Gaming
Xbox One X Enhancements for Firewatch, Bulletstorm, and Rime Cancelled: Report  Gadgets 360 · 15 minutes
It appears that promised Xbox One X enhancements to games such as Firewatch, Rime, and Bulletstorm have been cancelled. more
HQ Trivia, Vine Co-Founder Colin Kroll Found Dead in New York Home  Gadgets 360 · 52 minutes
Colin Kroll, co-founder and CEO of the hit gaming app HQ Trivia, was found dead in his New York apartment. He was 34 years... more
Xbox rumor-mill points to another dual next-gen console release  Windows Central · 5 hours
Microsoft is reportedly working on a family of next-gen Xbox devices based on the "Scarlett" codename, but what will that strategy look like? Microsoft is building up to take next-gen... more
Xbox rumor-mill points to a dual next-gen console release  Windows Central · 5 hours
Microsoft is reportedly working on a family of next-gen Xbox devices based on the "Scarlett" codename, but what will that strategy look like? Microsoft is building up to take next-gen... more
Virtual reality gaming and the pursuit of “flow state”  TechCrunch · 6 hours
Maggie Lane Contributor Share on Twitter Maggie Lane is a writer and producer of virtual reality experiences and covers the industry for various publications. More posts by this contributor Inside... more
Kingdom Hearts III director vows to investigate leaked game  Windows Central · 10 hours
Kingdom Hearts III has leaked out it seems. Kingdom Hearts III is coming to Xbox One on January 29, 2019 with Xbox One X enhancements in tow. However, it seems... more
Colin Kroll, co-founder of Vine and HQ Trivia, found dead of apparent drug overdose  Global News · 11 hours
Colin Kroll, co-founder of the Vine video app and the HQ Trivia game, was found dead in his Manhattan apartment early... more
Virtual reality headsets, smart clocks, and more are all discounted today  Windows Central · 11 hours
Whether you're looking for new tech gear or household items, we've got you covered. There's never a shortage of deals available, but sorting through all of... more
Heroes of the Storm could be heading to the books of history  Windows Central · 13 hours
Heroes of the Storm is in a spot of trouble now its esports scene has been canned. As the esports scene begins to wind... more
Amazon's new $30 Echo Wall Clock puts all your timers at eye level  Windows Central · 13 hours
Alexa, countdown two minutes. Alexa has changed how I use timers. It's just so easy to say "Alexa, countdown two minutes" that... more
Red Dead Redemption 2’s microtransactions are quite expensive  Windows Central · 14 hours
They should probably lower those prices. Recently, Rockstar Games announced Red Dead Online's availability to the general public. Red Dead Online is a connected online experience set against the backdrop of Red... more
Get a $25 gift card and $25 off the PlayStation Classic retro console  Windows Central · 14 hours
Essentially giving you $50 in savings. The PlayStation Classic retro gaming console is on sale for the first time since its release.... more
The $40 HyperX Pulsefire Surge gaming mouse has a 360-degree ring of light  Windows Central · 15 hours
Smooth movements and personalization. The HyperX Pulsefire Surge RGB gaming mouse is down to $39.99 on Amazon. The mouse has been available... more
Epic sheathes Infinity Blade after Fortnite fan backlash  TechCrunch · 19 hours
Epic, the maker of the insanely popular, cross-platform first-person shooter online game Fortnite, has ‘fessed up to a gameplay misstep when it dropped a super powerful new weapon into the battle royale... more
Battlefield V backtracks, gets old time-to-kill playlists soon  Windows Central · 1 day
They said they'll fix it. Battlefield V is a first-person shooter set in World War II. The game features single-player campaign scenarios similar to Battlefield 1, alongside an expansive multiplayer mode. The... more
Steam Dropping Support for OS X 10.10 Yosemite and Earlier  MacRumors · 1 day
Steam recently announced that it will stop supporting macOS versions 10.7 ("Lion"), 10.8 ("Mountain Lion"), 10.9... more
These 5 cheap external drives pair perfectly with Xbox One  Windows Central · 2 days
The Xbox One's biggest titles continue to grow in size, making it easier than ever to fill your console's internal storage. External hard drives are the way to... more
Tony Hawk goes mobile  TechCrunch · 2 days
For three years, Tony Hawk has been conspicuously absent from the video store shelves. For most game developers, that’s little more than a blip between titles. When your name and face are attached to 16 titles in 15 years, however,... more
Video games workers create union to demand rights  Sky News · 2 days
Workers in the video games industry have formed a union for the first time in the UK. more
eBay's sitewide sale offers up to 15% off everything today only  Windows Central · 2 days
Don't miss your shot! Today only, eBay is taking up to 15% off your order when you enter promo code PICKUPSALE during checkout. This code can... more
This Duracell Xbox One controller is crazy – but we secretly want it  Windows Central · 2 days
Who knew batteries made for such a strangely sleek Xbox One controller? We love our limited-edition Xbox One controllers at Windows Central... more
Dishonored 2 and Death of the Outsider get black-and-white modes  Windows Central · 2 days
