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Facebook said to be exploring full-length virtual reality movies

Forget 3D. Are you ready for virtual reality movies? Facebook is having exploratory talks with Hollywood executives about the possibility of creating immersive content – including full-length movies – for the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset, according to a Read More →

Justin.tv shuts down to concentrate on (soon-to-be sold?) Twitch

There’s still no official word, but here’s another stick to throw on the fire of speculation that Twitch, the popular video-game streaming service, is about to be acquired by Google. In a blog post Tuesday, the pioneering video-streaming service Read More →

Google seals deal to buy Twitch, report says

Has Google’s YouTube division sealed a deal to buy Twitch, the live video-game streaming service? VentureBeat’s Dean Takahashi is reporting that he’s confirmed it with his sources, who say the deal is worth $1 billion. Takahashi is a veteran Silicon Valley Read More →

New consoles help spark game sales

Mired in a six-year-long slump, the traditional video game industry is making a modest comeback this year. Through the first half of 2014, physical sales of video game products in the United States are actually up on an annual basis, thanks Read More →

Quoted: Positive cash flow for YouTube’s PewDiePie, but what about ‘positive development’?

"I think there are things in society that can be seen as contributing to a positive development. PewDiePie isn't one of them." — Jens Orjeheim, 44, father of an 11-year-old boy who is a fan of Internet sensation PewDiePie. Read More →

Quoted: Oculus Rift’s low price, low expectations

"I'm hopeful we're not going to be losing money on (the hardware), but I think everybody agrees that if we can do it at cost that would be great for everybody." -- Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe, in an interview Read More →
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