January 2023

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Popular Female Twitch Streamers Targeted In Deepfake Pornography Scandal

Yesterday, Twitch streamer Brandon “Atrioc” Ewing issued a tearful apology during his livestream after he accidentally revealed that he had deepfake pornography of popular female Twitch streamers open on his computer. The video of his apology—in which he claims to have clicked an ad on PornHub because he was curious—quickly gained traction online. Twitter users, in a misguided attempt to “draw attention” to the controversy, shared screenshots of the original stream, which signal boosted the porn site and its contents. This made matters worse for the affected women, who learned they were on the deepfake site only because of Ewing’s…

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Star Wars Jedi: Survivor just got delayed, but not by much

Audio player loading… Star Wars Jedi: Survivor has been delayed into April, studio Respawn has confirmed today. Initially set to release on March 17, the sequel to the well-received 2019 Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order will now arrive on April 28.It’s not a huge delay, with the new release date landing only six weeks after the initial one. In his announcement, game director Stig Asmussen attributes the delay to the usual need for further polish. “Making this game has truly made us a better team, and we have pushed ourselves at every level to make this the Star Wars sequel…

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ASRock Z790 Livemixer Review: Unique and Affordable

Today’s best ASRock Z790 LiveMixer deals (opens in new tab) (opens in new tab)£279.98 (opens in new tab)View (opens in new tab) (opens in new tab) (opens in new tab)£299.99 (opens in new tab)View (opens in new tab) (opens in new tab) (opens in new tab)No price information (opens in new tab)Check Amazon (opens in new tab)We check over 250 million products every day for the best pricesThe ASRock Z790 Livemixer is a uniquely styled motherboard that hails from the affordable side of ASRock’s product stack – and Z790 boards in general. This SKU is truly new and unique, not…

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Pokemon Go players have Go Tour: Hoenn Global and Rayquaza to look forward to in February

Guess who’s back? Back again. Rayquaza’s back. Tell a friend. Legendary Pokemon Rayquaza returns to Pokemon Go in late February. Finally. The super-ancient Pokemon will appear in five-star raids from February 22 to March 1, and will know the Charged Attack Breaking Swipe. Primal Kyogre and Primal Groudon are coming to Pokémon Go The folks at Niantic must have heard my repeated pleas for the Pokemon’s return. I’m super excited and will accept any raid invitation I receive featuring the Dragon/Flying-type. I better start saving my PokeCoins because I will need to purchase more than a few remote raid passes,…

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Sims 4 is finally turning babies into real Sims on March 14

Audio player loading… At long last, The Sims 4’s babies will no longer be trapped in crib purgatory. The long-awaited and heavily-teased infants update arrives on March 14 with a lot of new interactions, customization, and interaction with your tiniest human family members.After the update, infants will be their own life stage. You’ll be able to add them as family members in Create-A-Sim, including outfits and traits. You’ll spot lots of infant-sized variants on current clothes and accessories.In the reveal video above you can spot a lot of new interactions and activities for infants as well. Left to their own…

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Discord Throttles Nvidia GPU Memory Clock Speeds

If you’re an avid user of Discord and own an Nvidia graphics card, you may lose performance without knowing it. Nvidia (opens in new tab) has discovered a bug with the Discord application that will prevent the memory on even the best graphics cards from reaching its full speed.The latest update to the Discord software throttles the memory clock on Nvidia graphics cards. When the software runs in the background, the graphics card will fail to hit the maximum memory clock, leading to a performance loss. It’s an intriguing bug since it affects Nvidia graphics cards only,   more specifically, the…

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Top Gaming Influencer Group FaZe Clan Is Now A Penny Stock

When FaZe Clan, an esports company turned gaming lifestyle agency, went public last year it claimed to be worth $700 million. Just six months later it’s worth just a fraction of that. Whether it’s the controversy constantly swirling around some of its members or the fact that the esports bubble has finally popped, nobody wants to buy into FaZe Clan it seems, potentially making one of the biggest bets in gaming a complete bust.

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The Crew: Motorfest takes you to the Hawaiian island of Oahu

Much cheaper than a plane ticket. The next installment in Ubisoft’s racing franchise has been announced. It’s titled The Crew: Motorfest. Developed by Ubisoft Ivory Tower, the game promises tailor-made races, themed events, and plenty of challenges. Join a one-of-a-kind festival and the best experiences car culture has to offer in a Hawaiian open world. Set on the Hawaiian island of Oahu, you will race through the streets of Honolulu, drive down ashy volcano slopes, explore the rainforest, tackle curvy mountain roads, aven even take to the beach. You can explore the entire island in one of hundereds of vehicles,…

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How the Dead Space remake became prettier to become scarier

Dead Space’s remake treatment has produced a piece of gory greatness, some Steam Deck wobbles notwithstanding. Vid bud Liam touched on the visual upgrades in his review, but since it’s been shaking my bones even harder than the original did, I wanted to dive even deeper into the mottled flesh of the modernised Dead Space to examine how all those new polygons and effects aren’t just there to please nerds. They do, in fact, make the remake scarier. Read more

