Australia Misspells ‘Responsibility’ On New $50 Bill

People in Australia have noticed a misprint in the newly released $50 bills. The banknotes misspelled the word "responsibility" in the micro-text for Edith Cowan's historic speech as the first female member of the country's Parliament.

Culture May 10, 2019

New Bill Will Ban Games From Selling Loot Boxes And Pay-To-Win Microtransactions To Kids

A U.S. senator wants to make loot boxes and pay-to-win microtransactions aimed at children illegal. Josh Hawley said that game developers should not be allowed to monetize addiction.

Culture May 10, 2019

You Can Stream ‘Avengers: Endgame’ On Disney+ Starting Dec.11

At this point, everyone has probably watched ‘Avengers: Endgame,’ the epic finale to the Marvel saga. In case you haven’t yet, or you won’t, it’s heading to Disney+ this December.

Culture May 9, 2019

How To Play Classic ‘Minecraft’ Using Just Your Browser

In celebration of 10 years of 'Minecraft,' Mojang has made the original version available to play for free. 'Minecraft' Classic is now fully playable directly from web browsers.

Culture May 9, 2019

Fortnite Season 9 Starts May 9: Here's What To Expect

Epic Games just released its first teaser for the upcoming season of 'Fortnite'. Similar to previous seasons, Season 9 is expected to offer tons of surprises for new and old players alike.

Culture May 7, 2019

Square Enix Wants Its Mysterious 'Avengers' Video Game To Win Game Of The Year

Square Enix hasn’t shared much about the 'Avengers' game that’s currently in development. But a job listing for a narrative director will be tasked to creating an emotional experience so compelling that the game eventually wins the industry's top award.

Culture May 6, 2019

‘Get Wrecked’ And ‘Potato Aim’ Among The Only Acceptable Xbox Live Trash Talk, Says Microsoft

Online multiplayer is a melting pot of people with bad mouths and equally awful behavior. Microsoft wants to fix that by adjusting the language players use to trash talk others.

Culture May 6, 2019

So 'Shovel Knight' Is Actually A 3D Game

A YouTuber discovered that the 2D side scroller 'Shovel Knight' is actually a 3D game. A developer from Yacht Club Games also confirmed and explained why the game was built in a 3D engine.

Culture April 29, 2019

Nintendo Switch ‘Boost Mode’ Overclocks CPU, Makes Games Load Faster — But There’s A Catch

Nintendo Switch’s new Boost Mode speeds up loading times on some games. Emphasis on 'some games' because developers must first update their software to support the new overclocking feature.

Culture April 29, 2019

Fake German Heiress Anna Sorokin Convicted Of Fraud After Fooling Banks And Scamming New York's Elite

A New York court has convicted Anna Sorokin on several counts of heft of services, grand larceny and attempted grand larceny. The Russian-born German national managed to fraud several friends and businesses by pretending to be a wealthy heiress.

Culture April 28, 2019

Overwatch League Now Has Very Own Official Beer Sponsor

The 'Overwatch' League now has an official beer sponsor. This is courtesy of a newly signed partnership with beverage maker AB InBev for the Bud Light beer brand.

Culture April 30, 2019

Respawn Pushes Back 'Titanfall' Development In Favor Of 'Apex Legends'

Respawn Entertainment wants to keep focused on growing the surprise hit 'Apex Legends.' To do so, they will follow a detailed schedule that involves delaying other games currently in development such as 'Titanfall.'

Culture April 30, 2019

The Nintendo 3DS Is On Its Dying Breath, It Seems

During its latest briefing, Nintendo didn't mention the future of its 3DS business, and there haven't been any announcement of new games. This could be the sign that the handheld console is nearing its end.

Culture April 28, 2019

Persona 5 S Action RPG Is Coming Out On The Nintendo Switch

The 'Persona' franchise has grown by yet another title with 'Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers,' a new action RPG that's inspired by 'Dynasty Warriors.' It's expected to come out for both the Sony PlayStation 4 and the Nintendo Switch.

Culture April 26, 2019

Nintendo 'Mario Kart Tour' For Android Now Accepting Beta Applications

'Mario Kart Tour' is now open for beta testing to interested participants in the United States and Japan. Applications are open until May 7 and the actual testing will wrap up on June 4.

