Gaming
Cricket World Cup highlights just how big video streaming is in India  TechCrunch · 11 minutes
As hundreds of millions of people turn their attention to the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup tournament, many of them are using an Indian... more
HP Says Indian PC Gaming Ecosystem Set to Explode  Gadgets 360 · 2 hours
HP is bullish to redefine the experience for the millennials with its PC gaming portfolio. more
Blizzard's Global Esports Director Kim Phan Steps Down  Gadgets 360 · 7 hours
Kim Phan, the Global Esports Director of American video game developer and publisher Blizzard, has left the firm to pursue a "new endeavour" in the industry. more
Razer goes big on payments with Visa prepaid card  TechCrunch · 10 hours
The latest pairing between a tech upstart and a financial titan is a digital prepaid card targeted at Southeast Asia’s 430 million-plus unbanked and underserved population. On Monday, Razer, the... more
Esports player Ninja fails to qualify for Fortnite World Cup - CNET  CNET · 21 hours
Video game's biggest name won't be playing at the massive video game tournament next month. more
‘Harry Potter: Wizards Unite’ AR game now available in 25 additional countries  9to5Mac · 22 hours
Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is the latest augmented reality from Pokémon GO creator Niantic. It launched earlier this week in a handful of countries,... more
Perchang looks like Portal, but is more like Lemmings  THE VERGE · 23 hours
It can be difficult to find time to finish a video game, especially if you only have a... more
Week-in-Review: YouTube’s awful comments and Google’s $1B tech-free investment  TechCrunch · 1 day
Hello, weekend readers. This is Week-in-Review where I give a heavy amount of analysis and/or rambling thoughts on one story while scouring the rest of the hundreds of stories that... more
Sea of Thieves 'Shroudbroken' track now available on music services  Windows Central · 2 days
Plug in your headphones. What you need to know Sea of Thieves won the Ivor Novello Award for the Best Original Video Game Score. The Ivor Novello Awards... more
Here's how to save up to $360 on Xbox Game Pass over 3 years - CNET  CNET · 2 days
If you follow these steps, you can turn your paid Xbox Live Gold subscription into up... more
Cyberpunk 2077 discounted to $50 on Amazon  Windows Central · 2 days
Grab it while you can. What you need to know Cyberpunk 2077 now has a release date of April 16, 2020. The release date comes alongside a new trailer and word that actor Keanu... more
Tesla Arcade just made in-car gaming way more fun video - Roadshow  CNET · 2 days
Got some time to kill during your next Supercharger session? Tesla's growing selection of games just made your downtime a little more exciting. more
Harry Potter: Wizards Unite versus Pokemon Go: Which is the better AR game? - CNET  CNET · 2 days
Niantic pushes AR forward with its popular games Pokemon Go and Harry Potter: Wizards Unite. Which does AR... more
Harry Potter: Wizards Unite guide: How to play the new magical AR game - CNET  CNET · 2 days
Chaos is spreading across the Muggle and wizarding worlds. Here’s how start battling magical dark forces in the... more
The Tesla Model S is an excellent video game controller - Roadshow  CNET · 2 days
Playing Beach Buggy Racing 2 in a brand-new Model S Long Range makes a passable game pretty darned fun. more
The iPod Touch 2019 is the cheapest way to iOS 13 - CNET  CNET · 2 days
Commentary: What the latest iPod Touch lacks in screen and battery life, it makes up for in apps, games, AR and a... more
PES 2020 goes up for preorder  Windows Central · 3 days
PES 2020 looks like quite the upgrade. What you need to know PES 2020 is a soccer simulator for Xbox One and other platforms. The game is launching in September. The title runs at 4K resolution... more
How to create your own Xbox Live gamerpic  Windows Central · 3 days
Finally, custom "gamerpics" are here! And this is how you get them. Available to users on Xbox One and the Windows 10 app, anyone can take any picture and stick it up... more
Oregon senators face $500 fines for fleeing, threaten to sue  ABC NEWS · 3 days
GOP senators in Oregon engaged in a high-stakes game of brinksmanship Thursday with Democratic lawmakers and prepared to remain absent from the Capitol for a second day to... more
How to create a your own Xbox Live gamerpic  Windows Central · 3 days
Finally, custom "gamerpics" are here! And this is how you get them. Available to users on Xbox One and the Windows 10 app, you can now take any picture and... more
Elden Ring creator reveals open-world details, combat mechanics, and more  Windows Central · 3 days
