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New Game Trains Police To Get Facebook Data Fast When A Terrorist Strikes

When a terrorist strikes, getting information fast from a tech giant can make the difference between police catching the suspects, or another attack taking place. That’s the premise of a new game created by Europol, the European body responsible for connecting the continent’s myriad policing agencies and helping them investigate major crimes.

Right now, police officers are often confused by the process. What data can they request from which provider? Can they retrieve any encrypted content from the likes of Apple or WhatsApp? What legal mechanisms should they be using? What’s the best language to use to ensure they get the information they want quickly?

Who Wants To Be A Millionaire but for fighting terrorists

The game, exclusively shown to Forbes ahead of its release to law enforcement partners and their 4,500 officers on Wednesday, hopes to make sure police know the answers to those when an emergency happens. It

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Lessons From Nintendo’s Game Boy

When they’re not writing our Modern @thletics column, Steve and Dave are the principals at Gains Group, a sport innovation firm that works with athletes, teams and leagues around the world.

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1989 was a heckuva year. Many in sport remember it as the year of the Bay Series Earthquake, but if you’re from Detroit, you undoubtedly remember it was the year the Pistons finally won a championship. 

I (Steve) was an 11-year-old in St Louis, and I remember it as the year the Nintendo Game Boy came out. Indestructible, simple, cheap (relatively) and fun—I coveted the gaming system. My parents wouldn’t buy me one, so I had to borrow my buddy Jim’s. We spent the summer sitting outside the local baseball card store up the street from my house passing the console back and forth playing Tetris and the baseball game. 

Gunpei Yokoi is not

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Best Prime Day video game gear deals: Save $70 on Corsair K95 keyboard, $10 on Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

This story is part of Amazon Prime Day, CNET’s guide on everything you need to know and how to make sure you get the best deal.

Yes, the new Sony PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X are coming soon. But they won’t be available in time for Amazon Prime Day on Tuesday and Wednesday, and there’s zero chance they’d be discounted if they were. Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, there are plenty of deals on gaming gear and accessories coming over the next two days. 

These are the current best deals at Amazon, Best Buy, Target, Newegg and other retailers. We’ll be updating this list throughout the day with new deals, and moving expired ones to a No Longer Available section at the bottom to help you keep track. 

Corsair

One of the best all-around gaming keyboards, with per-key RGB backlighting and Cherry MX Silver

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Best Prime Day video game deals 2020 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and PC gaming

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Gaming gifts (even to yourself) never go out of style and always fit. (Photo: Getty Images)
Gaming gifts (even to yourself) never go out of style and always fit. (Photo: Getty Images)

Back in March we never imagined we’d still be spending so much time at home as the leaves drop from the trees, right? But such is 2020. It’s no wonder gaming has been so popular. It’s a great escape: Immersing yourself in another world lets you take a break from this one.

If you’re a committed gamer, chances are you’re ready for some fresh challenges. And if you’re new to the form, well, now is the perfect time to give it a try. Amazon Prime Day is delivering all sorts of incredible deals to bring you some gaming excitement, whether

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PS5’s Game Boost Feature Improves Certain Backwards Compatible PS4 Games

The PS5 launches around the world next month, and while there are still many lingering questions about how the system works, Sony has now shared some more details about its backwards compatibility. As with Xbox Series X, it appears a few previous-gen games will be improved when played on PS5 thanks to Game Boost, a feature that gives some PlayStation 4 games a performance boost on the newer console.

As detailed on the PlayStation support website, Game Boost allows certain PS4 titles to “run with a higher or smoother frame rate” when played on a PS5. However, Sony notes that this will only apply to “select” games; it appears the performance boost won’t be applied across the board, as Xbox Series X does with Xbox One games.

The company shed a bit more light on how the feature will work in a PlayStation Blog post. “Some titles with unlocked frame

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Game Platform Roblox Files Confidentially for Public Listing

Online game platform Roblox said Monday that on a confidential basis it had submitted a draft registration statement to the Securities and Exchange Commission for a public offering of common stock.

