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Mike Epstein Mike Epstein Jul 15, 2019.

How to Stream All the Coolest E3 2019 Events From Home

How to Stream All the Coolest E3 2019 Events From Home

Next week is going to be very exciting if you like video games. This year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo, commonly known as E3, returns to LA from Tuesday, June 11 through Thursday, June 13. During the show, and the press conferences leading up to it, gamers will get their first looks at the biggest games coming out through the end of year, next year, and beyond.

Though E3 is open to the...

Mike Epstein Mike Epstein Jul 15, 2019.

How to (Finally) Change Your Name on PlayStation 4

How to (Finally) Change Your Name on PlayStation 4

The time has come: Sony has finally announced it will allow PlayStation 4 owners to change their User IDs—the name you go by when you’re playing games online—starting later today. The feature is a long time coming, and gamers, particularly those of us who have been hamstrung with the same handle since creating a PlayStation ID for the PlayStation 3, are thankful.

For something so coveted, you...

Thorin Klosowski Thorin Klosowski Jul 10, 2019.

Stuff a Raspberry Pi Zero Into an Xbox Controller for On-Demand Emulation Anywhere

Stuff a Raspberry Pi Zero Into an Xbox Controller for On-Demand Emulation Anywhere

The Raspberry Pi Zero is absurdly small . So small, in fact, that DIYer Terence Eden decided to stuff it inside an Xbox controller and make a little emulation machine.

The Raspberry Pi Zero Is a $5 Computer the Size of a Stick of Gum

The Raspberry Pi has long been one of the best credit card sized computers, but today a new version …

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Emily Price Emily Price Jul 10, 2019.

Get This Highly-Rated Computer Game for Free for the Next 40 Hours

Get This Highly-Rated Computer Game for Free for the Next 40 Hours

If you’re looking for a way to fill the time between Christmas and New Years, Gog has a deal for you: a highly-rated game for free.

Try These iOS and Android 'Lemmings' Games Instead of Sony's Crappy Port

iOS / Android: The classic Lemmings experience is finally (and officially) available for your…

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The site is giving away SOMA for Windows, Linux, and Mac for free. From the...

Thorin Klosowski Thorin Klosowski Jul 05, 2019.

Itch.io Is Like Steam for Experimental and Independent Games

Itch.io Is Like Steam for Experimental and Independent Games

Windows/Mac/Linux: While Steam has its share of indie titles, it doesn’t have everything. If you’re looking for video games really off the beaten path, Itch.io is a store and app that features all kinds of experimental and independent titles.

Like Steam, Itch.io is both a web app and a desktop app. On the site, you’ll find all kinds of games, ranging from small, experimental titles that come...

Thorin Klosowski Thorin Klosowski Jun 29, 2019.

Cram a Raspberry Pi Retro Console Inside a SNES Controller

Cram a Raspberry Pi Retro Console Inside a SNES Controller

We’ve seen a Raspberry Pi stuffed into an Xbox controller , arcade stick , and a NES controller , so it only makes sense we’d get one inside a SNES controller. YouTuber Anthony Caccese did just that.

The Super Nintendo controller is one of the best out there from a nostalgia perspective, which is why Caccese used it here. He takes an official controller, rips it apart, then wires in...

Emily Price Emily Price Jun 21, 2019. 9 comments

Make 'Harry Potter: Wizards Unite' Run Faster With This Hack

Make 'Harry Potter: Wizards Unite' Run Faster With This Hack

Game developer Niantic officially dropped Harry Potter: Wizards Unite Thursday afternoon for iOS and Android, which means people like me (and maybe you) spent their lunch break playing wizard and collecting magical creatures, things, and people scattered around town.

If you’ve already played the game you also probably made one big observation: It’s really slow.

My lunchtime gameplay was right...

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Stephen Johnson Stephen Johnson Jun 12, 2019. 15 comments

Get Over Yourself and Play Video Games With Your Kid

Get Over Yourself and Play Video Games With Your Kid

You have to play video games with your children. It isn’t optional anymore. It’s your parental responsibility. Your child is growing up in an electronically mediated world, where the line between “virtual” and “real” life is becoming more and more blurred.

Like it or not, video games are your kid’s introduction to the future, and it’s your job as a parent to help them understand and navigate...

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Emily Price Emily Price Jun 11, 2019. 3 comments

Sign Up Now to Play DOOM on Your iPhone Later This Year

Sign Up Now to Play DOOM on Your iPhone Later This Year

DOOM fans will soon be able to play the game on their iOS device without having to use up a ton of storage space.

During E3, Bethesda Softworks, the publisher behind the popular game, said it will be testing a new streaming technology called Orion later this year. The test will allow you to play DOOM on any iOS device running iOS 11 or above, and it will be free for everyone.

Bethesda is...

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Mike Epstein Mike Epstein May 31, 2019. 10 comments

Get Modern-Day Myst Successor 'Obduction' for Free Now

Get Modern-Day Myst Successor 'Obduction' for Free Now

Get ready for the weekend by picking a cool video game for the low, low price of... nothing. GOG.com, the site formerly known as Good Ol’ Games, is giving away 2016 puzzle game Obduction for free as part of its “Summer Sale Festival.” The game is only available today, May 30, 2019, and tomorrow, May 31, 2019, so I recommend you take a second and grab it real quick before time runs...

