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Thieving dragons invade Apex Legends  Windows Central · 6 hours
Get that chest back! What you need to know Apex Legends is a free-to-play battle royale game with a lot of variety. Today, players noticed that dragons were stealing chests. The dragons appear to be part of an... more
Reddit, Hulu and Xbox Live go down Wednesday afternoon - CNET  CNET · 7 hours
Xbox Live says it's identified the issue and is working to fix it, while Hulu says it's back up and running. more
Reddit, Hulu and Xbox Live are down - CNET  CNET · 8 hours
Xbox Live and Hulu are down, while the Reddit desktop site isn't loading posts for some people. more
Prince Harry 'wrong' to say Fortnite addictive, developers say  Sky News · 9 hours
The makers of Fortnite have rejected Prince Harry's comments about the popular game being "created to addict" its players.  more
Cyberpunk 2077 to receive expansions similar to The Witcher 3  Windows Central · 10 hours
The story will go on. What you need to know Cyberpunk 2077 now has a release date of April 16, 2020. The release date comes alongside a new... more
PUBG takes page from Apex Legends in new update - CNET  CNET · 11 hours
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, especially with battle royale games. more
Sega's 'Alpha Protocol' publishing rights expire, removed from Steam  Windows Central · 11 hours
That's unexpected. What you need to know Alpha Protocol is an espionage role-playing game from Microsoft's Obsidian Entertainment. The game was removed from Steam today because Sega's publishing rights expired.... more
Metro Exodus patch fixes lingering Xbox Game Pass for PC bugs  Windows Central · 12 hours
Playing Metro Exodus through Xbox Game Pass PC just got a little smoother. What you need to know A fresh hotfix is now available for the... more
Metro Exodus hotfix patches lingering bugs in Xbox Game Pass PC release  Windows Central · 12 hours
Playing Metro Exodus through Xbox Game Pass PC just got a little smoother. What you need to know A fresh hotfix is now available... more
PUBG update take page from Apex Legends in new update - CNET  CNET · 13 hours
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, especially with battle royale games. more
Go wire-free with these great Xbox One wireless headsets  Windows Central · 13 hours
Windows Central is made up of hardcore techies from across the spectrum. Many of us are also hardcore gamers and know that sometimes, gaming with wires can be a hassle,... more
China to lose top spot to US in 2019 gaming market  TechCrunch · 14 hours
China is losing its global lead in games. By the end of 2019, the U.S. will replace China as the world’s largest gaming market, with an... more
Journey creator’s new game is designed ‘to battle against the human nature’  THE VERGE · 14 hours
Journey creator Jenova Chen is drawn to making positive game experiences. Thatgamecompany’s latest title, Sky: Children of the Light, is an exploration into altruism... more
Fortnite makers grilled by MPs over game safety  BBC · 14 hours
MPs ask whether Epic Games does enough to prevent users spending too much time or money on the game. more
Learn how to create your own video games with this $25 HTML5 bundle  Windows Central · 15 hours
Everyone loves a great video game. Whether you play professionally in front of thousands of adoring fans (yes, that's a real thing)... more
Why Razer's opto-mechanical switches are so good  Windows Central · 16 hours
Best answer: The purple opto-mechanical switches are a fresh take on mechanical gaming keyboards. It has light, superfast actuation thanks to using a beam of light, while maintaining the satisfying click that so many... more
The best of Corsair's quality keyboards  Windows Central · 16 hours
Corsair is one of the best developers of PC gaming accessories in the market space, and the keyboards that it designed are nothing short of excellent. So excellent, in fact, that it's hard to definitively say... more
Harry Potter: Wizards Unite mashes up J.K. Rowling's world with Pokemon Go - CNET  CNET · 17 hours
We tested a prerelease version of the long-anticipated Harry Potter video game, and weren't disappointed. more
China to lose top spot to U.S. in 2019 gaming market  TechCrunch · 17 hours
China is losing its global lead in games. By the end of 2019, the U.S. will replace China as the world’s largest gaming market with an... more
These are the best Ethernet switches money can buy  Windows Central · 18 hours
Managed switches are networking hubs that allow you to hook up a number of devices to a network and manipulate how traffic is controlled. Think of a managed switch (in... more
Nubia Red Magic 4 Gaming Smartphone Coming This Year, Company Says  Gadgets 360 · 18 hours
Nubia is now planning to release the next iteration, Red Magic 4, within this year with the aim to grab the top slot in this segment,... more
