By Samit Sarkar on May 20, 2013 05.20.13
Epic Games released the original Unreal 15 years ago this week, and the studio is marking the first-person shooter franchise's anniversary by cutting the price of a bundle of five Unreal games on Steam. The Unreal Deal Pack includes the following updated versions and re-releases of five games: Unreal (1998), Unreal Tournament: Game of the Year Edition (1999), Unreal 2: The Awakening (2003), Unreal Tournament 2004: Editor's Choice Edition (2004) and Unreal Tournament 3 Black (2007, screenshot above). All five games are available only on Windows PC. The collection regularly costs $39.99, but is on sale for $10 from today through May 27. That price represents a savings of $59.95 over buying the games separately.
By Samit Sarkar on Nov 28, 2012 11.28.12
The Oculus Rift 3D virtual reality headset will miss its original estimated ship date of December and will instead begin shipping in March 2013, the device's makers announced today. In an update posted to the product's Kickstarter page, the Oculus Rift's developers listed a variety of factors that forced them to push back the headset's release. "We were blown away by the overwhelming response" to the Kickstarter drive, they said, explaining that they initially "hoped to sell a few hundred kits" and instead finished the campaign with nearly $2.5 million in contributions — almost 10 times their goal — from over 9,500 backers. The campaign ended on Sept. 1, and building more than 7,500 kits between then and December proved impossible, especially since the developers did not originally...