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Debt-ridden Ouya seeks buyout

The maker of the microconsole Ouya is looking for someone to buyout the company. After a successful campaign to kickstart the microconsole, Ouya have since been unable to make their Android-based consoles into the mainstream phenomenon that it was supposed to be.  Fast forward 2 years and the Ouya is

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Valve trashes Skyrim paid mods due to community backlash

Valve’s installation of the paid mods feature for Skyrim is no more.  The company announced today that gamers will no longer be required to fork over a sum to play user-generated expansions. Some considered the “paywall” as tearing apart the previously harmonious relationship between gamers and modders. According to Valve,

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Start-up adds “mind-reading” feature to VR gaming

A start-up called MindMaze is adding “mind reading” to the virtual reality mix. It’s being dubbed as the MindLeap system, and reportedly the VR headset is capable of capturing gamers' thought in addition to all the goodies available in other VR devices possess. Equipped on the MindMaze VR system are

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Amazon acquires Twitch.tv, kicking Google in the gut

Amazon has announced today that it will acquire Twitch.tv for $970 million in cash.  Although prior speculations had the popular streaming platform merging with Google, it appears Twitch executives decided it was best for their community to join up with Amazon instead. “We chose Amazon because they believe in our

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