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These AOC displays have no frame

These AOC displays have no frame

There's a new display in town from AOC, and it comes with what AOC describes as a "frameless" body. This is part of the V2 Series of frameless monitors - again, AOC's term, not ours. There are three models: a 22-inch (22V2H), 24-inch (24V2H) and 27-inch (27V2H) model. Each of the monitors has a Full HD IPS display panel with AMD FreeSync tech under the hood and what AOC calls a "true zero-edge design".

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Blackout player count tweaked in latest Black Ops 4 patch

Blackout player count tweaked in latest Black Ops 4 patch

Ever since Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 launched last week, Activision and Treyarch have been supporting the game with a series of rapid-fire updates. Generally, these updates are pretty small, making some slight tweaks to each of the game's modes - Blackout battle royale, standard multiplayer, and Zombies. The most recent update was no different in that regard, but the tweaks it made to Blackout could have some big implications for the mode.

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There’s a Taco Bell Xbox One X and it’ll make you hungry

There’s a Taco Bell Xbox One X and it’ll make you hungry

The Xbox One X is an impressive machine, but the kind of capability it brings to the table is definitely expensive. The Xbox One X normally retails for $500, making it the most expensive console on the block and pricing it outside the budget of many gamers. If the Xbox One X is a little too pricey for your tastes, you might be pleased to know that Taco Bell and Microsoft are giving you the chance to snag one for free.

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PS4 messaging bug fixed, consoles are saved

PS4 messaging bug fixed, consoles are saved

Almost everything is connected to the Internet these days. One benefit of that is the availability of data and services almost everywhere. One disadvantage is that it can take little to bring connected devices down. That was the hard truth that PlayStation 4 owners learned over the weekend when a simple message sent through Sony's PlayStation Network or PSN would cause the console to crash repeatedly. That exploit has reportedly now been fixed but, for some PS4 owners, the damage has already been done.

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Fortnite patch notes detail Quadcrasher vehicle, new Events tab

Fortnite patch notes detail Quadcrasher vehicle, new Events tab

A new Fortnite patch has landed, and with it comes a lot of noteworthy additions. The first big addition in Fortnite version 6.10 is the Quadcrasher, a new vehicle that's all about destruction. We knew the Quadcrasher was on the way, as Epic started advertising it on Fortnite's in-game news pop-up a few days ago like it usually does with incoming items and weapons.

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Analogue SEGA console Mega Sg: Retro gaming dreamland

Analogue SEGA console Mega Sg: Retro gaming dreamland

The folks at Analogue made a Sega gaming system that's compatible with multiple retro Sega systems, all in one tiny box. This isn't the same piece of "official" junk you'll find at Walmart when the holidays roll around. Those aren't worth the plastic they're encased in. This is the Analogue Mega Sg, and it's ready to play ALL your old Sega games right out the gate.

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Discord’s new game store launches in beta around the world

Discord’s new game store launches in beta around the world

Lately, Discord has quickly been growing past the scope of a VoIP and chatting service for gamers it launched with just three years ago. This is perhaps best evidenced by the app's new digital storefront, which launched in a limited beta back in August. Today, the storefront is launching in beta on a global scale, giving users a chance to buy select video games within Discord itself.

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Huawei Mate 20 X takes Pro out a new gaming door

Huawei Mate 20 X takes Pro out a new gaming door

This week Huawei surprised their audience with a smartphone OTHER than the one that'd been leaked. They revealed the Huawei Mate 20 Pro, sure, but they also showed off a new Huawei Mate 20 X. This new Mate 20 X came with a 7.2-inch OLED display with a 5000mAh battery under the hood and a triple-lens camera system on its back similar to the Pro. This massive device also rolls with a new Huawei M-Pen.

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Nintendo Switch Diablo III bundle revealed as GameStop exclusive

Nintendo Switch Diablo III bundle revealed as GameStop exclusive

Nintendo is gearing up to release a new Nintendo Switch bundle with Diablo III artwork. The new product will be available starting early next month, bringing with it a styled console, as well as the Diablo III: Eternal Collection and a themed carrying case. The new Switch bundle will only be available through GameStop.

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Hearthstone NERFs confirmed: Poor Giggling Inventor!

Hearthstone NERFs confirmed: Poor Giggling Inventor!

Today Blizzard confirmed a number of changes to several new or nearly-new Hearthstone cards that've become a bit too powerful. This isn't a new occurrence - Blizzard changes the costs of cards and/or switches the power of cards every once in a while to bring balance to the force. Or the game - whichever. In this most recent set of switches, Blizzard's Hearthstone gameplay specialists took on Giggling Inventor, Mana Wyrm, and Aviana.

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Fortnite gifting might be landing next week

Fortnite gifting might be landing next week

There is no denying that Fortnite has become huge. Too huge for even Google to fight. It has also become one of the biggest money grabs when it comes to in-game purchases, even when such microtransactions are only for more cosmetic items. What else can Epic Games do to bolster sales then? Why let players gift such items around, of course, while still letting Epic Games profit from. That will be through an not so unexpected Gifting system that may or may not arrive next week.

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PS4 owners: set your messages to private to avoid malicious system crash

PS4 owners: set your messages to private to avoid malicious system crash

In the past couple of years, we've seen a number of instances where mobile platforms, both iOS and Android, are hit with bugs where receiving a text message containing unique code or a specific character causes the app or even the whole device to crash. Now it's the PlayStation 4's turn. A growing number of owner are reporting this same problem, where a message is received and it forces the console to crash, in some cases even requiring a factory reset to fix.

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