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Blade Runner 2049: Memory Lab takes sci-fi fans into a VR experience

The Blade Runner film series has always been about authenticating what is true and what is fake. Reality takes on a new meaning when you are surrounded by Replicants, or human clones who are built for our pleasure and service. Uncovering what is true and what is not is the theme of a new Oculus…

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Gran Turismo Sport review: A brilliant, but very new, direction for the series

Gran Turismo Sport is a great racing game. What it’s not is a simple PS4 port of the last GT game . Almost everything about this latest release is different from every game that has come before it in the series. There are way fewer selectable cars than the competition (and previous GT games). There aren’t many tracks….

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Report: Twitter CEO took a Russian impostor’s bait in 2016

Enlarge / Jack Dorsey, co-founder and chief executive officer of Twitter. (credit: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg ) As the public learns more about confirmed Russian troll accounts on social media platforms  over the past few years, reporters have begun digging into any ties they may have with major political or tech voices. The Daily Beast found a…

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Netmarble enlists Conan O’Brien to market Lineage 2: Revolution

Netmarble Games is preparing to publish its blockbuster mobile game Lineage 2: Revolution  in the West, and it has enlisted TV late-night comedian Conan O’Brien to help it raise awareness in the U.S. and Europe. The O’Brien appearance is part of an aggressive marketing campaign as the company prepares to launch the free-to-play, massively multiplayer…

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After You is a horror game from one of Crossy Road’s creators

After You is a psychological horror game and the debut from Normal Wholesome Games , a studio that developer Andy Sum founded. It’s a big departure from his previous work — he co-created the family-friendly mobile game Crossy Road  and developed the meme-laden shooter 420Blazeit. It will be out on PC, with no release date yet….

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Vungle replaced CEO after learning of arrest for felony assault and child abuse (updated)

Zain Jaffer, who founded mobile ad firm Vungle and was its CEO until this week, was arrested on Tuesday for attempted murder, lewd act upon a child, and other related charges. On Thursday, the San Francisco-based maker of a video ads platform announced that the board of directors had placed Jaffer on an indefinite leave…

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Overwatch players want their dang parrot

The healing sniper Ana in Blizzard ‘s class-based team shooter Overwatch got a new pirate-themed skin as part of this year’s Halloween event, but some fans are unhappy with Blizzard for promising parrots without actually delivering any birds. The new skin, which you can get in loot boxes or for 3,000 in-game credits, shows the…

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Super Mario Odyssey Peach Amiibo unlocks breathtaking Mario costume

Super Mario Odyssey hits Nintendo Switch next week, but we’re already learning about one of the many outfits the game’s Italian hero will get to wear. The box art for the Wedding Peach interactive Amiibo toy, which features the Mushroom Kingdom princess in a white dress for her special day, reveals that Mario can also…

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Twitch reveals official channel raids and new ways to make money

The annual TwitchCon fan event for livestreamers and their fans is happening right now in Long Beach, California, , and Amazon’s video platform told its assembled audience about some new features it is rolling out. As part of a keynote presentation, Twitch chief executive Emmett Shear and director of programming Marcus “DjWheat” Graham talked about…