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Cybershoes allows you to sprint in VR without an expensive treadmill

Cybershoes is a half Heely, half slipper wearable that allows you to walk and run in virtual reality with relative ease. While treadmills and full-body harnesses have been trying to perfect freedom of movement in VR since the tech’s humble beginnings, after trying out Cybershoes for myself at Gamescom, I have to say it’s one of the most effortless and truly freeing VR peripherals out there – and one that you might actually be able to set up in your home. read more

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Soulcalibur 6’s second story mode lets you build a character and fight Geralt

Soulcalibur VI has not one but two story modes, and today Bandai Namco has spilled the beans on what to expect from Libra of Soul. We saw some of it in a trailer that premiered yesterday, but now we have much more detail on how it works – and yes, Geralt is indeed a fully integrated part of the storyline proceedings. read more

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Kingdom Come: Deliverance’s new DLC includes a lovesick fool and a cheating knight

The next DLC drop for Kingdom Come: Deliverance offers not one, but two sets of new content for the game. As well as premium DLC package The Amorous Adventures of Bold Sir Hans Capon, Warhorse Studios will be releasing a second, free DLC titled Free-for-All. read more

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Free games: Win a Steam key for new, twitchy roguelike shooter Polygod!

It doesn’t matter if you believe in the gods or not in Polygod, as they’re out to get you anyway – you’re the last of your species, and they want you gone. This is where the game starts, giving you a gun and a spring in your step to help you out as you battle the minions and Holy Champions of the malignant gods. read more

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New Apache Struts RCE Flaw Lets Hackers Take Over Web Servers

Semmle security researcher Man Yue Mo has disclosed a critical remote code execution vulnerability in the popular Apache Struts web application framework that could allow remote attackers to run malicious code on the affected servers. read more

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You can steer your fireballs in Warhammer: Chaosbane

The flood of Warhammer games on Steam in recent years has produced mixed results, but it also means we get to see every subgenre’s take on Games Workshop’s universe. Chaosbane is one of the most promising – an action-RPG that pulls from Diablo and Path of Exile and takes place in the Old World. The setting isn’t its only novelty either – the developer has come up with a rather direct way of fighting your battles. read more

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Western Digital is waiting for the QLC SSD tipping point before leaving TLC behind

It seems Western Digital is yet to be fully convinced by the viability of using QLC memory to in its SSDs. We spoke to a representative at Gamescom who explained that because its TLC memory is still going strong we haven’t gotten to the tipping point yet where QLC memory can boast of any superiority over TLC. read more