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Forza axes emotes after Fortnite controversy

The publisher of Forza Horizon 4, our pick for the best racing game of 2018, recently updated the game. In addition to adding several new cars, it also removed two emotes. While this wouldn’t seem like a big deal in and of itself, you begin to see what a bullet it’s trying to dodge when you look across at the legal tangle that is Fortnite, Epic Games, and the dance emote lawsuits. An update on the Forza website simply says “The ‘Carlton’ and ‘Floss’ avatar emotes are no longer available.” Both e...
Tags: Startups, Gaming, Carlton, Forza, Forza Horizon


Hollywood’s making ‘Just Dance’ and DDR movies, but why?

Somewhere deep in the bowels of Skull Mountain, where Hollywood‘s evil studio bosses come up with all of the movies and TV shows Tinsel-town will produce, things are amiss. The well, as they say, has run dry. Otherwise there wouldn’t be two upcoming films adapted from dancing-based video games. Screen Gems, the company responsible for one of the greatest motion picture thrill-rides of all time, “Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid,” recently secured the film rights to the 10-year-old Just D...
Tags: Startups, Gaming, Hollywood, Ubisoft, Distract, Skull Mountain


The Sims gets its own in-game Alexa-style assistant, Lin-Z

There’s nothing like The Sims to log off from reality for a bit. Getting away from the increasingly ubiquitous world of smart assistants, on the other hand, is a different matter entirely. EA announced this week that the perennial favorite life simulation series is getting its very own smart assistant. Lin-Z is a lot like an in-game version of Alexa — or, for that matter, Google Assistant or Siri or Bixby or Cortana, et al. Accessed via a smart speaker with a familiar glowing green diamond, ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Gaming, Siri, Tech, EA, Alexa, The Sims, Lin Z. There, Lin Z, Australia Canada India


Break out the Wii: ‘Just Dance’ movie reportedly in the works

Sony's Screen Gems has reportedly acquired the film rights to the Just Dance video game series from Ubisoft, which previously helped bring the game Assassin's Creed to the big screen in 2016. The post Break out the Wii: ‘Just Dance’ movie reportedly in the works appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Gaming, News, Trends, Dancing, Sony, Ubisoft, Just Dance, Movies & TV, Video Game Movie


‘Call of Duty: Black Ops 4’ will make Blackout mode free to play this week

Treyarch and Activision are offering Call of Duty: Black Ops 4's Blackout mode as a free trial download for a limited time. The mode will be available from January 17 through January 24. The post ‘Call of Duty: Black Ops 4’ will make Blackout mode free to play this week appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Gaming, News, Trends, Call Of Duty, Blackout, Activision, Black Ops, Battle Royale


Are screens really destroying young people’s brains?

Leading pediatricians say the assumption that screen time is behind problems is not really supported by research. The danger has more to do with a screen being a gateway for unwanted intrusions into a child's life. While recommendations are difficult based on the limited amount of research that has been done, the report offers a few. None It's impossible to be a perfect parent, however hard you try. One thing that has a lot of parents feeling continually guilty is the amount of time their kids...
Tags: Health, Gaming, Family, UK, Television, Parenting, Internet, Social Media, Innovation, Screen Time, RCPCH


The real-life Pinkertons take issue with their inclusion in Red Dead Redemption 2

Take-Two Interactive, the parent company of Red Dead creator Rockstar Games, is duking it out in court with the Pinkerton Detective Agency — yes, they still exist, apparently. The Pinkerton Detective Agency, who appear in fictional form in Red Dead Redemption 2, issued a cease-and-desist letter to Take-Two, asking for royalties for the use of its name. Take-Two has since fired back with a lawsuit claiming fair use due to the Agency’s prevalence in the historical record during the time period the...
Tags: Startups, Gaming, Red Dead Redemption, Red Dead, Pinkertons, Pinkerton Detective Agency


Latest ‘Fortnite’ update channels Halo with a scoped revolver

The latest update for Fortnite, update 7.20, is now available, and it brings a new Scoped Revolver weapon to the game alongside the returning Glider item and a limited-time Snipers-only mode. The post Latest ‘Fortnite’ update channels Halo with a scoped revolver appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Gaming, News, Halo, Trends, Epic Games, Battle Royale, Fortnite, Fortnite News


Rocket League now lets you play with friends on any platform

If you’ve never played Rocket League before, there’s now a good reason to give it a go: the massively popular soccer-with-RC-cars game has just introduced full cross-platform play across every modern OS and console – including the Nintendo Switch – so you can team up with players regardless of what system they own. That’s thanks to a recent update, which sees the title hopping on Sony‘s PlayStation Cross-Play Beta program. Rocket League already supported some degree of cross-platform matchmaking...
Tags: Startups, Gaming, Sony, Rocket League


New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe review

New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe is the latest Wii U game to come back from the dead on Switch. And wow, it’s much better than we remembered. The post New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe review appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Gaming, Trends, Nintendo, Wii U, Nintendo Switch, ​New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe


