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Ben Gilbert

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  • Tech Insider
  • Engadget

Recent articles by Ben:

Nintendo's hugely popular Switch console is getting a $35 price cut ... sort of

Nintendo's Switch has been $300 for nearly two years, but an upcoming bundle offers a discount of sorts: $35 in credit for Nintendo's eShop. → Read More

Nintendo's recent success highlights a critical risk to the gaming giant's business

Nintendo's reliance on first-party games and hardware sales is incredibly risky, and the Japanese gaming giant knows it. → Read More

We compared the $1,200 MacBook Air to the $500 Surface Go and the results were a mess

Apple's MacBook Air starts at $1,200 featuring a Retina display and Touch ID. How does it compare to a $500 Microsoft Surface Go running Windows 10? → Read More

One chart perfectly illustrates the needless complexity of buying video games in 2019

It’s increasingly difficult to simply buy and play games, and EA's chart about when "Anthem" owners can play the game highlights the issue perfectly. → Read More

Sony is making the same mistake that hobbled Microsoft and almost killed the Xbox

If you're making a video game console, don't try to call it an "entertainment" device — just make a video game console. → Read More

Microsoft’s web browser now warns users about untrustworthy news: Here’s how your favorite publications stack up

Microsoft's Edge browser, the replacement for Internet Explorer, is getting equipped with a tool from NewsGuard that warns about dubious news sites. → Read More

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella just laid out the company's vision for its 'Netflix for games'

Microsoft is building the "Netflix for games" right now, and it's called Project xCloud. → Read More

There's a simple reason why your new smart TV was so affordable: It's collecting and selling your data

Smart TVs have never been more affordable. Turns out there's a reason for that. → Read More

Activision loses major developer in split with 'Destiny' maker Bungie

Video game publisher Activision and "Destiny" game maker Bungie are splitting up. → Read More

Amazon is reportedly building a Netflix-like service for video games

Following the lead of Sony, Microsoft, Google, and EA, Amazon is reportedly getting into the business of video game streaming. → Read More

The PlayStation 4 remains the world's most popular gaming console, with over 91 million sold

Sony's PlayStation 4 is the most popular console of this gaming generation, far outselling all competitors. → Read More

Samsung's next TVs can be controlled by talking to Amazon's Alexa and Google Assistant

The next generation of Samsung televisions will allow voice control through Amazon's Echo devices and Google's Home devices. → Read More

The CEO behind 'Fortnite' is now worth over $7 billion

Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney is worth over $7 billion, and it's not just because of "Fortnite." → Read More

There's one thing every parent should do before gifting a video game console

Update video game consoles BEFORE you give them as gifts, folks! → Read More

Why is the guy who played Carlton on 'Fresh Prince of Bel-Air' suing the makers of 'Fortnite'? The lawyer behind the lawsuit explains.

Alfonso Ribeiro played Carlton on "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air," and he's suing the makers of "Fortnite" over an in-game dance move. Here's why. → Read More

New York City's secret subway line with antique cars is back in service — here's what it's like to ride it

For a few weeks at the end of each year, the New York City subway system runs an antique subway line that you can ride. So we did! → Read More

One video perfectly demonstrates why the folks behind 'Fortnite' are being sued over dance moves

In "Fortnite," it's called "The Fresh" — but you probably know this dance move as "The Carlton," first seen on "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air." → Read More

The company behind 'Fortnite' is taking on Apple, Google, and Steam with its next move: a digital storefront for games

With more than 200 million registered players, "Fortnite" maker Epic Games is taking on the world's biggest digital game stores. → Read More

Sorry, ‘Red Dead Redemption 2’ — the new ‘Call of Duty’ is already the best-selling game of 2018

Despite the efforts of games like "Spider-man" and "Red Dead Redemption 2," "Call of Duty" is once again the best selling game of the year. → Read More

A horrific video from 'Red Dead Redemption 2' has become a flash point for what's acceptable on YouTube

"Red Dead Redemption 2" is the latest open-world opus from "Grand Theft Auto" studio Rockstar Games, and it's got a new controversy on its hands. → Read More