Everything (we think) we know so far about Xbox 'Project Scarlett'  Windows Central · 18 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... more
Check out some of these great Toshiba external hard drives  Windows Central · 21 hours
In the modern world where the size of files is always increasing, having an adequate amount of storage space for your computer or gaming console is important. While... more
Gambling: Four ads banned from Looney Tunes app  BBC · 21 hours
The game - considered appealing to under 18s - gave players the chance to earn "gems" by viewing ads. more
Harry Potter: Wizards Unite Arrives June 21 in the US, the UK  Gadgets 360 · 1 day
Harry Potter: Wizards Unite — the augmented reality game similar to Pokemon Go (as it’s from the same developer in Niantic) — will begin... more
World Electronic Gaming Revenues to Grow 9.6 Percent in 2019: Newzoo  Gadgets 360 · 1 day
The global video and electronic games market will generate $152.1 billion in 2019, up 9.6 percent over last year, Newzoo reported. more
Harry Potter: Wizards Unite will launch on Friday  THE VERGE · 1 day
Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, the new AR game from Pokémon Go developers Niantic, will start rolling out around the world... more
Harry Potter: Wizards Unite will launch on June 21st  TechCrunch · 1 day
After a year of teasing out Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, Niantic (the company behind Pokémon GO) and WB Games have at long last announced an official release date: June 21st.... more
Huge World of Warcraft 'Rise of Azshara' update drops June 25  Windows Central · 1 day
The game is about to get even bigger. What you need to know World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth is getting a content update next week.... more
How to convert your Xbox Live subscription into Xbox Game Pass Ultimate  THE VERGE · 1 day
Microsoft recently announced Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, a new subscription service that bundles Xbox Game Pass (for console and PC) and Xbox Live Gold... more
Super Mario makes for a shockingly good battle royale game  THE VERGE · 1 day
Battle royale has come for Mario. The winner-takes-all genre, popularized by the likes of Fortnite and... more
Dive into Gears 5 'Escape' mode with Hivebusters comics  Windows Central · 2 days
What you need to know A new comic miniseries explores the story behind Gears 5's new "Escape" game mode. Called "Hivebusters," the series is written Kurtis Wiebe, whi previously penned... more
Cities: Skylines 'Industries' expansion launches on Xbox  Windows Central · 2 days
Cities: Skylines on Xbox One just got even better. What you need to know Cities: Skylines is a Sim City-like game that is quite popular on Xbox One. It's available as part of the... more
Bernie Sanders applauds the gaming industry’s push for unionization  THE VERGE · 2 days
For the past few years, game developers have increasingly sought to unionize amid growing concerns over layoffs and... more
Castlevania-like 'Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night' lands on Xbox and PC  Windows Central · 2 days
Relive those Castlevania memories. What you need to know Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is a Castlevania-like gothic horror game. The title was delayed for many... more
These great gaming keyboards all cost less than $100  Windows Central · 2 days
PC gaming is a potentially expensive hobby, but it doesn't have to be. It's perfectly possible to work on a tight budget and still create an epic setup that'll give... more
Dr. Mario is in (on iOS and Android) July 10  TechCrunch · 2 days
After years of heel dragging, Nintendo finally opened itself up to the smartphone world in late-2016. The gaming giant hasn’t exactly opened the floodgates in the intervening years,... more
Cyberpunk 2077 E3 2019 preview: The glorious violence hid a deeper mystery  Windows Central · 2 days
Make no mistake, Cyberpunk 2077 is going to be a big event when it launches in 2020, and we're more intrigued than ever about... more
John Wick Hex turns you into a cold, calculated killer  THE VERGE · 2 days
One night, game designer Mike Bithell and a friend went out to see a largely forgettable... more
The Hunger Games Prequel Book Out 2020, Movie in the Works  Gadgets 360 · 2 days
The Hunger Games world is expanding, with a new prequel book set 64 years before the start of the original set to be published May 2020.... more
Xbox Deals with Gold feature Jump Force and Sonic Forces  Windows Central · 2 days
Check out these great deals on Xbox One games. What you need to know Every week Microsoft and certain publishers discount numerous games on Xbox One. This week... more
Gears 5 appears on Steam for PC, set to launch in September  Windows Central · 2 days
Keep an eye out on Steam. What you need to know Gears 5 launches on September 10. The title features new modes like "Escape."... more
