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Chris Morris

Chris Morris

Chris Morris has covered consumer technology and the video game industry since 1996, offering analysis of news and trends and breaking several major stories for outlets including Fortune Magazine (and its digital operations),, Voice of America and Variety. He’s also a veteran financial journalist with more than 30 years of experience, more than half of which were spent with some of the Internet’s biggest sites, including, where he was Director of Content Development, and Yahoo! Finance, where he was managing editor.

In addition to his activities as a broadcaster, writer, reporter and editor, Chris is also a frequent panel moderator and speaker at major conferences, including South by Southwest, the Consumer Electronics Show and Digital Hollywood.

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Microsoft Xbox Series X review: You’re going to want a Game Pass subscription

A lack of must-have exclusives continues to stall Microsoft’s momentum, despite the Xbox Series X being a hardware beast.
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Microsoft’s emphasis on Forza raises questions about Halo Infinite’s launch date

The E3 Xbox Showcase spent more time on its driving game than the Master Chief.
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EA just made a genius mobile gaming power play with Glu Mobile acquisition

Video game publisher EA desperately needed a mobile arm -- and an inroad to a new type of audience. It may have found one in Glu Mobile.
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The Box is an answer to the unstoppable cardboard pile-up in your house

This e-commerce solution could reduce waste, increase security. But will anyone use it?
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Don’t let CES fool you. All these pandemic gadgets aren’t going to save us

CES 2021 was the perfect stage for pandemic-related innovations, but most companies seemed more interested in cashing in than making real advances.
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This mask with a built-in phone and speakers is the most 2021 invention ever

The MaskFone -- a Bluetooth-enabled mask that allows you to take calls -- could be the most 2021 thing at CES. In fact, we're calling it now.
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This outrageous massage chair has A.I voice control and blackout-proof power

Massage chairs aren't usually all that groundbreaking, but this one from Bodyfriend has an astounding array of features.
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These tunable eyeglasses let you adjust focus on demand

Why settle for bifocals when you could be wearing glasses that can be refocused to suit the situation? That's the idea behind Voy eyeglasses.
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Wild new haptic feedback VR vest looks like something out of Ready Player One

The TactSuit x40 vest from bHaptics uses sound to add a sense of feel to virtual games -- and it look like something straight out of Ready Player One.
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Harman brings live concerts to your car’s headrest

In-car experiences blend streaming and live events through a headrest with 3D spatial audio.
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Cyberpunk 2077 problems shine a harsh light on CD Projekt Red management

Hubris and bad business decisions on the part of CD Projekt Red's leadership result in nearly unprecedented penalties for the failure of Cyberpunk 2077.
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Google’s Stadia turns a year old. What went right? What went wrong?

The transition to cloud streaming hasn’t been as smooth as some were expecting or hoping -- especially for Google Stadia.
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NBA2K outgrows the shadow of the NBA ahead of the series’ next-generation launch

Take-Two CEO says game’s success no longer depends on whether the league is doing well or not.
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Lessons learned: Comparing the Xbox Series X and Xbox One launches

A look back at one of the rockiest console launches in generations -- and what Microsoft learned from it.
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The 5 big PlayStation 5 games you should keep an eye on

Sony’s new PlayStation 5 console has lots of titles on the way. Here are the video games we can’t wait to see.
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The five big Xbox Series X games you should keep an eye on

The launch window for Microsoft's Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S might be light, but there’s some exciting stuff in the pipeline.
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Here’s what Amazon’s Luna means for you

Amazon's Luna gives players a new streaming option with perks impressive enough to compete with xCloud or Google Stadia.
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Surprise Bethesda buyout plays right into Microsoft’s next-gen strategy

Microsoft's acquisition of Bethesda is not about hardware. It’s about games as a service and GamePass and xCloud just got a huge bump.
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Razer CEO: New consoles are ‘going to be huge for us’

Gamer-centric hardware company Razer also has deep interests in other corners of the video game world.
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Sony prepares for war with PlayStation 5 showcase

PlayStation 5 launch will take a much different approach than Xbox Series X.
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Production problems mount as PlayStation 5 launch draws near

Reports of issues with the console’s key chip could be a warning sign, and could give Microsoft an inroad it needs to take an early lead in the console wars.
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Apple’s new App Store rules could help Epic’s antitrust case

Apple changes rules for game streaming services, impacting Microsoft xCloud and Google Stadia.
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Xbox Game Pass adds EA Play at no extra cost

The partnership between the console manufacturer and Madden- and Sims publisher will bring 60 top EA games to players.
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Epic’s battle against Apple faces its first real test of customer loyalty

Avengers storm the latest chapter of Fortnite, but iOS and Android customers are left out of the battle.
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Why didn’t 3D movies and TV ever catch on?

The rise and fall of 3D TV and movies: How Samsung, LG, Hollywood studios, and the NFL killed a once-promising technology.
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How Epic’s war with Apple and Google could backfire

Fortnite creator Epic picks a calculated, but perilous, fight with the two leading mobile giants.
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Halo Infinite delay hobbles the Xbox Series X launch

Microsoft’s new console will still launch this holiday, but an early lead over Sony's PlayStation 5 now seems impossible.
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Halo Infinite delayed until 2021

The Xbox Series X’s premiere launch title won’t launch with highly anticipated console this holiday season.
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Dr Disrespect seems set to resurface on YouTube

An Instagram post and an odd music video from Dr Disrespect hint at his streaming return on YouTube.

Take-Two’s CEO has his doubts about a Netflix pricing model for video games

CEO of Take-Two Interactive Software discusses industry sexual misconduct, getting back to work and new pricing models in the video game space.
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Grand Theft Auto V sales skyrocket after Epic Games Store giveaway

In the six weeks following a promotion, GTA V sold more units than in the same period in any previous year.
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With xCloud bundle, Microsoft takes a page from Nintendo’s playbook

Tying Project xCloud to Xbox Game Pass makes the launch of Xbox Series X the beginning of a new generation and the beta test for the following one.
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Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5: Who will ‘win’ the next console war?

Sony seems to have the short-term advantage, but Microsoft could win the long game in the most unusual console generation yet.
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Microsoft rolls out its big guns, but Xbox Games Showcase misfires

Scarce in-game footage and bloated lineup distract from the games players really wanted to hear about for the Xbox Series X.