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A loud noise knocked out computers that run stock exchanges across northern Europe

It seems like computers can do just about anything these days. They write news articles, (almost) drive cars, and trade stocks faster than a human ever could. But our future machine overlords also have weaknesses that makes them seem, in a way, almost human. For one thing, it turns out they don’t …

Northern Europe

1930s Mummy-style co-op shooter Strange Brigade launches in August

<b>Developer Rebellion has announced that Strange Brigade, its 1930s serial-style co-op shooter, will launches this August on PS4, Xbox One, and …

Sea of Thieves

Unstoppable exploit in Nintendo Switch opens door to homebrew and piracy

The Nintendo Switch may soon be a haven for hackers, but not the kind that want your data — the kind that want to run SNES emulators and Linux on their handheld gaming consoles. A flaw in an Nvidia chip used by the Switch, detailed today, lets power users inject code into the system and modify it …

Retrogaming

Stream Almost Any Game To Twitch Using The Raspberry Pi Twitch-O-Matic

Tinkernut has created a new Raspberry Pi powered piece of kit, which is capable of streaming almost any game to Twitch with the push of a button. The …

Raspberry Pi

An 87-year-old millionaire buried treasure in the Rockies—and he’s offered one main clue

Somewhere in the Rockies, in the roughly 1,000 miles between Santa Fe, New Mexico, and the Canadian border, may be a treasure chest worth millions. …

Archaeology

Fortnite battles PUBG in a violent, hilarious live-action short

This is better than it has any right to be<p>Arguing over whether <i>Fortnite</i> is better than <i>PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds</i>, or vice versa, is a waste of time these days. While <i>Fortnite’s</i> battle royale mode was openly inspired by <i>PUBG</i>, the latest updates to <i>PUBG</i> that make it faster and less serious make it …

Gaming Industry

Free Monster Hunter-Like RPG Dauntless Gets Open Beta Next Month

The free-to-play Monster Hunter-like action game Dauntless is one of the year's most ambitious PC releases, and soon players everywhere will have a chance to try it out. Developer Phoenix Labs has announced an open beta for the cooperative RPG, which is slated to begin next month.<p>Starting May 24, …

Monster Hunter

Forget Fortnite, British studio Automaton Games wants you to battle it out with 1,000 other players thanks to Improbable’s SpatialOS

Mavericks: Proving Grounds is the 400-person shooter with ambitions beyond simply beating Fortnite and PUBG at their own game<p>“Battle royale” games, …

Gaming Industry

Free New Battle Royale Game From LawBreakers Dev Out Now

Boss Key Productions, the studio founded by Gears of War creator Cliff Bleszinski and developer of LawBreakers, has revealed Radical Heights, a "free *X-TREME Early Access* battle royale shooter," and it's out now on Steam Early Access.<p>Like most battle royale games, Radical Heights tasks …

Gaming Industry

Super Mario becomes a surreal physics experiment in this free browser game

Part of what makes <i>Super Mario</i> games work is how they feel. The tight controls give you a handle on everything Mario is doing, whether that’s jumping across a ledge or stomping on a bad guy. It feels precise. <i>Jelly Mario</i>, a free browser game from developer Stefan Hedman, most definitely does …

Retrogaming

DayZ Is Relaunching on PC With a New Engine This Month

DayZ is getting a reboot of sorts on PC with the relaunch of the title using a new engine before the end of the month.<p>"We're releasing DayZ on a new …

Game Trailers

Cliff Bleszinski's 'LawBreakers' is in a death spiral

<i>LawBreakers</i>, the gravity-defying shooter from Gears of War creator Cliff Bleszinski, is on borrowed time. The game has never had a huge player-base, even after doling out new game modes and offering up free-play weekends. Developer Boss Key took to its blog to say as much. "The fact is LawBreakers …

Gears of War

From ATMs to printers, hackers prove you can play 'Doom' on anything

Hackers are repurposing every conceivable device to play 'Doom,' a 25 year old PC game. The results are impressive.

