Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 hands-on — Multiplayer first impressions and videos

Game publisher Activision and developer Treyarch took the wraps off Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 in a reveal event at a sprawling aircraft hangar on Thursday. I was there, along with hundreds of other press, influencers, celebrities, and others. We covered the news about the game in a variety of stories. But I also […]

Hands-on with the OnePlus 6: An all-glass, notched smartphone for $529

Ron Amadeo OnePlus is back with its new flagship smartphone for 2018, the OnePlus 6. OnePlus has big changes in store this year, not all of which I would call positive. OnePlus’ stand-out metal phone design—which has existed from the OnePlus One all the way to the OnePlus 5T—is dead. The company is switching to […]

Google Lens hands-on: Copy-and-paste the real world to your phone

Google may have teased us with exciting new AR features for the Maps app, but it’s not forgetting to make its Lens camera more useful, either. Since its launch last year, Lens has rolled out to iOS and gained a few skills, like identifying cat and dog breeds. At its I/O developer conference today, Google […]

Shadow of the Tomb Raider hands-on: It’s the end of the world and Lara does not feel fine

LOS ANGELES—Game publisher Square-Enix gave its new game Shadow of the Tomb Raider a public unveiling at an event last night, and I played the game for about an hour. If you liked the previous two games, you’ll probably end up liking this one. Shadow is the third game in the Tomb Raider reboot franchise, […]

Defector hands-on: Your mission, if you choose to accept it

Becoming a secret spy is the ultimate fantasy for a lot of people. You get to drive fast cars, use special gadgets, and take down international crime syndicates with style and flair. Not to mention the awesome J.B. names like James Bond, Jason Bourne, and Jack Bauer. Defector, the latest VR game from Wilson’s Heart developer Twisted […]

Parenting: Mums battle over being a high-flying career woman and hands-on mum

Shutterstock / Africa Studio Holding down a career and having a child can put a strain on life but many mums make a success of it IN A few weeks’ time New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will have her first child. She’s thought to be just the second world leader to give birth while […]

Vacation Simulator hands-on — Owlchemy Labs takes a jolly holiday

It’s been almost two years since the Rift and Vive launched, and to this day Job Simulator is still one of the first things I always stick new VR users in. The combination of a whimsical setting, with simple controls, and quirky gameplay makes it the perfect balance of engaging and accessible. During the 2017 Game Awards […]

Oculus Go hands-on: going lean

One of the very first things I did in Oculus Go was lean. I was playing Settlers of Catan at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, and where the Experiment 7 studio demonstrating cross-play from Rift to Oculus Go. There was a person sitting to my right in VR, and I instinctively leaned to […]

Creed: Rise to Glory hands-on — Friday night at the fights

It feels like we’ve seen a lot of VR boxing games. From Thrill of the Fight and Soundboxing to Knockout League and now an officially licensed Creed: Rise to Glory VR game in partnership with MGM Interactive, the Sweet Science is in and popping right now. While I’ve never personally followed boxing as a sport very closely, I absolutely love bo…Read More

Ivanka Trump wears tight form fitting top for hands-on appearance

Ivanka Trump appeared at the Waukee Innovation and Learning Center today, and wore a tight, form-fitting top to meet students. The 36-year-old of mother-of-three and wife to property millionaire Jared Kusher smiled and laughed as she engaged with the public there. The blonde former-model tucked her black top, which hung to every curve, with a […]