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Fortnite Season 4: Free Battle Pass Star With Week 1 Blockbuster Challenge

Fortnite Season 4 is officially underway, which means a new Battle Pass and accompanying weekly challenges are available. There are some new wrinkles for this season, but the challenges otherwise work as they have in the past. That said, there is a secret hiding in the Week 1 challenges that is …

Here are the five things I learned installing a smart mirror

I recently received a review unit of the Embrace Smart Mirror. It’s essentially a 24-inch Android tablet mounted behind a roughly 40-inch mirror. It works well when third-party software is installed. Here’s what I learned.<p><b>It’s impossible to get a good photo of the smart mirror</b><p>I tried a tripod, a …

MiniDoom 2 reimagines the classic shooter as a delightfully dark platformer

It’s been 25 years since id Software first released its iconic first-person-shooter <i>Doom</i>, and I still can’t get enough of the dark, demon-filled universe the company’s dream team created. No wonder I’m so taken by Studio Calavera’s gorgeous 2D take on the classic, which features beautiful pixel art, …

Indie Gaming

This Android app just changed the desktop game: scrcpy

This week developer rom1v released an application for Mac, Windows, and Linux which makes Android appear on a desktop. The user has only to connect …

‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Season 2 Will Tackle Race Issues As It Tells New Stories Beyond The Book

Showrunner Bruce Miller also explained how author Margaret Atwood is more involved than ever in the Golden Globe-nominated adaptation of her classic …

Video of kid getting first NES is an '80s nostalgia bomb

Remember that one gift you received as a kid that totally blew your mind? YouTube user Smulzie just unveiled a video of the moment he received the original Nintendo Entertainment System from his family, and his excitement (along with the internet's) is off the charts.<p>Once he realizes what the gift …

Retrogaming

This new Star Wars experience is as close as you can get to starring in the movies

We can't all be as lucky as Daisy Ridley and John Boyega — self-professed fans who now get to live out their Star Wars fantasies in real life — but a …

Virtual Reality

Xbox One X setup guide : 10 simple steps

Today we’re running down a list of steps a new Xbox One X user should take to create an ideal experience for themselves right out the package. Some …

Attack on Titan: Season 3 Premiere Details Announced

Debuting July 2018.<p>The third season of Attack on Titan will premiere in July 2018.<p>The release details were announced this weekend at the Attack on …

This Nintendo Switch dock has a built-in projector

By Spencer Hart<p>We love the Nintendo Switch for its portability, but multiplayer gaming isn't ideal on its small 6.2-inch screen. Enter the OJO …

'It Made Absolutely No Sense:' The Story of 'BMX XXX'

How a room full of guys and one joke created a big controversy and a video game that made nobody happy.<p>Playing <i>BMX XXX</i> is mostly like playing every other action sports game: You ride your bike around a level, do tricks, and score as many combos as possible. In the early 2000s, this was nothing new. …

The All Controller controls all your consoles

Remember the third party controller your sibling/cousin/friend made you use when you visited his or her house in the NES days? Remember the pain you felt when the joystick wasn’t quite right and they were hosing you on Mortal Kombat while you were busy trying to figure out why your character kept …

Ready Player One: first trailer for Steven Spielberg's virtual reality game thriller

The first footage from Steven Spielberg’s forthcoming thriller Ready Player One has been released onto the internet.<p>Spielberg revealed the trailer for the film as part of an event at Comic Con in San Diego, marking his first film since his Roald Dahl adaptation The BFG.<p>Ready Player One is an …

Virtual Reality

'Justice League': See Four Minutes of Footage From Superhero Epic

A year after the first look at <i>Justice League</i> was unveiled, the DC superheroes reunited once again at Comic-Con to premiere four more minutes of …

Justice League

The FAA is now refunding Americans who registered their drones

The FAA may have collected over $4 million in drone registration fees.<p>If you registered to fly your drone, but only fly for fun, you can now remove your name from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration’s drone registration database and get your $5 back.<p>The FAA now has a page on its website where …

A dark web marketplace is down and users suspect foul play

AlphaBay Market, one of the dark web’s largest markets for drugs, guns, and other illegal paraphernalia, has been shut down since midnight Tuesday night. Although the site is sometimes down for maintenance, the site’s admins have yet to comment on the downtime, leading some to speculate that the …

Microsoft unveils the $499 Xbox One X, the most powerful console ever

Say hello to the Xbox One X, the next member of Microsoft's Xbox One family. Previously known as "Project Scorpio," it was first teased at last year's E3, and we caught a glimpse at its powerful hardware a few months ago. At E3 today, Microsoft revealed that the Xbox One X will land on November 7th …

The new Xbox One X up close and in pictures

HTC Vive anniversary sale cuts price by $100

Viveport Subscription coming, too<p>HTC is marking the one-year anniversary of its Vive virtual reality headset this week with a sale, dropping the price of the device by $100.<p>The Vive headset regularly costs $799, but on April 5 — the exact date of the anniversary, which HTC is calling “Vive Day” — …

A terrifying 'It' trailer will give you nightmares

Hate clowns but love being terrified? We've got something that's guaranteed to float your boat.<p>Warner Bros. has shared the first teaser trailer for …

Stephen King

100 Little Things in Zelda: Breath of the Wild That Will Blow Your Mind

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is a triumphant achievement in world design and free-form, physics-based gameplay. In a radical departure …

Breath of the Wild

The most popular Wii emulator now does ‘the unthinkable’

You can now hit up the Wii Shop Channel with Dolphin<p>The team behind Dolphin, the best-known, most technically stunning Wii and Gamecube emulator, just added an impressive feature in its latest update. Users of the free PC software can now access the Wii Shop Channel. Downloading demos and even …

Cancelled '90s arcade fighter 'Primal Rage II' released online

Forget <i>Tekken 7</i>, 2017's hottest new fighting game has just arrived - only it's 22 years later than originally expected. After being cancelled in 1995, Kotaku reports that Atari's long-lost <i>Primal Rage II</i> has found its way onto the internet. Downloading an emulator will allow 90's fighting fans to …

Someone built a 60-hour 'Pokémon' game into 'Minecraft' and it's beautiful

There's a <i>Pokémon</i> game on PC now. Sort of.<p>For all the ways that <i>Minecraft</i> has been twisted and transformed over the years, <i>Pokémon: Cobalt and Amethyst</i> …

Pokémon

New Hack Offers A Full Game Library On Your NES Classic Edition

Legally questionable, of course

In Jim Cooley’s open-carry America, even a trip to Walmart can require an AR-15

WINDER, Ga. —All Jim Cooley wants to do is buy some soda.<p>“You want to come to Walmart?” he asks his wife.<p>“No,” Maria says.<p>“Pretty please?” Jim asks.<p>“I’m not going to sit there and have the police called on you. I mean, I don’t want to see that crap,” Maria says, knowing what a trip to Walmart …

Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow N900W8VLU2DPG1 Official Update For Samsung Galaxy Note 3 SM-N900W8: How To Install It [Tutorial]

Samsung recently released the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow firmware update for the Galaxy Note 3 with the model number SM-N900W8. The new firmware, …

20 Important URLs That Every Google User Should Know

20 Important URLs That Every Google User Should Know<p>Google is much more than a search engine. Google offers dozens of interesting services in Google …

This is a no-fuss way to add USB ports to your wall outlets

It's super convenient to have USB ports integrated into your wall outlets — it makes charging your smartphone, tablet, fitness tracker, smartwatch, or whatever as easy as plugging it into the wall. Unfortunately, getting a USB port in your wall outlet usually involves some sort of wiring and …