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Call of Duty season 4 begins next week with new maps and playlists

Call of Duty season 4 begins next week with new maps and playlists

Call of Duty: Warzone‘s (and Vanguard‘s) fourth season, the somewhat redundantly titled “Mercenaries of Fortune,” gets going on Wednesday, June 22, bringing with it a new battle royale map, some new modes to play, and for Vanguarda return of the round-based Zombies game type. Call of Duty: Vanguard also gets a new/old map, USS Texas …

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Google Nest Hub Max is losing features in preparation for Matter support

Google Nest Hub Max is losing features in preparation for Matter support

Nest x Yale Lock and Nest Detect users will be affected by this change Ahead of the rollout of Matter later this year, Google will release a new software update for the Nest Hub Max in late July that will remove its range extender and bridging capabilities. The move will primarily affect Nest x Yale …

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Destiny 2: Where Is Xur Today?  Location and Exotic Items Guide for June 17-21

Destiny 2: Where Is Xur Today? Location and Exotic Items Guide for June 17-21

The eternal horse’s sidekick, Xûr, is now live in Destiny 2 for the weekend until next week’s reset. If you’re looking to get your some shiny new Exotic armor or weapons for your Guardian, look no further. Each week, Xûr has a random assortment of Exotic armor, one for each Guardian class, as well as …

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WTF?  Do I Have to Pay for Microsoft's Defender Antivirus Now?

WTF? Do I Have to Pay for Microsoft’s Defender Antivirus Now?

Microsoft has offered antivirus protection with its operating systems as far back as 1993’s Microsoft Anti-Virus for MS-DOS. The current Microsoft Defender Antivirus started life as Microsoft AntiSpyware in 2005. It was a bumpy ride, with the antivirus tool going through various names and sometimes earning below-zero scores in third-party tests, but became with the …

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Cuphead Studio Cares More About Its Staff Than Any Delays

Cuphead Studio Cares More About Its Staff Than Any Delays

Image: StudioMDHR / Kotaku Maja Moldenhauer, the director at the studio behind Cuphead and its DLC, recently talked about how the company’s number one priority is making sure its employees are healthy and treated well. In fact, Moldenhauer explained that she didn’t even care about delays. In an interview with IGN posted yesterday, Moldenhauer talked …

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Call of Duty's anti-cheat system is now taking cheaters' weapons away

Call of Duty’s anti-cheat system is now taking cheaters’ weapons away

As part of its ongoing war against cheaters, the team behind Call of Duty’s server-side and kernel-level anti-cheat solution, known as Ricochet, has unveiled a new mitigation technique that takes a player’s weapons (and fists) away when the system identifies them as a cheater. Word of this latest mitigation technique comes via a new blog …

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Street Fighter 6 Director says Jamie isn't drinking alcohol;  reveals what 'The Devil Inside' drink actually is

Street Fighter 6 Director says Jamie isn’t drinking alcohol; reveals what ‘The Devil Inside’ drink actually is

He drinks a whiskey drink, he drinks a vodka drink… Street Fighter 6’s two most prominent developers, Director Takayuki Nakayama and Producer Shuhei Matsumoto, recently sat down for an interview with IGN and shared quite a bit of extra information the …

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