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Halo Infinite getting more multiplayer playlists, like SWAT and Slayer - Polygon

Halo Infinite developer 343 Industries announced that a Social Slayer playlist is in the works Also, the developers aim to deliver Fiesta, Tactical Slayer (SWAT), and Free-For-All playlists by the end of year.

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PlayStation's Game Pass: What We Know So Far | GameSpot News - GameSpot

In this episode of GameSpot News, we talk about PlayStation planning a game pass competitor, Battlefield 2042’s Santa Clause skin not being available for pur...

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ULTIMATE Nintendo Holiday Gift Guide *something for everyone on your list* - Nintendo

Nintendo Minute is never a minute! Today we’re here with the ultimate Nintendo gift guide for everyone on your shopping list. These items are so cool we know...

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Google Photos' Locked Folder is now rolling out to more Android phones - The Verge

Google’s Locked Folder feature, which came out first for newer Pixel phones, is starting to make its way onto other Android handsets. It’s meant to let you keep photos and videos private and off the cloud.

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Apple AirTags Are Now Being Used To Steal Cars In Canada - Jalopnik

The trackers have anti-stalking measures, but those don't seem to be an issue for thieves

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25 Years Later, Quake Gets A Horde Mode - Kotaku

The recently remastered Quake received a free update that added new maps, too

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Let’s Pick Winners For The 2021 Game Awards - Kotaku

On the eve of this year’s Keighley-fest, we choose our champions of this year’s Game Awards

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2021 Game Awards Host Silent On Activision Blizzard Allegations - Kotaku

Geoff Keighley supports people sharing their stories but stopped short of criticizing the Call of Duty publisher

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The 2021 Game Awards: 6 game reveals and a lot of Hollywood - The Washington Post

The Game Awards resume in person as organizers navigate the covid-19 pandemic and the event's relationship with Activision Blizzard.

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Google Nest Doorbells have holiday ringtones again - The Verge

Owners of Nest Doorbells, battery and wired, can access holiday winter ringtones through January 5th. Now, even non-subscribers to Nest Aware can use it.

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Today I learned you can surf YouTube on old Chromecasts with a hidden phone remote - The Verge

Did you know the YouTube app on your older Chromecast has a hidden remote control that lets you surface an entire YouTube app that you can scroll? It appears to be rolling out broadly this week.

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Valve says DayZ and five other games are now anti-cheat ready for Linux (and Steam Deck) - The Verge

Valve says Arma 3, DayZ, Unturned, and Planetside 2 now have functioning BattlEye anti-cheat when you’re using the Proton compatibility layer to play Windows games in Linux (e.g., Steam Deck). That brings the total to six games.

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How to Lock Up Your Photos and Videos in Google Photos - Lifehacker

Hide sensitive photos and videos on your phone, and stop them from uploading to the cloud.

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Fortnite Chapter 2 ending: How to play, start date, and start time - Polygon

Fortnite Chapter 2 season 8’s ending event will also be the finale of Fortnite’s second chapter. Chapter 2’s event will start on Dec. 4 at 4 p.m. ET — here’s how to play the event yourself.

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Facebook Messenger is getting a built-in bill splitting feature - The Verge

Meta is introducing a built-in bill splitting feature in Facebook Messenger that it will test with users in the US beginning next week.

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Free Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl DLC Adds 20 Cool New Costumes - Kotaku

Invader Zim, SpongeBob, Leonardo, and more get new costumes based on past styles

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Google TV profiles have been delayed, Ambient Mode cards are rolling out now - 9to5Google

Originally scheduled to arrive in November 2021, Google TV profiles have been delayed and will now arrive in the "coming months."

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Microsoft Relents, Makes It Easier to Switch Your Default Browser in Windows 11 - Gizmodo

Switching browsers within Windows 11 will go from a convoluted, multi-step process to the flip of a single switch.

