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‘Fallout Shelter’ joins Tesla arcade in latest software update

Nearly a year ago, Todd Howard, the director of Bethesda Games, said that the company’s “Fallout Shelter” game would be coming to Tesla displays. It arrived, via the 2020.20 software update, this week, which was first noted at driver’s platform Teslascope.

Fallout Shelter is the latest — and one of the more modern games — to join Tesla’s Arcade, an in-car feature that lets drivers play video games while the vehicle is parked. It joins 2048, Atari’s Super Breakout, Cuphead, Stardew Valley, Missile Command, Asteroids, Lunar Lander and Centipede. The arcade also includes a newly improved (meaning more difficult) backgammon game as well as chess.

The 2020.20 software update that adds the game, along with a few other improvements, hasn’t reached all Tesla vehicles yet, including the Model 3 in this reporter’s driveway (that vehicle has the prior 2020.16.2.1 update, which includes improvements to backgammon and a redesigned Tesla Toybox).

However, YouTube channel host JuliansRandomProject was one of the lucky few who did receive it and released a video that provides a look at Fallout and how it works in the vehicle. Roadshow also discovered and shared the JuliansRandomProject video, which is embedded below.

Fallout Shelter is just one of the newer features in the software update. Some functionality was added to the steering wheel so owners can use the toggle controls to play, pause and skip video playback in Theater Mode, the feature that lets owners stream Netflix and other video (while in park).

Tesla also improved Trax, which lets you record songs. Trax now includes a piano roll view that allows you to edit and fine tune notes in a track.

Sony is giving away ‘Journey’ and ‘Uncharted’ for free on PlayStation 4

Sony is giving away 'Journey' and 'Uncharted' for free on PlayStation 4

Sony announced on Tuesday it will offer all PlayStation 4 users a few free games to help them through our coronavirus social distancing — part of the company’s new Play at Home initiative. Being stuck indoors sucks, but it sucks a bit less when you have video games.

Starting 8 p.m. PDT on April 15, beautiful indie game Journey and treasure hunting action-adventure Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection will be available as free digital downloads in almost every PlayStation Store around the globe (China and Germany will get Knack 2 instead of Uncharted.) Once you grab the games they’re yours to keep forever, but you only have until 8 p.m. PDT on May 5 to do so. Read more…

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7-year-old Simone Lim is Oceania’s adorable new Pokémon champion

7-year-old Simone Lim is Oceania's adorable new Pokémon champion

Simone Lim is the very best, like no-one ever was, and now the adorable seven-year-old Pokémon trainer has a championship title to prove it.

The Pokémon Oceania International Championships were held in Melbourne, Australia over the weekend, with the finals for all divisions taking place on Sunday. Pokémon trainers from all over the world gathered to test themselves in video and card game tournaments, fighting for glory, honor, and a modest cash prize. 

This year, the highlight of the tournament was the exciting Junior Championships grand final for Pokémon Sword and Shield, in which Singaporean trainer and relative newcomer Simone Lim made an incredible read to win both the title and everyone’s hearts. Read more…

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The best upcoming games to pre-order right now

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2019 has already been a stellar year for games — with massive releases like Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice and Crash Team Racing — and the second half has plenty more to come.

If you’re looking to get your hands on the biggest upcoming titles — special editions especially — pre-ordering is the best way to make sure you don’t miss out on release day. Plus, pre-ordered games often come with rare or limited edition in-game gifts.

Below is our comprehensive list of the best upcoming games across all platforms — in order of release date — and where you can pre-order them.

The best upcoming games to pre-order right now

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Revelation that Goombas might have arms and hands rocks video game world

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Not since Mario’s nipples has the video game world been rocked this hard by a revelation about anatomy: Goombas have arms and hands!

The discovery of these appendages comes courtesy of photos of a Goomba keshi rubber figure (an eraser) shared to Twitter by user Joe Piconi, which shows the Goomba with his arms and hands folded behind his back, thus giving him the armless appearance.

Goombas have arms and hands. They are folded neatly behind their backspic.twitter.com/nRXVi6u92f

— Joe Piconi (@joepiconi) April 19, 2019

This is a potentially stunning revelation given that, for decades, the Goombas have been able to do all kinds of activities, like baseball and bowling, without using these hidden arms.  Read more…

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Drive Elon Musk’s Tesla Roadster past asteroids in this retro video game

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Avoid the asteroids and defeat Jeff Bezos while getting the Tesla Roadster safely through the stars in this gratifying retro video game.

Created by car blog AutoWise, the game puts you behind the wheel of Elon Musk’s Tesla Roadster, launched by SpaceX in February as the payload of the Falcon Heavy rocket.

Set to an 8-bit version of David Bowie’s “Starman,” the same track playing in the space-dwelling Roadster and the name of the dummy pilot, the game takes three minutes to beat.

It’s set in three stages: Earth, Moon, and Mars. Each contains different enemies to destroy or avoid, and there’s a final boss in the form of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, founder of competitor space company Blue Origin. Read more…

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21-year-old woman loses her eyesight after staring at her smartphone game for days

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A woman from China has gone partially blind, after spending an entire day playing a game on her smartphone.

The 21-year-old, who goes under the pseudonym Wu Xiaojing, was a hardcore fan of popular multiplayer smartphone game Honour of Kings.

Wu, who works in finance, was said to have been playing the game for several hours when she suddenly lost her sight in her right eye.

She was taken to several hospitals and was diagnosed with Retinal Artery Occlusion (RAO) in her right eye.

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