Rez Infinite comes to PC, playable on Oculus Rift and HTC Vive

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Rez Infinite comes to PC, playable on Oculus Rift and HTC Vive

Rez Infinite is now available for Windows PC and is playable in virtual reality with Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, developer Enhance Games announced today. The musical shooter supports 4K resolution and double the texture quality on PC.

The PC release of Rez Infinite includes remastered levels from the original 2001 Dreamcast game and the new Area X level.

Valve announces Artifact, a Dota 2 card game

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Valve announces Artifact, a Dota 2 card game

At this year’s International Dota 2 Championships, developer Valve Software announced a new game coming soon: Artifact.

Artifact is a card game based on Dota 2 involving three boards and a selection of characters from Valve’s flagship game, though other details remain light. The game was announced just before the final match of Day 2 of TI7 by event host Sean “Day9” Plott, who gave a vague description of the game that seemed to indicate it would involve building barracks, creeps, and lanes (after suggesting the announcement was not related to Dota 2). Comparisons to Blizzard’s Hearthstone seem inevitable.

No Man’s Sky update coming to improve story, add quick travel

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No Man’s Sky update coming to improve story, add quick travel

Hello Games will release an update for No Man's Sky this week that will focus on improving the game’s story and letting players quickly travel through its universe via portals.

The update (version 1.3), which Hello Games is calling Atlas Rises, is timed with the one-year anniversary of No Man’s Sky’s release on PlayStation 4 and Windows PC. Atlas Rises, like previous updates, will be free, according to an email sent by developer Sean Murray.

Gearbox is testing a 1v1 shooter-meets-card game

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Gearbox is testing a 1v1 shooter-meets-card game

Borderlands and Battleborn developer Gearbox Software is working on a competitive first-person shooter that “combines the action of fast-paced 1v1 first-person combat with the metagame strategy of a collectible card game,” according to the project’s website. Gearbox is calling the in-development game Project 1v1.

Gearbox said on its website that it’s holding a short, closed technical test for Project 1v1. Players who are interested in taking part can sign up for the beta on Gearbox’s Shift website. Some players have reported that they’re receiving email invites to the technical test from Gearbox.

Sonic Mania brings back Sonic 2’s competitive multiplayer

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Sonic Mania brings back Sonic 2’s competitive multiplayer

Sonic Mania is bringing back another Sonic the Hedgehog classic: competition mode. Similar to the two-player mode that was introduced in Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Sonic Mania’s competitive multiplayer mode will let players go head-to-head in local races.

Competition mode in Sonic Mania will see players battling for position, rings and power-ups in classically squashed split-screen multiplayer. Players will be able to select from Sonic, Tails and Knuckles in races, and determine the number of rounds and which power-ups are permitted.

Minecon goes online as ‘Minecon Earth’

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Minecon goes online as ‘Minecon Earth’

After seven years in six different locations, Minecon is being ditched in favor of a 90-minute online show.

The show, called Minecon Earth, is Nov. 18 and will be free for anyone to view. Minecon had staged six expos over the past seven years (2014’s was canceled) in cities from Las Vegas to London.

Overwatch Summer Games 2017 skins are here and they’re great

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Overwatch Summer Games 2017 skins are here and they’re great

Overwatch’s Summer Games 2017 seasonal event is live, bringing with it a fresh batch of new skins for the game’s heroes. This year’s take on Summer Games sends many of our heroes to the beach for some wet and wild fun, though Blizzard hasn’t forgotten about the “games” part of the theme.

Some of those new Summer Games 2017 skins — like beach-going, barbecuing Soldier: 76 up there, with his “A-salt rifle” — are real good. Here are a few of the other highlights:

Samus is getting her own limited edition Nintendo 3DS

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Samus is getting her own limited edition Nintendo 3DS

Intergalactic bounty hunter Samus Aran is getting her own limited edition hardware next month. Nintendo announced today it will release the Samus Edition New Nintendo 3DS XL on Sept. 15, the same day Metroid: Samus Returns hits stores.

The Samus-inspired New Nintendo 3DS XL will cost $199.99. The package does not include a copy of Metroid: Samus Returns, which sells separately for $39.99.