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Quote of the day:

Run when you can, walk if you have to, crawl if you must; just never give up. Dean Karnazes

Jokes of the day:

“Dad, I’m cold.” “Go stand in the corner, I hear it’s 90 degrees.”

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Top 10 news of the day:

PS5, PS4 Flop Babylon’s Fall Being Given Away for Free at GameStop

How low can you go? — With the impending closure of Babylon’s Fall’s servers, pre-owned copies of the PS5 and PS4 onli…

With the impending closure of Babylon’s Fall’s servers, pre-owned copies of the PS5 and PS4 online action game have officially reached “junk” status at GameStop. That means the US retailer will chuck out any excess inventory that doesn’t get claimed…. [732 chars]

Star Citizen has now raised more than half a billion dollars in crowdfunding

Star Citizen, the controversial space sim from developer Cloud Imperium Games, has now raised more than half a billion …

Star Citizen, the controversial space sim from developer Cloud Imperium Games, has now raised more than half a billion dollars in funding from backers. Star Citizen’s exceedingly lengthy development is well-documented, with the game still in alpha ov… [1208 chars]

Steam’s latest sale has discounts on hack-and-slash and character action games

Steam’s latest sale is now underway, and the Steam Bash Bash offers discounts on games that involve melee or hand-to-hand combat of some kind.

Valve have been running a series of themed sales events throughout the year, and the latest is live as of yesterday. The Steam Bash Bash features discounts on “hack-and-slashers, spectacle fighters and more” and it’s running until September 26th. The… [1020 chars]

Did you fall down a YouTube rabbit hole? Good luck getting out — study shows ‘dislike’ does NOT work

If you’ve ever searched for something innocuous on YouTube but ended up in a rabbit hole of extreme or distasteful content, then you’re familiar with the frustrations of the platform’s algorithms.

If you’ve ever searched for something innocuous on YouTube but ended up in a rabbit hole of extreme or distasteful content, then you’re familiar with the frustrations of the platform’s algorithms. A new report from Mozilla, the nonprofit behind the F… [4292 chars]

Hurry! AirPods Pro 2 see first price drop ahead of release date

Preorder the 2nd generation AirPods Pro and save ahead of their release date

The first AirPods Pro 2 price drop is here — days before the earbuds’ release date. for September 23. Now up for preorder, pricing for the AirPods Pro 2 is set at $249. However, Amazon offers the Apple AirPods Pro 2nd Generation for $239 (opens in ne… [1640 chars]

August 2022 NPD: PS5 Finally Outsells Switch Following Stock Improvements

Madden, Saints Row, Spider-Man top the charts — If it wasn’t for the well-documented PS5 stock situation, it’s fair to ass…

If it wasn’t for the well-documented PS5 stock situation, it’s fair to assume that Sony’s current-gen console would be absolutely flying right now. But as it stands, the stock-strangled system is only just starting to dominate the gaming market, clos… [1394 chars]

Rumour: Xbox Initially Planned To Launch 9 Exclusives In 2023

But how will things actually pan out?

Due to 2022’s unfortunate slate of delays, we’ve always looked at 2023 as a pretty stacked year for Xbox Game Studios. Redfall, Starfield, and Forza Motorsport are all planned for the first half of next year, however it appears Xbox originally had a … [1670 chars]

Microsoft has removed online DRM checks for Xbox One discs on Series X

Xbox Series X and S will no longer perform an online DRM check before launching games from Xbox One discs. Great news for anyone hanging onto their old discs!

Microsoft has ditched its online checks for Xbox One discs when playing on an Xbox Series X. The online requirements for Xbox games have previously come under fire for being unclear and rendering downloaded and offline games unplayable during service… [1376 chars]

Former PlayStation Exec Shawn Layden Joins Tencent

Former PlayStation executive Shawn Layden has joined giant Chinese video game publisher Tencent Games as a strategic advisor.

Former PlayStation executive Shawn Layden has joined giant Chinese video game publisher Tencent Games as a strategic advisor. As reported by GI.biz, the former Chairman of Sony Interactive Entertainment Worldwide Studios (now PlayStation Studios) ann… [1245 chars]

‘Penko Park’ Combines Pokémon Snap’s Cuteness With Majora’s Mask Creepiness

Coming to Switch soon! — Do you love Pokémon Snap, but hate waiting 20 years for new instalments? Do you wish that Pokém…

Do you love Pokémon Snap, but hate waiting 20 years for new instalments? Do you wish that Pokémon would lean way more into its darker side, like all the ghost Pokémon that steal children? Do you enjoy Take a good look at Penko Park, an upcoming Switc… [10169 chars]

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