George R.R. Martin worked on the lore. What you need to know Elden Ring is being developed by FromSoftware with help from George R.R. Martin. The game takes... more
‘Harry Potter: Wizards Unite’ reaches 400K downloads, $300K in consumer spend in UK and US  TechCrunch · 3 days
Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, the highly anticipated new mobile game from Pokémon GO makers Niantic and Warner Brothers’... more
Republican senators threaten lawsuit in climate standoff  ABC NEWS · 3 days
GOP senators in Oregon engaged in a high-stakes game of brinksmanship Thursday with Democratic lawmakers and prepared to remain absent from the Capitol for a second day to block a landmark climate plan that... more
Empire of Sin: Everything you need to know  Windows Central · 3 days
Cigars, crime, a few stray bullets, and lounge singing...What could go wrong? Empire of Sin takes place in the Chicago crime network of the 1920s. In an era of flappers and gangsters,... more
‘Harry Potter: Wizards Unite’ reaches 400K downloads, $300K in consumer spend in U.K. and U.S.  TechCrunch · 3 days
Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, the highly anticipated new mobile game from Pokémon Go makers Niantic and Warner Brothers’... more
Wizards Unite guide: How to play the new Harry Potter AR game - CNET  CNET · 3 days
Chaos is spreading across the Muggle and wizarding worlds. Here’s how start battling magical dark forces in the new Harry... more
Get some power with one of these MSI desktops  Windows Central · 3 days
Desktop machines are some of the most powerful devices in the computing space, and MSI makes plenty of excellent ones that will serve you well for gaming, although they'll also... more
Crash Team Racing speeds onto Xbox  Windows Central · 3 days
Speed past the competition. What you need to know Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled is a remaster of the original. The game features gorgeous visuals similar to Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy. In July, everyone who purchased... more
Seagate's new FireCuda 510 M.2 SSD is truly impressive  Windows Central · 3 days
Seagate has created quite the SSD offering for anyone wanting to install Windows on a speedy drive or reduce load times in-game. Seagate makes some solid storage solutions, especially if... more
Northzone’s Paul Murphy goes deep on the next era of gaming  TechCrunch · 3 days
As the gaming market continues to boom, billions of dollars are being invested in new games and new streaming platforms vying to own a piece of... more
How to build a great streaming PC for less than $1,200  Windows Central · 3 days
Building a gaming PC is one thing, but putting together a machine that can not only handle playing a PC title but can also encode a... more
Harry Potter: Wizards Unite. Your guide to playing the new AR game - CNET  CNET · 3 days
Chaos is spreading across the muggle and wizarding worlds. Here’s how start battling magical dark forces in the new AR... more
Pokemon Go creators release Harry Potter mobile game Wizards Unite  CBC · 3 days
The creators of mobile gaming phenomenon Pokemon Go unleashed a new game on Thursday that features... more
Galaxy Note 8, S10, S10+ and S10e all receiving June 2019 patch  9to5Google · 3 days
Samsung deserves some credit for upping their game in the update stakes, with the entire Galaxy S10 line — save the S10+ 5G —... more
Microsoft is only launching one next-generation Xbox, not two  THE VERGE · 3 days
Microsoft revealed its next-generation Xbox Project Scarlett console on stage at E3 earlier this month, but many had... more
The Best TV Series on Netflix in India  Gadgets 360 · 3 days
From Sacred Games to The Crown, here are the best TV series on Netflix in India. more
Redmi Note 7 Pro Confirmed to Get Game Turbo Mode via MIUI Update  Gadgets 360 · 3 days
Xiaomi has announced that the rollout of Game Turbo Mode for the Redmi Note 7 Pro has begun via an MIUI update. more
High-stakes bid to stop climate bill hits 2nd day in Oregon  ABC NEWS · 3 days
GOP senators in Oregon engaged in a high-stakes game of brinksmanship Thursday with Democratic lawmakers and prepared to remain absent from the Capitol for a second... more
Harry Potter: Wizards Unite Game From Pokemon Go Creators Now Available for Download in Select Regions  Gadgets 360 · 3 days
Harry Potter: Wizards Unite was co-developed by Pokemon Go developer Niantic and AT&T’s Warner Bros, which... more
Gears 5 eliminates loot boxes and season pass, features 'direct purchases'  Windows Central · 4 days
