'Rock Band VR' is the dorkiest game ever and I love it

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'Rock Band VR' is the dorkiest game ever and I love it

Rock Band VR will make you feel like a rock star. But from the outside, you'll look like a crazy person with an Oculus Rift on your head and a plastic guitar in your hands, strumming along in silence. Basically, you'll look like a huge dork while playing it. But the embarrassment is worth it: Rock Band VR successfully captures the feeling of actually playing music in front of a crowd. Even though it's Harmonix's first stab at virtual reality, the end result is immersive and ,most importantly, fun.

'Quake Champions' beta begins April 6th

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'Quake Champions' beta begins April 6th

If you're waiting with baited breath for the Quake Champions beta, then you'll soon be able to begin exhaling. The news is out that the game's closed beta will begin on Thursday, April 6th, with additional players being added to it over time. If you haven't yet signed up, you can do so right now at the Quake website, along with pretty much every other gamer in the world.

Double Fine's mesmerizing 'GNOG' comes to PS4 in May

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Double Fine's mesmerizing 'GNOG' comes to PS4 in May

If you thought that Persona 5 would be the most stylish game you'd play this Spring, you might want to think again. In a move set to please PlayStation owners, Double Fine has announced that it's bringing the beautiful puzzler GNOG to PS4 and PSVR on May 2nd. Developed as a collaboration between toy maker Samuel Boucher and Canadian art collective Ko_Op, this stunningly realized puzzle game sees players exploring a strange world of interconnected heads. With an achingly cool soundtrack complementing GNOG's gorgeous visuals, players are tasked with solving various physics-based puzzles as they attempt to find their way to each head's exit.

Bioware: Expect 'Mass Effect: Andromeda' support info Tuesday

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Bioware: Expect 'Mass Effect: Andromeda' support info Tuesday

The latest installment of Mass Effect is here, but so far, Andromeda doesn't look like it's a high point for the series. A Metacritic score in the 70s puts it well below earlier games that all rate in the 90s, as concerns have been raised over facial animations, squad combat, game-breaking glitches, character romance options and more. Tonight, Bioware tweeted a message from the team behind the game, confirming that feedback is "an important part of our ongoing support of the game," and promised to share its "immediate" plans on Tuesday, April 4th.

Tribeca announces art-focused Games Festival with Hideo Kojima

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Tribeca announces art-focused Games Festival with Hideo Kojima

Tribeca was the first film festival to embrace video games as a storytelling medium, showcasing the world premiere of detective game L.A. Noire nearly six years ago. Now, the organization is teaming up with publication Kill Screen to launch the inaugural Tribeca Games Festival. Running April 28-29 during the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City, it will feature some prominent members of the gaming industry, including legendary Metal Gear developer Hideo Kojima.

Xbox One's faster, simpler interface is available to everyone

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Xbox One's faster, simpler interface is available to everyone

After no small amount of hype, the Xbox One's big spring software refresh is finally rolling out to everyone. The March update centers around a redesigned interface that's designed for speed above all else. It's quicker to perform more than a few tasks, such as finding a group to join. The revamped Guide should be much quicker, too -- it promises faster access to recent apps, background music controls and game recording. A few tweaks are designed with multitasking in mind, such as a brand new achievement tracker and a Cortana rework that puts the voice assistant into an overlay that won't disrupt what you're doing.