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Here's what you need to know for Tuesday, Oct. 15

Former Valve engineers launch Kickstarter for 3D AR and VR headset

Jeri Ellsworth and Rick Johnson, formerly of Valve, have been working for the past 18 months on a 3D augmented and virtual reality headset. The developers are asking for $400,000 to fine tune the hardware and design of the castAR, which could be the Oculus Rift's biggest rival should it find success.

See the Friends app on Xbox One in action

Friends lists on the Xbox One will be part of their own dedicated app on the console's dashboard: Friends. Players can follow and favorite other users, as well as view their actions in a dedicated activity feed and use the feature in Snap Mode or with voice commands.

New York Comic Con 2013: All the news, from Nintendo to Ubisoft and more

We spent the weekend in the trenches at New York Comic Con. Check our dedicated StoryStream for all the juicy details, including everything from The Amazing Spider-man 2 announcement to our interview with The Legend of Zelda producer Eiji Aonuma.

The next level of puzzles.

Take a break from your day by playing a puzzle or two! We’ve got SpellTower, Typeshift, crosswords, and more.