Discord softens its iOS NSFW server ban

Jon Fingas

Discord is backing away from its ban on accessing NSFW servers from iOS, if only partly. The Verge notes the chat service has updated its policy to note that it will only ban servers devoted to “explicit pornographic content.” You can access other NSFW servers by opting in from a computer first. The company didn’t … Read more

Batman punches a ghost in new DC comic, and it’s spectacular

Batman punches a ghost in new DC comic, and it’s spectacular

There are many great joys of reading superhero comic books. Absurd situations, operatic conclusions, and soap opera stylings are the bread and butter of the genre. Superheroes can be highbrow, certainly. But they are also simple pleasures. Sometimes you just want to see Batman punch a ghost. With the special gloves he has. For punching … Read more

Microsoft’s xCloud beta arrives on iOS and PC this week

Microsoft’s xCloud beta arrives on iOS and PC this week

Microsoft’s Xbox Cloud Gaming (xCloud) will officially arrive on iOS and PC tomorrow, April 20th. The service will arrive on devices via browsers, allowing Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers to play Xbox games on iPhones, iPads, and PCs. Microsoft is keeping this beta rather limited, though, and requiring players to be invited to participate in … Read more

Cross-save and cross-play features are currently a confusing mess

Cross-save and cross-play features are currently a confusing mess

The gaming industry is in an incredibly awkward place right now, stuck between the old system of selling hardware by pushing exclusives, and the new reality of players expecting their entertainment to travel with them across different platforms. Today, the walls between the PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo, and PC gaming ecosystems have never been thinner, but … Read more

Xbox Cloud Gaming beta arrives on iOS and Windows PCs

Jon Fingas

You might not have to wait to try Xbox game streaming on your computer or Apple devices. Microsoft has revealed that it will begin inviting “select” Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers to try the Cloud Gaming beta on iPad, iPhone and Windows 10 PCs starting on April 20th. You’ll need to use Chrome, Edge or … Read more

Facebook ramps up moderation around Derek Chauvin trial, will delete posts mocking George Floyd’s death

Facebook ramps up moderation around Derek Chauvin trial, will delete posts mocking George Floyd’s death

Facebook says it’s taking extra moderation measures around the trial of Derek Chauvin, the former police officer accused of murdering Minneapolis man George Floyd last year. As a verdict in the trial approaches, Facebook has designated Minneapolis a “high-risk location” where it will seek and remove calls to bring weapons to events. It will also … Read more