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Microsoft Surface Go Alternatives: The Best Cheap Windows 10 2-in-1s, Tested Very usable keyboard and touchpad. Plenty of ports. Active stylus included. Cons: Heavy for its size. Ho-hum VGA webcam. Scanty storage. Performance can be sluggish. Bottom Line: With its wealth of features and super-budget price, the 11.6-inch Acer Spin 1 is an excellent-value 2-in-1 convertible.
Mutant: Year Zero: Indie Studio CEO Talks Tabletop Roots, Art Design, and Tactical Stealth Action Post-apocalyptic tabletop RPGs. is a bold move in an era dominated by MOBAs and twitch shooters. If the pre-release demo of Mutant: Year Zero is anything to go by, that bold decision just might pay off when the full game releases next month.
World of Warcraft Classic is compelling in ways that modern WOW isn't When I booted up the World of Warcraft Classic demo for the first time a couple of weeks ago - while BlizzCon was still in full swing, and the servers were busy - the general chat channel was flooded with nostalgic longing.
Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden is Coming to Xbox Game Pass This real-time aspect shirks the traditions established by most tactics games of the past and will hopefully serve to give Mutant Year Zero some added depth of play. While we have been expecting a December 4 release of Mutant Year Zero on PC, Xbox One, and PS4, the addition of the game to Xbox Game Pass is an exciting new development.
Corsair Keyboards and Mice Now Support Xbox One No peripheral manufacturer is going to shy away from supporting the Xbox One, especially any that offer a range of gaming-focused keyboards and mice. Expect Corsair's announcement to be the first of many.
Valve Pays Out $20K To Expert Who Found Major Exploit That Gave Out Free Games Security expert finds major bug in Steamworks developer portal that would allow limitless free game keys, Valve rewarded him with $20,000.
THQ Nordic Has 35 Unannounced Games in Development THQ Nordic has plenty of surprises in store for players, with nearly three dozen unannounced games in the works.
'Creatures Inc.' Announced, Early Access Date - Screens & Trailer You run your own creature hunting company, catch creatures to tame them, and once they are trained your beasts can fight with you on your next contracts.
Google Is Adding a VPN to Project Fi for Improved Privacy Google is doing the next best thing: It's giving Fi users a free Google-powered VPN to route all their data. Is that safer than going through various carrier networks? Depends on how much you trust Google. Project Fi is what's known as a Mobile Virtual Network Operator.
Vivisector: Beast Within Review Zach Murphy writes: 'I have a huge soft spot for FPS games, and I think that notion is shared between a large portion of the gaming community. Whether you like Call of Duty, Overwatch, Fallout or Doom, there is an experience out there for just about anybody who wants to shove a shotgun in somebody’s face.'.
Fortnite's restaurant beef erupts into all-out war with Food Fight limited time mode After months of brewing tensions between Durr Burger and Pizza Pit in the world of Fortnite, it seems the two restaurants have finally taken things outside. And in some style, as players are able to join in the battle with a new limited time mode.
NFL Star Killed in Fortnite By Someone Wearing His Own Jersey Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes had an unfortunate encounter with a fan in Fortnite.
A much longer look at Crackdown 3's destroy-everything multiplayer Finally, a proper look at Crackdown 3's much-wondered-about multiplayer mode in action, and those big promises of buildings being blown to pieces seem to be… born out. It looks quite fun. The footage, around 40 minutes of it, comes from French Twitch channel jvtv.
Pick the Right VPN Service for Your Business VPN services started life as consumer products and that's still the sweet spot. They have, however, become a core PC security technology so your business shouldn't simply ignore them. Look into whether they can help your users, and when you do, here's what to look for.
Fallout 76 fell down, but got back up Fallout 76 has survived its initial launch server problems. But if you want to tweak FoV, blur, mouse acceleration and so on, you'll need to fiddle a bit.
It Would Take 120 to 225 Hours of Grinding to Obtain All the For Honor DLC Heroes If you want to obtain all the For Honor DLC heroes without spending a cent, you'll need to grind for 120 to 225 hours of actual game time to collect enough steel to get them all.
Evidence Mounts for Weak iPhone XR Sales At the time, I suggested taking the news with a grain of salt, noting that there were many reports of low iPhone X production and poor sales figures around the iPhone 8 last year, only for the iPhone X to wind up being the most popular smartphone in the first part of 2018.
Fortnite v6.30 Update Disables Glider Re-Deploy; Patch Notes Detailed Kill Ping writes: 'Ever since Epic Games introduced its Glider Re-Deploy feature, the entire Fortnite community has split down the middle with one side liking the new feature while the other completely hating it, stating that it has ruined the game for them.
Swatter pleads guilty to making a call that got someone killed, and faces 20 years in prison The swatter now admits placing the call that caused the death of a man in Kansas last year.
R-Type Dimensions EX for Switch, PC launches November 28 The September-announced R-Type Dimensions EX will launch for Switch via the Nintendo eShop and PC via Steam on November 28, developer Tozai Games announced. Here is an overview of the game, via its Steam page: About The coin-op classics, R-Type and R-Type II, are together on Steam!
Battle Royale Finally Makes Online Shooters More Accessible Gary Bailey: 'Battle royale has finally allowed me to survive and find enjoyment in online shooters. I’m no longer caught in an endless loop of death, like Tom Cruise in Edge of Tomorrow, only he at least had Emily Blunt for company which made it more bearable.'
Nigerian ISP Takes Blame for Diverting Internet Traffic to China Remember how internet traffic got diverted to China for over an hour on Monday? Nigerian ISP MainOne has now come forward to take the blame, stating it was an accident caused during a network upgrade.
Hitman 2 Beginner's Guide: Tip on How To Get Started New to Hitman 2 and want to make the most of Agent 47's skills? Here's a beginner's guide to get players started on the route to stealth mastery.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Update Version 1.05 Patch Notes Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 update version 1.05 is out now on PS4, Xbox One, and should launch soon for PC as well. Here's what it does.
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