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Legendary Marvel Comics creator Stan Lee has died

Stan Lee: comic book writer, editor, publisher, media producer, television host, actor, and president and chairman of Marvel Comics. Evan Hurd/Sygma/Corbis via Getty Images Just a small sampling of Lee’s work. Indisputably, he was the creator or co-creator of some of the most iconic comic book characters of all time Marvel Comics Earlier this year, […]

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Fired Treyarch tester spills ‘Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Zombies’ secrets

A former quality assurance tester for Treyarch revealed Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Zombies secrets on Reddit, following what he claimed was an unfair firing. The former Treyarch employee has had his Reddit account deleted. But that happened only after he already divulged the remaining mysteries in the popular game mode for Call of Duty: […]

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Instagram Creeper Targeting Teens With Fortnite Sextortion Scheme

A sexual predator has been using Fortnite to try and trick teenagers into sending intimate pictures of themselves, according to Canadian police. Montreal-area police are investigating four cases tied to the sextortion scheme, CBC News reports. In one of those cases, a victim sent personal photos to the predator, who’s been targeting Fortnite players over […]

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Review: Super-hot board game Terraforming Mars goes digital

Enlarge Asmodee Digital Welcome to Ars Cardboard, our weekend look at tabletop games! Check out our complete board gaming coverage at cardboard.arstechnica.com. Terraforming Mars is one of the most popular heavy strategy games of the last two years (read our 2016 review); it earned a nomination for the Kennerspiel des Jahres (expert’s “game of the […]

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Westworld’s Main Street shooting set at Paramount Ranch burns down

Enlarge / Horses are spooked as the Woolsey Fire moves through the property on Cornell Road near Paramount Ranch on November 9, 2018 in Agoura Hills, California. Matthew Simmons/Getty Images The Woolsey Fire currently burning in Los Angeles County has destroyed much of the Western Town, a key feature of Paramount Ranch. The site was where the […]

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‘Destiny 2’: Where to find Xur for the weekend of November 9

There’s a lot of great loot to find in Destiny 2 and its latest expansion, Forsaken. Among all the guns and armor you can find in your travels, those classified as “Exotic” are by far the coolest, most powerful, and most interesting. Almost all of them have interesting perks and gimmicks that can make them extremely […]

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Everything we know about The Game Awards 2018

Geoff Keighley’s The Game Awards will have its fifth anniversary this year, and if it’s anything like the shows we’ve seen in years past, it will feature not only recognition for the year’s best games, but also lifetime achievement awards, musical performances, and plenty of new game announcements. Next to E3 and Gamescom, The Game […]

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Battlefield V has a moving prologue for its War Stories

Battlefield V got a negative reaction when it depicted a woman warrior on its cover instead of a manly man and highlighted tales of diversity from the Second World War. But I have to say it has a fine beginning for its single-player campaign, a collection of vignettes called War Stories. It’s got beautiful orchestral […]

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Nintendo Switch vs. Xbox One: Can the new hybrid best the established console?

Nate Barrett/Digital Trends Nate Barrett/Digital Trends The Nintendo Switch, as with many Nintendo systems, seeks to innovate on what we view as the traditional video game console. As a “hybrid console,” the Switch offers a form of play similar to that of its competitors — namely the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 — while acting as a bridge between Nintendo’s home […]

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The best G-Sync monitors

If you’re a gamer who depends on Nvidia for graphics, then G-Sync is probably high on your priority list. This monitor technology includes a specialized chip that helps the monitor get in sync with your Nvidia video card. It ensures a smoother image for your gaming experience, and once you’ve tried it, you won’t want […]

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Fortnite season 6, week 6 sheet music challenge guide

The Fortnite season six, week six challenges have arrived in Battle Royale. This week, there are a ton of challenges for players to complete, whether or not you’re a season six Battle Pass owner. The hottest and most difficult is no doubt the Fortnite sheet music challenge. Players are tasked to go on a scavenger […]

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Blizzard denies it intended to show Diablo 4 at BlizzCon

Game publication Kotaku stirred the hornet’s nest of entitled gamers on Monday when it published a story citing unnamed sources saying that Blizzard intended to show a Diablo 4 sneak peek at the BlizzCon event last weekend and then pulled the announcement at the last minute. Gamers who expected the showing were shocked at the […]

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PUBG’s “console exclusivity” may soon end, as loud hints of a PS4 version mount

Enlarge / This image, along with one with a more obvious "PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds" logo, is still live at Sony’s official PlayStation.net servers, linked specifically to the logo codes that are normally assigned for retail games. PUBG has not yet been announced for PS4. PlayStation.net Nearly a year after the popular PC shooting game PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds […]

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Feature erosion watch: Xbox One loses broadcast TV streaming

This little-used Xbox One accessory will get a little less useful in the next 30 days. Hauppauge Microsoft is removing an Xbox One feature that let users stream over-the-air TV broadcasts from a USB antenna to the Xbox app on iOS or Android. Reddit user icecreamman37 was among the users to receive the following message […]