Your gaming skills could earn you a Drone Racing League contract

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Your gaming skills could earn you a Drone Racing League contract

So you want to be a professional drone racer? Then you should probably download Drone Racing League Simulator from Steam. To coincide with the game's official launch, watchmaker Swatch has announced it's sponsoring tryouts for the 2018 season, where top prize is a spot in the 2018 DRL Allianz World Championship Season and a $75,000 contract. We've seen this type of thing with Gran Turismo before but it'll never not feel kind of Last Starfighter-y.

'Assassin's Creed' producer is creating a new action game franchise

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'Assassin's Creed' producer is creating a new action game franchise

BioWare's Anthem isn't the only awe-inspiring action title on Electronic Arts' slate. According to EA CFO Blake Jorgensen, the company's Montreal-based studio Motive is building an original franchise with Assassin's Creed producer Jade Raymond, which features "a lot of new interesting gameplay that I don't think anyone's ever seen before." Details are currently scarce, but the game is expected to arrive in "fiscal [year] 2021," reports GI.biz.

MekaMon is an anime-styled battle bot you pilot with your phone

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MekaMon is an anime-styled battle bot you pilot with your phone

Between the success of shows like BattleBots and the amount of interest in last month's MegaBots debacle, it's pretty obvious that people really want to watch robots fight. But while watching two mechanical titans grapple can be satisfying, few things have captured the feel of the robot battles in video games and anime. Reach Robotics' $300 MekaMon, which launches today in the Apple Store, might be the closest we've seen to capturing that cyber-future ambience. Its bots can run and climb around the physical world while also using AR to add virtual weaponry for the full Japanese mech experience.

Razer's latest gaming keyboard can survive spilled drinks

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Razer's latest gaming keyboard can survive spilled drinks

Razer's keyboards have been many things, but tough generally wasn't one of them -- knock your drink the wrong way and that elaborate input device was toast. That won't be as much of a problem in the future, as Razer has unveiled a new version of its signature BlackWidow Ultimate with IP54 water and dust resistance. While the rating doesn't mean you can dunk the keyboard in the pool (you'd want IP67 or better for that), it's good enough that your gaming session won't be ruined by a splash or two.