So if you didn't have the chance to go to PAX East (like my self) then you can look at some of IGN's pictures and thoughts what is was like!

"This week saw the launch of a brand new high-profile virtual reality (VR) meet-up in California, as VRLA saw it’s inaugural gathering. Hosted at Digital Domain, Los Angeles, VRLA was a resounding success, and today one of the event’s organisers, Cosmo Scharf, takes a walk down memory lane with VRFocus to his very first experience of VR."



Now, this isn't good, right?
It's never a good thing to see any gaming company to experience layoffs. We all want them to succeed, and produce great games.
I hope Sega can have better sales thanks to Sonic Boom when it releases.

With all the recent news surrounding Sony and its illustrious first-party studios, Stephen from Leviathyn examines whether Sony is really in a tight spot.

"Given that there is still no information on when, where or for how much a consumer would be able to purchase a modern virtual reality headset, it’s up to the enthusiasts to share their passion and attract new audiences. This is becoming a common exercise throughout the globe, and the latest land to receive it’s own meet-up is Los Angeles, California, taking place this evening."

"There are many different views on the potential uses of virtual reality (VR). It’s rebirth as a modern experience lead by in-home entertainment is just one opportunity, but there are many more that have had a great deal of exposition already. The out-of-home experience, including that of the traditional arcade format, is an area which has made strides in bringing VR technology to a mainstream audience that would otherwise have been impossible, and KWP’s Kevin Williams has been instrumental in..."


Oh no!

Gamespy servers will be shutting down on May 31, 2014. Rockstar's servers won't be affected. (So you can still play Red Dead Redemption/ GTA IV online)

An end of another era. :(

SegmentNext writes: "Yesterday, the news hit of an upcoming Youtube series by Maker Studios that ultimately went down the tube, called Green Label Game Jam, but referred to in branding as GAME_JAM.

A lot of industry people were rightfully shocked by this news. Still, there’s a reason it happened."

In order to understand the series, how they made the sequel, and how a Second Son sequel is a possibility, let’s take a look back on the previous 2 titles in the inFamous series. If you haven’t played any of the titles there will be spoilers ahead.

GG3 writes: "Publisher EA has announced that its online service Origin will be going fully digital, starting April 4, 2014. No more PC games will come in physical format on the store. "

"YEI Technologies has confirmed that its upcoming full body motion controller, PrioVR, will come with support for Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 4. The kit is compatible with the Oculus Rift virtual reality (VR) headset."

"Oculus VR founder Palmer Luckey has responded to recent news that Minecraft creator Markus ‘Notch’ Persson has cancelled a project for the Oculus Rift virtual reality (VR) headset. The developer made the drastic move based on the recent sale of the company to Facebook. Somewhat fittingly, Luckey issued his statement on Facebook itself, replying to a topic on the story and downplaying the progress that had been made on a possible official Minecraft VR experience."

"The virtual reality (VR) community is currently in disarray. Yesterday’s announcement that the leading light in modern VR development, Oculus VR, is to be purchased by Facebook has ruffled many-a-feather, but in reality this is far from the end. In fact, what happens next in the world of VR is very much up to you."

"Today’s announcement of the acquisition of Oculus VR by Facebook has shocked many people, not least the large community supporting the Oculus Rift headset on the internet. Palmer Luckey, co-founder and poster boy for the groundbreaking virtual reality (VR) technology, has addressed his closest audience and offered his assurance that there will be ‘very little changes day-to-day at Oculus.’"

The company building the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset, Oculus VR, has been acquired by Facebook. What do you guys think is this a major step forward for virtual reality?

GG3 recaps the deal currently shuttering the internet as concisely as possible. Megacorp Facebook is set to buy out Oculus Rift and while that involves some technical stuff, a .gif will do to explain its essence.

"As part of this evening’s conference call discussing the recently announced acquisition of Oculus VR by Facebook, Facebook’s David Lawenda suggested that the purchase of the virtual reality (VR) company was a step to reach a brand new audience with technology. Compared directly to a leading social platform, Whatsapp, Lawenda stated that that Oculus will continue to be ‘executed as we expect’ as far as videogames are concerned."

"Tonight’s conference discussing the acquisition of Oculus VR by Facebook began at 10:15pm GMT, introducing Mark Zuckerberg and representatives from Oculus VR, including co-founder Brendan Iribe, also. The conference began with Zuckerberg explaining Facebook’s position: a forward looking company that hopes to push beyond today’s mobile space."

So, I recently contacted Little Green Man Games for an interview or a Q&A. I got hold of Tomislav Mihoković the Art Director and Co-Owner of the company and he said he would be happy to answer some question of mine about their upcoming game Starpoint Gemini 2. While I hope to do a hands-on preview of the game all I will say right now is that the game is really enjoyable and stable especially for a game that was in Alpha (The last time I had gotten a chance to play the game was in December whi...

GG3 writes: "Publisher Namco Bandai Games has announced that it will prolong its contract with developer Codemasters to distribute its games in 2014. This is an agreement that dates back originally to 2010."

Planning on going to the longest running professional only games industry event that is the Gamers Development Conference (GDC)? If so, Ubisoft have released their schedule for their panels. It would be rude not to have a gander at what they have to offer.

Ryan Johnson | The Gamer's Lounge

As we get closer and closer to the RetroN 5, Ryan uses some of his links on the inside to get a bit more information on the system and what we are to expect of it. When is it coming out? What kind of save system will it use? Will (X) work on it? Some of the more obscure questions get answered within this article. Have any more questions? Drop them in the comments, and Ryan will try to find out your answers!

"Jack Tretton, who yesterday announced he will be stepping down as President and CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment America, has issued a farewell letter to PlayStation fans. Over on the PS Blog, Tretton posted a a message reaffirming the decision to leave was a "mutual agreement" with SCEA, while also thanking fans for their support."

In the first entry of this mini-series about the decline of Final Fantasy, Stephen from Leviathyn looks at how Square Enix and Final Fantasy has fallen over time.

GG3 has more news about the FaceRig webcam tool site hack. Its breach was performed from within its web developer, leaving Indiegogo backer info compromised. The company will press charges against the individual.