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  • Blog Post: Facebook Bid To Buy Oculus Passes Anti-Trust Examination

    Facebook is clear to go through with its purchase of Oculus following Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice approval. The $2 billion deal was announced on March 25 . On March 25, before the deal was announced, Facebook stock closed at $64.89. It opened today at $63.43 (-$1.46) and is down... More
  • Blog Post: Oculus Has Sold 25,000 Dev Kit 2 Units, 60,000 Original Kits

    Whether you believe that virtual reality is the next entertainment frontier or a passing fad, the recent flood of hardware prototypes has probably caught your attention. We spent a lot of our time at GDC testing head mounted displays (some good, some not so good). Oculus continues to be at the forefront... More
  • Blog Post: Facebook Stock Closes Down 7 Percent Following Oculus Acquisition

    Yesterday, we learned that $2 billion buys you talent and the most promising virtual reality startup in the market. Today, we discovered that Facebook investors aren’t sure what to make of that. Following yesterday’s surprise purchase of Oculus VR for $400 million in cash and approximately... More
  • Blog Post: Oculus’ Acquisition 'Almost Happened Overnight'

    It was just one week ago that we met with Oculus VR on the eve of the company announcing its second developer kit . Since then, Oculus inked a deal with Facebook worth $2 billion in cash and stock. Most acquisitions, especially when dealing with valuation this high, take months. Oculus’ transition... More
  • Blog Post: [Update] Notch Cancels Oculus Rift Version Of Minecraft

    Update: Following his note on Twitter about canceling Minecraft for Oculus, Mojang founder Markus "notch" Persson elaborated his position on his personal blog. He recounts his recent trip to Oculus headquarters, which was a backer reward for funding the Oculus Rift Kickstarter at the $10,000... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: Does The Facebook Acquisition Change Your View Of The Oculus Rift?

    Facebook bought Oculus VR, the company behind the Oculus Rift headset, for about $2 billion. This leaves a lot of unanswered questions about the future of the company and the device. Are you still excited about virtual reality? Or does this move poison your enthusiasm? On one hand, being a part of a... More
  • Blog Post: Facebook To Acquire Oculus VR In $2 Billion Deal

    Facebook has just announced that it will acquire virtual reality startup Oculus VR for approximately $2 billion. The deal includes $400 million in cash and 23.1 million shares of Facebook stock valued at approximately $1.6 billion. When we spoke with founder Palmer Luckey at Gamescom 2013, we discussed... More
  • Blog Post: PlayStation 4 Will Not Have A Dedicated Facebook App

    Polygon is reporting that Facebook is working on strengthening its browser experience on PlayStation 4 rather than creating a Facebook app as it has done in the past. Facebook engineer Colin Creitz told Polygon that the app had required too much maintenance and didn't provide a good enough user experience... More
  • Blog Post: Bungie Offering Destiny Beta Codes To Non-Reserve Customers On Facebook

    Bungie announced earlier this month that it is going to offer beta invite codes to customers who pre-order Destiny. If you're interested in participating without reserving the game, Bungie will be giving away codes on Facebook . In a recent post on the official Facebook page for Destiny , Bungie... More
  • Blog Post: Report: Candy Crush Developer King Files For US IPO With $5 Billion Valuation

    When you have the top Facebook application by a margin of 40 million daily active users, you must be doing something right. King.com's Candy Crush Saga has rocketed the UK company to success, and now the developer is looking to make good on American soil. Oh, and the next game down on the list is... More
  • Blog Post: Unity SDK Comes To Facebook

    Unity is fast becoming a popular development tool for those looking to easily bring their games to iOS, Android, and the web. Now, Unity developers can also bring their wares to the 260 million people playing on Facebook with a cross-platform kit. The new SDK allows developers to more easily port existing... More
  • Blog Post: EA Backing Away From Social And Facebook Gaming

    EA confirmed what has been suspected given recent cuts to staffing and game offerings. On the company's second quarter earnings call, a shift away from social and Facebook was stated outright. "We're still active on Facebook and participate there," said president of EA labels Frank... More
  • Blog Post: The Next Prince Of Persia Game Is A Mobile Title

    Last week, the official Prince of Persia Facebook page teased that new information would be appearing this week. It appears that this teaser was in reference to a new mobile Prince of Persia game. The game has the subtitle The Shadow and the Flame and should be releasing this summer. Ubisoft is teasing... More
  • Blog Post: Plants Vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare Spotted At E3

    A website posting photos of the Los Angeles Convention Center's lobby (where E3 is happening) show banners and posters for a game called Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare. The images appeared on Gamekyo and show a slightly more realistic plant along with the requisite red sparks that adorn the box... More
  • Blog Post: Plants Vs. Zombies Adventures Heads To Facebook This Month

    The Plants Vs. Zombies Facebook game, Plants vs. Zombies Adventures, goes live this month. You can start playing Plants Vs. Zombies Adventures on May 20. For more on the game, you can head to the official page for the game . To be totally clear, this is not the sequel to Plants Vs. Zombies. That one... More
  • Blog Post: [Updated] PlayWatch: EA Announces SimCity Social And Two Other Playfish Titles Ending

    [Update #2] EA has told Game Informer that they will not be commenting on specific teams today. This echoes the statement we received about EA Montreal last week. [Update #1] EA doesn't seem to have any comment on Playfish. According to a statement received by Joystiq , the publisher has nothing... More
  • Blog Post: Deus Ex: Human Defiance Details Coming Tomorrow

    The official Deus Ex Facebook page has posted an image teasing details for a mysterious Deus Ex: Human Defiance project. Square Enix filed a trademark for Human Defiance late last month , but beyond the name, we know nothing about it. The obvious assumption is that it is a game, but it could be anything... More
  • Blog Post: Plants Vs. Zombies Adventures Heading To Facebook

    It's not the sequel to Plants vs. Zombies, but rather a completely different Plants vs. Zombies game experience built exclusively for Facebook. You can check out the game's official Facebook page for more details. A beta for the game will begin soon, and fans of the page will be the among the... More
  • Blog Post: Could There Be An Alice 3?

    Alice creators, American McGee, might be thinking of pursuing a third installment in the Alice series. A few questions came up on American McGee’s Facebook asking fans about their interest in a third title and if they would back a Kickstarter project. This wouldn’t be his first Kickstarter... More
  • Blog Post: Insomniac Files Trademark For Sunset Overdrive

    The developer behind the Resistance and Ratchet & Clank series has filed a new trademark, but Insomniac Games' intentions for the property are still mysterious. A user on NeoGAF uncovered the filing for Sunset Overdrive, but without any official details, we're left to guess at what the project... More
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