It’s been a busy day in gaming. Oculus VR hired a Google X executive, Metal Gear Solid V’s release date gets leaked and a major patch hits Battlefield 4.

Oculus Hires Google X Executive

Oculus VR has hired Google X executive Mary Lou Jepsen according to an Oculus spokesman.

Jepsen brings plenty of experience in display technologies. She spent three years heading the Display Division at Google X, Google’s research arm dedicated to making groundbreaking technological advancements.

Before her recent stint at Google, she ran a similar division at Intel.

No word yet on what Jepsen’s specific role within Oculus will be.

Metal Gear Solid V’s Release Date

Metal Gear Solid V release date
And, the folks at IGN are having a bad day. Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is coming on September 1, 2015. Konami and IGN had partnered up for a big announcement tomorrow at 9am.

As always, the eagle eyed gamers over at NeoGAF were quick to discover the video. Credit to NeoGAF poster Nibel for spotting it.

It’s going to be interesting how other game release dates flesh out. Once again, this Fall and Holiday season will be packed with AAA titles.

Battlefield 4 Gets a Major Patch

Hate on the initial launch of Battlefield 4 all you want, but DICE has been trying to make things right ever since. I had plenty of headaches when it first came out, but it’s still my most played current-gen title. I triple dipped on Battlefield 4 (PC, PS4, Xbox One). I know, I have a problem.

Anyways, this week’s patch addresses several issues. Notably, soldier traversal and collision. Hate getting stuck on that tiny stump or piece of concrete? This patch should fix that. Additional improvements were made to the netcode. Tons more fixes and new features are being added. Check out this handy PDF to see the full patch notes and a look at the netcode improvements.


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