FBI Kept List Of D&D Players

The FBI gathered a list of D&D players as part of the Unabomber investigation, newly-published files reveal. The suggestion players were involved appears to have come from a particularly paranoid player. The documents were published by the Muckrock site, which specializes in obtaining documents under the Freedom Of Information Act. They include a memo written […]

Sega Games Come To Mobile

Sega is launching a range of classic games to play on iOS and Android. They’ll be free to play with ads, or $1.99 ad-free. While the Sega Forever games will be a mix of straight ports and emulation, they’ll also have some more contemporary features such as game saves, an online high score leaderboard, and […]

Interactive Stories Debut On Netflix

Netflix has unveiled the first three shows to offer an interactive story mode. There’s bad news for Android and Apple TV users though. Reports about the concept broke back in March when rumor had it Netflix would test the idea with a children’s show before extending it to adult stories. The first show, Puss in […]

Atari Making New Console

Atari has confirmed it’s making a new console. As with the NES Classic, it’s hardware design is modelled on a retro original, namely the Atari 2600. The company put out a teaser trailer showing the familiar wood grain styling, albeit with a major sheen, along with the name Ataribox. While that prompted some debate about […]

GTA Modding Tool OpenIV Shut Down

Take-Two has forced the shutdown of one of the most popular ways of modding Grand Theft Auto. It says it ordered the removal of the OpenIV tool because it was enabling player harassment in GTA Online. The developers of OpenIV say they received a legal letter from Take Two earlier this month demanding a shutdown. […]

Sprint Offers Free Service For 13 Months

Sprint is offering free unlimited calls and data for more than a year to try to win customers from rivals. There are no major catches, but a big ulterior motive. The deal isn’t being widely promoted and is mainly being directly marketed to known Verizon customers. However, it appears the emphasis on Verizon is merely […]

LA To Shine The Bat-Signal

The bat-signal will shine in the skies of Los Angeles tonight as a tribute to the late Adam West. The city’s mayor Eric Garcetti and police chief Charlie Beck will switch on the signal at a public event at City Hall at 9pm. It’s already got its own hashtag, namely #BrightKnight. Fans are invited to […]

When a Mousepad Becomes a Wireless Charger

Logitech has produced a mouse pad with a built-in wireless charger. One downside is that it’s a proprietary technology. Seeing your wireless mouse run out of battery is certainly one of modern computing’s annoyances, often prompting the realization that you didn’t quite get around to recharging a spare battery and you’re going to have to […]

Xbox One X To Cost $499

Microsoft has confirmed the oddly-titled X Box One X, a new version of the console bringing increased power but with a $499 price tag in the US. The specs unveiled clearly show Microsoft is targeting the most hardcore gamer by not only matching the PS4 Pro’s 4K display, but having more RAM (12GB to 8) […]

Nintendo Switch Gets Netflix-Style Classics Library

Nintendo says Switch owners will be able to subscribe to a library of classic games. It’ll be an unlimited use, Netflix style setup. The service will cost $4 a month, $8 for three months or $20 a year. As well as the classic games, the fee will cover online multiplay, though you’ll need a separate […]

iPhone Screen Repairs Could Get Easier

Apple is to let third-party repairers use an authorized machine to make it easier to fix cracked iPhone screens. It denies proposed state laws have pressured it into doing so. The move isn’t so much about simple cracks, but rather those where either the damage itself or the process of restoring it could affect functionality. […]

Sony To Include ‘Clean Versions’ Of Movie Downloads

Sony is to make a “clean version” of 24 movies available for family home viewing. They’ll come alongside rather than in place of the original. For now at least, the edited versions will only be available on digital download services, namely iTunes, Vudu and Fandango Now. They’ll be free of charge to download when you […]