'PES 2019' hits PC, PS4 and Xbox One on August 28th

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'PES 2019' hits PC, PS4 and Xbox One on August 28th

If you'd rather not support EA's definitions of "gambling" and "loot boxes" but still want to play virtual soccer football, maybe this year's Pro Evolution Soccer from Konami will tickle your fancy. PES 2019 will be in stores August 28th (US) and August 30th (Europe) for Steam, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. It'll feature 4K HDR video across "all capable platforms," too. Hopefully that means support for the PlayStation 4 Pro and Xbox One X in addition to PC.

Steam Link will soon beam games to your iOS or Android device

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Steam Link will soon beam games to your iOS or Android device

Steam Link already brings your PC's games to your living room, but soon it will send them to other devices, too. Sometime during the week of May 21st, Valve will release dedicated apps for iOS and Android, which will work with smartphones, tablets and TVs. So long as everything is connected to the same 5Ghz network or Ethernet-cabled to the host system, you'll be able to play across your family of gadgets -- and even support peripherals like the Steam or MFI controllers.

Niantic is building AR maps with help from 'Pokémon Go' players

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Niantic is building AR maps with help from 'Pokémon Go' players

Niantic may have split from Google years ago, but there's a little bit of Google culture left -- namely, the Maps part. The developer told Reuters that it's planning to create 3D augmented reality maps with the help of Pokémon Go players' cameras. Gamers would help map public spaces (such as parks and plazas) so that the AR experience could extend to the entire environment, not just characters. And crucially, these wouldn't be limited to Niantic's own games -- the company hopes to offer these AR maps to third-party developers.

Overwatch League finals set for Brooklyn's Barclays Center

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Overwatch League finals set for Brooklyn's Barclays Center

The Overwatch League is in the final stage of its first season and playoffs are right around the corner. Like the regular season games, the playoffs will take place at Blizzard Arena Los Angeles, but the Grand Finals, the league just announced, will take place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Playoffs will include the top team from both divisions as well as the next four teams in the standings and they'll battle it out between July 11th and 21st. The final two teams will then head to the Grand Finals to compete on July 27th and 28th.

Watch the Google I/O 2018 keynote in under 20 minutes

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Watch the Google I/O 2018 keynote in under 20 minutes

Google's annual developer conference usually gives us a pretty good idea of what to expect from the company for the next several months. This year's I/O opening keynote was no different as yesterday's 2-hour event was jam-packed with AI, Android, accessibility and more. You probably don't have a couple hours to burn rewatching the whole thing, so we've distilled the important bits down to a 20-minute clip. When you take a break to grab a snack this morning, you can catch up on what you might've missed in a fraction of the time.

'World of Warcraft' cyberattacker sentenced to year in prison

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'World of Warcraft' cyberattacker sentenced to year in prison

One World of Warcraft player is paying the price for taking a virtual rivalry too far. A US federal court has sentenced Romanian man Calin Mateias to spend a year in federal prison after he pleaded guilty to launching a distributed denial of service attack against WoW's servers in response to being "angered" by one player. The 2010 traffic flood knocked thousands of players offline and cost Blizzard $30,000 (which Mateias repaid in April) in recovery expenses.