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Nick's Games Haven

Hey there, ladies and gents! It's been a while, hasn't it? I used to be known on here as Tech Light, back when I was first getting started in the world of freelance writing. Maybe you read a few of my pieces - I primarily focused on computer hardware and technology. Then I sort of disappeared for a few years. 

Sorry about that. 

Now that I've re-settled into my little corner of the web, I'll be shifting my focus a bit.  I'm going to be covering gaming - more specifically, all the awesome developers, amazing innovations, and epic titles which make the games industry worth following and video games worth playing. Sounds pretty cool, right? 

Anyway, let's get started: it's good to be back.

-Nick

P.S: Those of you who are interested can find me putzing about in the following locales: 

Twitter: @OmniscientSpork

My Personal Blog(updated when I feel I've something particularly important to say): Double Crit

On Steam: Omniscient Spork

On Xbox Live: Azrius

On League of Legends: Vindicair

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Calling All Developers: The Oculus Rift Development Kit 2 Is Now Available!

Good news, everyone! Oculus VR has just recently announced the release of the Oculus Rift Development Kit 2. They've packed in some pretty sweet features this time around; anyone who's interested in making virtual reality games should be very, very excited.

The Cyberith Virtualizer Brings Us Closer Than Ever To Walking Through A Video Game

While I can't deny that the Virtuix Omni looks pretty awesome, it's not exactly perfect. Using it requires special anti-friction shoes, and learning the ropes is challenging, at best. With that in mind, I'd like to introduce The Virtualizer: a virtual reality platform you can use in your socks.

For One Night Only, The Last of Us Is Becoming A Stage Show

To celebrate the release of The Last of Us Remastered, Naughty Dog has made an exciting announcement. For one night only, they'll be putting on a theatrical production of the game, at the Broad Stage in Santa Monica. If you haven't played the game, it could be the next best thing to doing so.

Want To Unlock A New Level Of Immersion In Your First Person Shooters? The ATOC Gaming Gun Has You Covered

Although I enjoy traditional gaming controllers, they aren't so great for immersion. There's no sense that you're actually in the game; you aren't really physically interacting with anything. That's what the folks behind the ATOC Gaming Gun are trying to address - and they're doing a very good job.

Want To Host Your Own Digital Talk Show? Buy A PlayStation 4 And Sony Can Help!

When the PlayStation 4 first launched, it was considered by many to be a gimmick at best. Sony's looking to change that. Now that it's cleared out some of its more unscrupulous users, it plans to release a free update this summer called "Set Maker." It'll let people host their own talk shows.

A Look At Razer's Moddable Xbox One Arcade Stick "Atrox"

Razer - one of the most widely-known manufacturers of gaming peripherals in the world - had a very exciting announcement to make at this year's Evolution Championship Series: it's released the next iteration of the Atrox Arcade Stick. It looks awesome. 

The Rock Opera You Can Play Like A Video Game: Say Hello To Karmaflow

What do you get when you combine stage opera, metal, and a video game? You get a little project called Karmaflow - at once both a brilliant musical puzzle/platformer and a touring rock show. Intrigued? I know I certainly am.

The Story Of Indie Video Game Rime Is Proof That Inspiration Can Come From Anywhere

Independent developer Raúl Rubio Munárriz's game Rime was inspired by a rather harrowing experience. Apparently, when on vacation in the Mediterranean with his girlfriend, he almost drowned. Just goes to show, you can draw inspiration from just about anywhere, if you know where to look.

Summer Camps Are Now Using Minecraft To Make Kids Fall In Love With Science

Just outside New York, the YMCA's Camp Combe has started up a new activity: Minecraft. The kids at the camp are playing an educational version of the immensely-popular sandbox game, which is teaching them all about the marvels of science. Who says video games are a waste of time?

A Saint's Row Fan Is Developing A Working Replica Of The Fourth Game's Dubstep Gun

Most of us, when we like something, just tell our friends about it. This artistic inventor, however, has gone all-out with their love for Saint's Row IV; so much so that they're in the process of inventing a working replica of the game's iconic Dubstep Gun.