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Titanfall 2 beta dates and details revealed for Xbox One and PS4

Titanfall 2 beta dates and details revealed for Xbox One and PS4

We still have a couple of months left to go before Respawn and EA unleash Titanfall 2, but before the full game launches, the developer and publisher duo will be giving players an early look at the title through a beta test. We knew the beta test was incoming, but now we've got dates, details, and unfortunately, some bad news for PC players, with Respawn saying the beta test will only be taking place on Xbox One and PS4.

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Grovemade’s latest speaker system goes natural with walnut and maple shells

Grovemade’s latest speaker system goes natural with walnut and maple shells

Grovemade has announced a new line of speakers that are looking to take a more natural approach to sound quality. This new speaker system is the result of a team up between the accessories maker and Portland, Oregon-based designer Joey Roth, and the finished product offers up a premium system that has a rather unique spin on speaker design and construction.

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Oculus Rift arrives in Canada and Europe next month

Oculus Rift arrives in Canada and Europe next month

The team behind the Oculus Rift is gearing up to significantly expand its reach, announcing today that the VR headset will be available in Canada and Europe starting on September 20. Oculus Rift will also go up for pre-order in those regions through a variety of retail partners, so if you're inclined to reserve one before the Rift launches, you'll be able to do so beginning today.

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Galaxy Note 7 shipments could double those of the Note 5

Galaxy Note 7 shipments could double those of the Note 5

The Galaxy Note 7 is shaping up to be one of the best phones Samsung has ever released, and it seems the Korean company is planning on the phone making a pretty big splash. According to new reports, Samsung's monthly Note 7 shipments could eclipse those of the Note 5, coming in at as many as 3 million phones per month during the third quarter of this year.

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Fallout 4 Nuka-World release date revealed alongside new gameplay trailer

Fallout 4 Nuka-World release date revealed alongside new gameplay trailer

Development on Fallout 4 is set to wrap up with the release of its final DLC pack, Nuka-World, and judging from the add-on's newest gameplay trailer, it would appear that Bethesda is planning to go out with a bang. In fact, as Nuka-World puts players in the middle of their own wasteland theme park, we'll probably be treated to several bings, bangs, and booms as Bethesda gives us its final piece of DLC content.

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Twitter’s NFL live streams may appear on Apple TV this autumn

Twitter’s NFL live streams may appear on Apple TV this autumn

We know that Twitter has been selected by the NFL to host a number of Thursday Night Football games once the season is in full swing, but those live streams might be available on more than just your computer or smartphone. As it turns out, Twitter is reportedly in talks with Apple to bring its app to Apple TV in time for the football season to begin, potentially opening up the live stream to those who would prefer to watch the games on more conventional devices.

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No Man’s Sky PC disaster reminds us why we should stop pre-ordering games

No Man’s Sky PC disaster reminds us why we should stop pre-ordering games

In case you missed the news, No Man's Sky launched on PC last week, and the version that appeared on Steam and GOG was in rough shape. Users reported a whole slew of problems with the game, from frame rate hitching even on overpowered rigs to frequent crashes. The backlash against developer Hello Games was swift and widespread, with angry purchasers tanking the game's Steam user rating almost immediately. All the while, gamers who have been through this before held it up as an example of why we should no longer pre-order video games.

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Final Fantasy 15 delay confirmed, now launching in November

Final Fantasy 15 delay confirmed, now launching in November

Earlier rumors concerning the fate of Final Fantasy 15 have been confirmed, with the game's director, Hajime Tabata, taking to YouTube to announce that the game has been delayed until November. While Final Fantasy 15 was originally scheduled to launch worldwide on September 30, it will now be released on November 29, two months after the original launch date.

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Google Fiber looks for alternatives to building its own network

Google Fiber looks for alternatives to building its own network

If you've been disappointed by the rather slow roll out of Google Fiber, it would appear you're not alone. Alphabet Inc. seems a little frustrated as well, and as a result, the company will begin looking for alternatives to laying its own cable and building out its network at its current slow pace. These new initiatives would include testing wireless technologies, leasing existing fiber networks, and working with towns and municipalities to get them to lay the fiber networks Google would ultimately use.

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Pokemon Snap lands on Wii U Virtual Console in Europe this week

Pokemon Snap lands on Wii U Virtual Console in Europe this week

If Pokemon GO or all of this news about Pokemon Sun and Moon has you feeling a little bit nostalgic, then here's a bit of good news: Pokemon Snap will be launching on the Wii U Virtual Console in Europe later this week. As announced by Nintendo of Europe on Twitter, Pokemon Snap will be arriving on Thursday, August 18, though details on pricing are still nowhere to be seen.

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No Man’s Sky suffers launch issues on PC, patch incoming for PS4

No Man’s Sky suffers launch issues on PC, patch incoming for PS4

No Man's Sky is barely out of the gate on PC and already the release seems to be plagued with launch issues. Users are reporting issues that are negatively affecting performance on the PC version of the game, and there are currently so many negative reviews on the game's Steam page that it may be a good idea to wait a bit before taking the plunge on No Man's Sky.

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No Man’s Sky is now available on Steam and GOG

No Man’s Sky is now available on Steam and GOG

No Man's Sky has been the center of much discussion this week, finally launching on PlayStation 4 after a handful of disappointing delays. If PC is your preferred gaming platform, the wait was even longer (though only slightly), but your time has come at last: No Man's Sky has launched on PC, hitting the storefronts of Steam and GOG just a few minutes ago.

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