PlayStation Network Experiencing Some Gaming Issues

While most services are operating as intended, the PSN is currently experiencing some issues with gaming and social features.

“You may have some difficulty launching games, applications, or online features. Our engineers are working to resolve the issue as soon as possible, and we thank you for your patience,” a warning on the PlayStation Network service status page reads under the “Gaming and Social tab.”

The PSN is currently experiencing some issues. The PSN is currently experiencing some issues.

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Warframe Dev Investigating Cross-Play Options

A Nintendo Switch port of Warframe  was only just announced last week, but developer Digital Extremes is already fielding questions about the potential for cross-play functionality with other platforms. Digital Extremes is open to it, even if it’s not ready to make a formal announcement just yet.

“Since announcing Warframe coming to the Switch, we’ve received an incredible amount of positive reception from both our community and Nintendo players,” Studio Manager Sheldon Carter told TechRadar. “We’re exploring all options for people to play on and with the Nintendo Switch.”

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13 Spine-Chilling Movies to Watch on Netflix This Friday the 13th

The last Friday the 13th of 2018 is nearly upon us and what better way to commemorate this most terrifying of days than by watching 13 of the scariest movies Netflix has to offer.

According to a list provided to us by Netflix, these 13 movies are perfect for that Friday the 13th movie binge. To view the list, you can click through the slideshow below, or scroll down the page.

“The fear of number 13 is a real thing. How else do you explain no 13th floor stop on elevators, 13th rows on airplanes, or the horror master himself getting all the chills? Even the clinical name for this inauspicious day is scary enough: paraskevidekatriaphobia. As the second Friday the 13th of the year looms, perhaps the unluckiness is mounting. Best to knock on wood, keep the salt close and eyes peeled for black cats and ladders!”

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Emmy Nominations 2018 Announced

The Television Academy has revealed the nominees for the 2018 Emmy Awards.

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Outstanding Drama Series

  • The Americans
  • The Crown
  • Game of Thrones
  • The Handmaid’s Tale
  • Stranger Things
  • This Is Us
  • Westworld

Outstanding Limited Series

  • The Alienist
  • The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
  • Genius: Picasso
  • Godless
  • Patrick Melrose

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Fortnite Season 5: All The Skins, Back Bling, Contrails, Gliders

The arrival of Fortnite Season 5 on PS4, Xbox One, PC, and mobile also means there’s a brand new Battle Pass featuring a bunch of new cosmetics, ranging from Outfits and Back Bling to Gliders and Contrails. For avid players, this means it’s time to start the unlock grind all over, but is it worth the time and effort? We’ll let you decide for yourself.

We’ve put together a gallery of all the skins, bling, trails, and gliders that have been added in the latest update, so you can take a look at them and decide whether you really want them. If you’re new to Fortnite (where have you been?) and not familiar with how the Battle Pass works, here’s what you need to know courtesy of developer Epic Games:

“Play to level up your Battle Pass. The more you play, the more rewards you earn. Level up faster by completing Weekly Challenges. Earn up to 100 rewards worth over 25,000 V-Bucks (typically takes 75 to 150 hours of play). You can purchase the Battle Pass anytime during the season for 950 V-Bucks.”

So, to get the rewards, all you’ve got to do is buy a Battle Pass in-game and then play as much as you can. As mentioned above, you can speed the process up by doing weekly challenges, which net you bonus Battle Stars. The first week of Season 5’s challenges are up, and you can find a guide on Where to find the Risky Reel treasure map here.

These items featured in this gallery are just a few of the unlocks available in the Battle Pass, there’s also sprays, emotes, and more. You can see everything in the Fortnite Season 5 Battle Pass here.

Finally, the patch that ushered in the new season introduces new gameplay mechanics, changes some of the map, and makes a number of tweaks to the way the game plays and performs, so make sure to read the full Fortnite Season 5 update patch notes.

Google Home, Amazon Echo, and More on Sale

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Each day we grow closer to the futuristic, voice-controlled future promised to us in the movies. It’s almost fully realized at this point, with so many cool gadgets to control things in your home like lighting and environmental controls. Soon we’ll all be taking it for granted, but for now it’s still a pretty novel concept to walk into a room and say “Alexa, play ‘Ocean Man’ by Ween” and have it happen.

To help facilitate a smooth transition to our voice-controlled futures, there are a ton of smart home devices on sale at Amazon and Walmart right now. Some of the Amazon deals are in the lead-up to Amazon Prime Day, which starts July 16. Others are just good deals on the promise of one day never needing to press a button again. Wow!

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