Roller Coaster Tycoon enthusiast created a coaster that takes 12 years (and real bladder control) to ride

Imagine walking into a theme park with a 6-year-old, and leaving just in time to drop them off at college, 12 years later. For fans of the game Roller Coaster Tycoon, these are obviously minor details. Some key in on coasters designed to snuff out their riders, and others create mile-a-minute thrill rides we’d never see at an actual theme park — mostly for liability reasons — Marcel Vos chose endurance over thrills in his coaster, “Wild Mouse.” Vos tapped every square pixel of digital real estat...
Tags: Startups, Gaming, Vos, Marcel Vos


The adorable story of Animal Crossing Grandma is the perfect start to 2019

There’s something charming whenever you hear stories about gamers who don’t fit the preconceived notion of what a “gamer” is. At the beginning of the year, we were lucky to hear the story of “Animal Crossing Grandma,” a lovely octogenarian who’s logged more hours in one game than most of us have in all our games combined. The story comes from Paul Hubans, a game designer. He tweeted that, while upgrading his grandmother, 87-year-old Audrey, to a new 3DS, he took a peak at her stats in her favori...
Tags: Startups, Gaming, Audrey, Paul Hubans


‘World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth’: Everything you need to know

World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth is the latest expansion for the now 14-year-old MMORPG. It goes back to the roots of the Alliance vs. Horde conflict. Here's what you need to know. The post ‘World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth’: Everything you need to know appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Gaming, Trends, Blizzard, MMORPG, World of Warcraft, Battle for Azeroth


‘Rocket League’ is the latest game to get full cross-platform play

Psyonix has announced that Rocket League now supports full cross-platform play across PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC, joining Fortnite as the only games to do so. The post ‘Rocket League’ is the latest game to get full cross-platform play appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Gaming, News, Trends, Ps4, Rocket League, Psyonix, Crossplay, Xbox One Nintendo


Rumor: Nintendo to bring classic SNES games to Switch Online

Over the weekend, an intrepid dataminer found evidence in the recent Nintendo Switch update to suggest games from the company’s Super Nintendo era might soon be available to Switch Online subscribers. The dataminer in question, KapuccinoHeck, spotted clues in the Switch’s code which suggests a SNES emulator could be on its way to Nintendo’s Switch Online subscribers, to complement its library of existing NES games. There’s also some evidence to suggest more emulators could be on the way in futur...
Tags: Startups, Gaming, Nintendo, Super Nintendo, SNES, Switch Online, KapuccinoHeck


The best free-to-play games of 2019

Believe it or not, free-to-play games have evolved into engaging, enjoyable experiences. Here are a few of our favorites that you can play right now, including Warframe and the perennially-popular League of Legends. The post The best free-to-play games of 2019 appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Gaming, Video Games, Trends, Dota 2, Ftp, Free To Play


How to trade with other trainers in ‘Pokémon Go’

After literally years of waiting, Pokémon Go finally gives trainers the option to trade Pokémon with others. It's not easy, though, and the cost is quite high if you try trading with strangers. The post How to trade with other trainers in ‘Pokémon Go’ appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Android, Gaming, Trends, How-to, Pokemon, Niantic Labs, Apple iOS, Pokemon Go


‘Battlefield V’ adds Squad Conquest mode in ‘Lightning Strikes’ update

Electronic Arts and DICE have detailed what is included in the Battlefield V update Lightning Strikes. The update includes access to the mode Squad Conquest through the end of January. The post ‘Battlefield V’ adds Squad Conquest mode in ‘Lightning Strikes’ update appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Gaming, News, Trends, EA, DICE, Battlefield, Electronic Arts, Tides of War


‘RollerCoaster Tycoon 2’ ride takes 12 years to complete

A RollerCoaster Tycoon 2 player has constructed a coaster in the game that will take more than 12 years to complete from beginning to end, and is actually a tiny ride taking up a small portion of the landscape. The post ‘RollerCoaster Tycoon 2’ ride takes 12 years to complete appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Gaming, News, Trends, Theme Park, Roller Coaster, Rollercoaster Tycoon, RCT


Verizon is testing a game streaming service targeting Android devices

The Verge reports that Verizon is the latest company to throw its hat into the game streaming ring, with a trial of its upcoming service that it’s quietly running with some customers on Nvidia Shield set-top boxes. According to the report, Verizon is testing its cloud-based service by sending participants a Shield, an Xbox One controller, and login credentials to access more than 135 games. The titles are currently available through a Verizon Gaming app that’s pre-installed on these Shields, and...
Tags: Google, Startups, Verizon, Gaming, Nvidia Shield, Verizon Gaming


Trying out the Razer Turret Keyboard / Mouse Combo

If you didn't know the Razer Turret can be used with PC as well! So let me tell you about my experience with the Razer turret and how it compared to other lapboards I've used in the past. The post Trying out the Razer Turret Keyboard / Mouse Combo appeared first on ThinkComputers.org.
Tags: Gaming, Ces, All News, Razer, Razer Turret, CES 2019


