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Latest 'Rainbow Six: Siege' season includes the first reworked map

Rainbow Six: Siege has a massive fan base years after launch, but how is it supposed to keep those players interested when new maps and characters will only do so much? By going back to where it all began, it seems. Ubisoft has shared the first detai… Source: Engadget | Latest 'Rainbow Six: Siege' season …

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Stylish JRPG 'The World Ends With You' heads to Switch this October

Over a decade ago, the Nintendo DS action RPG The World Ends With You debuted, placing players in a fantastical version of Tokyo's famous Shibuya shopping district. The youth culture-infused game harnessed the handheld's twin screens, and was adapted… Source: Engadget | Stylish JRPG 'The World Ends With You' heads to Switch this October

How to Play Older Gaming Consoles on HDMI-Only TVs

The nostalgia effect is powerful. If you’re still clinging to your old-school Nintendo Entertainment System (however you pronounce it) there’s no reason to let it collect dust in a closet or a forgotten corner of your home entertainment system. Your older gaming consoles will still work with your fancy new television,…Read more… Source: Kotaku | …

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Realm Royale’s closed beta starts on consoles next week

After amassing thousands of viewers on Twitch.tv, and briefly cracking Steam's top five most-played games in its second week of release, Hi-Rez Studio's decision to bring its free-to-play fantasy shooter Realm Royale (formerly Paladins: Battlegrounds… Source: Engadget | Realm Royale’s closed beta starts on consoles next week

Ben Heck's Atari 800 handheld, part 2

Will Pie Face be defeated at last? Does the Atari 800 portable work? Do we get to see more soldering? Find out in this episode of The Ben Heck Show where Felix and Ben put the finishing touches to the custom printed circuit board and design a las… Source: Engadget | Ben Heck's Atari 800 …

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Recommended Reading: The accent struggle for Alexa and Google Assistant

The accent gap Drew Harwell, The Washington Post Smart speakers (and the virtual assistants they house) offer voice control for so many connected devices it's hard to keep count. Those audio gadgets can also assist with a range of questions — tha… Source: Engadget | Recommended Reading: The accent struggle for Alexa and Google Assistant

'Ghost Recon Wildlands' adds a hardcore permadeath mode

Ubisoft isn't just relying on cameos from aliens and iconic game characters to inject extra life into Ghost Recon Wildlands. When the Special Operation 2 pack arrives on July 24th, it'll include a Ghost Mode that adds some high-stakes realism. For… Source: Engadget | 'Ghost Recon Wildlands' adds a hardcore permadeath mode

Popular 'PUBG' streamer faces ban for playing with cheater

There's no question that PUBG's creators want to crack down on cheating, but some players have wondered: is it really willing to go after superstar players if they play dirty? Apparently, the answer is yes. PUBG Corp has issued a one-month ban to Shr… Source: Engadget | Popular 'PUBG' streamer faces ban for playing with …

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HQ Trivia is rewarding regular players with extra lives

Anyone who's played the frustratingly-addictive HQ Trivia is familiar with the crushing disappointment that follows a wrong answer, especially when you were only a question or two away from the jackpot. So in a bid to stop players rage quitting the a… Source: Engadget | HQ Trivia is rewarding regular players with extra lives

'Fortnite' players are having too much fun with Playground mode

Fortnite's Playground mode might have been designed as a testing ground for newcomers, but that hasn't stopped players with irrepressible creative streaks from constructing things that are a little more niche. From Nintendo 64 monoliths and Mario Kar… Source: Engadget | 'Fortnite' players are having too much fun with Playground mode