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Week in Gaming: A new Hearthstone expansion, a new Steam Machine controller, and… a new BioShock?

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on Sat, Jul 26, 2014 | By Get Gaming Now

By Hugh Langley It was getting easier to sleep at night. We suppose the group therapy sessions were partly to thank for that; the pills were no doubt playing their role too. But for the first time since we drew that very first hand, the urges were retreating. The sweating had stopped, the nervous twitching subsided, and the memory of selling our last pair of shoes for that...

Leaked Gear VR app reveals software side of Samsung’s headset

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on Fri, Jul 25, 2014 | By Get Gaming Now

By klee Gear VR is Samsung’s latest not-so-secret project to hit the interwebs. So far we’ve learned about its existence, what it could look like, and now someone has spilled the beans on its smartphone-connected interface. SamMobile has gotten its hands on a leaked version of the Gear VR manager, the supposed companion smartphone app to Samsung’s virtual...

King’s Bounty: Dark Side Review

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on Fri, Jul 25, 2014 | By Get Gaming Now

By no-reply@gamespot.com (Brett Todd) Depending on your age, it might be difficult to get John Cafferty & The Beaver Brown Band’s “On the Dark Side” out of your head during the entire 30-ish hours it takes to finish King’s Bounty: Dark Side. Comparisons to a hit single seem oddly apropos here, given how this turn-based strategizer sticks to your...

Destiny beta opens up to everyone

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on Fri, Jul 25, 2014 | By Get Gaming Now

By Farrha Khan If you want to give Bungie’s new MMO shooter Destiny a go, now’s your chance as the beta has opened up to all You’ll need a PlayStation Plus or Xbox Live Gold account, but you can jump on your Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS4 or PS3 to download the beta “Before we shut this party down, we’ll welcome everyone who wants a preview of this...

In depth: Five incredible ways Oculus Rift will go beyond gaming

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on Thu, Jul 24, 2014 | By Get Gaming Now

By Jordan Garland Architecture and education When you think of virtual reality, you think of games. You imagine yourself running around a Tron-like rendition of the real world, participating in a massive game of laser tag, shooting your friends in the face without any consequences. Of course, that’s precisely what the Oculus Rift was designed for, with its note-perfect...

Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty Review

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on Thu, Jul 24, 2014 | By Get Gaming Now

Dried blood cakes the catwalks of RuptureFarms, the biggest meat processing plant on Oddworld. Gangly, emaciated Mudokon slaves scrub the factory’s floors with dirty rags. Sadistic, squid-faced slig guards let off steam by beating the workers with the butts of their rifles and laughing at their cries of pain, while overhead conveyer belts cart seemingly endless barrels...

[Other Take] Dark Souls II: Crown of the Sunken King Review

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on Thu, Jul 24, 2014 | By Get Gaming Now

Our Other Takes present alternative opinions on games from unique perspectives. Click here to read our Featured Review! The road to the emotional rewards of the Souls games is strewn with sweat-stained controllers and saintly patience. The franchise as a whole is a long-term trust game, where any given boss shoves you to the precipice of capitulation, but never lets you go...

Google’s $1 billion play for Twitch reportedly a done deal

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on Thu, Jul 24, 2014 | By Get Gaming Now

By Michelle Fitzsimmons Google has reportedly closed a deal to purchase Twitch to the tune of $1 billion, or about £588m, AU$1.06b. The word comes from Venture Beat sources who are “familiar with the matter.” Google’s purchase of the game live streaming company was first rumored in May for the same amount. At the time, the Wall Street Journal reported...

Leaked Gear VR Manager reveals Samsung’s kooky VR headset in full

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on Thu, Jul 24, 2014 | By Get Gaming Now

By klee Gear VR is Samsung’s latest not-so-secret project to hit the interwebs. So far we’ve learned about its existence, what it could look like, and now someone has spilled the beans on its smartphone-connected interface. Sam Mobile has gotten its hands on a leaked version of the Gear VR manager, the supposed companion smartphone app to Samsung’s VR headset. After...


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