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Watch the nostalgic trailer for Spielberg‘s ‘Ready Player One‘

After no shortage of hype, Warner Bros. is finally ready to show what Steven Spielberg‘s take on Ready Player One is all about. The studio has released the first trailer for the adaptation of Ernest Cline‘s novel, and it‘s clear that the flick is playing up not just the book‘s disjunction between a dystopic real world and VR, but the endless references to pop culture of decades gone by. Some of them are patently o

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First Amendment suit halts anti-‘Pokmon Go‘ law

A legal battle against AR games like Pokmon Go has been brewing in Wisconsin and this week, the games scored a win. In February, Milwaukee County introduced a new law that required AR game makers to get a permit before their games could be designed for use in the county‘s parks. The move came after the parks saw large increases in traffic after the release of Pokmon Go last year. Source: Ars Technica

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The traditional sports world is taking eSports into the mainstream

Five years ago, you couldn‘t have imagined video game competitions being broadcasted on the same channel as traditional sports. TV networks have been historically obsessed with pastimes such as baseball, basketball, football and soccer, but times are changing. Thanks to the massive popularity of eSports, driven in large part by the internet-streaming generation, the entertainment landscape has transformed drastically over the past

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‘Doom‘ 6.66 unloads a host of hellish updates free of charge

Hell is about to be unleashed for a very affordable price. Bethesda‘s "ultimate" edition of Doom rolls out to PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 with the new 6.66 update. How‘s that for a nice, round, hellish number? The update unlocks all the multiplayer DLC for everyone, offers skill-progression Runes in multiplayer and also comes with a new progression system. Instead of random loot unlocks in multiplayer, you‘ll get to

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Microsoft‘s first self-published Xbox indie games are here

Microsoft has quietly launched the Xbox Creators Program on Xbox One. Finding it and its wares on the Xbox Store may prove tough, however. Back in March, Microsoft said the self-publishing program would exist in its own subsection of the marketplace, but that‘s only gone live for Alpha ring Xbox Insiders according to Windows Central. Currently, there are a quintet of games on offer: puzzler Whispers in the Dark, rhythm game Stereo

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Turn10 reveals the first 167 cars of Forza Motorsport 7

The latest installment in the Forza racing game series, Forza Motorsport 7, will feature more cars than any of the past titles, at over 700 cars. In the lead-up to the game‘s release, Turn10 Studios and Microsoft will be revealing portions of the massive car list. The first chunk is a whopping 167 cars, and it features supercars, track machines, and racecars.

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Nintendo‘s Switch Online apps for iOS and Android are available

The disjointed rollout of Nintendo Switch online features continues, as the company has released its mobile apps for iOS and Android ahead of the Splatoon 2 launch on Friday. That‘s going to be the first game to make use of the Switch Online app, which is needed for voice chat and to send game invites over social media. Yes, that‘s right, to speak to other gamers you‘ll need your phone plugged into headphones. The apps

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