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Civ 6 streamer figures out how to win without founding any cities in ‘extremely impressive’ video

Audio player loading… If you ask me, we’re ramshackle contraptions designed to hunt, gather, and perish early from preventable disease, and this society stuff all started going downhill the second we got into agriculture. When we were young, hale, and nomadic, roaming the steppes and plains? Those were our glory days. At least we can relive them via a recent video from a streamer called boesthius, who undertook the Civilisation 6 “no settle: domination challenge (opens in new tab)” to win a match of Civ without founding any cities of his own.For me, that’s already impossible, but boesthius decided to…

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Embracer may have sold its Tomb Raider rights to Amazon for a cool $600 million

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. That’s the current rumor. Amazon may be the new IP holder for the Tomb Raider franchise, if a report on the matter is accurate. According to Lord of the Rings site Fellowship of Fans, Embracer Group has sold Amazon the rights to the storied franchise for $600 million. Are Tomb Raider and Deus Ex now out of the wilderness? The site states it can exclusively reveal that the sale is an “overall package” that makes it “Amazon’s second biggest purchase…

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Forspoken review: sometimes fun, often annoying, always empty

Whomst among us hasn’t dreamt of somehow being transported to a magical world, where there are talking unicorns, and you can throw lightning and control plants because you are this universe’s very special hero? Such is the fate of Frey, who falls through a portal into Athia and finds that world in mortal peril. Although if I were here I’d be a bit disappointed. It’s all very well being able to zoom around doing magic parkour everywhere, but there isn’t much to do or many places to go. Not a single talking unicorn to be seen. Forspoken is somehow both…

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How to Get a Battery Health Report in Windows 10 or 11

The longer you own a laptop, the less charge its built-in battery will hold. You could buy one of the best ultrabooks which can go for 12 to 14 hours unplugged and after a couple of years of regular use, it might only endure for 9 hours or less. As your laptop goes through more charge cycles over the years, its battery health gets worse.Fortunately, for most laptops made in the last 5 to 10 years, there are replacement batteries available for $100 or less, and service manuals that explain how to replace the built-in unit on your own. But…

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Disney Dreamlight Valley’s 2023 roadmap teases Encanto, Frozen, and The Lion King additions

Multiplayer is also coming to the game. Disney Dreamlight Valley launched as an Early Access title during 2022, and has been privy to plenty of updates and new content since. Given GameLoft’s latest roadmap for the simulation game, it looks like 2023 will shape up to be a fruitful year for Dreamlight Valley fans all over again. If you haven’t seen already, Buzz Lightyear, Woody, and even Stitch are now available to join you in Disney Dreamlight Valley. Shared to Disney Dreamlight Valley’s Twitter and blog, GameLoft revealed a roadmap of content for early 2023, and there’s a lot to…

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Acer Plans Custom Radeon GPUs for DIY Market

Acer reportedly plans to expand the lineup of its graphics cards for the DIY market with AMD Radeon-based offerings. Acer-badged graphics boards featuring Radeon GPUs will complement the company’s Intel-powered offerings and enable Acer to address more DIY gamers. Meanwhile, for now, Acer is reportedly not interested in offering Nvidia GeForce-based products, according to BoardChannels (via VideoCardz). Acer has installed its graphics cards into its own Predator gaming PCs for ages, but last year the company rolled outs its first Intel Arc-based Predator graphics cards for DIY enthusiasts. For now, the lineup includes the entry-level Predator Arc A380 and the mid-range Predator Bifrost Arc…

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Sony’s expecting a severe drop in PSVR 2 sales from a projected 2 million

Audio player loading… Coming in at $549 the PSVR 2 is going to be the next-gen console gamer’s gateway into the high-end VR party (opens in new tab). Welcome, friends, the weather is fine here. Although, despite the tasty specs this VR headset will be packing, Sony’s initially projected 2 million unit sales appears to have dropped significantly since pre-orders opened up.PSVR2 pre-orders (opens in new tab) went live back in December after a few months on a special invite-only basis. Since then, Sony appears to have suffered a pretty drastic drop in expected sales owing to a low pre-order…

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Wordle hint and answer today: Let’s solve #591, January 31

Audio player loading… Get your daily Wordle (opens in new tab) help, just the way you want it. Start your puzzle-beating journey with our general tips, direct your guesses with our clue for today’s puzzle, or quickly skip straight to January 31 (591)’s answer if you need to.I suffered with an awful Wordle curse for a bit today, stuck with two greens and nothing more over and over again—every guess was entirely valid and completely wrong. I did get there in the end, but I would have been happier if it hadn’t been a lucky stab in the dark.Wordle hintA…

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This LOL Verifier checks to make sure you actually laughed

Audio player loading… One of the most important aspects of a living language is that it’s always evolving. Humans are never satisfied to just take a word and use it, instead we like to put our own spin on things. Some of us even become writers. “Lol” is a good example of an ensemble of letters with an ever-changing meaning, which only gets more convoluted when human sincerity as interpreted on the internet is added to the perceptive stew of understanding.Most of us are fairly across the modern usage of the term lol. Gone are the days of lots of…