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Twitter blocked their CEO's Twitter profile

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Social Networking | Posted: 1 week, 2 days ago

First Facebook accidentally flagged their boss as deceased, and now Twitter has suspended their CEO Jack Dorsey.

 

 

Dorsey didn't have access to his Twitter account for a short period, and once he returned he wrote that the "account suspension was an internal mistake."

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Nintendo Switch listed at $245, to release March 17?

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 week, 2 days ago

Yet another online retailer lists Nintendo's Switch hybrid-handheld console for $245, this time possibly revealing the system's exact March release date.

 

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Online UK retailer Gameseek has listed the Nintendo Switch for £198, which converts to $245 USD, coinciding with our Switch pricing reports that pinpoint the console at a starter $250 SKU and a "pro" bundle priced at $299. What's more interesting is that Gameseek has a pre-order price guarantee that locks in the listed price even if the system's actual release date price goes up, which strongly indicates that the cost could be accurate (companies don't like losing money, after all).

 

As for the Switch's release date, Gameseek says the handheld-console hybrid will launch on March 17, 2017, but the listing is also careful to warn gamers that the "release dates are subject to change by the manufacturer." Nintendo plans to reveal all unknown Switch details, including exact pricing, launch date, games lineup and more, at a special event on January 12, 2017.

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New Christmas themed Skylander joins the figurine team

By: Emma Tucker | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 week, 2 days ago

Online sources have reported that Activision has recently announced a new Christmas themed Skylander Sensei figurine. The Jingle Bell Chompy Mage will be available to customers, November 25th, 2016.

 

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The holiday exclusive has been created just in time to celebrate this year's Christmas season, making it a perfect gift for every Skylanders Imaginator fan.

 

Jingle Bell Chompy Mage will also be featuring new fighting techniques that will be adaptable to other Skylanders. Visit the official Online Store for more information.

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Samsung adding advertisements to old TVs through update

By: Sean Ridgeley | More News: Displays & Projectors | Posted: 1 week, 2 days ago

Last June in the US, Samsung began adding interactive ads to the menu bars of its high-end smart TVs. Soon, the initiative will expand to Europe, where it will not only affect new TVs, but old ones through an update.

 

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The Wall Street Journal reports the initiative is very much a calculated response to Samsung's ailing television business. While it will offer the company an extra revenue stream, it's difficult to imagine it not deterring would-be customers from purchasing a new Samsung TV, or turning off customers who already own one from buying another in the future, or possibly other Samsung products.

Microsoft's Games With Gold Promotion is available now

By: Emma Tucker | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 week, 2 days ago

This November, Microsoft is offering its Xbox Live Gold members a new list of titles as part of the Games With Gold promotion.

 

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Free on Xbox One:

  • Murdered: Soul Suspect
  • Super Dungeon Bros.

 

Free on Xbox 360:

  • Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon (backwards compatible)

 

Free on PC:

  • Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon

 

The selected games offered can be downloaded free of charge to Xbox One and 360 consoles as of right now.

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Black Friday PC game sales now live at multiple stores

By: TweakTown Dealzon | More News: Deals | Posted: 1 week, 2 days ago

PC digital game Black Friday sales have fired up early at numerous retailers including GMG, Bundle Stars, DLGamer, and many more retailers. Hundreds of PC game discounts exist with some impressive prices on recent release like Civilization V, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, Tyranny, and many more.

 

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In the case of Civ VI, the game has been cut to $43.91 in GMG's Black Friday sale. There you can apply coupon code BLACKFRIDAY10 to reveal a $43.91 final price - the lowest price to date from an authorized digital retailer. (You'll have to add to cart and use the coupon to get this final price).

 

Bundle Stars has a similar instant savings + stacking coupon strategy for this Black Friday week. There after entering code BLACKFRIDAY11 at checkout, titles like Superhot, Mad Max, and Mortal Kombat X all reach their historic low price point.

 

At DLGamer, the best savings to find are on very recent releases. Both Dishonored 2 and Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare are 30% off, which makes them at their lowest price to date. Both are early November 2016 releases. You can check out the links above or check out our picks below.

 

Bundle Stars Black Friday Sale

 

Use Code: BLACKFRIDAY10

 

 

Bundle Stars Black Friday Sale

 

Use Code: BLACKFRIDAY11

 

 

DLGamer Black Friday Sale

 

Blizzard celebrates 12 years of World of Warcraft

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 week, 2 days ago

World of Warcraft, one of the most popular MMORPG games ever, was released on this day 12 years ago and has since gained millions of fans all over the world.

 

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Those who have followed the game since the very beginning remember the moments that unfortunately newer players can't experience. Massive 40-man raids, Temple of Ahn'Qiraj, Swift Zulian Tiger, etc., are just some of the experiences that made the game so popular.

 

World of Warcraft initially had a much smaller community, and the gamers enjoyed being the first residents of Azeroth. The quests and raids had to be solved without the help of various guides on YouTube or WoWHead. However, over the years, Warcraft held its status as one of the most played online games in the world.

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Zelda themed escape rooms tour the United States in 2017

By: Emma Tucker | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 week, 2 days ago

Nintendo America has recently launched a tour of "The Legend of Zelda" themed escape rooms for fans to come and experience. Designer SCRAP alongside Nintendo have created "Defenders of the Triforce", to appear in different locations around the United States in 2017.

 

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Like previous escape rooms, the idea of solving a mystery with a group of people in order to be set free will remain the same. In a news release by Nintendo, it stated teams will consist of six participants: "interact with classic items and characters seen in The Legend of Zelda series like the Goron, Zora and Kokiri tribes, discovered items can be used to solve puzzles and move forward into other areas, just like in The Legend of Zelda games."

 

Tour dates/locations:

 

  • San Francisco - Jan. 31-Feb. 5
  • Los Angeles - Feb. 10-12
  • San Diego - Feb. 24-25
  • Seattle - TBA
  • Phoenix - TBA
  • Houston - TBA
  • Chicago - TBA
  • New York - TBA

Google and Verizon spend $30 million a week on Pixel ads

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: 1 week, 2 days ago

Google knew it was onto something with the launch of its next-gen Pixel smartphones, and since they are "only on Verizon" when they're not unlocked - Verizon is doing well with sales, too.

 

 

According to a new report from Wave7 Research, Google Pixel accounted for 7.5% of all Verizon activiations in the last 30 days, which as 9to5Google reports is "a big deal considering we're entering the holiday season". Verizon has been splashing money on advertising the Pixel and Pixel XL, even advertising Google's new Daydream View VR headset now that it's available.

 

Google and Verizon spent $27 million combined in the week of October 27 to November 2, with Google contributing $15 million while Verizon spent $12 million.

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Skyrim Special Edition v1.3 has improved 144Hz support

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 week, 2 days ago

Skyrim Special Edition didn't launch on the PC without a few hiccups, but Bethesda has already pushed out Update 1.3 to Steam users through a beta release.

 

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The update includes improved stability and performance, as well as better support for 144Hz displays. The patch is only available in its beta form on Steam right now, so you won't have your Skyrim Special Edition updating automatically.

 

Here's what to expect in the v1.3 update:

 

Fixes

 

General stability and performance improvements

Fixed an issue where Slow Time effects weren't behaving properly

Better support for 144hz displays

 

How to access the Steam Beta

 

Log into Steam.

Right Click on Skyrim Special Edition in your Library.

Select Properties.

Select Betas.

A drop down menu will appear. Select Beta.

Select OK.

Wait a few minutes for game to update.

When done, Skyrim Special Edition [Beta] should appear in our Library.

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