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Nintendo gives escape rooms a Zelda twist in new US tour

Nintendo gives escape rooms a Zelda twist in new US tour

Nintendo has decided to get in on the escape room craze by building its own Legend of Zelda-themed rooms. As if that weren't exciting enough for any fan of the Zelda franchise, the company will be taking these escape rooms on a US tour called Defenders of the Triforce. The tour will consist of eight stops in major cities across the nation, and will last throughout 2017.

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Amazon Music Unlimited rolls out family subscription plans

Amazon Music Unlimited rolls out family subscription plans

Amazon Music Unlimited has wasted little time in taking the fight to established streaming services. Today Amazon announced a new family subscription plan for the service, barely a month after Music Unlimited rolled out in the US. Like other family plan subscriptions, this one will let multiple folks use Music Unlimited for one monthly fee, rather than shelling out for numerous individual accounts.

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MacBook Pro 2016 teardown shows fragile Touch Bar, low repairability

MacBook Pro 2016 teardown shows fragile Touch Bar, low repairability

Just a couple of weeks after we got an up close and personal look at the 13-inch entry level MacBook Pro, the folks at iFixit are back with their teardown of the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar. The teardown confirms a lot of things about the internals of the new MacBook Pro, and not all of them are good for those who'd like to handle repairs themselves.

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Twitter announces new anti-harassment measures

Twitter announces new anti-harassment measures

As promised, Twitter has detailed some new measures its implementing to combat the troll problem it has. Twitter's struggle against online harassment has been well documented, and it's been said that those same struggles have prevented the social media company from finding a buyer. These features are rolling out today, with Twitter planning to make them more comprehensive as time goes on.

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The 8 best PC games under $10 (Late 2016)

The 8 best PC games under $10 (Late 2016)

Buying a new game when you only have $10 to spare can be a tough proposition. Luckily, if you're playing on PC, there are a number of games that go for a Hamilton or less. The problem then becomes separating the good from the bad, which can be tricky considering the sheer number of games on platforms like Steam and GOG. So, in an attempt to do just that, here are 8 excellent PC games that can be purchased for $10 or less.

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Nintendo Switch reportedly shuffles major launch titles

Nintendo Switch reportedly shuffles major launch titles

There's been a good amount of conversation about launch titles for the Nintendo Switch, with Mario and Zelda being the front-runners. We've known that a Switch version of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has been in the works for quite some time, but a new report says that localization of the game is taking longer than expected. As a result, Breath of the Wild may not be a launch title for Switch.

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Super Mario Run release date and pricing revealed

Super Mario Run release date and pricing revealed

After months of waiting, Nintendo has finally revealed the release date and pricing for Super Mario Run. The game - which will serve as Mario's first mobile outing - was revealed alongside the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus back in September. When it was announced, we heard that it would be arriving in December, but beyond that, Nintendo didn't share anything specific.

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Telltale reportedly developing Guardians of the Galaxy game series

Telltale reportedly developing Guardians of the Galaxy game series

It would appear that Telltale is working on a Guardians of the Galaxy game. We've known that Telltale is developing a new game based on a Marvel property since last year, but now a leak may have named Guardians of the Galaxy as that mystery property. The game is said to be revealed at The Game Awards on December 1, so we may not have longer to wait before finding out if this is true.

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Apple Pay updated to support non-profit donations

Apple Pay updated to support non-profit donations

Giving Tuesday is coming up at the end of the month, and today Apple Pay is making it a little easier to donate. Apple announced today that Apply Pay now supports donations to non-profit charities, removing some barriers to contributing money. There's no waiting between the announcement and roll out, as Apple Pay's donation functionality is live from today.

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Minecraft 1.11 Exploration Update launches with loot and llamas

Minecraft 1.11 Exploration Update launches with loot and llamas

After being revealed at MineCon earlier in the year, Minecraft's version 1.11 update has entered into full release for the Java version of the game. More commonly known as the Exploration Update, version 1.11 looks to inject some more adventure into the game. It does this by introducing a new NPC villager called the cartographer, who offers maps that lead to hidden treasure.

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Beauty and the Beast first trailer officially released

Beauty and the Beast first trailer officially released

After a lot of anticipation, Disney has unleashed the first official trailer for Beauty and the Beast. We're closing in on the release of this live-action remake, and though there have plenty of stills released thus far, many Disney fans have been waiting with high hopes for this trailer. The trailer certainly pleases, too, as long as you weren't expecting a radical departure from 1991's animated film.

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Final Pokemon Sun and Moon trailer confirms Alolan Diglett and Dugtrio

Final Pokemon Sun and Moon trailer confirms Alolan Diglett and Dugtrio

Nintendo has shared the final trailer for Pokemon Sun and Moon, wrapping up what has been a rather large marketing push for the games. Seeing as this is the final one, we're not getting a ton of new information. However, there's plenty to see, as the trailer reveals Z-Moves for the starter Pokemon, a pair of new Ultra Beasts, and Alolan Diglett and Dugtrio.

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