Play Over 80 Different Games at the Indie MegaBooth

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The line-up for this year's PAX East Indie MegaBooth has been revealed. Over 80 games are scheduled to be on the floor and playable.

In addition to the MegaBooth, the Indie MiniBooth returns, along with the return of the tabletop gaming section of the MegaBooth.

Among this year's playable games are Nidhogg 2, Night in the Woods, She Remembered Caterpillars, and more. Indie Megabooth promises more announcements "in the coming weeks" on its official page.

Oculus, Insomniac Heads on VR Industry, Year One Sales

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Today at DICE Summit 2017, Oculus VP of Content Jason Rubin and Insomniac Games CEO Ted Price discussed the VR industry, year one sales and what the future holds for the platform.

When asked by Price about the large gap between the initial expectations for VR and the current state of platform, Rubin reaffirmed Oculus' "unwavering belief" that VR is the "next big thing." He then explained that "when it comes to year one sales," he thinks "there was a disconnect between what the industry was saying" and the expectations from "peripherals of the industry that were following the normal hype curve of technology."

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Blizzard Details the Rough Road From Titan to Overwatch

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Blizzard Details the Rough Road From Titan to Overwatch

Jeff Kaplan, the Vice President of Blizzard Entertainment, took the stage at DICE 2017 this morning to discuss video game world building, and wound up talking about Project Titan - Blizzard's cancelled MMO that went on to become Overwatch. While the relationship between the two is by no means a secret, Kaplan went into greater detail about the stressful transition period than he has previously.

As has been widely reported, Project Titan was in development for nearly seven years, and was officially cancelled in May of 2013. Kaplan spoke briefly on the difficulty of walking away from a project after emotionally investing in it so heavily for so long. He then went on to outline what happened to the Titan dev team once the decision was made.

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Homeworld Creators Reveal Collaboration With NASA's JPL

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The pairing of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory with Blackbird Interactive, Inc. has given us a glimpse into humanity's future on Mars.

Project Eagle is an "interactive model of a Mars colony in Gale Crater" produced by the collaboration. The simulation is set in the year 2117, "44 Martian years" after the first humans set foot on our nearest neighbor.

The interactive model was first presented live at DICE by members of both the JPL and Blackbird Interactive.

Mass Effect-themed Cards Against Humanity Expansion Now Available For $1

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Cards Against Humanity has teamed up with BioWare to create a limited-release, Mass Effect-themed expansion pack for the popular card game, including 14 new cards.

The expansion pack is currently available on MassEffectPack.com for $1 USD, including free shipping in the U.S.

This is Cards Against Humanity's second co-branded expansion, but their first collaboration with a videogame. The first co-branded expansion was for Netflix's House of Cards, and the limited edition pack sold out in less than 24 hours.

Pillars of Eternity 2's Has Customizable Boat Forts

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Pillars of Eternity 2's Has Customizable Boat Forts

Having reached its initial crowd-funding goal in record time, it would be fair to say that lots of people are excited for Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire. Its predecessor was both a critical and commercial success, and we got a chance to chat with its director, Josh Sawyer, about one of the biggest new features coming to the RPG sequel: a customizable boat stronghold that will serve as your mobile base throughout the game.

“When we looked the strongholds from Pillars, lots of people were disappointed by them,” said Sawyer during our phone interview.. “They didn’t really integrate with the story very well.” Due to the setting of Deadfire (which is a huge archipelago) it just didn’t make sense to him or the team to try and root players on a single land mass, when the game takes place across a bunch of different land masses separated by water.

Next Pokemon Go Event Gives Pikachu a 'Festive Party Hat'

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In celebration of Pokemon Day next week, Niantic Labs will hold a special event in Pokemon Go where players can capture a new festive Pikachu.

As revealed on the official Pokemon website, the event begins on February 26 at 1pm PT/4pm ET/9pm UK (February 23 8am AET) and concludes on March 6 at the same time of day. Any Pikachu found in the wild during that time will be sporting a "festive party hat," which will remain attached to the creature forever.

Pokemon Day takes place on February 27, and commemorates the series' debut in Japan, which is marked by the launch of Pokemon Red and Green on February 27, 1996.