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Earlier today, a list of new maps were revealed for Call of Duty: WWII, alongside new information on the Zombies mode for the game. We’ve posted some mild information below, but first, we wanted to give Sledgehammer Games a chance to respond regarding the leak – and even got a nice official reveal for our trouble. Michael Condrey spoke with Charlie Intel about the leak, which included ...read more
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Verizon acquired AOL for $4.4 billion in 2015. Its Oath media subsidiary now oversees AOL it and confirmed the move, saying the service “will always have a special place in our hearts.” The unwinding of AIM follows similar fade-outs for messenger apps from once-mighty internet gateways Yahoo and MSN. With the ubiquity of unlimited smartphone texting, social media and tools like Facebook ...read more
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After weeks of heavy leaks, Google has announced its latest handsets, the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. The devices were introduced as being smarter and also have news designs, pushing the Pixel design slightly forward. Both handsets offer an aluminum body with a hybrid coating; in order to add a bit of fun, Google has also added a pop of color to the power button. Those looking for more performance ...read more
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Microsoft rebranded Xbox Music to Groove Music two years ago, in a bid to make its music streaming service more relevant to consumers. Despite the name change, Groove always felt like a vestige of the Zune era at Microsoft and something that consumers were unaware of. Microsoft is now giving up on Groove Music today, and partnering with Spotify instead. Microsoft will stop selling Groove Music ...read more
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It’s the first of the month again, which means it’s once again time to read the market share tea leaves. This month Netmarketshare’s data appears to have an error, claiming a 5% increase in Linux market share in one month, so I think it can be safely ignored. More interesting is Statcounter’s numbers in the header image above, which shows a steady increase in Windows 10 web usage, ...read more
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Today Atari revealed some brand new details about its brand new console, the Ataribox. In a press release, it was revealed that this sleek new console will actually be running Linux, and will be powered by a custom AMD processor. Official specs have no been fully revealed, so as far as the guts are concerned, this is still the extent of what we know at the moment. Since the console runs Linux, ...read more
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Phil Spencer has just received a promotion to Executive Vice President of Xbox, and a seat on the Senior Leadership Team. First noted by Microsoft watcher Mary Jo Foley, the promotion suggests that Microsoft may be taking its Xbox and gaming incentives more seriously moving forward. Now that Phil Spencer has moved up to an EVP position, Microsoft has a total of 16 members in the Senior ...read more
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When popular YouTuber PewDiePie let slip a racial slur during a key moment in one of his recent streams, the developing team behind Firewatch pleaded with fellow developers to take action. Campo Santo Founder Sean Vanaman immediately set into motion his appeal for a DMCA takedown strike to take down all of Pew's content that relates to their games. Now that takedown strike has been accepted by ...read more
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YouTube celebrity PewDiePie has issued a formal apology for his use of a racial slur during a recent livestream that sparked outrage within large segments of the gaming community, including some developers of the games he streams. In a new video titled My Response, PewDiePie (aka Felix Kjellberg) said that his use of the word during a round of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds was unacceptable. ...read more
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The long-awaited and extensively leaked special edition iPhone is finally upon us, and it’s called the iPhone X. This new super flagship phone from Apple features an edge-to-edge screen with a notch at the top to accommodate the front-facing camera and sensors. Apple CEO Tim Cook teased the introduction of the the new device with the following words: “Over the past decade, we've pushed ...read more
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