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Quote of the day:

Optimism is a happiness magnet. If you stay positive, good things and good people will be drawn to you. Mary Lou Retton

Jokes of the day:

Did you hear about the runner who was criticized? He just took it in stride

A man is smoking a cigarette and blowing smoke rings into the air. His girlfriend becomes irritated with the smoke and says “Can’t you see the warning on the cigarette pack? Smoking is hazardous to your health!” to which the man replies, “I am a programmer. We don’t worry about warnings; we only worry about errors.”

Top 10 news of the day:

Hearthstone fans are very upset about the card game’s new monetization, calling it “pay to win”

Diablo Immortal comparisons have been made.

Over the course of nearly 10 years, Hearthstone has risen to become one of the best free-to-play games out there, particularly for anyone looking to play a virtual trading card game on Android. It’s been through a lot of changes over the years, but t… [1823 chars]

Banker bequeaths £1.5m car collection to the RNLI

Retired banker Robert Furniss Riding, who died in May aged 82, has bequeathed his classic car collection to the RNLI. The £1.5 million collection will be auctioned in October in Duxford.

Advertisement A retired banker who loved sailing has left a classic car collection worth £1.5million to the RNLI who have consigned the motors to auction at the Imperial War Museum in Duxford. The collection, which includes several Rolls-Royces, Daim… [5249 chars]

Japanese Charts: Kirby’s Dream Buffet Makes Sweet Debut Thanks To eShop Cards

Absolutely delicious — It’s back to our regularly scheduled Nintendo Switch Sports dominance in the Japanese charts. For t…

It’s back to our regularly scheduled Nintendo Switch Sports dominance in the Japanese charts. For the last few months, we’ve seen a handful of different games grab the number one spot in the weekly Famitsu charts, but last week saw Nintendo’s family-… [1609 chars]

Spaceship witch shooter Chorus is worth sticking with on Game Pass

Spaceships and witches combine in Chorus, which is well worth a go on Game Pass — just power through the slow opening.

Being told “You have to power through the boring bit until it livens up” often makes me go find something else, but it’s worth it with Chorus. The singleplayer spaceship shooter hit Game Pass in June, and all you need to know is: once you power throu… [4351 chars]

UK competition watchdog’s Xbox and Activision merger inquiry ‘could be expanded’

It’s claimed the Competition and Markets Authority may need more time to review the deal…

It’s being reported that the UK competition regulator’s inquiry into Microsoft‘s proposed acquisition of Activision Blizzard may be expanded. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) confirmed last month that it had opened an investigation into th… [1714 chars]

Mattel Announces A Big, Buildable Pikachu, And It Has Moveable Legs

And a shocking amount of bricks — We can never have enough Pokémon toys, especially buildable ones! And today, The Pokém…

We can never have enough Pokémon toys, especially buildable ones! And today, The Pokémon Company and Mattel have announced a brand new Pikachu that’s bound to set off sparks in your heart. This MEGA Pokémon Motion Pikachu Building Set lets you build … [1491 chars]

3 more of the best hi-fi news announcements for August ’22

Featuring ATC, REL and Hegel

The most interesting hi-fi (and head-fi) news stories for Week 34, 2022. REL — makers of some of the world’s finest subwoofers — has announced two new (stackable!) high-end models. The new Reference Series begins with the №31 (£7000) where a 900 W… [1414 chars]

Battlefield 2042’s Season Two is a return to form

Season two’s highlight is the new map Stranded, which has an infantry focus.

More than two months on from the release of Battlefield 2042’s Season One — which was generally well received — the game’s next season finally kicks off at the end of this month, on 30th August. The content drop is familiar too, with Season Two conta… [4488 chars]

25 Years Of GoldenEye 007–25 Facts You Didn’t Know (Or Forgot You Knew)

I watched you from the shadows as a child — As you’ve probably noticed, GoldenEye 007 is now 25 years old and can legally …

As you’ve probably noticed, GoldenEye 007 is now 25 years old and can legally hire a car in a foreign country. The influence of Rare’s seminal shooter on the FPS genre and console video gaming in general is enormous, and gamers have now been poring o… [8827 chars]

SD Gundam Battle Alliance Review (PS5)

Breakout hit

Every now and then, a licensed anime title comes along that goes above and beyond your expectations. Not just an ode to the source material, but a finely crafted video game as well. That’s SD Gundam Battle Alliance in a nutshell — an almost dangerous… [5389 chars]

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AdamG

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