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Someday We Will Run Through Skyrim with Virtual Reality

Like the Virtuix Omni, Cyberith is taking steps towards virtual reality with its omnidirectional treadmill, the Virualizer. Cyberith released a video showcasing their machine’s abilities in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Using the Oculus Rift for visuals, the Virtualizer’s treadmill and harness combination serve as the directional pad.

Equipped with a Wiimote, Wii Nunchuck, and an Oculus Rift, demonstrator Tuncay Cakmak literally runs around Skyrim to terrorize citizens and take on a dragon.

Currently, the Virtualizer is not available for purchase, but the Kickstarted competitor, the Virtuix Omni, has opened for preorders for their machine at $499 USD. This price does not include the Oculus Rift, which is priced at $300 USD just for the development kit. Needless to say, virtual reality is going to be expensive.

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Pay What You Want for Dirt, Overlord, and More

The newest weekly Humble Bundle promotion includes Dirt 3 and several other Codemasters titles on Steam, for an investment of $6.00 US or more. Those who spend less can still receive a smaller selection of titles for a price of their choosing, as long as they meet the required minimum.

A $1.00 US investment generates a Steam key that unlocks the following five titles:

  • Overlord
  • Overlord: Raising Hell (DLC)
  • Operation Flashpoint: Red River
  • Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising
  • Rise of the Argonauts
  • A pledge of at least $6.00 US adds the following three titles to the bundle:

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    Nintendo to Consider Mergers and Acquisitions, Iwata Says

    After dramatically cutting fiscal year sales forecasts, president Satoru Iwata said Nintendo is looking to new areas for sales, marketing and customers.

    “We should abandon old assumptions about our businesses,” Iwata told The Nikkei. “We are considering

    as an option. For this reason, we’ll step up share buybacks.”

    Two weeks ago, the company cut the Wii U sales forecast from 9 to 2.8 million units, for the fiscal year ending March 31. Nintendo also cut the projection for 3DS sales, its perennial life boat, from 18 to 13.5 million; both of these revisions change Nintendo’s net income projection from a profit to loss.

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