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Xbox boss Phil Spencer doesn’t like exclusives

It’s well known that each platform focuses heavily on exclusive games and their respective DLC, a delight to many of the system owners and a curse to those cut off from potentially enjoying what the game has to offer. Head of Xbox Phil Spencer has spoken out against the idea …

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Nintendo’s next Mini console hints at Game Boy Classic

Nintendo has been re-treading its retro consoles recently, re-releasing the popular systems that launched its success in the form of Classic Minis. With the Nintendo NES Classic releasing last year and the SNES Classic following suit in 2017, many would believe that the N64 Classic would be up next but …

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IDC declares PC alive and well as sales stabilise

For the past few years, top industry analysts have been predicting that PCs as we know them were dying, and with it PC gaming. Contrary to that belief, sales are stabilising according to the International Data Corporation’s (IDC) latest report, showing that shipments in the last quarter are better than …

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Blizzard release new Battle.net social features

Ahead of Destiny 2’s PC release on October 24th, Blizzard has updated its Battle.net client with brand new social features. Currently the new functions are only available in beta, which is open for anyone to use. One of the most significant introductions to the beta client is the new Social …

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Sonos releases AI-powered home speaker with Sonos One

Google’s Home Mini isn’t the only competition that the Apple HomePod will be facing this month, with Sonos debuting its Alexa and Google-powered Sonos One. Amazon’s Alexa is also set to arrive to existing Sonos speaker owners that will work in sync with nearby Amazon Echos and Echo Dots. The …

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Google introduce its high-powered Pixelbook laptop

Alongside the hotly anticipated second generation of Pixel smartphones, Google announced a refresh of its Chromebook line starting with the brand new Pixelbook. Built with a 4-in-1 design, the lightweight laptop is aimed to fit most needs of its user. The Pixelbook is Google’s first high-powered Chromebook since it began …

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MSI launch GC30 and GC20 multi-platform controllers

MSI has been pushing into the peripheral market, confidently releasing keyboards, mice, headsets and mouse pads under its banner. Now, the company is expanding its range of gear to include controllers, launching the Force GC30 and GC20 with multiplatform support. While both controllers echo the Xbox One controller design in …

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EFF raises concerns over Kodi lawsuits attacking open source

Kodi has become infamous in the past few years, rising to prominence through the abuse of its open source platform via the inclusion of illicit applications brought about by third-party developers. This has raised concerns in The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), in which it wants a properly placed definition surrounding …

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NES Classic hack works on Nintendo’s SNES Classic

Earlier this year, modders discovered a way to boost the limited library of Nintendo’s ever popular NES Classic using a software known as hakchi2. Less than 24 hours after the official release of its sequel miniature console, users have found that Hakchi2 is also compatible with the SNES Classic. Nintendo’s …

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