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Nintendo quietly upgrades the Switch with up to 9 hours of battery life

Sponsored Links Devindra Hardawar/Engadget The murmurs of an upgraded Switch were true — although you might want to put hopes for a Switch Pro on ice, at least for now. Nintendo has quietly unveiled a new revision of the standard Switch with dramatically improved battery life. Instead of the original’s 2.5 to 6.5 hours, the …

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Blizzard will shut down ‘Overwatch’ matches when it spots cheating

Sponsored Links Activision Blizzard Blizzard thinks it has a straightforward way to prevent Overwatch cheaters from wrecking others’ matches: bring those matches to a screeching halt. As part of a developer update, Game Director Jeff Kaplan has revealed that Blizzard will automatically shut down matches when it detects cheating. It’s not certain how the studio …

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‘Space Invaders’ movie is closer to becoming a reality

Sponsored Links KAZUHIRO NOGI via Getty Images Warner Bros. bought the movie rights to Space Invaders years ago, and now it looks ready to do something with the classic alien-blasting franchise. Deadline reports that Warner’s New Line Cinema is advancing production on the film, with Mortal Kombat reboot writer Greg Russo handling the script. There’s …

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1989 promo shows the ‘Terminator’ NES game that never was

Sponsored Links Sunsoft/Gaming Alexandria, YouTube The very first game based on The Terminator was supposed to be an NES side-scroller from Sunsoft, but it never panned out that way. The company lost the movie license and reworked the game into what would become Journey to Silius. However, evidence of what that game looked like was …

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PR: CoinDeal Celebrates Premier League Sponsorship Renewal With Token Launch

<header class=”article__header”> </header> <small><i>This is a paid press release, which contains forward looking statements, and should be treated as advertising or promotional material. Bitcoin.com is not responsible for or liable for any content, accuracy or quality within the press release.</i></small> Coindeal’s popularity and number of new users are growing very fast. The exchange will soon …

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New Betting Game Allows People to Wager on BTC’s Next Block Fee

<header class=”article__header”> </header> <strong>Bitcoin core (<a class=”lar-automated-link” href=”https://markets.bitcoin.com/crypto/BTC” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>BTC</a>) prices have been rising sharply over the last few weeks and people have also noticed <a class=”lar-automated-link” href=”https://markets.bitcoin.com/crypto/BTC” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>BTC</a> transaction fees have spiked as well. Now there’s a new gaming site called Guess Bitcoinfees allowing people to bet on the 24-hour average …

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Steam will stop supporting Ubuntu Linux over 32-bit compatibility

Sponsored Links Jon Fingas/Engadget If you’re a Linux gamer who prefers Ubuntu, you might want to look for another distribution in the near future. Valve is dropping official support for Ubuntu in Steam as of the operating system’s upcoming 19.10 release, which will cut 32-bit x86 components. The Steam crew aims to “minimize breakage” for …

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‘Harry Potter: Wizards Unite’ rolls out to 25 more countries

Sponsored Links Jon Fingas/Engadget If you were disappointed at being left out of the initial Harry Potter: Wizards Unite launch, don’t worry — there’s a good chance you can play now. Niantic’s augmented reality sorcery is now available on Android and iOS in 25 more countries. This includes Canada and Mexico in the Americas as …

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Watch Games Done Quick’s summer charity event starting June 23rd

Sponsored Links Nintendo If you’re hoping to immerse yourself in video games now that summer has officially reached the northern hemisphere, you’re in luck. Games Done Quick is kicking off its annual summer charity livestream (below) on June 23rd at 12:30PM ET, and you can expect some very eclectic speedrunning in the name of a …

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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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