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Minecraft Java Edition update delivers underground lakes in caves

Minecraft Java Edition update delivers underground lakes in caves

This week the folks at Minecraft released a new update for the Java edition of the game before the rest of the Minecraft universe. This update adds "Noise Caves", a system of generating caves which in itself includes two sorts of cave generation. One is called "Cheese Caves", the other is called "Spaghetti caves."

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Asus replaces M.2 screws with new Q-Latch

Asus replaces M.2 screws with new Q-Latch

Anyone who's built a modern computer using an M.2 drive knows they are typically held down using screws. The problem is that the screws are very easy to lose, and the M.2 SSD form factor must be screwed down. Asus has unveiled a new solution that means computer builders will never lose their SSD screw again.

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Xbox Series X|S controller can easily switch between console, phone, PC

Xbox Series X|S controller can easily switch between console, phone, PC

New consoles naturally brought along with them new controllers and while some of these boasted new features, they also managed to keep some old ones around. They can, for example, still wirelessly connect to more than just the console they came with, boasting support for Windows PCs and even some mobile devices. The new Xbox Series X|S Controller is no different but it apparently has an undocumented feature that makes it easy to switch from Xbox to Xbox Game Pass streaming in a flash.

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Narita Boy trailer brings oddity to his natural home, Nintendo Switch

Narita Boy trailer brings oddity to his natural home, Nintendo Switch

Today a new trailer was released for a game that'll be released to Nintendo Switch here in the year 2021. This game goes by the name Narita Boy. If you're looking for a unique game to reinvigorate the way you look at video games from the ground up, this might be your best bet.

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Total War: Warhammer 3 trailer makes the future look wicked cold

Total War: Warhammer 3 trailer makes the future look wicked cold

This week the folks at Creative Assembly and Sega revealed the first trailer for Total War: Warhammer 3. This is the sort of game that's the combined efforts of decades of work on multiple games, so you'll be able to feel confident you can dedicate your ENTIRE LIFE to this game when it's released. This first trailer allows the viewer to watch "a Kislev ice witch give a daemon a kicking" in high definition!

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Halo Infinite Sandbox info leads monthly Inside Infinite series

Halo Infinite Sandbox info leads monthly Inside Infinite series

Fans of the Halo franchise were most likely disappointed when Halo Infinite, the title's next major installment, missed its launch alongside the Xbox Series X|S. They may have been even more disappointed to learn that the game won't be launching until Fall of this year. To help sate gamers' hunger and also build up the hype, 343 Industries is starting a new series of lengthy blog posts covering various aspects of the game every month, starting with details that gamers can expect from Halo Infinite's Sandbox.

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iPads and Chromebooks led PC market growth in 2020

iPads and Chromebooks led PC market growth in 2020

A few years ago, almost every market analyst and tech news site repeated the mantra of the death of tablets that no longer have any place in a consumer market filled with large phones. Today, tablets have apparently become one of the strongest contenders in the global PC market, helping continue that market's growth after languishing for years. Of course, the pandemic is partly to thank for that but a bit more interesting is how Apple's tablets have played an important role there as well.

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Corsair MP600 SSDs make a big deal of industrial design aesthetics

Corsair MP600 SSDs make a big deal of industrial design aesthetics

Corsair just revealed several off-the-wall next-generation solid state drives (SSD) the likes of which you've probably never seen before. Included in the mix are the Corsair MP600 CORE, MP600 PRO, and MP600 PRO Hydro X Edition. As you'll see right out the gate, each of these components is made not JUST to sit inside your PC and function well - they're made to LOOK good, too.

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Cyberpunk 2077 save game bug and the temporary fix

Cyberpunk 2077 save game bug and the temporary fix

Today we're looking at Cyberpunk 2077 update (patch 1.1) and the subsequent fallout. There's a bit of a creepy situation going on with this latest update, including the character Takemura. Once the bug takes hold, Takemura starts to stare at you. In the upper left-hand corner of the screen, Takemura just sits there in his square, staring... and staring.

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Stardew Valley update 1.5.4 arrives on PC with many bug fixes

Stardew Valley update 1.5.4 arrives on PC with many bug fixes

Stardew Valley has received patch 1.5.4 on PC, with the same update coming soon for console players. The patch follows the major 1.5 update released in December, bringing with it a number of bug fixes, not the least of which is the whole fishing-rod-out-of-head glitch. The patch notes arrive with suitable censors on potential spoilers for players who want to be surprised.

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Fortnite update released: Predator, Jungle Hunter, one big alien skull!

Fortnite update released: Predator, Jungle Hunter, one big alien skull!

The latest Fortnite update is ready to roll, including a new boss character, a new mythic item, new Jungle Hunter Quests, and IO Guards removed from the Arena. Overnight an issue appeared with searching for specific players through friends lists - if you're still experiencing that, make sure you're not "mass accepting" any friend requests in the interim. UPDATE: Fornite's creators suggest they've fixed the error this morning.

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GPD WIN 3 gaming handheld PC mixes old design with new hardware

GPD WIN 3 gaming handheld PC mixes old design with new hardware

The success of the Nintendo Switch revived interest in portable gaming consoles and gave birth to some devices and smartphone accessories that tried to capitalize on that. Even before the age of the Switch, however, GPD was already trying its luck with dedicated Android gaming handhelds before stumbling upon a niche yet profitable portable PC gaming market. Its latest attempt is perhaps its most ambitious yet, cramming almost unbelievable specs into a design that looks like a blast from the past.

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