This is a happening time of year for video games. It's the holiday shopping season, which means lots of gift-giving involving consoles, games and accessories -- including, if you can snag one, the big next-gen systems: the PlayStation 5, the and the .
As for games, a hot new arrival is Oculus Quest 2, he says, "makes Myst feel more like a living world."seven years in the making. Our Dan Van Boom says it "delivers a playground so expansive you could play until actual 2077 and still probably not see everything" -- and he offers a list of before he started in. Meanwhile, Scott Stein considers the ; playing on the
And Jackson Ryan has done a deep, deep dive into how much energy you'll burn for every hour you play, and what that means for climate change. Hint: "Sony and Microsoft have built the most energy-intensive game consoles to date."
Those are among the in-depth features and thought-provoking commentaries that appeared on CNET this week. So here you go, these are the stories you don't want to miss:
Sony's and Microsoft's monolithic new consoles are designed to power a decade of play -- but are they sustainable?
Commentary: After more than seven years of anticipation, Cyberpunk 2077 launches Thursday. It's everything fans hoped it would be.
Hayabusa2 delivers ancient samples to Earth, ending a historic, six-year mission to asteroid Ryugu.
The pandemic, US elections and outrage over racial injustice created a perfect storm for social media misinformation.
After feuding with its employees, Google is now crossing swords with lawmakers and regulators.
The classic game comes to Oculus Quest, and it's great. But I really want a new sequel.
They cost a small fortune, but so far, we're impressed.
A "signature story" across games, books and comics. A team of in-house historians. A corkboard and lots of string. Herein lies a tale of lore and order.
A number of lawsuits and legislative measures mean the debate over the use of facial recognition is poised to ramp up.