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PlayStation Plus vs. Games With Gold May Comparison

This PlayStation Plus vs. Games with Gold Comparison Chart provides an easy visual aid to compare the list of free games offered by both PlayStation + (Plus) subscriptions, and Xbox Live Gold subscriptions. The purpose of this chart is to provide a service for readers that compares the game offerings listed by both subscriptions, so that readers can get a sense of what is being offered per month. This means that the total retail value is based on a month by month basis, and is not cumulative, as certain games are sometimes relisted several times (relisted games are highlighted in yellow).  Please note that the games listed below are listed with their retail value at the time of the promotion, and a link to their respective IGN review when applicable. Also note the differences between PlayStation Plus’ and the Xbox One Games with Gold service to only have access to downloaded titles while maintaining an active subscription, versus the ability to play a downloaded Xbox 360 title for free, even after subscription is no longer active. The list is meant as a general guide and doesn’t mean to imply that value comparisons are the same for every player. For example,…

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Magic: The Gathering Issues Rare Emergency Card Ban

Magic: The Gathering has issued a rare emergency card ban effective today. One card in a popular but dramatically overpowered two-card combo is now illegal in Standard play. Publisher Wizards of the Coast announced the emergency ban two days after they put out their April “Banned and Restricted” cards list, prompting players to raise an eyebrow at the delay. Advertisement Over the last few months, Wizards of the Coast noticed that, when Felidar Guardian and Saheeli Rai are in play together, Felidar Guardian can be infinitely replicated until its owner has an army of lethal cats. It is known as the Copy Cat Combo. About 40% of Magic Online Standard League decks contained the combo—a percentage that does not reflect how often it was built into IRL decks. Wizards of the Coast Players are happy the killer combo is dead in Standard, but unhappy with how long it took to kill. Several have said that Wizards should strive to announce bans between set releases and pro tours when possible. Usually, Wizards of the Coast designates banned cards in their “Banned and Restricted” cards list, so the two-day delay cost them some trust. READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!


I Freaking Love This ThinkPad

All images: Alex Cranz/Gizmodo I was walking through the office with Lenovo’s ThinkPad X1 Carbon dangling between two fingers when my colleague spied the logo. “That was my first computer,” she said with immeasurable fondness. The ThinkPad was a lot of people’s first computer. Early ThinkPads were built like a tank and ran smooth like a spinning top. These days, the brand, which IBM sold to Lenovo a decade ago, doesn’t have quite its 90s cachet, but its continues to be a workhorse—and the new fifth generation of its stellar Carbon line is a slick refinement of everything you’ve ever loved about that chunky black machine. Advertisement If you’re intimately familiar with each iteration of the Carbon you’ll notice the new device is trim by comparison. While the new X1 Carbon isn’t much thinner than last year’s model, Lenovo’s shaved six inches off the footprint in both directions, while maintaining a big 14-inch display. It’s 1.76 ounces lighter, and has 57 Watt per hour battery versus the 52WHr battery found in last year’s model. So this thing is more nimble and lighter, but just as powerful. And as expensive. The READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!


Invites Go Out for Destiny 2 Gameplay Reveal Event, Welcomes You To “A World Without Light”

While Bungie may have already announced the Destiny 2 gameplay premiere on May 18, what they kept secret was that the reveal would be done via a live event in Los Angeles for press and influencers rather than just a small livestream from the Bungie studios. One of the most interesting aspects of the invitation isn’t necessarily the reveal of the live event, but the ominous quote emblazoned on the back next to the image of a dead ghost: “Welcome to a World Without Light“ Light is what Destiny players so kindly refer to as “space magic” and it essentially enables everything that the guardians in Destiny were able to do, from their abilities to even being alive in the first place. Ghosts are the small floating companions that help them channel this Light from the Traveler, acting as a conduit. The Light of the Traveler enables humanity’s last defense to fight back the darkness, and if this quote is anything to go by, guardians may be without the primary source of their power in Destiny 2. The reveal trailer has already shown that the Tower is under assault and all possessions from Destiny have been destroyed going into READ FULL STORY…


Call Of Duty: WWII Will Not Have Health Regeneration in its Campaign

Call of Duty: WWII was revealed on Wednesday for PS4, Xbox One, and PC, alongside some debut screenshots and confirmation of a Zombie mode, and news of a Season Pass and PS4-first beta. Now, more details have …Read More The post Call Of Duty: WWII Will Not Have Health Regeneration in its Campaign by Tyler Fischer appeared first on DualShockers.


