Microsoft stops making Xbox One consoles

Microsoft has ended manufacturing of all Xbox One consoles, according to a report from The Verge, to “focus on production of Xbox Series X / S,” the company said in a statement Thursday. That decision, Microsoft says, dates back to 2020. As reported by The Verge, Microsoft had already discontinued...

Fortnite returning to iOS, but not to the App Store

After more than a yearlong absence from Apple’s App Store, Fortnite is coming back to iOS devices. But Epic Games’ battle royale blockbuster won’t be returning to the App Store — instead, it will be playable via Apple’s Safari web browser through Nvidia’s GeForce Now game-streaming service. An Android version...

How video games help you play better

The characters in Psychonauts 2 are always talking to me. They offer suggestions, drop hints, and make strong implications. I first noticed these vocal lines, called player nudges, when I was stuck on a platforming puzzle at the beginning of the game — at least, I had thought it was...

Why Peacemaker sticks to a ‘mirrorball helmet,’ according to James Gunn

At a distance, Peacemaker is clearly identifiable from a few details: His red, white, and blue get-up; a bright dove on his chest which symbolizes that peace is so important to him that he’d kill to get it; and a voice that really projects all his terrible opinions and theories...