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‘Hey everyone,’ says Walmart executive to the single person in its new Roblox metaverse nightmare

Audio player loading… Walmart is teaming up with Roblox to create not just one but two “immersive experiences in the metaverse.” Walmart Land (opens in new tab) and Walmart’s Universe of Play (opens in new tab) each promise “unique interactive content and entertainment,” in Walmart’s words—pure innovation from start to finish, no doubt—and each paints a picture of a starkly bleak consumerist future where everything has gone wrong.”We’re showing up in a big way—creating community, content, entertainment and games through the launch of Walmart Land and Walmart’s Universe of Play,” Walmart chief marketing officer William White said (opens in new…

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Microsoft Flight Simulator pilots are flying through Hurricane Ian

Audio player loading… The technological marvel of Microsoft Flight Simulator isn’t just the faithful recreation of the entire planet you can fly over, but also an accurate simulation of real-world weather you can fly through. If it’s raining, snowing, or storming somewhere around the globe and you fly your plane there in the game, you’ll experience that weather just as it’s happening in real life, and in real time.The same goes for extreme weather events, such as Hurricane Ian (opens in new tab), the massive Category 4 storm currently making landfall on the Florida coast after causing at least 2…

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I can’t believe I’m saying this but Skull and Bones is delayed again

Audio player loading… Less than two months before its scheduled November 8 release, the oft-delayed Skull and Bones (opens in new tab) has been delayed again, to March 9, 2023.Development of Skull and Bones “is finished,” Ubisoft said in the delay announcement, but it needs more time to polish and balance the game based on feedback from recent technical tests. “This is the right decision both for our players and for the long-term success of the game as March 9, 2023 provides for a suitable release window for this very unique new brand.””We’re very eager for you all to get…

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This space MMO looks like Halo and Starfield had a beautiful baby

Audio player loading… Earth from Another Sun (opens in new tab) is a space MMO-slash-FPS that’s just dropped a new trailer, and as you can see it’s stuffed with bright pink mechs and gloriously lush vistas. At the start of it I was just thinking ‘wow, this has shown me more to get excited about than Starfield has’ and by halfway through when the mech-em-up action started, I was sold. Yeah who knows how it will turn out, but this looks bombastic, fun, and has battles on an epic scale (it claims up to 1000 participants in one conflict).The game…

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Today’s Wordle 466 answer and hint: Wednesday, September 28

Audio player loading… I’ve got everything you need to solve today’s Wordle the way you want to just below. If you’d just like a few tips then I’ve got them (with links to further Wordle guides if you’d like to dig deeper), and if you want to see the answer to the September 28 (466) puzzle as quickly as possible then I can show you that too.It took me until the very last go to get this one—and strangely enough, I didn’t mind. The relief I felt at the end almost made the worry (and screen full of grey boxes…

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Our favourite QD-OLED monitor gets a $200 cheaper FreeSync variant

Audio player loading… Earlier this year we checked out the Alienware 34 QD-OLED AW3423DW (opens in new tab) curved gaming monitor and our reviewer was not disappointed. The wonderful contrast and colours combined with HDR made for a gorgeous lush screen while the 175 Hz refresh rate and G-Sync Ultimate technology offered that smooth experience gamers expect. But that bit of Nvidia tech comes with a tax, and in this case it seems to be about $200 USD. Alienware’s AW3423DW monitor released a few months back with a price tag it still holds of $1,299 USD. Alienware’s new AW3423DWF monitor has…

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Aero GPX is F-Zero with the rage throttle set to 2,000 kmph

Audio player loading… There were some dark times for sci-fi racing games after Sony closed Wipeout developer Studio Liverpool in 2012. As Nintendo left F-Zero to languish, high-speed antigrav racers became one of those “don’t make ’em like they used to” genres for a few years, until indie games like Redout and BallisticNG started to fill the void. There are a bunch of these games now, but almost all of them take after Wipeout more than F-Zero.Then there’s Aero GPX, which looks F-Zero as heeeeell.This indie racer from developer Aaron McDevitt, which has a Steam page full of mesmerizing gifs,…

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Alleged Grand Theft Auto 6 hacker pleads not guilty

Audio player loading… The Grand Theft Auto 6 leak drama took another step forward over the weekend, as Eurogamer (opens in new tab) reports that the youth accused in the matter has pleaded not guilty to a charge of computer misuse.The 17-year-old hacker was arrested (opens in new tab) in Oxfordshire on September 22, less than one week after the devastating leak of GTA 6 material (opens in new tab), which included 90 gameplay videos taken from a test build of the game. Interestingly, while the accused pleaded not guilty to the charge of computer misuse, he pleaded guilty to…

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Turn Metal: Hellsinger into Jazz: Bebopswinger with new, free modding tools

Audio player loading… Metal: Hellsinger, the high-speed headbanging FPS from Hell, features a “great soundtrack and well-integrated rhythmic combat,” we said in our 78% review (opens in new tab). But what’s a poor gamer to do if they want to rock out against the hordes of Hades but, well, they really just don’t care for metal?Enter the power of mods. Announced today by The Outsiders and Funcom, Metal: Hellsinger’s free modding tool enables users to insert their own music into the game, and make it react appropriately to the player’s performance. Want to be a K-Pop Killer? A Disco Death…

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Grab a great MSI laptop for up to 35% off just in time for back to school

