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By John Davison | Games, tech, cars, sci-fi, nerd stuff

The 20 B-List 'Star Wars' Characters That Made Their Way Into Games

When your job is to shape the future of the <i>Star Wars</i> galaxy, you have a lot to geek out over. Possibly every second you're at work. But for the …

Comics

Origin PC has a new gaming laptop at a surprising price

The boutique brand is hitting mainstream prices on the new Eon15-S.<p>High-end custom gaming PC makers are known for great performance, great customer support -- and high prices. That's often left PC gamers with modest budgets stuck with off-the-shelf options from big mainstream brands such as Dell, …

PC Gaming

The Ever-Expanding Lore of 'Overwatch' Explained

The backstory to Blizzard's team-based hero-shooter can be very tough to follow – here's what you need to know<p>No two ways about it: the story in</i> …

Gaming

What We Know So Far About 'Star Wars Battlefront 2'

Details on the story, the main character, and the new approaches to multiplayer, fresh from Celebration<p>Somebody – maybe EA, maybe not – spilled the …

Star Wars

Todd Howard Talks 'Fallout 4 VR': "I Assure You, V.A.T.S. in VR is Awesome"

Yes, it's still happening – and it will be the whole game<p>Bethesda originally announced that it was working on a virtual reality version of <i>Fallout 4</i> …

Virtual Reality

Hunter Pence Speaks to His 'WoW' Glory Days and Gaming On the Road

He was among the top 0.1 percentile in competitive 'WoW' and dreams of opening a board game shop<p>It's pretty amazing how many genuine oddballs the San …

How Rockstar's Vision of America in 'GTA IV' is More Relevant Than Ever

An unlikely celebration of New York that subtly acknowledges the power of invitation and inclusion<p><i>Grand Theft Auto IV</i> might seem an unlikely defender …

Every Nintendo Switch Game

Since Nintendo first revealed the Switch and the relatively small initial batch of games on January 12, there has been a steady flow of announcements …

Nintendo

Tesla Model S P100D Ludicrous+ achieves record 2.28-second 0-60 mph and 10.5-sec 1/4 mile in new Motor Trend tests

With the introduction of the P100D with Ludicrous mode, Tesla’s Model S officially became a ’10-second-car’ with a 0 to 60 mph acceleration in 2.5 seconds. But the company kept improving on the software and was able to shave just over a tenth of a second with a software upgrade that has been …

From 'Zelda' to Switch: How Nintendo Won 2016 Without Really Trying

There was a moment in the very early 1990s when it looked like Sega may actually beat Nintendo. The company had gone from nothing to owning 55% of …

Nintendo

10 Essential Free Games of 2016

Inspired by the stubborn persistence of real-life hotel staff in Barcelona, the premise of famed developer Rami Ismali's <i>Breach and Clean</i> could serve …

Game Development

Images: Rogue One Scenes That Didn't Appear In The Film Provide Possible Reshoots, Character Appearances, One Actor Signed For Another Film, And Concept Art [Major Spoilers Ahead]

Spoilers, spoilers, spoilers! Warning, there are serious Rogue One spoilers in what lies ahead. So, don't read any of this if you haven't already …

9 Things You Didn't Know About 'Overwatch' Director Jeff Kaplan

Jeff Kaplan rose from failed poet to game director of <i>Overwatch</i>, a shooter that now boasts more than 20 million players. Gamers everywhere secretly …

Gaming

Do We Still Think 'Westworld' Was About Video Games?

HBO's $100 million re-imagining of a pair of Seventies movies as a 10-part television show came to a close on Sunday night, with a bloody conclusion …

Game Development

Shooting Robots With Your Eyes in VR

The arrival of virtual reality on the gaming scene has opened up a world of new experiences, but shooting robots with your eyeballs is one that even …

Virtual Reality

Real Life 'Zelda' Event Coming to North U.S. Cities

Escape rooms are all the rage among hipsters with nothing to do on a Sunday and are basically the puzzle bits of games recreated in the physical …

Nintendo

Q&A: 'Titanfall 2' Creator on What Makes a Great Shooter and Launching Against 'Call of Duty'

Vince Zampella didn’t <i>invent</i> the military shooter, but he helped to perfect it. He’s making science-fiction shooters these days, as the chief …

PlayStation 4

'Uncharted' Creator Amy Hennig on Taking 'Star Wars' Somewhere New

Award-winning game director discusses why she nearly turned down 'Star Wars', the importance of improv comedy and why she's barely played 'Uncharted …

Flashback: How 'Metal Gear Solid 2' Foretold Our Post-Truth Future

It was one heck of a bait and switch. Almost exactly 15 years ago, the then-new PlayStation 2 was finally seeing the launch of its most hotly …

Metal Gear

3 Things Xbox Owners Need to Know About VR, Gaming Future

Microsoft had a special event for its Surface tablet in New York on Wednesday, but it also slipped in a few treats for gamers. Here's the three …

TV

BMW Built a 494-HP M4 to Celebrate Its DTM Championship

Only 200 will be made, and sadly, none for the U.S.<p>Twenty-six-year-old Marco Wittmann is pretty good at piloting a race car. He's proven it by winning the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters (DTM) driver's title twice in the four years he's been in the series, first in 2014 and again this year in even …

BMW

One of the coolest tech companies in the world makes people play video games in its job interviews

Razer is pretty unique.<p>The $1.5 billion (£1.23 billion) cult tech company, which makes hardware and software, prides itself on being "by gamers, for gamers."<p>Anyone who considers themselves a serious gamer has heard of Razer and knows its distinctive logo. The equipment it provides pretty much blows …

Gametalk: Can the Nintendo Switch Succeed Where Wii U Failed?

Yesterday was a big day for Nintendo, which revealed the successor to its struggling Wii U console – the Nintendo Switch. As predicted, it's another …

'Battlefield 1' Campaign Tells Intimate Stories Among WWI Carnage

I've often wondered how World War I would translate to a video game. The most notable work of fiction ever published about the era is probably <i>All</i> …

Why VR Is the Next Step for Walking Simulator Games

Amid the dazzling, spectacle-driven PlayStation VR launch this month, a collection of developers have already harnessed the power of virtual reality …

Virtual Reality

Voyager Space Probe Lands Back on Earth, But Only One Person Is Left to Hear Its Message

After meeting with misadventure, a space probe from the Voyager mission crashes back to Earth, centuries after it left. But Earth is a very different …

The Making of Lemmings – Read-Only Memory

If a young electronics engineer named David Jones hadn’t lost his job at the Timex plant in Dundee in 1988, videogame history would have been …