Dead by Daylight meets Stranger Things in a new chapter giving both fans of the Netflix series and the asymmetric survival game reason to celebrate. The update has Nancy Wheeler and your favorite Scoops Ahoy employee Steve Harrington joining the survivor roster. While they navigate the underground complex below the Hawkins National Laboratory, the pair will have to dodge a new killer — The Demogorgon from The Upside Down. Hopefully, he brought his bat. The new chapter drops in September.
NBA 2K20 MyCareer mode continues the story-based experience of previous entries, but this time they've brought some serious talent to the game. LeBron James' SpringHill Entertainment executive produced the storyline, with Idris Elba, Rosario Dawson, Hall of Famer Scottie Pippen, Jaleel White, and LeBron himself starring along with some of his Laker teammates. NBA 2k20 releases September 6, 2019.
EA's arcade racing franchise Need For Speed is getting it's next installment November of 2019. The police vs street racer theme continues, with two racing series split between daytime and nighttime racing in the fictional LA-meets-Miami town of Palm City. Developer Ghost Games promises much more customization than the previous entry and a larger map.
Ghostbusters: The Video Game has become something of a cult classic in the decade after its release, and this fall, it's back. Remastered in high resolution for current consoles, you'll play as the Rookie, the newest member of the team, alongside the cast from the original movies. Featuring the film series' villains, it's the closest you can get to strapping on a real proton pack.
It's one of the greatest mysteries of the modern age — how are Madden's player ratings determined? For two decades, Madden's ratings were updated only with a new game, but that changed in 2009, with ratings now being updated weekly — and some players still aren't happy about their numbers. Learn how EA assembled a team to fine-tune its player rating system to be as true-to-life as possible.
Respawn Entertainment and EA's Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order has a new gameplay trailer, giving you the first look at how it will be like taking on the Empire as Cal Kestis, one of the last remaining Jedi. The single-player game takes place after Episode III and drops on November 15, 2019, for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.
The logos and symbols that the National Aeronautics and Space Administration has used throughout their history are nearly as iconic as their achievements. This black trucker style mesh cap bears one of their well-known logos, designed in 1975 and nicknamed the "worm." The logo was retired in 1992 and adorns this hat with a gold text embroidered iron-on patch. The 5-panel, high profile snapback cap is lightweight and breathable and adds a nostalgic touch to your casual look.
Featuring an elevated bottom cut, the Cuts Crew Curve-Hem Shirt is an everyday essential for the modern man. Its rounded edge was designed with functionality in mind, eliminating bunching around the waist for a clean, tailored fit. The buttery soft texture is the result of a custom-engineered, tri-blend PYCA fabric and each shirt comes pre-shrunk so it's good to go for immediate wear. Keep it simple or layer it up, the Crew Curve-Hem has no limits.
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Just when you thought the Avengers were done, they've assembled once again. The original members of the superhero team have reunited for an action-adventure game. The story follows Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Black Widow, and the Hulk after their failed attempt to save San Francisco leads to a ban on all superheroes. Marvel's Avengers: A-Day is slated for release May 15, 2020.
It's quite possibly the perfect collaboration — Dark Souls creator Hidetaka Miyazaki and George R.R. Martin have come together for Elden Ring, a new video game by FromSoftware. With the Souls series and his latest masterpiece Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, Miyazaki is known for dark, intriguing worlds and brutal difficulty. Add to that the political gamesmanship and subversion of the fantasy genre and you have what could be an all-time classic game.
The best-loved character in the Halo universe is returning with Halo Infinite. A follow-up to Guardians, the game will be the third chapter in the Reclaimer saga. There's currently no official release date but you can expect it out in 2020.
Game developer CD PROJEKT RED made their name with 2015's high fantasy Witcher 3 RPG. With their latest game, they're going from the past to the future. Cyberpunk 2077 takes the Cyberpunk 2020 tabletop game 57 years forward in Night City. The game stars none other than Keanu Reeves and will be released April 16, 2020.
Infinity Ward, the studio that started the Call of Duty franchise, is rebooting arguably the best game in the entire series with a totally new Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. A few returning characters and a promise of an in-depth single-player campaign along with the multiplayer CoD has been known for make this the most highly-anticipated entry in years. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare launches on October 25, 2019.
After two years of some of the most surreal, unsettling video game trailers ever, Hideo Kojima's Death Stranding has gotten its most complete trailer and a release date. On November 8, 2019, Playstation 4 owners will be able to dive into a world that seems to fuse the quasi-supernatural and military elements of Kojima's Metal Gear series into a post-apocalyptic future where the dead are stranded in the world of the living. Norman Reedus and Mads Mikkelson take starring roles in the game, further blurring the lines between cinema and gaming — a trend Kojima himself started.
Set on the fictional archipelago of Aurora, Ubisoft's latest entry in the Tom Clancy franchise finds players infiltrating the home of the tech company Skrell Technology that has been taken over by a rogue faction of ex-Ghosts. The varied terrain of Aurora — from forests to deserts, mountains, and a volcano — puts a heavy emphasis on survival and team-focused gameplay. Ghost Recon Breakpoint hits PC consoles October 4, 2019.
Michael Schiess started the Pacific Pinball Museum to house his obsession — and spare his wife a little aggravation. With over 1,700 machines, it's one of the biggest collections in the world, and Michael does as much maintenance as playing. From the earliest machines of the 1800s to the latest digital masterpieces, WIRED and Michael take look at the history of pinball.
