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Quote of the day:

Anyone who has grown mentally, physically or spiritually knows that growth is not found in comfort. Anonymous

Jokes of the day:

I adopted my dog from a blacksmith. As soon as we got home he made a bolt for the door.

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.

Top 10 news of the day:

The Steam Deck is now available with no reservations required (mostly)

Valve has announced that you no longer need a reservation to buy its Steam Deck gaming handheld. Instead, you can order it straight for the site — assuming everything is working correctly.

You no longer need a reservation to buy a Steam Deck, according to Valve, the company behind the gaming handheld that launched earlier this year. Each model should be available to buy now, and at the time of writing, Valve’s estimating one- to two-we… [1171 chars]

Everything New In The Latest Pokémon Scarlet & Violet Trailer (October)

Sandwiches! Sandwiches! Sandwiches!!! — Pokémon Scarlet and Violet just got a new trailer, and oh boy — this one is fou…

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet just got a new trailer, and oh boy — this one is fourteen minutes long. That’s a lot to dissect, so find a comfy chair and make yourself a cup of Sinistea as we go through everything new (and expanded!) in this latest trail… [14974 chars]

Here’s everything new on the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro

Here’s everything that’s actually new with Google’s Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro compared to the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro.

The Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro just went official as Google’s latest flagship phones, but at a glance, there’s not much new. So, what’s actually changed? Here’s everything we could find. Two-tone colors are gone 😔 The unique design language of the Pixel… [5265 chars]

One sleek wearable

Google’s new Wear OS, Fitbit-infused smartwatch is here, and it’s a super-slick piece of wristwear.

Going on our short hands-on time, the Google Pixel Watch lives up to its sleek design promises, and looks like it mostly follows smartwatch best practices. The deep Fitbit integration is an important bonus. After years of rumors and false starts, Goo… [6526 chars]

PlatinumGames ‘Extremely Sorry’ About Closing Babylon’s Fall, But Isn’t Changing Live Service Plans

PlatinumGames finally speaks about the closure of Babylon’s Fall’s servers and apologizes, but the studio won’t be deterred by the game’s failure and will continue to pursue live-service games.

PlatinumGames says that it is sorry about the impending shutdown of Babylon’s Fall’s servers, but also notes that it will not impact any future live-service plans. In an interview with VGC, PlatinumGames CEO Atsushi Inaba said, “The only thing we can… [1941 chars]

In-Game Map For Pokémon Scarlet And Violet Hints At Multiple New Species

What could they be..? — There’s lots to dive into with the new trailer for Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, including TM craft…

There’s lots to dive into with the new trailer for Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, including TM crafting, the new Farigiraf evolution, and heaps more, but one thing that’s tucked away in the in-game mini-map is a bunch of new species that you may have mi… [841 chars]

You can buy a brand new electric ‘Bugatti’ with digital screen for £6,000 — but there’s a catch

BUGATTI builds some of the most luxurious, most powerful and fastest hypercars on the planet.People pay millions of pounds to drive cars like the Veyr

BUGATTI builds some of the most luxurious, most powerful and fastest hypercars on the planet. People pay millions of pounds to drive cars like the Veyron, Chiron and Divo, and Bugatti’s models are the undisputed stars of automotive social media. 3 Th… [1490 chars]

The Rally Point: Ostriv, Workers & Resources, and where town builders ought to go next

In this month’s Rally Point, Sin Vega takes a look at city builders that are doing things a bit differently, and hopes more break out of the Sim City mould

This is The Rally Point, a regular column where the inimitable Sin Vega delves deep into strategy gaming. Let’s be clear about one thing: whatever else I say today doesn’t deny that building games are in a great state right now. Within just the last … [10837 chars]

Starbreeze makes its return to publishing

Swedish video game company Starbreeze has announced its return to publishing with an agreement signed with development …

Swedish video game company Starbreeze has announced its return to publishing with an agreement signed with development studio Walking Tree Games to publish its upcoming game: The Tribe Must Survive. Starbreeze, best known for its development of the P… [1034 chars]

Spider-Man Remastered on PC adds option to link PSN account

An update to Spider-Man Remastered on PC lets players link their Steam and PlayStation Network accounts. Doing so will …

An update to Spider-Man Remastered on PC lets players link their Steam and PlayStation Network accounts. Doing so will unlock the Resilient Suit and Concussive Blast Gadget in-game, as well as two skill points. Players will also receive news, updates… [1328 chars]

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