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How the new PlayStation Plus stacks up against Xbox Game Pass

How the new PlayStation Plus stacks up against Xbox Game Pass

More than a month after revealing the revamped version of PlayStation Plus, Sony has shared the initial lineup of games heading to its new service, covering everything from original PlayStation classics and PlayStation Portable titles to modern hits. The new PlayStation Plus has three tiers, each at a discrete price point and offering varying levels …

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Battlefield 2042 Killed My Favorite Game Mode, Which Sucks

Battlefield 2042 Killed My Favorite Game Mode, Which Sucks

Picture: DICE ace Battlefield 2042 continue to languish somewhere in the hell between “failed launch” and “whatever comes next”, DICE developers are making minor tweaks to the game in order to keep things running smoothly. Though I can’t say I’m the biggest fan of their latest effort. When the game launched, it launched with a …

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Halo Studio To Help Workers Flee Anti-Trans, Anti-Abortion Laws

Halo Studio To Help Workers Flee Anti-Trans, Anti-Abortion Laws

Photo: Certain Affinity As large areas of the United States grow increasingly hostile toward trans folks and abortion rights, one Texas game studio CEO is promising to assist employees who want to leave the state should it come to that (h/t GamesIndustry.biz). “As a demonstration of our company values, today I am making this commitment …

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NPR's strict masking policy encourages coworkers to tattle on violators

NPR’s strict masking policy encourages coworkers to tattle on violators

National Public Radio is encouraging staffers to squeal on each other if they do not comply with the company’s Draconian mask-wearing policy in the office. According to a strongly-worded memo sent out Thursday, NPR employees are not only required to wear masks in the office, but if they see someone who isn’t complying with the …

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Witcher 3 For PS5 And Xbox Series X|S Release Window Narrowed Down For This Year

Witcher 3 For PS5 And Xbox Series X|S Release Window Narrowed Down For This Year

The Witcher 3’s PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S version will be released in Q4 2022, developer CD Projekt Red has confirmed. That means it’ll launch in the October-December period. The new-generation version of the acclaimed RPG was delayed indefinitely back in April 2022. CD Projekt delayed the game as part of the news of …

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Apple's board of directors reportedly tried out its upcoming AR/VR headset

Apple’s board of directors reportedly tried out its upcoming AR/VR headset

Apple showed a mixed reality headset capable of both augmented and virtual reality to its board of directors last week and has engineers hard at work on an operating system for the device, according to a report from Bloomberg. The story notes that while this doesn’t necessarily mean we’ll see a headset announced at WWDC …

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Apple gave mixed-reality headset demo to board of directors: report

Apple gave mixed-reality headset demo to board of directors: report

Apple’s board of directors previewed its mixed-reality headset last week, according to Bloomberg, suggesting that its next major new product category could launch soon. For Apple, the launch of a product category could open up new markets and potentially re-create the world-changing 2007 introduction of the iPhone. But if its headset is poorly received, it …

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Multiversus hands-on: Finally, a compelling Smash Bros.  clone

Multiversus hands-on: Finally, a compelling Smash Bros. clone

Enlarge / Yes, we’re as surprised by this game being good (at least in its closed alpha state) as you are. Warner Bros. Games Starting today, Warner Bros. Games is taking the formal veil off its worst-kept video game secret in years: Multiverse. When we saw the leaks about this upcoming free-to-play PC and console …

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OnePlus Nord Buds review: very affordable, perfectly capable

OnePlus Nord Buds review: very affordable, perfectly capable

You can’t expect the world from $39 earbuds. After reviewing a series of much pricier products, I’ve spent the last few days trying out the new OnePlus Nord Buds. There’s something unflattering about the name to me; “Nord Buds” sounds like a prop that would’ve been used on Mork & Mindy circa 1979. But it …

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Pebble founder: it's your 'last chance' to make a small Android phone happen

Pebble founder: it’s your ‘last chance’ to make a small Android phone happen

Eric Migicovsky, who founded and helmed the Pebble smartwatch company and who’s working on a chat app that will bring iMessage to Android, has a new quest: getting someone, anyone, to make an Android phone you can actually use in one hand. He wants to, as he put it in an interview with The Verge“unionize” …

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