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Brendan Hesse Brendan Hesse May 24, 2019. 10 comments

Download 'The Sims 4' for Free Right Now

Download 'The Sims 4' for Free Right Now

The Sims 4, the latest game in the popular Sims series, is completely free to download right now. The Sims publisher, EA, is giving away the standard PC version of the game until May 28th, through the EA Origin launcher.

The key word there is “standard.” The Sims 4 currently comes in a couple of options: the standard version, which normally runs $40, and the $50 Digital Deluxe version. The...

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Alan Henry Alan Henry May 22, 2019.

Count It Is a Framerate Counter for Gaming On Your Mac

Count It Is a Framerate Counter for Gaming On Your Mac

macOS: There’s a lot you can do to improve gaming performance on the Mac , but a lot of it starts with benchmarking your current performance. Count It is a framerate counter that can help you figure out what’s dragging your performance down, and what tweaks boost it.

How to Optimize Your Mac for Gaming

You may not immediately think "gaming" when you think "Mac," but there are tons …

Brendan Hesse Brendan Hesse Apr 18, 2019. 21 comments

How to Get a Free PC Copy of 'Assassin's Creed Unity'

How to Get a Free PC Copy of 'Assassin's Creed Unity'

In response to the recent fire that devastated Notre Dame—one of the world’s oldest and most iconic cathedrals and iconic part of France’s national history—French video game publisher Ubisoft is offering a free PC copy of Assassin’s Creed Unity (normally $30) for a limited time. The offer will last from April 17 until midnight on April 25.

Ubisoft is hoping this free offer will spread...

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Mike Epstein Mike Epstein Mar 26, 2019.

The Most Important Announcements from Apple’s 'Show Time' Event

The Most Important Announcements from Apple’s 'Show Time' Event

At its latest keynote today, Apple announced four new services to help it push deeper into the wide worlds of news, entertainment, and... banking? As predicted by analysts and reporters, Apple announced a paid magazine subscription platform and a Netflix-like streaming service. It also announced an Xbox Game Pass-style subscription for games and—this one’s a real doozy—its own credit...

Nick Douglas Nick Douglas Mar 08, 2019. 12 comments

These Video Games Let You Pet the Dogs

These Video Games Let You Pet the Dogs

As our sister site Kotaku has explained, all video games should let you pet the animals . Sadly, many games include dogs, but no way to pet them. Until Congress gets its act together and outlaws this oversight, a new Twitter account, Can You Pet the Dog?, tells you which games do and don’t let you pet the dog. And it’s got pictures.

This account (which has over 18,100 followers after just two...

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Stephen Johnson Stephen Johnson Feb 20, 2019. 16 comments

How to Play Far Cry New Dawn in 'Dad Mode'

How to Play Far Cry New Dawn in 'Dad Mode'

Far Cry New Dawn, the newest release in Ubisoft’s open world Far Cry series, is set years after the apocalyptic nuclear event that ended Far Cry 5. Hope County, Montana has been nearly destroyed, but a rag-tag band of survivors wants to rebuild. Your job is to help them by scavenging supplies, building up the settlement of Prosperity, and battling the evil Highwaymen who terrorize the...

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Nick Douglas Nick Douglas Jan 03, 2019. 19 comments

I'm Richard Garriott, aka Lord British, and This Is How I Work

I'm Richard Garriott, aka Lord British, and This Is How I Work
How I WorkThe How I Work series asks heroes, experts, and all-around productive people to share their shortcuts, workspaces, routines, and more.  

Richard Garriott is a robot. The creator of the Ultima series (including Ultima Online, one of the first massively multiplayer online games) runs his Austin company Portalarium from his home in New York. He telecommutes via Beam—a Segway-like robot...

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Meghan Moravcik Walbert Meghan Moravcik Walbert Dec 27, 2018. 5 comments

Think of Fortnite as a 'Place' Instead of a 'Game'

Think of Fortnite as a 'Place' Instead of a 'Game'

There is much parental hand-wringing over the phenomenon that is Fortnite. It’s not just a social game of survival that kids can play for free from a slew of devices (computer, mobile phone, PlayStation, Xbox or Nintendo Switch). Fortnite: Battle Royale is also getting a reputation for being somewhat addicting (depending on who you ask).

But maybe we’re thinking about this all wrong. What we...

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David Murphy David Murphy Dec 22, 2018. 6 comments

Get a Free Copy of Ubisoft's Anno 1602 Today 

Get a Free Copy of Ubisoft's Anno 1602 Today 

Windows: To celebrate the fact that it has been more than 20 years since the launch of Anno 1602—the very first game in the celebrated “Anno” strategy series—publisher Ubisoft is giving away the classic game for free.

The catch? It’s a Windows-only download, which Ubisoft even teases in its description of the promotion: “If you remember what Windows 95 looked like or if you were...

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Brendan Hesse Brendan Hesse Dec 20, 2018. 7 comments

How to Get Assassin's Creed Odyssey for Free 

How to Get Assassin's Creed Odyssey for Free 

Video games are a popular holiday gift, and publisher Ubisoft is channeling some serious winter cheer by giving away one of its best releases of 2018—Assassin’s Creed Odyssey—for free as a gift to those who participate in Google’s Project Stream beta.

If you haven’t heard, Google is getting into both the content streaming and video game businesses with its upcoming streaming service, the aptly...

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