Gears 5 improves upon its predecessor. What you need to know Gears 5 launches in September on Xbox One and other platforms. The game eliminates the... more
A chat with Niantic CEO John Hanke on the launch of Harry Potter: Wizards Unite  TechCrunch · 4 days
Just shy of three years ago, Pokémon GO took over the world. Players filled the sidewalks, and crowds... more
Harry Potter: Wizards Unite. Your guide to playing the new phone game - CNET  CNET · 4 days
Chaos is spreading across the muggle and wizarding worlds. Here’s how start battling magical dark forces in the new AR... more
How to enable (or disable) Game Mode in Windows 10  Windows Central · 4 days
Game Mode is a feature in Windows 10 that focuses system resources on games when enabled. Here's how to turn it on and off. In our tests, we... more
EA reportedly says controversial in-game loot boxes are plain old fun - CNET  CNET · 4 days
Critics say they encourage behavior like gambling, but EA's vice president of legal reportedly tells UK's Parliament that they're "quite ethical and... more
Harry Potter: Wizards Unite mashes up J.K. Rowling's wizarding world with Pokemon Go - CNET  CNET · 4 days
The long-anticipated Harry Potter video game is out now in the US, and we aren't disappointed. more
These are the best laptops Lenovo has to offer  Windows Central · 4 days
Lenovo's myriad laptop lineups have seen some exciting improvements over the last few years, and there's a device for you whether you need something for general use, for gaming, for... more
Seagate's new FireCuda 510 M.2 SSD is one you must buy  Windows Central · 4 days
Seagate has created quite the SSD offering for anyone wanting to install Windows on a speedy drive or reduce load times in-game. Seagate makes some solid... more
Xbox games releasing next week: F1 2019, The Sinking City, and more  Windows Central · 4 days
Be on the lookout for these titles! What you need to know Many new games are coming to Xbox One next week. Some intriguing... more
Facebook announces dates for Oculus Connect 6  TechCrunch · 4 days
After a busy year, Facebook’s VR arm is returning to San Jose, Calif. on September 25 and 26 for the sixth annual Oculus Connect. Oculus has had a transformative year with the release of... more
How Marvel and Game of Thrones will make Comic-Con 2019 truly epic - CNET  CNET · 4 days
Commentary: Next month's 50th anniversary of SDCC will be outstanding for two huge reasons. more
Sega's 'Alpha Protocol' music rights expire, removed from Steam  Windows Central · 4 days
That's unexpected. What you need to know Alpha Protocol is an espionage role-playing game from Microsoft's Obsidian Entertainment. The game was removed from Steam today because Sega's publishing rights expired.... more
NHL 20 launches in September, preorder here  Windows Central · 4 days
Get those preorders in. What you need to know NHL 20 is a hockey simulator from EA Sports. The game launches on September 13. It features a number of new modes and enhancements this... more
Can you use the AMD Ryzen 5 2500U for gaming?  Windows Central · 4 days
Best answer: The AMD Ryzen 5 2500U is an excellent laptop APU with strong integrated Vega graphics. You can use it to play some older and lighter games... more
How the creators of Yakuza turned hard-boiled detective drama into a game  THE VERGE · 4 days
Last year, the Yakuza series wrapped up with its sixth and final entry, which bid farewell to lovable hero Kazuma Kiryu. Given the strong... more
Nintendo's Bowser Begins His Reign  Gadgets 360 · 4 days
In February, Nintendo announced the longtime president of its US division, Reggie Fils-Aimé, would be replaced by 53-year-old Doug Bowser. more
Thieving dragons invade Apex Legends  Windows Central · 5 days
Get that chest back! What you need to know Apex Legends is a free-to-play battle royale game with a lot of variety. Today, players noticed that dragons were stealing chests. The dragons appear to be part of an... more
Reddit, Hulu and Xbox Live go down Wednesday afternoon - CNET  CNET · 5 days
Xbox Live says it's identified the issue and is working to fix it, while Hulu says it's back up and running. more
Reddit, Hulu and Xbox Live are down - CNET  CNET · 5 days
Xbox Live and Hulu are down, while the Reddit desktop site isn't loading posts for some people. more
Prince Harry 'wrong' to say Fortnite addictive, developers say  Sky News · 5 days
The makers of Fortnite have rejected Prince Harry's comments about the popular game being "created to addict" its players.  more
Cyberpunk 2077 to receive expansions similar to The Witcher 3  Windows Central · 5 days
The story will go on. What you need to know Cyberpunk 2077 now has a release date of April 16, 2020. The release date comes alongside a new... more
