These are the Nintendo Switch games you'll play after 'Zelda'

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These are the Nintendo Switch games you'll play after 'Zelda'

When the dust settled on the Nintendo Switch's reveal event, fans started to crunch the numbers, and they didn't like what they found. Despite launching with a new Legend of Zelda game and padding out the spring and summer months with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Splatoon 2, the fledgling console's launch lineup looked bleak. Today, they can breathe a sigh of relief: The company tells Engadget that more than 60 indie titles are heading to the eShop before the end of the year, and more than a few of them are Nintendo Switch exclusives. In fact, I played a bunch of them at Nintendo's GDC 2017 software showcase. Spoiler alert: They're all kind of great.

The Oculus Rift and Touch bundle is now $200 cheaper

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The Oculus Rift and Touch bundle is now $200 cheaper

We're just a few weeks away from the one-year anniversary of Oculus shipping the Rift to consumers, so now would be a good time for the company to drop some news. And here it is. Starting today, Oculus will begin selling Rift and Touch bundles on its store for $598 -- about a $200 price cut. On their own, the Rift headset is now $499 while the Touch controllers are $99, meaning that each saw a price drop of $100. Oh, and the cost of an extra Oculus sensor is now $59, which is $20 less than before.

Epic Games shows the potential of high-end augmented reality

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Epic Games shows the potential of high-end augmented reality

Epic Games has a reputation for bringing bizarre demos to its GDC keynotes. The company loves to show developers what Unreal Engine can do, not just in gaming but other genres as well. As such, Epic Games has now demoed "Project Raven," which makes it possible for content creators to blend real-time visual effects with live-action shots. The technology, created in partnership with Chevrolet and video production company The Mill, was designed to convey the promise of high-end augmented reality.

Nintendo finally gives us a glimpse at the Switch eShop

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Nintendo finally gives us a glimpse at the Switch eShop

The launch of Nintendo's very hyped (and very strange) Switch is only a couple of days away. And we're only just now getting our first look at its digital storefront the Switch eShop. If you've touched an electronic device at all in the last few years, the interface should seem pretty familiar. It's clean and simple, with sidebar shortcuts for search, new and upcoming releases and a place to enter download codes. On the right games are listed as a grid of cards with cover art and prices. It's not all that different from any other app store really, and looks quite a bit like the Google Play store. And you'll find most of the features you'd expect from a modern console -- like a wishlist and the ability to download games in sleep mode -- baked in.

Watch Epic Games' GDC 2017 keynote right here!

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Watch Epic Games' GDC 2017 keynote right here!

Unity already had its moment at GDC 2017, and now it's Epic Games' turn to take the stage in San Francisco. The company's "State of Unreal" keynote will be presented by founder Tim Sweeney, who is expected to share new developments around the Unreal game engine. We'll probably also hear about Epic's latest efforts in virtual reality and get some captivating demos from its partners, like the Hellblade real-time motion capture from last year. You can watch the event live at 9:30AM PT/12:30PM ET -- we embedded a video of the stream below for your convenience.

'Please Knock on My Door' is a digital life of depression

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'Please Knock on My Door' is a digital life of depression

At first, depression doesn't sound like the most thrilling topic to explore in a video game. It's antithetical to the boisterous, action-packed, neon-tinted tone that generally dominates the industry -- but that doesn't mean depression doesn't make for a compelling game. After all, video games are immersive experiences that can open up new worlds to people across the globe, inviting players to feel what life is like in another body, on another planet, in another universe. In another mind.

Nintendo Switch review: Revolutionary, but it still needs work

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Nintendo Switch review: Revolutionary, but it still needs work

There's a certain magic in the air ahead of a console launch. Unlike with phones and other gadgets, we don't see new game systems very often, so each new release feels momentous. That's particularly true for Nintendo, a company that's been striving to differentiate itself from its rivals. While Sony and Microsoft are pushing their consoles to be more like gaming PCs, Nintendo has focused on creating unique experiences that you can only get by buying one of its systems.

'Overwatch' Season 4 brings a server browser and tweaked respawns

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'Overwatch' Season 4 brings a server browser and tweaked respawns

Big news for Overwatch players: Season 4 has begun and a bevy of changes and additions have arrived alongside it. First up, the competitive shooter's server browser. It's live! This means that from here on out, you can set your own parameters for how you want to play. Up for "total mayhem" in the Brawl gametype? Have at it. If the pre-made lists don't turn your crank, you can customize everything from movement speed; hero abilities; map rotation; capture speed; ultimate abilities and a whole lot more for your perfect match. For a peek, check out the video embedded below.