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Phil Spencer thinks Xbox, Nintendo, and PlayStation share “long-term ambition”

During a recent interview, Xbox boss Phil Spencer discussed the upcoming acquisition of Activision Blizzard, his view on the metaverse, and his thoughts on how Xbox, Nintendo, and PlayStation share a “long-term ambition” for the industry. Phil Spencer spoke to Bloomberg about how he “feels good about the progress” that Microsoft has made with the …

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The end of Moore

The end of Moore’s law forced YouTube to make its own video chip

In context: Partha Ranganathan came to realize about seven years ago that Moore’s law was dead. No longer could the Google engineering VP expect chip performance to double roughly every 18 months without major cost increases, and that was a problem considering he helped Google construct its infrastructure spending budget each year. Faced with the …

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Everything else Apple will (and won’t) announce at its iPhone 14 event

Apple’s big September event is less than two weeks away. The company never tips its hand about what will be announced, but we’re all nearly certain that it’s going to be the iPhone 14 lineup (iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro, both in regular and Max sizes) and new Apple Watches (Apple Watch Series 8 …

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The Quail: A Fairlady, A Diablo & A 7.0L V8

The Quail: A Fairlady, A Diablo & A 7.0L V8 – Speedhunters

Peak Enthusiasm Last weekend I attended The Quail: A Motorsports Gathering, and the same thing that happens during every rendition of Monterey Car Week took hold of me again. Such a concentration of multi-million dollar exotics and classics has a way of overwhelming the senses, and you simply can’t take it all in properly. With a light …

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Yamaha’s HDMI 2.1 AV receivers are now the ultimate TV upgrade for PS5 owners

Late is better than never, right? Yamaha’s latest Aventage and RX-V series AV receiver lines were launched back in 2021 with multiple HDMI 2.1 ports listed on their spec sheets – great news for gamers who were looking for to connect their next-gen PS5 or Xbox Series X consoles to both a speaker-based surround sound …

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Kingdom Hearts Dark Road Translated Tetsuya Nomura Q&A

Question 1: In past titles, we saw a different-looking Young Xehanort than the one in the Destiny Islands cutscene (seen in Birth by Sleep)…is there an explanation for that? Nomura: Dark Road shows the correct model. At the time of the production of [Birth by Sleep], the appearance of a young man was prepared, but the appearance …

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History class is rarely as fun as it is in SD Gundam Battle Alliance

SD Gundam Battle AllianceScreenshot: Bandai Namco Every Friday, A.V. Club staffers kick off our weekly open thread for the discussion of gaming plans and recent gaming glories, but of course, the real action is down in the comments, where we invite you to answer our eternal question: What Are You Playing This Weekend? Picture it: …

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Daily Deals: Price Drop on LG C2 OLED 4K TV, GeForce RTX 3080 for $699.99, New Nintendo Switch OLED Splatoon Edition – IGN

Check out the new hot daily deals for today, like the lowest price ever on a 65″ LG C2 OLED 4K TV, a GeForce RTX 3080 GPU for $699.99, the Nintendo Switch OLED Splatoon Edition now orderable on Amazon, or the latest Apple iPad for only $279.99, and more. 65″ LG Evo C2 4K OLED …

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Precise Location Is Giving Your Coordinates Away to Apps

Photo: AngieYeoh (Shutterstock) It’s no secret our apps use our locations: In fact, many need to in order to work properly. You wouldn’t get very far on your road trip if Google Maps couldn’t see your location. But smartphone makers don’t make it clear how location-sharing works—particularly that you can choose between sharing your general …

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Dead Island 2 is a surprisingly polished zombie ’em up that sticks to the script

Eight years ago Graham (who used to be to blame for all of this) got hands-on with Dead Island 2, back when the game was being developed by Yager, the folks behind Spec Ops: The Line. Since then, development changed hands like a baton at the Olympic relay; Yager left a year later, to be …

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