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Smartphone use making us more distracted: Study

Smartphone use making us more distracted: Study

Toronto, Aug 12 (PTI) Our digital lives and excessive smartphone use may be making us more distracted, distant and drained, a study has found. For instance, even minor phone use during a meal with friends was enough to make the diners feel distracted and reduced their enjoyment of the experience, researchers said. “People who were […]

Former IGN Reviewer Responds To Plagiarism Allegations: 'Not At All Intentional'

Former IGN Reviewer Responds To Plagiarism Allegations: 'Not At All Intentional'

Former IGN editor Filip Miucin, who was fired this week after an investigation into allegations that he had plagiarized a video game review, responded last night on his YouTube channel, telling viewers that there were “a lot of circumstances” surrounding the review and that he did not intend to plagiarize from another channel. “The bottom […]

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate: Everything we know after the new Nintendo Direct

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate: Everything we know after the new Nintendo Direct

Brace yourselves. Nintendo Every single Smash Bros. character is headed to the Nintendo Switch with Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, coming to stores December 7, 2018. After Nintendo revealed a ton of details about the new Smash Bros. entry during E3 2018, a Nintendo Direct recently hosted by series director Masahiro Sakurai game us even more […]

Red Dead Redemption 2 Support For PS4 Pro, Xbox One X Confirmed

Red Dead Redemption 2 Support For PS4 Pro, Xbox One X Confirmed

By Robert Workman – August 9, 2018 In case you missed it earlier today, Red Dead Redemption 2 got one hell of a gameplay reveal earlier today, with approximately just over six minutes of footage showing what kind of adventure players are in for. And there’s a lot to unpack, between camps, a morale […]

Video Game ROM Site Bows Out Fearing Nintendo Legal Action

Video Game ROM Site Bows Out Fearing Nintendo Legal Action

EmuParadise announced it will no longer supply digital copies of retro video games, two weeks after Nintendo used a lawsuit to effectively shut down a separate pair of ROM sites. August 8, 2018 11:46PM EST August 8, 2018 Fans of retro video games will no longer be able to download them from EmuParadise. On Wednesday, […]

From Kong to Kirby: Smash Bros' Masahiro Sakurai on mashing up 35 years of gaming history

From Kong to Kirby: Smash Bros' Masahiro Sakurai on mashing up 35 years of gaming history

Masahiro Sakurai is 48 years old, but looks almost ageless. In his face, you can see the prodigious teenager he once was. Sakurai was 19 when he directed his first game, Kirby’s Dream Land, at HAL Laboratory, a Tokyo developer that made a string of excellent games for Nintendo’s consoles in the 90s. His parents […]

Samsung's new 4TB SSDs will be cheaper than ever before

Samsung's new 4TB SSDs will be cheaper than ever before

Last year, Samsung unveiled its first 1-terabit V-NAND chip. At the time, it ensured consumers that the new memory solutions would allow for the creation of solid state drives (SSDs) with significantly increased capacity. Samsung then followed through on its promise this week with the announcement that it has begun mass producing the industry’s first […]

War changes: Fallout 76 is series' first in a decade to skip Steam

War changes: Fallout 76 is series' first in a decade to skip Steam

Enlarge / Want to explore Fallout 76 on PC this fall? You’ll need to install the Bethesda.net launcher to do so. Bethesda has become the latest video game publisher to begin pulling a major game series from rivals’ download services. The publisher’s latest announcement about the online RPG Fallout 76 included hints to a first […]

For The First Time, Evo's Top Street Fighter Player Is From The United Kingdom

For The First Time, Evo's Top Street Fighter Player Is From The United Kingdom

The eight Street Fighter V competitors that made it into Evo 2018’s finals today looked very different from last year’s lineup. Aside from last year’s winner, Hajime “Tokido” Taniguchi, every single one of the other finalists wasn’t on last year’s stage. Everybody assumed Tokido would win. But Evo 2018 finals have proven assumptions to be […]

New Alexa Away Mode skill aims to scare off burglars with goofy audio

New Alexa Away Mode skill aims to scare off burglars with goofy audio

Among the many tricks homeowners can use to deter break-ins while they’re away is to leave things like lights or a radio/TV on, in turn making burglars think that someone is home. But there’s a new skill for Amazon’s Alexa that puts an interesting twist on this idea. Dubbed “Away Mode,” the skill will play […]