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South Park: The Stick of Truth is coming to Nintendo Switch

South Park: The Stick of Truth is coming to Nintendo Switch

Earlier this year, Ubisoft brought South Park: The Fractured But Whole to the Nintendo Switch. The game's announcement came as something of a surprise, as it was made with no plan to bring the game's predecessor, South Park: The Stick of Truth, to the Switch as well. Ubisoft seems poised to fix that oversight, announcing a Switch version of The Stick of Truth in a roundabout fashion.

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Mario Tennis Aces update addresses the tyranny of Bowser Jr

Mario Tennis Aces update addresses the tyranny of Bowser Jr

Bowser Jr. is a character with very few redeeming qualities, both specifically in Mario Tennis Aces and across the broader Mario library. On the court, he's seen by the player base as an overpowered character who is a little too good at everything, and in other Mario games, he's a whiny brat who only seems to be concerned with causing trouble. The little punk is kind of cute though, which is about the only positive thing you can say about him.

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Instagram may soon let public accounts remove followers

Instagram may soon let public accounts remove followers

As it stands, those of us with public Instagram profiles don't really have a way to quietly rid ourselves of annoying followers. They can be blocked, of course, but when you do this, they aren't able to access your profile at all, leading them to quickly find out they've been blocked and potentially confront you about it. You can also set your profile to private, but plenty of users would prefer to avoid doing that just to stop harassment from a few unsavory people.

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EU slaps Google with $5 billion fine, says Android violated antitrust laws

EU slaps Google with $5 billion fine, says Android violated antitrust laws

Google has drawn the ire of the European Union once more, earning itself a massive €4,342,865,000 fine ($5.05 billion) for what the EU views as antitrust violations. Today's fines center around Google Search and Android - more specifically, how Google has used Android as a "vehicle to cement the dominance of its search engine" as internet traffic shifts from desktop to mobile. Google now has 90 days to bring its illegal conduct to an end, otherwise it faces additional fines that will add up quickly.

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No Man’s Sky big “Next” update detailed with new trailer

No Man’s Sky big “Next” update detailed with new trailer

We've known about No Man's Sky's big incoming update, dubbed Next, for several months, but we're quickly closing in on its release date. The update is due to be released on July 24, alongside the Xbox One version of the game. Though there have been a couple of trailers previewing No Man's Sky Next up to this point, but today, the folks at Hello Games are detailing the update more than they ever have before.

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Scientists discover 12 new Jupiter moons, describe one as an “oddball”

Scientists discover 12 new Jupiter moons, describe one as an “oddball”

Jupiter, it's safe to say, is one of the marvels of our solar system. The planet is so absolutely massive that it has dozens of moons orbiting around it, by far the most of any of our neighboring planets. Up until recently, the total number of known satellites orbiting around Jupiter sat at 67, but now scientists with the Carnegie Institution for Science have announced the discovery of 12 new moons, bringing the total up to 79.

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Fortnite’s latest update adds a new submachine gun and removes another

Fortnite’s latest update adds a new submachine gun and removes another

The first content update for Fortnite season 5 is now live, and though today's patch notes arem't quite as extensive as they usually are, the few changes this update makes are still pretty big. The biggest topic of the day is the addition of the new Submachine Gun, which actually represents a balancing effort on the part of Epic. That's because it replaces another submachine gun that has seen frequent use in Fortnite matches.

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HORI’s Nintendo Switch portable stand doubles as a USB hub

HORI’s Nintendo Switch portable stand doubles as a USB hub

Ever since the Switch launched back in March 2017, HORI has been making officially licensed accessories for it. One of its latest accessories is also one of its most interesting, as it's a portable charging stand that doubles as a USB hub. Portable charging stands for the Switch are nothing new - there are even a few that carry Nintendo branding out there - but this one seems to take things to another level.

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Galaxy Tab S4 leaked specs paint a nearly complete picture

Galaxy Tab S4 leaked specs paint a nearly complete picture

The Galaxy Tab S4 has been the subject of a handful of leaks over the past fews month, but it's been largely overshadowed by talk of the Galaxy Note 9. Today, the rumored tablet is forcing its way back into the spotlight. That's thanks to a freshly-leaked list of specifications that leave little to the imagination when it comes to the Galaxy Tab S4.

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PUBG custom matches will soon be available to all

PUBG custom matches will soon be available to all

PUBG has supported custom games ever since it first launched, but for most players, they've been inaccessible this entire time. Instead of letting all players create custom games, PUBG Corp instead limited that ability to a select group of PUBG partners - typically streamers who had audiences large enough to fill up a custom server. Earlier this year, PUBG Corp said that it eventually wanted to open custom games to all players, and today we're seeing the first step in that process.

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Apple’s next set of iOS emoji is all about hair (and lettuce)

Apple’s next set of iOS emoji is all about hair (and lettuce)

If you're an iOS user who happens to love emoji, here's the best news you'll hear all day: in celebration of World Emoji Day, Apple has announced more than 70 new emoji for iOS. They won't be here until later this year, but we're getting an early glimpse at some them today. Most of these new emoji center around different hair styles and colors, giving users a variety of new options.

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Instapaper splits from Pinterest, goes solo once more

Instapaper splits from Pinterest, goes solo once more

Way back in August 2016, Pinterest acquired bookmarking service Instapaper. Over the past couple of years, we haven't heard very much from Instapaper as its developers worked on improving the app and focused on various projects for Pinterest, but today brings some big news for the much-loved service. Instapaper's days as a subsidiary are over, at least for now, as it's becoming an independent company.

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