Oculus Rift Unveils New Virtual Reality Headset for Devs to Play With

The second generation Oculus Rift will be available for game developers this summer. Game developers interested in creating games in virtual reality will get an upgraded set of tools from…

Oculus VR Focuses on Games, Not Hardware, at E3

The headset displays a fully immersive 3D experience that makes you feel like you are actually in the game.Image: Mashable, Christina Ascani The creators of the Oculus Rift virtual reality…

Playing Catch With Grover Is the Future of Video Gaming

You would think after 42 seasons, the creative minds behind Sesame Street would run out of ways to educate and entertain kids. Sesame Workshop has teamed up with Microsoft to…

Indie Game ‘Contrast’ Turns the Shadows Into Your Playground

The power of a child’s imagination may be more powerful than any game engine. Compulsion Games hopes to harness that inventiveness and mystery in its upcoming game Contrast. Contrast puts…

These Glasses Let You Play in 3D Virtual Worlds

Despite the endless gaming and interactive potential of augmented reality, the technology has been moving slow in terms of widespread awareness and adoption. But a new system called castAR aims…

Zynga in Slumps-Ville, But Social Games Are Still Hot

Social games have been synonymous with Zynga, the company that made FarmVille a sometimes maddening fixture on Facebook walls around the world. So given Zynga’s ongoing decline—the company’s stock has…

10 Weird iPhone Games You’ve Got to Try

10 Weirdest iPhone Games 1. Velocirapture If you are worried about the rapture coming, imagine how the extinct dinosaurs must have felt. In Velocirapture, you play a wrathful, yet benevolent…

Mashable Weekend Recap: 65 Stories You Might Have Missed

The weekend started off with a bang, thanks to the dazzling opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games. That was spectacular enough to get everyone super-ready for the athletic competition…

Experience the Mars Rover Landing on Xbox

Remember Lunar Lander, the legendary Atari game from 1979, which used vector graphics to portray a (very simple, but fun at the time) lunar landing? Well, 33 years later NASA…

NASA, ‘Angry Birds’ Team Up to Explore the Red Planet

There is life on Mars — and it’s out for revenge against some nasty pigs! Angry Birds creators Rovio announced a new chapter to Angry Birds Space will come out…