The San Mateo, Calif., company said it hasn’t determined the number of Class A common shares it will sell and at what price.

Roblox said it intends to commence the public offering following completion of the SEC review.

The company is aiming for a public valuation of about $8 billion, Reuters reported earlier this month. 

That would double the $4 billion valuation it got in a $150 million fundraising round in February led by venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz. The VC firm said in February that the platform reached more than 115 million monthly users.

The company hosts millions of games that are built by its users, who then get a share of any related revenue. 

“Roblox is powered

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Free Pikmin 3 Deluxe Demo Now Live, Lets You Transfer Save Data To Full Game

Pikmin 3 Deluxe arrives on Nintendo Switch at the end of this month, but players can sample the unique strategy game before then. During the latest Treehouse Live presentation, Nintendo announced that a free Pikmin 3 Deluxe demo is available to download from the Switch eShop, and you’ll unlock some things in the full game for playing it.

If you can defeat the boss at the end of the demo, you’ll unlock the Ultra-Spicy difficulty in the full version of Pikmin 3 Deluxe right from the outset. Ultra-Spicy is a brand-new difficulty option for Pikmin veterans; it caps your Pikmin field limit at 60, making the experience much more challenging.

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Best Video Game Deals For PC

Amazon’s Prime Day, which normally falls on a July, is near, and even the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is not going to stop it from going as planned. The next 48 hours will see a wave of discounts in America’s largest online retailer, including those on PC games as well as PC gaming accessories such as headsets and keyboards and even gaming computers.

Some of the best deals, however, are reserved only for those with Amazon Prime membership. If you don’t have one yet, you may want to try a 30-day free trial right now, and enjoy perks such as free shipping and faster delivery times. That said, here are some of the best PC gaming deals that you can take advantage of on Amazon ahead of Prime Day:

1. Doom Eternal

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Slash and mow through the armies of Hell and save mankind with “DOOM Eternal.”

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Global PC & Consoles Shooter Game Genre Overview 2019-2021: 1400+ Shooter Games for PC and Gaming Consoles

The “2019-2021 PC & Consoles Shooter Game Genre Overview” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

This research contains information regarding 1400+ shooter games made for PC and gaming consoles. Includes both released games and still developing projects. Contains the signals and trends of the shooter genre, shows the empty spots in the industry, least and most presented features, settings, time eras, multiplayer types and many other options describing every game mentioned.

Audiences who might need this research:

Game developers who are in the middle of the development process for a shooter game

This research provides extensive information on all the releases within the shooter genre releasing near to your project. You can also filter the included raw catalogue of games by multiple filters and easily find the closest competitors to your game and improve your project in a way it becomes much more competitive and innovative.

Game developers who

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70% of video game revenue in world’s top market comes from China’s smaller cities, report finds

  • Video games are booming in China’s smaller cities, with citizens there accounting for more than half of revenue nationally, according to a recent report by Niko Partners.
  • The country is the world’s top game market and will generate an estimated $40.85 billion in revenue this year, according to Newzoo.



a statue of a person: People visit the stand of Tencent's mobile game 'Glory of Kings' during the 2020 China Digital Entertainment Expo & Conference (ChinaJoy) at Shanghai New International Expo Center on July 31, 2020 in Shanghai, China.


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People visit the stand of Tencent’s mobile game ‘Glory of Kings’ during the 2020 China Digital Entertainment Expo & Conference (ChinaJoy) at Shanghai New International Expo Center on July 31, 2020 in Shanghai, China.

SINGAPORE — Video games are booming in China’s smaller cities, with citizens there accounting for more than half of revenue nationally, according to a recent report by Niko Partners.

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“76% of gamers in China live in Tier 3-5 cities, accounting for 70% of game revenue,” Niko Partners said in a synopsis of its China Gamers Report.

Cities in China are classified

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