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PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Dev 'In Talks' With Sony About PS4 Version

Another battleground on the horizon?<p>PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds has technically not even entered into full release yet - it's still part of Steam's …

Here's what quantum computing is and why it matters

Researchers for IBM, Google, Intel, and others are in a fantastic scientific arms race to build a commercially viable quantum computer. They already exist in laboratories, and we’re only a few years away from the beginning of what may turn out to be an entire shift in how we think about computing.<p>A …

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Anime: the 10 must-watch films and TV shows for video game lovers

These titles bridge the gap between anime and game culture, from Ghost in the Shell and Dragon Ball to lesser known names Ah! My Goddess and Initial D<p>Japan’s pop culture is dominated by two inextricably linked industries – video games and animation. The twin forces even form part of the country’s …

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Final Fantasy 15’s new story content kills a big fan theory

Plus: More Luna time!<p><i>Final Fantasy 15</i>’s version 1.6 update went live last Friday, and with it came several new cutscenes to fill out the game’s story. Alongside bug fixes and new items (and fish to catch!), Square Enix tweaked the 12th chapter, finally squashing a long-held fan theory in the …

New PlayStation VR hardware includes small but welcome changes

More streamlined, now with HDR pass through<p>Sony will release a new version of its PlayStation VR headset later this month which will include a few minor but helpful changes to the PlayStation 4’s virtual reality hardware. The new model, CUH-ZVR2, features a “slimmer, streamlined” connection cable …

4 must-watch anime shows from Crunchyroll’s fall lineup

Crunchyroll‘s fall lineup arrives on Oct. 3, and we’re here with the top four highlights. Three are new anime series airing simultaneously in Japan …

Stardew Valley hits Switch later this week

Finally!<p>Beloved farming sim <i>Stardew Valley</i> will launch on Nintendo Switch on Oct. 5. After nearly a year of testing — and a switch from Wii U to, uh, Switch — the game will launch for $14.99 on the eShop.<p>“I’m very happy to see <i>Stardew</i> come to a Nintendo console … I grew up on Nintendo, after all!” …

How Microsoft built the world’s most powerful game console

An inside look at the development of the Xbox One X, and what it means for the future of console gaming<p>When designer Bryan Sparks explains the inspiration for the look and feel of the modern Xbox, he says he and his team went back to 1968, when a certain landmark Stanley Kubrick film hit theaters …

Batman Ninja feature-length anime coming from Afro Samurai creator

Will feature talent from Kill La Kill, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure<p>Warner Bros. Japan and Warner Bros. Entertainment are working on a new, feature-length Batman anime that will reimagine the caped crusader as a ninja.<p><i>Batman Ninja</i> is a new project that came to light after the schedule for New York Comic …

Middle-earth: Shadow of War is like Shadow of Mordor but more

Going hands-on with the new game<p><i>Middle Earth: Shadow of War</i> won’t disappoint fans of the game’s predecessor, <i>Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor.</i> Our own Pat Gill went hands-on with some <i>Shadow of War</i> gameplay at a recent Xbox event. The fortress assault that he played was a messy, glorious battle. …

Everything coming to Netflix, Amazon Prime, and HBO Now in October

Perhaps you’ve heard of this tiny show called Stranger Things<p>Halloween season is finally upon us, so you might expect your streaming service of choice to be filled with dozens of new slasher flicks, gothic thrillers, and serial killer movies. (The whole creepy killer clown thing is currently being …

What's Coming up in the League of Legends Competitive Scene?

