Tech News from Around the Globe

The first-gen Echo Show 5 drops down to $45 ahead of Prime Day

Engadget - Mon, 06/14/2021 - 3:10am
That matches the device's lowest price to date.

Every game Microsoft just said was coming to Xbox Game Pass - CNET

CNet Tech News - Sun, 06/13/2021 - 8:00pm
At E3 2021, most of Microsoft's big upcoming Xbox releases are coming to Game Pass subscribers.

Hand-drawn adventure game 'Minute of Islands' gets a surprise E3 release

Engadget - Sun, 06/13/2021 - 7:15pm
At E3 this year, Studio Fizbin has announced a release date for 'Minute of Islands'. It's available on PC, PlayStation and Nintendo Switch right now.

E3 2021 PC Gaming Show's highlights have something for everyone - CNET

CNet Tech News - Sun, 06/13/2021 - 7:09pm
From kid-friendly, adorable Tinykin to gory, bizarro 8-bit Project Warlock and stops in between.

Loki series release dates: When does episode 2 hit Disney Plus? - CNET

CNet Tech News - Sun, 06/13/2021 - 4:59pm
Here's when and how to watch the impressive new Marvel series.

Skater Girl on Netflix a powerful, joyful story of challenging the status quo - CNET

CNet Tech News - Sun, 06/13/2021 - 4:58pm
The movie's director and lead actors discuss the film about skateboarding in rural India, and the importance of authentic representation.

A 'Slime Rancher' sequel is coming to Xbox Series X and PC in 2022

Engadget - Sun, 06/13/2021 - 4:13pm
'Slime Rancher 2' will bring a cute, open-world life simulator to Xbox Series X and PC in 2022.

Apple was told to quietly supply data on Trump's White House counsel in 2018

Engadget - Sun, 06/13/2021 - 3:40pm
Apple was quietly subpoenaed for information on Trump's White House counsel, Don McGahn, and wasn't allowed to talk about it.

'Babylon's Fall' will put a co-op twist on the PlatinumGames formula

Engadget - Sun, 06/13/2021 - 3:39pm
Surprise! Babylon's Fall is an online RPG.

Square Enix E3 2021: Everything about Final Fantasy, Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers and more - CNET

CNet Tech News - Sun, 06/13/2021 - 3:33pm
Square Enix leaned on some of its most high profile series -- like Hitman and its Marvel titles.

The first six 'Final Fantasy' games are getting 'pixel perfect' remakes

Engadget - Sun, 06/13/2021 - 3:30pm
While this isn't quite what we've seen already with more recent Final Fantasy titles, Square Enix is giving the first six games in the RPG series a 'pixel remaster' treatment.

'Stranger of Paradise Final Fantasy Origin' is a violent spin-off from the 'Nioh' team

Engadget - Sun, 06/13/2021 - 3:17pm
Team Ninja and Tetsuo Nomura aren't pulling any punches.

'Life is Strange: True Colors' somehow makes empathy a cool superpower

Engadget - Sun, 06/13/2021 - 3:00pm
his time around, you play as 21-year-old Alex Chen, who’s moved to Haven Springs in Colorado to reunite with her brother Gabe. According to the new E3 trailer, Alex seems to be amazed by the life Gabe has made for himself, and the warm characters that live in this small mountain town. But this is LIS, and tragedy is usually only a few narrative beats away. Gabe mysteriously passes away, and True Colors focuses on Alex’s efforts to figure out what happened and what was responsible for Gabe’s death. Oh and she has some high-level empath talents that will help her on the way.

Time-loop thriller 'Twelve Minutes' arrives August 19th on Xbox and PC

Engadget - Sun, 06/13/2021 - 2:52pm
'Twelve Minutes' comes to Xbox and PC on August 19th, complete with James McAvoy, Daisy Ridley and Willem Dafoe in the cast.

‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ is more 'Deus Ex' than 'Avengers'

Engadget - Sun, 06/13/2021 - 2:40pm
The next Square Enix Marvel game, Guardians of the Galaxy, has just been announced for an October 26th release. This time Eidos-Montréal is taking the reins and leading the partnership in a very different direction.

'Guardians of the Galaxy' hits Xbox, PlayStation and PC on October 26th

Engadget - Sun, 06/13/2021 - 2:24pm
It's a narrative, third-person, action-adventure title from the Deus Ex folks.

Musk says Tesla will accept Bitcoin when clean energy is used in mining - Roadshow

CNet Tech News - Sun, 06/13/2021 - 2:21pm
Automaker stopped accepting the cryptocurrency earlier this year.

The Xbox Mini Fridge will keep your gamer juice cool this holiday season

Engadget - Sun, 06/13/2021 - 2:12pm
It's not yet clear whether the Xbox Series X-style appliance will be a giveaway or a thing you can buy.

Xbox at E3 2021: Everything about Starfield, Halo Infinite, Forza Horizon 5, Stalker 2 and Xbox mini-fridge - CNET

CNet Tech News - Sun, 06/13/2021 - 2:11pm
The tech giant showed off its highly anticipated upcoming games, including the next Halo title, a Disney partnership for Sea of Thieves and more. Also, there's a mini-fridge.

Get ready to 'Xbox and chill' with new Xbox Mini-Fridge - CNET

CNet Tech News - Sun, 06/13/2021 - 2:04pm
The joke that keeps on giving.