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Playdate handheld gaming system sells 20k+ units in under 30 minutes

Playdate handheld gaming system sells 20k+ units in under 30 minutes

The first day of public sales of the Panic Playdate is today, and it either went great or was a big giant mess, depending on how you see it. If you were an international customer and couldn't get past the order and shipping screens on the sale website, it probably wasn't a great day for you. If you were one of the first people to order a Playdate device, or you're one of the people that'll profit from the company racking up 20,000+ unit orders in under 20 minutes, you're probably having a fantastic day indeed.

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Fortnite The Rift Tour event concert teases Ariana Grande [UPDATE]

Fortnite The Rift Tour event concert teases Ariana Grande [UPDATE]

The Epic Games "The Rift Tour" event will (very likely) host Ariana Grande in an in-game concert event. This event will take place first on Friday, August 6, 2021, starting at 3PM PDT. That's also 6PM EDT and 11PM BST, all on Friday, August 6, 2021. There'll also be a replay event (and alternate times) in a variety of areas around the world.

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James Bond 1963 Aston Martin DB5 hits Rocket League, with classy limits

James Bond 1963 Aston Martin DB5 hits Rocket League, with classy limits

Rocket League announced that on July 29, 2021, they'll have a brand new (old) vehicle available for competitive play. This is the James Bond 1963 Aston Martin DB5, a vehicle that's made a name for itself in all manner of media, almost to the point that we expect it to do battle against the Batmobile. Per the Rocket League announcement, this vehicle will not be free, and it won't be the last James Bond vehicle to be released in the game.

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Microsoft Flight Simulator Xbox Series X release day today: Why you need to play

Microsoft Flight Simulator Xbox Series X release day today: Why you need to play

Today we're taking a peek at Microsoft Flight Simulator for Xbox Series X on its initial debut for consoles. This is the first time the game is available on a platform other than desktop - it was first released (in its current modern form) for Windows 10 in the year 2020. At that time it was instantly regarded as a monstrous demonstration of the potential for the platform. Flight Simulator is the game that scales up to the point where the most powerful processors available for consumer desktops are put to the test!

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Are Apex Legends: Emergence trailers better than the game?

Are Apex Legends: Emergence trailers better than the game?

Watching the latest Apex Legends: Emergence launch trailer, we've got to ask - are these trailers so well made that they eclipse the game? This trailer features the song "Ghost" performed by Marvin Brooks and remixed by 2WEI, and it's another masterpiece. Much like the launch trailers that've shown the various new characters and layers of the game in the past few years, this trailer makes the game look like a brilliant work of art - because the trailer itself is a brilliant work of art. And it's not even the full trailer - it's a teaser for the "gameplay trailer" that'll take place on July 26, 2021.

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Playdate preorders: When, how much, and why you should be excited

Playdate preorders: When, how much, and why you should be excited

Playdate was given a pre-order time and date and some more information on how and why you'd want to get a device. If you've made it this far, you probably already know what Playdate is, but just in case: It's a very strange piece of gaming equipment. You play games on it with hardware buttons and a crank - a hardware crank. It's just about the most unique attempt to make a bit of gaming hardware in the past decade, and it's about to become available to the masses.

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OnePlus Nord 2 5G released in full, with a free Stadia package

OnePlus Nord 2 5G released in full, with a free Stadia package

The OnePlus Nord 2 5G was revealed today and released with a ship date of "within 5 days". This device isn't necessarily meant for people living in the USA, mind you, as it's part of the Nord collection launching in the UK, while the USA gets "N" line Nord phones. The OnePlus Nord 2 5G will appear in Gray Sierra and Blue Haze color options with two options for capacity and RAM: 8GB RAM + 128GB storage or 12GB RAM with 256GB storage. Both versions include a Google Stadia Premiere Edition (controller and Chromecast, for a limited time) - neat.

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John Wick 4 and The Matrix 4 were meant to launch together: Where are they now?

John Wick 4 and The Matrix 4 were meant to launch together: Where are they now?

Last we checked with the two next major Keanu Reeves movies, John Wick 4 and The Matrix 4, we were discussing how their paired launch was changed. On May 21, 2021, The Matrix 4 and John Wick 4 were supposed to launch one next to the other, both in theaters on the same day. Now the movies are in very different points in production, with release dates now approximately 5 months apart.

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KeyWe game trailer delivers kiwi birds Jeff and Debra

KeyWe game trailer delivers kiwi birds Jeff and Debra

This week the folks behind the tiny baby bird game KeyWe announced the release date for their title on Nintendo Switch. If you're a fan of Untitled Goose Game but wanted to play a game as a significantly smaller bird, KeyWe might be the title you've been looking for. You can customize your birdies - you can give them different costumes!

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Epic Games Store “free” game is Control: What is this?

Epic Games Store “free” game is Control: What is this?

The game Control is interesting - of that you can be sure. Due in part to the far-too-simple name of the game, you might've missed the release back in August of 2019. Today we're going to take a quick look at Control, as developed by Remedy Entertainment and published by 505 Games. Once you've seen what it's all about, you might want to head over to the Epic Games Store where the game is "free" for a while.

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Among Us update brings a new color: Tan!

Among Us update brings a new color: Tan!

The folks behind Among Us are bringing a fan favorite to the playable game universe. This new character is an old character - a character you've seen before, but haven't been able to play with or as before now. Along with the game's expansion to a larger realm, with more players a bigger lobby for the masses, it's time for the tan player to go into action.

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Nintendo Switch Pro price and release date tipped

Nintendo Switch Pro price and release date tipped

This week the Nintendo Switch Pro was leaked by a French retailer with data on release dates and pricing. This information is to be taken with a grain of salt, as one whole heck of a lot of data on this next-generation console has leaked over the past several weeks. The information attained courtesy of this leak suggests this new device will be released very, very soon, for a price that's ever-so-slightly higher than the original console at launch.

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