Well, this is a surprise. Dishonored 2 and Dishonored: Death of the Outsider are two fantastic first-person stealth experiences. They can be played without killing anyone and look... more
Discord announces 90/10 revenue split for self-published titles on upcoming games store  TechCrunch · 2 days
After gaming chat app startup Discord announced in August that they were building out a games store, today, they’ve detailed that they’ll be pursuing... more
The 60 best iPhone games of 2018 - CNET  CNET · 2 days
If you're all about the iPhone, these are some of the best games you can play. more
Discord gives Steam competition with 90 percent revenue going to developers  Windows Central · 2 days
And there's another one. A few weeks ago, Epic Games announced that it was launching the Epic Games Store. The revenue sharing was slightly better than... more
Disney’s invested in educational gaming app Kahoot, now at a $376M valuation  TechCrunch · 2 days
When Kahoot, the startup that operates a popular platform for user-generated educational gaming, raised $15 million in October of this year, we mentioned that... more
Disney invests $15M in educational gaming app Kahoot at a $376M valuation  TechCrunch · 2 days
When Kahoot, the startup that operates a popular platform for user-generated educational gaming, raised $15 million in October of this year, we mentioned that... more
Webcams and wearable tech are going to the dogs, literally  CBC · 2 days
From cameras and devices that give treats remotely to tracking collars to interactive games, new technology... more
First-person adventure ‘The Sojourn’ wants you to question reality  Windows Central · 2 days
This looks rather unique. At Windows Central, we strive to inform you about games that really catch our eye. Every title can't be a "AAA" experience, and there are some... more
These are the very best Xbox-exclusive games  Windows Central · 2 days
Sony's PlayStation 4 tends to have the lion's share of critically-acclaimed console-exclusive titles today, but Microsoft is stepping up efforts to close the gap. Many of these titles are also available on Windows PC,... more
Disney invests $15M in educational gaming app Kahoot at a $360M valuation  TechCrunch · 2 days
When Kahoot, the startup that operates a popular platform for user-generated educational gaming, raised $15 million in October of this year, we mentioned that... more
Niantic reportedly raising $200M at $3.9B valuation  TechCrunch · 2 days
Pokémon Go creator Niantic is raising a $200 million Series C at a valuation of $3.9 billion according to a report from Katie Roof at the WSJ. The round is expected to be led by... more
Epic Games is giving away Subnautica for free, if you use its new store - CNET  CNET · 2 days
The game studio behind Fortnite is pushing to get more people using its Steam competitor. more
Discord announces Steam competitor, gives 90 percent revenue to developers  Windows Central · 2 days
And there's another one. A few weeks ago, Epic Games announced that it was launching the Epic Games Store. The revenue sharing was slightly better than what others... more
Epic says it ‘messed up’ and removes overpowered Infinity Blade from Fortnite  THE VERGE · 3 days
Epic announced this morning that its new and controversial Infinity Blade “mythic” item has been removed from Fortnite, following widespread criticism over the item’s... more
Blizzard's 'Heroes of the Storm' scaled back, developers shifted  Windows Central · 3 days
This doesn't sound good at all. Heroes of the Storm is a multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) game developed Blizzard Entertainment. It features characters from all of the company's acclaimed... more
Roguelike ‘Below’ finally launches on Xbox One and PC  Windows Central · 3 days
Below is finally here. Below was initially teased close to the original Xbox One's reveal, and since then was delayed numerous times. Recently, there was evidence that the team was... more
Where should you buy Xbox Game Pass?  Windows Central · 3 days
Best answer: Right now, the best place to buy Xbox Game Pass is Amazon thanks to the money-saving potential. However, after the holidays, it won't matter whether you buy it from Amazon or Microsoft.... more
Facebook Portal adds games and web browser amidst mediocre Amazon reviews  TechCrunch · 3 days
After receiving a flogging from privacy critics, Facebook is scrambling to make its smart display video chat screen Portal more attractive to buyers. Today Facebook is... more
Metro Exodus Release Date Announced  Gadgets 360 · 3 days
Post-apocalyptic shooter Metro Exodus for PS4, Xbox One, and Windows PC has a new release date. more
The RESPAWN-1010 Gaming Computer Desk is spacious, stylish, and sturdy  Windows Central · 3 days
Gaming chair developer RESPAWN has consistently delivered when it comes to comfortable seating, and they've decided to dabble in gaming computer desks. I got a chance to check... more
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate: 5 things Nintendo needs to fix - CNET  CNET · 3 days
Nintendo's latest Smash Bros. game is fantastic, but parts of it feel incomplete, broken and backwards more
Best Xbox One Console Exclusives in 2018  Windows Central · 3 days