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Walmart’s in-store Gamer Drop event could help you get an Xbox or PS5 - The Verge

The big-box retailer has announced a new Gamer Drop event for December 11th, promising the latest gaming titles, consoles, and exclusive gear for the in-store event.

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‘Face with tears of joy’ is once again the most-used emoji - The Verge

The world has continued its love affair with “face with tears of joy,” a crass, blunt instrument of an emoji. That’s according to data released by the Unicode Consortium.

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Walmart’s $299 Nintendo Switch bundle gets you Switch Online and a carrying case for free - CNN

If you're still hunting down a Switch, this $299 bundle gets you a year of Nintendo Switch Online and a neon blue carrying case for free.

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Josef Fares Game It Takes Two Is Hit With Claim from Take-Two Interactive - IGN - IGN

Take-Two Interactive has filed a trademark claim against the game It Takes Two, as well as other non-gaming related companies for using words connected to the studio's products and services.

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Paper Mario announced for Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pack library - Polygon

Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack subscribers will get the original Paper Mario for Nintendo 64 on Dec. 10, Nintendo announced Thursday.

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Excel influencers are going viral on TikTok with spreadsheet content - INSIDER

TikTokers like "Miss Excel" and "Your Excel Friend" are racking up millions of views making videos with tips on how to use the spreadsheet program.

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Apex Legends players disappointed by Wattson’s “ugly” Heirloom - Dexerto

After revealing Wattson's Heirloom in the Raiders Collection event patch notes, Apex Legends players are not happy with the design.

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How to (Finally) Speed Up Pokémon GO’s Refresh Rate on Your Phone - Lifehacker

Mercifully, Pokémon GO’s frame rate can now match your smartphone’s native refresh rate.

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Most-used emoji in 2021 - WTOP

The nonprofit Unicode Consortium has released its list of this year’s most-used emoji.

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Chorus - Official Launch Trailer - IGN

Watch the action-packed Chorus trailer for the sci-fi space opera shooter game that is available now on Xbox Series X, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4...

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Nintendo Switch Online - Nintendo 64: Paper Mario - Official Trailer - IGN

Paper Mario, originally released for the Nintendo 64 system, will become available for Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack members on December 10, 2021. ...

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In Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ Happy Home Paradise, release the bugs - Polygon

Beloved, returning Animal Crossing: New Horizons character Nat returns with the Happy Home Paradise DLC, and he’s got something to teach us.

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Best laptop deals: Top picks from budget to extreme - PCWorld

The holiday shopping season is in full gear, and we're finding the best deals on laptops, notebooks, gaming laptops, and Chromebooks for your gift-giving pleasure.

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Apple’s MagSafe Battery Pack hits a new all-time low price of $75 - The Verge

The MagSafe Battery for the iPhone 12 and 13 has never been cheaper, thanks to this 25 percent discount. You can also save on a refurbished Oculus Quest 2, the Acer Swift 5 and Razer Blade 14 laptops, plus a whole bunch more.

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Here are Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's newest balance changes demonstrated side-by-side with their previous version - EventHubs

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate just saw its 13.0.1 update this week and with it came a hefty set of character balance changes. While fans expected a simple set of bug fixes, this patch actually marks the final balance ...

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Apple AirTag Linked to Increasing Number of Car Thefts, Canadian Police Report - MacRumors

Apple's AirTags are being used in an increasing number of targeted car thefts in Canada, according to local police. Outlined in a news release...

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Chorus: The First 15 Minutes of PS5 Gameplay - IGN

Check out the opening moments of Chorus, captured in 4K on PlayStation 5 in performance mode. Chorus is an upcoming space combat game where you'll take contr...

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Intel keen on closing next-gen chip deal with TSMC - Seeking Alpha

Intel <<INTC>> is looking to close a chip supply deal with the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company ((TSMC)), according to a report from Taiwanese publication Digitimes. The...

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Meet the Nvidia and AMD GPU hunters who turned battling bots into a full-time job - The Verge

If you’re looking for an Nvidia RTX 3080 or AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT, you might well try Falcodrin, a Discord, Twitter, and Twitch run by two GPU hunters helping gamers, miners, and yes, probably scalpers, find those valuable cards.

