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Pryor, OK, United States

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Recent articles by Jessica:

Console gaming is at a crossroads

Sony and Microsoft have been walking the same path for nearly 20 years, when it comes to gaming hardware. Instead of leaves, shiny silver game discs dangle from... → Read More

The disc-free Xbox One S hits stores on May 7th for $250

A disc-free, completely digital Xbox One is no longer just a rumored pipe dream for cord cutters and the current generation of Fortnite fanatics who've never ha... → Read More

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate combines Gold and games for $15 a month

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate gives players all the benefits of Xbox Live Gold and Microsoft's digital subscription service, Game Pass, for $15 a month. The bundle we... → Read More

Weed is worse than murder, if you're selling a video game

Developers at Polish studio Vile Monarch had never made a tycoon game before Devolver Digital tapped them to build Weedcraft Inc. -- a business-simulation title... → Read More

'Anthem' is proof that crunch can't save AAA games

Anthem is a fiery mess. Since launching in February, BioWare's loot shooter has been plagued by game-breaking bugs, narrative and gameplay inconsistencies and a... → Read More

The rich and mysterious story buried in 'Dead Cells'

There's a story in Dead Cells. Motion Twin's glossy, pixelated platformer is known for offering brutal battles and rich customization options in a sprawling, ne... → Read More

'No Man's Sky VR' is the purest way to explore the universe

There's been at least one moment in the past year when Sean Murray, the creator of No Man's Sky, has been seated around an awards-ceremony table with the people... → Read More

'Beneath a Steel Sky' finally has a sequel and it's coming to Apple Arcade

Beyond a Steel Sky comes from Dave Gibbons and Charles Cecil. → Read More

Google is convinced it can get game streaming right

Phil Harrison won't budge. As a vice president and general manager at Google, he's spent the past 15 minutes explaining why Stadia, the company's freshly announ... → Read More

Epic Games has 250 million 'Fortnite' players and a lot of plans

When Tim Sweeney built ZZT in 1991, he didn't know how to program graphics. Instead of coding actual characters and objects into his game, he used text symbols,... → Read More

Google is launching a game-streaming service, Stadia

Google is getting into game streaming. The company today revealed Stadia, the evolution of its efforts to make digital, on-demand video games reliable and viabl... → Read More

Looks like iCloud is having problems

Apple is having a bad day. A litany of iCloud services are down or experiencing service disruptions, including sign-in, backup, reminders, Mail, Calendar and Fi... → Read More

'The Atomic Tree' explores the bonsai that survived a nuclear blast

This tree was just two miles from the epicenter of the nuclear explosion in Hiroshima, Japan, in1945. → Read More

Robots are playing ASMR-infused techno at SXSW

In 2012, Moritz Simon Geist left a promising career as a research engineer in Germany to build robots and travel the world playing music full-time. He'd studied... → Read More

‘Good Omens’ and the art of avoiding Armageddon

The world will end one day. That's a plain fact; what's unknown is the exact manner in which humanity will be erased from existence. Whether the oceans will boi... → Read More

Tesla starts charging $7,000 to add Full Self-Driving features

Tesla is splitting its self-driving function into two tiers -- Autopilot and Full Self-Driving Capability -- and charging a few thousand extra dollars for Navig... → Read More

Meet Macaulay Culkin, retro video game nerd

The most modern console Macaulay Culkin owns is an Xbox 360. → Read More

THQ Nordic did an 8chan AMA and it went as well as you'd think

The marketing team at THQ Nordic woke up on Monday morning, made some coffee, powered on their computers and decided to host an AMA on a website blacklisted by... → Read More

'Gaming phones' are just flagship phones now

The specs on Samsung's Galaxy S10+ are bonkers. This baby has up to 12GB of RAM and 1TB of internal storage, with the option to add 512GB more via microSD and a... → Read More

Bixby Routines promise to turn the S10 into a precog

Samsung's AI assistant, Bixby, is getting an update on the shiny-new Galaxy S10 with Bixby Routines, a feature that learns your habits to preemptively launch ap... → Read More