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Lit Up. Tokyo, Japan. By Nick Carney.

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Posted on 19 May 2017 | 8:04 pm

Track: Gun | Artist: Soundgarden | Album: Louder Than Live

Track: Gun | Artist: Soundgarden | Album: Louder Than Live

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Posted on 19 May 2017 | 3:30 pm

First Look At Four New Overwatch Skins

There’s a whole bunch of new stuff coming to Overwatch as part of the game’s first birthday celebrations, among them these four new skins.

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Posted on 19 May 2017 | 3:14 pm

Bring On The Persona 5 Figures

They just can not make Persona 5 figures fast enough. And while we wait for Makoto and Yusuke, here’s a Futaba (with bonus Morgana) from Phat Company.

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Posted on 19 May 2017 | 1:00 pm

Hands On With Destiny 2 On PC

If you were hoping for something dramatically different from Bungie’s much ballyhooed Destiny sequel, I regret to inform you that Destiny 2 is still Destiny. If you really like Destiny, of course, that’s not such terrible news.

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Posted on 19 May 2017 | 12:54 pm

Steam Users Love Ravenfield, Even Though It's Pretty Glitchy

Ravenfield fascinates me. The Battlefield-inspired large-scale FPS just launched on Steam and rocketed to the top of the sales charts. Its reviews are over 90 percent positive. I’ve played it, however, and it’s barely functional in some places. Why is it getting a free pass from the Steam quality control mafia?

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Posted on 19 May 2017 | 12:15 pm

An April story about Oculus Rift founder Palmer Luckey stated that the VR pioneer donated to the Pre

An April story about Oculus Rift founder Palmer Luckey stated that the VR pioneer donated to the President’s inauguration through companies named after things from Chrono Trigger. Our previous assertion they were “shell companies” was disputed by Luckey last night on Twitter. We’ve updated the post accordingly.

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Posted on 19 May 2017 | 12:07 pm

The NES Classic was the #2 best-selling console in America in April, right behind the Nintendo Switc

The NES Classic was the #2 best-selling console in America in April, right behind the Nintendo Switch, the NPD Group reported today. Yes, that means the $60 mini-console outsold PS4, 3DS, and Xbox One. Good thing they discontinued it, huh?

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Posted on 19 May 2017 | 11:38 am

Injustice 2 Bug Eats Player Progress, But You Can Get It Back

A bug in Injustice 2 is rolling back player progress, making hard-earned character levels seemingly disappear. While Netherrealm works on ensuring the issue stops occurring, WB Games offers a workaround that’s been fixing the issue for many players.

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Posted on 19 May 2017 | 11:18 am

Forza Player Wins Hot Wheels Style

Today on Highlight Reel we have Dark Souls DJs, hallucinations, bike boomerangs, Battlegrounds camping and much more!

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Posted on 19 May 2017 | 10:00 am

L-Trac Glow Laser Trackball Review: The New Ball Game

A good trackball is hard to find. That wasn’t always the case, but in today’s world of super-high DPI mice, quality sphere-based pointing devices aren’t easy to come by. Don’t worry, I found one.

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Posted on 19 May 2017 | 9:00 am

Portal’s Companion Cube joins the Dota 2 roster in the form of a new Arcana cosmetic for Io, availab

Portal’s Companion Cube joins the Dota 2 roster in the form of a new Arcana cosmetic for Io, available for all TI7 Battle Pass owners level 245 and above. For those doing the math at home, that’s about $109 if you don’t want to level up to earn this adorable wisp.

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Posted on 19 May 2017 | 8:45 am

Blizzard Says Overwatch Wasn't Meant To Be Political, But It's Not That Simple

At yesterday’s New York Overwatch event, in a rented-out space in midtown Manhattan, Overwatch game director Jeff Kaplan stood in front of a slide showcasing an old Egyptian woman, an autistic Indian woman, a bodybuilding Russian woman, a plump Chinese woman and a Mexican hacker woman. “One thing that we did with the…

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Posted on 19 May 2017 | 8:37 am

Red Dead Redemption Is All About Failure

Red Dead Redemption released seven years ago today and remains a triumph. The tale of John Marston’s failure might be Rockstar’s finest story.

