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Apple blocks Steam Link on iOS for 'business conflicts'

Apple blocks Steam Link on iOS for 'business conflicts'

Valve's Steam Link was on course to come to mobile this week. While the beta version arrived on Google Play just fine, the iOS app appears to have hit an unexpected roadblock. Valve said in a
The Morning After: Back like we never left

The Morning After: Back like we never left

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Did you miss us? Our e-mail hiatus turned out to be very brief (some would say nonexistent, but let's not get technical), and now we can keep bringing you the most
Google and LG Display have made the highest resolution VR screen yet

Google and LG Display have made the highest resolution VR screen yet

Google and LG Display have joined forces to design the clearest OLED display to date. The 4.3-inch screen, which Google recently revealed at Display Week, is designed to push the boundaries of VR
Wirecutter's best deals: Save $90 on a Microsoft Xbox One X console

Wirecutter's best deals: Save $90 on a Microsoft Xbox One X console

This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its work. Read their
All Xbox One 'PUBG' players can access its terrible second map

All Xbox One 'PUBG' players can access its terrible second map

Whether you love it or hate it, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds' second map is out of testing and available for all players on Xbox One as of today. If you're a fan of sniping, Miramar, with its focus
'Runescape Classic' will shut down after almost two decades

'Runescape Classic' will shut down after almost two decades

One year after revealing plans to port both RuneScape and Old School Runescape to mobile and tablet, developer Jagex has announced that the original RuneScape's PC servers will be going offline
PS4 exclusive 'Detroit' is a flawed depiction of race in America

PS4 exclusive 'Detroit' is a flawed depiction of race in America

Detroit: Become Human begins with a warning: "This is not a story, this is our future." Writer-director David Cage's follow-up to Heavy Rain and Beyond: Two Souls weaves a tale about robots attempting
The Morning After: Sony looks beyond the PS4

The Morning After: Sony looks beyond the PS4

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Morning there! The end of the PS4 has been greatly exaggerated, but Sony is already planning for it. Don't expect to see the PS5, however, until after 2020.
'Battlefield V' returns to WWII with ever-evolving multiplayer

'Battlefield V' returns to WWII with ever-evolving multiplayer

Games in the Battlefield franchise have covered conflicts from the Vietnam War to a fictional future in 2142. Developer EA DICE took the series into new territory in 2016 with the well-received
Ubisoft's AI-powered gaming assistant is now available

Ubisoft's AI-powered gaming assistant is now available

We got a sneak peek at Ubisoft's gamer-centric virtual assistant this past January, but it was only out in Canada in a sort of soft launch. Now, the helpful chatbot named Sam — part of the Ubisoft
Hands on with Acer's premium Chromebooks and Helios 500

Hands on with Acer's premium Chromebooks and Helios 500

If you've been turned off by the limited horsepower in Chromebooks so far, Acer's new Spin 13 might be for you. It sports either an Intel Core i3 or Core i5 CPU, something we've only seen in Google's
Sony isn't ready to give up on portable gaming just yet

Sony isn't ready to give up on portable gaming just yet

While the PlayStation Vita didn't exactly set the world alight, there still might be a future in portable gaming for Sony. Gaming division head John Kodera said, according to Bloomberg, that Sony is
Acer's Predator Helios 500 gaming laptop is a Core i9 powerhouse

Acer's Predator Helios 500 gaming laptop is a Core i9 powerhouse

It wouldn't be an Acer launch event without high-powered gaming PCs in the mix, and this year is no exception. The company is kicking things off with the Predator Helios 500, a 17.3-inch brute of a
'Fortnite' is a big money maker for PlayStation

'Fortnite' is a big money maker for PlayStation

Apparently, people really like to spend money on Fortnite even though it's free. On an investor call today, PlayStation head John Kodera was asked about a sudden increase in network sales. This was at
EA snaps up GameFly's cloud gaming technology

EA snaps up GameFly's cloud gaming technology

It sounds like EA has big game streaming plans for the future. The gaming giant has acquired GameFly's cloud gaming technology assets and personnel, a move that will (in its own words) "enable the
'Knights and Bikes' captures childhood in '80s England

'Knights and Bikes' captures childhood in '80s England

Knights and Bikes is a game about friendship, adventure and a county in the southwest corner of England called Cornwall. The area is littered with sandy beaches and quaint seaside towns that attract
Sony says it’s the beginning of the end for PS4

Sony says it’s the beginning of the end for PS4

The PS4 era is entering its final stages. Speaking to investors, PlayStation boss John Kodera outlined the company's three-year roadmap and it seems console sales are not expected to be a major source
The Morning After: Netflix teams up with Ryan Reynolds

The Morning After: Netflix teams up with Ryan Reynolds

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Hi there! Mark Zuckerberg faced important questions from the EU, but didn't really deliver much in the way of meaningful answers. Belkin figured out a way to
Next Xbox One update finally saves multiple WiFi passwords

Next Xbox One update finally saves multiple WiFi passwords

Microsoft continues to chip away at software concerns with the Xbox One (work in progress indeed -- can you even recognize the launch UI shown above?), and its latest Alpha test addresses two pain
Nintendo Japan's new Switch bundle drops the dock

Nintendo Japan's new Switch bundle drops the dock

Once Nintendo's online service for the Switch launches this fall its cloud saves will make it easier to swap between systems, and now there's even more reason to nab a second one -- at least in Japan.