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PSA: You Only Need One Copy Of A Way Out To Play Co-Op With A Friend

Prison-break game A Way Out launches today, and it aims to give players an interesting cooperative experience. The co-op aspect of the game is so important that you can't even choose to play it solo--you either need a friend or to be matchmade into a session with a stranger. But A Way Out makes …

Gaming

Ignore the panic, video games are not training shooters

Take it from a former Marine<p>Murder simulator. Virtual boot camp. Firearms training.<p>These are just some of the ways people have described video games ever since America began what often feels like its spiral into tragedy and denial with Columbine, followed by Paducah, Virginia Tech, Sandy Hook, …

Self Defense

Jurassic World Evolution Release Date Outed

Jurassic World Evolution, the dinosaur park management strategy game based on the beloved film franchise, is only a couple of months from …

How Cryptocurrency Is Crippling PC Gaming

Graphics card prices are sky-high right now and have been for several months. Even though GPUs are being sold for two or three times their MSRP, they're still quickly flying off shelves thanks to the cryptocurrency craze. This has made it a horrible time to build or upgrade a gaming rig. Make sure …

Microsoft wants to force Windows 10 Mail users to use Edge for email links

A desperate move to grab browser share<p>Microsoft is testing a new change to its future version of Windows 10 which will probably annoy anyone using the operating system. The software giant revealed today that “we will begin testing a change where links clicked on within the Windows Mail app will …

Software

Best Free Games on Steam 2018 - Notable Games to Play Now

Consumer Tech

Register for Uplay, get Watch Dogs free on PC

<b>Yes, you all prefer Steam, but registering for Ubisoft’s Uplay service is a small price to play to get Watch Dogs free for PC, right?</b>The first <i>Watch</i> …

Report: GameStop offering all-you-can-eat subscription to used games (Update)

And keep the last one you play<p>GameStop is rolling out an all-you-can-eat subscription service for its used game inventory, according to an advertisement spied in a magazine over the weekend. Under its terms, subscribers can pick any used game, play it, return it and get another as often as they …

4 Best Real-Time Strategy Video Games You Should Buy In 2017

By building off the foundations and bolstering the series with memorable missions, an incredible story, and awe-inspiring visuals, Blizzard has …

GameCube Controllers Now Work With Nintendo Switch

Big news for that big A.<p>There's been an unexpected, unmentioned addition to Nintendo Switch with its 4.0.0 update - GameCube controllers (when using …

Retrogaming

Star Wars Battlefront 2 Campaign Will Take '5-7 Hours' to Complete

Empire of the fun.<p>Arguably Star Wars: Battlefront 2's biggest change is the addition of a single-player campaign mode, and a producer on the game now …

Star Wars Battlefront

A Nintendo Switch Knockoff That Can Play Basically All Retro Games

The Nintendo Switch seems to be selling pretty darn well, and yet, there are some people who still seem unable to get their hands on one. Maybe …

Raspberry Pi

Google's artificial intelligence computer 'no longer constrained by limits of human knowledge'

The computer that stunned humanity by beating the best mortal players at a strategy board game requiring “intuition” has become even smarter, its creators claim.<p>Even more startling, the updated version of AlphaGo is entirely self-taught — a major step towards the rise of machines that achieve …

Artificial Intelligence

PlayStation's latest gamepad is made especially for kids

PlayStation's next step toward console-gaming domination is getting its gamepads in smaller hands. To do that, it has partnered with vaunted accessory-maker Hori on the Mini Wired Gamepad for the PlayStation 4. Sony says that the controller is 40 percent smaller than the standard DualShock 4, and, …

Gear & Gadgets

Stunning AI Breakthrough Takes Us One Step Closer to the Singularity

Remember AlphaGo, the first artificial intelligence to defeat a grandmaster at Go? Well, the program just got a major upgrade, and it can now teach …

Artificial Intelligence

EA shutting down Visceral Games, overhauling Star Wars game (update)

