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Prime Day 2020: Organize Your Games With This Discounted Storage Cabinet

Thu, 10/15/2020 - 04:10

Day 2 of Amazon Prime Day 2020 is underway, and the deals are continuing to roll in at retailers across the internet. Amazon itself is offering discounts on a new variety of products today, including a handy cabinet that's perfect for storing your Prime Day game haul.

The Drawbridge CD & DVD Multimedia Cabinet, which normally retails for $50, is currently on sale at Amazon for only $32.53. It has a black finish and comes with six adjustable shelves designed to hold CDs and DVDs, making it great for storing and organizing your video games. You can check out the cabinet below.

Drawbridge CD and DVD Multimedia Cabinet $32.53 (was $50) See at Amazon

GameStop is also holding its own flash sale on video game storage units right now, dropping the price on various other cabinets and storage towers. Given that it's a flash sale, however, the deals won't be available for very long. You can check out the full list here.

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Baldur's Gate 3 Patch Pulled After Breaking Save Games

Thu, 10/15/2020 - 04:05

Baldur's Gate III is in early access to allow for developer Larian Studios to experiment with balancing and new content, but even it didn't plan on accidentally resetting player saves this early into the process.

Since launch, Larian has made it clear that the final version of Baldur's Gate III will reset any progress you've made in the early access version, but the game's first big patch inadvertently began that process early. It didn't take long for players to start realizing that they couldn't boot up previous saves, forcing Larian to pull the patch entirely to investigate.

"We've reverted to the previous build while we solve the save issue experienced by some players," Larian wrote on Twitter. "This should mean players who lost access to saves can now merrily continue on the older version again. We'll redeploy the patch when fixed!"

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AEW's Sonny Kiss Reflects On Match With Cody And One-Year Anniversary Of TNT's Dynamite

Thu, 10/15/2020 - 03:59

When indy wrestler--and former Lucha Underground performer--Sonny Kiss signed to All Elite Wrestling in early 2019, he was immediately put into the spotlight, as wrestling fans were exceptionally excited for a new wrestling promotion. Then in October 2019, TNT launched its weekly wrestling show AEW Dynamite, and Kiss found himself on TV.

At the Fight for the Fallen PPV back in July, Kiss found himself in the spotlight again as he faced Cody for the TNT Championship. "I was in a big title match," Kiss told GameSpot. "I had gone from doing [matches on AEW Dark] to doing that. So that was a huge moment for me. And I knew I had to knock it out of the park. I love the match. I definitely wish I did some things a little bit differently in the match but, you know, it's progressing on national television program. I'm 26 right now. I'm not going to reach my ceiling now. And if you reach your ceiling at 26, then guess what? There's nowhere else to go."

Kiss is currently tag-teaming with Joey Janela, working their way through the division. The new team has a lot of stiff competition with FTR as current AEW Tag Team Champions, and the Best Friends, Young Bucks, and Natural Nightmares leading in the AEW rankings.

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Grease Prequel TV Series Leaves HBO Max For New Streaming Service

Thu, 10/15/2020 - 03:44

A new show based on the classic '70s musical Grease has been in been in works for a while and was confirmed as one of the upcoming titles for HBO Max when the service launched earlier this year. However, it's now been reported that the series is moving to CBSViacom's upcoming streaming platform Paramount+.

According to Variety, the series is now named Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies and will focus on the all-girl gang of the title. The show was announced by HBOMax in October last year with the title Grease: Rydell High. However, Variety's sources reveal that the company decided not to take the show into production after a change in management, with Casey Bloys taking over as Chief Content Officer for both HBO and HBO Max.

Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies will now be produced for Paramount+, which was announced last month. The show's creator and writer Annabel Oakes remains on board. The series will reveal how the Pink Ladies (Sandy, Rizzo, Jan, Marty, and Frenchy) formed and will show how the "reverence, fear, and moral panic they sparked changed Rydell High forever." The series will feature new songs, alongside those made famous by John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John in the movie.

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SpongeBob Prequel Spin-off Kamp Koral Releases First Image

Thu, 10/15/2020 - 02:24

Nickelodeon has released a first-look image of its upcoming SpongeBob SquarePants prequel series, Kamp Koral: SpongeBob's Under Years, set to premiere in 2021 on Paramount+ (currently CBS All Access) and later airing on Nickelodeon. Are you ready, kids, to see SpongeBob and pals slightly smaller, wearing braces, and extremely CG-looking? Check out the image below and decide for yourself.

Kamp Koral: SpongeBob's Under Years

The show's basic premise of "What if SpongeBob, but young?" has been met with some resistance by fans due to creator Stephen Hillenburg's--who died in 2018 from ALS--outspoken distaste for spin-offs, especially ones featuring the same cast of characters aged-down. (Netflix also has a Squidward show on the way.) Nevertheless, Kamp Koral is full steam ahead, with the original cast reprising their original roles: Tom Kenny (SpongeBob), Bill Fagerbakke (Patrick), Rodger Bumpass (Squidward), Clancy Brown (Mr. Krabs), and Carolyn Lawrence (Sandy) are among those returning.

