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UPlay membership lets you play every Ubisoft game on PC and Stadia

All you can play — $14.99/month service includes all DLC, "earliest access" to new Ubisoft titles. Kyle Orland - Jun 10, 2019 9:37 pm UTC Enlarge / Just a few of the titles and franchises coming to Ubisoft's UPlay+ service. LOS ANGELES—At its E3 press conference today, Ubisoft announced a new subscription service called UPlay+.…

Facebook prohibits health and conspiracy site Natural News

Social media detox — Conspiracist founder compares Zuckerberg to Hitler, urges Trump to declare war. Beth Mole - Jun 10, 2019 5:17 pm UTC Facebook on Sunday removed the prominent health and conspiracy site Natural News from its platform and banned its incendiary founder from posting content. Though Facebook did not immediately respond to Ars’…

Black Mirror is back for S5, however it may be lacking fresh concepts

A double edged sword — Series creator Charlie Brooker is back with three more tales of tech's darker side. Jennifer Ouellette - Jun 10, 2019 2:28 pm UTC Enlarge / Anthony Mackie is a husband and father who finds himself caught up in a virtual reality game in "Striking Vipers," one of three new Black…

Xbox at E3: Halo Infinite leads enormous first-party deluge of Xbox, PC games

E3 2019 — Microsoft moves on Sony's E3 absence with a smorgasbord of Xbox Game Studios fare. Sam Machkovech - Jun 10, 2019 12:45 am UTC Enlarge / Moments before the beginning of the Xbox press conference at E3 2019.Sam Machkovech LOS ANGELES—Without its direct console rival Sony anywhere in sight at this year's E3,…

Microsoft reveals first details on “Project Scarlett” video game console for 2020

Xbox Two? — Faster load times, real-time ray-tracing capabilities, and backward compatibility. Kyle Orland - Jun 9, 2019 9:47 pm UTC That processor isn't going anywhere on Microsoft's watch. Vacuum tubes, eat your heart out. Confirmed: Microsoft's next console has wires. Confirmed: Microsoft's next console uses electricity. Taking a closer look. Hot hot heat sink…

Cyberpunk 2077’s April 2020 release date validated by, uh, Keanu Reeves

Does the dog live? — The famed actor is a character in the game: "I'm always drawn to fascinating stories." Sam Machkovech - Jun 9, 2019 8:52 pm UTC Keanu Reeves as a character in Cyberpunk 2077 CD Projekt Red Keanu Reeves as a real-life advocate for developer CD Projekt Red. And the release date…

Kevin Bacon shares the Tremors TELEVISION pilot– Val is cleaned, Graboids are starving

You can still Ignore Tremors 2-5 — Cancelled, never-before-seen SyFy episode had the right mix of campy, comedic, and chilling. Nathan Mattise - Jun 9, 2019 1:00 pm UTC The Perfection Tourism Bureau evidently leaned strongly into its early '90s spotlight. The ATX TV Festival Event brought together the Tremors TV cast to "show" the…

The Catch-22 that broke the Web

A Google Cloud outage that knocked huge portions of the internet offline also blocked access to the tools Google needed to fix it.Casey Chinfrom Google Cloud, which suffered a prolonged outage—which also prevented Google engineers from pushing a fix. And so, for an entire afternoon and into the night, the internet was stuck in a…