Morning DLC: Video Games News And Rumors 4/11/14


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Microsoft is continuing to explore the possibility of entering the virtual reality market.

That’s according to Larry ‘Major Nelson’ Hryb, director of programming for Xbox Live, who told Syracuse that VR “could certainly be one of the next waves of gaming”.

Microsoft was rumoured to be working on its own Xbox One virtual reality device days after it was confirmed that Sony was developing Project Morpheus, a premium head-mounted display for PS4.

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A group of alleged hackers has been charged with breaking into the computer systems of the U.S Army, Microsoft, and several other firms to steal pre-release copies of popular video games like “Call of Duty,” simulation software for Apache attack helicopter pilots, and confidential data that was used to create counterfeit versions of the Xbox gaming system, The Smoking Gun has learned.

According to the indictment, the trio and their coconspirators identified vulnerabilities and “network weak points” to illegally access computer systems at Microsoft and video game developers Valve Corporation, Activision Blizzard, Zombie Studios, and Epic Games. The hacks allowed the defendants to illegally obtain copies of various games that, at the time, were still in development, like “Gears of War 3” and “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.”

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At PAX East Cloud Imperium Games demonstrated the dogfighting module of Star Citizen and Reddit’s Zazzerpan was on-hand to test it out.

The dogfighting module will allow players to fight against other players and AI in a deathmatch-style combat system.

Clouds Imperium games has said the module will be released at a later date to backers but have yet to specify when this will be. Star Citizen generated funding of $31 million last year.

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