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Posted on 19 May 2017 | 8:03 am

Zombies Chronicles Makes Old Call of Duty More Horrifying Than Ever

I’ve been a fan of Treyarch’s Zombies modes ever since “Nacht der Untoten” graced Call of Duty: World at War. I’ve been dying to revisit the classic maps, but with my PS3 long out to pasture, I haven’t had the chance. Now, thanks to Zombies Chronicles, I can play the classics again in stunning new detail.

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Posted on 19 May 2017 | 8:00 am

The Hottest New Twitch Streamer Is Role-Playing As A GTA Online Cop

If you visited the Twitch home page over the last week you probably saw the usual suspects: League of Legends, Hearthstone, Counter-Strike. In a twist, GTA Online has joined that list thanks to a former officer of the law, Eli Thompson. People love him so much, he’s already become one of Twitch’s hottest channels. On…

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Posted on 19 May 2017 | 7:30 am

Destiny 2 Will Be 60FPS (Or More) On PC, Run Only On Battle.Net [UPDATE]

Destiny 2 is coming to PC, and as you may expect, this version will give you far more of those sweet, sweet frames than the PS4 and Xbox One versions. It’ll also run on Blizzard’s Battle.net rather than Steam or another PC distribution service, which is an interesting choice.

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Posted on 19 May 2017 | 6:54 am

Smash Players Can't Agree Whether Coaching Is Okay Or Not

The debate over coaching in competitions ebbs and flows like the tide. After a flurry of tweets from pros and personalities alike on the subject, it seems like the question of whether coaching should be allowed in competitive Super Smash Bros. For Wii U is being raised again.

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Posted on 19 May 2017 | 6:30 am

A Platformer That Leapt Out Of A Sketchbook

2 is an experimental platformer by hubol that seeks to combine curiosity and platforming. Full of wild visuals, tense boss fights, and cute mini-games, it’s a playful experience that’s a perfect choice for this week’s Indie Pick.

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Posted on 19 May 2017 | 6:00 am

The Mad King of Juice: Inside the Dysfunctional Origins of Juicero

Juicero began in secret. The startup, a sort of Keurig for cold-pressed plant-water—which made headlines for the $120 million in venture capital it secured from the likes of Google and Kleiner-Perkins between 2013 and 2015, and again when it announced its wi-fi-connected countertop appliance would cost a jaw-dropping…

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Posted on 19 May 2017 | 5:35 am

Everything We Learned Today About Destiny 2 

Today at an event in Los Angeles, Bungie gave us our first look at Destiny 2, a video game about the crazy antics of Peter Dinklage. It’ll be out on September 8 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

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Posted on 19 May 2017 | 5:17 am

Watch The Destiny 2 Event Live, Right Here [UPDATE: Over]

It is time, finally, for us to get a proper look at Destiny 2, a video game in which players travel through space, talking about how much more they liked Destiny 1.

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Posted on 19 May 2017 | 4:25 am

Titanfall 2 Is Definitely Worth It For $20

Titanfall 2 came out at the worst possible time last year to gain a fan base, but it really is a great game, and the campaign alone is worth $20.

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Posted on 19 May 2017 | 3:22 am

Everything the Discovery Trailer Tells Us About the Future of Star Trek's Past

Last night we got our first good look at the new Star Trek TV series, Discovery; its trailer was packed with some gorgeous shots, as well as new ships, uniforms, and tech of the show, which is set 10 years before the original series. Here’s everything we noticed.

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Posted on 19 May 2017 | 2:19 am

Today's Best Deals: Dyson Vacuum, Mass Effect, Water-Resistant Speaker, and More

A powerful Dyson vacuum, a larger OontZ Angle speaker, and Anker USB-C cables lead off Thursday’s best deals from around the web.

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Posted on 19 May 2017 | 2:00 am