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9 Things We Just Learned About Xbox, Game Pass And Microsoft's Gaming Future

9 Things We Just Learned About Xbox, Game Pass And Microsoft’s Gaming Future

Image: Microsoft / Kotaku Microsoft is making big moves and Game Pass is just one piece of the puzzle. The subscription service has kept Xbox Series X/S relevant despite the lack of recent conversation-stealing first-party exclusives, but the company seems to be setting its sights on the mobile space for its next big gaming push. …

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Google Play Games beta now on Windows desktops, if that's your thing

Google Play Games beta now on Windows desktops, if that’s your thing

Enlarge / The Play Games available for Windows will often walk you through your uncommon keyboard/mouse controls—real classy-like, sometimes. AKPublish pty ltd / Kevin Purdy First Microsoft and Amazon conspired to make Android on Windows happen, and now Google’s staking its own claim. Starting today, some US Windows users can try a beta of Google …

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Intel's oft-delayed “Sapphire Rapids” Xeon CPUs are finally coming in early 2023

Intel’s oft-delayed “Sapphire Rapids” Xeon CPUs are finally coming in early 2023

Enlarge / Intel’s Sapphire Rapids Xeon CPUs. Intel Intel’s next-generation Xeon CPUs based on the new Sapphire Rapids architecture have been delayed more than once, but Intel is finally gearing up to start selling them to PC companies and end users. According to an announcement-about-an-announcement tweet from Intel, a “data center launch event” on January …

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Google Launches New Beta to Play Android Games on PC

Google Launches New Beta to Play Android Games on PC

Android released its Google Play Games launcher beta to western audiences Tuesday, claiming you can save your progress between multiple devices.Gif: Google Are you growing tired of staring at your 5 by 2 inch screen to play Android mobile games? Well, on Tuesday, Google’s Android Developers blog announced that the company’s launching a new beta …

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Today's best deals: Black Friday month begins with 4K TVs, iPads, and much more

Today’s best deals: Black Friday month begins with 4K TVs, iPads, and much more

This week’s Dealmaster reflects the rising tide of early Black Friday deals building to the eventual tsunami at the end of November. We’re seeing discounts in many of the product categories we expect from Black Friday and the holiday season, including a range of Apple devices, Roomba robot vacuums, Google and Amazon smart home devices, …

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Can you really earn Overwatch 2 skins faster by playing World of Warcraft instead?

Can you really earn Overwatch 2 skins faster by playing World of Warcraft instead?

An enterprising (and perhaps mischievous) Reddit user has suggested that it’s quicker to earn Overwatch 2 skins by playing World of Warcraft than it is by playing Overwatch 2. The Redditor, who goes by the username Everdale, pointed out on the Overwatch subreddit that World of Warcraft‘s in-game gold currency can be traded for WoW …

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Field Test: Lapierre XRM 8.9 - Firm French Flier - Pinkbike

Field Test: Lapierre XRM 8.9 – Firm French Flier – Pinkbike

PINKBIKE FIELD TEST Lapierre XRM 8.9 Words by Matt Beer; photography by Tom Richards Although you might be tired of hearing the term, Lapierre’s marketing team decided to run with the downcountry designation when describing the intent of their XRM series of short-travel bikes. Although there are two frames in Lapierre’s cross-country stable that share …

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Early Black Friday Deals: Save Up to 60% on Apple Accessories From Twelve South, Satechi, and Mophie

Early Black Friday Deals: Save Up to 60% on Apple Accessories From Twelve South, Satechi, and Mophie

Although we’re still a few weeks away from Black Friday, multiple accessory makers have kicked off early Black Friday events with notable markdowns on charging, travel, and protection accessories for Apple products. This includes Satechi, Twelve South, and ZAGG, offering up to 60 percent off accessories during these sales. Satechi Starting with Satechi, you can …

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