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July 17, 2015 4:33 AM Oculus to purchase Pebbles Interfaces

California-based virtual-reality manufacturer Oculus has entered into an agreement that would see the Facebook-owned company acquire Pebbles Interfaces. Oculus VR has entered into an agreement to scoop up Israeli-founded Pebbles Interfaces in a deal that sources have told The Wall Street Journal is worth around $60 million. Pebbles Interfaces has been working 31

July 14, 2015 12:01 PM Gaming World Pays Tribute to Late Nintendo Leader Satoru Iwata

Execs and casual fans flood social media with heartfelt tributes to the self-avowed "gamer at heart" and his legacy. Nintendo president Satoru Iwata's death from cancer at age 55 continues to inspire emotional tributes from both video game fans and executives in the gaming industry, which was a $15 billion business in 2014 in the U.S. alone. "It is a sad moment 28

July 14, 2015 9:59 AM Nintendo's President Satoru Iwata was always willing to take a risk

Nintendo on Saturday lost a company legend when President Satoru Iwata died at 55 from cancer. The game industry lost one of its most voracious risk takers. Iwata, like Steve Jobs, was an ambitious leader whose absence won't truly be felt for years. His vision for the company based in Kyoto, Japan, had been plotted out for the next decade. While he'd revealed 27

July 13, 2015 3:22 PM Microsoft to launch Windows 10 on July 29

Microsoft will launch Windows 10, an upgraded windows operating system on July 29 globally, allowing users to switch seamlessly between personal computers, tablets, smartphones and other gadgets, the technology giant said on Monday. Available for the first time as a free upgrade for a limited time, Windows 10 is intended to give apps a similar feel on all devices 13

July 13, 2015 3:22 PM India among 13 countries to host Windows 10 launch on July 29

India will be one of the 13 countries to host the mega launch of the much-awaited Windows 10, the latest version of the popular operating system, by global giant Microsoft on July 29. Microsoft is hosting events across 13 global cities, including New Delhi, to launch the latest edition of its operating system. "We will celebrate the unprecedented role our biggest 37

July 13, 2015 12:27 PM Satoru Iwata, Nintendo's global president, dies at 55

Iwata served as one of Nintendo's top executives for more than a decade, as the company faced increasing competition from Microsoft and Sony. Nintendo Global President Satoru Iwata has died, the Japanese company announced Monday. The company confirmed the news in a short statement (PDF) dated July 13, saying: "Nintendo Co., Ltd. deeply regrets to announce 34

July 9, 2015 9:16 PM 'Call of Duty' Juggernog Edition comes with — no joke — a mini-fridge

Call of Duty's historically extravagant "special edition" releases will really raise the bar in 2015 with a "Juggernog Collector's Edition" package for Black Ops III that includes a fully functioning mini-refrigerator. The bundle draws its name from the series' popular "Zombies" survival mode, which pits up to four players against endless waves of zombie 27

July 9, 2015 3:59 AM Microsoft's four most expensive mistakes, besides Nokia

Barely a year after Microsoft paid $US9.5 billion ($12.73 billion) for Nokia's handset unit, the company says it has lost $US7.6 billion of that value. Horrifying as this deal may sound in retrospect, it's neither the biggest writedown for Microsoft by size nor its largest destruction of value. We've put together a list breaking down four of the most costly 32

July 8, 2015 10:16 PM As Microsoft Trims Phone Unit, Windows 10 May Be Its Best Mobile Strategy Yet

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella addresses shareholders during Microsoft Shareholders Meeting December 3, 2014 in Bellevue, Washington. (Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images) But what if the opposite is true, and Microsoft has never been better positioned to succeed in mobile? With the impending release of Windows 10 on July 29th, Microsoft will likely 11

July 6, 2015 4:25 AM Minecraft: Story Mode, Windows 10 Beta coming soon to an OS near you

This year's MINECON has just happened, a continuing testament to the culture that has grown and flourished around this unexpected hit game. And to grace this year's momentous occasion, two huge announcements were made. The first, which will delight Minecraft players of all shapes and sizes, is Telltale Games' Minecraft: Story Mode, a version of the Minecraft 109