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ESRB ratings changes could hurt indie games in the PSN Store

It sounds like the ESRB could make it harder for indie game developers to sell their games. Recently, the Entertainment Software Ratings Board announced that it will be eliminating free, short-form ratings for digital games according to Gamasutra. While there aren‘t any laws mandating a rating, if a game isn‘t rated by the ESRB (or PEGI internationally) good luck purchasing it at a brick and mortar store, or on a console&lsqu

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‘Dreams‘ makes imagination manifest on the PS4

Like Little Big Planet before it, the premise behind Dreams has long confused and infuriated me. Why on Earth would you pay good money for a game in which you work to create smaller games? But after puttering around in what is essentially a console-based development platform during a demo in Santa Monica last week, I realized that this game isn‘t built for gamers, it‘s built for artists.

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Recommended Reading: The fate of Facebook‘s free internet project

What happened to Facebook‘s grand plan to wire the world? Jessi Hempel, Wired For years, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg touted the company‘s Internet.org initiative that sought to bring connectivity to everyone in the world. It was presented an ambitious humanitarian effort, but things didn‘t go according to plan. Wired tells the story of what happened to the project following criticism and bans from local governments.

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‘Marvel Powers United VR‘ is still headed to Oculus this year

Last year Disney revealed that a Marvel VR game is on the way for Oculus headsets, and things have been fairly quiet since. Marvel Powers United VR will allow for four-player co-op as gamers take on the roles of various heroes in the Marvel universe like The Hulk, Captain Marvel, Deadpool or Loki. With Avengers: Infinity War and Deadpool 2 both currently in theaters it would seem like the perfect time for the title to release widely, but

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Xbox One update lets you link your Discord account

Microsoft is treating Xbox One owners to another firmware update today. The headline addition is Discord integration, allowing players to link their Xbox Live and third-party chat accounts. The process is a little convoluted - you have to start in the Discord app (on PC or a mobile device), link your Xbox account, then hop back to the Xbox One and dive into account settings. Here, you‘ll find a unique code that you need to punch in

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‘Halo: Fireteam Raven‘ brings its co-op action to the arcade

The next new Halo game isn‘t for Xbox One or PC -- instead Halo: Fireteam Raven is an arcade machine built for four-player cooperative play. A 130-inch 4K screen lets all the players take aim on a rail shooter experience in the environment of the first Halo game. You won‘t play as Master Chief, however, as players take the role of ODST troops fighting Covenant aliens for control of the ringworld alongside the series star and

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The Morning After: The OnePlus 6 and what‘s next for net neutrality

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. The OnePlus 6 is here! Check out our impressions below, but first take a look at Microsoft‘s new Xbox One controller that focuses on accessibility, and find out what‘s going on in the battle to save Net Neutrality.

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