Hi there, and welcome to a very mobile episode of Missing Pieces! Today I am rolling down the highway on the way to this weekend's Oculus Connect conference, where we'll hopefully be hearing some exciting news about our cyberpunk future!
But in the meantime, this broadcast is brought to you by this bus's 56k modem. Here's all the most important gaming news for the week of September 15.
Consumer Oculus release rumors
I've been asking the same question of Oculus now for almost eighteen months: "Hey, so...when's that consumer version coming?" Oculus is still tight-lipped on the subject.
Harmonix still hasn't given up on Rock Band
Okay, at this point I think it's safe to say Harmonix is like that guy who has that super-obvious crush on that girl in high school and she likes him back but they just keep teasing each other and having "tickle fights" and all sorts of crap and you want to just scream " KISS HER ALREADY, HARMONIX. WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU?" But then you would be insensitive.
Harmonix shut down Rock Band Network this week, which was its hosting service for community-created Rock Band songs. In the wake of the shutdown, Harmonix again reiterated, "Rock Band remains a huge part of the culture here at Harmonix, and there's not a day that goes by where someone in the office isn't talking about Rock Band, or planning for the future of the franchise."
Get a room, Harmonix.
We must protect this house
If you played Gone Home last year and thought "Well, this is a nice map but there just isn't enough murder to satiate my ever-present rage," first of all you might want to check out an anger management program.
But if the doctors say, "I'm sorry, there's no saving you," then you might as well check out this Counter-Strike: GO map a modder made, which faithfully recreates Gone Home's 90s Portland nostalgia.
Say my name, say my name
Take a moment and think back: How long has it been since you last logged into World of WarCraft?
If the answer is "Prior to November 13, 2008" (a.k.a. the week Slumdog Millionaire and Quantum of Solace were released) then quick! Log in to World of WarCraft! Otherwise Blizzard may steal your character name !
Oh, what's that? You don't care? Well, don't say I didn't warn you.
Repackage and resell
In November you'll finally be able to purchase the "Xbox One Controller + Cable for Windows" according to a new Microsoft product page.
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