Technology News for Thursday 4th November 2021

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Nov 04th 2021

1. Here are the notes and updates for New World Patch 1.0.5

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Amazon Games has addressed coin sellers, exploits, bugs, and balance changes in the latest New World patch. The devs have finally knuckled down on coin selling in Patch 1.0.5, banning and suspending accounts, while adding restrictions to deter and ...

2. MTG Arena Nov. State of the Game: Full notes and updates


The month of November within Magic: The Gathering Arena will showcase a Draft Arena Open with the release of Innistrad: Crimson Vow, along with upgraded and new events. The new Standard-legal set, Innistrad: Crimson Vow (VOW), is scheduled to release ...

3. Animal Crossing: New Horizon's Endless Sea Bass Finally Have A Purpose

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Sure, there are lots of positive things to say about Animal Crossing: New Horizons, but there was one argument that could tale it all down: the Sea bass. But not any more! In the New Horizons 2.0 update, those sneaky people at Nintendo have made the ...

4. Animal Crossing's 2.0 Patch Adds First Person Camera That Makes The Entire Game Look New


Animal Crossing: New Horizons' October direct presentation did mention that the incoming massive update would introduce a new point of view, but if you forgot that was the case, I wouldn't blame you. There was a lot in there, because this update—which ...

5. Animal Crossing's New Update Is Full of Picture-Perfect Food Recipes


A year ago, Animal Crossing: New Horizons offered us the tantalizing opportunity to emulate something we couldn't do in real life: go outside. Now, the new 2.0 update similarly allows some of us a vicarious experience we can't attain IRL.

6. Brewster Is Finally In Animal Crossing: New Horizons, If You Know Where To Look

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After a long wait, Animal Crossing's Brewster has finally arrived in New Horizons slightly ahead of schedule, at least if you know where to find him. Nintendo may have given players a head start on the game's massive 2.0 update, but the coffee slinging ...

7. Forza Horizon 5: The Kotaku Review


The implicit promise of Forza Horizon is in the name. You see something on the horizon, you can drive to it. Skyrim with cars. Far Cry with more cars and no guns. Forza Horizon 5, the latest game in the venerable Xbox racing series, is no more and no ...

8. Here's 20 Minutes Of Elden Ring Gameplay


At this point—and you're well within your rights to still have reservations—it's becoming pretty difficult to refute that Elden real? Today, during a digital showcase, publisher Bandai Namco shows off 15 minutes of the next action-adventure ...

9. Katrina Joins Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Costs 100000 Bells


Brewster isn't the only fan-favorite making their triumphant return in Animal Crossing: New Horizons this week. In addition to the sea shanty-singing Kapp'n and others, fortune teller Katrina is also back as of the 2.0 update, ready to grant you all ...

10. Massive Animal Crossing Update Releases Super Early

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If you've been eagerly awaiting Animal Crossing: New Horizons' impending v2.0 patch, you can breathe a sigh of relief: Nintendo has apparently pushed the massive update live way ahead of its November 5 release date. Most folks were expecting to ...

11. Nintendo Just Updated Super Mario 3D All-Stars For Switch N64 Controller Support

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Nintendo has released a new update, Ver. 1.1.1, to add support for the Switch's new Nintendo 64 Controller to Super Mario 3D All-Stars. This is the first update for the game since November of last year when Nintendo GameCube controller was added to ...

12. Shin Megami Tensei V Is a Stellar Mix of Dune And Demons

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Like Dune, this franchise has a storied history: The first entry, 1987's Digital Devil Story: Megami Tensei for the Nintendo Famicom, was based on a trilogy of sci-fi novels about a demon summoning computer program.

13. Nintendo releases Animal Crossing update a day early

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There's also now more capacity for ramps and bridges on your island, new camera modes (perfect for anyone who got way too into “New Pokémon Snap”), and even a motion-controlled stretching exercise that you can do with your villagers.

14. Zynga bets the farm on FarmVille 3, as iconic game launches on mobile


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15. T-Mobile Adds to Streaming Arsenal With a Free Year of Paramount


The service will be made available to both T-Mobile and Sprint subscribers on regular monthly plans, as well as any of its home internet consumers, the Bellevue, Washington-based wireless carrier said in a statement today. The service begins Nov. 9 and is ...

16. Activision just had its worst day in 13 years, and one technician says it could be so bad it's good


The stock fell more than 14% on Wednesday, its worst day since November 2008, after announcing delays for the latest releases in its Overwatch and Diablo franchises. The studio is grappling with sexual harassment and discrimination allegations that led to ...

