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A brief history of cheating at video games

Sponsored Links AleksandarGeorgiev via Getty Images For as long as we’ve played games, there have been players willing to break the rules in order to win. Whether it’s rolling weighted dice, counting cards, or hip checking pinball machines, you can bet your bottom dollar that if there’s a game of chance, someone’s working to work …

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Verizon’s fiber network connects NBA arenas for 1080p broadcasts

Sponsored Links Steve Russell via Getty Images Verizon (Engadget’s parent company) plans to connect all NBA arenas to a high-speed fiber network for better HD broadcast support. When the network is up and running in the second half of 2020, the league will be able to broadcast games from every team in 1080p resolution, and …

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In ‘John Wick Hex,’ time is the most precious commodity

“John always double-taps.” Mike Bithell, the creator of John Wick Hex, is showing off the game for the first time at E3 2019, in a mirrored room at the Hotel Figueroa that feels ripped right out of The Continental. In his game, every time a player chooses to shoot, the miniature version of John Wick …

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YouTube TV gifts free Showtime subscriptions to ‘longtime friends’

Sponsored Links Gary Gershoff via Getty Images If you’ve subscribed to YouTube TV for a while, then it’s likely you’re getting free Showtime this summer. If you are a “longtime friend” of the service, then you’ll get the cable channel for “no cost” through September 5th, 2019. Users can activate the officer by going to …

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Redbox, Lionsgate deal keeps new movies in kiosks

Sponsored Links Smith Collection/Gado via Getty Images Lionsgate has signed a multi-year agreement with Redbox on its titles, including day-and-date distribution for its discs. Films from the studio will be available to rent at Redbox’s 42,000 kiosks on the same day they go on sale. It’s a good sign for the DVD rental operator, which …

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Stop saying ‘Minecraft Earth’ is essentially ‘Pokémon Go’

Minecraft Earth is a mobile AR game, but that doesn’t mean it’s Pokémon Go. Yes, it uses a mobile device. Yes, it superimposes digital objects on the physical landscape — but that’s just the definition of AR. Many stories and conversations about Minecraft Earth immediately compare it to Pokémon Go, describing it in terms of …

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JLab’s true wireless earbuds offer 70 hours of total listening time

Sponsored Links JLab Audio JLab Audio might have a simple solution to competing with wireless earbud heavyweights like Apple and Samsung: offer ridiculously long battery life. It just introduced truly wireless Epic Air Sport earbuds whose centerpiece is a claimed 70 hours of total battery life, with 10 in the earbuds themselves and another 60 …

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‘Twin Mirror’ will be a one-year Epic Games Store exclusive

A year after revealing Twin Mirror at E3 2018, Dontnod Entertainment said it’s delaying the first of the psychological thriller’s three episodes until 2020. It was previously slated to arrive sometime this year. Dontnod (also the creator of Life is Strange and Vampyr) also confirmed that, when Twin Mirror does arrive, it’ll be an Epic …

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Microsoft’s new ‘Flight Simulator’ looks like a wild 4K ride

Sponsored Links Microsoft showed off the next version of its Flight Simulator game at E3 2019, and it looks incredible. The company began the video teaser, which you can check out below, by showing off a scene from the skies that it says was captured in real-time 4K. As you might expect, the new Flight …

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Watch EA’s pre-E3 Play event starting at 12:30PM Eastern

Sponsored Links Christian Petersen/Getty Images EA is about to kick off E3 in earnest with its pre-expo Play event, and it’s unsurprisingly offering gamers a chance to tune in. The company is streaming Play starting at 12:30PM Eastern with a slew of news on the slate. You won’t hear more about Anthem, but you can …

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