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Secretlab TITAN Evo 2022 Minecraft gaming chair now up for preorder

Secretlab TITAN Evo 2022 Minecraft gaming chair now up for preorder

Mojang and Secretlab have teamed up to launch an official Minecraft Edition gaming chair. The TITAN Evo 2022 Minecraft Edition chair is, as you can see from the launch images, styled after the game's Creeper character. The company is offering the chair in various size options, as well as some accessories like a headrest and swappable armrests.

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Minecraft Dungeons Spookier Fall arrives: Rewards, challenges, and trailer

Minecraft Dungeons Spookier Fall arrives: Rewards, challenges, and trailer

The Minecraft Dungeons team has taken the wraps off Spookier Fall, this year's follow-up to last year's Spooky Fall event. The limited-time event offers new Halloween-themed spookiness, related challenges, and rewards. The company has released a launch trailer to go alongside the new Spookier Fall event, offering a teaser for those who haven't yet purchased Minecraft Dungeons.

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You’re wrong about the Windows 11 3D emoji bait-and-switch

You’re wrong about the Windows 11 3D emoji bait-and-switch

Microsoft presented final emoji graphics for Windows 11 this week, and some users are displeased. It would appear that Microsoft's earlier presentation of emoji design changes for Windows 11 wasn't entirely on-point. It wasn't particularly accurate, if we're talking about the presentation matching the final product - and we apparently were not.

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Windows 11 first update made AMD performance problem worse

Windows 11 first update made AMD performance problem worse

The rollout of Windows 11 has been relatively quiet, which isn't surprising considering the small number of PCs that are receiving it or are compatible with it. Incompatible computers don't even get the upgrade, so Microsoft is practically gatekeeping the upgrade anyway. That said, things aren't as quiet over at the AMD camp with confirmed performance issues with some supported CPUs, a problem that was ironically exacerbated by Windows 11's first Patch Tuesday.

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First Halo Infinite ranked and competitive multiplayer details revealed

First Halo Infinite ranked and competitive multiplayer details revealed

It's a big day for FPS fans. Not only did we get our first details about Battlefield 2042's Hazard Zone mode earlier today, but now the folks at 343 Industries have shared the first details about ranked and competitive multiplayer in Halo Infinite. So far, players have mostly been exposed to the more casual side of Halo Infinite's multiplayer, but today we're learning of some key decisions 343 has made for Halo Infinite's more competitive game modes.

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Unsupported Windows 11 PCs might still get updates after all

Unsupported Windows 11 PCs might still get updates after all

Microsoft has been pretty uncompromising about the minimum requirements for Windows 11, even if it means leaving many completely capable Windows 10 PCs out in the cold. Despite the still ongoing confusion, Windows 11's security and CPU requirements are set in stone, at least as far as "officially supported" machines are concerned. Microsoft, however, isn't moving to block unsupported installations and might even continue supporting these "non-compatible" Windows 11 with critical updates during the operating system's lifetime.

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Windows 11 TPM 2.0 benefit against attacks demonstrated by Microsoft

Windows 11 TPM 2.0 benefit against attacks demonstrated by Microsoft

Unlike with Windows 10, Windows 11's upgrade woes started even before it landed on any hardware, including those of testers. The operating system's list of requirements left many users, both experts and novices, scratching their heads in confusion. While Microsoft finally did clarify the bare minimum it considers fit for Windows 11, there remain a few misgivings about some of those, particularly the ones related to security. Microsoft, however, is adamant about how critical TPM and its friends are to Windows 11 security and is only too happy to demonstrate why.

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Air Constellations shows new ways for multiple devices to work together

Air Constellations shows new ways for multiple devices to work together

Microsoft Research is showing off a new system highlighting cross-device interaction using multiple spatially aware armatures. The system is known as Air Constellations and consists of device armatures that look like fancy microphone stands with hardware in the base. The video showing off the system shows the ability to move devices with magnetic attachments between armatures easily.

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Minecraft Live 2021 mob vote: Glare!

Minecraft Live 2021 mob vote: Glare!

Minecraft Live 2021 has a mob vote that'll affect the entire future of the game - from the vote's result on forward. The event will play host to a variety of product and software reveals - but we all know the most IMPORTANT part is in the vote. What more awesome way is there to keep longtime fans of a game happy than to give them the opportunity to choose what'll be released in the game next?

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Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl gets two custom Xbox Series X consoles, but you can’t buy them

Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl gets two custom Xbox Series X consoles, but you can’t buy them

Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl launched last week to much fanfare from the platform fighter crowd. The game, which certainly seems to take a page out of the Super Smash Bros. playbook, has gained a lot of attention for its familiar cast of characters and features focused on competitive play. Now Microsoft has made two limited edition Xbox Series X consoles to celebrate the launch of Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl, but unfortunately, you won't be able to buy them.

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Galaxy Book Windows 11 update highlights ties with Samsung phones

Galaxy Book Windows 11 update highlights ties with Samsung phones

With the launch of Windows 11, a few PC makers have raised their hands to call attention to new PCs that will be shipping with Microsoft's latest OS out of the box. Other OEMs, however, might not have the same resources to push out completely new laptops and desktops and are content just to announce that existing products will be eligible for the free upgrade. Of course, Samsung is also taking the opportunity to remind its customers that they can already enjoy integration with their mobile phones even before Windows 11 gets that promised native support for Android apps.

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Xbox 20th Anniversary drops continue: Transparent controller, Stereo Headset

Xbox 20th Anniversary drops continue: Transparent controller, Stereo Headset

Today Microsoft revealed two new pieces of gaming equipment that celebrate the 20th anniversary of the original Xbox. Today's launch is just one of a collection of products that'll either be available in giveaways or contests - or appearing as consumer products ready for purchase later this year. Both the 20th Anniversary Special Edition Xbox Wireless Controller and the 20th Anniversary Special Edition Xbox Stereo Headset will be available for purchase by the public.

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