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Recent articles by Ben:

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

Here's the reason most new console video games cost $60

It doesn't matter which console you buy your game for, what the video game is, or where you buy your game. It'll probably cost $60. → Read More

Why there won’t be a 'Minecraft 2,' according to the people in charge of 'Minecraft'

"Minecraft" is the second best-selling game of all time, and one of the most impactful games ever made — and it's almost certainly never getting a traditional sequel. → Read More

For the first time since the original, a new 'Minecraft' game is in the works — and it's arriving in 2019

"Minecraft: Dungeons" is a brand new "Minecraft" game from the team that created the original game, Mojang. It's scheduled to arrive on PC in 2019. → Read More

A $100 mini version of the original PlayStation is on the way with 20 games packed in — here are the games included

Sony is taking a smart play from Nintendo's playbook in rereleasing the original PlayStation console this winter. So, what games are on the console? Here are all 20. → Read More

'It's the dumbest experiment in human history': Elon Musk rails against fossil fuel use and climate change

A deeply emotional response from Elon Musk about sustainable energy was lost in a cloud of marijuana smoke on "The Joe Rogan Experience" podcast this week. → Read More

Elon Musk says he has big ideas for an electric plane, but that it 'isn't necessary right now'

Elon Musk has big ideas for an electric plane. Fortunately for the planet, Musk's more interested in sustainable energy than electric planes. → Read More

Amazon's Alexa can now control your Xbox One

Finally, all that yelling at your Xbox One is going to get a response. → Read More

'We're sorry': The massive game studio accused of fostering a sexist work culture apologizes and vows to change

The massive game studio behind "League of Legends" issued an apology on Wednesday, and vowed to change its culture. "Inclusivity, diversity, respect, and equality are all non-negotiable." → Read More

The founder of Facebook's Oculus reviewed the buzzy new alternate reality device, Magic Leap One, and it's absolutely brutal

The first product from the Google-backed startup Magic Leap is "less of a functional developer kit and more of a flashy hype vehicle that almost nobody can actually use in a meaningful way," says Oculus founder and ousted Facebook exec Palmer Luckey. → Read More

Microsoft just introduced an ambitious subscription plan that makes the Xbox the best deal in gaming

Instead of paying hundreds of dollars up front for the Xbox One, Microsoft is now offering an option to pay monthly for either an Xbox One S or an Xbox One X — and it includes some other great stuff for a great price. → Read More

Amazon just dropped one the best features from Amazon Prime, and Twitch users are furious

Amazon is removing one of the most important features of its Prime service for Twitch users: Ad-free viewing. Instead, starting September 14, you'll need to pay for a Twitch Turbo plan to remove ads. → Read More

The Nintendo Switch online service costs $20/year, granting access to classic games and long-awaited new features when it lights up in September

When Nintendo Switch Online begins service in the second half of September, you can pay $20/year for access to part of Nintendo's classic gaming library. → Read More

The world's biggest chat platform for gaming is taking aim at Steam, the world's biggest gaming storefront

Having already conquered the world of video game chat, Discord is setting out to take on the world of video game sales by launching a new digital storefront. → Read More

Nintendo is just shy of reaching 20 million Switch consoles sold, but momentum is slowing

Nintendo's hit Switch console is still doing well in its second year, but a lack of major games has slowed momentum for the once red-hot game console. → Read More

Video game fan Elon Musk wants to put video games in every Tesla, and he's asking game designers to apply

Video game fan and Tesla CEO Elon Musk is looking to hire game developers to make games for all of Telsa's cars. That's in addition to the classic Atari games that are already on the way, of course. → Read More

In a bizarre twist, 'Fortnite' is reportedly heading to Android as an exclusive to a brand-new Samsung phone

It looks like "Fortnite" will arrive on Android as a one-month exclusive to a still-unreleased Samsung phone. → Read More

President Trump blasts Twitter, accusing the social media company of 'shadow banning' prominent Republicans

In a tweet on Thursday, President Trump went after Twitter for what he calls "discriminatory and illegal" practices — the company is accused of "shadow banning" prominent Republican Twitter accounts, which it has denied. → Read More