Sp!ng is a ‘stress ball for your brain’

Recently, when I want to play a game, I’ve been reaching for my phone — particularly, games on Apple Arcade. Currently I’m traveling with only a laptop, and while I can play some games on it, the laptop chugs, its fans breathing heavy from the work. For a while, I’d been letting my Apple Arcade subscription languish, dutifully paying a […]

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After a decade, I can share League of Legends with my husband

My husband and I have been playing League of Legends: Wild Rift together, hanging out and chatting as we play on our phones. We talk about whether Jax is better in the top lane or the jungle, and the lore of specific champions. He’s into the game, and wants to share his triumphs and despair with me. This is unusual, […]

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Xbox, Xbox 360 games added to Microsoft’s cloud gaming program

Microsoft is bringing backward compatibility to the cloud, allowing Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers to stream certain Xbox and Xbox 360 titles via the Xbox Cloud Gaming beta, the company announced Wednesday. This means that classics like Viva Piñata and The Elder Scrolls 4: Oblivion are now playable on Android smartphones and tablets. Sixteen titles are available to start, with […]

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Apple’s new TV show Calls is basically a podcast you watch

What is television? The definition becomes a little hazy in the streaming era, when programming can roll out at movie-length or in “quick bites,” and can tell interconnected narratives across 18 different shows or anthologized one-offs without any semblance of plot. Apple’s newly announced series Calls promises to blur traditions even further. Coming to Apple TV Plus later this month, […]

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Final Fantasy 7 is getting a battle royale prequel

Shortly after Square Enix announced a surprise upgrade for Final Fantasy 7 Remake, called Intergrade, for PlayStation 5, the company dropped an even bigger surprise: a battle royale game set in the world of Final Fantasy 7. Final Fantasy 7: The First Soldier is coming to Android and iOS devices in 2021. The battle royale game will feature the kind […]

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