Google Is Suing Sonos Over Smart Speakers in an Ongoing Battle

Google has been wrapped up in a patent war with Sonos for the past two years. Photo: Alastair Grant (AP) Google is firing back at Sonos Inc., filing two lawsuits against the audio products company that claim that its voice control technology infringes on a number of Google patents. The lawsuits were filed in California … Read more

Google warns Ottawa’s Online News Act would ‘break’ its search engine

Canadian Heritage Minister Pablo Rodriguez holds a press conference regarding the introduction of Bill C-18, the Online News Act, in Ottawa on April 5.Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press Google is ramping up its opposition to the federal government’s Online News Act, warning the proposed new law would “break” its popular search engine. Google Canada vice-president and … Read more

Rollback Netcode Coming To Dragon Ball Z and Samurai Shodown

Image: Bandai Namco EVO, the year’s biggest fighting games event, went down over the weekend, and in terms of news perhaps the biggest announcement was that not one but two games will be getting Rollback Netcode improvements over the next 12 months. Don’t know what that means, or why it’s important? I got you! So … Read more

SoftBank Vision Fund posts a $21.6 billion quarterly loss

SoftBank’s Vision Fund, the brainchild of the company’s founder Masayoshi Son, has faced a number of headwinds including a slump in technology stocks as a result of rising interest rates, a tough China market and geopolitics. Kentaro Takahash | Bloomberg | Getty Images SoftBank posted one of its biggest losses at its Vision Fund investment … Read more

Game Pass Vs. The New PS Plus, The Comparison We Had To Make

Image: Sony / Microsoft / Kotaku Two months ago, Sony reimagined PS Plus, its longtime membership program for PlayStation owners. Now, it looks a whole lot like Microsoft’s Game Pass: For roughly the same amount of money, both offer access to a Netflix-style games-on-demand library. Obviously, we had to stack the two services up against … Read more

Let’s Remember Some Cables

Image: Gizmodo/Shutterstock (Shutterstock) Gizmodo is 20 years old! To celebrate the anniversary, we’re looking back at some of the most significant ways our lives have been thrown for a loop by our digital tools. Glance at your laptop and you might see a single USB-C cable. The industry is consolidating to a universal interface used … Read more

Fan Spends Six Years Remaking Never-Released Warcraft Game

Gif: Blizzard / DerSilver83 / Kotaku Years ago, a never-officially-released Warcraft point-and-click adventure game developed by Blizzard in the late ‘90s was leaked online. While the game was completely playable back then, its cutscenes were low-quality, highly compressed, not perfectly synced to the audio, and a few were even just straight up missing from the … Read more

Winamp Is Back From the Dead, but These Classic MP3 Players Are Sadly Gone for Good – Gizmodo

Winamp Is Back From the Dead, but These Classic MP3 Players Are Sadly Gone for Good  Gizmodo

Activision Making More Off Phone Games Than Console And PC

Image: Activision / Blizzard / King / Kotaku Here’s a sign of the times: Activision has confirmed via newly released financial documents that it made more money on its phone games last quarter than it did on all of its console and PC games combined. As spotted by TweakTown, Activision’s quarterly report was published last … Read more

Xbox Series S Receiving Performance Boost

Image: Xbox / Kotaku While it’s not the most powerful console out there, the smaller and more affordable Xbox Series S has been a big hit for Xbox. But reportedly, some devs have felt the strain of getting bigger, more advanced games to work on the console and in response, Microsoft is freeing up some … Read more