NBCUniversal, Google Partner Partner on 10 Multi-Episode VR Productions (EXCLUSIVE)

NBCUniversal has partnered with Google to produce and distribute original 360-degree video and 180VR video content for properties like “Saturday Night Live,” Bravo’s “Vanderpump Rules” and SYFY Wire. Altogether, the partnership will result in at least 10 multi-episode VR productions. “We are constantly looking for opportunities to bring consumers new ways to experience content from across the NBCUniversal portfolio,” said NBCUniversal Digital […]

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‘Stardew Valley’ Multiplayer Beta Launches on PC, Mac and Linux

Popular farming simulator/RPG “Stardew Valley” finally launched its multiplayer beta on PC, Mac, and Linux Monday. Publisher Chucklefish first announced the new feature in August 2017. At the time, it expected to start the beta test at the end of the year, then release a patch in early 2018. Obviously, getting multiplayer up and running is taking longer than expected, […]

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Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery game criticised for forcing player to "pay or wait" to save your character from being strangled

Another week, another controversy about video game microtransactions. Last year’s Star Wars: Battlefront II had everyone talking about how egregious it was that progress in unlocking anything was so slow and random that you were pressured into paying real-world money on top of the game’s original price, and in a product based on the biggest family-friendly brand in the world. […]

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Sonos Getting Ready to Introduce New Smart Home Theater Speaker With HDMI

Sonos is getting ready to introduce a new smart home theater speaker, according to a regulatory filing that was made public Monday. The speaker dons the model number S14, and notably features a HDMI port. A Sonos spokesperson declined to comment on the filing. “We are constantly looking at new ways to deliver the best possible experiences for our customers,” […]

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‘Nintendo Labo’ First Week Sales Sluggish in Japan, U.K.

It appears “Nintendo Labo” is struggling to find an audience. It sold through only 30% of its initial shipment in Japan its first week, according to sales tracker Media Create (translated by Siliconera). The educational cardboard construction kits are peripherals for the Nintendo Switch. The Toy-Con 01: Variety Kit costs $69.99 and comes with a physical version of the “Labo” […]

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‘Assassin’s Creed’ Creator Talks New Title and Adapting Video Game Movies

Patrice Desilets, president and creative director at Panache Digital Games, is best known for conjuring up the history-exploring battle between the Assassins and the Knights Templar in Ubisoft’s “Assassin’s Creed.” He served as creative director on the first three games in the bestselling franchise, which spawned a film starring Michael Fassbender in 2016. Desilets also served as the creative director […]

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France Faces Lawsuit After Seizing 'France.com' Domain From Man Whose Owned The Name Since 1994

The domain name, ‘France.com,’ was seized by the French government from a man who has owned the name since 1994. The original owner of the domain name, France.com, has filed a lawsuit to recover the domain name after it was seized by the French government. Now France faces a lawsuit after seizing the domain name from the owner who was […]

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Windows' April 2018 update aims to save you time

Microsoft says its flagship operating system Windows is being updated to help us get more stuff done. The new release — called the "Windows April 2018 Update" — introduces three major features. There's a new timeline view, a feature to help you ignore distractions, and improved voice control. Microsoft is sending Windows to the cloud to make it more useful. […]

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