Oculus has a $200 wireless VR headset in the works for 2018

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Oculus has a $200 wireless VR headset in the works for 2018

We know that truly wireless VR is the future for Oculus. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg laid out his vision for wireless virtual reality last year, and shortly afterwards we got a brief glimpse at the company's "Santa Cruz" prototype headset. But it's been unclear just how long it would take Oculus to deliver a truly cord-free VR experience. Turns out, we might not have to wait too long: Oculus is apparently developing a $200 wireless VR headset for release next year, Bloomberg reports. The device, codenamed "Pacific," won't just be an empty shell for your smartphone, like the Gear VR and DayDream View, it'll pack in all of the hardware it needs for VR experiences.

EVE Online starts putting players to work finding exoplanets

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EVE Online starts putting players to work finding exoplanets

EVE Online has finally launched the Project Discovery mini-game it announced earlier this year, and you know what that means? You can now defend all the hours you spend in the game by telling your mom or SO that you're helping the scientific community find exoplanets. EVE has uploaded real astronomical data from the CoRoT space observatory that you can analyze within the mini-game as a pilot -- once enough players reach the same conclusion on the data's classification, that piece of info will be sent to the University of Geneva for a deeper look.

Pokémon Go celebrates first birthday with events across the globe

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Pokémon Go celebrates first birthday with events across the globe

Still playing Pokémon Go? Might as well have fun on its first anniversary. Now that we're only a few days away from the Pokémon Go Fest taking place in Chicago, Niantic has revealed more details about its game's first birthday celebration. Apparently, you can participate in the event no matter where you are in the world by working with the participants at Grant Park during three Challenge Windows that will take place throughout the day.

Mystery game 'What Remains of Edith Finch' finally heads to Xbox One

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Mystery game 'What Remains of Edith Finch' finally heads to Xbox One

Frustrated that the mysterious story of What Remains of Edith Finch has been available on PCs and the PS4 for months, but not your Xbox One? Don't be. Giant Sparrow and Annapurna Interactive have confirmed that Edith Finch is coming to Xbox One on July 19th for $20. The experience remains the same, but that's no bad thing if you're a fan of exploration stories like Everybody's Gone to the Rapture or the upcoming Tacoma -- it's all about revealing an intricate narrative.

Walking ‘Silent Streets’ makes for a sinister, but short adventure

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Walking ‘Silent Streets’ makes for a sinister, but short adventure

My friends, who knew of my uncharacteristic love for Pokémon Go, suggested that I try Silent Streets. It's a brand new mobile game that combines the same mechanics of augmented reality and walking that I seem to enjoy so much. There's no magical critter catching going in Silent Streets: a Victorian gothic detective story that sees you roaming your local area to solve a murder -- one that had me walking around trying to find The Boy With The Flower Skin.

'Arms' update adds a fresh fighter, mode and a new stage

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'Arms' update adds a fresh fighter, mode and a new stage

While we're big fans of Nintendo's springy-armed fighter at Engadget, the one criticism we had of the Switch exclusive brawler was that it was a bit lacking in content. Now, with today's game's first major free DLC – it looks like Nintendo is trying to change that. Arms 2.0 is now live, bringing with it a slew of free content including a brand new character, an additional mode, extra arms and even another stage to brawl in. Players may recognize the latest addition to the roster, as the new fighter is one of the hard-hitting bosses from the game's Grand Prix mode -- Max Brass. In addition to being able to fight as him, players will also be able to battle it out on Brass' stage too, Skyloft Arena.

Sports and tech pros own the first seven Overwatch League teams

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Sports and tech pros own the first seven Overwatch League teams

Whinston is just one of seven owners who bought a spot in the Overwatch League, Activision Blizzard's international eSports endeavor that aims to root professional Overwatch teams in specific cities -- a lot like the NFL or NBA operates, but on a global scale. Today, Blizzard revealed the Overwatch League's first seven team owners, who run the gamut from tech companies to traditional-sports investors: