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Frustration over ‘Splatoon 2‘ cheating leads to leaderboard hack

Splatoon 2 has had a cheating problem for a while, with unscrupulous players quickly wiping out entire teams in what‘s supposed to be an accessible, kid-friendly shooter. And now, frustration over the cheating is reaching a fever pitch. Nintendo has banned a player‘s accounts after he orchestrated a leaderboard hack to draw attention to the cheating problem. The gamer used a combination of power editing and a little luck to m

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The Morning After: Weekend Edition

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. Welcome to the weekend! Before looking back at some highlights from the last few days, we‘ll go hands-on with Apple‘s new MacBook Pro and investigate the typo that might have taken down an alien.

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GamerGate‘s subreddit temporarily shuts down because toxicity

GamerGate was a huge deal, mostly because the internet becomes incredibly volatile at perceived slights against white men. But, it turns out, that even the founder of one of the movement‘s most potent social channels has had enough. Business Insider reported on Friday that one of the primary subreddits temporarily shut off access to the page after its head moderator called it a "cancerous growth." Source: Business Insi

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This USB-C dongle adds Bluetooth audio to the Nintendo Switch

Want another option for using wireless headphones with your Nintendo Switch? Maybe take a look at the Kickstarter for Genki, then. It‘s a 39 USB-C Bluetooth dongle for Nintendo‘s hybrid console. You can pair two headsets to it, if you‘d like, and apparently the whole setup shouldn‘t add much too lag (40ms) between what you see on screen and what you hear like a traditional Bluetooth audio signal would. One downsid

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We Happy Few‘s dystopia is held together by drugs and denial

We Happy Few has come to fruition in a unique way. Compulsion Games first captured attentions in 2015 with its creepy, atmospheric trailers, also launching a successful Kickstarter campaign to fund continued development of its dystopian title. The following year, the game launched on early access programs for both the PC and Xbox One. It was a procedurally generated, roguelike survival game, intended to be relatively short and replayable

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The Morning After: Apple‘s MacBook Pro upgrade

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. Morning there! Netflix claims a bunch of Emmy nominations, Apple snuck out a powerful new MacBook Pro, and Nintendo‘s Switch gets an old-school RPG many were waiting for.

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Epic gives Unreal Engine creators a larger cut of product sales

Epic Games announced today that it will be taking a smaller cut of sales made through its Unreal Engine Marketplace, where creators like digital artists, sound designers and programmers can sell products that game developers can use in their own projects. Going forward, creators will now get to keep 88 percent of their product sales as opposed to the 70 percent they were taking previously. Not only that, Epic Games will be applying this

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Switch RPG ‘Octopath Traveler‘ gives you too many roles to play

Nintendo‘s Switch was in desperate need of a roleplaying game, and Square Enix‘s Octopath Traveler, with its retro pixel-art feel, heeded the call. The unashamedly old-school game draws inspirations from myriad RPGs of the past but centers its story on eight (!) protagonists -- if that‘s even possible. For anyone that has experienced JRPGs from the glory days of the SNES and the PlayStation, the battle system, level pro

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Dolby Vision is coming to Xbox One

Starting today, Microsoft is giving Xbox Insiders a preview of system update 1810. Xbox Wire reveals the update contains several new features -- some of which will be trickling out over the coming weeks, including Dolby Vision video streaming, dashboard avatars, an expanded search feature, and improved linguistic diversity when using the narrator function. Source: Xbox Wire

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The Morning After: Elon goes to Flint and ‘Fortnite‘ season five

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. Elon Musk has again inserted himself in the news cycle, and we‘ve got an important update for Sonos owners. Plus, you‘ll want to see this trailer for Netflix‘s sci-fi thriller Extinction.

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Razer‘s Blade is almost the perfect gaming laptop

Razer‘s revamped Blade stands out in a sea of great gaming laptops. It‘s not the lightest, and it doesn‘t have the most powerful graphics hardware, but it‘s one of the most polished notebooks we‘ve seen this year. Razer has always positioned its Blade machines as MacBook alternatives, and this latest model is the closest you‘ll get to a gaming-focused MacBook Pro. And just like Apple‘s machin

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