As Kamp Koral's name suggests, the show takes the familiar cast of characters as youngsters and chronicles their adventures in an underwater sleepaway camp. Marc Ceccarelli, Vincent Waller, and Jennie Monica collectively serve as co-executive producers--all had worked on the previous show.

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New Smash Fighter Steve's Victory Screen Is...Unintentionally Suggestive

Thu, 10/15/2020 - 02:19

Minecraft's Steve is Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's latest fighter, and while voxel fans are ecstatic about his inclusion, one aspect of his presentation is receiving the bad kind of attention. As noticed by several players, one of Steve's victory poses has a strong resemblance to...well, the image speaks for itself.

How did this get approved lol

— PushDustIn-Nintendo News and Trivia (@PushDustIn) October 14, 2020

While it's nice to see that Steve is excited about his win, he might be a bit too excited. The fact that it's a literal piece of meat makes the situation even worse, or perhaps better, depending on your perspective. To be clear, Steve has two other victory screens that are a bit less suggestive, so at least you won't be seeing it every time you triumph over a gaggle of Fire Emblem characters.

Steve was added to the game in a recent patch, along with his accompanying Minecraft World stage. The update also made major adjustments to several characters, including Ice Climbers, Lucario, and Bowser Jr. Unfortunately for online players, however, they also buffed Ness and Sonic. Good luck punishing your laggy opponents now.

EA's UFC 4 Drops To It Lowest Price Ever For Amazon Prime Day 2020

Thu, 10/15/2020 - 01:41

Among the many deals to be had during Amazon Prime Day 2020, certain games are either matching or hitting their all-time low prices. That includes EA Sports UFC 4, which released just two months ago on August 14 and can now be had for only $30 on Amazon--half off its usual price of $60.

This $30 pricing is available for both the PS4 and Xbox One versions of UFC 4, each of which should work on PS5 and Xbox Series X, respectively, through backwards compatibility. That makes this a good opportunity to pick up the game, even if you're planning to wait to play it on a next-gen console, where it may benefit from things like increased resolution and decreased lower times (although specific enhancements for this game haven't yet been confirmed). Just be aware that, with this being a deal on a physical disc, you won't be able to play it on a digital PS5 or Xbox Series S due to the lack of a disc drive.

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Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare Patch Notes: Uninstall Options, New Playlists

Thu, 10/15/2020 - 01:16

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare received a new patch recently, and it's added a feature that many PC players have requested: the ability to uninstall different modes of the game in order to free up precious drive space. Considering the size of Modern Warfare has ballooned to 200 GB following some recent updates, and many players don't touch the single-player after the initial playthrough, it's a helpful option. Note that console players have had this option for a while now, though it's only available for digital owners on PS4.

Other changes include a refresh of the game's multiplayer playlists. The most exciting addition might be HQ Firefight, where you add to your team's score both by getting kills and by capturing the opposing team's headquarters. Gun Game Team Deathmatch is always a good time as well. For Warzone, the patch removes Blood Money Quads and adds Plunder Quads back to the game, which is a fast-paced mode popular among certain players.

In terms of more minor changes, the patch slightly boosts the damage of the Kar98 in Warzone. It also downtunes the damage of the new SP-R rifle, which was widely considered overpowered by the game's community. The SP-R was previously nerfed by a patch. It also fixes a barrage of bugs, including a particularly exotic one where if a player dies after the doors of the subway car closing, they are pulled out of the gulag by the fast travel system and then pulled back into the gulag once it's their turn to fight. Talk about disorienting.

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Prime Day: Get Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order For Its Lowest Price Ever

Thu, 10/15/2020 - 00:55

Amazon Prime Day 2020 is a big day for deals, and not just at Amazon. Several of its retail competitors have hopped aboard with competing anti-Prime Day sales. That includes GameStop, which is now offering Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order for a lower price than we've seen yet.

The PS4 and Xbox One versions of Fallen Order are currently going for $27 in a flash sale, less than half the usual $60 MSRP. As the name implies, though, this flash deal won't be available for long, so you should jump on it quickly if you're interested in some vwoom-vwoom (that's a lightsaber sound) action. The sale is scheduled to end at 10 AM PT / 1 PM PT. This beats the previous lowest price, which was just under $30 at Walmart.

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Prime Day 2020: Fire Emblem Three Houses Down To $40 In Rare Deal

Thu, 10/15/2020 - 00:54

Amazon Prime Day 2020 has entered its second day, and there are a ton of great video game deals to snag regardless of your platform. Not only can you find savings at Amazon itself, but also a number of other retailers like Best Buy, GameStop, and Target that are running similar anti-Prime Day promotions. Nintendo Switch games very rarely go down in price, but there are several high-profile and first-party titles you can save a ton of cash on during this year's event.

