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Save $50 on the M1-Powered Apple MacBook Air
Save $50 on the M1-Powered Apple MacBook Air
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Intel, A 'White Nationalism' Slider Ain't It
Intel, A 'White Nationalism' Slider Ain't It
Intel gave a presentation at GDC a few weeks back, but I’m guessing nobody actually watched it because it took until this week for anyone to notice this absolutely absurd pitch from the company, which wants to use AI to monitor and censor “hate speech” in your online voice chat, and let users toggle just how much hate… Read more...
Smuggled Nvidia Cards Found After High-Speed Boat Chase
Smuggled Nvidia Cards Found After High-Speed Boat Chase
Only a week after a Chinese bust involving cheat makers and luxury cars, authorities have seized hundreds of smuggled Nvidia cards after a speedboat chase in the waters near Hong Kong international airport. Read more...
#BoycottGenshin Is Tearing The Genshin Impact Community Apart
#BoycottGenshin Is Tearing The Genshin Impact Community Apart
Last night, Genshin Impact began trending on Twitter for all the wrong reasons.
Random: Who Needs Fancy-Pants Graphics Cards? Now You Can Mine Bitcoin With A Game Boy
Random: Who Needs Fancy-Pants Graphics Cards? Now You Can Mine Bitcoin With A Game Boy
Obviously! It drops blocks with the best of 'em. Are you a retro gamer with an original Game Boy just lying around doing nothing? Well, firstly, shame on you — the Game Boy has a brilliant library of classics that you should be enjoying in any spare moment! Then again, perhaps you play your old-school monochrome games on a GBA, or maybe you've got multiple 'Boys — Pockets, Lights, Colors — collecting dust around the house. Well, YouTuber stacksmashing has decided to make use of the latent computing power sitting in the backs of drawers and cupboards all around the world.
A New Rocket League Game Is Coming To Phones
A New Rocket League Game Is Coming To Phones
Rocket League Sideswipe is a new 2D mobile version of car soccer sim Rocket League coming to iOS and Android later this year, developer Psyonix announced today. Read more...
Epic Games Store Is Draining Some Laptop Batteries
Epic Games Store Is Draining Some Laptop Batteries
My annoyances with Epic’s store are generally limited to Fortnite pop-ups and forgetting I even had games installed there, but then I play games on a big desktop PC.
Report: Microsoft Wants To Buy Discord For
Report: Microsoft Wants To Buy Discord For "Over $10 Billion"
Bloomberg is reporting that Microsoft is one of several companies “in talks” to purchase chat and community platform Discord, for a price said to be in excess of $10 billion. Read more...
The Week In Games: Monster Hunter Rise Arrives
The Week In Games: Monster Hunter Rise Arrives
Get your big sword ready, we going monster hunting this week in Monster Hunter Rise, releasing for Switch on March 26. Read more...
Incredibuild secures $140m in funding
Incredibuild secures $140m in funding
Insight Ventures leads round in Israeli computing platform used by Xbox, Nintendo, Epic, and others
Uh Oh, It's Gamer Time: Save $250 on This Zephyrus M15 Laptop
Uh Oh, It's Gamer Time: Save $250 on This Zephyrus M15 Laptop
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GeForce Now Video Game Streaming Service Doubles In Price
GeForce Now Video Game Streaming Service Doubles In Price
Nvidia is raising the price of its GeForce Now game streaming service from $5 a month to $10, the company announced in a blog post this morning. Read more...
So Help Me, I Like The Fortnite Joy-Cons
So Help Me, I Like The Fortnite Joy-Cons
Let’s get this out of the way, I don’t like Fortnite.
Twitch Streamer Banned Twice In Two Days For Harassing Himself, Somehow
Twitch Streamer Banned Twice In Two Days For Harassing Himself, Somehow
It might be an understatement to say that popular Minecraft YouTuber and streamer George “GeorgeNotFound’’ Davidson had a weird weekend.
Report: Alienware Ends League Of Legends Sponsorship Over Riot CEO’s Sexual Assault Investigation
Report: Alienware Ends League Of Legends Sponsorship Over Riot CEO’s Sexual Assault Investigation
According to a report in Dot Esports, Alienware, the high-performance gaming PC brand owned by Dell, has severed ties with Riot Games over Riot CEO Nicolo Laurent’s ongoing sexual harassment investigation and other public relations concerns. Read more...
Game Artists Not Happy That Developer Is Selling Their Nearly Decade-Old Work As NFTs
Game Artists Not Happy That Developer Is Selling Their Nearly Decade-Old Work As NFTs
The question at the heart of this week’s incessant NFT debate is one of ownership: How, in the digital age, can one really own anything? And when somebody purchases a glorified gif or jpg for mind-boggling amounts of money, what do they even own? Not rights.