Culture April 26, 2019

$15,000 Prosthetic Leg Lost By Skydiver Dion Calloway While 10,000 Feet In The Air Found In Lumberyard

Dion Calloway was skydiving when he lost his prosthetic leg. When it was found. the artificial limb was intact and did not appear damaged even after falling from 10,000 feet in the air.

Culture April 26, 2019

Epic Games Says It'll Stop Exclusives If Steam Gives Devs A Bigger Revenue Cut

Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney says the company is going to end exclusives if Valve agrees to give developers a bigger revenue share. The Epic Games Store shares 88 percent of revenue to devs, while Steam offers a 70-30 split.

Culture April 26, 2019

Nintendo: No New Switch Model Announcement At E3

It looks like Nintendo’s E3 will be about games entirely. Nintendo’s president has confirmed that there’ll be no announcements whatsoever of a new Switch model at the presentation.

Culture April 26, 2019

Planet Zoo Is Theme Park Sim 'Zoo Tycoon' Fans Have Been Waiting For

'Planet Zoo' is set to arrive in fall this year as the newest title in the life simulation genre. It focuses on animals and keeping a zoo running by tackling all relevant aspects throughout a typical day.

Culture April 26, 2019

New ‘Overwatch’ Workshop Lets Players Create Their Very Own Custom Games

Blizzard Entertainment announced the 'Overwatch' Workshop, which is described as a simplified game scripting system. The Workshop update is currently available on PC and has now gone live in the game's public test server.

Culture April 25, 2019

Cheaper Nintendo Switch ‘Mini’ Might Be Revealed At E3

Nintendo might surprise-reveal a Nintendo Switch Mini at its E3 presentation this June. There’s a modest upgrade apparently in the works, too, but no Pro model, says Bloomberg.

Culture April 25, 2019

Super Mario Maker 2 Will Be Out On Nintendo Switch This June 28

Nintendo will release 'Super Mario Maker 2' for the Switch on June 28. Other things, such as whether it’ll get a co-op mode, remain unclear at this point.

Culture April 25, 2019

BioWare Launches Incomplete 'Anthem' Update, And Players Aren't Happy

'Anthem' players aren't pleased with the new 1.1.0 update. While BioWare added features such as a new Stronghold called Sunken Cell, it didn't quite deliver on its promise for its Act 1 roadmap.

Culture April 24, 2019

Nintendo's Legendary Game Boy Turns 30 Years Old

Congratulations are in order for Nintendo as Game Boy celebrates its 30th birthday. For that, here is a look back at Game Boy's remarkable milestone that spans three decades.

Culture April 23, 2019

No Budget To Travel? This Company Can Fake A Vacation For Your Instagram

In fact, some of the enviable travel photos on the Instagram Explore page are probably fake. A recent study reveals that 10 percent of people post fake vacation pictures on social media.

Culture April 22, 2019

Nintendo Switch Will Soon Be Released In China By Tencent

Chinese authorities in the province of Guangdong authorized Tencent Holdings to distribute the Nintendo Switch console. The popular hybrid gaming console comes preinstalled with a test version of the 'New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe.'

Culture April 21, 2019

Players Review Bomb 'Assassin's Creed Unity' ... With Positive Ratings, After Ubisoft's Notre-Dame Efforts

In just a few days, the average user review of 'Assassin's Creed Unity' on Steam is going from 'Mixed' to 'Very Positive.' That's because of a 'reverse review-bombing' following Ubisoft's efforts in helping with the Notre Dame Cathedral's restoration.

Culture April 20, 2019

Next-Gen Xbox, Aka Anaconda, Will Be 'More Advanced' Than The PlayStation 5: Insiders

Insiders claim that the next-gen Xbox is going to be 'more advanced' than the PlayStation 5. If true, then the Xbox could retain its title as 'the world's most powerful console.'

Culture April 20, 2019

Ubisoft Honors Notre Dame Cathedral By Letting People Play 'Assassin’s Creed Unity' For Free

Ubisoft donated €500,000 to help with the restoration and reconstruction of the Notre Dame de Paris Cathedral. Apart from its donation, 'Assassin's Creed Unity' on PC comes free to download until April 25.

Culture April 19, 2019

Nintendo Switch Pro Model Reportedly Delayed, But Cheaper And Smaller Version Will Arrive This Fall

Nikkei reports that a next-generation Nintendo Switch model is further off than initially rumored. A smaller version that’s cheaper than the current console will reportedly arrive this fall, though.

