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Play The Star Wars Battlefront II Open Beta During The Free Play Days For All Weekend

We believe games are more fun with friends. Starting Friday, October 6 at 1:00 a.m. PDT to Monday, October 9 at 11:59 p.m. PDT, you can play online …

Star Wars Battlefront

Dead Rising 4’s new Capcom Heroes mode looks wild

See Frank West as Dante, Cammy and X in new footage<p>This December, <i>Dead Rising</i> <i>4</i> will get a new mode that will let Frank West battle hordes of zombies as Capcom’s most famous characters. The new mode, Capcom Heroes, will see Frank assume the powers and abilities of Dante from Devil May Cry, Cammy from …

NRG Esports bragged about the diversity of its ‘Overwatch’ team. Zero women were invited to try out.

<i>Overwatch</i> is a wildly popular competitive multiplayer shooter that depicts an aspirational, inclusive, futuristic, sci-fi world. It has a female …

Gaming

The First Trailer for Pacific Rim Uprising Un-Cancels the Apocalypse Again

Our first look at the <i>Pacific Rim</i> sequel is here, and a lot’s changed since the first movie. There’s new pilots and new robots (with crazy new …

Watch the first, playable piece of Psychonauts 2

Join Tim Schafer for a guided tour of the game’s hub<p>The team at Double Fine appeared cool, calm and collected this week in a video tour of the first small playable section of <i>Psychonauts</i> <i>2</i>. We’ve embedded the clip above. The nearly 15-minute production shows off an early draft of the game’s art …

The Official Ikea Instructions to Make Your Own Game of Thrones Cloak Are Adorable

Last year, it was revealed that some of <i>Game of Thrones</i>’ lush cloaks worn around the shoulders of Jon Snow and friends are actually cut up and re-dyed …

Score four free AAA games when you buy this Xbox One S bundle

Last year Microsoft dropped the newer, slimmer Xbox One S console revision which brought 4K HDR capability to the Xbox, letting people enjoy many of …

Mega Man

PSN Maintenance Coming Up, Here's When And For How Long

The next round of PlayStation Network maintenance is coming up soon. Sony has announced that on August 15, Sony will perform maintenance that will affect PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation Vita, along with PlayStation-related web services.<p>The maintenance is expected to take around 30 …

No Man's Sky Update Was Worth It - Currently the Best-Selling Game on Steam

<i>No Man’s Sky</i> Update Met with the Biggest Positive Message<p>When you release an update to a game, you hope to improve the gaming experience for players. …

No Man's Sky

Soundcloud Secures $170 Million Lifeline to Stay Afloat

“We’re not going anywhere,” says founder Alex Ljung<p>Soundcloud has just secured a much-needed $169.5 million in Series F funding, led by The Raine …

Venture Capital

'Walking Dead' Creator Moves From AMC to Amazon With Big Overall Deal

Under the two-year pact, Robert Kirkman and his Skybound Entertainment will develop genre projects for the retail giant and streamer.<p><i>The Walking Dead</i> …

Robert Kirkman

Xbox One Updates Now Available Early For Everyone

Xbox One's Insider Program--the scheme that allows players to test system updates ahead of their full release--is now open to all, Microsoft has announced. Until now, only select Xbox Live members have been able to take part in the program, but now anyone can sign up and take advantage of early …

Watch out, Skype! We tried Discord’s new video chat, and it’s awesome

In Redmond, Washington, a banshee was heard keening in the night. This morning, a somber quiet fell upon the Skype offices in Luxembourg. A chill …

Apps

Upcoming PlayStation 4 Pro update will add 1080p/60fps streaming, report says

The PlayStation 4 is a great platform for connecting to an audience through services like Twitch, but up until now, stream quality has not been a …

Televisions

It’s time to save the internet — again

Why does this keep happening?<p>FCC chairman Ajit Pai is fond of saying that “the internet was not broken in 2015” when he argues for repeal of our nation’s net neutrality rules. This is particularly funny to me, because in 2014 I literally wrote an article called “The internet is fucked.”<p>Why was it …

