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Analogue Pocket portable console delayed again, this time until October

The Analogue Pocket, a $199 do-everything retro portable console capable of playing Game Boy, Game Gear, Neo Geo Pocket Color and Atari Lynx games from their original cartridges, has been delayed again. It was originally scheduled for release in 2020, but then and now, supply chain challenges have pushed the small company to push back …

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‘Sam & Max: This Time It’s Virtual!’ heads to Oculus Quest this summer

First announced last August, Sam & Max: This Time It’s Virtual! now has a release window and list of supported platforms. The first new video game outing for the duo in more than a decade will initially come out on Oculus Quest this June, with SteamVR and Viveport releases to follow later in the year. …

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A Japanese man was charged $81 for cyberbullying star Hana Kimura before her death

Last year, Hana Kimura, a pro-wrestler and star of the Japanese reality show Terrace House: Tokyo, reportedly took her life following relentless cyber-bulling. Now a Japanese court has charged an unnamed Osaka man $81 over his abusive messages towards Kimura, the Washington Post reports. It’s rare to see courts come down on cyber-bullying in general, …

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Netflix pays a reported $450 million for two ‘Knives Out’ sequels

Rian Johnson’s whodunit Knives Out will have a sequel, in fact it’s getting two. Variety and Deadline report that Netflix has cut a deal with producer Media Rights Capital that’s worth over $450 million for two sequels, with Johnson directing and Daniel Craig returning as the oddly-accented detective Benoit Blanc. That’s a hefty price to …

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‘Among Us’ will get 15-player lobbies and a new art style

After a lengthy wait, Among Us’ latest map, the Airship, is available to download today. With it comes the biggest update developer Innersloth has released for the game to date. Included in the package are a persistent account system and an extensive collection of new hats. However, the studio has even bigger changes planned for …

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The Full Nerd ep. 172: Core i9-11900K review, Intel’s future, Nvidia adds ReBAR

In this episode of The Full Nerd, Gordon Ung, Brad Chacos, and Adam Patrick Murray dive deep into Intel’s new 11th-gen “Rocket Lake” Core processors and the company’s plans for the future. The headline of Gordon’s Core i9-11900K review sums it up nicely: Intel’s 14nm farewell tour can’t end soon enough. Rocket Lake chips marry …

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Discord adds audio-only Stage Channels for Clubhouse-like presentations

Discord has become the latest company to take a page from Clubhouse. It’s introducing a feature called Stage Channels that allows you to broadcast a live audio conversation to a group of listeners without worrying about people talking over one another and some of the other pitfalls that come with traditional voice channels. So-called Stage …

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Microsoft wins 10-year contract supplying AR tech to the US Army

America’s ground-pounders of tomorrow will soon be equipped with custom-built HoloLens headsets as part of a decade-long contract struck between the Department of Defense and Microsoft, the Pentagon announced Wednesday. Per the $21.88 billion deal, Microsoft will supply some 120,000 of its AR units to the US Army. This announcement follows a $480 million deal …

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Instagram brings TikTok Duet-style collaborations to Reels

Instagram’s short-form video section Reels is becoming even more like TikTok. The new Remix feature sounds very much like TikTok’s Duet. You can interact with another user’s reel by sharing your own video alongside it. To remix someone else’s reel, tap the menu icon. You can record a new video in the Instagram app or …

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