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VR just got serious and you should be paying attention

If you haven't been paying much attention to virtual reality, now might be a good time to start. In a series of announcements at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this week, some of the biggest names in smartphones, consumer electronics and social media have given the technology a major boost.

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Attention Kevin Smith fans: 'Jay and Silent Bob' game launches Fig crowdfunding

With Psychonauts 2's campaign wrapped up, it's time for something mind-bending in a different way. (That's a weed joke.)

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HTC Vive vs. Oculus Rift: What your money gets you

The VR system from HTC and Valve comes with greater sticker shock, but also includes more stuff.

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Apple’s GPU designer aims to bring high-power graphics to low-cost phones

The designer of the graphics chips for the iPhone 6s and HTC One M9+ is setting its sights lower for its next generation of products, a move that spells good news for mobile gamers with a smaller budget.

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Samsung Galaxy S7 phones get graphics charge for gaming, virtual reality

Samsung has given gaming and graphics performance a big boost in the new S7 and S7 Edge phones as it attempts to build on its partnership with Oculus and make virtual reality a key application for smartphones.

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This week in games: Fallout 4 DLC, Arnold Schwarzenegger invades XCOM 2

Plus Master of Orion shows off its all-star voice cast, WWE 2K16 comes to PC after all, and Quantum Break skips Steam for Microsoft's store. This is gaming news for February 15 - 19.

Nvidia GeForce Now kicks off Square Enix game deal with free Tomb Raider streaming

Square Enix will support Nvidia's GeForce Now game-streaming service with five titles in 2016.

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Cheap, multiplayer-only version of Call of Duty: Black Ops III lands on Steam

Activision caves to the "I only play Call of Duty for the multiplayer" crowd with a new (temporary) Multiplayer Starter Pack that's only $15.

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AMD, Nvidia graphics cards come bundled with March's hottest games

Hitman and Tom Clancy's The Division sweeten the deal on AMD and Nvidia GPUs, and highlight each brand's graphics tech.

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A DirectX 12 rival emerges: Khronos Group releases Vulkan 1.0 graphics API specification

The Vulkan graphics API is finally here, but does it bring a dramatic change in PC gaming with it?

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Gaming on Linux, Steam machines set to soar with DirectX competitor Vulkan

The look of games on Linux-based Steam machines and mobile devices will improve with the upcoming Vulkan API.

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This week in games: Assassin's Creed takes a break, Sonic the Hedgehog goes to Hollywood

Plus no Assassin's Creed in 2016, a sequel to Watch Dogs, and Quantum Break unveils a PC version. This is gaming news for February 8 - 12.

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Microsoft plans to make Windows 10, Xbox One game “crossbuys” a habit

Microsoft will launch Remedy's upcoming Quantum Break Xbox One game with a digital copy for Windows 10, with more deals like this to follow.

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Hitman could become the first big DirectX 12 game

IO Interactive and AMD team up for a big performance boost on Radeon graphics cards.

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AMD reveals which processors you'll need for VR gaming on Oculus Rift and HTC Vive

AMD details the CPUs that you'll need to run Oculus Rift, but I'm still confused