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    Making Borderlands 3's Giant Character Statues!
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    At this year's E3, the Borderlands 3 booth stood out with six larger-than-life statues representing the games' characters at 1.5x scale. We met up with our old friend Frank Ippolito--whose team at Thingergy built these statues--to get a behind-the-scenes look at how these mixed-media figures were fabricated. From foam milling to clay sculpting, fabric patterning to silicone casting, here's how giant convention displays are made!

    Hands-On: Lone Echo 2 and Beat Saber 360!
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    At this year's E3, we went hands-on with the first gameplay demo of Lone Echo 2, as well as the upcoming 360-degree update for Beat Saber! Here's how those games look and why the next wave of VR games is so exciting!

    The Wand Company's Fallout 76 Pip-Boy Kit Upgrades
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    We meet up with The Wand Company at E3 this year to check out their new upgrade modules for their Pip-Boy 2000 kit. From an actual radio (with wasteland frequencies) to actual radiation sensor, we can't wait to incorporate these mods to our Pip-Boy. Plus, a look at their new die-cast Fallout 76 vehicles!

    Aurum Effects Paints a God of War Leviathan Axe!
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    We visit the workshop of Aurum Effects, where propmaker Eric Newgard guides us through his process of painting and finishing a God of War Leviathan Axe resin kit. Eric shares his techniques for painting urethane resin to look like old wood, shiny metal, and other materials. The finished prop is beautiful!

    Valve Index VR Headset In-Depth Impressions!
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    The Valve Index is here! We spend a week testing the Valve Index virtual reality headset and share our extended hands-on impressions for the wider field of view, higher resolution, increased framerate, and speaker audio quality. Plus, how games so far are accommodating the new "knuckles" style Index controllers. Let us know what you'd like to see tested below!

    PROJECTIONS: 10 Favorite Oculus Quest Games and Apps
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    As the Oculus Quest may be the first virtual reality headset for some people, we share our picks for our 10 favorite games and apps from the launch lineup. In addition to these essential experiences, we also discuss and recommend additional titles that are worth trying. What are you enjoying in VR right now?

    Star Wars Vader Immortal VR Review!
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    We play through and review Vader Immortal, the first proper VR Star Wars experience that is part game and part story-driven immersive attraction. Spoiler-free impressions are at the start, and then we dive into some story-specifics of this unique Quest launch title. Plus, we play Battlewake, the upcoming VR pirate ship combat game from Survios!

    Tested: Nintendo Labo VR Kit Review!
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    We assemble and test the new Nintendo Labo: VR Kit accessories and games! From the cardboard build ups to the virtual reality experiences, we were extremely impressed by what Nintendo was able to achieve with the Switch's display and motion-sensing hardware. Here's how the VR toy-cons work and what it's like to play them! (Follow Will on Twitch and watch his assembly of these Toy-Cons here.)

    Aurum FX's Destiny Blaster Props!

    We love ourselves a good blaster replica, and the ones created by Aurum FX for Bungie's Destiny game are a sight to behold. We chat with Eric of Aurum FX to learn about their modeling and finishing process, and get a close look at their replicas of the Thorn, Ace of Spades, Sunshot, and The Last Word props!

    PROJECTIONS: Hands-On with Magic Leap Multiplayer Grordbattle!

    We go hands-on with Weta Gameshop's Grordbattle, a Magic Leap tech demo showcasing the potential of augmented reality multiplayer experiences. It was hands down the best thing we played at this year's Game Developers Conference! Plus, Jeremy interacts with Magic Leap's Mica digital character, and we review Vacation Simulator!

    Arizona Sunshine VR Arcade and Space Junkies Review!

    We go hands-on with a new version of Arizona Sunshine designed for virtual reality arcades. Jeremy chats with Vertigo Games about their approach to accessible location-based VR experiences, including their zombie shooter and an escape room. Plus, we review Space Junkies!

    Tested: Games in a Tesla with Atari Controller!

    We just got the software update for the Tesla Model 3 that adds six classic Atari arcade games, so Jeremy and Norm test the games for their emulation quality and USB gamepad support. Plus, we manage to get it working with an original Atari 2600 controller plugged into the car! Instructions and links for making the Xinput adapter for Atari 2600 controller here.

    Show and Tell: Pip Boy 2000 Mod!

    Bill Doran of Punished Props Academy is in our studio for a few days for projects, and brought along his modded Fallout Pip Boy 2000! Bill walks us through the upgrades he made for this kit, including a new static display, lights, and an integrated bluetooth speaker! (Watch Bill's video about his mod here.)

    PROJECTIONS: Magic Leap Dr. Grordbort's Invaders Review!

    For our last episode of Projections for the year, we review Dr. Grordbort's Invaders, Weta Gameshop's impressive augmented reality action game. Plus, we take a look at another new Magic Leap experience, Luna: Moondust Garden, and its approach to storytelling in augmented reality.

    PROJECTIONS: Covert, Virtual Desktop, and Oculus Go Recommendations!

    We're back with more episodes of Projections, our show about virtual and augmented reality! This week, we review two new Oculus Go experiences: Covert, an asymmetrical spy game, and Virtual Desktop, the mobile port of the desktop VR app. Plus, a few Oculus Go picks for new users who may be getting this headset for the holidays.

    The $80 C64 Mini Review!

    Launched in 1982, the Commodore 64 home computer DOMINATED the '80s ... and now it's back! Jeremy Williams reviews the $80 C64 Mini, which plugs into any modern TV via HDMI and allows you to play your favorite classic video games.