Nick Summers

Engadget

@nlsummers

  • Currently writes for Engadget, focusing primarily on internet, technology, and sometimes gaming culture
  • Previously a staff writer at The Next Web
  • Has a bachelor’s degree in multimedia journalism
PlayStation Now still isn't good enough

Feb 18

Sony launched its subscription plans for PlayStation Now, a service that lets you download and stream games from an ever-growing library, on January 13th, 2015. Since then, a lot has changed. The company has added PS4 blockbusters and PS2 classics to...

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A new 'Titanfall' game is in development

Feb 6

Wait, what? EA has revealed that a new Titanfall game will launch later year, despite developer Respawn confirming that Titanfall 3 isn't in development. "Respawn also plans to launch a premium game this year that is a new twist on the Titanfall universe," An…

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Spotify finally made a profit and spent big on its podcast future

Feb 6

Spotify is making big moves to secure its dominance in the music streaming market. As expected, the company is buying Gimlet Media, a New York-based podcast network that owns a range of popular shows including StartUp, Reply All, Crimetown and The Pi...

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Gocycle's GX ebike is a fast-folding Brompton alternative

Feb 6

Want an electric bicycle that also folds down for easy storage and transportation? Until now, you've had to pick between the iconic Brompton, head-turning Hummingbird and a range of capable but less stylish options from companies like Raleigh, Carrer...

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‘Apex Legends’ isn’t ‘Titanfall 3’, and that’s okay

Feb 5

There is no Titanfall 3. Respawn Entertainment producer Drew McCoy broke the news in a Eurogamer interview yesterday, extinguishing any hope that the futuristic mech-shooter could return to PCs and modern consoles. Instead, the EA-owned developer is offering …

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Nintendo Switch will soon pass the N64 in lifetime sales

Jan 31

Nintendo sold 9.41 million Switch consoles in the three months leading up to December 31st, 2018, bringing lifetime sales to 32.27 million. That's just 660,000 short of the immensely-popular Nintendo 64 and well beyond both the Gamecube and Wii U. Th...

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Nintendo delays mobile 'Mario Kart Tour' app until the summer

Jan 31

Unsurprisingly, Nintendo needs a little more time to polish its mobile-friendly version of Mario Kart. Beyond the name and target platform, we know precisely zilch about Mario Kart Tour, which was originally scheduled to come out by March 2019. But we haven't…

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‘Wired’ is a multi-scene movie painted and animated in VR

Jan 29

Movies that have been painted and animated with a VR headset are nothing new. Most, however, are single scenes that loop like an animated GIF. The camera might move around, highlighting small details, but there isn't much of a story. Wired, meanwhile...

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Sora is all about the gram in 'Kingdom Hearts 3'

Jan 26

In Kingdom Hearts 3, Sora gets an iPhone. Sorry, a "Gummiphone." The fictional handset was built by Chip and Dale (I like to think their company is called Acorn Computers) at Hollow Bastion, one of the fictional worlds dreamt up for the Disney-meets-Square-En…

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‘Kingdom Hearts 3’ brings you closer than ever to Disney’s worlds

Jan 25

People love Kingdom Hearts, the long-running Disney and Square Enix mashup, for a few different reasons. There's the accessible and mesmerizing combat, which trades the turn-based roots of the Final Fantasy franchise for a frenetic blend of keyblade...

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How Riot rebranded its European esports league

Jan 18

Esports is growing up. The stages and broadcast packages are becoming more glamorous to entice viewers and traditional advertisers. Teams are investing heavily in merchandise, coaching staff and training facilities. Players, meanwhile, are commanding higher s…

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Unity rolls out new rules for devs after Improbable fight

Jan 16

Unity has had a change of heart. The company is updating its Terms of Service so that any third-party software, including SpatialOS, can be used in conjunction with its popular game engine. "Some of these services will be supported, others will not,"...

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Final Fantasy X, X-2 and XII come to the Switch this April

Jan 11

If you've wrapped up Octopath Traveler and are patiently waiting for Dragon Quest XI to reach the Switch, good news: Square Enix has a bunch of classic JRPGs heading to Nintendo's portable-console hybrid. The remastered versions of Final Fantasy X an...

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Unity, Improbable and Epic Games are squabbling in public

Jan 11

What a day. Unity, Improbable and Epic Games have been wrapped up in a bizarre and unnecessarily public dispute about terms of service, and the future of games that run on a much-hyped platform called Spatial OS. The quarrel started this morning wi...

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Cruising around on Riptide's $999 R1X electric skateboard

Jan 10

I've wanted a classic-sized electric skateboard for a while. A longboard, of course, is more stable and comfortable over long distances. But I'm interested in something that I can easily travel with and charge in a coffee shop without drawing too muc...

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Even bicycles have Alexa now

Jan 10

When I first clapped eyes on the Cybic E-Legend, I thought: "A bicycle with Alexa? What's the point?" It felt like an utterly pointless addition to a pedal-powered two-wheeler, electric or otherwise. But as I waddled around the bike at CES, I started to appre…

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Lancey will make smart radiators with recycled e-bike batteries

Jan 9

Batteries are the future of home energy consumption. But where do you put them? In the garage, or the side of your house? French startup Lancey has a more discrete solution: inside radiators. The team is already producing electric heaters that have a...

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This mobile app could offer sweet relief from tinnitus

Jan 9

There's no magic cure for tinnitus. If you're one of the millions that suffer from this condition -- a strange ringing or buzzing in the ear -- coping can be a constant struggle. Diapason, a French startup, has distilled some of the best treatments into a mob…

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IBM's latest quantum computer is a 20-qubit work of art

Jan 8

Last year, IBM hauled a 50-qubit quantum computer to CES. Or, rather, it brought the eye-catching bits -- an intricate collection of tubes and wires that resembled a steampunk chandelier -- and left the more cumbersome cooling and power-management pa...

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Robotemi is adding Alexa to its personal telepresence robot

Jan 8

Temi (pronounced "Timmy," I think) is a personal robot with a 10-inch tablet for a head. It can play music and videos, control your smart home hardware and handle other basic assistant stuff, such as ordering takeout. In short, Temi is a friendlier t...

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