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Daily tech news & jokes to have a good start for 17/12/2022

We should never change our minds about where we are going, but always be curious about different ways to get there. Simon Sinek

I’m glad I know sign language, it’s pretty handy.

My wife and I have reached the difficult decision that we do not want children. If anybody does, please just send me your contact details and we can drop them off tomorrow.

Game over — Infamous video game leaker The Snitch is giving up the riddles and retiring from rumourmonging. The notorious …

Infamous video game leaker The Snitch is giving up the riddles and retiring from rumourmonging. The notorious whistle blower unleashed a slew of cryptic clues for a variety of games, spanning everything from Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion’s r… [1321 chars]

In a recent interview with the Verge, two Steam Deck designers revealed that Valve is thinking about making a successor to its 2015 Steam Controller.

Initially released in 2015, Valve’s Steam Controller was discontinued after four years. But after the Steam Deck’s recent success, it’s likely that Valve might revive the controller in the near future. In an interview with The Verge, Steam Deck desig… [1444 chars]

Five long-serving senior team members at Need for Speed developer Criterion have departed the studio following the laun…

Five long-serving senior team members at Need for Speed developer Criterion have departed the studio following the launch of Need for Speed Unbound last month. As reported by GamesIndustry.biz, Criterion’s vice president and general manager Matt Webs… [1616 chars]

The upcoming Google Pixel Fold is going to be a bigger version of the Oppo Find N2, but should it? Or is Samsung a better model to follow?

It’s no secret at this point that there’s a Google Pixel Fold in the pipeline, and all signs point to the hardware being quite similar to the Oppo Find N2. Is that the right choice? Personally, I have mixed feelings. What we know about the Pixel Fold… [7279 chars]

“I can’t talk about specifics at this time” — In a wide-ranging interview with Japanese gaming bible Famitsu, Sony’s s…

Must be tough being the guy tasked with convincing Japan that a company that focuses all it’s marketing in the West, focuses its content on the West, censors Japanese media based on Western values, underships to Japan, and closed it’s primary Japanes… [2525 chars]

2K Sports says it’s “playable on both gens” — It’s taken a little time to get clarification, but a 2K Sports spokesperso…

It’s taken a little time to get clarification, but a 2K Sports spokesperson has told us that PS Plus Extra subscribers will only be eligible to download the PS4 version of wrestling sim WWE 2K22 when it’s added to the service on the later date of 3rd… [492 chars]

An absolute embarrassment of riches — Update 2: It’s been another three months since we last republished this article, and…

Update 2: It’s been another three months since we last republished this article, and we’re doing it again! Why? Well, because, if you can believe it, even more games have been confirmed for 2023, while others have been given a full release date. We’v… [3573 chars]

Horizon Zero Dawn and Horizon Forbidden West developer Guerrilla Games has confirmed a new co-op-focused online Horizon…

Horizon Zero Dawn and Horizon Forbidden West developer Guerrilla Games has confirmed a new co-op-focused online Horizon project is currently in the works at the studio. Reports of a co-op component for the Horizon series first emerged in 2020, when V… [1467 chars]

Beneath High On Life’s jabbering guns lies an FPS that’s only middling.

When I previewed High On Life at Gamescom earlier this year, I came away with a little skip in my step. Justin Roiland and Squanch Games might be on to a winner, I thought. The talking alien guns weren’t that irritating and the gun fights seemed soli… [4234 chars]

Let the other games have some space, too! — It’s that time of the year again where we all turn backwards to appreciate the…

It’s that time of the year again where we all turn backwards to appreciate the good things about 2022, but also start to look forward to the brand new year ahead, full of video game releases and surprises. And yes, when you think “2023” and “video ga… [6063 chars]

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