No, Elon Musk did not delete his Twitter account  THE VERGE · 2 days
I am now being subjected to headlines like “Elon Musk ‘deletes’ Twitter account after bizarre video game fan... more
Hunger Games prequel set 64 years before the first book coming in 2020 - CNET  CNET · 2 days
We volunteer as tributes to read the new tale set six decades before the first book. more
Minecraft: Story Mode prices jump on Xbox 360 - CNET  CNET · 2 days
The temporary price increase is to keep people from buying the soon to be discontinued game. more
Next-generation Astro A50 headset goes up for preorder  Windows Central · 2 days
Get those preorders in. What you need to know During E3 2019, Astro unveiled a new generation of its A50 Wireless Headset and Base Station. It costs $300 and is expected to... more
Hands-on with Minecraft Dungeons, Xbox's most important E3 2019 game reveal  Windows Central · 2 days
At E3 2019, the biggest surprise for me wasn't Gears, Halo, or even Keanu Reeves (but okay, that was a pretty big surprise). Instead, it was... more
Don’t buy these $100 Minecraft: Story Mode episodes on your Xbox 360  THE VERGE · 2 days
As part of the shutdown of Telltale Games, support for Minecraft: Story Mode is set to end on June 25th. But due to some... more
On the latest #WeekInMicrosoft ... Centaurus spotted and Project Scarlet  Windows Central · 3 days
A lot can happen with Microsoft in a short period of time, so we started a new program on YouTube to give you a quick-fix news summary. While... more
Microsoft wants you to know Xbox is much more than just a console  Windows Central · 3 days
Among all the awesome games, Microsoft's Xbox team was sending one clear message: we're more than just a box under your TV.... more
Cyberpunk 2077 lets you explore beyond Night City, allows multiple endings  Windows Central · 3 days
We'll encounter what's beyond the walls. What you need to know Cyberpunk 2077 now has a release date of April 16, 2020. The release date comes... more
#WeekInMicrosoft No. 11: Centaurus spotted, Project Scarlet is coming  Windows Central · 3 days
A lot can happen with Microsoft in a short period of time, so we started a new program on YouTube to give you a quick-fix news summary. While we've been... more
Microsoft's E3 2019 message: Xbox is more than just a console  Windows Central · 3 days
Among all the awesome games, Microsoft's Xbox team was sending one clear message: we're more than just a box under your TV. As E3 2019 comes... more
Aspyr Will Stop Selling 32-Bit Mac Games After Today  MacRumors · 3 days
Aspyr has announced that today is the last day of sales for its 32-bit Mac games, in anticipation... more
Decentralized video infrastructure platform Livepeer raises $8m series A  TechCrunch · 3 days
Video is the core entertainment medium of the web. Platforms like YouTube, Twitch, Netflix and more deliver millions of hours of videos to hungry consumers every day, and those deliveries... more
Stadia, xCloud and more: Where cloud gaming stands now - CNET  CNET · 3 days
Now that the E3 gaming show is over, we know a little more about these upcoming platforms designed to let you play high-powered games on phones,... more
Amazon laid off ‘dozens’ of game developers amid reorganization  THE VERGE · 3 days
Amazon has confirmed that it has laid off “dozens” of game developers from Amazon Game Studios amidst a... more
The next video game you play may never end - CNET  CNET · 3 days
Games like The Elder Scrolls Online, Sea of Thieves and The Division 2 feature immersive stories that people are eating up. more
On this week's podcast ... the Windows Shell, Xbox at E3, and more  Windows Central · 3 days
This week on the Windows Central Podcast: Possible Windows Shell updates, Xbox at E3, and the IdeaPad S940. We're back with another... more
Halo: Reach PC revives Microsoft's legendary titan in 4K glory  Windows Central · 3 days
Halo: Reach for PC serves Bungie's final farewell in its best form yet, far exceeding expectations. Halo: The Master Chief Collection hits PC later this year, expanding Microsoft's... more
Minecraft Dungeons: Everything we know so far  Windows Central · 3 days
At E3 2019, we had the opportunity to learn a ton of new stuff about Minecraft Dungeons, a Diablo-like action RPG from Microsoft. Here's everything we know so far! Microsoft unveiled Minecraft Dungeons' gameplay... more
Game of Thrones’ Lena Headey Wanted a ‘Better Death’ for Cersei Lannister  Gadgets 360 · 3 days
Lena Headey said that she “wanted a better death” for Cersei Lannister, who was crushed by the rubble alongside Jaime Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) in... more
Amazon laid off ‘dozens’ of game developers amidst reorganization  THE VERGE · 4 days
Amazon has confirmed that it has laid off “dozens” of game developers from Amazon Game Studios amidst a... more
