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Culture & Gaming

Alienware launches new Area 51 gamer desktop with Intel’s fastest chip

Alienware announced its flagship gaming desktop would use an Advanced Micro Devices Threadripper chip last week, and now the gaming division of Dell is announcing that a version of the Area 51 will also be available with Intel’s fastest processor. The announcement of both processors in the same Alienware gaming desktop shows that it’s a…

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Little Red Lie is an emotional gut punch about paralyzing fear and insecurity

I played Little Red Lie , and now I am no longer capable of feeling joy. It’s a story-driven game that unflinchingly shines a light on topics of mental illness and economic disparity. The main interaction is lying — to yourself and to everyone around you. It’s bleak and uncompromising, full of people who either…

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Microsoft sells out pre-orders for new Xbox One X ‘Project Scorpio Edition’

Gamers are excited about the “world’s most powerful console.” Microsoft on Sunday opened pre-orders for its new Xbox One X — specifically, the “Project Scorpio Edition ,” an ode to the console’s original codename. Most retailers, from GameSpot to Amazon to Best Buy to the Microsoft Store , were sold out Monday. Some physical Microsoft Store…

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Atari sues Nestle, says Kit Kat video game ad violates Breakout copyright

Enlarge (credit: 2AM films / Nestle ) Atari claims that a commercial for Nestle’s Kit Kat candy bars violates the copyright and trademark rights of Breakout, Atari’s iconic 1975 video game. Nestle’s 30-second spot “leverage[s] Breakout and the special place it holds among nostalgic Baby Boomers, Generation X, and even today’s Millennial and post-Millennial ‘gamers’ in order to maximize…

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America’s biggest board game convention: Gen Con in pictures

Every year, 60,000+ tabletop enthusiasts converge on Indianapolis to take part in Gen Con, the biggest board game party in America. The Indiana Convention center is the epicenter, but the entire city turns into a Bizzaro World where everywhere you go, random people are talking CCG strategy or discussing the proper way to build an economic…

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Overwatch is taking players to Junkertown for its next map

Blizzard Entertainment announced a new map for Overwatch  during its Gamescom event in Cologne, Germany today. Junkertown, the Australian home of the bomb-loving character Junkrat and his oversized bodyguard Roadhog, will be playable at the show. Junkertown will be an escort map, meaning the attacking team has to push a payload to its destination while the…