Audio player loading… If you’re on the rush back to school and you want an all conquering device to help you work and play, then grabbing a great laptop that’s powerful enough to see you through your studies and allowing you to complete your work faster, is a serious option—not least ones from MSI, a juggernaut of the PC world for the last three decades.They’ve been making some incredible tech for a good while, and with a wide range of laptops on sale in their Back To School Promotion (with up to a 35% discount, might we add) that are powered by…

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Today’s Wordle 465 answer and hint: Tuesday, September 27

Audio player loading… No matter what sort of help you need with today’s Wordle, from general tips to the full answer to the September 27 (465) puzzle, you’ll find all of that and plenty more guides, hints, and clues to make your gaming go as smoothly as you like right here.Finding two yellows in three guesses wasn’t the great start to the day I was hoping it’d be. I’ll be honest with you—I panicked and reached out for something, anything, that fit what little I had. Which immediately gave me the right answer. Thanks a lot, puzzle done, see you…

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Nvidia issues hotfix for Windows 11 22H2 stuttering issues

Audio player loading… The last week has been a strong one for Nvidia. The announcement of the RTX 40 series (opens in new tab) generated a lot of buzz, but the company has also been dealing with many complaints from gamers after updating to Windows 11 22H2. Users took to social media to report issues with stuttering and lag. After an investigation, it turns out that the GeForce Experience software was to blame.According to Bleeping Computer (opens in new tab), reports of issues surfaced last week. This thread (opens in new tab) over at the Windows community forum gives examples…

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First Last of Us TV show trailer has clickers, Nick Offerman holding a shotgun

Audio player loading… HBO Max has revealed its first full teaser (opens in new tab) for the upcoming The Last of Us TV show. The nearly two minute trailer shows a montage of scenes from the show, prominently featuring Pedro Pascal’s Joel and Bella Ramsey (who you may remember as Lyana Mormont in Game of Thrones) as Ellie.The trailer begins with shots of Pascal wandering through a settlement of survivors, set to a thankfully not too cinematic-trailery-chopped-and-screwed version of “Alone and Forsaken (opens in new tab)” by Hank Williams. Just some extra stomp and clap “bwaam bwaam” added when the…

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512 Audio Tempest USB microphone

There are a lot of USB microphones out there for streaming and podcasting. Naturally, big names like Shure and Rode, who generally resided in the pro-sumer side of audio, have expanded into the content creator market by offering top-quality recording gear at somewhat more affordable prices. 512 Audio is one such company that’s taking its pro audio know-how and cramming it into the more wallet-friendly Tempest microphone. I guess the thinking is if you can make a mic good enough for Green Day (opens in new tab), it should be good enough for your true crime podcast. There’s something about the look…

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How to get berry leather in Grounded

Berry leather is an important resource in Grounded. Obsidian’s survival game puts a unique spin on things by shrinking your character to the size of an ant. So while the environment may not seem particularly dangerous at face value, everything suddenly becomes much more daunting when it’s much bigger than you.Like any typical survival game, you’ll need to collect resources and craft items if you hope to last as a tiny inhabitant of this world. One of those resources is berry leather, and you’ll need this for several important recipes. So if you’re ready to get crafting, here’s how to…

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Hokko Life review

There’s no point pretending otherwise: This is Legally Distinct Animal Crossing, a relaxing village-’em-up populated with cute ‘n’ cuddly critters and the usual range of things to craft, dig up, fish, chop, and sell at the local shop. But even if I did know exactly how this is going to play out within seconds of starting it up, more games of this type can only be a good thing, right?For a brief moment, Hokko Life does feel like it has some potential. The character creator is straightforward yet flexible, with a good variety of skin tones and hairstyles (all fully…

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Today’s Wordle 464 answer and hint: Monday, September 26

Audio player loading… You’re now just a short scroll or click away from the answer to today’s Wordle. If you’d like a little nudge in the right direction first I can also offer you a range of tips to get you going, as well as a tailor-made clue for the September 26 (464) challenge.Today was a real all-or-nothing Wordle for me—I either found a nice neat green in exactly the right spot, or I uncovered a grey letter to avoid forever. Luckily these odd results were enough to see me through, each guess just another step closer to the answer.Wordle…

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Five new Steam games you probably missed (September 26, 2022)

On an average day about a dozen new games are released on Steam. And while we think that’s a good thing, it can be understandably hard to keep up with. Potentially exciting gems are sure to be lost in the deluge of new things to play unless you sort through every single game that is released on Steam. So that’s exactly what we’ve done. If nothing catches your fancy this week, we’ve gathered the best PC games (opens in new tab) you can play right now and a running list of the 2022 games (opens in new tab) that are launching this year. The Outbound GhostSteam‌…

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Getting burned at the stake is just the start in this grimdark, witchy FPS

Audio player loading… I’m a sucker for a nice main menu gag, especially one where you transition right into a cutscene with no loading (looking at you, Spec Ops: the Line). The demo for the upcoming retro FPS, Coven (opens in new tab), kills it here by having the main menu overlaid on a scene of a crowd of medieval peasants staring at you. Starting a new game sees a priest come forward and light your pyre aflame, condemning you to a gruesome death. The first level then begins with you digging out of your own grave to get revenge.Coven…

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Here’s a cozy little life sim about making potions

Audio player loading… A pretty cute little life sim released this week: Potion Permit (opens in new tab), which casts you as the new chemist in town, responsible for treating illnesses among the citizens of remote village Moonbury. Your job is to diagnose diseases, gather ingredients, and then brew them into cures as you make friends among the townsfolk and settle into local life.See, the locals are wary of modern medicine and technology, preferring to rely on traditional methods. When they call for help fromt he Medical Association, they send you, their star pupil, to serve as the chemist and…