Google Unveils Daydream View VR Device

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Google Unveils Daydream View VR Device

Consumers aren't exactly flocking to VR technology quite yet, but that's not stopping Google from entering the VR arms race. The Daydream View allows users to access VR from their phones – like a more advanced version of Google Cardboard.  

Google previously announced its plans for the new device, but only unveiled the product during a live event today. 

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Westworld Showrunner Inspired By BioShock, Elder Scrolls, And Red Dead

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Westworld Showrunner Inspired By BioShock, Elder Scrolls, And Red Dead

HBO's latest original show, Westworld, premiered on Sunday. The show's mysteries already have people talking, and video game fans may feel like they're being transported into a new open-world RPG. That's not exactly an accident.

In an interview with Vice, showrunner Jonathan Nolan talks about the video game inspirations that he and fellow showrunner Lisa Joy draw from when shaping Westworld. This includes shout-outs to popular names in gaming like BioWare, Ken Levine, and Rockstar Games. Here's an excerpt:

Marvel's Iron Fist Coming To Netflix In March

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Marvel's Iron Fist Coming To Netflix In March

We've already seen a little bit of Marvel's upcoming Iron Fist show on Netflix, but the release date was a mystery. However, Netflix has now revealed when its audience of superhero fans can expect to binge on the latest series.

In the teaser trailer below, we don't see much except some ominous smoke rising. Then, the date: March 17, 2017. So mark your calendars now – especially if you've been enjoying Netflix's other forays into the marvel universe, like Daredevil, Jessica Jones, and Luke Cage.

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The South Park: The Fractured But Whole Digital Issue Is Now Live

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If you subscribe to the computer or tablet edition of Game Informer magazine, you can now learn all the latest details surrounding South Park: The Fractured But Whole. Following today's cover reveal, our digital issue is now live on web browsers and will be coming to iPadAndroid, and Google Play throughout the day. You can download the apps to view the issue by following this link. All four of these digital options are included in a standard subscription.

The issue launches tomorrow on our third-party subscription apps including ZinioKindle, and Nook.

Not a digital subscriber yet? Convert your existing print subscription here or start a new subscription here.

New (And Free) Rocket League Arena Available Today

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New (And Free) Rocket League Arena Available Today

Rocket League developer Psyonix had previously announced its plans to release a new underwater arena for free, and now gamers get to enjoy the results. The AquaDome update, which releases today, provides a handful of new options – some free, and some paid.

The titular underwater arena is free, and comes with some customization options, as well as what Psyonix is calling "refinements and adjustments" to the game.

Players can also choose to buy new premium battle-cars; two are available (called Proteus and Triton) for $1.99 each.

Download The Free Outlast 2 Demo Before It's Gone

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First-person horror title Outlast 2 from Red Barrels was delayed into 2017, but that doesn't mean you can't experience it this year. The developer has announced a limited-time demo available until November 1.

We don't know exactly what the demo includes (it's on PS4, PC, and Xbox One), but it didn't take our editor Javy too long to be impressed by what he played at E3 this year.

If the demo piques your interest and you're curious what happened between the events of the two video games, you can read the comic entitled The Murkoff Account.

November Cover Revealed – South Park: The Fractured But Whole

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November Cover Revealed – South Park: The Fractured But Whole

Matt Stone and Trey Parker have created a hit TV show, several blockbuster films, and an award-winning Broadway musical, but in 2014 the duo finally cracked the code with video games and released the critically-acclaimed South Park: The Stick of Truth. Now South Park’s creators have teamed up with Ubisoft for a sequel that looks to deliver a richer gameplay experience and a longer narrative without sacrificing any of South Park’s iconic humor. After an exclusive behind-closed-doors tour of Ubisoft San Francisco's office, we returned with a detailed look at what sets The Fractured But Whole apart from its predecessor, and why it has the potential to be one of the funniest games ever made.

During our studio visit, we spoke with senior producer Jason Schroeder and director of design Paul Cross about how the studio has shifted its development approach to adapt to the creative whims of South Park’s creators. We also had opportunities to explore The Fractured But Whole’s extensive character creation system, discover how the last few seasons of the show affect the game, and go hands-on with the new board game-inspired battle system. You can read about all of this and more in our 14-page blowout cover story.

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Get 100,000 Credits In Rise Of The Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration

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Get 100,000 Credits In Rise Of The Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration

Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration comes out on October 11 on PS4, and anyone who plays the game on any platform (also Xbox One, 360, and PC) can get 100,000 in-game credits for free to celebrate the event.

Play Rise of the Tomb Raider (again, on any system) with an internet connection from October 11 through October 18 (11:59 p.m. PST) and you'll get the credits you can use for Expedition Card Packs. These are modifiers for the game's modes, from Co-op Endurance mode and Lara's Nightmare.

For more on the game, check out this previous trailer.

Get Your Motor Running: GTA Online's Bikers Update Out Today

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Get Your Motor Running: GTA Online's Bikers Update Out Today

A few weeks ago, Rockstar announced a new update for GTA Online, Bikers. Today, the update is live, and you can build up your very own motorcycle club and wreak havoc in and around Los Santos.

A new trailer breaks down some of the activities you and your club can participate in, such as running protection rackets, building a clubhouse, and collecting new bikes and weapons. 

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Supreme Court Declines To Hear NCAA Case Appeals

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Supreme Court Declines To Hear NCAA Case Appeals

The Supreme Court will not hear the appeals from either side on the O'Bannon v. NCAA class action case regarding compensation for college athletes. This leaves in place a lower court ruling deeming that the college athletics association violated antitrust laws, but also the appeal to that ruling that prevents college athletes from being paid. Thus, college sports remains unchanged for the time being, and therefore so does the limbo status of video games based on college football in particular.

In 2014, U.S District judge Claudia Wilken ruled that the NCAA's laws forbidding college athletes from being compensated for use of their likeness violated antitrust laws. Last year the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturned Wilken's ruling regarding payments, but not the antitrust segment. Thus, both the O'Bannon side and the NCAA had reason to seek a Supreme Court ruling. 

Previously, EA, makers of the NCAA franchise, and the Collegiate Licensing Company split from the O'Bannon lawsuit in a $60 million settlement with the plaintiffs.