Andrew Tarantola, Engadget

Andrew Tarantola

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San Francisco, CA, United States

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  • Gizmodo

Recent articles by Andrew:

Hitting the Books: We won't colonize space without a Weyland-Yutani

Welcome to Hitting the Books. With less than one in five Americans reading just for fun these days, we've done the hard work for you by scouring the internet fo... → Read More

A brief history of cheating at video games

For as long as we've played games, there have been players willing to break the rules in order to win. Whether it's rolling weighted dice, counting cards, or hi... → Read More

'Phantom Covert Ops' is VR Splinter Cell in a kayak

Save the world without ever getting off your butt. → Read More

'Darksiders Genesis' is more than a Diablo-like dungeon crawler

THQ Nordic isn't finished with the Horsemen of the Apocalypse. A decade after the original game came out on the PS3, War and his brothers return to consoles in... → Read More

'Destroy All Humans!' returns to finish the job in 2020

15 years after the events of the original Kill All Humans! came to an end, Cryptosporidium 137 -- or Crypto to his friends -- is coming back to consoles and PC... → Read More

'12 Minutes' is a murderous 'Groundhog Day'

Everyone has regrets; words and actions that we wish we could take back or try again. But only a precious few are gifted the opportunity for mulligans of such m... → Read More

'Minecraft Dungeons' is a blocky, smash-and-slash adventure

If you've been living under a rock since 2009, or just don't know anybody under the age of 15, you may not be aware that Minecraft is kind of a big deal. Like,... → Read More

The Marvel's Avengers game arrives May 15th, 2020

Back in 2017, Square Enix signed a multi-year development deal with Marvel. The first item on their list was a secretive title dubbed, Project Avengers. Tonight... → Read More

'Roller Champions' is a surprisingly fun sports brawl on skates

Roller Champions pits players in a hip-checking, wall-riding, 3-on-3 battle of skating superiority. → Read More

The new 'Wolfenstein: Youngblood' trailer is a killer good time

WIth the July 26th release date of Wolfenstein: Youngblood nearly upon us, Bethesda took the stage at its E3 keynote on Sunday to reveal additional details and... → Read More

'Tales of Arise' launches on Xbox One and PS4 in 2020

First launched on the Super Famicom way back in 1995, Bandai Namco's Tales series is one of the longest-running RPG series in the history of gaming. At Microsof... → Read More

Double Fine joins Microsoft Studios

Microsoft Studios has been on an acquisition spree over the past year or so, snatching up the likes of Ninja Theory, Playground Games, InXile, and Obsidian. During the company's marathon E3 keynote on Sunday, the Microsoft announced that it has also added Psychonauts and Brutal Age maker, Double Fine Productions, to its developers stable. → Read More

After Math: We're not playing around

E3 2019 is nearly upon us and the gaming news is already coming at a breakneck pace. Google divulged new details about its upcoming Stadia game streaming servic... → Read More

Hitting the Books: The slow death of the strategy guide

Welcome to Hitting the Books. With less than one in five Americans reading just for fun these days, we've done the hard work for you by scouring the internet fo... → Read More

WWDC 2019 by the numbers

Apple held its 2019 Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose on Monday and took the opportunity to show off its latest MacOS build, a bunch of new features f... → Read More

The iPad is getting its own OS

Apple showed off a slew of updated iOS 13 features and a spiffy new dedicated operating system for the iPad during the WWDC 2019 event in San Jose on Monday. → Read More

After Math: The calm before the storms

The next couple of weeks are going to be nuts, what with Apple hosting WWDC 2019 in San Jose, CA on Monday and E3 going down in LA starting June 7th. So let's t... → Read More

After Math: What's the holdup?

This week's theme is waiting. Sonic the Hedgehog fans will have to do three months of it after complaining about Sonic's oddly human teeth, while Julian Assange... → Read More

Hitting the Books: An army of temps put a man on the moon

Welcome to Hitting the Books. With less than one in five Americans reading just for fun these days, we've done the hard work for you by scouring the internet fo... → Read More

Why putting googly eyes on robots makes them inherently less threatening

Putting googly eyes on robots can make the people around them less anxious and more generous. → Read More