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Totem, an indie Oculus Rift competitor, promises better virtual reality — but needs money

There was a chorus of skepticism back in March when a Montreal-based startup announced its Oculus Rift competitor Totem, a virtual reality headset that features a camera over each eye. The startup, Vrvana, had little to show for its work … Continue reading

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YouTube to block indie labels over terms

YouTube will soon launch a paid-for service, as music streaming becomes a fierce battleground for many of the world’s biggest tech companies Asia homepage

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Christopher Nolan on internet movie theories, his indie roots, and editing ‘Inception’

Every January the Sundance Film Festival takes over Park City, Utah, but since 1995 the town has also played host to the festival's younger upstart sibling: Slamdance. Initially founded by a group of filmmakers who weren't accepted into Robert Redford's … Continue reading

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Redford plays down Oscar snub, plays up indie film at Sundance

PARK CITY, Utah (Reuters) – Robert Redford may have been one of the noteworthy exclusions in Thursday’s Oscar nominations, but as the actor-director kicked off the 30th edition of his Sundance Film Festival, he made the point that film is … Continue reading

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Meet the misfits who are revolutionizing indie horror movies

A new crop of filmmakers based in Los Angeles are shaking up the horror genre with low-budget but cerebral thrillers made without any help from Hollywood LA Weekly reports that films like V/H/S, Cheap Thrills, and You're Next were made … Continue reading

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Microsoft’s Xbox One indie games policy baffles developer

In addition to all the other controversies surrounding the Xbox One, we’re now hearing grumblings from independent developers who are unhappy that Microsoft is telling them that they need to have a publisher to sell their games on the Xbox … Continue reading

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Microsoft confirms indie developers can’t self-publish games on Xbox One

Independent game developers who are excited about selling new games on the Xbox One got some bad news on Wednesday. Microsoft confirmed to ShackNews that independent developers cannot self-publish their own games on Xbox Live Arcade, and are instead required … Continue reading

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Indie rockers Vampire Weekend top Billboard album chart

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Indie rock band Vampire Weekend on Wednesday grabbed the top spot on the weekly Billboard 200 album chart, besting new albums from country legend George Strait and pop singer Demi Lovato. Reuters: Entertainment News

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Documentary about indie band The National opens Tribeca festival

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Music documentary “Mistaken for Strangers,” a tale about two brothers and the indie rock group The National, opens the Tribeca Film Festival on Wednesday, which this year features nearly 90 feature films from 30 countries. Reuters: … Continue reading

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Documentary about indie band The National opens Tribeca festival

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Music documentary “Mistaken for Strangers,” a tale about two brothers and the indie rock group The National, opens the Tribeca Film Festival on Wednesday, which this year features nearly 90 feature films from 30 countries. Reuters: … Continue reading

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