process making once-taken character names available again. 66m character names out of the 220m player accounts created since the medieval fantasy MMO launched in 2001 are up for grabs. Show More Summary

BioWare's Shadow Realms is a pleasant surprise

EA's Gamescom press conference surprise was a new game by BioWare, the house of Mass Effect and Dragon Age - a company responsible for some of the finest adventures in many years of gaming. Yet Shadow Realms, the new game, is different, and a surprise in more ways than one. Show More Summary

Minimalist fencing game Nidhogg is Vita-bound

In May we announced that minimalist sword fighting game Nidhogg would be coming to PS4 and it's now been revealed that it's set for Vita too. Better yet, it will include Cross-Buy and Cross-Play support for the PS4 version, which it's slated to have a simultaneous release with. Show More Summary

Valve is being sued by Australian consumer group over Steam's refund policy

Valve is being sued by Australia's consumer rights commission, the ACCC (Australian Competition and Consumer Commission), over its cumbersome refund policy on Steam. The ACCC alleges that Valve's refund policy indicated the following: These draconian rules didn't jibe well with Australian law. Read more…

Gone Home is coming to Wii U

Fullbright's exploratory coming-of-age adventure Gone Home is coming to Wii U, Nintendo accidentally announced. During Unity conference, Unite 2014, Nintendo of America's Damon Baker hosted a panel about the Wii U's support for the development software wherein he listed a host of Unity games coming to the platform. Show More Summary

Nintendo seriously considered having Splatoon star Mario

Splatoon, Nintendo's upcoming Wii U online shooter about morphing squid children with paint guns, almost starred Mario. Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto made this reveal in an interview with Edge Magazine (via NintendoLife), where he noted "There were heated debates over who the main player character should be. Show More Summary

Harmonix announces rhythmic shmup A City Sleeps

Rock Band and Dance Central developer Harmonix is going the arcade action route with its newly announced rhythmic shmup A City Sleeps. Available for pre-order on PC and Mac via Steam, A City Sleeps is a 2D side-scrolling shooter that follows a "dream exorcist" named Poe who enters people's dreams to rid them of demons. Show More Summary

Titanfall's next new game mode ditches titans

Titanfall is getting a new mode that omits its titular titans. Entitled Pilot Skirmish, this multiplayer mode will up the player count to 16 and ditch not only titans but AI drones as well. Due to the difference in player size, Pilot Skirmish won't be part of the Variety Pack playlist, developer Respawn noted on its developer blog. Read more…

Dishwasher and Charlie Murder dev reveals PlayStation-exclusive Salt and Sanctuary

After making violent, gothic arcade action games like The Dishwasher: Vampire Smile and Charlie Murder on Xbox 360, two-person developer Ska Studios is now making a violent, gothic arcade action game on PlayStation with the PS4 and vita-exclusive Salt and Sanctuary. Show More Summary

Monaco and Halo: Reach headline September's Games with Gold offerings

Co-op heist game Monaco: What's Yours is Mine and Halo: Reach will be the latest free titles in Microsoft's Games with Gold promotion, wherein it offers free titles to Xbox Live Gold subscribers. Monaco will replace Microsoft's current offering of Dishonored come 1st September, while Halo: Reach will replace Monaco on 16th September. Show More Summary

Assassin's Creed: Unity delayed by two weeks

Assassin's Creed Unity has been delayed by two weeks. It will now launch on 13th November in Europe. North America will get the game a couple of days earlier, on 11th November. Previously (as has become tradition) the game was due to launch worldwide on the same day - 28th October. Show More Summary

Destiny now available to pre-purchase on Xbox One

Xbox One owners can now pre-purchase their copy of Destiny, Microsoft has announced. The game's standard version, the Destiny Pre-Order Edition, costs £54.99. Alternatively you can select the Destiny Digital Guardian Edition for £84.99. This option includes a Season Pass for the two upcoming Destiny expansions, as well as a selection of minor exclusive items. Read more…

Rockstar warns GTA Online will soon be inaccessible for 12GB PS3 owners

12GB PlayStation 3 owners will soon need to upgrade their hard drives or face losing access to Grand Theft Auto Online, developer Rockstar has warned. Grand Theft Auto 5's install size has been growing steadily since its launch lastShow More Summary

Video: Ellie's Gibson's best bits

Ellie Gibson is leaving Eurogamer today after nine years. We will miss her more than we can express. We, and many of you I'm sure, will also miss her writing on the site: her excoriating reviews and fearless, not to say lunatic, interviews - though perhaps Mark Rein and Peter Moore ("I am woman. Show More Summary

The worst games I've ever played, by Ellie Gibson

Ellie writes: Dear readers, After nine years at Eurogamer, it is time for me to do one. I doubt this will come as a surprise. You probably thought I did one years ago. It will simply be a shock in the way it is shocking to learn someone out of Dad's Army has only just died. Read more…

High profile departures at Eve Online maker CCP

There are soon to be unexpected and high profile exits at Eve Online maker CCP. In a financial report (translated here, via Reddit) the company announced plans to close its San Francisco office and, in the same stroke, wave goodbye to chirpy chief marketing officer David Reid and chief financial officer Joe Gallo. Show More Summary

Hoax call sees YouTuber arrested by SWAT while live streaming

Popular YouTube channel The Creatures has become the latest victim of swatting - the act of hoax-calling police to swoop in on unsuspecting innocent targets. Last night channel founder Jordan "Kootra" Mathewson was interrupted by a SWAT team while live-streaming a match of Counter-Strike. Show More Summary

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