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Many game developers hate NFTs, too
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Many game developers hate NFTs, too

NFTs have been a contentious topic in the video game industry as of late. Fans did not respond well to Ubisoft’s NFT plans, and the outcry to NFTs in S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chernobyl was so vehement that the game’s developers decided to cancel them entirely. But it’s not just video game fans that are...

A guide to Microsoft’s Xbox game studios empire
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A guide to Microsoft’s Xbox game studios empire

With the impending purchase of Activision Blizzard for $68.7 billion dollars, Microsoft is now the third-largest video game publisher in the world by revenue. It owns several of the biggest gaming franchises of all time, including Minecraft, The Elder Scrolls, and now Call of Duty and World of Warcraft. Since the early 2000s, Microsoft has...

FuboTV launches new FanView widgets alongside multi-view on Apple TV
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FuboTV launches new FanView widgets alongside multi-view on Apple TV

Live streaming app FuboTV is bringing its FanView widgets to Apple TV users, allowing them to view stats alongside single or multi-view match streams. Multi-viewing, which allows sports fans to stream up to four live TV channels at once, was previously supported on Apple TV. But beginning today, users will be able to use the...

How to pick a new monitor for working from home
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How to pick a new monitor for working from home

The shift to remote work has sent millions scrambling to improve their home office. There are many ways to do this, but the most important upgrade is the most obvious: the monitor. A monitor is key. You’ll use it hour after hour, day after day, year after year. Monitors even have the audacity to resist...

How a design museum unearthed a treasure trove of classic Slovak games
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How a design museum unearthed a treasure trove of classic Slovak games

Late last year, the Slovak Design Museum released a translated collection of ’80s text adventures from the region. The games, often programmed by teenagers, capture a moment in history when the first generation of Slovak developers were learning their craft to share among their friends. The museum didn’t always cover games. Maroš Brojo, the general...

Netflix raises prices on all plans in US
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Netflix raises prices on all plans in US

Netflix is raising prices across all of its plans in the US today. The company’s standard plan will rise to $15.50 per month from $14, while the 4K plan will rise to $20 per month from $18. The basic plan, which doesn’t include HD, is also rising to $10 per month from $9. Prices are...

Google TV exploring fitness, smart home control, and other new features for 2022
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Google TV exploring fitness, smart home control, and other new features for 2022

Google TV’s director of product management Rob Caruso has outlined what the company’s plans are for its TV operating system in 2022 in a new interview with Protocol. While Caruso stopped short of making any specific feature announcements, he said that the company is interested in offering fitness and video conferencing services though Google TV,...

Baby Shark is the first YouTube video to surpass 10 billion views
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Baby Shark is the first YouTube video to surpass 10 billion views

“Baby Shark” became the most-viewed YouTube video of all time in November 2020, and just over a year later, it has achieved another huge milestone: it has become the first YouTube video to surpass 10 billion views. “Baby Shark” is a cultural touchstone at this point. I remember singing it at summer camps as a...

Roku rolls out all-new Live TV Zone 
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Roku rolls out all-new Live TV Zone 

Roku is making live TV even easier to find with its new Live TV Zone, a one-stop shop for all things live and linear. The Live TV Zone will be home to not only Roku’s own Live TV Channel Guide, which previously existed as a standalone channel, but also third-party services like YouTube TV, Hulu...