Save Up to $30 on the Apple Watch SE at Amazon
Save Up to $30 on the Apple Watch SE at Amazon
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Denuvo DRM Is On The PlayStation 5
Denuvo DRM Is On The PlayStation 5
Controversial digital rights management tool Denuvo has long been a factor in the PC market, but it’s now quietly a part of the PlayStation 5 as well, with news that the DRM has been added to the console’s “Tools and Middleware program”. Read more...
Astro’s Playroom Composer Shares How That GPU Love Song Became Such A Bop
Astro’s Playroom Composer Shares How That GPU Love Song Became Such A Bop
PlayStation 5 pack-in Astro’s Playroom is full of amazing tracks, but the standout is most definitely its ode to the console’s powerful graphics processing unit (“GPU” to friends).
Dozens Of Rust Servers Wiped Out In Data Center Fire
Dozens Of Rust Servers Wiped Out In Data Center Fire
A fire that broke out overnight in Strasbourg, France destroyed one of OVHcloud’s data centers and damaged a second, Reuters reports.
Crunchy Dreamcast Loading Noises Make For A Charmingly Retro Twitch Stream
Crunchy Dreamcast Loading Noises Make For A Charmingly Retro Twitch Stream
Twitch streamers go to great lengths to make their channels unique and interesting, but sometimes separating yourself from the pack is as simple as miking up your console to capture the sounds it makes while loading data from its disc drive. Read more...
How To Get Around The PS5's Screenshot Restrictions
How To Get Around The PS5's Screenshot Restrictions
Hitman 3 is a looker. But if you try to take a screenshot on PlayStation 5, you’ll run into an issue: Hitting the Create button causes Hitman 3 itself to pause, meaning you’ll only be able to get a screenshot of the game’s menu.
'Shop Contest: The Imps From Artifact Need New Jobs
'Shop Contest: The Imps From Artifact Need New Jobs
Artifact is dead, or at least it won’t be updated anymore which for online games is basically the same thing as dead.
Arizona's Anti-Monopoly Bill Could Help Put Fortnite Back in the iOS App Store
Arizona's Anti-Monopoly Bill Could Help Put Fortnite Back in the iOS App Store
Arizona legislators just passed an anti-monopoly bill in a 31-29 vote, which could have big implications for Apple, Google, and, weirdly enough, Fortnite. Read more...
Blockchain Losers Are Spending Millions On What Are Basically Useless Loot Boxes
Blockchain Losers Are Spending Millions On What Are Basically Useless Loot Boxes
While gamers rail against loot boxes and governments around the world edge ever closer to regulating them, connoisseurs of blockchain bullshit are falling over themselves trying to buy digital highlights of basketball players from a platform called “NBA Top Shot”, in effect spending their money on a form of loot box… Read more...
Story of Seasons Producer Writes An Apology To Fans Over Bugs, Glitches, And Loading Times
Story of Seasons Producer Writes An Apology To Fans Over Bugs, Glitches, And Loading Times
When Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town was released last month in Japan, fans complained of long load times, bugs, and glitches.
PS2 Emulation Gets Even Nicer With Custom Textures
PS2 Emulation Gets Even Nicer With Custom Textures
PCSX2 has long been a fantastic PS2 emulator, but a recent advance has made it all the more appealing for anyone playing on a PC: the ability to swap textures in games. Read more...
Terraria Will Release On Stadia As Planned After Developer Regains Access To Google Accounts
Terraria Will Release On Stadia As Planned After Developer Regains Access To Google Accounts
The Stadia port of Terraria was canceled suddenly earlier this month after a developer’s Google account was abruptly locked.
Report: Stadia Blew Millions On Red Dead Redemption 2 And Other Ports
Report: Stadia Blew Millions On Red Dead Redemption 2 And Other Ports
Just how badly did Google’s Stadia video game streaming service flop when it launched back in 2019? According to a new report by Bloomberg, it underperformed its sales target by hundreds of thousands of users, despite spending “tens of millions of dollars” secure ports of big blockbuster games. Read more...
Twitter Passes Stimulus Package for the Very Online
Twitter Passes Stimulus Package for the Very Online
Twitter is finally rolling out a way to get paid for tweeting that doesn’t involve putting a Venmo link in your bio, promoting a Patreon, or using the app to hunt for a rich spouse. Read more...
Early Bugsnax Idea Had You Skinning And Butchering Them
Early Bugsnax Idea Had You Skinning And Butchering Them
Look, we knew Bugsnax was a cute game with a dark heart, but this is particularly bleak. Read more...
