Live out your stunt driver dreams in 'Final Fantasy XV'

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Live out your stunt driver dreams in 'Final Fantasy XV'

Final Fantasy XV's latest update isn't that Prompto spin-off episode you've been waiting for, but it does give you a new ride: the Type-D off-roader. (We'll accept the substitution.) Yes, you can finally leave the confines of Eos' roads and highways and tear up the countryside, gifted not only with monster truck tires but also a "jump" button for avoiding anything in your way and... just leaping off really tall things.

Ben Heck’s ultimate Nintendo Switch mod

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Ben Heck’s ultimate Nintendo Switch mod

Max is struggling with his Nintendo Switch, and so to avoid serious hand surgery, Ben is modding a Nintendo Switch JoyCon to move the analogue stick. This gives Ben the perfect opportunity to void the warranty on the JoyCon and tear it down to see how it works. Thankfully, the modification is pretty simple, and with an extension to a ribbon cable and movement of a connector, Ben helps Max avoid the surgery he thought he needed. Which game controllers would you want altering? What do you think of the Nintendo Switch? Let us know over on the element14 Community.

Recommended Reading: Apple's original television aspirations

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Recommended Reading: Apple's original television aspirations

While the company's television aspirations remain largely a mystery, Apple hired two big names this week to help build its slate of original shows. Jamie Erlicht and Zack Van Amburg, presidents of Sony Pictures Television, will make the move to Cupertino this summer with experience making hits like Damages, Breaking Bad, Justified and other series. The Atlantic offers a look at what this means for Apple and what we can expect from Eddy Cue & Co. in the months to come.

Sony is losing its grip on the indie market

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Sony is losing its grip on the indie market

In 2011, Microsoft was the indie king. The industry was just blossoming thanks to services like Steam and Xbox Live Arcade, which introduced independent games to huge, hungry audiences. Indie Game: The Movie was about to debut, giving fans a deep, behind-the-scenes look at the perils and triumphs of small-scale development. The Xbox 360 served as the foundational platform for the film's major projects, Super Meat Boy, Fez and Braid.