IGN’s tournament calendar for key Aussie events and the big international tournaments.<p>Welcome to IGN Australia's League of Legends tournament …

Some GameStops Refuse To Sell Switches Without Bundles, But GameStop Says That Shouldn't Happen

At least four GameStops were refusing to sell the Nintendo Switch on its own without a warranty or game attached, <i>Kotaku</i> has learned. And although …

South Park: The Fractured But Whole mocks Kanye West’s game, late mother in new trailer

The trailer may have gone one step too far<p><i>South Park</i> and Kanye West have a long history, but the latest trailer for <i>South Park: The Fractured But Whole</i> takes things to a new level: mocking West’s late mother, Donda West<p>The trailer recalls an episode from the show’s 13th season in 2009. In the …

PUBG creators are unhappy with Fortnite: Battle Royale, considering ‘further action’

Is Fortnite: Battle Royale a clone or the latest game in a new genre?<p>Earlier this week, Epic Games announced the <i>PUBG</i>-inspired, battle royale variant of <i>Fortnite</i>, its long-in-development sandbox survival game, would be released for free on consoles and PC next week. This development isn’t sitting …

Here Is A Thing That Happens In Destiny 2

<i>Destiny 2</i>, a video game in which players travel through space trying not to get their raids ruined by glitches, is full of fun easter eggs. Here’s …

Review: An Anime New York in Netflix’s ‘Neo Yokio’

Among the notable attributes of “Neo Yokio,” a new fantasy-comedy anime sendup on Netflix:<p>• It was created by a rock star, the Vampire Weekend frontman Ezra Koenig. Hip-hop artists are all over television; rock guitarists, not so much.<p>• It’s a Japanese-American coproduction. British and European …

The Duke, Xbox’s biggest controller of all time, will be in stores soon

Final approval from Microsoft means you can get one in time for the holidays<p>Every console has its quirks. Recall the three-legged controller on the N64 or, more recently, that weirdly placed eject button on the original PlayStation 4. Fans of the original Xbox will no doubt remember The Duke, the …

This rare genetic disease keeps you awake until you die

A woman and her husband completely changed career paths to study a deadly disease that killed her mother she learned she inherited.<p>Sonia Vallabh was …

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Student's Overwatch Concept Art Is So Good, Even Blizzard Is Talking About It

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Omae wa Mou Shindeiru (You Are Already Dead) is the biggest anime meme right now

Everything old is new again, and this summer brought a revival of <i>Fist of the North Star,</i> a 1980s Japanese comic series that’s often cited as …

Rick and Morty co-creator slams trolls attacking their female writers

Many <i>Rick and Morty</i> fans already know the brilliant Adult Swim animated comedy shook up its writers’ room boys club for the current third season, and …

How to download music from YouTube and transfer it to your Android device

A lot of people who aren’t subscribed to a music streaming service like Google Play Music or Spotify like listening and discovering new tracks on YouTube. In a way this is a great option but it’s far from ideal. For one, the screen of your device has to be turned on all the time for the audio to …

New video teases upcoming Evelynn rework

In a video posted by the <i>League of Legends</i> Phillipines Facebook account, we can get a sneak peek into what Evelynn is going to look like in her …

Toronto Raptors, NBA take ‘logical’ step into new frontier: Elite esports league

The NBA joined forces with Take-Two Interactive, publisher of the 2K video game series, to create a new league that will begin play in 2018<p>TORONTO — …

Why a doctor changed careers and became an esports caster

Before Aaron "Medic" Chamberlain became an esports caster for the <i>League of Legends</i> Challenger Series, he was a doctor.<p>During an interview with <i>The</i> …

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Blizzard’s Overwatch league will finally debut in January

The league adds three more teams before pre-season later this year<p>After nearly a year of building up its ambitious e-sports league for the colorful shooter <i>Overwatch</i>, Blizzard has finally announced a start date for the competition. The <i>Overwatch</i> league’s debut season will start on January 10th and …

How eSports Leaders Are Making a Business Out of the Professional Gaming Market

eSports has become a massive, sprawling industry that's no longer restricted to die-hard video gaming fans, with events that claim to rival the Super …

League of Legends Patch 7.18: 5 things to know

Patch 7.18 is finally here! If you don’t know why that is exciting, it’s because this is the patch that the 2017 World Championship will be played …

Owner of Burbank’s new esports bar wants it to be ‘better than being at your friend’s apartment for game night’

Glance at Guild Hall from the sidewalk, and it looks like just another Burbank neighborhood bar.<p>There are all the expected features: dozens of liquor bottles, beer taps, gastropub burgers and televisions.<p>But go inside 3516 W. Victory Blvd., and you will see a cocktail inspired by the dad-dating …