ATMs

Lord Of The Rings Returns To Total War With Impressive New Mod

<i>Third Age</i>, an old mod for <i>Medieval II Total War</i>, remains one of the best mods you can get for <i>any</i> PC strategy game. It’s about to get some competition, …

The Lord of the Rings

Hacking Windows 10: How to Break into Somebody's Computer Without a Password (Exploiting the System)

After a hacker has configured Metasploit on a remote private server, created a resource script for automation, and created a simple payload, he or …

Cybersecurity

Hands-on with Oculus Go: Comfy, wireless VR

Oculus Go might be the virtual reality industry's best chance at pushing the medium into the mainstream. Tethered VR devices are unwieldy and generally require a beefy PC rig to run properly; mobile headsets offer a taste of what full, immersive VR has to offer, but they're limited by smartphone …

8bitdo’s wireless adapter adds flexibility to Xbox, PlayStation and Switch controllers

Game controller compatibility is a labyrinthine nightmare most of the time: Some controllers work with some platforms some of the time, but it’s very hard to keep track of how and when. 8bitdo’s latest accessory adds some simplicity to the mix, enabling use of Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Nintendo …

Gaming

PUBG Mobile Has Been Released For Free In US And Other Regions

The massively popular PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is now available on mobile. Following a round of beta tests in Canada, PUBG Corp. has rolled out the mobile version of PUBG in "many" regions around the world, including the US.<p>Described as a "faithful adaptation" of the PC game, PUBG Mobile …

You won't beat 'A Way Out' without help from a friend

<i>A Way Out</i> from Hazelight games is a dinosaur of a game and I mean that as a compliment. Set in the 1970s, <i>A Way Out</i> follows a pair of convicts -- Vincent, who is serving time for embezzlement, and Leo, a hardened jewel thief -- as they escape from a fictional California prison, go on the lam and …

Crime

The New Atari Console Is Finally On The Way, Because The Past Is Now

Last June Atari announced they were making a new console called the Ataribox, which would be available for preorders last December. They later delayed the preorders, and we hadn’t heard an update on the Ataribox until this week. On Monday, Atari announced the console is now called an Atari VCS …

Retrogaming

Atari Pulls The Curtain Back On New Console That Bridges The Old With The New

Much like Bubsy's puzzling return from obscurity with Bubsy: The Woolies Strike Back, there's been an air of great confusion surrounding Atari's …

Retrogaming

How to implement 2D isometric view in Unity

Our <b>Pushy & Pully</b> game has some isometric view in place. If you still don’t know the game let me show you an screenshot:<p>As you can see the view is …

Game Development

Rainbow Six-Style Tactical FPS Ready Or Not Is Still Alive, New Details Revealed

It's been several months since we've last heard about Ready or Not, the ambitious Rainbow Six-like shooter from developer Void Interactive. Despite this lengthy silence, the studio assures that development is progressing steadily, and now it has shared some more progress details about the game.<p>Like …

PSA: Get Cheap Nintendo Switch MicroSD Storage with this PNY Sale

<i>If you buy something through this post, IGN may get a share of the sale. For more, read our Terms of Use.</i><p>When the Nintendo Switch was first …

Updated: Sign-Ups For 'Fortnite: Battle Royale' Mobile On iOS Start Tomorrow, March 12

<b>Update:</b> Sign-ups are live.<p>This time last week, I had no idea that it would ever be possible to ever play <i>Fortnite: Battle Royale</i> on mobile, let alone that I might be doing it as soon as next week. But that’s <i>Fortnite</i>, a game that retooled itself from a co-op RPG into a competitive shooter in what …

Gaming Industry

Wanle case puts a Game Boy on the back of your iPhone

The concept of turning a smartphone into a functional Game Boy has been around for several years now, but a new case from a company called Wanle …

Diablo 3 For Nintendo Switch Is Real, According To A New Report

Last week, Diablo fans got excited when the game's publisher, Blizzard, appeared to hint that a version of the game would be coming to Nintendo Switch. The company later quashed the rumors by saying, "We can assure you we're not that clever." Now, a new report claims the long-running action-RPG …

Save $45 on this iPhone case that doubles as a Game Boy-style console

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What are the forbidden places in Fortnite? Here’s where you should be dancing

Fortnite players are scrambling for cosmetic items for their character following the launch of the season 3 Fortnite Battle Pass, with one of the …

Upcoming 400+ player Battle Royale game, Mavericks: Proving Grounds, gets teaser trailer

As the Battle Royale genre continues to grow, a new studio has released a teaser trailer for their massive 400+ player game.<p>The Battle Royale …