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Conquering the Backlog Part 3: Terraria Journey’s End messed up all my plans

Conquering the Backlog Part 3: Terraria Journey’s End messed up all my plans

Another week is in the bag, which means it's time for another progress report on my New Year's resolution of working through my extensive backlog of games. I haven't had as much free to time to play games this past week, but when I have had the time, I've been chipping away at Ori and the Will of the Wisps. I'm fairly deep into that game now, but unfortunately, there's something that threatens to sideline Ori for the foreseeable future: Terraria.

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Improvements we hope to see in the Final Fantasy 7 Remake sequel

Improvements we hope to see in the Final Fantasy 7 Remake sequel

Final Fantasy 7 Remake is a thrilling and mesmerizing revisit to the world of Midgar. The characters we had to imagine in the past are now fully realized. Battles fought back in 1997 are overhauled with breath-taking creativity. The remake is sure to overwhelm returning fans with nostalgia with its lovingly reimagined world. For newcomers, it introduces you to a cast of endearing characters you’ll wish you could more time knowing beyond the roughly 25- to 30-hour playtime.

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Which OnePlus is the one for me?

Which OnePlus is the one for me?

OnePlus phones have grown immensely popular over the years. Many consider it the Android standard, the one the beat in terms of software and price. While the Chinese company has ventured into full-fledged flagships at full-fledged prices with this year’s releases, there are plenty of older models that more than fit the “flagship killer” ethos.

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Conquering the Backlog Part 2: Journey, Ori and the Will of the Wisps, Just Shapes and Beats

Conquering the Backlog Part 2: Journey, Ori and the Will of the Wisps, Just Shapes and Beats

Last week, I kicked off a new series called "Conquering the Backlog," in which I decided - in the middle of the year, no less - to finally begin sticking to my New Year's resolution of working my way through my backlog of games. Like many of you, I have a deep, ever-growing backlog, particularly on PC, and the rate at which I was completing these games was vastly outpaced by the rate at which I was acquiring new ones. We have World of Warcraft Classic to thank for that, and WoW Classic ruining my plans is going to be a running theme throughout this entire series.

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Microsoft and I clearly have very different definitions of the word ‘gameplay’

Microsoft and I clearly have very different definitions of the word ‘gameplay’

Microsoft has a lot riding on the release of the Xbox Series X, because to say it fumbled the reveal and launch of the Xbox One is severely understating the matter. The good news for the company is that so far, it's been knocking it out of the park when it comes to building hype for the Xbox Series X, at least in comparison to Sony and the PlayStation 5. While Sony has been doing strange things like hosting technical deep dives into some of the PS5's hardware without actually revealing the console or talking games, so far Microsoft has been giving fans mostly what they want.

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The 13-inch MacBook Pro exposes the hole in Apple’s display range

The 13-inch MacBook Pro exposes the hole in Apple’s display range

Apple's new 13-inch MacBook Pro is the Magic Keyboard upgrade that many would-be buyers have been waiting for, but with those controversial keys out of the way, the wish-list moves on to another gap in the range. Unlike with the 16-inch MacBook Pro launched late last year, 2020's entry-level MacBook Pro didn't step up a screen size. That means many people will be wanting to plug in an external display.

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Best phones under $400 you can buy now

Best phones under $400 you can buy now

The new iPhone SE has got us all talking about low-priced phones again. It’s not just people with tight budgets, but these budget phones are turning heads of those who tend to opt for the more expensive models. Phones like the iPhone SE and Google Pixel 3a are a reminder not everyone needs all the bells and whistles of a full-fledged flagship. Most of us can get by with the basics.

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Why ARM makes sense for Apple computers

Why ARM makes sense for Apple computers

In the market for a new MacBook? Hold up, this piece of news could make a difference to your decision. While most MacBook releases may seem incremental, 2021’s MacBook line up could be a whole different beast thanks to reports of a new processor.

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Conquering the Backlog Part 1: Gaming my way through quarantine

Conquering the Backlog Part 1: Gaming my way through quarantine

Today is the first day of May, which means that 2020 is officially a third of the way over. It's hard to believe, given all that's happened this year, that we're only four months into 2020. It's a good time to look back at those New Year's resolutions and take stock of your progress, but unfortunately for me, my progress on one of my resolutions has been absolutely abysmal.

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Free online games to play with your friends while on quarantine

Free online games to play with your friends while on quarantine

You might not be able to meet your mates now, but that doesn’t mean friendship and fun stops for these couple of months. There’s plenty of fun – and time to burn – with these free browser games available right now.

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2020: Death of the flagship killer phones

2020: Death of the flagship killer phones

It’s the underdog story of the tech world. Every year, we expect to see OnePlus, Xiaomi, Asus and the other underdog fighters that trade blows with the heavyweight champs like the iPhone and Samsung Galaxy S series. These underdog “flagship killers” bring hope to those who believe killer specs does not have to come at a killer price.

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5 things I already want from Apple’s Magic Keyboard 2 for iPad Pro

5 things I already want from Apple’s Magic Keyboard 2 for iPad Pro

It’s been several days and a whole lot of typing since Apple's Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro landed on my doorstep, and I’m already thinking about version 2. How can Apple make a great keyboard and trackpad even greater? Well, short of buying Brydge and building in the advantages of its Pro+ keyboard, I'd say there are five main things Apple could improve on. Here's what I'm hoping Apple changes for the next Magic Keyboard.

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