Culture April 18, 2019

PlayStation 5 Will Be Sold At An ‘Appealing’ Price

Sony says the PlayStation 5 will have killer specs. Now, it’s also saying the console will be sold at an appealing price, so what’s the deal?

Culture April 18, 2019

Gears 5 Gearing Up For Multiplayer Unveiling This June

Microsoft confirmed the multiplayer mode reveal of 'Gears 5' is happening in June during new eSports TV show. The upcoming third-person video game is anticipated to be one of Microsoft’s biggest game launches for 2019.

Culture April 17, 2019

GameStop Will Let You Return New Games For Full Credit Within Two Days Of Purchase

GameStop’s new Guaranteed to Love It seems perfect for speedrunners: buy the game, return it within two days, and get full store credit. There are caveats, of course.

Culture April 17, 2019

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Adds Joker From ‘Persona 5’ Via DLC, Stage Builder, And Video Editor

Version 3.0 of ‘Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’ adds a new Stage Builder and video editor. If you can afford the optional DLC, you also get Joker from 'Persona 5.'

Culture April 17, 2019

Capcom Home Arcade Is The New Retro Console With 16 Classic Games

Capcom has announced its take on the retro console. Called the Capcom Home Arcade, it's a plug-and-play device that comes with 16 preinstalled classics and two 'competition-class' joysticks and buttons.

Culture April 17, 2019

Sony Reveals First PlayStation 5 Details: SSD, PS4 Backward Compatibility, And More

The first few details of Sony's next-generation console have been revealed. Presumably called PlayStation 5, it's going to boast PlayStation 4 backward compatibility, SSD, Ryzen and Radeon chips, and compatibility with current-gen PlayStation VR headsets.

Culture April 17, 2019

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Blasts Through 2 Million Sales In 10 Days

'Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice' could now be FromSoftware's fastest-selling title. The single-player action-adventure game sold 2 million copies in just 10 days, toppling 'Dark Souls III' at the top with 3 million sales in two months.

Culture April 16, 2019

Fire Ravages Notre Dame Cathedral In Paris Destroying Entire Wooden Interior Of Medieval Church

The Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris was caught on a massive fire that swept the roof portion where restorations were done. Firefighters managed to save the main cathedral together with all the historical artifacts, and no fatalities were reported.

Culture April 16, 2019

Nintendo Switch Update 8.0.0 Out Now: Zoom, Save Transfers, New Icons, Everything Else

Firmware version 8.0.0 is now out for all Nintendo Switch owners, adding a way to transfer save data, new profile icons, and more. Read the full patch notes here.

Culture April 16, 2019

Free-To-Play 'Forza Street' Now Available On PC, With Android And iOS Versions Coming Later

'Forza Street' is the new free-to-play racing title for Windows 10. It's set to launch on Android and iOS too, making it the first in the series to go beyond the PC and Xbox platforms.

Culture April 16, 2019

Confirmed (Again): 'God Of War' Isn't Getting A DLC

Director Cory Barlog has confirmed again that 'God of War' isn't going to get a DLC. It all started with a tweet that was actually referring to the free stuff as part of the game's anniversary celebration rather than an expansion.

Culture April 15, 2019

Game Of Thrones Season 8 Episode 1 'Winterfell' Analysis: Major Spoilers Ahead

Episode 1 of 'Game of Thrones' season 8 has finally arrived. With this first episode comes a potent mix of nostalgia and uncertainty: will the North survive the winter?

Culture April 15, 2019

Friends Hacked McDonald's Self-Service Machine To Get Free Burger: Here's How They Did It

Two Australians figure out a way to get a free burger from self-serving kiosks in McDonald's. The secret? Get 10 orders of patty-less burgers first.

Culture April 15, 2019

Sony Just Filed A Patent For Watching Live eSports Via PlayStation VR Like You’re Actually There

Watching eSports could soon be a more dynamic experience for Sony PlayStation VR owners, as detailed in two patents. The problem is, patents don’t always become real products or features.

Culture April 15, 2019

This Is Apparently Microsoft’s All-Digital Xbox One S

Microsoft’s all-digital Xbox One S is allegedly launching on May 7. It will come preinstalled with three games and is rumored to cost about $260.

Culture April 15, 2019

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