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Second ‘Battlefield 1’ DLC deploys on September 19th

At Gamescom last week, EA showed off a timeline of future expansions headed to Battlefield 1, including the next to come, In The Name of the Tsar. The game’s second DLC just got a global release date on September 19th, but players who

Classic board game ‘Catan’ is coming to VR, of all places

If you’ve ever thrilled to a hot game of Catan on your table before, you’ll love that you’ll be able to experience the classic territory-building board game in virtual reality. Created by VR developer Experiment 7, with the collaboration of the Catan

The Crazy Laws Keeping Japanese Out of Video Game Competitions

Spectators packed a Seattle arena and 5 million more went online to watch a video-game tournament this summer in which winners each earned $2.2 million, about as much as tennis pro Rafael Nadal won at this year’s

Sony’s new ‘Crystal’ DualShock 4s are red, white and blue

DualShock controllers for PlayStation 3 and 4 have both had a translucent option as far back as 2013. The top case of the “crystal” controller lets you see through to the inner workings of the wireless gaming device, which for

‘The Division’ finally adds to its open-world game map

After spending much of the past year upgrading The Division‘s core gameplay and its player-versus-player content, Ubisoft is ready to turn its attention to fresh player-versus-environment material — and that finally includes a new area to play in. The free Resistance

Sharp is ready to sell 8K consumer TVs now that we all have 4K

While other electronics companies are just getting to consumer 4K screens, Sharp is once again focusing on the next resolution milestone. Today, Sharp announced its 8K AQUOS televisions will be coming to Japan and China in December, with releases

Nintendo and Western Digital bring branded SD cards to Switch

Nintendo has partnered with Western Digital on a line of officially official SanDisk microSDXC cards for its Switch console. What makes them so different? Well, Mario and Link are on the packaging and the 64-and-128 gigabyte cards have Nintendo branding

The Morning After: Weekend Edition

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. Welcome to the weekend. In the US it’s a holiday weekend, which we hope you’ll take advantage of and have plenty of time to read back through all the big news

Bosch’s stain scanner knows what you spilled on your shirt last night

German technology giant Bosch is mostly known for making home appliances. And at IFA 2017, the company is showing off a concept that it hopes can add a new dimension to those products. The X-Spect is a portable

Yamaha’s smart pianos work with Alexa and teach you how to play

Of the many things we expected to see at IFA 2017, cutting-edge instruments weren’t one of them. But Yamaha is using its time in Berlin to showcase the Clavinova all-electric, smart pianos, which use an iOS device and LEDs