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Alt.Ctrl.GDC Showcase: Plünge

Gamasutra - January 11, 2019 1346

Plünge will have players putting their toilet-plunging skills to work, playing through multiplayer minigames that require they plunge as fast and hard as possible with some real plungers. ...

GDC is the place to be if you want to sharpen your VR game dev skills!

Gamasutra - January 10, 2019 1290

If you want to level up your skills and make better, more successful virtual reality experiences, this year's Game Developers Conference in San Francisco is where you want to be! ...

Viveport Infinity is an unlimited spin on HTC's Viveport subscription

Gamasutra - January 08, 2019 1182

HTC is looking to expand its existing Vive subscription service through a new flavor that, starting April 5, offers subscribers unlimited access to a library of virtual reality games. ...

Black Mirror's 'Bandersnatch' was loosely inspired by a cancelled game

Gamasutra - January 03, 2019 913

Chris Cullon of Tired Old Hack wrote up the rise and fall behind Bandersnatch, beginning by introducing the Liverpool-based development studio behind the endeavor, Imagine Software. ...

According to Steam's hardware surveys, VR ownership doubled in 2018

Gamasutra - January 03, 2019 905

Valve's monthly hardware surveys offer a gradual look at hardware trends, but 12 months of data suggest that VR ownership is on the rise. ...

Digital safety, wellbeing: 2018 highlights (Part 1)

Net Family News - December 27, 2018 524

This may not be the Internet safety look-back on 2018 you’d expect, what with all the news about data breaches, “fake news,” “tech addiction,” algorithmic bias, election manipulation, hate speech, etc., etc. Not a pretty picture. But it’s also not the whole picture. By definition, the news reports airline crashes, not safe landings. But even […]

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Child advocates call for FTC investigation over inappropriate Google Play games

Gamasutra - December 20, 2018 142

The complaint alleges that many of the apps in Google Play's Family section are advertised as safe for children despite the inappropriate advertising and content found within several games. ...