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RimWorld Ideology expansion and 1.3 update now live: Here are the best bits

RimWorld Ideology expansion and 1.3 update now live: Here are the best bits

RimWorld's latest expansion, Ideology, is now available, alongside a free update that brings the game to version 1.3. Both the expansion and the 1.3 update add a lot of content to the game, so even if you aren't buying Ideology right away (or at all), it sounds like there's plenty of new things awaiting you in RimWorld today.

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3DS and Wii U are losing credit card support, but it isn’t all bad news

3DS and Wii U are losing credit card support, but it isn’t all bad news

Nintendo of Japan has announced that it's doing away with some payment methods on the discontinued Nintendo 3DS and Wii U early next year. According to Nintendo's announcement, neither the 3DS nor the Wii U will support credit card payments after January 18th, 2022. While that's a big move, it isn't quite as bad as it might seem at first blush.

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Fortnite 17.2 update adds new default setting, hints at event

Fortnite 17.2 update adds new default setting, hints at event

This week the folks at Epic updated Fornite to version 17.20, complete with Preferred Item Slots. If you're looking to use Preferred Item Slots, open settings, tap the Game tab, and bang! There it is. It is recommended that you take a peek at this feature before you drop in to your next game as it is ON BY DEFAULT.

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Xbox Game Pass gets Microsoft Flight Simulator and two classics to close out July

Xbox Game Pass gets Microsoft Flight Simulator and two classics to close out July

Microsoft has revealed the games that will launch on Xbox Game Pass in the second half of July, and it looks like it's going to be a packed couple of weeks. The new additions are led by the Xbox Series X|S version of Microsoft Flight Simulator, which will be launching on Xbox Game Pass the same day it releases: July 27th. Sorry, Xbox One users, but this will be one of the few games on Xbox Game Pass exclusive to Xbox Series X|S.

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Warframe is coming to mobile, complete with cross-platform play

Warframe is coming to mobile, complete with cross-platform play

Online games, especially ones that involve squads or PVP, live and die by how many people are actually playing the game at the same time. While each platform may have many players within their own walled gardens, there's still something to be said when you can play on any platform and play with anyone on any platform. Warframe, one of the unexpected hits of the MMO genre, is promising exactly that as it expands its reach from PCs and consoles into mobile.

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RetroArch emulator platform is now available on Amazon Fire TVs

RetroArch emulator platform is now available on Amazon Fire TVs

Gaming on the big screen in the living room isn't really new, but that has traditionally been the domain of gaming consoles. In recent times, however, even other gaming platforms, like PCs and even mobile, have started to make their presence on TVs known. Most of these games come from more modern titles that try to take advantage of every pixel that a 2K or 4K TV can offer. RetroArch, in contrast, is coming from the opposite end and is bringing the games of Amazon's Fire devices, including Fire TV.

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Epic Games is opening a real-life Fortnite taco shop in Los Angeles

Epic Games is opening a real-life Fortnite taco shop in Los Angeles

Epic Games is about to launch what will likely be its biggest real-life Fortnite promotion thus far: a fully functional taco pop-up shop. The store, which will only be open and operational for a limited time, is slated for Los Angeles, California, where residents and visitors alike will be able to enjoy a taco while pretending they're in the Fortnite universe.

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Apex Legends new hero Seer revealed before Emergence

Apex Legends new hero Seer revealed before Emergence

The next season of Apex Legends is upon us, and with its release comes a new legendary character with a pair of bright, shiny eyeballs. "A woman will rise bearing the mark of the moth," says the story. "Her firstborn will be a cursed child." It is according to the legend passed to us by the creators of the game and the lore that "everything he touches will be changed..." and that "this cannot be unseen."

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Ubisoft reveals free-to-play shooter Tom Clancy’s XDefiant

Ubisoft reveals free-to-play shooter Tom Clancy’s XDefiant

While Tom Clancy fans are going to have to wait until 2022 to get their hands on Rainbow Six Extraction, it seems that Ubisoft will have another Tom Clancy game ready to go in the near future. Today the company announced Tom Clancy's XDefiant, a new free-to-play arena shooter that seems to have a heavy focus on player customization.

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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 restock released to Best Buy stores this week

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 restock released to Best Buy stores this week

If you're looking for an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 series graphics card, Best Buy appears to be the place to go this week. They've announced that they'll have "limited quantities" of the card family in physical store locations on Tuesday, the 20th of July, 2021. If you have access to one of these stores, there's a chance - not a guarantee, but a chance - that you may be able to purchase one of these cards at standard retail price.

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Nintendo dashes Switch Pro hopes

Nintendo dashes Switch Pro hopes

Earlier this month, Nintendo revealed the Switch OLED, a new Switch model that comes with a few noteworthy upgrades but nothing too significant. There were many Switch fans out there who were expecting something more out of a new Switch model, as rumors of a so-called Switch Pro with improved capabilities have been circulating for years. However, the Switch OLED definitely isn't the Switch Pro, and now it looks like the Switch Pro isn't on the docket at all.

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Fall Guys season 5 serves up new rounds, challenges, and modes this week

Fall Guys season 5 serves up new rounds, challenges, and modes this week

As teased earlier in the month, today Fall Guys season 5 was officially revealed. The new season will see the addition of six new rounds, along with a new theme that seems to take a page out of Indiana Jones' book. Fall Guys developer Mediatonic also says that it will be experimenting with new gameplay modes throughout the season, giving duos and trios their chance to queue up together.

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