Every piece of cast iron cookware that Finex makes it built to last for generations. These limited edition pieces are no different but arrive with a special dark gunmetal finish on the traditional brass and stainless steel ergonomic Speed Cool handle. Gunmetal accents were added to the Grill Pan, as well as both the 10" and 12" Skillet for a modern look that's polished to shine. The look pairs perfectly with the versatile, durable cast iron — which provides superior heat retention and can be used as a nearly indestructible cooking surface whenever and wherever you want to cook.
Protecting your property shouldn't involve drilling holes and running wires. The Simplisafe Home Security System requires none of the above, and is easy to install yourself. It starts with a base station that connects to their service via WiFi with a backup cellular connection for emergencies. You can arm and disarm it from the keypad, with a key fob, or with your phone. Add on as many entry, motion, smoke, glass break, and CO sensors as you need — the system is easily expandable to fit your needs, and comes with the assurance of 24/7 monitoring.
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Star Wars is making another leap into the VR world with Vader Immortal. The biggest VR Star Wars to date, the game will take the player to the castle of the Sith Lord, on the volcanic planet Mustafar. At the very least, you'll get to grab a lightsaber in a possible face-off with Darth Vader himself. Vader Immortal will launch on the Oculus Quest sometime in 2019.
The Small Change Arcade started when founder Matt had a problem — a love of classic arcade games and a small San Francisco apartment. To keep his hobby and living space in harmony, Matt started building his own miniature cabinets and has turned it into a business. Tested shows you how he does it.
For the upcoming game Anthem, developer BioWare enlisted District 9 director Neill Blomkamp's Oats Studios to create a live-action trailer. Called Conviction, the three-minute short takes place in the game's open world and shows off the customizable exosuits that characters wear called Javelins. The rest of the details will be available when the game drops February 22, 2019.
After 21 years, Capcom is remaking Resident Evil 2. Horror icon George A. Romero was responsible for the original trailers in 1998 so to pay homage to the late director, the video game developer released this live-action commercial inspired by his work. The game is slated for release January 25, 2019.
From wavy blades of grass to detailed facial features, all gaming worlds are made up of one thing — triangles. Although the humble shape is pretty basic, it allows computers to process more detail, evolving games from simple boxes like Pong into the intricate landscapes you see today in Red Dead Redemption 2 and Fortnite.
With the release of standalone VR headsets like the Oculus Go, virtual reality is now mobile. Holoride aims to add tactile sensory experiences to VR — something that dovetails nicely with wireless headsets — by adding AR and VR to your car ride. Using GPS data, Holoride merges the scenery around you with augmented or virtual worlds, making the commuting a whole new experience.
Curve Digital is bringing the crime-heavy Netflix series to a console near you. In the game, players can either build their own drug empire or lead the forces to take one down. The story will follow the same events of the show's first season with narration by the man himself, Pablo Escobar. Narcos: Rise of the Cartels will be available for play sometime in 2019.
VR has been around since the 1980s, but the tech required for legitimate mainstream use hasn't. Oculus brought the dream of VR to the masses with their 2012 Kickstarter campaign, followed by two development headsets before the official release of the Rift in 2016. But what if the Rift had been developed using 80s tech? Squirrel Monkey looks at what 80s VR might have been like with a vintage installation video from the 8-bit age — and all the batteries, PC peripherals, and vector graphics you could dream of.
College degrees, esports, video game tutors, streaming for a living — video games have come a long way from rotting your brain, ruining your eyes, and improving your hand-eye coordination. WIRED's Peter Rubin went up against League of Legends pro Matt Higginbotham at the Sports Academy in California, where pro gamers and pro athletes train under the same roof.
By 1899, the West had nearly been won. The age of outlaws was coming to a close, and the law was out to break what few gangs remained. A robbery gone wrong forces Arthur Morgan and the Van der Linde gang to make a run for it across the country, pillaging their way to a last stand against the Feds and bounty hunters. Rockstar's Red Dead Redemption 2 makes its long-awaited debut October 26, 2018 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
Every pinball machine has similar features, but no two pinball machines are alike. Flippers, bumpers, and gravity combine to make for a game of randomness and chance — but it isn't as random as it looks. Vox digs deep into the theory of pinball to show how randomness isn't really a feature and how to dramatically increase your score.
Chris Redd, Nicki Minaj, and Lil Dicky recount the greatest playcall in Madden history. Executed by Will, the legendary play was so impressive it led to a Quavo song, a 30 for 30, and an episode of Spongebob Squarepants. Madden 19 is available August 10, 2018.
Racing games bring the excitement of pushing cars that you'll never own around tracks and streets to the comfort and safety of your living room. While you're distracted by the flashy graphics and sounds effects, there is a lot of math going on in the background. Real Engineering went to Red Bull Ring in Austria to hang out with Ubisoft software engineers and learn how they bring a real-life level of handling to their racing games.
BioWare took home the award for Best Action Game from the 2018 E3 conference with its first new IP in 20 years Anthem. Now, instead of cinematics and descriptions, BioWare has released a 20-minute gameplay demo. The demo details the inner workings of combat, travel, customization, loot, and multiplayer systems, giving a good idea of what to expect when the game releases in early 2019.