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Diablo 4 microtransactions won't be like Diablo Immortal, Blizzard says

Diablo 4 microtransactions won’t be like Diablo Immortal, Blizzard says

For those worried about what and how much Diablo 4 will cost, a Blizzard Entertainment community lead said on Sunday it will be nothing like the rather … aggressive monetization behind Diablo Immortalwhich launched two weeks ago. Diablo 4which will launch sometime in 2023, will be a “full price game built strictly for PC/console audiences,” …

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Horizon Forbidden West's upgraded performance mode is now the best way to play

Horizon Forbidden West’s upgraded performance mode is now the best way to play

The release of patch 1.16 for Horizon Forbidden West has finally fixed visual issues in the 60fps performance mode of the game, making it our new recommended way to play on PS5 versus the 30fps mode we preferred at launch. To find out exactly what changes were made behind the scenes, we spoke to Guerrilla …

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TP-Link's new Kasa Smart Plug Mini adds HomeKit support and energy monitoring all for just $12.50 per plug

TP-Link’s new Kasa Smart Plug Mini adds HomeKit support and energy monitoring all for just $12.50 per plug

TP-Link has finally added HomeKit to one of its products, and it’s a serious bargain. The new version of its very good mini smart plug has Apple HomeKit support and energy monitoring all for just $12.50 per plug. The Kasa Smart WiFi Plug Mini with Energy Monitoring and Apple HomeKit, EP25 is available on Amazon …

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PlayStation Plus launches with Essential, Extra & Premium plans in US

PlayStation Plus launches with Essential, Extra & Premium plans in US

The new, more robust (and more complicated) PlayStation Plus is officially out in North America as of Monday. Sony’s new version of its subscription service now offers three tiers: Essential, Extra, and Premium. If you’re unfamiliar with Sony’s new subscription service play, you may be wondering: Is this PlayStation’s version of Xbox’s Game Pass? No, …

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Forza Motorsport Returns in 2023, Built 'From the Ground Up'

Forza Motorsport Returns in 2023, Built ‘From the Ground Up’

Image: Xbox Game Studios Hard though it is to believe, it’s been five years since Forza Motorsport 7 launched. What once was an every-other-year sim racing franchise trading releases with the open-world Forza Horizon games has slowed in output, presumably so developer Turn 10 Studios could rebuild its Gran Turismo competitor from the ground up. …

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Street Fighter 6 hands-on: The world warrior is relevant (and fun) again

Street Fighter 6 hands-on: The world warrior is relevant (and fun) again

Enlarge / The splashy color effects attached to successful “drive impact” attacks look even better in action, thanks to the game already being optimized for 60 fps action. Capcom LOS ANGELES—After spending two days smacking strangers around in the world’s first playable version of Street Fighter 6I’m convinced that this is the entry that will …

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These are the games included with PlayStation Plus Extra and Premium

You don’t have to wonder just what games you can play if you subscribe to PlayStation Plus Extra or Premium. Twitter user Wario64 has noticed that Sony published its game catalog for those who sign up for PS Plus’ two higher-end plans. As hinted earlier, the company is offering a mix of big-name hits, classics …

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Wordle 359 June 13 HINTS - Struggling with today's Wordle?  Three clues to help with answer |  Gaming |  Entertainment

Wordle 359 June 13 HINTS – Struggling with today’s Wordle? Three CLUES to help with answer | Gaming | Entertainment

Wordle fans have been treated to a brand new puzzle for June 13. The new Wordle is live for 24-hours only, which means you don’t have long to crack the code and keep your winning streak alive. If you’re struggling with Wordle 359 for June 13, you’ve come to the right place, because Express Online …

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Microsoft Teams now uses AI to improve echo, interruptions, and acoustics

Microsoft Teams now uses AI to improve echo, interruptions, and acoustics

Microsoft has spent the past two years adding flashy new productivity features to Teams, and now the company is overhauling how the fundamentals work thanks to AI. We’ve all been on a call where someone has poor room acoustics making it hard to hear them, or seen two people try to talk at the same …

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Sonic Frontiers won't be delayed as a result of fan feedback, insists Sonic Team's boss

Sonic Frontiers won’t be delayed as a result of fan feedback, insists Sonic Team’s boss

There are no plans to delay Sonic Frontiers following its recent gameplay reveal, Sonic Team studio head Takashi Iizuka has told VGC. #DelaySonicFrontiers was briefly trending on Twitter earlier this month, after many Sonic fans took to the social media platform to vent their disappointment over the first videos showing the game in action. As …

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