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Download this: 'Tiny Bubbles' is the brain break you didn't know you needed

Can a game about popping multi-colored bubbles be relaxing?<p>That's the premise of <i>Tiny Bubbles,</i> a newly released puzzle game that's both surprisingly …

Technology

Battlefield 2018 Game Teased By EA, Includes Single-Player Campaign

A new Battlefield game is coming this year and it will be playable at E3 2018 next month, but the game has still yet to be officially announced. EA continues to tease the project, today saying that it will be a "deep and fully featured shooter" that features an "ongoing service" of some kind. The …

Red Dead Redemption

Why people hate the ending of Rage

If Rage 2 is real, maybe we can finally figure out what happened<p>When it was released in 2011, <i>Rage</i> was billed as one of the most ambitious shooters of all time. It was supposed to put players in a massive, fully realized environment powered by new graphics technology from the programming wizards at …

Totalitarianism

Here's how Android P's new gesture controls work

Just as rumored, Android P will officially bring gestures to Team Google, replacing the classic trio of buttons at the bottom of your screen with finger dances reminiscent of the iPhone X (or the Palm Pre, anyone?). The new interface centers around a single pill-shaped home button, which allows you …

Android News

MacTrast Deals: Powerup Wireless Charging 10,000mAh Dual USB Battery

• Home<br>• Deals<br>• MacTrast Deals: Powerup Wireless Charging 10,000mAh Dual USB Battery<p>Chris Hauk - May 6, 2018<p>Powerup Wireless Charging 10,000mAh Dual USB …

Gear & Gadgets

Grand Theft Auto 4's Open World Is Still Excellent 10 Years Later

In 2008, Grand Theft Auto IV came at a time when open-world games were a dime a dozen. With the open-world framework set by GTA III, where player agency inside a large and expansive setting is given all the focus, Rockstar Games' big return to the criminal underworld of Liberty City had to overcome …

Table Tennis

Activision Investing 'Significant' Resources Into Black Ops 4 on PC

Activision is committing "significant" resources into the PC version of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4.<p>Activision Blizzard president and COO Coddy Johnson …

Investing

Make Your Xbox One X Look Like OG Xbox

A new officially licensed system skin will make your Xbox One X look very old school.<p>Controller Gear is selling an Xbox One X console skin that …

Xbox One X

It’s Impossible to Prove Your Laptop Hasn’t Been Hacked. I Spent Two Years Finding Out.

Evil Maid Attacks<p>If you don’t use full disk encryption on your laptop, anyone who gains physical access to it, even for just a few minutes, can …

Linux

Pro Panda Takes Down Tekken Champ

A top <i>Tekken</i> player was eliminated from Korea Masters today, by none other than a Panda player.<p>Choi “Saint” Jinwoo is considered one of the best in …

Gaming Industry

T-Mobile and Sprint will merge to create a 5G powerhouse

After years of on-again, off-again talks, it's official: T-Mobile and Sprint have announced plans to merge. The all-stock, $26 billion deal values Sprint at $59 billion (the combined company would be worth $146 billion) and will give T-Mobile the reins, with the carrier's John Legere serving as CEO …

Telecoms

Report: Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 will not feature a single-player story

Activision's upcoming <i>Call of Duty: Black Ops 4</i> will not feature a traditional single-player campaign, anonymous sources familiar with the project …

Game Development

Finally! High quality wireless headphones for under $80

Get your kicks from AAPicks today with a deal which we think you’re going to enjoy: <b>69% off TREBLAB Z2 Wireless Noise-Cancelling Headphones</b>.<p>If you’re in the market for some <i>high-quality</i> Wireless headphones, but you don’t want to pay an extra $300 more to have <b>a certain logo</b> on the side (you know which …

Fortnite: Battle Royale Guide - 6 Biggest Mistakes Starting Players Make

Due to the massive popularity of games like PUBG and H1Z1, you might be familiar with the battle royale genre. However, Fortnite: Battle Royale is a tad different from its competitors. The game takes the base premise of the genre and gives you the ability to rapidly construct fortifications, like …

