Lucas Matney

Lucas Matney

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Lucas Matney is a reporter at TechCrunch and has been covering emerging technologies and startups since 2015. He lives in San Francisco and can be reached via email at lucas@techcrunch.com

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Animal Crossing for Switch gets delayed

Fans had few expectations rolling into Nintendo’s E3 Direct that were more pronounced than hopes for more details on Animal Crossing for Switch. We got some insight into the title’s storyl

Oculus sold $5 million worth of Quest content in first 2 weeks on sale

Facebook’s Oculus Quest standalone VR headset hasn’t been out long, but VP of AR/VR Andrew Bosworth says the company is already selling a substantial amount of content for the device. At V

Facebook says it's shipping new Portal hardware in the fall

Facebook’s Portal devices may still have plenty of privacy questions lingering around them since launch, but that hasn’t swayed the company’s dedication to bringing more video chat h

It's 2019 and the Nintendo Wii still isn't dead

The Nintendo Wii still has some play left in it. It was already ridiculous that Just Dance 2019 supported the Nintendo Wii, even after axing PS3 support, but now the 2020 version of the dancing video

How gaming on Microsoft xCloud compares to Google Stadia

Cloud gaming is one of the big topics of excitement ahead of E3. The market is very niche but the technology feels exciting, allowing users to play graphically-complex titles on a bunch of low-powered

Microsoft teases 8K Xbox

Microsoft is working to create its most powerful Xbox yet as it gears up for the next wave of gaming console hardware. Xbox shared some details on its next hardware at E3 and it sounds appropriately n

Microsoft acquires Psychonauts-maker Double Fine Productions

As it did last year, Microsoft used its Xbox E3 keynote to announce its moves in bulking up its in-house gaming content. At its press conference, the company’s Xbox Game Studios head announced t

Game Pass Ultimate brings Xbox subscriptions together at a discount

Update 1:38pm PT: At its E3 conference, Xbox announced that the service will also be integrating Xbox Game Pass for PC as well. Xbox wants the future of the gaming business to lean heavily on subscrip

Microsoft shares pricing details for Xbox Game Pass on PC

Update: The beta is live today. Ahead of the Xbox E3 keynote this afternoon, Microsoft has dropped the pricing for their Xbox Game Pass plan which gives PC users access to a library of top games. The

Week-in-Review: Google makes a losing bet, Bezos plots his space take-over

Hey, weekend readers. This is Week-in-Review where I get hopped up on caffeine and give a heavy amount of analysis on one story while scouring the rest of the hundreds of stories that emerged on TechC

HTC launches Vive Pro Eye stateside, costs four times as much as Rift S

HTC had the hottest VR headset out of the gate in 2016, but the thinning margins on consumer hardware thanks to Oculus have pushed them into the enterprise business. Today, the company released the Vi

Google Stadia launches 4K game-streaming in November for $9.99/mo

It’s not quite a “Netflix for games” but Google Stadia is making an aggressive sell for their service that’s aiming to kill game consoles. We got the full rundown on Google&#82

Report details Google Stadia game-streaming pricing and availability

Update 9:30 PT: here are the full official details… Google Stadia launches 4K game-streaming in November for $9.99/mo Google Stadia is arriving with competitive pricing later this year, but 2020

YouTube finds a stance on Nazi ideologues and Holocaust deniers

As YouTube garners heat for failing to take action on purported hate speech, the company is trying to shift the narrative all while reminding the public that after 14 years it’s still writing th

Meet Apple's secret weapon for keeping Wall Street happy

Apple has been shifting their business strategy over the past couple years to push the revenues earned from top customers higher and higher, but if you thought a $999 starting price for the iPhone XS

Apple juices its AR capabilities with new tools

Augmented reality may not be an iOS feature consumers are dying to get their hands on, but Apple’s latest tools are going to make its long-shot dream of AR ubiquity a little bit easier for devel

AirPods and HomePod get some new skills

Apple’s audio hardware didn’t get a ton of love at WWDC but the devices didn’t go unmentioned, here’s what’s coming to your HomePod and AirPods. For AirPods users, Siri w

The iPad finally outgrows iOS

As the iPad comes up on ten years since its introduction, the hardware has reached bold new heights but the software has been the limiting factor. Onstage at WWDC in San Jose, Apple announced that iPa

Apple's big watchOS 6 update focuses on building iPhone independence

Apple showcased its latest version of watchOS at WWDC on Monday, and the company’s announcements were largely related to increasing its autonomy and utilizing the extra screen real estate on the

Week-in-Review: Apple's shipping a refresh for its worst device, but why?

Hello, weekend warriors. This is Week-in-Review where I get hopped up on caffeine and scour the hundred of stories that emerged on TechCrunch this week and surface my favorites for your reading pleasu
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