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Facebook takes $2 billion dive into virtual reality

In this Jan. 7, 2014 file photo, show attendees play a video game wearing Oculus Rift virtual reality headsets at the Intel booth at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), in Las Vegas. Facebook said Tuesday, March 25, 2014, it has agreed to buy Oculus for $2 billion, betting that its virtual reality may be a new way for people to communicate, learn or be entertained. AP

Facebook on Tuesday announced a $2-billion deal to buy a startup behind virtual reality headgear that promises to let people truly dive into their friend’s lives.

Posted: March 26th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Gadgets,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Pugo rises out of Flappy Bird demise

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After Vietnamese game developer Dong Nguyen grounded his infamous winged menace Flappy Bird, two Filipinos summoned a new flying avatar –Pugo.

Posted: March 7th, 2014 in Gaming,Headlines,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

A lucky miss

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Missing the bus was the best thing that ever happened to Anna, 23, in the US

Posted: January 10th, 2014 in Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

US Lottery Mega Millions jackpot hits US$550M

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A Filipino can be P 24-billion richer on Wednesday (December 18).

Posted: December 16th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

Friendster adds Drakensang Online to FX Series

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Asia’s popular social discovery and gaming platform, Friendster, together with one of the world’s leading online game developer and publisher – Bigpoint, today announces the open-beta launch of Drakensang Online FX in Philippines, Malaysia and Singapore. The multi-award winning browser Role-Playing Game (RPG) is now available to play for free on Friendster.

Posted: October 9th, 2013 in Latest Technology Stories,Social Media | Read More »

Japan’s gaming market: a world apart

This publicity photo released by Rockstar Games shows a screen shot from the video game, "Grand Theft Auto V."  AP

The latest version of blockbuster videogame Grand Theft Auto may have stoked a worldwide buying frenzy, but the ultra-violent offering is likely to be a minnow in Japan’s vast gaming market.

Posted: September 22nd, 2013 in Gaming,Headlines,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Zynga chief replaced by Microsoft videogame executive

This undated photo provided by GlobeNewswire shows Zynga's new CEO Don Mattrick, right, with Zynga's founding CEO Mark Pincus. Zynga's CEO, Mark Pincus, is stepping down to be replaced by Don Mattrick, the head of Microsoft's Xbox business, Zynga announced Monday, July 1, 2013. AP Photo

Zynga co-founder Mark Pincus on Monday said he is handing over the helm of the struggling social games company to Microsoft entertainment division chief Don Mattrick.

Posted: July 2nd, 2013 in Headlines,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Sony wins opening skirmish in new-gen console war

Sony Computer Entertainment president and CEO Andrew House introduces the new PlayStation 4 at the Sony PlayStation E3 media briefing in Los Angeles, Monday, June 10, 2013. Sony is giving gamers their first look at the PlayStation 4 and it's a rectangular black box, just like all the previous PlayStations. AP/Jae C. Hong

Sony’s new-generation PlayStation 4 console scored an opening skirmish triumph over Microsoft’s Xbox One on the eve of the Tuesday start of premier E3 videogame conference here.

Posted: June 11th, 2013 in Gaming,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Microsoft hypes next-gen Xbox One games at E3

Microsoft corporate vice president Phil Harrison speaks at the Microsoft Xbox E3 media briefing in Los Angeles, Monday, June 10, 2013. Microsoft focused on how cloud computing will make games for its next-generation Xbox One console more immersive during its Monday presentation at the Electronic Entertainment Expo. Microsoft announced last week that the console must be connected to the Internet every 24 hours to operate, and the system would ideally always be online. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Microsoft has its head in the cloud with Xbox One.

Posted: June 11th, 2013 in Gadgets,Headlines,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Social game star Zynga slashes staff, closes studios

Zynga headquarters in San Francisco.  AP FILE PHOTO

Struggling social games star Zynga said Monday it is cutting nearly a fifth of its staff as it refocuses on games for mobile devices.

Posted: June 4th, 2013 in Headlines,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Cyberespionage campaign vs online gaming firms bared

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Online gaming is among the fastest growing digital entertainment in the Internet. The fact that online gaming has millions of active players has brought it within sight of cybercriminals, according to a recent report.

Posted: April 23rd, 2013 in Gaming,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Tablet gamers to spend over $3B on in-App purchases in 2016—study

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A new study into the fast moving Mobile & Tablet Games market has highlighted the pivotal role of tablet devices in the future growth of the sector. The rapid take-up of tablets, combined with the growing acceptance of in-game purchasing and virtual currencies will result in an estimated $3.03 billion of sales in 2016, reaching over ten times the $301 million figure calculated for 2012.

Posted: February 23rd, 2013 in Gadgets,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Sony bills PS4 console as gaming’s future

Andrew House speaks at an event to announce the Sony Playstation 4 Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Sony unveiled a new generation PlayStation 4 system Wednesday and laid out its vision for the “future of gaming” in a world rich with mobile gadgets and play streamed from the Internet cloud.

Posted: February 21st, 2013 in Gadgets,Headlines,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

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  • UC Irvine cultural night to dramatize clash of values in immigrant family
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