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July 29, 2021

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Kotaku

Inside Blizzard Developers’ Infamous Bill ‘Cosby Suite’

Former World of Warcraft developer Alex Afrasiabi and other current and former Blizzard developers allegedly posing with a portrait of Bill Cosby at BlizzCon 2013. Screenshot: Kotaku. Since news broke last week of widespread allegations of sexual …

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Kotaku

The Ascent Makes Good On Cyberpunk 2077’s Promise

Every now and again, a game comes along that simply blows you away. That’s what it’s been like playing The Ascent, the debut title from the 12-person studio Neon Giant. Let me be clear: it’s far from perfect. The build I played on PC suffered a ton of …

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Kotaku

The Great Ace Attorney: Adventures: The Kotaku Review

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney was one of the first games I owned on my Nintendo DS. Since that game’s release in 2005, I have played every single game in the Ace Attorney series including the Professor Layton crossover and the Ace Attorney: Investigations …

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Mac Rumors

iOS 15 to Limit Siri Functionality With Third-Party Apps

Apple is also cutting back on several CarPlay intents, removing the ability for users to use ‌Siri‌ to set an audio source in a car, adjust climate, seat, or defroster settings. Ahead of when …

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TechCrunch

Nothing Ear (1) review

Carl Pei says he looked around and saw a lot of the same. He’s not alone in that respect. Apple didn’t invent the fully wireless earbud with the first AirPods, but it did provide a kind of inflection point that sent many of its competitors hurtling toward a sort of …

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Kotaku

PS5 And Xbox Series X/S Are Breaking Records, So No Wonder You Can’t Find Them

Despite the fact that you still can’t get one, Sony has sold 10 million PlayStation 5 units to date. Sony revealed that figure in a press release today, alongside a fascinating wrinkle: The PS5 is apparently outpacing PS4 sales over the same time frame.

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CNET

Huawei’s P50 flagship series has Snapdragon 888 and two camera bumps

Huawei has taken the wraps off its latest superphone series. It unveiled the P50, P50 Pro in an online event Thursday, each of which are getting a China-only release for now. The main superpower of Huawei’s phones have long been their cameras — and the …

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Polygon

Battlefield 2042’s new mode is the opposite of esports, and that rules

Battlefield Portal is a new game mode in Battlefield 2042 that lets players mash up their favorite Battlefield time periods into a single game. An army of World War II soldiers against a handful of 2042 grunts; one tank against 100 tiny robots. It’s very … FPS by …

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Forbes

The Top Video Game Releases Of August 2021

Hades finally lands on Xbox Series X, Xbox One, PlayStation 5 and PS4 this month on August 13th. The indie roguelike action game was a critical darling last year, winning lots of GOTY awards. It’s joined by Ghost Of Tsushima: Director’s Cut for PS5 and PS4, …

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CNET

Nothing Ear 1 earbuds: What are these cheap noise-canceling buds like?

They’re fully wireless earbuds, complete with active noise cancellation and a charging case that promises up to 34 hours of battery life in total. They’ll be available globally from Nothing’s website and other stores from Aug. 17, priced at $99 or £99 (about AU …

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