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Recent articles by Ian:

The next video game you play may never end

They're promising more immersive stories you can play with your friends. And people are eating it up. → Read More

At E3 2019, video game makers held back the hype

The gaming industry is learning to manage expectations. → Read More

E3 2019: Xbox, PlayStation still rule, but streaming is a game-changer

The world's largest video game conference was as full of games and celebrities as it's always been, but it's clear that streaming tech like Google's Stadia became the talk of the show. → Read More

Gaming can be toxic toward women and minorities. Electronic Arts wants to help fix that

There are too many stories about racist and sexist comments, bullying and bad behavior in video games, the company says. → Read More

Microsoft's Xbox chief: Project Scarlett likely isn't the last console

Streaming services are all the rage, but don't go thinking that means we'll see fewer devices, says Phil Spencer, head of Xbox. → Read More

Xbox Project Scarlett details at E3 2019: Disc drive confirmed, plus 8K graphics

Here's what else we know about the upcoming console, including 8K graphics, 120 fps and SSD. → Read More

New Xbox Project Scarlett details: 8K graphics, 120 fps and coming in 2020, Microsoft says at E3 2019

`The new console, coming next year, will also have an SSD and feature Halo Infinite as a launch title. → Read More

E3: Halo Infinite coming to Microsoft's Xbox Project Scarlett for holiday 2020 launch

Master Chief is suiting up for another battle on Microsoft's new console, along with Xbox One and PC, the company revealed at its E3 2019 press conference. → Read More

E3 2019: Microsoft says Xbox Project Scarlett and Halo Infinite coming 2020, xCloud public test this fall

Microsoft’s showing off new games like Halo Infinite and Gears of War 5, a new console and its upcoming streaming service, called Project xCloud. → Read More

New Xbox Project Scarlett coming in 2020, Microsoft says at E3 2019

The says the new device, coming next year, will represent the company's next big console after 2013's Xbox One. → Read More

Meet the angry gaming YouTubers who turn outrage into views

The video game world is no stranger to controversy, but a new class of YouTube commentators is turning anger into influence. → Read More

A guide to the insider's language of YouTube gamers

The world of gaming YouTube has its own language. Here’s a dictionary to help you understand what they’re really saying. → Read More

Google Stadia to offer free game streaming when you buy the game from them

Buy games from Google, and you can play them through Stadia for free. → Read More

Sony's PlayStation CEO wants a seamless transition to its next-generation console

Sony promises its upcoming console, often referred to by fans as the PS5, will share saved games, have backward compatibility and more. → Read More

Halo Infinite: Everything you need to know about Microsoft's next Xbox sci-fi epic

Master Chief is suiting up for another big battle. → Read More

Microsoft to make its Xbox Game Pass available for PCs now too

The game maker is upping its game subscription service options ahead of the E3 conference in June. → Read More

It's not just you, survey finds people are spending less time on Facebook

Apparently, it's a result of Facebook moving to discourage "passive consumption" of stuff like videos. → Read More

Microsoft says its 'xCloud' Xbox streaming service will work with thousands of games

But the company still hasn't said when it'll start testing the service publicly, or how much it'll cost. → Read More

Microsoft's new Xbox moderation tools seek to create 'safe spaces' to play

The company says it wants to make sure "gaming remains fun" and will fight abuse quickly. → Read More

Conspiracy theories or no, there's a good reason not to trust tech companies

For any good conspiracy theory to work, it needs a grain of truth. The controversies at Facebook have offered plenty of fodder. → Read More