17. Animal Crossing: New Horizons 2.0 update is live -- Everything you need to know

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Nintendo has set its Animal Crossing update live a day early. Nintendo. Surprise! Nintendo has done a sneaky and set its massive 2.0 update of Animal Crossing live. The update was set to go live on November 5, but has gone up early.

18. All the ways the iPhone 13 let us down: Missing features we're still waiting for

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No in-screen fingerprint sensor? No always-on screen? The iPhone 13 lineup is great, but Apple missed a few things. Lisa Eadicicco headshot.

19. Yes, you can delete Apple Watch apps. Here's how

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Stay up-to-date on the latest news, reviews and advice on iPhones, iPads, Macs, services and software. How to download apps on Apple Watch. Downloading ...

20. This rare Apple computer with ties to Chaffey College is up for auction

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An old computer that had been collecting dust in an Alta Loma garage may fetch more than $200,000 at auction this month. On Nov. 9, 2021, a small auction house in Monrovia will put up for bid one of the first Apple-1 computers built by Steve Wozniak ...

21. Apex Legends players want 60 player cap increased on new Storm Point map


Filled with huge Gravity Cannons, ferocious wildlife, and more POIs than ever before, the devs certainly didn't hold back when it came to designing and perfecting Storm Point. However, despite all of ...

22. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is now the series' best selling entry

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Mario Kart 8 Deluxe has officially surpassed Mario Kart Wii in overall sales, making the Switch port obviously the best Mario Kart ever made (sorry, I don't make the rules). In its latest financial report, Nintendo announced it had shifted 3.34m copies ...

23. Why Is Everyone Talking About Activision Blizzard Stock?


Blizzard delayed two of its most eagerly anticipated games as one of its new leaders resigned after just three months on the job. Blizzard continues to deal with the fallout from its sexual harassment and discrimination scandal.

24. 5 Things You Need To Know About 'Call Of Duty: Vanguard' Before You Buy


The game will also be cross-platform just like Modern Warfare (2019) and Black Ops Cold War, which is great news. This way you can play with friends even if you're on PC and they're on PS5 or Xbox One, for instance.

25. New Apple Leaks Reveal iPhone 14 Release Shock

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Apple's primary chip supplier, TSMC, is cited as the source of the problems, for what would have been a potentially game-changing upgrade. “The upshot of TSMC's struggles ...

26. Here's Fortnite's Jinx 'League Of Legends' Crossover Skin


The new Jinx skin has just gone live, which you can see above, along with her accessories. Jinx is kind of a blend of Harley Quinn and Tank Girl, someone packing a huge amount of firepower and unloading it with a crazed smile on her face.

27. Square Enix Roasting 'Marvel's Avengers' Is Hard To Read


This is…pretty brutal: “Marvel's Avengers was an ambitious title for us in that we took on the GaaS (Games as a Service) model,” president Yosuke Matsuda said. “We ...

28. Use T-Mobile? You Can Get a Free Year of Paramount Plus


That means that anyone on T-Mobile's prepaid plans will have to sit this one out. However, since the freebie is available to new subscribers, you could always switch to the post-paid plan to take advantage of it.

29. Switch Sells Another 8.3 Million, but Nintendo Reduces Annual Target

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The console gets closer to overtaking the Wii sales record. ... Nintendo's latest financial results have revealed that the company sold 8.3 million Switch consoles over the past six months, bringing the Switch's lifetime sales to close to 93 million.

30. Devolver Digital Shares Rise in Stock Market Debut


By Ian Walker. Shares of Devolver Digital, Inc rose 14% in early trade Thursday as the company started trading on London's junior AIM, implying a market capitalization of 791.6 million pounds ($1.08 billion). The U.S. incorporated videogame publisher ...

31. Google invests $1 billion in exchange giant CME, strikes cloud deal

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Under the deal, the technology giant's Google Cloud unit would eventually power markets that handle trillions of dollars in trades each day. The companies said Thursday that their 10-year partnership would allow CME to ...

32. Shin Megami Tensei V


In its place, your character finds himself trapped in a sand-swept hellscape littered with the crumbling ruins of skyscrapers and streets. Strange demonic and angelic creatures roam these wastes and there's scarcely another human to be found.

33. America Loves Choices. Not in Phones.

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America's smartphone market is stuck. More than 70 percent of the smartphones that Americans bought this year have been either an iPhone or a Samsung device. Smartphone brands other than those two are selling less each year ...

