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Daniel Starkey

Daniel Starkey

Former Digital Trends Contributor

Daniel Starkey is a freelance game critic currently based in Minneapolis. His work can be found at GameSpot, Eurogamer, and US Gamer. He has a Majora's Mask tattoo on the back of his neck, because let's face it, no game will ever be better.

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How to connect Bluetooth headphones to a PS4

Cut the cord and relinquish that wired lifestyle with this quick primer on how to connect your Bluetooth headphones (or any other Bluetooth device) to a PS4.
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‘Pokémon Quest’ brings mobile-style waiting to Switch

Pokemon Quest is, without question, a mobile game on the Switch. It has all the same time-burning mechanics you'd expect, but brings enough new ideas to the table to make it a worth a download for genuine Pokefans waiting for the next full release.
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‘Pokémon Quest’ beginner’s guide

The newly released, free-to-play Pokemon Quest has just launched on the Nintendo Switch. But we've already got a starting guide both for those playing now, and those wanting to get a head start on their competition when it launches for phones later in June.
State of Decay 2 Review

State of Decay 2 Review

State of Decay 2 struggles with technical issues, despite its inventive take on the zombie survival genre. Cooperative multiplayer and flexible play may appeal to some, but most should steer clear due to pacing issues and a barrage of bugs, some of which can bring your adventure to a halt.
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Activision teases new mode for ‘Destiny 2,’ says Overwatch League will add teams

In an earnings call, Activision Blizzard teased an unannounced upcoming DLC pack for Destiny 2, as well as new professional Overwatch teams, and some big Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 changes. These tidbits provide hints about how the company's most popular games will evolve later this year.
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It’s so realistic, ‘Surviving Mars’ is turning rocket scientists into gamers

A number of scientist streamers have taken to narrating playthroughs of Surviving Mars on YouTube, bringing real science to the game’s particularly precise fiction. We spoke to some to find out more about the successes and failures of simulating space.
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One developer can play ‘Street Fighter II’ anywhere with his AR port

Developer Abhishek Singh created an unofficial AR port of Street Fighter II that lets you superimpose your fights onto the real world!
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‘Fallout 4 VR’ hands-on review

‘Fallout 4 VR’ capably makes the transition to virtual reality, but with some significant bumps.
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‘Need for Speed Payback’ Review

Need for Speed returns with a Fast and Furious-inspired street racing romp. In our Need for Speed Payback Review, we find out if it was worth the wait.
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Learn how to race gracefully with our ‘Gran Turismo Sport’ sportsmanship guide

Racing isn't all about winning. Our Gran Turismo Sport Sportsmanship Guide will help you win while keeping your digital racing rep in check.
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‘Gran Turismo Sport’ review

Gran Turismo 6 launched four years ago. Can its successor return the series to its former glory? Find out in our Gran Turismo Sport Review.
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Pokkén Tournament DX review

Is Pokkén Tournament DX more than a simple Switch port? Find out in our Pokkén Tournament DX review.
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‘Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite’ review

Can the new Marvel vs Capcom satisfy new players and seasoned experts alike. Find out in our Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite review
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Blizzard is hoping to find the fun again with exciting changes to Diablo III and StarCraft II

Blizzard designers at GDC told us how they hope to lure back their causal fans with some exciting changes incoming to both Diablo III and StarCraft II.
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Anyone can help build the next Unreal Tournament, even you

Epic Games is taking an unconventional approach to crowdsourcing, turning to its fan community for assistance developing the next entry in the popular Unreal Tournament multiplayer series.
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Sword Coast Legends: The first game to get Dungeon Mastering right

Sword Coast Legends is an action-RPG with a twist: One player acts as the Dungeon Master, guiding the fate of a party of heroes to challenge, but not doom them.