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Daily tech news & jokes to have a good start for 28/12/2022

Adam Gelencser
4 min readDec 28, 2022

Quote of the day:

Wake up every morning with the thought that something wonderful is about to happen. Anonymous

Jokes of the day:

Whiteboards … are remarkable.

“Knock, knock.” “Who’s there?” [very long pause] “Java.”

Top 10 news of the day:

RUMOR: Digital Foundry claims Switch Pro was real, and cancelled

The final nail in the coffin?

The Switch Pro rumor has been one that’s plauged Nintendo for literally years now. There have been countless industry insiders claiming Nintendo was working on a beefed-up revamp for the Switch, but it never came to be. This was supposed to be a more… [928 chars]

Here’s what it’ll be like to use the Google Pixel Tablet [Video]

Google has been preparing for the Pixel Tablet launch, and we can now show a fun video recreation of what it’ll be like to use the tablet.

Google has steadily been preparing for the upcoming Pixel Tablet launch, and we’re now able to show a fun video recreation of what it’ll be like to use the tablet. Next year’s Pixel Tablet is Google’s first Android-powered tablet since the Pixel C in… [7949 chars]

Yuji Naka indicted in Square Enix insider trading case

Yuji Naka and former Square Enix employee Taisuke Sasaki have been formally indicted by the Tokyo District Public Prosecutor’s Office’s Special Investigation Department following their arrest for alleged insider trading offenses and breach of the Financial Instruments and Exchange Act.

Sonic the Hedgehog co-creator Yuji Naka and former Square Enix employee Taisuke Sasaki have been formally indicted following their arrest for alleged insider trading offenses. According to NHK, the Tokyo District Public Prosecutors Office has determi… [1497 chars]

Sonic Team: 2023 will see “second wave” of new Sonic content, asks fans to “look forward to it”

Each year Japanese gaming magazine and website Famitsu asks developers about what their plans are for the coming year and this year the head of the Sonic Team…

Each year Japanese gaming magazine and website Famitsu asks developers about what their plans are for the coming year and this year the head of the Sonic Team, Takashi Iizuka, was asked about what the Sonic Team has in store for gamers in 2023. Mr. I… [819 chars]

Microsoft states Final Fantasy 16 and Silent Hill 2 Remake will not come to Xbox consoles

Microsoft has hit back at Sony’s objection to its planned acquisition of Activision Blizzard by revealing that third-pa…

Microsoft has hit back at Sony’s objection to its planned acquisition of Activision Blizzard by revealing that third-party games like Bloodborne, Final Fantasy 7 Remake, Final Fantasy 16, and Silent Hill 2 Remake are party to “exclusion” agreements t… [2416 chars]

Final Fantasy 16 Will Showcase the Power of PS5, Says Developer

Power rangers — Final Fantasy 16 looks good — in fact, it looks real good. Speaking during a livestream, in the aftermat…

Square-Enix has historically been pretty good at showing off the capabilites of new hardware. While it was quickly eclipsed technically by subsequent games in the series, FF7 did more than almost any other game (other than maybe MGS1) to showcase the… [425 chars]

Deals: 100+ Games Added To This Week’s Xbox Sales (December 27 — January 3)

The Countdown Sale also continues! — Our final batch of Xbox deals for this year is now live on the Xbox Store, with just …

As for this week’s deals, we’ve picked out some of the new highlights in the table below. If you want the complete roundup of all Xbox games currently on sale right now, the latest list can be found on the official Xbox website. The following offers … [356 chars]

Artist profile hints at a possible Death Stranding 2 release window

An update on an artist’s ArtStation page may have hinted at the release window for Death Stranding 2. Like many artists…

An update on an artist’s ArtStation page may have hinted at the release window for Death Stranding 2. Like many artists, senior artist Frank Aliberti — who currently works as a senior character artist at 2K but formerly worked for PlayStation Studios… [1971 chars]

The Witcher 3 Next-Gen Unofficial Ray Tracing Optimizations Bring Considerable Performance Improvements

Dedicated fans have managed to tweak The Witcher 3 next-gen’s ray tracing features, bringing considerable performance improvements

The Witcher 3 next-gen update brings tons of new features and content to the open-world RPG by CD Projekt Red, including impressive ray tracing features that sadly impact performance too much on most gaming systems. While the Polish developer is work… [1943 chars]

Here is the Schedule for the Next ‘Escape From Tarkov’

Escape From Tarkov: Last June, Escape From Tarkov was erased, so it won’t be long before players lose all their progress and account again. Here’s when the

Escape From Tarkov: Last June, Escape From Tarkov was erased, so it won’t be long before players lose all their progress and account again. Here’s when the next wipe will occur. If you’re unfamiliar with Escape From Tarkov and are curious what a wipe… [1661 chars]

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Adam Gelencser

Tech enthusiast, currently entrepreneuring — regularly sharing content on tech news and irregularly on other topics. Founder of QMapper.co video AI tool.