Lenovo’s ‘Jedi Challenges’ will let you do battle in AR as Kylo Ren

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Lenovo’s ‘Jedi Challenges’ will let you do battle in AR as Kylo Ren

Lenovo has announced an upcoming Dark Side Expansion for its Star Wars: Jedi Challenges AR game, a free update that will let players battle Yoda, Rey and others as Kylo Ren. Additionally, Jedi Challenges' multiplayer mode will also now include Ship Battles, a local multiplayer experience where players command Empire and Rebel fleets in a PvP real-time strategy game. Along with added gameplay features, Lenovo is also releasing a limited-edition Lightsaber Controller, just like the one Kylo Ren uses in the films, that glows while users are playing.

Huawei's Honor is bringing the slider phone back

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Huawei's Honor is bringing the slider phone back

How to solve the problem of too much screen? After Honor showcased its new gaming phone to the IFA masses, it had a surprise extra announcement: The Honor Magic 2 (What? Never heard of the original Honor Magic?) It looks to be a phone that's (once again) all screen, no bezel, but has another solution for where to hide the pesky front-facing camera: In a slider component behind the front. Like the T-Mobile SideKick, and decades-old Samsung and Nokia phones, it looks like Honor are betting on the slider to solve the problem of all-screen smartphones. It's not the dumbest solution, Oppo's Find X does a similar trick, albeit with an internal mechanism. It's early days, though and other details are scant. You can expect advanced safe fast-charging and Huawei's next smartphone chip, the Kirin 980 -- which hasn't even been announced yet. Watch the unveiling after the break: We've skipped to the main part.

EA delays 'Battlefield V' to November 20th

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EA delays 'Battlefield V' to November 20th

DICE knows a thing or two about the perils of shipping a game before it's ready. That's why it and Electronic Arts are pushing the release date for Battlefield V back by almost a month. The World War II shooter will now be released on November 20th instead of October 19th. That puts it out of spitting distance of Red Dead Redemption 2 (out October 26th), the game seemingly every other publisher is trying to avoid on calendar.

The weird, wild and expensive world of blockchain art

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The weird, wild and expensive world of blockchain art

Is it still shocking in 2018 to see someone drop more than $50,000 on a digital playing card? Well, that's what happened when Gods Unchained, a blockchain-based digital card game, wrapped an auction on its rarest card to date: the Hyperion Mythic card. It sold for 146.279 ETH, which was worth about $54,000 at the time. If that doesn't shock you, how about the fact that a digital trading card of Elon Musk is currently on auction for about the same price?

Honor's affordable gaming phone is designed for 'PUBG'

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Honor's affordable gaming phone is designed for 'PUBG'

Honor, a spin-off brand from Huawei, makes decent middleweight smartphones that are often, well, kind-of unremarkable. This time is different. Honor is going after a specific smartphone audience: The mobile gamer -- especially if you're into PUBG Mobile. The Honor Play was officially unveiled at IFA today, and all the major features are aggressively aimed at gamers. While there's no plans for a US release, the Play is priced keenly enough, at 329 euros (roughly $380) that, heck, some mobile gamers might even bite.

Is Riot spending less on professional League of Legends?

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Is Riot spending less on professional League of Legends?

Three days ago, League of Legends owner Riot confirmed that it wouldn't be sending English commentators to the early stages of Worlds in South Korea. Instead, casters will be covering the games from Los Angeles, likely inside the NA LCS (North American League of Legends Championship Series) studio. Riot's official NA and EU interviewers, Ovilee May and Eefje "Sjokz" Depoortere, will be in attendance. But unlike previous years, US commentators won't be casting from inside South Korea until the finals.

ASUS' new ZenBooks have the bezels 2018 demands

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ASUS' new ZenBooks have the bezels 2018 demands

It wasn't all that long ago when ASUS brought out the oddly refreshing ZenBook Pro and the superslim ZenBook S, but the company hasn't forgotten its slightly more affordable offerings. For IFA this year, ASUS has updated its original ZenBook line with not only Intel's new Whiskey Lake U-series processors, but also a new four-sided near-frameless design with up to 95 percent screen-to-body ratio. And that's not all; ASUS still manages to tuck a 3D infrared HD camera into the top bezel, as opposed to making do with an ordinary camera farther down the body that's usually to blame for some not-so-flattering nostril shots.

Fans can no longer easily make Pokémon video games

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Fans can no longer easily make Pokémon video games

If you're a fan of Pokémon fan-made games, we have some bad news for you. Pokémon Essentials, which is how these games were created, was shut down following the receipt of a takedown notice from Nintendo. As The Verge notes, it's not unusual for Nintendo to send out these kinds of notices, but in this case, Nintendo also went after the Wiki, which means that the instructions on how to create these games is now gone.