Sony's PlayStation 4 tends to have the lion's share of critically-acclaimed console-exclusive titles today, but Microsoft is stepping up efforts to close the gap. That being said, there is still a wealth of great... more
Asus Clarifies ZenFone Series Won't Be Killed Off  Gadgets 360 · 3 days
Asus has confirmed that it "will continue to develop the ZenFone series" alongside having an aim to expand the gaming smartphone market. more
Best Nintendo Switch Games of 2018  Gadgets 360 · 3 days
Nintendo Switch didn’t get too many great first-party games in 2018, but other developers filled the gap. Here are our picks for best Nintendo Switch games of 2018. more
What's the Alienware m15 weight?  Windows Central · 3 days
Best answer: The Alienware m15 weighs in at just 4.78 lbs ( 2.16 Kg). It's not a super heavy notebook even though you have an integrated GPU and long-lasting battery. Amazon: Alienware m15 ($1,333+) Gaming on the go... more
UK video games workers unionize over “wide-scale exploitation” and diversity issues  TechCrunch · 3 days
Working in video games might sound like a dream job to a 12-year-old Fortnight-loving kid but the day-to-day reality of grinding in the industry can be... more
Xbox One-Exclusive Below Not Available in India  Gadgets 360 · 3 days
Below for the Xbox One is not available on the Microsoft Store for India. more
Are Fortnite and the Epic Games Store Enough to Kill Steam?  Gadgets 360 · 3 days
With Fortnite creator Epic Games announcing and launching the Epic Games Store for PC games, it appears that Steam finally has some competition. more
Blizzard's 'Heroes of the Storm' scaled back, devs shift to other games  Windows Central · 3 days
This doesn't sound good at all. Heroes of the Storm is a multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) game developed Blizzard Entertainment. It features characters... more
Jon Snow tries to train a dragon in lost audition tape - CNET  CNET · 3 days
To promote How to Train Your Dragon 3, arriving next February, Game of Thrones' Kit Harington's "lost audition tapes" surface on the... more
Free-to-play ‘Spacelords’ gets cross-play features  Windows Central · 3 days
Spacelords just got even better. A few months ago, a game called Raiders of the Broken Planet launched on Xbox One and other platforms. The title didn't garner much critical or commercial success and, as a result of this,... more
The 24 best games on the Nintendo Switch - CNET  CNET · 3 days
So you just bought a Nintendo Switch and you're wondering what games you should pick up to go along with it? Here are our favourites... more
The NES and SNES Classic consoles won't last long after the holidays  Windows Central · 3 days
Remember when the Nintendo NES Classic and SNES Classic retro gaming consoles first released and you had to fight the denizens of the Internet... more
Online ads and games would benefit from more rewards, according to UCLA survey  TechCrunch · 3 days
A new study from Versus Systems and the MEMES (Management of Enterprise in Media, Entertainment & Sports) Center at UCLA’s Anderson School... more
After a decade, MapleStory players finally get to fight their biggest villain  THE VERGE · 3 days
For 15 years, the massively multiplayer game MapleStory has foretold of a great evil at the heart of its story. Everything was great until... more
Jurassic World Evolution gets a ‘Cretaceous’ surprise with latest pack  Windows Central · 3 days
The game just got even more content. Frontier Developments is a popular studio that has a long history of producing great experiences. The team did wonders with Elite:... more
Everything we know about Microsoft's next Xbox console  Windows Central · 3 days
Xbox Scarlett looks to be Microsoft's ambitious gaming console – here's what we know. While the Xbox One X takes the crown as the most powerful video game console on the market,... more
Get Full Throttle Remastered and LEGO The Hobbit free! - CNET  CNET · 3 days
These games would normally cost you $35. What's the catch? Sorry, no catch! more
Is AMD Ryzen 5 2600 a good CPU for Fallout 76?  Windows Central · 3 days
Best answer: Yes, the AMD Ryzen 5 2600 is more than enough to handle Fallout 76. Amazon: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 CPU ($160) Powerful processing AMD... more
Earth Defense Force 5 Review  Gadgets 360 · 3 days
Earth Defense Force 5 for the PS4 has more bugs than every game in this generation put together and that’s not a bad thing. more
You can play Oculus Rift games on Windows Mixed Reality thanks to Revive  Windows Central · 3 days
SteamVR integration with Windows Mixed Reality (WMR) is a big step in the right direction for the emerging VR platform, but it... more
Forza Horizon 4: Fortune Island launches on Xbox One and PC  Windows Central · 4 days
Forza Horizon 4 is on a roll. Forza Horizon 4 launched a few months ago, and gamers are loving the open-world racing experience. The game features... more
Conan Exiles gets Japanese-themed ‘Seekers of the Dawn’ pack  Windows Central · 4 days
This is the best one yet. Conan Exiles is an online survival game either played from the first-person or third-person perspective. While the title features numerous characters and mysteries to... more
Netflix’s Tidelands was tailor-made for a nudity-based drinking game  THE VERGE · 4 days