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Save $50 on Walmart's $299 deal on this Nintendo Switch bundle - GMA

Walmart has a deal on the Nintendo Switch bundle you don't want to miss.

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Windows 11 will let you change your default browser more easily again - XDA Developers

Microsoft is making it easier to change your default browser to something other than Edge with a new button in Windows 11 build 22509.

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Next year could bring 5 exciting new smartphones - CNET

If the rumors are true, the OnePlus 10 Pro, Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra and Galaxy S21 FE, as well as Apple's iPhone 14 Max and iPhone SE 3 are set for 2022.

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How to get Microsoft 365 for FREE - CNET

You can get Microsoft 365 apps for free right now. Here's how.0:31 Students & Teachers can get Office 365 Education for free1:20 School Alumni can get Micros...

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Battlefield 2042's Controversial Santa Skin Could Be For 'Single Time Use' and May Not Appear This Year At All - IGN - IGN

After Battlefield 2042's latest update accidentally revealed a 'Father Winter' skin – which wasn't well-received by many fans – DICE has said that Holiday-themed cosmetics could be for 'single-time use' and that some may not appear in the game this year at al…

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Valve Reveals New Look Of The Steam Deck And Its Box - GameSpot

Valve will be sending out a manufacturing build of the Steam Deck for testing soon.

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Microsoft backtracks on Windows 11's controversial default browser changes - The Verge

Microsoft is backtracking on some Windows 11 default apps changes. A new update makes it easier to switch to browsers like Firefox or Chrome.

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The PlayStation 1 Is Now 27 Years Old - Kotaku

The console that started Sony's PlayStation brand celebrates its birthday

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Google Planning 'Pixel Watch' for a 2022 Launch Under Code Name 'Rohan' - Business Insider

Google is ramping up work on its debut smartwatch, codenamed Rohan, which plans to go toe to toe with the Apple Watch.

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Pokémon Go now runs much smoother on iPhones - The Verge

Niantic has released an update to Pokémon Go that allows the game to run at smoother frame rates on iPhones. The feature is switched off by default but can be found in “advanced settings.”

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Intel To Finalize 3nm Deal With TSMC This Month As Pilot Production Kicks Off – Report - Wccftech

The Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has commenced pilot production of its next-generation 3-nanometer semiconductor manufacturing node. This report comes the courtesy of the Taiwanese publication Digitimes, which also reports that executives…

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The next N64 game for Nintendo Switch Online is Paper Mario - The Verge

Nintendo has confirmed the release date for the next N64 game to hit Switch Online. Paper Mario will be available on December 10th.

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Battlefield Will Be Headed By Apex/Titanfall Boss | GameSpot News - GameSpot

In this episode of GameSpot News, Persia talks about the recent teases for Battlefield 2042’s new map, specialist, and more updates on the way.Following 2042...

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Seagate introduces IronWolf Pro & Exos X20 20TB HDDs for necessity of large capacity drives for consumers - Wccftech

The need for organizations and consumers needing large capacity drives has increased over the last several years. With the increase of small businesses and remote work and learning, Seagate Technology Holdings (NASDAQ: STX) has recognized the necessity of hig…

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YouTube Music for Android rolls out versatile ‘Recently Played’ widget - 9to5Google

Previewed in October and officially announced yesterday, YouTube Music's versatile new "Recent Played" widget is now available on Android...

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Paper Mario Trailer - Nintendo 64 - Nintendo Switch Online - Nintendo

It’s a paper caper! Paper Mario, originally released for the Nintendo 64 system, will become available for Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack members on...

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Matrix Awakens Unreal Engine 5 'Experience' Leaks on PSN - IGN - IGN

Matrix Awakens an Unreal Engine 5 "experience" for PS5 leaked on the PSN store weeks before Matrix Resurrections is set to premiere.

