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Daily Roundup: Sony Project Morpheus hands-on, new Oculus Rift dev kit and more!

Andy Bowen, @An_dbowen
March 19, 2014
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You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at the top headlines for the past 24 hours -- all handpicked by the editors here at the site. Click on through the break, and enjoy.

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Using the PlayStation 4's virtual reality headset, Project Morpheus

Last night at GDC, Sony unveiled Project Morpheus. We got to try out the company's VR headset, destined for the PlayStation 4 -- and yes, it's pretty awesome. Engadget's own Ben Gilbert donned a virtual sword and took the prototype for a spin while we caught the action on camera.

The new Oculus Rift costs $350 and this is what it's like

Oculus VR's Rift headset is at the forefront of virtual reality, and is undoubtedly gaming's "next big thing." Starting today, the company's second development kit is now available for pre-order. At $350, it brings several improvements over the previous "Crystal Cove" prototype, including a camera and 1,080 x 960 display.

EPIC GAMES' UNREAL ENGINE 4 NOW AVAILABLE WITH $19 SUBSCRIPTION, HEADED TO OS X AND MORE

Fans of Gears of War and Mass Effect know firsthand of Unreal Engine 3's gaming prowess. And today, Epic Games hopes to take its platform to the next level by releasing Unreal Engine 4 on a subscription-based model. For $19 a month, developers get access to the Unreal Editor and the complete source code hosted by GitHub.

10 YEARS OF SOCIAL MEDIA'S BIGGEST PLAYERS AND PAYOUTS, BY THE NUMBERS

One decade is a long while, especially in the ever-changing tech industry. Since 2010, companies, startups and public figures have invested a tremendous sum in their bid for social media dominance. Read on for our illustration of the biggest developments and players from the last ten years of Facebook, Twitter and the like.

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