The best media-based drinking games have simple rules, but will keep players consistently buzzed. Drinking every time someone... more
Metro Exodus goes gold, release date pushed forward  Windows Central · 4 days
Metro Exodus features a lot of different biomes this time around. Metro Exodus is a post-apocalyptic first-person shooter which has garnered a lot of interest in recent months. The game is a... more
Here are the best Xbox One stealth games available in 2018  Windows Central · 4 days
Whether your stealth style is a dagger in the back or a silenced sniper rifle, the Xbox One has you covered. Stealth games typically hinge on... more
AMD Radeon Adrenalin 2019 adds in-home game streaming to phones - CNET  CNET · 4 days
AMD's annual update adds the ability to stream games from your PC to your phone, improvements to ReLive, HDR tweaks and more. more
As 2019 nears, we assessed the accuracy of our 2018 PC gaming predictions  Windows Central · 4 days
We took a look back at some predictions from Staff Reviewer Rich Edmonds to see just how well his crystal ball actually... more
Gris is like a stunning animated movie that you can play  THE VERGE · 4 days
Gris opens in a world devoid of color. As a nameless, silent young woman,... more
Epic Games to Offer Fortnite's Cross-Platform SDK for Free to Developers  Gadgets 360 · 4 days
Epic has announced a roadmap for all the new features that will be added to this free C-based SDK. more
Epic Games announces cross-play developer tools for 2019  Windows Central · 4 days
Epic Games is launching another endeavor. Epic Games has found a lot of success lately in the free-to-play business. The company just announced the Epic Games Store and even managed to get... more
‘The Mandalorian’ cast includes Pedro Pascal, Gina Carano … and Werner Herzog  TechCrunch · 4 days
Lucasfilm has released an initial cast list for “The Mandalorian,” the live action Star Wars series that Jon Favreau is creating for the upcoming... more
Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled is a remaster of a classic kart racer  Windows Central · 4 days
Crash Team Racing is the next of our childhood classics to be remastered. After successfully releasing the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, Activision is... more
Fortnite developer Epic Games to release SDK for cross-platform profiles  TechCrunch · 4 days
Epic Games unveiled plans for a new developer framework for online services. This framework will let other game developers add cross-platform support into their games. The SDK will... more
Is AMD Ryzen 5 2600 a good CPU for Fortnite?  Windows Central · 4 days
Best answer: AMD's Ryzen 5 2600 is an excellent mid-range CPU, perfect for gaming and Fortnite. Amazon: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 CPU ($160) Amazon: ASUS GTX 1060 GPU... more
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[Update: Google Discover Feed, Play Games] Here’s every Google app with a dark mode, and how to enable it [Gallery]
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The 56 best Android games of 2018 - CNET
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The 60 best iPhone games of 2018 - CNET
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Webcams and wearable tech are going to the dogs, literally
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Netflix’s Tidelands was tailor-made for a nudity-based drinking game
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Gris is like a stunning animated movie that you can play
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Review: The Honor Play is a decent low-priced gaming phone without the unnecessary fanfare [Video]
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[Update: Now available] Tony Hawk’s Skate Jam arriving on iOS next week, pre-orders open now
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Rapper 2 Milly on why he's suing makers of video game Fortnite over dance moves
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Lethal League Blaze turns handball into a stylish fighting game
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Khal Drogo returns! Jason Momoa revisits Game of Thrones on SNL - CNET
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First official Avengers 4 trailer prepares for the emotional end
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Award-winning Colin McRae rally game DiRT 4 coming to Mac next year [Video]
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Apple removes war simulation game from App Store for using Taliban as enemies
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The 13 biggest announcements from The Game Awards 2018
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Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 announced as a Nintendo Switch exclusive
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Far Cry: New Dawn is a post-apocalyptic sequel to Far Cry 5
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Hades is a new game from the makers of Pyre and Transistor, and it’s out now in early access
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No Man’s Sky developer Hello announces its next game, The Last Campfire
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Obsidian’s The Outer Worlds looks like sci-fi Fallout
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