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Rumour: Microsoft to unveil own VR headset at E3 2015

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It seems Microsoft doesn't want rival Sony to corner the VR headset market as the software giant is preparing to unveil their own VR gear during next years' E3 in Los Angeles.

Sources from the supply chain of components let slip the info, and say Microsoft's hardware team is behind the endeavour. Sony unveiled their Project Morpheus VR tech back in March.

New gameplay trailer for Tropico 5: Waterborne

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The 'declaration of war on the ocean' is well underway in Tropico 5: Waterborne, which features all-new water-based industry, homes and even new foreign power deterrents like a submarine.

A new gameplay trailer has been released by Kalypso Media showcasing some of the new floating real-estate El Presidente will be commissioning for his fellow Tropicans.

Chris Roberts congratulates 'rival' David Braben and Frontier for Elite: Dangerous launch

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Star Citizen is far from its launch day but Cloud Imperium's Chris Roberts has published a congratulatory letter to space sim rival David Braben and his Frontier Developments team for fully releasing Elite: Dangerous.

Roberts has been a supporter "since day one, and am thrilled to see it become a reality." He'll be firing it up over the holidays, and reminds the Star Citizen community there's no real rivalry.

Open weekend for Trials Fusion's online multiplayer kicks off today

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Trial Fusion's upcoming multiplayer component is free for PC players this weekend, if you fancy injuring a virtual motorcyclist in the company of some friends.

The free trial runs from December 19 at 10am CET to December 22 at 10am CET. You do need to have an existing Uplay account to sign in to the game's online mode.

Dennaton announce vinyl Collector's Edition of Hotline Miami 2

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Leave it to Dennaton Games to come up with a suitably cool Collector's Edition for its long-awaited murdering simulator sequel, Hotline Miami 2. The $60 edition will contain three vinyl discs with 28 tracks from the game's soundtrack.

If the sequel's music is anywhere near as excellent as the original's, that's quite the treat. There's no tracklist yet, as Dennaton wants to keep that a secret until the game's released.

Street Fighter 5 is being developed on the Unreal Engine 4

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Capcom has announced that its upcoming brawler Street Fighter 5 is being developed with the Unreal Engine 4, the first time in the series' history that Epic's powerful software has been utilised.

That might explain why the upcoming entry is looking so tasty. Capcom showed off a new and improved engine in an initial gameplay trailer released at this year's Capcom Cup event.

Spintires creator claims publisher Oovee has disappeared, "together with the loot"

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Developer Pavel Zagrebelnyj came up with the strangely addictive off-road sim Spintires, in which you try to make it through the churned-up roads and forests of Russia in a variety of heavy-duty vehicles. It had beautifully done mud physics, and a few months back it was something of a cult hit.

Since then, despite being very popular on Steam, the game's never really added a whole lot to that basic 'drive a truck through some mud' formula. Now Zagrebelnyj is accusing the UK publisher Oovee of taking the money and running, and preventing him from continuing development on the game.

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