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Super Smash Bros Ultimate Piranha Plant codes are easy to miss

Super Smash Bros Ultimate Piranha Plant codes are easy to miss

Though Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has only been available for a few days, Nintendo has already announced that the game will be getting a handful of DLC fighters. One of the first out of the gate will be Piranha Plant, who will be given to early Ultimate buyers for free. Though we aren't expecting Piranha Plant to launch for a while yet, it seems that download codes have already started going out.

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The Punisher season 2 lands on Netflix next month

The Punisher season 2 lands on Netflix next month

Netflix has revealed all of its new arrivals for January 2019, and among the movies and shows is something a lot of people have been waiting for: the second season of The Punisher. We've known that Netflix has been cooking up a second season of The Punisher since the end of last year, when it was confirmed shortly after the well-received premiere of the first season.

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Apple’s rumored Texture relaunch leaves some news publishers unconvinced

Apple’s rumored Texture relaunch leaves some news publishers unconvinced

Earlier this year, Apple acquired Texture, which is often described as "the Netflix of magazines." With Texture, users pay a monthly fee to access around 200 different magazines - that rate used to be $14.99 per month, but not long after picking up Texture, Apple dropped it to $9.99. As it turns out, Apple might have even bigger plans for Texture besides a simple price drop, but some publishers aren't that thrilled about what Apple it plotting.

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Switch Online NES games for December are here with surprise extras

Switch Online NES games for December are here with surprise extras

The three December NES games for Nintendo Switch Online subscribers have gone live, and they've brought a couple of surprises along with them. Nintendo has launched two Special saves (referred to simply as SP) for Metroid and Dr. Mario. These SP versions give players a chance to see the end of each game, something that was considerably more difficult back in the late 1980s.

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Intel turns to 3D stacking to reboot its chip roadmap

Intel turns to 3D stacking to reboot its chip roadmap

During an event it called "Architecture Day" this week, Intel prepared us for what's coming up in 2019. The company had a lot of announcements to make, and one of the most exciting is a new 3D packaging method for CPUs that it's calling Foveros. Beyond Foveros, we also heard some impressive claims about next generation integrated graphics and, of course, we received a codename for its next CPU architecture.

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Instagram is testing new accounts for influencers and celebrities

Instagram is testing new accounts for influencers and celebrities

As it stands, high-profile Instagram users have an experience that's pretty much the same as an average user's. That may not be the case for much longer, as Instagram has revealed that it's testing new "creator accounts" for celebrities, influencers, or pretty much anyone with a substantial following on the platform. These new account will give those creators more insight into how their content performs on the social media site.

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Stardew Valley multiplayer update hits Nintendo Switch this week

Stardew Valley multiplayer update hits Nintendo Switch this week

Back when Nintendo announced that Stardew Valley was coming to the Switch, it also revealed an interesting approach to console exclusives. Nintendo confirmed that the Switch would be the first console to get Stardew Valley's highly anticipated multiplayer update, which launched for PC earlier this year. Now, Stardew Valley developer Eric Barone has confirmed that multiplayer will be coming to the Switch version of the game this week.

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Fortnite patch notes summon the Infinity Blade

Fortnite patch notes summon the Infinity Blade

Just as Epic's teases earlier in the week suggested, the Infinity Blade has come to Fortnite. Judging from Epic's description of the Infinity Blade, it seems like it's a supremely powerful weapon that won't be a permanent addition to the game. It's also only one part of this latest Fortnite patch, so let's dive into what it adds.

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MakerBot Method 3D printer gives desktop fab a pro-upgrade

MakerBot Method 3D printer gives desktop fab a pro-upgrade

MakerBot has made a name for itself creating desktop 3D printers, but now the company is looking to fill the gap between that segment and the hulking industrial 3D printers that are priced well outside the budget of most consumers. Today, MakerBot announced the Method, which it calls the "first performance 3D printer." The result is a machine that costs a fair bit more than many desktop 3D printers, but borrows capabilities from industrial machines.

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OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition announced with 10GB of RAM

OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition announced with 10GB of RAM

Just as we all expected, the first product to come out of this recently-announced partnership between McLaren and OnePlus is a phone. More specifically, OnePlus today announced the OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition, which ships with a few interesting improvements over the standard 6T. The first, and arguably most important, is an increase in RAM.

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Geralt from The Witcher is coming to Monster Hunter World

Geralt from The Witcher is coming to Monster Hunter World

It's a big day for fans of Monster Hunter World, because Capcom has made a bunch of announcements about what's next for the game. Capcom has revealed a new expansion for Monster Hunter World, along with a particularly exciting crossover event for RPG lovers. On top of that, those who find themselves a bit intimidated by Monster Hunter World will soon be able to try the game before they commit to buying it.

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PlayStation Classic goes wireless with new 8bitdo adapter

PlayStation Classic goes wireless with new 8bitdo adapter

It seems that whenever one of these retro consoles launch, 8Bitdo is never far behind. With the PlayStation Classic now on shelves, 8bitdo has stepped in to make the console a little easier to use. It's doing that with a new Bluetooth wireless adapter that allows you to connect a variety of different controllers.

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