34. New World update brings changes targeting coin selling, exploits, and bugs


The New World devs are rolling out a patch – Update 1.0.5, if you want to be fancy – that looks to combat various issues that have been cropping up in-game of late. Alongside a hearty round of bug fixes and gameplay changes to improve combat and ...

35. Intel Core i9-12900K Review

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The Core i9-12900K is Intel's first truly innovative high-end desktop CPU in years, showing great potential in its performance/efficiency mixed-core design and support for DDR5 memory. Just expect a high initial cost of adoption—and, perhaps, ...

36. Watch 15 minutes of new Elden Ring gameplay


FromSoftware and Bandai Namco showed off all-new gameplay from Elden Ring, next year's big, open-world action role-playing game, in a video released Thursday. The new gameplay footage comes ahead of a playable network test for Elden Ring that will run ...

37. When does Call of Duty: Vanguard go live?


The standard version is $69.99 ($59.99 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One). Those who pre-purchased the game digitally have been able to pre-load the full title (60 to 90 GB, depending on configuration) since Oct. 28 on consoles, and since Nov. 2 on PC.

38. Total War Warhammer 3 release date: Trailer and pre-order news


We will be heading east of the Warhammer Fantasy world in the strategy game when it launches, and the battle to defend the realms looks like it will be as fierce and deadly as ever. But when ...

39. Nintendo can't fulfil Switch holiday demand, cuts forecast on chip shortage

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Nintendo cut full year Switch hardware forecast to 24 mln units · No sign of improvement in component shortages -exec · Switch sales slumped to 8.28 mln units in first half · Nintendo hiked full year software sales forecast by 5%.

40. Sonos' voice assistant might work alongside Alexa but not the Google Assistant

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When Sonos purchased a privacy-focused voice assistant Snips in 2019, it strongly implied that it planned to build an assistant that would “add to our customers' ease of use and control” instead of going head-to-head with bigger assistants from other ...

41. The best iPhone gaming controller now works with Android phones — but you'll need a cable


Starting Thursday, you'll be able to use that controller with many more devices — including Android phones — though it won't work exactly as you might expect and requires a new Backbone Plus subscription to set it up.

42. Arlo's new security camera keeps watch over LTE or Wi-Fi


The $250 Arlo Go 2 LTE / Wi-Fi camera is built to go in somewhat remote places, like on a barn, cabin, or boat dock, and features full HD video recording (though saving that to the cloud will require a subscription, more on that later), weather resistance, ...

43. Forza Horizon 5 is the perfect portable Xbox game


Cars look incredible, and I've loved taking in the game's lush and colorful landscapes as I've raced through the streets of Mexico blasting classical music. On a console that's largely lacking in big-name exclusives, it's one of the rare games that really ...

44. Nintendo cuts Switch sales forecast due to global chip shortage

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Nintendo had a relatively quiet quarter for Switch sales, with 3.83 million units shipped between July and September. That's a big drop on the same period last year, when the company moved 6.86 million units. Nintendo has now sold 92.87 million Switch ...

45. Elden Ring debuts 15 minutes of new gameplay


Elden Ring, the newest Souls game from FromSoftware, was featured in a livestream event showing off 15 minutes of new footage — the biggest chunk of gameplay we've seen yet. The preview debuted some exciting, never-before-seen features like item ...

46. Twelve South's new Apple Watch sweatband doesn't work with every watch

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The ActionBand is a terry cotton band that sits tight on your wrist and has a frame for you to slot in the watch part of your Apple Watch. The frame is designed in such a way to let ...

47. Microsoft warns Windows 11 features are failing due to its expired certificate

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A patch is available to fix some of the issues, but it's currently in preview, meaning you have to install it manually from Windows Update. The patch, KB4006746, will fix the touch keyboard, voice typing, emoji panel, and issues with the getting started ...

48. League of Legends and Valorant are now available in the Epic Games Store


Riot Games' League of Legends, Valorant, Teamfight Tactics, and Legends of Runeterra are now available to download from the Epic Games Store, the two companies announced Thursday. They're free to download and play, just like they are from Riot.

49. Why A Vacation Update for Animal Crossing Is a Bigger Deal Than It Sounds

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Nintendo is releasing both a free and paid update to the pandemic smash "Animal Crossing: New Horizons," bringing it more in line with other big game companies. By Matthew Riva. Updated Nov. 4, 2021. Tap story. Nintendo, long seen in the videogame ...