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Anthem review: BioWare’s sky-high gaming ambition crashes back to Earth

Enlarge EA / Bioware BioWare, the developer responsible for Mass Effect and Dragon Age, has returned with its first new series in over a decade, Anthem. It’s a pretty big departure for the RPG-heavy studio: a jetpack-fueled, action-first online “looter-shooter.” And after a disastrous demo launched weeks ago, we wondered whether we’d even get a playable game. The good […]

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Here’s how to set up a virtual private network (VPN) on your Xbox One

Shutterstock As the 21st century slides into cyberpunk dystopia, online privacy is (or should be) on everyone’s mind, particularly given the United States Federal Communications Commission’s recent ruling on net neutrality. Virtual private networks (VPNs) are an increasingly popular way to assert a bit more control over your traffic, protecting your data from the prying […]

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Niantic poised to settle Pokémon Go trespassing complaints

Enlarge Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images A proposed settlement filed last week could give homeowners some control over whether or not Pokémon Go‘s augmented-reality attractions show up in and around their property. Shortly after its launch in the summer of 2016, Pokémon Go developer Niantic started fielding numerous complaints about players trespassing on private property to access […]