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Sunday, May 1, 2016


'Call of Duty' teaser hints at a bleak sci-fi world

Yesterday - Joystiq
The Call of Duty series has been embracing dark sci-fi settings in recent games, and that trend doesn't seem to be slowing down any time soon. Activision has posted a teaser for Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare that gives you a hint as what's coming, a by Jon Fingas

Uber settlement protects travel with your guide dog

Yesterday - Joystiq
Uber has made some effort to accommodate passengers with special needs, but it certainly hasn't been perfect: in 2014, the National Federation of the Blind's California branch sued Uber for denying rides to poor-sighted passengers with guide dogs and by Jon Fingas

Final Fantasy 10 Rocks With This Awesome Drum Cover

Yesterday - Gamespot
YouTube drummer Andrew Fleming has followed up his Sonic "Green Hill Zone" drum cover with a new one published today for the "Battle Theme" from 2001's PlayStation 2 game Final Fantasy X.Like the Sonic video, this one also rocks. Check it out:That fill at 0:42 is probably my favorite part, but the whole thing is really solid.As mentioned, this is n...

Tech doesn't work with children and animals

Yesterday - Joystiq
It's a tale as old as time: Kids and animals don't mix with tech. Whether it's little Billy turning your new flatscreen on and off until it burns out or Rover chewing through another pair of fancy headphones, you'd think we'd know better by now that by Timothy J. Seppala

US surveillance court didn't reject a single spy order last year

Yesterday - Joystiq
For years, critics have claimed that the US' Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court is a pushover: it's allegedly so reluctant to reject spying orders that it's little more than a speed bump for the FBI and NSA. True or not, that reputation isn't a by Jon Fingas

An Update on Star Wars Battlefront 3 Fan Remake and Some New Images

Yesterday - Gamespot
The fan remake of Star Wars Battlefront III, the controversial, ill-fated Star Wars shooter that was in development at Free Radical before being canceled, continues to move forward. The team of Star Wars fans behind the game, Frontwire Studios, today hosted a new livestream where they talked more about their attempts to revive and remake the game a...

Valve will ban Steam cheaters via their linked phone numbers

Yesterday - Joystiq
Valve knows that players cheating on Steam is a serious problem, and it's taking action to address that in a few new ways. One is offering a matchmaking service for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive that's only for folks who've linked their phone numb by Timothy J. Seppala

Sony Taking PlayStation VR on the Road

Yesterday - Gamespot
Sony is again driving a 16-wheeler across the country to promote the PlayStation brand. The company announced this week that the "Road to Greatness" tour is coming back for 2016, making stops at festivals and conventions across the United States. The tour stop at a different city every week now through November.This year, the focus appears to be on...

New Pokemon Go Beta Footage Emerges, Watch It Here

Yesterday - Gamespot
Someone in the Australian Pokemon Go beta testing program has uploaded some footage from the highly anticipated upcoming free-to-play mobile game. The clip below shows off about 10 minutes of footage, covering the character creation process and actual gameplay. Take a look:This is the second time this week that Pokemon Go footage has emerged. The f...

Windows 95 on an Apple Watch is wonderfully impractical

Yesterday - Joystiq
The quest to put Windows 95 on seemingly everything just achieved one of its biggest -- or rather, smallest -- feats to date. Nick Lee managed to get Microsoft's classic operating system running on an Apple Watch by modfiying a WatchKit app to load by Jon Fingas

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