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Daily tech news & jokes to have a good start for 22/12/2022

Love cures people — both the ones who give it and the ones who receive it. Karl A. Menninger

Don’t interrupt someone working intently on a puzzle. Chances are, you’ll hear some crosswords.

Knock knock. Who’s there? Recursion. Recursion who? Knock knock.

Meta increased Quest 2’s GPU performance by 7% via a software update.

Quest 2’s GPU performance is now 7% higher than before. The Quest OS dynamically adjusts the GPU clock frequency to give apps the performance they need without wasting battery when they don’t need it. In a software update today, Meta increased the ma… [1037 chars]

Our personal picks for the best Switch games of 2022 — Another year has come and gone (almost) and once more we’re looking…

You’ll find 29 games below, with comments from NL staffers who were moved to write about them. Of course, with such a bumper year of Switch game goodies, there are loads of titles that aren’t featured here. Special mentions to the following: Mario + … [2295 chars]

Update: Tin Hearts and Sail Forth make a splash — https://youtu.be/84zauIezIz4?t=0 Update #2 [Wed 21st Dec, 2022 17:05 GMT…

Subscribe to Nintendo Life on Update #2 [Wed 21st Dec, 2022 17:05 GMT]: Ho ho ho, we’re back again with Nintendo’s third day of the House of Indies, where the Big N is spreading some holiday cheer by sharing some brand new indie game news and shadow … [3505 chars]

This week in Zero Punctuation, Yahtzee reviews The Callisto Protocol, the horror spiritual successor to Dead Space from Striking Distance.

This week in Zero Punctuation, Yahtzee reviews The Callisto Protocol. For more major games Yahtz has reviewed lately, check out Evil West, Marvel’s Midnight Suns, Sonic Frontiers, Bayonetta 3, Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope, Gotham Knights, Scorn, an… [7808 chars]

Alchemy sim Potion Craft is out, so treat yourself to the best crafting system ever concocted

I’m a big fan of life-sim mini-games. Cooking, crafting, mining, gardening, and all those other videogame-y tasks make something that’s a bit mundane into a fun little treat. It looks like developers Niceplay Games agree, as they’ve taken the joy of … [3172 chars]

Now is your chance to get hold of Lego Builder’s Journey for free.

Continuing on with its season of giving, Epic Games Store is offering users the chance to get their hands on Lego Builder’s Journey for free right now. This diorama puzzler from developer Light Brick Studio is yours to claim until tomorrow (22nd Dece… [1167 chars]

Same result as BOTW — It appears that the hotly-anticipated The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom has received its off…

It appears that the hotly-anticipated The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom has received its official rating for North America by the Entertainment Software Ratings Board (or ESRB, if you will). Unsurprisingly, the game has been rated E10+, with … [1134 chars]

Atari is in a spot of bother, and has signalled it may need extra cash to continue. Reporting its half year results to …

Atari is in a spot of bother, and has signalled it may need extra cash to continue. Reporting its half year results to 30th September 2022, the Paris-based company admitted any delays in the development of its four activities (gaming, hardware, licen… [3137 chars]

Call of Duty’s multiplayer is consistently one of the biggest things in the world of video games, but many of the franchise’s campaigns are just as loved, and here are our picks for the best of the best.

Since its debut in 2003, Call of Duty has become the best-selling first-person shooter series ever. Not a bad effort for a WWII FPS that first emerged as Activision’s ambitious answer to Medal of Honor, a franchise which has since faded from relevanc… [9926 chars]

Goat Simulator 3 developer Coffee Stain North has been issued with a take-down notice by the powers that be at Take-Two…

Goat Simulator 3 developer Coffee Stain North has been issued with a take-down notice by the powers that be at Take-Two, after it used leaked GTA 6 footage in a recent trailer. The trailer in question (which I have seen) introduced an NPC known as Sh… [2024 chars]

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