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Games Reporter — Mashable
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Covers:  video games, nintendo, playstation, xbox, gaming, mobile games, indie games
Doesn't Cover: gamification, apps

@Mashable's Games Editor | @Studio20NYU Alum | Geek Extraordinaire

Adult Swim (yes, that Adult Swim) makes a psychedelic leap into virtual reality — TV viewers may know Adult Swim best for its adult-oriented cartoons, but the network is diving into a much more futuristic space. The network will release its first experiment in virtual reality - The Virtual Brainload - for free on Monday.

If you want an Oculus Rift, you'll probably need to upgrade your PC — When the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset debuts next year, it's going to require a pretty powerful computer to get the optimum experience.

First wave of 'Guitar Hero Live' tracks: Everything from Pantera to Broken Bells — Stretch those finger muscles, rockstars. Guitar Hero Live 's first track list is out in the wild, and it's got a lot to love for fans of metal and rock. Activision's revival of the popular music franchise seems to have heavy commitments to challenging, guitar-heavy songs from the past and the present.

Videogame hacker punished by company - with his character's public execution — After multiple reports that a player was using hacks to easily win player-versus-player battles in Guild Wars 2, game maker ArenaNet came to the only logical conclusion: execution. This involved a public stripping, and forced suicide for the character within the game.

Wild night for the Rockies: heavy spring snow and tornadoes — A late-season snow fell in parts of the Rockies, western Nebraska and western South Dakota Saturday night as part of a storm system that also spawned tornadoes across the Great Pains and Texas. National Weather Service meteorologist Kyle Carstens said between 10 and 18 inches of snow was on the ground Sunday morning in the Black Hills.

Esports (n.) has really made it. It's now in the dictionary. — Esports fans, now you've really arrived. It wasn't the million-dollar prize pools or the masses who were tuning in to live broadcasts. It was's decision to add " esports" to the dictionary that really made the difference. The noun, which the website defines as "competitive tournaments of video games," was added along with 1,000 other new words on Wednesday.

Nintendo aims to have 5 mobile games out by 2017 — Nintendo aims to have Mario, Luigi and Link on your smartphones by 2017, the company said in an investor presentation in Japan Friday. Nintendo President Satoru Iwata said the company would aim to have five games out by the end of the following fiscal year. (Nintendo's fiscal years run April 1 to March 31.)

Tech expert Newt Gingrich thinks virtual reality is the future — Newt Gingrich should be writing tech reviews. The former Speaker of the House and Republican presidential candidate blogged about his experience using the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset, and his glowing review echoed the sentiments of many a smitten journalist.

It's official: Virtual reality headset Oculus Rift is coming in early 2016 — The first virtual reality headset to make waves finally has a full release date. The Oculus Rift headset will be available as a full product at retail during the first quarter of 2016, its maker Oculus VR announced Wednesday morning.

Star Wars characters and toys warp into the 'Disney Infinity' world — Star Wars characters old and new are landing in the Disney Infinity universe, lightsabers and all. Disney Interactive announced Disney Infinity 3.0, the next installment of the now annualized toys-to-life franchise will focus heavily on the Star Wars universe, while also featuring other characters from current and upcoming Disney, Pixar and Marvel films. The game's story mode will have three playsets.
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May 21, 2015

My judges week experience is sadly ending early. Best part: spending time with all the other lovely press I rarely see. <3

May 21, 2015

I spy @FutureBoy in the Batkid trailer. I mean, my eyes were a little watery though.… HT @StephLauren

May 19, 2015


May 19, 2015

I write and then delete so many tweets after thinking about it. All of them are about bad pitches.

May 17, 2015

The sacrifices I make for video games. (In Santa Monica for pre-E3 Judges Week.)

May 17, 2015

Okay, games friends, I'm in Santa Monica. What now?

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