Deaf Gamer Founds A Fighting Games Team For Players Like Him

Learning fighting games is hard enough, even with YouTube tutorials, commentators’ insight during pro tournaments, and local meet-ups. But what if you literally could not hear any of those things? Advertisement That’s the case for Chris “Phoenix” Robinson, a deaf fighting game player whose most recent Twitch streams feature him fighting opponents online at Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator and Skullgirls. Earlier this week, Phoenix announced his intention to build a fighting game league of other deaf players so that he can share his own resources and tips, as well as build a community for other deaf players. So far, the league consists of himself and Kev Bones, a fellow deaf gamer. Phoenix knows that there are other deaf gamers out there. It’s just a matter of finding them. Phoenix’s Twitch channel, Deaf Gamers TV, has already amassed 1.5K followers who watch Phoenix play competitive games like Destiny and Overwatch. Now that Phoenix has kicked off a serious foray into fighting games, he’s noticed that there’s a significant lack of resources for deaf players who hope to learn the ropes. Advertisement Although many fighting games offer subtitles for tutorial READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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Screengrabber Last Night’s Winner Was This Packers Fan At A Bears Draft Party | Jezebel This Oral Hi

Screengrabber Last Night’s Winner Was This Packers Fan At A Bears Draft Party | Jezebel This Oral History of Austin Powers Is the Best Thing I’ve Ever Read | The Root I, a White, Rode the Train With Blacks 1 Day, and It Was Crazy: An Atlanta-Newspaper Reader Writes on Race | Fusion Say Latasha Harlins’ Name | READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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Today's Best Deals: Wake-Up Light, Grid-It, Red Bull, and More

The best Philips Wake-Up light, remote controlled string lights, and Red Bull 24 packs lead off Friday’s best deals from around the web. Advertisement Bookmark Kinja Deals and follow us on Twitter to never miss a deal. Top Tech Deals If you own a NAS (or really any computer that could make use of a 3.5″ hard drive), Amazon’s running a stellar deal on WD’s popular 4TB Red hard drive today. Prime members can pick them up for $116 today, which is an all-time low by a whopping $39. I wouldn’t actually be shocked if this was a price mistake, so don’t miss out. If you aren’t familiar, WD’s Reds are designed specifically for the always-on environment of a NAS, and come with an extended 3-year warranty. $116 From amazon 84 purchased by readersGizmodo Media Group may get a commission Update: Sold out, but here’s a smaller model for $9, or a third party alternative for $10. $9 From amazon 1212 purchased by readersGizmodo Media Group may get READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!


Fast-Paced 2D Shooter BUTCHER Hitting PS4 May 9th, Xbox One May 10th

Today, Poland-based developer Transhuman Design and publisher Crunching Koalas announced that their fast-paced, “brutally hard,” 2D shooter, BUTCHER, is hitting PS4 and Xbox One digitally on May 9th, and May 10th respectively. …Read More The post Fast-Paced 2D Shooter BUTCHER Hitting PS4 May 9th, Xbox One May 10th by Tyler Fischer appeared first on DualShockers.


Nintendo’s New Nintendo 2DS XL console is set for a release on the 28th of July

Today is a good day if you’re a fan of Nintendo’s mobile consoles. Why? Because I (Robin Ek, TGG) was just informed by Bergsala AB (Nintendo Sweden) that the New Nintendo 2DS XL console is set for a release on the 28th of July =) “The game consoles of the Nintendo 3DS family will receive another member soon. On July… READ FULL STORY AT THEGG!

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Tekken 7 Gets New Gameplay Footage of Panda vs. Josie

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Devolver Digital Announces STRAFE Collector’s Set, Physical PS4 Release, and Sexy Vinyl Edition

Developer Pixel Titans and publisher Devolver Digital have revealed three special edition-like collector’s sets for their upcoming old-school FPS STRAFE, which is set to launch on PC, Mac, and PS4 on May 9th. …Read More The post Devolver Digital Announces STRAFE Collector’s Set, Physical PS4 Release, and Sexy Vinyl Edition by Tyler Fischer appeared first on DualShockers.


Keep Your Gadgets Organized With This $8 Grid-It Organizer

Grid-It organizers use a criss-crossing arrangement of elastic straps to secure your sundry power cables and gadgets in your bag, and you can pick up a large one for just $8 today, an all-time low. I’ve owned one of these for years, and never leave town without it. $8 From amazon 980 purchased by readersGizmodo Media Group may get a commission READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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Battle Royale Esports Are Still A Work In Progress

A week ago, a team won a six-figure esports competition through sheer patience. Obey Gaming, a team competing in H1Z1 King Of The Kill, orchestrated their strategy around not starting fights, opting to wait patiently on the sidelines as the Battle Royale-esque game of survival and slaughter played out. This patience would not only lead to them lasting longer than many other top teams, but winning in the first televised H1Z1 broadcast ever. Advertisement This result, however, was leaked well in advance of the airing of the tournament on The CW. It was a taped broadcast, cut down from a live event held a month prior, with the audience all placed under non-disclosure agreements. Much of its intensity and presentation was manufactured in an editing room, and many firefights were shortened or cut to make room for advertisements. It wasn’t quite the home run the battle royale esports scene was looking for. Games like King Of The Kill or PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds fall under a burgeoning umbrella of “battle royale games,” named after the movie of the same name. If you’ve seen Battle Royale or its Western version, The Hunger Games, you get the premise: READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!