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Recent articles by Jessica:

Linux gaming is on a life-support system called Steam

In September 2013, Valve founder Gabe Newell gave a rare, 20-minute presentation at LinuxCon. He called Linux "the future of gaming," predicting that as the ind... → Read More

'Fire Emblem: Three Houses' comes to Nintendo Switch on July 26th

Fire Emblem: Three Houses, the 16th mainline game in Nintendo's robust tactical-RPG series, lands on the Switch on July 26th. This is technically a delay from t... → Read More

Activision Blizzard lays off nearly 800 employees after 'record' 2018

Activision Blizzard has begun laying off some of its 9,600 employees, mostly in non-development sectors, even as it reported a record net revenue of $7.50 billi... → Read More

'Fortnite' account merging cleans up Sony's cross-platform mess

Sony screwed up with Fortnite. When Epic Games' blockbuster landed on the Nintendo Switch in June, it included cross-console capabilities for every platform exc... → Read More

'Sea of Thieves' is free this week, if you have friends

Add up to three buddies to your pirate party for free this week in Sea of Thieves. → Read More

Microsoft Studios is dead, long live Xbox Game Studios

Microsoft has rebranded its game-development business, just slightly, from Microsoft Studios to Xbox Game Studios. This new name comprises all 13 game studios a... → Read More

'High Maintenance' meets 'Civilization' in 'Weedcraft Inc'

When I was a kid smoking weed in high school, I was convinced that marijuana would never be legal. The idea that it's legal now, I'm in my late 40s, it's shocki... → Read More

The unfiltered joy of Christine McConnell's 'Mortal Kombat' cake

Rose is an obese, Frankenstein raccoon with a pink bow on top of her ratty head and a bent fork where her left hand should be. She's blindly self-possessed, spe... → Read More

'Overwatch' heads to Paris in latest map

The newest Overwatch map replaces team-chat whine with fine wine. The Paris map is live right now for PC players in the PTR program, allowing battles to break o... → Read More

How Huawei planned international robot espionage via email

You'll relate to this story if you've ever sent a passive-aggressive email to your boss. → Read More

The online conference that might change video games for good

Language is a tool, and just like any tool, it has equal capacity to inflict both good and bad on the world. Language is a beautiful, human thing; the connectiv... → Read More

Nearly half of game developers want to unionize

A lot of game developers say they want to unionize -- but will they? → Read More

Who will be the first Netflix for video games?

Streaming detonated the film and television industries. As recently as five years ago, the advent of Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video and YouTube Premium sound... → Read More

Excited and exhausted: The hours before the launch of 'Vane'

By the time our Skype call connects and Matt Smith says hello, it's already January 15th at the Friend & Foe offices in Tokyo. After nearly five years of de... → Read More

Health and beauty tech continues to fail pregnant women

Women get pregnant. It seems like health-technology companies have a hard time remembering this. → Read More

How a hackathon helped build the Xbox Adaptive Controller

A small crew of designers pieced together the first prototype for the Xbox Adaptive Controller three years ago, at Microsoft's annual internal hackathon.... → Read More

Wattpark is Airbnb for electric vehicle charging stations

The folks behind Wattpark see an opportunity to bring the gig economy to electric vehicles. They envision a future where people purchase reasonably afford... → Read More

The Hiiga-One is a mechanical bench press that doesn't need weights

The Hiiga-One workout system stands out immediately, even in the middle of a busy CES hall packed with flashing, swirling, blinking and thumping gizmos. I... → Read More

The Osé blended-orgasm machine sounds like a microrobotic marvel

Lora Dicarlo technical director Lola Vars won't disclose the precise mechanics powering the Osé pleasure wand (that's how trade secrets work, after all),... → Read More

HTC Vive Pro Eye hands-on: Everything is prettier with gaze-tracking

Eye-tracking is a clear improvement over the standard Vive Pro. → Read More