Netflix is taking a wait-and-see approach to virtual reality

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Netflix is taking a wait-and-see approach to virtual reality

Netflix was one of the first video-streaming services to adopt VR in 2015, when it introduced a 360-degree app that let users step into a virtual room to watch movies or TV shows on a Gear VR. Then, a year later, it launched a version of that application for Google's Daydream headset, but the company has been relatively quiet in the VR space ever since. The reason for that, simply put, is that Netflix doesn't see the technology as a priority -- at least not right now. Speaking at a media event inside the company's Hollywood headquarters, Chief Production Officer Greg Peters said that Netflix is only focused on seeing how VR systems evolve at the moment.

'State of Decay 2' brings a zombie horde to Xbox on May 22nd

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'State of Decay 2' brings a zombie horde to Xbox on May 22nd

Just when you thought you were safe, it's time to fight for survival again. State of Decay 2 is coming on May 22nd, and it's bringing a zombie invasion the likes of which players have never seen before. As we revealed in our preview last year, the sequel takes "kill or be killed" to a whole new level, as you'll be heading up a team of survivors and ultimately deciding who lives or dies. The game launches on Xbox One and PC, with two access tiers that suggest the State of Decay franchise is paving the way for the subscription gaming service that Xbox chief Phil Spencer has nodded towards before.

Sony’s latest PS4 Pro bundle is an ode to ‘God of War’

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Sony’s latest PS4 Pro bundle is an ode to ‘God of War’

If you were a fan of the original God of War, then chances are you're pretty hyped about the reboot. If you're planning on playing the Sony-exclusive game but haven't picked up a PS4 yet, then you may want to check out the Limited Edition God of War PlayStation Pro bundle. This will launch on the game's release date, April 20th, and retail for $400 in the US and $500 in Canada. You can pre-order it now.

The $375 'Inside' special edition features a RealDoll 'creation'

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The $375 'Inside' special edition features a RealDoll 'creation'

Iam8bit, purveyors of gaming soundtracks on vinyl and other cool tchockes, is teaming up with RealDoll and developer Playdead for its next project. Details for the Inside special edition are scarce, but it'll include a PlayStation 4 disc with the game, and Steam codes for Inside and Limbo. Oh, and it'll cost $375. From the pre-order page: "Iam8bit x Playdead x RealDoll are collaborating on a mysterious collector's edition for Inside. We will NOT tell you what it is. Maybe it's what you're thinking... maybe not. We can confirm that there are several items included, one of which is a PlayStation 4 game disc. The rest is up for speculation."

AMD's eSports push improves performance in 'PUBG' and 'Dota 2'

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AMD's eSports push improves performance in 'PUBG' and 'Dota 2'

As AMD seeks to remain competitive in the PC gaming hardware space, it's focusing on optimizing performance for some of the most popular eSports titles around, including Overwatch, Dota 2 and PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds. Its latest edition of the Radeon™ Software Adrenalin Edition (18.3.1) packs tweaks courtesy of an internal group unveiled during the Vega launch called Project ReSX (Radeon eSports Experience), that it says worked directly with developers to optimize performance.

Ubisoft clamps down on 'Rainbow Six: Siege' hate speech

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Ubisoft clamps down on 'Rainbow Six: Siege' hate speech

It's not just Blizzard taking more aggressive steps to fight toxic behavior. Ubisoft has revealed that it's implementing an upgraded system for banning players who use hate speech in Rainbow Six: Siege matches. The developer now tracks how often players are reported using hate speech and issues bans accordingly, ranging from 2 days for the lightest uses to a permanent ban for the most egregious offenders. And if you do get a ban, Ubisoft won't beat around the bush -- it'll tell you that the ban was due to "toxicity."

'Life is Strange: Before the Storm' ends with 'Farewell' DLC episode

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'Life is Strange: Before the Storm' ends with 'Farewell' DLC episode

If looking for more nostalgic content from episodic prequel Life is Strange: Before the Storm, you're in luck. A new bonus episode, titled "Farewell," is available now on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Steam (PC). It stars Chloe and Max's original voice actors Ashly Burch and Hanna Telle, too, so you know it will be up to snuff. In addition, the boxed retail version of the game will launch March 6th in the US, with PAL versions available on Friday, March 9th. The box will contain a physical art book and the licensed soundtrack on CD.