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Xbox and Bethesda at E3 2021: five huge announcements you need to see

Xbox and Bethesda combined forces to deliver their first joint E3 conference since Microsoft acquired ZeniMax Media in September last year. It was a blockbuster show full of exciting reveals and updates, but if you want to trim the fat, we’ve got all of the details on the five biggest announcements from the show right here.From Starfield to Redfall, and everything in between, here are the biggest announcements from the Xbox and Bethesda games showcase at E3 2021.Starfield is an Xbox exclusive and is coming in 2022 Todd Howard kicked things off with one of the biggest reveals of the show. 25 years in the making, Starfield is described as a next-generation role-playing epic about hope and our shared humanity, and it finally has a release date.During the Xbox conference, we got our first ...
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Battlefield 2042 could give the new Call of Duty some serious competition

EA DICE has finally revealed the first Battlefield 2042 gameplay trailer - and it looks epic, to say the least. Battlefield 2042 is set to offer a multiplayer, first-person experience on a larger scale than anything we’ve seen before, with 128-player maps on PS5, Xbox Series X and PC. And we finally got a look at one of these massive battles in action thanks to the recent gameplay trailer, which showcased Battlefield 2042’s Hourglass map. Having seen Battlefield 2042 in action, I can safely say that even though the latest Battlefield entry lacks a campaign mode, the All Out War multiplayer experience looks like it could give the new Call of Duty some serious competition.A city lost in timeSet in Doha, Qatar, Hourglass is one of Battlefield 2042’s larger maps -  with the honor of the la...
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Sea of Thieves Season 2, update, patch notes and more

Rare's sandbox multiplayer pirate adventure, Sea of Thieves, has come a long way. Since first hitting Xbox One and PC in March 2018, the developer has been working on a host of post-launch patches and free DLC – with more staff working on the title now than in the run-up to its original release. The seafaring title continues to attract more players by offering continual improvements and additional content to the game's community, such as the game's recent Seasons that include 100 tiers of rewards for players to earn. According to Rare, within the game's first year, Sea of Thieves players collected and cashed in almost 750 million chests, skulls and items of cargo to amass a collective fortune of 642 billion gold. That number will have increased exponentially since, then, as the game ha...
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Age of Empires 4: release date, trailers and features

After more than 13 years in hibernation, the Age of Empires series is coming back for its fourth outing. In August 2017, publisher Microsoft Studios announced that Age of Empires 4 was alive and kicking, and that it was being developed by Relic Entertainment, the team behind Homeworld and Company of Heroes (which is a hell of a lot of pedigree).It's not been until the tail end of 2019 that we've finally learned more about the game (and even then we'd still love to know more) but we feel like we can finally get excited about the next instalment in the Age of Empires series. Read on to find out everything we know so far![Update: Age of Empires 4 will have fewer civilisations than Age of Empires 2. Read on to find out more!]Cut to the chaseWhat is it? The latest installment to the histori...
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how to record your Chromebook screen

Whether it's for your private use, or explaining an operation to a friend with a Chromebook, a video is often the best of summaries. How to record screen video on Chrome OS? We explain everything below in less than 60 seconds. All operating systems allow you to take screenshots quite easily. With technological developments helping, and especially the increase in storage space, it is now quite easy to record all your actions while you are using a machine. Chrome OS, the operating system for Chromebook laptops, is surely the platform that allows this the most easily. You will see it immediately. How to record screen video on Chr...
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Splatoon 3 – 6 things Nintendo needs to fix in the sequel

Splatoon 3 closed out February 2021’s Nintendo Direct presentation, much to the delight of series fans. As the first Nintendo Direct in well over a year at that point, concluding with such a huge game was a good move, and shows the company is willing to keep supporting the series that flourished with Splatoon 2 on the Nintendo Switch.And while Splatoon 2 was a marked improvement over the bare bones Wii U original, there’s still a lot of work to be done to ensure Splatoon 3 can reach its full potential. Splatoon 2 continued to build upon the original’s foundation, but a number of shortcomings and omissions stopped it from feeling truly complete.With Splatoon 3 destined for a 2022 release, then, and with a likely appearance at E3 2021 on the cards, Nintendo has a chance to really push th...
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How Game Pass became the new hub of the Xbox video game world

In a few years, the Xbox Game Pass has become the number one asset of Microsoft's gaming proposition. The unlimited access to subscription games service is available on console, PC and now in the cloud. This Sunday at 7 p.m., during the Xbox-Bethesda Showcase of E3 2021, the Game Pass should be at the party and display its almightiness in the making. This Sunday at 7 p.m., Xbox is holding its traditional E3 conference, this time in conjunction with its new shock sidekick Bethesda, who has become one of the Xbox Studios since the acquisition of ZeniMax. If the engagement of the two giants of the sector will be at the heart of the Showcase, the Xbox Game Pass should also take the light, which has become in a few ...
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how does focus mode work

The concentration mode is one of the remarkable novelties of iOS 15, the next version of the OS which equips the iPhone. We had the opportunity to test it to understand how it works. Since iOS 15, iPadOS 15, and macOS Monterey were announced at WWDC 2021, we've been curious to see what's new in action. After FaceTime on Android and Windows, we directed our tests towards the new concentration mode that is appearing in the Apple ecosystem. This "Concentration" mode replaces the "Do not disturb" mode introduced in 2014 on iOS 6. In the shape of a crescent moon, this mode allowed users to mute the sound of calls and notifications when the smartphone is locked for a defined period. ...
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Big Internet blackout, Tesla Model S Plaid + canceled and iOS 15

The week of June 7, 2021 was marked by an outage affecting major sites such as Le Monde, Twitch, Reddit and even Amazon, but also the cancellation of the Tesla Model S Plaid + and the presentation of future iOS 15 novelties. point. A smartphone displaying an error message (illustration) // Gamesdone: Pexels Blackout brings down several major websites Twitch, Amazon, Prime Video, Le Monde, Reddit, The Verge: all these large websites suffered an outage during Tuesday, June 7, making their access impossible. To explain the why and how, we must turn to the American company Fastly. The latter offers its customers a content delivery netwo...
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Apple’s HomePod Mini becomes cheaper with this promo code

No more classic HomePod, hello the mini version. This smaller, more functional and less expensive version of the connected speaker from Apple once again benefits from a price reduction on Rakuten from 99.99 to 84.99 euros via a promo code. Apple HomePod Mini With the classic HomePod, Apple had entered the smart speaker market in the most beautiful way. However, it lacked a more accessible counterpart to this product and it is from this idea that the HomePod Mini was born. And here he is taking advantage ofa price reduction of 15 euros on its usual price. What is the HomePod Mini? A connected speaker in a compact format With good sound quality for its size And many poss...