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Santa Claus Is Coming to Battlefield 2042, and Some Players Aren't Happy About It - IGN Daily Fix - IGN

On today's IGN The Fix: Games, Battlefield 2042's latest update has, possibly inadvertently, revealed some upcoming skins for the game - and many players don...

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Next Windows 11 update will kill more Control Panel pages - WindowsLatest

Windows 11 is likely to get major design improvements in the fall of 2022 and we’re already started receiving builds from the development channel. Microsoft recently shipped Windows 11 Build 22509 with much-needed improvements for the Start Menu, taskbar and …

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Quake - Official Horde Mode Trailer - IGN

The all-new Horde Mode has arrived for Quake, free to all players. Watch the trailer for a look at what to expect with the Horde Mode, where you can play sol...

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This is the Steam Deck’s box - The Verge

Valve has shared a preview of the Steam Deck’s final package design ahead of the handheld gaming PC’s recently delayed launch date.

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Planned obsolescence: Apple set to 'kill off' older iPhone models - New York Post

If your iPhone model dates back to the Obama administration, it may be time to get a replacement as Apple will soon put the iPhone 6 Plus in its “vintage products” list, according to a …

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Magic: The Gathering Arena’s New Alchemy Mode Leans Into Digital-Only - IGN - IGN

MTG Arena's new Alchemy mode will receive frequent balance updates instead of bans.

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Battlefield 2042 mad about Santa Claus skin, DICE responds - Polygon

Battlefield 2042’s holiday-themed cosmetics, including a Santa Claus/Father Christmas skin, are upsetting players, leading DICE to respond.

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The long-rumored Pixel Watch might finally arrive next year - XDA Developers

Google has been developing its own Wear OS software platform since 2014, but in all that time, the company has never sold a Google-branded smartwatch with the software. There have been rumors of a smartwatch with the Pixel brand (or simply Google’s name) for …

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Daily Crunch: After a transitional year, Apple announces its 2021 App Store Award winners - TechCrunch

Hello friends and welcome to Daily Crunch, bringing you the most important startup, tech and venture capital news in a single package.

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Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl gets free costume DLC for every character - Destructoid

Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl is adding some free DLC costumes, to help players tell their SpongeBobs and Patricks apart.

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The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe will finally arrive in early 2022 - Rock Paper Shotgun

The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe will expand and reimagine the firs-person indie classic when it launches early in 2022.

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Players Divided Over Controversial Character Changes - Comicbook.com

A new Super Smash Bros. Ultimate update went live last night on Nintendo Switch consoles making the final buffs and nerfs to the game's massive roster, or at least some of it. Going into the update, there was a large amount of anticipation from fans hoping to…

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My mad dash to catch up in time for Final Fantasy XIV’s Endwalker expansion - The Verge

The attempt to finish Final Fantasy XIV’s Stormblood expansion in the hours before servers went down to prepare for Endwalker early access.

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Animal Crossing: Happy Home Paradise Review - IGN

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Happy Home Paradise DLC reviewed on Nintendo Switch by Taylor Lyles.Animal Crossing: New Horizons - Happy Home Paradise is an e...

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Watch a Halo Infinite sniper take out 23 Spartans with one headshot - Polygon

A trick shot engineered by one enterprising player and 23 friends in Halo Infinite’s multiplayer shows that the game’s sniper rifle can take out everyone on the map in just one shot.

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Star Citizen Gets New Video All About New Ships While Crowdfunding Breaks Records Passing $418 Million - Twinfinite

Today Star Citizen developer Cloud Imperium Games released a brand new video about upcoming ships in development.

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The mid-range ARM Chromebook race heats up as Qualcomm introduces Snapdragon 7c+ Gen 3 - Chrome Unboxed

Not content to sit back and let MediaTek get all the ARM-powered Chromebook attention, Qualcomm has announced a new SoC for Chromebooks at their 2021 Snapdragon Tech Summit. Like MediaTek's recently completed Executive Summit, this is a press gathering to bas…