Twitch Removes Amazon's Anti-Union Ads After Furious Streamer Response
Twitch Removes Amazon's Anti-Union Ads After Furious Streamer Response
Earlier this week, it came to light that Twitch was running ads in blatant opposition to the Amazon warehouse worker unionization effort in Bessemer, Alabama.
Baldur's Gate 3's 'Biggest Patch Yet' Is Now Live
Baldur's Gate 3's 'Biggest Patch Yet' Is Now Live
I rue every day that the complete Baldur’s Gate 3 experience isn’t out yet, but we’re getting there.
Persona 5 Strikers Got Siri's Original Voice Actor To Play Its In-Game AI
Persona 5 Strikers Got Siri's Original Voice Actor To Play Its In-Game AI
Artificial intelligences like Apple’s Siri have become so ubiquitous in many people’s lives that it’s no wonder the story of Persona 5 Strikers (out today on Playstation 4, Switch, and PC) features its own AI assistant in the form of EMMA.
UKIE aims to close the "digital divide" with Devices For All campaign
UKIE aims to close the "digital divide" with Devices For All campaign
Major firms have already committed to donating computing equipment to families and schools in need
Stadia Developers Can't Fix The Bugs In Their Own Game Because Google Fired Them
Stadia Developers Can't Fix The Bugs In Their Own Game Because Google Fired Them
Apart from the sacking of about 150 developers, the throttling of Google Stadia has left a ton of early adopters well and truly in the lurch.
Incredibly Rare Sega Arcade Game Found Rotting In A Field
Incredibly Rare Sega Arcade Game Found Rotting In A Field
Sega’s R360 was perhaps the most bombastic example of the company’s arcade 1980s arcade flex, a cabinet that only supported two games and of which only 200 units were ever made. Read more...
Google's Facing A Class-Action Suit Over Stadia's Lack Of True 4K Gaming
Google's Facing A Class-Action Suit Over Stadia's Lack Of True 4K Gaming
There’s another gaming-focused class action lawsuit in the works, this one against Google Stadia over whether or not Stadia can run games at 4K resolution.
Take-Two Goes After Reverse-Engineered Grand Theft Auto Code
Take-Two Goes After Reverse-Engineered Grand Theft Auto Code
Last week we shared the good news that the source code for Grand Theft Autos III & Vice City had been reverse-engineered, allowing folks to port the games and come up with cool new mods. Now
The Week In Games: Persona 5 Strikers Arrives In Style
The Week In Games: Persona 5 Strikers Arrives In Style
Persona 5 Strikers is one stylish-looking game and it comes out later this week for PS4, Switch, and PC. Read more...
There's Been An N64 Mini-Game Hidden Inside The Switch Version Of Firewatch All This Time
There's Been An N64 Mini-Game Hidden Inside The Switch Version Of Firewatch All This Time
Yesterday Cabel Sasser, the co-founder of Panic, revealed a little-known secret only found in the Switch port of Firewatch, a game his company published back in 2016.
The 10 Best Deals of February 19, 2021
The 10 Best Deals of February 19, 2021
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Apple Wants Valve To Hand Over A Bunch Of Steam Info For Its Fight With Epic
Apple Wants Valve To Hand Over A Bunch Of Steam Info For Its Fight With Epic
Epic Games’ legal battle against Apple over App Store fees continues to drag on into ever weirder and more esoteric fronts.
The Makers Of Minit Are Back With A Clever New Spin-Off
The Makers Of Minit Are Back With A Clever New Spin-Off
Minit took the sense of exploration and discovery from a classic Zelda and recreated it in 60-second black and white chunks.
Valve Bans 'Very Positive' Developer For Trying To Trick Steam Users
Valve Bans 'Very Positive' Developer For Trying To Trick Steam Users
Emoji Evolution is a puzzle game on Steam about combining weird symbols.
Get a 400GB SanDisk Ultra microSD Card for Just $45 at Amazon
Get a 400GB SanDisk Ultra microSD Card for Just $45 at Amazon
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TSMC might be producing all AMD and Apple's goodies, but Samsung still makes more chips
TSMC might be producing all AMD and Apple's goodies, but Samsung still makes more chips
Samsung accounts for more than 1 in every 7 computing wafers produced globally.
How to Get Rid of Reddit's Persistent Mobile Popup
How to Get Rid of Reddit's Persistent Mobile Popup
You would think, given its recent $6 billion valuation, Reddit would have the confidence to get rid of the pop-up the site serves up whenever you try to visit anything on its domain in your mobile browser (when you’re not logged in), begging you to use the app instead.
Hackers Bring New Version Of Android To Nintendo Switch
Hackers Bring New Version Of Android To Nintendo Switch
Developers who originally got Android running on Switch back in 2019 have reportedly now managed to port a new version of the operating system to Nintendo’s hybrid console, bringing with it a slew of new features and fixes. Read more...
