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4 Hours Ago   I don’t think I’m alone in saying that Pokemon Let’s Go isn’t quite what I was expecting – or even hoping for – out of the series’ home console debut.

Yesterday   16 or 17 years ago, my parents bought me a GameCube and a copy of Super Smash Bros. Melee for Christmas. In a happy coincidence, Christmas landed at the very beginning of my school’s winter break that year, so I spent two solid weeks doing nothing but playing through Melee, unlocking new fighters, taking on challenges, and expanding my trophy … Continue reading

2 Days Ago   Yesterday, reports of a watchOS icon seemingly confirming a new Smart Battery Case for iPhone began making the rounds. The Smart Battery Case, as many of Apple fans will likely remember, was a first-party battery case made primarily for the iPhone 6s but also compatible with the iPhone 6 and 7.

2 Days Ago   If you’re a fighting game fan, then it’s been a very eventful 24 hours for you. Not only is today the launch day of Super Smash Bros Ultimate, but NetherRealm Studios has also announced Mortal Kombat 11.

2 Days Ago   For a lot of people, it seems that the main draw of The Game Awards are the announcements that happen during the show. There are, of course, still awards being handed out to various games, with none quite as big as Game of the Year.

2 Days Ago   Super Smash Bros Ultimate isn’t even a day old yet and we already have details on its first DLC character. Nintendo revealed at the annual Game Awards that Joker from Persona 5 will star in the first Challenger Pack for Ultimate, which means that we’ll be getting a Persona-themed stage and some music from the game along with him.

2 Days Ago   Today is a big day for fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as we’ve finally learned that the next Avengers movie will be titled Avengers: Endgame.

3 Days Ago   Though the list of Apple-made iPhone accessories is fairly short, one that manages to stand out is the Smart Battery Case. This case took on established brands like Mophie in the external power space when it launched for the iPhone 6s back in 2015, and though its design was a little strange, it got the job done well enough.

3 Days Ago   The Nintendo Switch has what is unquestionably the biggest week of the year ahead of it. The most anticipated Switch game of 2018, Super Smash Bros Ultimate, lands tomorrow, just in time to anchor a critical holiday shopping period for Nintendo’s console.

3 Days Ago   Amazon Music subscribers who frequently queue up music using Alexa will find that the AI companion is a little smarter beginning today. Amazon has launched a new update for Amazon Music that brings more voice control options to Alexa – using this new functionality, indecisive listeners who don’t know precisely what they want to listen to will be able have … Continue reading

3 Days Ago   Fallout 76 is proving to be one mess after another. First, the bugs and the broken state the game launched in left some players regretting their purchase, and then there was even more disappointment surrounding one of pack-in items that shipped with the Fallout 76 Power Armor Edition.

3 Days Ago   Epic has kicked off Fortnite season 7 and, as is usually the case with these seasonal shifts, a lot of big changes are coming along with it.

4 Days Ago   Those of you looking forward to the completion of Epic’s Unreal Tournament might want to temper your expectations. Epic has confirmed that the new Unreal Tournament isn’t in active developement, but that much was already obvious.

4 Days Ago   Those of you who use Google Allo regularly might want to buckle in, because it might not be around much longer. Though it feels like Google Allo just launched – it’s only been around since late 2016, after all – Google may already be looking to move away from it.

4 Days Ago   Now that we’re in the midst of December, Nintendo has detailed a new batch of NES games that are going live for Switch Online subscribers soon.

4 Days Ago   Fortnite is kicking off a new season soon, but this time around, the change brings more than a new theme and Battle pass. Today, Epic announced that it’s launching a new Creative mode for Fortnite, giving players the ability to customize their own private island.

4 Days Ago   After more than a year of testing its self-driving cars in real-world scenarios, Waymo is ready to actually launch its commercial service. Today, the company announced that its self-driving service will be called Waymo One, and it’ll first be launching in Phoenix.

5 Days Ago   After teasing trainer battles for Pokemon GO last week, Niantic has now detailed how the feature will work. Trainer battles, of course, are an integral part of the mainline Pokemon games, and they’ve been noticeably absent from Pokemon GO ever since the game launched back in 2016.

5 Days Ago   Yesterday, Verizon announced that it’s working with Samsung to develop a 5G smartphone. Details, obviously, were hard to come by, but both companies said that the phone will be on shelves sometime in the first half of the year.

5 Days Ago   Facebook has packed in a lot of features over the years, and many of them seem to have been forgotten just as quickly as they appeared.

5 Days Ago   Now that Fortnite is well on the path to world domination, Epic has decided to take the fight to Steam. Today, Epic announced that it’s launching a game store of its own, complete with an aggressive revenue sharing model that seems to be entirely focused on disrupting digital distribution.

5 Days Ago   Late last month, Valve discontinued the Steam Link and sold off its remaining stock during the Steam Autumn Sale. While the Steam Link app will continue to be supported (along with existing Steam Link hardware), the app isn’t the best solution for some folks looking stream from their PC to another device.

5 Days Ago   Back in 2017, eBay launched a new program called Authenticate that does pretty much what it says on the tin. The program has gone through some changes since the beginning, but these days it essentially serves as a consignment service sellers can use to authenticate high-end handbags and watches so buyers can purchase with more confidence.

6 Days Ago   With the end of 2018 quickly approaching, we’re bound to see a ton of “Best of” lists over the next few weeks. One of the first is coming from the Google Play Store today, which is promoting what it considers to be the best apps of the year.

6 Days Ago   For years now, Steam has been the largest digital storefront for PC games. Slowly but surely, competitors to Steam have been rising up, and to ensure that big publishers keep putting their game on the platform, Valve has decided to tweak its Steam Distribution Agreement.

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