PUBG takes page from Apex Legends in new update - CNET  CNET · 5 days
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, especially with battle royale games. more
Sega's 'Alpha Protocol' publishing rights expire, removed from Steam  Windows Central · 5 days
That's unexpected. What you need to know Alpha Protocol is an espionage role-playing game from Microsoft's Obsidian Entertainment. The game was removed from Steam today because Sega's publishing rights expired.... more
Metro Exodus patch fixes lingering Xbox Game Pass for PC bugs  Windows Central · 5 days
Playing Metro Exodus through Xbox Game Pass PC just got a little smoother. What you need to know A fresh hotfix is now available for the... more
Metro Exodus hotfix patches lingering bugs in Xbox Game Pass PC release  Windows Central · 5 days
Playing Metro Exodus through Xbox Game Pass PC just got a little smoother. What you need to know A fresh hotfix is now available... more
PUBG update take page from Apex Legends in new update - CNET  CNET · 5 days
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, especially with battle royale games. more
Go wire-free with these great Xbox One wireless headsets  Windows Central · 5 days
Windows Central is made up of hardcore techies from across the spectrum. Many of us are also hardcore gamers and know that sometimes, gaming with wires can be a hassle,... more
China to lose top spot to US in 2019 gaming market  TechCrunch · 5 days
China is losing its global lead in games. By the end of 2019, the U.S. will replace China as the world’s largest gaming market, with an... more
Journey creator’s new game is designed ‘to battle against the human nature’  THE VERGE · 5 days
Journey creator Jenova Chen is drawn to making positive game experiences. Thatgamecompany’s latest title, Sky: Children of the Light, is an exploration into altruism... more
Fortnite makers grilled by MPs over game safety  BBC · 5 days
MPs ask whether Epic Games does enough to prevent users spending too much time or money on the game. more
Learn how to create your own video games with this $25 HTML5 bundle  Windows Central · 5 days
Everyone loves a great video game. Whether you play professionally in front of thousands of adoring fans (yes, that's a real thing)... more
Why Razer's opto-mechanical switches are so good  Windows Central · 5 days
Best answer: The purple opto-mechanical switches are a fresh take on mechanical gaming keyboards. It has light, superfast actuation thanks to using a beam of light, while maintaining the satisfying click that so many... more
The best of Corsair's quality keyboards  Windows Central · 5 days
Corsair is one of the best developers of PC gaming accessories in the market space, and the keyboards that it designed are nothing short of excellent. So excellent, in fact, that it's hard to definitively say... more
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Perchang looks like Portal, but is more like Lemmings
THE VERGE
Microsoft is only launching one next-generation Xbox, not two
THE VERGE
Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2’s creators want the game to grow up — but stay weird
THE VERGE
[Update: Available now in the US and UK] Harry Potter: Wizards Unite iPhone and Android AR game available, but only in two countries
9to5Mac
Monster Hunter: World is Capcom’s best-selling game — and it’s about to get even bigger
THE VERGE
Harry Potter: Wizards Unite mashes up J.K. Rowling's world with Pokemon Go - CNET
CNET
John Wick Hex turns you into a cold, calculated killer
THE VERGE
Nintendo’s mobile Dr. Mario is coming out in a few weeks
THE VERGE
Final Fantasy VII Remake is only part of the game, but it’s a massive world
THE VERGE
Game of Thrones deepfake makes Jon Snow apologize for season 8 - CNET
CNET
Man of Medan’s creators hold ‘death meetings’ to find the best way to kill characters
THE VERGE
Sayonara Wild Hearts is a pop music fever dream in video game form
THE VERGE
The Sony PlayStation Classic returns to its lowest price: $30 - CNET
CNET
Microsoft’s Project Scarlett Backward Compatible With Xbox One Games, Controllers
Gadgets 360
Konami announces TurboGrafx-16 Mini console
THE VERGE
Opera made a ‘gaming browser’ that lets you control CPU usage
THE VERGE
The 14 biggest announcements from Nintendo’s E3 2019 presentation
THE VERGE
2019 is the year of Keanu Reeves -- and it's a very excellent adventure - CNET
CNET
Final Fantasy VIII is finally getting a remaster
THE VERGE
Some Shenmue III Kickstarter backers want refunds because it’s an Epic Games Store exclusive
THE VERGE
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