You can finally drive a Porsche in 'Forza'

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You can finally drive a Porsche in 'Forza'

Porsche have just signed a six-year partnership with Microsoft, confirming its iconic cars will be making their first appearance in the Forza franchise. Kicking off the new deal is Forza Horizon 3's Porsche Car Pack, a brand new DLC bundle out now, which brings seven different Porsche vehicles to the game. With Forza boasting gaming's largest online racing community, Porsche has also chosen to align with Microsoft for its first ever sponsored eSports tournament. Both PC and Xbox One players can now register to compete in Forza Racing Championship Season 3: The Porsche Cup, which boasts a prize pool of $100,000.

Nintendo announces Joy-con battery grips for Switch controllers

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Nintendo announces Joy-con battery grips for Switch controllers

The Nintendo Switch's detachable Joy-con controllers already have decent battery life, but if you're looking to game for even longer sessions, Nintendo has you covered. Today the company announced the Joy-Con AA battery pack, a pair of detachable grips for the wireless controllers that let users extend their longevity with off the shelf batteries. Oh, and you'll be able to buy the detachable controller in neon yellow soon, too.

'Splatoon 2' launches on July 21st with three new Amiibo figures

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'Splatoon 2' launches on July 21st with three new Amiibo figures

If you were hopeful that the Nintendo Switch's Splatoon 2 Global Testfire event was indicative of an early launch, have a seat: today Nintendo announced that the game's official release date as July 21st. That's smack dab in the middle of the Summer launch window Nintendo promised when it revealed the game back in January -- but at least you'll be getting plenty of new content for the sake of the wait. According to this afternoon's Nintendo Direct, Splatoon 2 will launch with a new PvE game mode and a ton of new Amiibo functionality.

'Rick and Morty' enter the VR video game universe on April 20th

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'Rick and Morty' enter the VR video game universe on April 20th

Rick and Morty fans, you've got a week to get VR-ready for the series' debut in the virtual realm. Adult Swim and Owlchemy Labs, creator of Job Simulator, announced today that the long-awaited VR title, Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality, will land on April 20th (4/20, of course). The Oculus Rift and HTC Vive game puts you in the shoes of a Morty clone -- which means you should be prepared to be in constant danger. You'll be able to explore Rick's lab, the family home and, naturally, alternate worlds. And yes, it looks like there's lots of Job Simulator DNA in there.

Acer's $300 Windows headset bodes well for the future of cheap VR

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Acer's $300 Windows headset bodes well for the future of cheap VR

For Microsoft, the future of computing isn't just virtual reality -- it's "mixed reality," the company's term encapsulating AR and VR experiences. That started with HoloLens, but that device costs $3,000 and is targeted at developers. But Microsoft has something else in mind for consumers: $300 VR headsets from PC makers like Dell and HP. Until now, the closest we've come to Microsoft's mixed reality vision was by touching (but not using) a Lenovo headset. That all changed last week when I put on Acer's Windows 10 headset.