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Best Retro-Inspired PC Games for 2016

Best Retro-Inspired PC Games for 2016

Today's video game industry draws a lot on the successes of the past, and that certainly isn't a bad thing. With so many indie developers (and a few triple-A developers) paying homage to gaming's past, we've been treated to a number of excellent games, and here we'll round up just a few of the best for those who want a hefty dose of nostalgia to go along with their gaming. Keep in mind that this isn't necessarily a list of the best classic games available for PC, nor is it a list of the most recent games available. Rather, it's a list of games, both new and old, that draw on the past to deliver an experience that's worth both your time and money.

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Google adds Solitaire and Tic-Tac-Toe games to Search results

Google adds Solitaire and Tic-Tac-Toe games to Search results

Google can be a great when you find yourself bored, as it offers a gateway to all (or at least most) of the world's information. That's all well and good, but it also requires you put your reading comprehension skills to work. If you're like me and you sometimes enjoy being entertained without investing much brain power, you'll be pleased to know that Google has embedded two classic games into its search results.

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DJI launches the Osmo+ with integrated zoom lens

DJI launches the Osmo+ with integrated zoom lens

DJI has taken a break from rolling out new drones and announcing new partnerships to launch a new iteration of its popular Osmo gimbal camera. While a lot of things are staying the same with this new camera, which has been appropriately named the Osmo+, there is one major hardware addition this time around, with DJI tossing an integrated zoom lens into the mix.

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WhatsApp updates privacy policy, will begin sharing user info with Facebook

WhatsApp updates privacy policy, will begin sharing user info with Facebook

WhatsApp has updated its privacy policy, and this is one its more than one billion users will want to pay attention to. In the update, WhatsApp says that it will begin sharing some information on its users with Facebook, a first for the company despite the fact that it has been owned by the social media giant for more than two years now.

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YouTube’s Backstage feature could move beyond video

YouTube’s Backstage feature could move beyond video

Currently, YouTube is king of the video streaming world, but other competitors like Facebook Live and Snapchat are beginning to rise up. So what do you do when these ubiquitous social networks begin encroaching on your territory and challenging your position as ruler of the roost? You become more like them, apparently, with YouTube rumored to be rolling out a new feature called Backstage later this year.

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Apple said to be producing new video sharing social media app

Apple said to be producing new video sharing social media app

Apple, in its search to increase profits after seeing hardware sales trending downward, is said to be looking to the success of companies like Facebook and Snapchat for its inspiration. New reports say that the company is looking into creating an app that will allow users to record, edit, and then share videos either with contacts other to other social media accounts.

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High Galaxy Note 7 demand leads to delays in some regions

High Galaxy Note 7 demand leads to delays in some regions

Expectations for Galaxy Note 7 sales were high, and it would appear that the phone has managed to exceed them. According to Samsung, the number of pre-orders has been so overwhelming that the company is now forced to delay the phone in some regions where it has yet to launch. That's definitely a problem, but as far as problems go, this is one of the better ones to have.

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Latest Facebook test brings autoplay audio to News Feed videos

Latest Facebook test brings autoplay audio to News Feed videos

It isn't exactly a secret that Facebook is continually trying to fine-tune the News Feed through various tweaks and tests, but the company has rolled out a new, small-scale test that leaves us scratching our heads. Some users in Australia might find that those autoplay videos that show up in News Feeds are now accompanied by, of all things, autoplay sound.

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Stratasys previews ‘infinite-build’ approach to 3D printing

Stratasys previews ‘infinite-build’ approach to 3D printing

So far, the realm of additive manufacturing, which is the industrial side of 3D printing, has been limited to what is essentially a problem with scale. While 3D printing can be an appropriate solution for some problems, it isn't for all of them, since manufacturers who need large parts can't always make them with current 3D printing methods. Stratasys is looking to change that, demonstrating a new "infinite-build" system that could change the way various industries use 3D printing.

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Dark Souls 3 DLC trailer brings forth the Ashes of Ariandel

Dark Souls 3 DLC trailer brings forth the Ashes of Ariandel

Namco Bandai has announced the first expansion for the immensely popular Dark Souls 3, and it's given us a new trailer to go along with the reveal. Dubbed Ashes of Ariandel, this new expansion will task players with traveling to the frozen region of - you guessed it - Ariandel and uncovering what caused the land to become the wasteland it is.

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Battlefield 1 Premium Pass will feature 4 expansions, 20 maps

Battlefield 1 Premium Pass will feature 4 expansions, 20 maps

As exciting as Battlefield 1 may seem, we're being reminded today that it is, in fact, still an Electronic Arts game. The company has unleashed details of Battlefield 1's Premium Pass well ahead of the game's October 21 launch, letting us know just how much we'll pay for the full Battlefield 1 experience. Spoiler alert: it's a lot of money.

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Spotify faces tough demands as it renegotiates contracts with record labels

Spotify faces tough demands as it renegotiates contracts with record labels

When it comes to music streaming, names don't get much bigger than Spotify. Even a service as far-reaching as Spotify has people it has to answer to, though, and at the moment, those people are record label executives. The company is currently renegotiating its contracts with its record label partners, and if those executives get their way, Spotify could come out the on the other side of these negotiations looking quite a bit different.

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