Michael Simon

Staff Writer

If it has a screen, battery or a plug, Michael Simon wants to play with it. He has been obsessed with technology since he bought his first ThinkPad—the one with the lift-up keyboard that let you swap out the drive. He's still waiting for that to come back in style.

The Playdate gaming handheld is a Game Boy-Model T mashup by Firewatch publisher Panic

Minecraft Earth busts out of the box as a Pokemon Go-inspired mobile AR game

Minecraft Earth busts out of the box as a Pokemon Go-inspired mobile AR game

Microsoft has announced Minecraft Earth, a new AR game for iPhones and Android phones that will be in limited beta this summer.

Childish Gambino’s Pharos AR app unlocks a hidden universe of battery-draining beats and beasts

Childish Gambino’s Pharos AR app unlocks a hidden universe of battery-draining beats and beasts

Childish Gambino has launched a new AR app on Google Play called Pharos, but watch your battery life.

Apple is reportedly planning yet another premium subscription service, this one for video games

Apple is reportedly planning yet another premium subscription service, this one for video games

A report from Cheddar says that Apple is planning to launch a new premium subscription service for video games that will function like Netflix.

Samsung celebrates the Galaxy Note 9 launch with Fortnite beta access and 15,000 free V-Bucks

Samsung celebrates the Galaxy Note 9 launch with Fortnite beta access and 15,000 free V-Bucks

Samsung Galaxy phone and tablet users will get exclusive access to the Fortnite beta on Android for "the next few days."

Grab these free and cheap Avengers comics, movies, and cases just for time for ‘Infinity War’

Grab these free and cheap Avengers comics, movies, and cases just for time for ‘Infinity War’

'Avengers: Infinity War' is out today and there are deals to be had.

Mario Kart is coming to your phone, but don't start your engines just yet

Mario Kart is coming to your phone, but don't start your engines just yet

Nintendo has announced that Mario Kart is coming to smartphones, but it might not roll in until next year.

Google makes the best Android apps easier to find with Android Excellence

Google makes the best Android apps easier to find with Android Excellence

Google is highlighting the best Android apps with a new designation called Android Excellence, which will place the apps prominently in the Play Store.

Google takes a big VR leap with Owlchemy Labs acquisition

Google takes a big VR leap with Owlchemy Labs acquisition

Google has announced that it has acquired VR pioneer Owlchemy Labs, maker of popular game titles 'Job Simulator' and 'Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality.'

Sim-ply fantastic: EA says a new Sims Mobile game is on its way to iOS and Android

Sim-ply fantastic: EA says a new Sims Mobile game is on its way to iOS and Android

Electronic Arts is launching a mobile version of its popular Sims game on iOS and Android, and it looks to bring many of the features from its PC counterpart.

Google highlights 60 app and game nominees for second annual Play Awards

Google highlights 60 app and game nominees for second annual Play Awards

Google has unveiled this year's nominees for its annual Play Awards, spotlighting 60 apps and games in a wide array of categories.

No joke, Google lets you play Ms. Pac-Mac in Google Maps for April Fool's

No joke, Google lets you play Ms. Pac-Mac in Google Maps for April Fool's

As part of its annual April Fool's Day tricks and treats, Google has launched a playable Ms. Pac-Mac game right inside the Maps app.

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