Week-in-Review: E3’s forever franchises and Elon Musk’s submersible Tesla  TechCrunch · 4 days
Hey, weekend readers. This is Week-in-Review where I get hopped up on caffeine and give a heavy amount of analysis on one story while scouring the rest of the hundreds... more
LucidSound announces rose gold LS35X Xbox Wireless Headset  Windows Central · 4 days
It's so pretty. What you need to know LucidSound is releasing a new rose gold LS35X Xbox Wireless Headset this fall. It connects wirelessly to your Xbox One without any additional dongles.... more
Trine Ultimate Collection available to preorder, Trine 4 coming to Xbox  Windows Central · 4 days
Grab it right now. What you need to know Trine is a popular platforming series. Trine 4: The Nightmare was recently announced and it goes back... more
How to sign up and join the Bleeding Edge alpha  Windows Central · 4 days
Try it out this month. What you need to know Bleeding Edge is an upcoming online melee combat game from Ninja Theory. Ninja Theory was working on this... more
How to sign up and join the Bleeding Edge technical alpha  Windows Central · 4 days
Try it out this month. What you need to know Bleeding Edge is an upcoming online melee combat game from Ninja Theory. Ninja Theory was working... more
The Elder Scrolls Online: Summerset Collector's Edition discounted to $27  Windows Central · 4 days
It's beautiful! What you need to know The Elder Scrolls Online: Summerset features a stunning collector's edition. It comes with a breathtaking statue and other items. Amazon has... more
Equity transcribed: Silicon Valley’s founder fetish infantilizes public companies  TechCrunch · 4 days
Welcome back to this week’s transcribed edition of Equity. This was a big week of news that the Equity duo had to cover. Kate was at the Code Conference, Fortnite... more
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Monster Hunter: World is Capcom’s best-selling game — and it’s about to get even bigger
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Harry Potter: Wizards Unite mashes up J.K. Rowling's world with Pokemon Go - CNET
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John Wick Hex turns you into a cold, calculated killer
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Nintendo’s mobile Dr. Mario is coming out in a few weeks
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Final Fantasy VII Remake is only part of the game, but it’s a massive world
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Game of Thrones deepfake makes Jon Snow apologize for season 8 - CNET
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Man of Medan’s creators hold ‘death meetings’ to find the best way to kill characters
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Sayonara Wild Hearts is a pop music fever dream in video game form
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The Sony PlayStation Classic returns to its lowest price: $30 - CNET
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Microsoft’s Project Scarlett Backward Compatible With Xbox One Games, Controllers
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Konami announces TurboGrafx-16 Mini console
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Opera made a ‘gaming browser’ that lets you control CPU usage
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The 14 biggest announcements from Nintendo’s E3 2019 presentation
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2019 is the year of Keanu Reeves -- and it's a very excellent adventure - CNET
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Final Fantasy VIII is finally getting a remaster
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Some Shenmue III Kickstarter backers want refunds because it’s an Epic Games Store exclusive
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The 5 biggest announcements from UploadVR’s 2019 E3 VR showcase
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Pre-orders open for Funko Pop skinned Gears of War on Android, iOS
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Watch the first trailer for Square Enix’s Avengers, coming on May 15th, 2020
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Play Doom on iOS later this year, free of charge, if you sign up here
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Google Stadia games at E3 2019: ‘Watch Dogs: Legion,’ ‘Avengers,’ more
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Final Fantasy VII Remake’s new trailer shows off combat, Tifa, and Sephiroth
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The developer of Journey is releasing its next game on iOS soon
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The 9 biggest announcements from Ubisoft’s E3 2019 press conference
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The 7 biggest announcements from Square Enix’s E3 2019 press conference
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