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‘Fortnite’ streamer reportedly arrested after abusing wife while on Twitch

An Australian Fortnite streamer who goes by the name MrDeadMoth has reportedly been arrested after he abused his pregnant wife while live on Twitch. The case of domestic abuse was recorded in a pair of videos that have circulated online. Warning: the streamer’s actions in the clips below are extremely distressing. View at your own […]

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Call of Duty World League levels up its esports competition with 5v5 combat

The Call of Duty World League (CWL) kicked off its esports season this weekend in Las Vegas. And this year, the competitors will play Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 multiplayer in five players against five players 5v5 combat, with all of it broadcast on MLG. The event is expected to draw 12,000 to 15,000 […]

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Eight great board games we played at PAX Unplugged

Welcome to Ars Cardboard, our weekend look at tabletop games! Check out our complete board gaming coverage at cardboard.arstechnica.com. PAX Unplugged, the tabletop board gaming conference that emerged from the PAX video game conference empire, took place in Philadelphia last week. It was bigger and better than last year’s inaugural event, with more space allocated […]

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Obsidian Entertainment finally announces its Fallout: New Vegas successor

A landscape in The Outer Worlds. The color palette seems vibrant. Obsidian Entertainment A cityscape in the game. Obsidian Entertainment Dialogue looks a lot like Fallout: New Vegas. Obsidian Entertainment It looks like there’s a mix of melee and gun combat, of course. Obsidian Entertainment Gunplay in the game. Obsidian Entertainment This looks like the […]

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Fortnite season 7, week 1 challenges: Dance in different forbidden locations

Fortnite season seven has finally arrived along with a chilly winter breeze. Not only are there new locations, an entirely new terrain to experience, a new mode to check out, and new skins to collect, but there are also new weekly challenges to complete. Of the season seven, week one challenges, the most important is […]

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Conan game announcement coming during Kinda Funny’s December 8 showcase

Funcom is going to announce a new Conan game on December 8 during the Kinda Funny Games Showcase. That event will start streaming on Twitch at 10 a.m. Pacific. The studio has been releasing games based on the sword-and-sorcery franchise since the 2008 launch of the online mulitiplayer game Age of Conan. Funcom also released […]

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Bethesda’s attempt to fix a Fallout 76 blunder leaks angry shoppers’ PID [Updated]

Enlarge / The yellow "bulb" lights up with a tap of the right-side helmet button. That’s the only light-up element. Sam Machkovech Bethesda’s latest video game, Fallout 76, launched last month with its share of uneven reviews and responses (including our own), and chief among players’ complaints is that the always-online game is quite buggy. […]

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Tom Cruise finally takes a stand… on your parents’ terrible TV settings

I’m taking a quick break from filming to tell you the best way to watch Mission: Impossible Fallout (or any movie you love) at home. pic.twitter.com/oW2eTm1IUA — Tom Cruise (@TomCruise) December 4, 2018 Anyone who owns a high-definition TV has likely experienced the nagging sensation of something being not quite right when watching films. It’s […]

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Players find secret emulation menu hidden in PlayStation Classic

[embedded content] A quick demonstration of the hidden emulation options on the PlayStation Classic. In our recent review of the PlayStation Classic, we expressed dismay that the $ 99 plug-and-play device didn’t offer much in the way of visual or emulation options, despite using an off-the-shelf open source emulator at its core. Now, some users […]

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Play Ventures will invest $30 million in game startups

Play Ventures is raising a $ 30 million fund to invest in game startups. The company will be run by Harri Manninen of Helsinki and Henric Suuronen of Singapore, but it will invest in startups around the world. It shows that some investors view games as a ripe opportunity for startups, even though the $ 139 […]