New York shines in Sony’s new ‘Spider-Man’ game

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New York shines in Sony’s new ‘Spider-Man’ game

With its high rent, heavy traffic and unreliable subway system, New York can be a tough place to live. For many, it's a nonstop grind of work and sleep to make rent and pay the bills each month. It's also an exciting city full of diverse people and enormous skyscrapers. It's both aspects of Manhattan -- the hectic lifestyle and stunning architecture -- that make it a perfect fit for Spider-Man, a witty web-slinger who struggles to balance his work and love life with the responsibilities of a powerful superhero.

How to watch EA's Jacksonville Tribute Livestream

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How to watch EA's Jacksonville Tribute Livestream

Today, EA will hold The Jacksonville Tribute Stream to remember Elijah Clayton and Taylor Robertson, the professional gamers who were killed in a shooting at a Madden 19 tournament. Since its purpose is to bring the community together to support everyone affected by the tragic incident last August 26th, the gaming giant is making the livestream as accessible as possible. You can choose to watch and follow the tribute later today, September 6th from 5PM to 6:30PM ET, on the game's official Twitch, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and Mixer accounts. If you have a cable provider that gives you access to ESPN's streams, you can also go that route.

'Eve Online' studio acquired by Korean MMO maker

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'Eve Online' studio acquired by Korean MMO maker

Eve Online developer CCP Games has been acquired by Pearl Abyss, the South Korean studio behind the action-oriented MMORPG Black Desert Online. According to VentureBeat, the deal was worth $425 million and will close in early October. It's a surprise announcement for CCP, which has long operated as an independent developer. Eve Online isn't the biggest MMORPG on the market, but it has maintained a steady and loyal userbase through continuous updates and a well-timed switch to a hybrid premium and free-to-play model. The 15-year-old game is unique, too, with its large-scale battles and notoriously complex economic and political systems.

TP-Link's latest WiFi router is a gaming beast

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TP-Link's latest WiFi router is a gaming beast

TP-Link has unveiled its most powerful gaming router yet, and it's jacked. The Archer C5400X features 1.8 GHz 64-bit quad-core CPU, three co-processors and 1 GB RAM to reach WiFi speeds up to 5400 Mbps over one 2.4 GHz (1000 Mbps) and two 5 GHz (2167 Mbps) bands. And it comes with three WiFi bands, eight Gigabit LAN ports and one Gigabit WAN port. In other words, it's a superfast monster. Eye-watering specs aside, look at it. Look at those antennae. This isn't a router you want to shove behind the TV. Get it at Amazon, Newegg, Fry's Electronics and Micro Center for $400.

ESPN is testing a global fantasy soccer game

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ESPN is testing a global fantasy soccer game

ESPN has launched a new global fantasy soccer game that will let soccer fans around the world compete across 13 global editions of ESPN.com. ESPN Fantasy Soccer, which launched in beta today, is presented in three languages -- English, Spanish and Portuguese -- and is available on smartphones, tablets and computers. At launch, the game supports multiple professional leagues -- Champions League, English Premier League, La Liga and Liga MX -- and more will be added next year.

Ubisoft rewards two-factor use with free 'Rainbow Six: Siege' skin

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Ubisoft rewards two-factor use with free 'Rainbow Six: Siege' skin

Epic isn't the only one using the promise of free in-game fashion to promote healthier security. Ubisoft is rewarding account holders with a free Rainbow Six: Siege skin if they enable two-factor authentication. It's a somewhat complicated process (it entails the Google Authenticator mobile app and QR codes), but the developer is betting that the allure of a unique operator outfit will be worth the hassle. As it is, you'll need to do this if you're the competitive sort -- 2FA will be required for ranked matches in the near future.