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Best consumer VR yet comes with a serious warning

Best consumer VR yet comes with a serious warning

The Oculus Quest 2 is much improved over the original and even costs less, but its status as a Facebook-controlled product will understandably put some people off.

  • by Krishan Sharma

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Augmented reality Mario Kart turns your home into a cartoon race track
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Augmented reality Mario Kart turns your home into a cartoon race track

Nintendo's latest toy is part video game, part remote control car and all magic, despite a few bumps in the road.

  • by Tim Biggs
Xbox Series X brings cutting edge tech to decades of games
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Xbox Series X brings cutting edge tech to decades of games

In our two weeks of hands on time with the upcoming console, we found games both new and old benefit from its powerful next-gen components.

  • by Tim Biggs
Star Wars Squadrons stays firmly on target
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Star Wars Squadrons stays firmly on target

The space dogfighting game is so hyper focussed on such a narrow part of the Star Wars fantasy that it manages to nail the fundamentals.

  • by David Milner
Old meets new in Crash Bandicoot's fresh but frustrating return
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Old meets new in Crash Bandicoot's fresh but frustrating return

Crash Bandicoot 4 side-steps 20 years of mediocrity to pick things up where Crash 3 left them in 1998, albeit with a new coat of neon paint.

  • by Tim Biggs
Melburnians declare game-on during lockdown
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Melburnians declare game-on during lockdown

The lockdown has kindled a revival not just of video games but also of traditional "tabletop" games.

  • by Adam Turner
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Amazon enters game streaming market with new Luna service
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Amazon enters game streaming market with new Luna service

Available only in the US for now, Luna delivers multiple libraries of games instantly over the internet.

  • by Mike Hume
An influential indie gem returns, better than ever, in Spelunky 2
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An influential indie gem returns, better than ever, in Spelunky 2

Riding turkeys, hunting treasure and living in constant fear of death in the sequel to a game that popularised an entire genre.

  • by Tim Biggs
Microsoft grabs some of world’s biggest video games in $10.4b deal
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Microsoft grabs some of world’s biggest video games in $10.4b deal

Microsoft has just landed a major blow in its decades-long battle with its video game industry rival Sony.

  • by Kellen Browning and Steve Lohr
Thumbs in the cloud: Xbox's next-gen plans go beyond any one console
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Thumbs in the cloud: Xbox's next-gen plans go beyond any one console

Microsoft VP Phil Spencer says accessibility and engagement is the way forward, as new Xbox machines head to retail in November against Sony's PlayStation 5.

  • by Tim Biggs
Sam Kerr on equal footing with Cristiano Ronaldo in new FIFA game
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Sam Kerr on equal footing with Cristiano Ronaldo in new FIFA game

Australia's Sam Kerr has been rated the second-best female player on FIFA 21, this year's edition of the popular video game series. 

  • by Matt Bungard