Dataminers discover SNES games, more emulators for Nintendo Switch Online

Nintendo Switch Online may soon launch SNES games and more emulators, according to data miners. The list of hidden SNES titles include Breath of Fire 2 and Star Fox 2, while the other emulators may be the Nintendo 64 and Nintendo GameCube. The post Dataminers discover SNES games, more emulators for Nintendo Switch Online appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Gaming, News, Trends, Nintendo, SNES, Star Fox, Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Switch Online, Nintendo SNES Classic, Breath of Fire


Patriot’s New Affordable Gaming Mice for 2019

Looking to further broaden their line of gaming mice, Patriot brought two new affordable mice to their suite at CES 2019. The first, the V550 is a fully ambidextrous RGB mouse that fits mostly palm grip category. The post Patriot’s New Affordable Gaming Mice for 2019 appeared first on ThinkComputers.org.
Tags: Gaming, All News, Gaming mouse, Patriot, PixArt, Patriot Viper, CES 2019, Viper V550, Viper V551


Verizon video game streaming service leaked, currently testing on Nvidia Shield

Verizon is currently testing a video game streaming service that is already running on the Nvidia Shield set-top box, according to The Verge. The platform, named Verizon Gaming, will also eventually launch on Android smartphones. The post Verizon video game streaming service leaked, currently testing on Nvidia Shield appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Verizon, Gaming, News, Trends, Game Streaming, Nvidia Shield, Cloud Gaming, Verizon Gaming


Awesome Tech You Can’t Buy Yet: heat-powered watches, phone cases with reflexes

Check out our roundup of the best new crowdfunding projects and product announcements that hit the web this week. You may not be able to buy this stuff yet, but it sure is fun to gawk! The post Awesome Tech You Can’t Buy Yet: heat-powered watches, phone cases with reflexes appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Outdoors, Mobile, Gaming, Wearables, Photography, Crowdfunding, Cars, Trends, Computing, Home Theater, Kickstarter, Smart Home, Health & Fitness, Emerging Tech, Awesome tech you can't buy yet


The Teslasuit could turn Black Mirror’s terrifying ‘Playtest’ into a reality

We spoke with Teslasuit co-founder Dimitri Mikhalchuk about VR gaming at CES 2019. With all its features, the future of the Teslasuit and virtual reality look bright. And it also sounds a bit like a Black Mirror episode. The post The Teslasuit could turn Black Mirror’s terrifying ‘Playtest’ into a reality appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Gaming, Opinion, Trends, Virtual Reality, Black Mirror, Teslasuit, CES 2019, Dimitri Mikhalchuk


Bethesda swings banhammer on ‘Fallout 76’ players visiting secret developer room

Bethesda is banning Fallout 76 players who gain access to the online multiplayer game's secret developer room. The hidden location contains plans for everything, including top-tier weapons and unreleased items. The post Bethesda swings banhammer on ‘Fallout 76’ players visiting secret developer room appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Gaming, News, Trends, Bethesda, Fallout 76


Epic Games graded ‘F’ on customer service by Better Business Bureau

Epic Games, the studio behind Fortnite, received an "F" rating from the Better Business Bureau over complaints against its customer service and issues with exchanges and refunds. Epic Games said that it has addressed the issues. The post Epic Games graded ‘F’ on customer service by Better Business Bureau appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Gaming, News, Trends, Better Business Bureau, Epic Games, Fortnite


'Verizon Gaming' cloud-based games service coming soon to Android

'Verizon Gaming' is coming soon to Android, and a beta is already running on the Nvidia Shield, per a report from Chris Welch at Verge. “The Verge can report that Verizon Gaming is already up and running on the Nvidia Shield set-top box and will, according to the company’s documentation, eventually make its way to Android smartphones,” Chris writes: The Verizon Gaming app comes pre-installed on the Shield device, and Verizon will also be distributing it to testers privately through Google Pla...
Tags: Google, Android, Verizon, Gaming, Post, Games, Technology, News, Tech, Nvidia Shield, Chris, Picks, Red Dead Redemption, Chris Welch, Verizon Gaming, Fortnite Red Dead Redemption


'Verizon Gaming' soon on Android, cloud-based games service now on Nvidia Shield

'Verizon Gaming' is coming soon to Android, and a beta is already running on the Nvidia Shield, per a report from Chris Welch at Verge. “The Verge can report that Verizon Gaming is already up and running on the Nvidia Shield set-top box and will, according to the company’s documentation, eventually make its way to Android smartphones,” Chris writes: The Verizon Gaming app comes pre-installed on the Shield device, and Verizon will also be distributing it to testers privately through Google Pla...
Tags: Google, Android, Verizon, Gaming, Post, Games, Technology, News, Tech, Nvidia Shield, Chris, Picks, Red Dead Redemption, Chris Welch, Verizon Gaming, Fortnite Red Dead Redemption