/Gaming/ Last Updated: Sat, May 25th, 2019 @ 3:55pm EDT

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Owen S. Good

‘Gaming disorder’ officially on World Health Organization’s list of diseases

Multinational games industry representatives criticize decision

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Patrick Willems

The director of Brightburn digs into the surprising ending

How the superpowered horror film could flourish with a sequel

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Karen Han

The 5 best films we saw at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival

From grizzled lighthouse keepers to World War II dramas, there’s something prestigious for everyone

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Owen S. Good

Star Ocean remake-of-a-remake coming to Switch and PS4

First Departure R is, effectively, an update of the 23-year-old first game

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Owen S. Good

Conan Unconquered RTS from C&C makers launches a day early

Hits Steam on Wednesday, May 29

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Owen S. Good

Overwatch League boss leaves for Epic Games

Nate Nanzer joins Fortnite, Rocket League owner to run esports there

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Petrana Radulovic

Disney finally gets the ‘updated’ princesses right with Aladdin’s Jasmine

Disney keeps trying to fix the past — but why?

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Karen Han

Bong Joon-ho’s Parasite might be the best movie of the year

The director behind Memories of Murder, Snowpiercer, The Host, and Okja delivers his masterpiece

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Karen Han

Netflix’s The Perfection is an increasingly bonkers erotic horror thriller

Allison Williams and Logan Browning are cello prodigies pit against each other

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Samit Sarkar

The first woman in the NBA 2K League is focused on putting in the work

Chiquita Evans ignores the haters and concentrates on her game

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Kevin Knezevic

Trump Tariffs Could Raise Game Consoles Prices In The US

Tensions between the United States and China have been escalating in recent months due to the countries' ongoing trade war, and the price of game consoles and accessories could be affected as a result. GameDaily reports that the Office of the United States Trade Representative has proposed implementing a 25% tariff on more goods imported from China, including video game consoles, controllers, and even board games like chess and checkers.

Tariffs are effectively taxes paid by domestic...

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Jordan Ramée

New Steam Spring Cleaning Event Helps You Clear That Pesky Backlog

Valve's latest Steam event, Spring Cleaning, has begun and will continue until May 28 at 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET / 6 PM BST. The event allows you to play several select games for free, and also complete specific tasks to earn badges.

In Spring Cleaning, you can unlock three different unique profile badges for your Steam account. The first badge is unlocked after you've completed five tasks, the second badge at 10, and the third at 15. There are a total of 17 tasks, so you have a bit of choice when...

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jeremy winslow

Monster Hunter Movie Actress Milla Jovovich Talks At Cannes

The Monster Hunter movie is steadily moving along, as producers Constantin Film and Impact Pictures--the team behind the Resident Evil movie franchise--locked down a 2020 release date earlier this year. Lead actress Milla Jovovich (Reisdent Evil series, Hellboy) spoke about the upcoming fantasy action flick at this year's Cannes Film Festival.

In a brief interview, Variety asked Jovovich what fans should look forward to next. Jovovich immediately quipped back with "Oh, Monster Hunter 2020!"...

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Steve Watts

Google Stadia Price And More To Be Announced This Summer

Google used its Stadia reveal event to explain the potential of its game streaming platform and sell some of its unique benefits, but some very big questions remained. Now the company has teased that we'll get those answers this summer.

In an official tweet, Google promised more details are coming soon. More specifically, it promised a price reveal, game announcements, and launch information. Those are the three biggest lingering questions surrounding the platform, and it sounds as if Google...

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Phil Hornshaw

Where Is Xur Today? Destiny 2 Location And Exotics Guide (May 24-28)

The Season of the Drifter is drawing to a close in Destiny 2, and the Season of Opulence is hot on its heels. Everyone's favorite weekend vendor with a weird face, Xur, is back in the solar system, and if you're still working on Invitations of the Nine, now is an excellent chance to wrap them up and push yourself up to the season's Power level cap of 700 before it rises on June 4. Xur is also offering a Year Two Titan Exotic he's never carried before, so you're going to want to seek him out....

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Steve Watts

Microsoft xCloud Now Being Tested By Capcom And Other Game Devs

Microsoft has offered only occasional updates on Project xCloud since debuting it last year, to the point that we assumed we had heard the last of it until at least E3 2019. But with the big event mere weeks away, Microsoft has shed a little more insight on the progress of its streaming service.

In an update from gaming cloud VP Kareem Choudhry, Microsoft noted that it has deployed its xCloud tech to 13 Azure regions, allowing game developers like Capcom and other devs to test games using the...

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Alessandro Fillari

E3 2019: Gears 5 - What We Know And What We Want To See

Along with Forza and Halo, one of Xbox's most highly regarded exclusive franchises is Gears of War. Developed by The Coalition--formerly Black Tusk Studios--Gears 5 aims to up the scale of the series, while also shedding more light on returning Gears of War 4 character Kait Diaz, who is now the protagonist for the next game. Though the series has always stuck close with its cover-to-cover shooting gameplay, Gears 5 looks to be the most significant departure we've seen yet for the franchise,...

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Jenae Sitzes

All The Free PC Games You Can Play On Steam This Weekend

Steam is aiming to help gamers tackle their huge backlog of games with its new spring cleaning event, which went live today and runs until Tuesday, May 28 at 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET. From games you used to love but haven't played in years to those you grabbed because they were free but never even installed, you can earn trophies by playing them this weekend, which unlocks badges for your Steam profile.

But even if you're not interested in revisiting the neglected games in your Steam library, you...

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Julia Lee

5 things to know from the latest Final Fantasy 14: Shadowbringers stream

A bulk of the upcoming job changes were revealed

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Ryan Gilliam

Monster Hunter: World vs. Dauntless: Which should you play?

Similar ideas, different executions

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