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Gaming

‘Pokémon Sun’ and ‘Moon’ to get post-launch ‘Pokémon Bank’ support

The Pokémon Company revealed this week that the upcoming Nintendo 3DS RPG duo Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon will be upgraded with Pokémon Bank support following their retail debuts later this year.
Gaming

Can you survive ‘Gears of War 4’s punishing new Horde mode?

50 waves of enemies might not sound like much, but Gears of War 4’s Horde Mode will make sure you and your friends earn every frag.
Gaming

Baseball! Apocalypse! Prison! Here are October’s Games With Gold for the Xbox

If you like baseball, escaping prison, or wallowing in depression as everyone around you dies, then October's Xbox Games With Gold has something for you. I Am Alive and The Escapists are among the freebies being offered.
Gaming

Every GTX 1070/1080 sold comes with a free ‘Gears of War 4’ on PC, Xbox One

Gears of War 4 is now free for anyone buying Nvidia GTX 1070 or 1080 graphics cards. The new title offers support for 4K gaming, so both Microsoft and Nvidia want to use it to showcase what the new generation of GPUs can do.
Virtual Reality

Oculus Touch costs even more in the U.K., which may negate Rift’s price advantage

A leaked retail listing for the Oculus Rift's Touch Controller pack which includes a second tracking camera, has been listed online at 200 euros, or $225. If true, this means the Rift could end up more expensive than the HTC Vive.
Gaming

Deathmatch, Domination, Pigeons: Here are the maps and modes in ‘Battlefield 1’

Electronic Arts and DICE have revealed the full list of maps and modes we'll be getting when Battlefield 1 launches in October. "War Pigeons" will allow you to use the rats of the sky to bombard enemy positions.
Gaming

Did ‘Paladins’ copy ‘Overwatch’? Hi-Rez Studios says no

Hi-Rez Studios, developer of Paladins, has responded to criticism suggesting the team-based shooter is a clone of Blizzard's Overwatch. While noting the similarities, Hi-Rez insists it drew inspiration from Team Fortress 2, instead.
Gaming

How ‘Myst’ co-creator Rand Miller puzzled players again in ‘Obduction’

Find out about the challenges of devising puzzles for games like Myst, Riven, and Obduction from designer Rand Miller — and discover how the development process influences his approach.
Computing

AMD to release three Vega graphic card chips in 2017, with Navi to follow in 2019

A leaked road map reveals that AMD may release three versions of its "Vega" graphics chip in 2017: Vega 10, Vega 11, and Vega 20. The latter chip will be similar to Vega 10, only smaller, and will enable more video memory.
Computing

Play the latest PC games for less with these awesome Steam Machines

The best SteamOS computer for you might not technically be a Steam Machine branded by Valve. Here are the best options on the market, from low-cost streamers to wildly overpowered rigs.
Gaming

Xbox One S hardware bundle includes cross-platform ‘Minecraft’, added content

Microsoft will launch a new Xbox One S hardware bundle at the end of September that includes downloadable copies of Minecraft for the Xbox One and Windows 10, along with an array of bonus Minecraft-themed goodies.
Gaming

With trading, in-game events finally coming to ‘Pokémon Go,’ are battles next?

After in-game events and trading between players are added to Pokémon Go, we may see player-versus-player battles become part of Niantic's augmented reality app.