Gaming Industry

Destiny 2 Makes Players Deadlier And Faster In New Update

With interest in Destiny 2 seemingly having dropped off greatly since launch, developer Bungie continues to work on revamping the game. Following the first DLC and subsequent updates meant to address fan complaints, another major update is now being rolled out that makes some significant …

Ammunition

New God of War Gameplay Leaked

Kratos & His Son Fight Some Draugr, a Giant and More!<p>New gameplay for the upcoming God of War game has apparently leaked online! A nine minute …

Star Wars Battlefront 2’s rollback on loot crates clears up what the game really is

Let’s hope other big publishers follow<p>My strongest criticism of <i>Star Wars Battlefront 2</i> was that I simply didn’t know what its priority was. The game’s opaque progression system, tied to a random draw of buffs out of loot boxes — whether or not they could be bought for real money — drew attention …

PlayStation Trophies Can Now Be Used to Pay for Games

Will give PSN credit for platinums.<p>Sony in the US is adding a new incentive for Trophy hunters - you can now trade in your exploits for PSN …

PlayStation

It's official: Russia is targeting critical American infrastructure with 'malicious cyberattacks'

Russian cyber operatives are attacking critical American infrastructure such as energy grids, nuclear facilities, aviation systems, and water processing plants, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The report details numerous attempts, …

Shadow Of The Tomb Raider Release Date Apparently Leaked, Reveal Coming Soon

Shadow of the Tomb Raider's release date appears to have been leaked. The official Tomb Raider website is currently displaying a countdown, presumably to a full reveal, but the site's source code shows the game will launch for PS4, Xbox One, and PC on September 14, 2018. [<b>Update:</b> If that isn't …

Tomb Raider

The father of the world wide web is one disappointed dad

Today is the World Wide Web's 29th birthday, and to celebrate the occasion, its creator has told us how bad it's become. In an open letter appearing in <i>The Guardian</i>, Tim Berners-Lee painted a bleak picture of the current internet -- one dominated by a handful of colossal platforms that have …

Here’s what Facebook knows about you, and how to download all your data

Facebook has long allowed you to download an archive of all the data the social network has on you, and <i>HackerNoon’s</i> Georges Abi-Heila decided to find out exactly what company knows about its users …<p>Abi-Heila reports (via <i>TNW</i>) that his archive was a 500MB zip file, and it included everything from the …

Black Ops 4 Is 2018's New Call Of Duty; Early Release Date Set

Following a great deal of speculation and apparent confirmation that 2018's Call of Duty entry would be a new Black Ops game, Activision has made it official. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is in development and will be released later this year --though it'll be out sooner than we're accustomed to.<p>Black …

James Harden

The problem with video game remasters and remakes – Reader’s Feature

A reader explains why he thinks remasters are a bad idea, and how they’re destroying the cultural history of classic video games.<p>There has been …

Here’s the changelog for the Galaxy S8 Oreo update

Samsung recently began rolling out Android Oreo to its Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus. It’s currently landing in Europe and should be hitting North America in the coming weeks. If you’re interested in what it includes, Samsung has now posted the official changes on its website (via <i>Android Police</i>).<p>The patch …

Battlefield 2018 Reportedly Has a Name, Setting

The new Battlefield game coming in 2018 will reportedly be called Battlefield V and be set during World War 2, according to sources familiar with the …

Trump wants to meet with video game industry because blaming guns is just too hard 

It took less than a day for a politician to blame the horrific shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on violent video games, and little …

Gaming Industry

Little Nightmares’ last DLC, The Residence, is now out.

<b>Little Nightmares’ last DLC, The Residence, is now out</b>. It adds some new traps and enemies and puts you up against a boss called The Lady. Though the</i> …

New Battlefield Will Be Playable At EA Play 2018, Which Returns Before E3 This Year

Rather than being a part of E3 proper, Electronic Arts will once again host its own dedicated event just prior to the start of the gaming industry's major event in June. EA has confirmed the first details about EA Play 2018, including the fact that the next Battlefield will be playable there.<p>As …

EA Sports

Sony Launches My PlayStation, a Browser-Based PSN

Sony has launched a browser-based version of PSN and it's live now.<p>The news was announced on the Japanese PlayStation blog and picked up by users on …