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SMACH Z handheld gaming PC is in very deep trouble

SMACH Z handheld gaming PC is in very deep trouble

Although it doesn't exactly represent majority of the cases, supporting a project on Kickstarter or Indiegogo always involves a chance of never getting what you invested in. Sometimes it's due to a scam, sometimes it is due to unfortunate circumstances. And sometimes it's a little bit of both. It's still too early to say where on that range the SMACH Z lies, but its silence was broken by rather terrible news. The project just lost a partner of a critical component, further delaying a product that was to supposed to ship last April. If it ever ships at all.

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Pokemon GO Raid Distance and new Promo Codes [Try these!]

Pokemon GO Raid Distance and new Promo Codes [Try these!]

Rules that applied to Pokemon Gym Battles in Pokemon GO do not necessarily apply to RAID Battles. This is what players have discovered this week in a number of instances which indicate the direction Niantic is going in with Pokemon GO in the near future. Today we've also got a set of Promo Codes for users all around the world to try - but take a peek quick, they'll be gone in a matter of minutes!

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Diablo 3’s Rise of the Necromancer DLC is now available

Diablo 3’s Rise of the Necromancer DLC is now available

After announcing the release date just last week, Blizzard has launched Diablo 3's Rise of the Necromancer DLC. Anticipation for this DLC has been building for months, as it adds the much-loved Necromancer class from Diablo 2. The DLC went live with Diablo 3 version 2.6.0, which was patched into the game just a little while ago.

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Bitcoin Mining graphics cards released by ASUS, Sapphire with NVIDIA, AMD inside

Bitcoin Mining graphics cards released by ASUS, Sapphire with NVIDIA, AMD inside

It would appear that one of the biggest names in PC hardware has joined the Cryptocurrency universe with their own mining-friendly graphics cards. ASUS Mining RX 470 and Mining P106 both use NVIDIA GeForce GTX technology to run as efficiently as possible to mine the most cryptocoin for the smallest cost. These cards are "engineered especially for coin mining" and are made to roll with "maximum mega hash rates at minimum cost." UPDATE: A few Sapphire cards have appeared as well, each with AMD Radeon technology inside.

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Minecraft AR hints at what possible with Apple ARKit

Minecraft AR hints at what possible with Apple ARKit

Next to Super Mario Bros., Minecraft is now perhaps the most "repurposed" game in the market, owing to how easily it can be ported to different platforms and new uses cases. So it isn't exactly surprising to have seen it make its way to virtual reality or, in this case, augmented reality. It is, however, almost ironic that "Minecraft AR", which Microsoft owns, would be available first on Apple's soon to be released ARKit platform. It's unofficial, of course, but it already shows how it has the potential to be more accessible this way.

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SNES Classic Edition: Why I won’t pre-order Nintendo’s sure-fire hit

SNES Classic Edition: Why I won’t pre-order Nintendo’s sure-fire hit

Today's biggest bit of gaming news was undoubtedly the announcement of the SNES Classic Edition. It's something we all knew was coming, something that a lot of people are going to want, and something that offers a decent helping of classic 16-bit games. It's also something that I don't think I'll be pre-ordering or purchasing, despite the fact that I was very excited about the NES Classic Edition.

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SNES Classic release date and sale details

SNES Classic release date and sale details

Following up on the immense success of the NES Classic Edition, Nintendo has announced the SNES Classic Edition. This announcement probably isn't going to shock too many people, considering that how many consumers were clamoring to get an NES Classic during its retail availability. With Nintendo now giving the same treatment to its 16-bit era console, we can already assume that the SNES Classic Edition will be just as successful as its predecessor.

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Pokemon GO Raids level and the next update

Pokemon GO Raids level and the next update

Raid Battles have begun in Pokemon GO and the whole in-game universe has begun to wonder when it'll be their turn to take a shot. As of this weekend, Niantic began rolling out the RAID Battle update to all players. This does not mean that every single player got the opportunity to participate in a Raid battle right off the bat. Some users had to wait until it was their turn - for their player level - to come up in the cards.

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Nintendo Switch dock built from old Game Boy Advance SP

Nintendo Switch dock built from old Game Boy Advance SP

If you're a Nintendo Switch owner, you can count yourself among the lucky who no longer have to struggle with the ongoing console shortages. The trade-off, however, is that you now get to deal with expensive accessories, like the $90 price tag on an extra dock. But if you're need of connecting your Switch to more than one TV and are skilled at DIY experiments, you could just make your own dock out of an old Game Boy.

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GTA 5 mod OpenIV returns after Rockstar softens stance

GTA 5 mod OpenIV returns after Rockstar softens stance

The last week has been a frustrating one for Grand Theft Auto V players, specifically those among the game's PC modding community. Things came to a head earlier this month when Take-Two, GTA 5's publisher, sent a cease and desist letter to the creators of OpenIV, a popular modding tool that enables players to create new items for the single-player mode, as well as access to an enhanced video editor. Following a strong backlash from the community, developer Rockstar has stepped in to get Take-Two to soften their harsh stance against mods.

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Titanfall 2 DLC arrives June 27 with two new maps and more

Titanfall 2 DLC arrives June 27 with two new maps and more

EA has announced plans for the next Titanfall 2 DLC, saying it will arrive on June 27 with a bunch of new features, not the least of which are two new maps called 'War Games' and 'Traffic.' If that's not enough to get you excited, the upcoming DLC will also bring a third weapon slot for pilots, a free agents mode, a new execution, and much more. The name of this new DLC? "The War Games."

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Pokemon GO Raids Update: What you need to know

Pokemon GO Raids Update: What you need to know

Pokemon GO Raids were released today in a Beta for some users in the game, while others had to sit it out - that's about the change. About halfway through the day, Niantic changed the requirements for each and every Pokemon GO Raid in the game, starting with a higher level and moving down to one slightly lower. This news seems to be changing how the game is played - and tested to be played - as the day goes on. If this continues, we could see a full release before Monday!

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