More people than ever are playing video games

Look around you. Can you see them? Those people around you are gamers. At least, two out of three of them are, according to a report from Nielsen, the group known primarily for its TV ratings. 64 percent of the United States population, aged 13 and older, are gamers, Nielsen says. That’s up from 58 percent […]

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Super Mario Odyssey to headline Nintendo’s E3 plans

Nintendo on Thursday announced plans for a Direct presentation on June 13 at 9 a.m. Pacific, right in the thick of E3. During the presentation, there will be a spotlight for games headed to the Nintendo Switch in 2017, with a particular focus on Super Mario Odyssey, which is set for a release later this year. […]

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Game of Thrones vet joins the New Mutants movie

Two of Hollywood’s most promising young actors have joined the New Mutants films, an X-Men spinoff directed by Josh Boone. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Game of Thrones’ Maisie Williams and The Witch’s Anya Taylor-Joy have signed on to the project, about a group of teenaged mutant superheroes-in-training. The report claims Williams is set to play […]

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Mass Effect is on hiatus, BioWare Montreal is a support studio – report

The Mass Effect series and BioWare’s Montreal studio, the primary team behind Mass Effect: Andromeda, will see some changes following the troubled release of one of this spring’s most anticipated games. According to a report from Kotaku, some BioWare Montreal staff are at work on EA Motive and DICE’s Star Wars Battlefront II, while others will help support BioWare’s other games […]

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How to take a screenshot on the Samsung Galaxy S8

With the removal of Samsung’s trademarked physical home button from the Galaxy S8 and S8+, the procedure for taking a screenshot has slightly changed. Thankfully, Samsung is now using the standard Android method, but the company has also included several other ways to capture sections of your smartphone’s display… more…

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Rime on the Switch will not cost more than everywhere else

Rime‘s publisher has elected to change the title’s price on the Nintendo Switch to match other platforms, though that comes with a caveat. Rime is the upcoming adventure title from Tequila Softworks and publisher Grey Box. That publisher initially announced that the title would sell for $29.99 on the PlayStation 4, PC and Xbox One. […]

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Google Play Store version 7.8.16 brings a new app icon

Google has a reputation for the constantly-evolving aesthetics of its software products, despite the thankfully otherwise stabilizing influence of Material Design. The latest version of the Play Store app changes its app icon once again, ditching the shopping bag of old… more…

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9to5Toys Lunch Break: WD 4TB Portable Hard Drive, Caseology Samsung/LG Cases from $4, Beats Powerbeats3 $130, more

Keep up with the best gear and deals on the web by signing up for the 9to5Toys Newsletter. Also, be sure to check us out on: Twitter, RSS Feed, Facebook, Google+ and Safari push notifications. TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS: WD 4TB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive: $100 (Reg. $120) Caseology cases on sale: Galaxy S8/Plus, S7/Edge, LG G6, more from $4 Beats Powerbeats3 discounted to […]

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The Yo-Kai Watch cash cow seems to be drying up

Yo-Kai Watch has been riding high for Level-5 and Bandai Namco over the last half-a-decade or so. Between the anime, games, manga and toys, it had an insane run in Japan and a modest surge here in North America. That ride seems to be on a downward trend. Bandai Namco indicated that Yo-Kai Watch brought […]

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iPhone 8 processor production may be closer than we thought

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has reportedly started producing Apple’s A11 processor for the upcoming iPhone 7s, iPhone 7s Plus and iPhone 8. The firm originally aimed to start assembling the chip in April, but production was delayed when it encountered a number of issues with the 10-nanometer FinFET manufacturing process. “TSMC has begun 10nm chip production for […]

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