I’ve got a bad feeling about this ...<p>Electronic Arts is shutting down its Visceral Games studio and making major changes to the team’s in-development Star Wars project, EA executive vice president Patrick Söderlund announced today.<p>Visceral has been working on an action-adventure game set in the …

Square’s SECRET OF MANA Remake is a Faithful, Rough Love Letter to SNES Classic

<i>Secret of Mana</i> is widely regarded by RPG fans as a classic. Originally released in 1993 for the Super NES, its fantasy-based story, colorful …

Free ‘Dying Light’ Weapons, Like A Knife That Provides A Speed Boost, Out Now On PC, PS4, And Xbox One

Although <i>Dying Light</i> released in early 2015, developers are releasing free DLC over the course of a year. Not counting the free piece of downloadable …

Inventions

Google's machine learning software has learned to replicate itself

Google’s AutoML<p>Back in May, Google revealed its AutoML project; artificial intelligence (AI) designed to help them create other AIs. Now, Google has …

Artificial Intelligence

Don’t spend a cent in Middle-earth: Shadow of War’s marketplace

We have a better way to farm orcs<p><i>Middle</i><i>-e</i><i>arth: Shadow of War</i> design director Bob Roberts insisted that his team balanced the game with its online features — including its controversial loot boxes — disabled. Nonetheless, the game’s final act, Shadow Wars, seems to be designed around pushing players …

Spoils of War

Alphabet brings burritos-by-drone delivery to Australia

Apparently, Project Wing brought airborne burritos to Virginia Tech last year as preparation for something bigger. Alphabet X's experimental project is now dropping burritos (and medicine) from the skies of Australia as part of a series of tests to figure out how to run a drone delivery service …

Virginia Tech

‘PUBG’ 1.0 And Xbox One Release Coming After Testing Vaulting And New Features For Two To Four Weeks

Bluehole shared details on Monday about how the developer plans to handle the official 1.0 release of <i>PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds</i> on PC and the …

Gaming Industry

Pokémon Go’s Halloween event datamine all but confirms gen three is on its way (update)

That’s one dang big leak<p><i>Pokémon Go</i>’s big Halloween update could bring some exciting changes to the game, based on findings from big-time dataminers in The Silph Road guild. These range from bug fixes to anti-cheating tools, but the grabbiest one is our first look at what could the game’s first …

Super Nt Is a 1080p Super NES That Doesn't Use Emulation

Supports original controllers, too.<p>As truly delightful as the Super NES Classic is, any retro enthusiast will tell you nothing beats playing games on …

Retrogaming

WPA2 shown to be vulnerable to key reinstallation attacks

A key reinstallation attack vulnerability in the WPA2 wi-fi protocol has been made public today. Security researcher Mathy Vanhoef has identified what he dubs a “serious weakness” in the wireless protocol.<p>The tl;dr is that an attacker within range of a person logged onto a wireless network could …

Information Security

Watch as 20,000 Dominoes Topple Over to Display Mobile Games

Nothing is more fun than being handed a set of dominoes and using one’s imagination to stack them in any number of scenarios. The best part is …

Mobile Gaming

The Art Of Total War: Warhammer II

<i>Total War: Warhammer II</i> is a great strategy game. In no small part because it looks <i>amazing</i>.<p>I don’t just mean technically, I mean in terms of taking …

Gaming Industry

VR could trick stroke victims' brains toward recovery

Researchers at the University of Southern California are examining how virtual reality could promote brain plasticity and recovery.<p>Could virtual reality help stroke survivors regain motor function?<p>That's a question Sook-Lei Liew is looking to answer.<p>Liew, an assistant professor at the University of …

Virtual Reality

‘Destiny 2’ Recommended PC Specs And Live Times Announced, Console Gamers Doubt PC Version’s Longevity

Bungie has finally announced the launch times and PC requirements for <i>Destiny 2</i>. Fans of the game have been waiting patiently for the PC version to …

The 5 Best Glitches and Hacks in Fortnite Battle Royale

<i>Fortnite</i>'s Battle Royale mode is riddled with glitches that open up some interesting opportunities for player exploits. It may not have as many now …