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Apple, LG and Valve did not invest in OLED display maker eMagin

Update: A source very close to Apple says that the company has not invested in OLED display maker eMagin — and, according to a statement eMagin has now also published, nor have Valve and LG: &#

Oculus updates its Home platform to play nice with Steam purchases

Oculus may be aiming to become the content power house of virtual reality, but it’s still making efforts to play nice with other ecosystems. In a new update rolling out today for PCs, Oculus has

Europe opens antitrust geo-blocking probe into Valve, others

European antitrust regulators have opened an investigation into the Steam games distribution platform operator, Valve, and five PC games publishers to determine whether geo-blocking agreements between

Valve teases next-gen VR hardware

Today at the company’s Steam Dev Days conference, Valve teased a host of announcements related to the company’s efforts on its OpenVR platform, including a new prototype SteamVR controll

As e-sports’ popularity explodes, betting needs to be regulated

Aurangzeb Durrani Contributor Aurangzeb Durrani is a former professional gamer and has been in the e-sports industry since 2006. He is currently the manager of international marketing for Kill Ping. M

Facebook is building its own Steam-style desktop gaming platform with Unity

Facebook may try to compete with Steam, or at least win back revenue lost when casual gaming shifted to mobile. Today Facebook formally announced it’s working with game engine Unity to build a d

Valve opens up the HTC Vive’s tracking system to third-party developers

One of the most technically advanced features of the HTC Vive virtual reality system is the way it tracks a user's motions inside their play space. Valve, which collaborated with HTC to build the Vive

Good VR is great — and bad VR is abysmal

I don't want VR to be boring. It's strange to think that something so futuristic and promising, something we've looked forward to for decades, could be boring, but I can't deny it, since I've experien

The gaming industry can become the next big target of cybercrime

Video-game-related crime is almost as old as the industry itself. But while illegal copies and pirated versions of games were the previous dominant form of illicit activities, recent developments and

Teardown of HTC Vive highlights the headset’s differences from Oculus Rift

Today's VR headsets are marvels of miniaturization. And, as iFixit's teardowns show, both the Oculus Rift and HTC's Vive are also remarkably user-friendly when it comes to repair and customization.

You can now watch a ton of Lionsgate movies on Steam if you so choose

Lionsgate has just added more than 100 movies, including the Hunger Games films and Kill Bill (both volumes) to, of all things, Steam. That's Valve's digital content delivery platform, of course, used

HTC claims 15,000 pre-orders in 10 minutes for its Vive VR headset

A possible tidbit of early sales data for one of 2016's flagship virtual reality systems: the HTC-Valve Vive has apparently racked up more than 15,000 pre-orders in less than 10 minutes, according to

Strange sensations: HTC’s brave new virtual world

The first thing I notice is a feeling of weight on my face. Followed by a sensation of standing in boundless space. A monochrome 360-degree vanishing-point vista winks into view. I look around, blinki

HTC Hints It’s Looking At Mobile VR

Despite not unboxing a new high end smartphone at Mobile World Congress this week, embattled mobile maker HTC has told TechCrunch it's not ready to admit premium defeat -- saying it has a new flagship

HTC-Valve’s Vive VR Headset Will Cost $799, Bundled With Two Controllers

HTC has just dropped the most salient detail for anyone wanting to immerse themselves in the virtual reality experience it's been cooking up with Valve for the past year: the price. The forthcoming Vi

HTC Vive Pre-Orders Will Open On February 29

The HTC-Valve partnership, which uncloaked last spring to reveal the pair working on a virtual reality experience called Vive, continues to push towards a consumer release -- with their VR headset sla

Vive VR Headset Full Consumer Launch Slips To Q1 2016

You wait years and years for virtual reality to become a thing, and then suddenly a truck load of VR headsets pile into the tech hype cycle almost at once (thanks Oculus). But if you're a consumer wan

HTC Vive Developer VR Headsets Now Shipping

HTC and Valve are playing catch-up a bit with Oculus in terms of getting their virtual reality headset out in the wild, but today they began shipping their developer hardware, which by all accounts is

Valve’s Launch Of Paid Mods Faces Backlash From Community

PC gaming giant Valve is facing vocal backlash from its community a day after giving developers of game modifications the ability to charge for their work on the Steam platform.

SteamOS Hits Major Milestone

Steam <a target="_blank" href="http://store.steampowered.com/search/?term=&sort_by=_ASC&os=linux&page=1#sort_by=Released_DESC&category1=998&os=linux&page=1">now boasts more tha
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