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Is it Miitomo you're looking for? Nintendo unveils its first smartphone game

The Japanese video game giant behind Super Mario and Legend of Zelda will make its first foray into iPhones and Android devices with Miitomo.

By October 28, 2015


Virtually alone: Why watching live events in VR feels so strange

Commentary: Virtual reality might be the future of beaming into live events, but its role in the present is still experimental at best: the Democratic debate was a perfect example of how isolating it can be.

By October 15, 2015


Ubisoft nixes female avatars in Assassin's Creed Unity

Apparently, creating female players to battle it out in 18th century revolutionary France is simply "a lot of extra production work."

By June 11, 2014


Legendary Pictures teams up with Google to bring 'Warcraft' film into virtual reality

Scenes inspired by the highly-anticipated video game movie were released through Google's Cardboard virtual reality headset at the annual San Diego Comic-Con.

By July 8, 2015


2015: The year that gaming handhelds feel like they're finally fading away

At this year's E3, we'll hear a lot about PCs, game consoles, and virtual reality. But we've heard very, very little about portable gaming -- unless it's on a phone.

By June 11, 2015


Camp like 'Avatar' in a floating hammock-tent cocoon

A suspended hammock shelter on Kickstarter lets you camp up in the air, away from bugs and the hard ground.

By August 19, 2013


Are you Superman or Voldemort? Avatars may affect the real you

Researchers use chili and chocolate to determine how your virtual avatar may affect behavior after a game is over.

By February 10, 2014


Peeq lets you share 6-second videos with complete strangers

Ever wondered what would happen if Vine were a messaging app? Meet Peeq.

By March 12, 2015


FaceRig maps your face onto a 3D avatar in real time

How would you look as a demon? A software program seeking funding on Indiegogo uses a Webcam to map your facial expressions and movements onto the face of an animated character.

By January 9, 2014


​Video beautification app Looksery reaches Android too

The video effects app, which can make faces look better, funnier or weirder, should grow in usage now that it supports the second major mobile operating system.

By February 24, 2015