Net Neutrality

YouTube wants to fix its awkward relationship with the music industry

Lyor Cohen and executives from the music industry spoke at the New Music Seminar<p>For the past few years, the biggest fight in the music industry has been against ad-supported music. Apple attempted to kill Spotify's free tier before it launched Apple Music; the industry has railed against what it …

Streaming

As net neutrality dies, one man wants to make Verizon pay for its sins

Alex Nguyen filed the only formal net neutrality complaint, and he’s still waiting for an answer<p>Imagine if you took every single gripe you've had with Verizon over the past five years — the time it blocked Nexus 7 tablets for five months; the time it forced you to pay $20 per month for tethering; …

Net Neutrality

The next major Xbox One update might make the dashboard usable again

Microsoft has tooled with the Xbox One user interface pretty frequently since the console launched in 2013, but no matter how much work the …

Gearbox Software is testing new competitive online FPS ‘Project 1v1’

Gearbox Software has announced a brand-new multiplayer shooter, which is being developed under the code name <i>Project 1v1</i>. Gamers will be given the …

Star Wars Battlefront

Disney is falling after delivering mixed quarterly results and saying it'll ditch Netflix (DIS)

Disney is down 5.42% ahead of Monday's opening bell after the company reported mixed quarterly results and saying it'll stop streaming its new releases on Netflix beginning in 2019.<p>The entertainment giant reported revenue of $14.24 billion, missing the Wall Street consensus of $14.42 billion. …

Media Industry

A Boston Dynamics robot fell off a stage, and the audience loved it

Anyone sweating over the robot apocalypse will be delighted to learn that it probably won’t be happening for a while, at least if Boston Dynamics‘ …

Robotics

Dolby's Home Invasion With New Partners Seeks Immersive Experience For Consumers

Dolby has made aggressive moves into movie production.<p>Relationships in distribution growing with Netflix.<p>Its licenses with hardware manufactures …

Vizio SmartCast TVs can now stream Amazon, join modern world

Owners of late-model Vizio TVs have had to resort to external streaming devices to watch Amazon video. Until now.<p>Vizio is the second-best selling TV brand in the US after Samsung, and Amazon Video is the second most popular TV and movie streaming service after Netflix. But it took until today for …

Televisions

Amazon is pumping cash into its TV and film businesses with no guaranteed returns in sight

The issue came to the forefront of investors' attention last week, when Amazon said a step up in its spending on video projects could be one of several reasons it might report a loss this quarter, even as it expects more than $39 billion in overall sales.<p>The company's shares, though up 33 percent …

Televisions

How did HBO get hacked? A cyber security expert has two theories

Hackers recently absconded with 1.5 terabytes of data from HBO, and have since leaked unaired episodes of <i>Ballers,</i> <i>Room 104,</i> and <i>Game of Thrones.</i> HBO …

TV Series

Xbox One Spotify App Appears On Xbox Store, May Release Soon

Last week, it was reported that a Spotify app for Xbox One was on the way. People noticed that Major Nelson was testing it, and a follow-up report from The Verge seemingly confirmed that the app was indeed on the way for Xbox One. Now, the app's product page has gone live, signalling a release very …

Apps

Neon Drive Launches August 8 on PS4

Hello! I’m Vladimir, a game designer at the studio Fraoula. We’ve been hard at work to bring our newest game Neon Drive to PS4, and I’m excited to …

Neat

New Windows 10 Xbox wireless controller adapter delayed into 2018

With the Xbox Play Anywhere program giving Xbox One and Windows 10 PC users the ability to easily switch between the two systems while playing a …

Tech Trends

Microsoft releases new Windows 10 preview with Eye Control, improvements to Edge, Console, and input

Microsoft today released a new Windows 10 preview for PCs, with the recently announced Eye Control feature, as well as improvements to Edge, Console, input, and Windows Defender Application Guard (WDAG). This is the ninth build of the upcoming Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, which is slated to …