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Steam Interactive Recommender just out-Googled Google

Steam Interactive Recommender just out-Googled Google

After spending just a few minutes with Valve's new Interactive Recommender for Steam, I can already see the massive improvement. I've been using app stores and game stores since before they were digital, and I've never experienced such a smooth process. This is a positive, well-planned, thoughtful, non-intrusive way to use machine learning, and I'm glad it was a gaming company that had to be the first to make it happen.

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PUBG has been banned in Jordan and it probably won’t be alone

PUBG has been banned in Jordan and it probably won’t be alone

It seems that violent games like PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds will always be at the center of some sort of controversy. Ever since PUBG became the immensely popular force of gaming it is today, various governments around the world have taken aim at it. Jordan is the latest to do so, with the country's Telecommunications Regulatory Authority announcing that is has made the decision to ban PUBG.

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Psychonauts 2 hit with delay, now targeting 2020

Psychonauts 2 hit with delay, now targeting 2020

Double Take has had a pretty busy summer so far. E3 2019 in particular was a big show for the company, as it made a surprise appearance during Microsoft's press conference to announce that it's been acquired by Xbox Games Studios. Development on the highly-anticipated Psychonauts 2 is still ongoing as well, but today we got some disappointing news on that front.

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Pokemon GO: Armored Mewtwo released: The essential details

Pokemon GO: Armored Mewtwo released: The essential details

Today we're diving in DEEP with the best Pokemon GO Pokemon since inception - Armored Mewtwo! This Pokemon was released on July 11, 2019, and appeared ONLY in Five Star Raid Battles. Today we're looking not only at the release timing and the surface-level details, we're diving deep, into the code! Here you'll find ALL the information you'll ever need on how to battle, defend against, and catch your own Armored Mewtwo in Pokemon GO as soon as possible!

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Nintendo Switch at FCC with new CPU and storage sparks a little hope

Nintendo Switch at FCC with new CPU and storage sparks a little hope

Nintendo has just announced the Switch Lite and while it wasn't exactly a surprise, it may not have been the announcement some gamers were waiting for. The Switch Lite rumors came along with a Switch Pro but rumors about the latter seem to have gone silent. Instead, what dropped by the FCC is almost the same Switch but the mere indication that it will have a different processor and memory type is enough to make Switch fans hope for better days.

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Epic just made a big change to Fortnite’s Team Rumble mode

Epic just made a big change to Fortnite’s Team Rumble mode

Though Fortnite became popular due to its last-player-standing battle royale mode, casual players have largely taken to the game's Team Rumble, a Limited Time Mode that has essentially become a permanent fixture in the game. On the afternoon of July 10, Epic Games took to its Twitter account to make a simple announcement: it has changed how many kills it takes to win a match on Team Rumble. Not everyone is happy.

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Nintendo Switch Lite: What it is and who should buy it

Nintendo Switch Lite: What it is and who should buy it

After months of rumors and speculation, Nintendo finally let the cat out of the bag today. The company has announced the Nintendo Switch Lite, which will be arriving in time for the ever-important holiday shopping season. If you're wondering just what the Switch Lite is and how it differs from the standard Switch, you've come to the right place.

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Lord of the Rings MMO in development at Amazon Game Studios

Lord of the Rings MMO in development at Amazon Game Studios

We already knew that Amazon is working on a Lord of the Rings TV series, but today, the company's game development arm confirmed that it's working on video game as well. Apparently, Amazon has partnered with Leyou Technologies and Middle-earth Enterprises to make a new free-to-play MMO set in the Lord of the Rings universe. Details are fairly slim at the moment, but Amazon is letting loose a few morsels today.

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Nintendo Switch Lite Pokemon Sword and Shield special edition revealed

Nintendo Switch Lite Pokemon Sword and Shield special edition revealed

Following months of rumors, earlier today Nintendo announced the Nintendo Switch Lite, a smaller version of the Switch that's meant to be played only as a handheld device. That means no docking the Switch Lite to play on a TV and no removable Joy-Cons. It's also priced lower than the standard Switch, running $199.99 to the Switch's $299.99.

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StarCraft: Cartooned puts an animated twist on an RTS classic

StarCraft: Cartooned puts an animated twist on an RTS classic

If you're a Blizzard fan, then there's a good chance you're already familiar with CarBot Animations. The company, founded by animator Jonathan Burton, has made a number of animated video series about many of Blizzard's properties, including World of Warcraft, Overwatch, Diablo, Heroes of the Storm, and StarCraft. Now, Blizzard is putting Burton's animations front and center with an overhaul add-on for StarCraft Remastered called StarCraft: Cartooned.

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Pokemon GO Mewtwo Armored release date tomorrow: Here’s when and how

Pokemon GO Mewtwo Armored release date tomorrow: Here’s when and how

Today we're looking at the most powerful and probably BEST Pokemon in Pokemon GO in Armored Mewtwo, a Pokemon that's set to release this week. This Pokemon will not be available to the general public - not in the wild, anyway - but it WILL be available for capture. The difference between "in the wild" and "in a raid" are slight for some, and massive for others. You don't know true Pokemon Fan PAIN until you've played Pokemon GO in a town with no churches!

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Nintendo Switch Lite goes all handheld later this year

Nintendo Switch Lite goes all handheld later this year

For months now, various reports have been claiming Nintendo's secret intention to release a cheaper, handheld-only Nintendo Switch. It turns out those reports were right, as today the company announced the Nintendo Switch Lite. The device, which is out this fall, is a smaller version of the standard Switch, and as a result, it's less expensive than the console we have now.

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