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Come to VRDC and learn to use sound more effectively in your VR game

Attend the standalone Virtual Reality Developers Conference in November to see a VR audio expert share lessons learned from working on remarkable mixed-reality, full-body experiences for “The Void.” …


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Facebook, Intel come out on top at AI-only Doom deathmatch battle royale

The folks behind Doom-based AI research platform VizDoom released results of a competition to see who can build the best Doom-playing AI — and the winning teams were from Facebook and Intel. …


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Come out to VRDC and learn to make great interactive VR characters

Come to VRDC in November and hear Limitless chief Tom Sanocki (a veteran of Bungie and Pixar!) talk about designing ‘Gary the Gull’, an interactive VR film that talks to you — and you can talk back! …


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VR Ethics: Come to VRDC and learn how not to join the league of evil

At the inaugural standalone Virtual Reality Developers Conference this November a panel of experts will gather to discuss the value of ethics in VR experience design. …


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EA Drops New Titanfall 2 Come Together Ad

Some advertising genius finally figured out how to use a cover of The Beatles’ classic song “Come Together” in a TV ad. Feast your eyes on the newest Titanfall 2 TV spot.

This new "trailer" for Titanfall 2 is a little chaotic and doesn't completely sell Titanfall 2's best features, but we're still looking forward to Respawn's upcoming sequel. Read our impressions of the game's multiplayer here.

Get ready to “Become One” when Titanfall 2 releases on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC on October 28.

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Clubs Come To Xbox One Preview Program

Microsoft has announced that Preview program members can now experience Clubs and the Looking For Group (LFG) feature, with the Arena online tournament platform coming at a later date.

Clubs are user-created groups (including creating a name and designating an admin) that further facilitate chat and parties, and which can share content.

As the name designates, Looking for Group is a community posting that announces you're seeking like-minded gamers, perhaps for a certain co-op challenge or mode. Requirements such as which game you're playing or gear needed can be posted. Gamers can browse LFGs if they're looking for action as well.

Preview members will also experience emojis on the Xbox One virtual keyboard, and an Achievement leaderboard that is "faster and more reliable." The latter will reset at the beginning of each month instead of encompassing a 30-day rolling period.

[Source: Xbox Wire]

 

Our Take
The clubs and LFGs don't sound like ground-breaking features, but they do seem like small steps that can make a big difference in friends sharing a common experience and getting like-minded players together.

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Clubs Come To Xbox One Preview Program

Microsoft has announced that Preview program members can now experience Clubs and the Looking For Group (LFG) feature, with the Arena online tournament platform coming at a later date.

Clubs are user-created groups (including creating a name and designating an admin) that further facilitate chat and parties, and which can share content.

As the name designates, Looking for Group is a community posting that announces you're seeking like-minded gamers, perhaps for a certain co-op challenge or mode. Requirements such as which game you're playing or gear needed can be posted. Gamers can browse LFGs if they're looking for action as well.

Preview members will also experience emojis on the Xbox One virtual keyboard, and an Achievement leaderboard that is "faster and more reliable." The latter will reset at the beginning of each month instead of encompassing a 30-day rolling period.

[Source: Xbox Wire]

 

Our Take
The clubs and LFGs don't sound like ground-breaking features, but they do seem like small steps that can make a big difference in friends sharing a common experience and getting like-minded players together.

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Come to VRDC for a great postmortem of Funomena’s AR game Woorld

Make sure to come to VRDC in November, where Funomena’s Vu Ha will discuss how Funomena’s team designed their unique augmented reality game for Google’s Tango technology. …


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PSA: The Ultimate Collector’s Edition Of Final Fantasy XV Does Not Come With A Season Pass

Today at Gamescom 2016 during some questions from the fans regarding the upcoming Final Fantasy XV, some clarity was offered regarding the season pass and the Ultimate Collector's Edition of the game. In a tweet, the official Final Fantasy XV account stated that the season pass is not included in the Ultimate Collector's Edition.

If you are able to get one of those limited edition copies, you get an angler set, travel pack, Noctis figure and a whole lot more, but not the season pass for the title.

Check out much much more on Final Fantasy XV in our cover story coverage hub!

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Fans Come Together To Create The Original Unofficial Pokémon Uranium

A massive fan created, unofficial Pokémon released today called Pokémon Uranium.

According to the game's website, the game has been in development by a small team for nine years, features 150 original Pokémon, and “ aims to recapture the classic Pokémon experience along with some added twists.” You can check out a trailer for the game, below and find a link to download the game on its website.

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There is a new official Pokémon game on the way in November with Pokémon Sun & Moon. To read the latest updates on those games, head here.

[Source: Pokémon Uranium]

 

Our Take
This is an interesting and impressive project, but one that will likely attract Nintendo's ire, much like the recent fan remake of Metroid II. This is a slightly different scenario as this creation features original content but uses the Pokémon name, where the Metroid game was a full remake. It's a tough position for Nintendo to be in because it is fully within its rights to protect its brands and should be making sure people are not using its franchise's inappropriately, but ultimately it is shooting down the projects and work of some of its biggest fans which isn't great for anyone who is involved. We will be keeping an eye on this project to see how things play out.

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