The 10 Best Deals of February 5, 2021
The 10 Best Deals of February 5, 2021
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You No Longer Have To Hear Hate Speech While Playing Destruction AllStars
You No Longer Have To Hear Hate Speech While Playing Destruction AllStars
Since Destruction AllStars released for PlayStation 5 a whole 72 hours ago, the game has been plagued by reported instances of verbal harassment, exacerbated by a voice chat that’s turned on by default.
Genshin Impact Devs Awarded PS5s, Graphics Cards Via RNG
Genshin Impact Devs Awarded PS5s, Graphics Cards Via RNG
Raffles and gift give-aways aren’t uncommon at company parties, but the company behind Genshin Impact went a step further, randomly awarding hard-to-get graphics cards and PS5s to employees as thanks for helping make one of last year’s hottest new free-to-play gacha games. Read more...
Valve Fined $4 Million Over Steam Controller Patent Infringement
Valve Fined $4 Million Over Steam Controller Patent Infringement
SCUF has scored a major win in their patent infringement trial over Valve, with a jury awarding $US4 million to the third-party controller manufacturer over the sale of the Steam Controller. Read more...
PC Cases Catch Fire, Company Responsible Apologises
PC Cases Catch Fire, Company Responsible Apologises
There have been complaints for a few months now that one of PC case company NZXT’s products has been catching fire.
The 10 Best Deals of February 2, 2021
The 10 Best Deals of February 2, 2021
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Bezos Out As Amazon CEO Less Than A Year After Launching Terrible Game
Bezos Out As Amazon CEO Less Than A Year After Launching Terrible Game
Jeffrey Preston Bezos announced today he’s stepping down as CEO of Amazon less than a year after it un-released team-based shooter Crucible because nobody wanted to play it.
Twitch Embeds Keep Getting Worse
Twitch Embeds Keep Getting Worse
In the past couple months, the experience of watching Twitch via third-party sites or tools like MultiTwitch has become...
Google Stadia Shuts Down Internal Studios, Changing Business Focus
Google Stadia Shuts Down Internal Studios, Changing Business Focus
Google Stadia, the late 2019 streaming platform that promised to revolutionize gaming by letting users stream games without needing to own a powerful PC or console, is altering course, getting out of the game-making business and will now offer its platform directly to game publishers alongside offering Stadia Pro to… Read more...
Ultimate Epic Battle Simulator 2 Will Put
Ultimate Epic Battle Simulator 2 Will Put "Millions" Of Characters On The Screen
Ultimate Epic Battle Simulator could do some very cool things with thousands of soldiers/ducks/zombies on the battlefield at once, but its upcoming sequel of course has only one place it can go to push the envelope. Read more...
That's A Big Horse
That's A Big Horse
After a quick break, Snapshots is back! This week we have some very colorful photos from a wide selection of games including Horizon Zero Dawn, Immortals, God of War, Control, and more! Read more...
Complete Chaos At Tokyo Retailer Over PS5 Sales
Complete Chaos At Tokyo Retailer Over PS5 Sales
The PlayStation 5 launched last November, but months later, it’s still hard to snag one, especially in Japan.
Get Watch Dogs: Legion for $25 at This Little Retailer Called GameStop That Maybe You've Heard Of
Get Watch Dogs: Legion for $25 at This Little Retailer Called GameStop That Maybe You've Heard Of
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Tetris On CD-i Plays Like Crap But Sounds Like John Tesh
Tetris On CD-i Plays Like Crap But Sounds Like John Tesh
Welcome to Morning Music, Kotaku’s ongoing hangout for folks who love video games and the cool-ass sounds they make.
Yakuza Producer Leaving Sega's Board Of Directors, But Staying At Company
Yakuza Producer Leaving Sega's Board Of Directors, But Staying At Company
Today, Sega announced that Yakuza executive director and producer Toshihiro Nagoshi will be stepping down from the corporate board of directors.
Magic: The Gathering Arena Now Available On Google Play
Magic: The Gathering Arena Now Available On Google Play
Magic: The Gathering Arena, the online multiplayer version of the popular trading-card game, launched today in early access for select Android devices via Google Play, with an iOS version due out later this year.
You'll Be Able To Play Cyberpunk 2077 In Your Tesla If You're Into That Sort Of Thing
You'll Be Able To Play Cyberpunk 2077 In Your Tesla If You're Into That Sort Of Thing
How about that steering yoke, huh? Well, while everyone was getting riled up over that, Tesla did another weird thing, which is put a console-caliber gaming rig in some of its cars. Read more...