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E3 show heralds social, virtual future for video games

VR GAMES GET REAL: Developers who have devoted their careers to building immersive fantasy worlds seized the chance to finally put players inside their games.

Los Angeles

AS the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) video game gathering wrapped on Thursday, it was easy to envision a future of social play in virtual worlds with celebrity gamers broadcasting action.

While blockbuster titles tailored for consoles or personal computers remained