During Prime Day, Fire Emblem: Three Houses is just $40, down from its standard $60 price. There aren't any hoops to jump through if you have Amazon Prime, and you can choose from either a physical copy or a digital code for the same price. Your time to wait could vary depending on your location

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This is just one of several Nintendo Switch games on sale during Prime Day 2020. You can also get games like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Super Mario Odyssey, Mario Tennis Aces, and Super Mario Party for the same price.

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Mass Effect Legendary Edition Rated In Korea

Thu, 10/15/2020 - 00:34

EA hasn't officially announced it yet, but the rumored remaster of the Mass Effect trilogy keeps popping up enough to seem all but confirmed at this point--especially now that ratings for the game have no begun to surface.

The Game Rating and Administration Committee of Korea has published a rating for Mass Effect Legendary Edition (via Gematsu), which is supposedly the name of the current-generation remaster that is in development and will include Mass Effect, Mass Effect 2, and Mass Effect 3. The listing doesn't feature any new details about the project, but just adds to the growing stack of seemingly credible information surrounding the collection of the original Shepard trilogy.

Recent rumors suggest that the game has slipped to an early 2021 release after previously being planned for the holiday 2020 season. Considering EA has yet to announce it that's tough to confirm, but the publisher isn't a stranger to announcing remaster close to their release. This month a remaster for Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit was revealed, with the game launching on November 6. With Mass Effect's annual N7 day happening on November 7, it could be a good time for the reveal.

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The First Trailer For Monster Hunter Arrives, Check It Out

Thu, 10/15/2020 - 00:29

Another video game adaptation is just weeks away from arriving in theaters--assuming it doesn't get pushed back like every other movie in 2020. Monster Hunter sees Milla Jovovich as a member of the military whose group gets magically transported to the world of the video games, and of course, she has to hunt monsters.

The first full trailer is here after a series of teasers over the past few weeks. Sony Pictures revealed the video, and there are a few nods to Capcom's gaming series. Check it out below.

There are many elements from the game, like a Rathalos and Diablos showing up in the trailer or some of the weaponry Jovovich's character uses. However, unlike the games, this movie's focus is on someone from Earth heading to the Monster Hunter universe.

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PS4 Firmware Update 8.00 Adds New PS5 Features, But Breaks Friend Lists

Thu, 10/15/2020 - 00:25

Sony has released firmware update 8.00 for the PS4, which adds updates to party and messages, new avatars, simplified parental controls, and enhanced two-step verification. However, users have reported issues after installing the update, including one that blocks access to friends lists

After the update, party and message functions will be linked together more tightly, and you'll be able to use the same groups of players for party voice chats and message exchanges, instead of having different groups set up across the two apps. This will also be a cross-gen feature, as you'll be able to send messages to PS4 groups even if you are on PS5.

New avatars have also been added, with players able to customize themselves with assets from Bloodborne, Journey, Ghost of Tsushima, God of War, The Last of Us Part II, The Last of Us Remastered, Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, and more.

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The Matrix 4 Stars Says Movie Will "Change The Industry Again"

Thu, 10/15/2020 - 00:16

The Matrix 4 is one of many upcoming movies that's had its release moved around--it was originally set to hit theaters next June, was moved back to April 2022, before shifting forward again to December 2021 December 2021. Nevertheless, production has now resumed on the film, and co-star Jessica Henwick (Iron Fist) has spoken about what fans can expect from the much-anticipated sci-fi sequel.

In an interview with ComicBook, Henwick explained that director Lana Wachowski is using pioneering technology in much the same way she did in 1999, when she helmed the first Matrix with sister Lilly.

"There are definitely moments on set where Yahya [Abdul-Mateen II] and I look at each other and we just go, 'Matrix 4,'" Henwick said. "Those pinch me moments. Lana is doing some really interesting things on a technical level in the same way that you know, she created a style back then. I think she's going to change the industry again with this film. There's some camera rigs that I've never seen before that we're using. That's probably all I can say for that."

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Microsoft Flight Simulator Player Adds A Gigantic Xbox Series X To The World

Wed, 10/14/2020 - 23:04

Microsoft Flight Simulator doesn't have a release date yet on Xbox consoles, but one PC player has decided to bring a supersized version of Microsoft's next-gen hardware into the game.

Reddit user Oh_Gaz posted a video of their addition to the game, a gigantic Xbox Series X that was accurately rendered and can be found in Redmond, Washington, the location of Microsoft's headquarters. It sure does look better than the impossibly tall skyscrapers that were the result of a typo when the game first launched.

Not just a massive monolith that vaguely resembles the console, Oh_Gaz even went so far as to add several smaller details such as the console's input ports and a glowing green light at the top that illuminates the sky at night. As an added inside joke, Oh_Gaz even used the demo music that was present on the original Xbox console in the video below.

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Spider-Man: Miles Morales Has Unique Abilities And Surprise Villains

Wed, 10/14/2020 - 17:09

One month out from Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales' debut alongside the PlayStation 5, we're learning some new details about the game's technical capabilities and the story it'll follow. The new information comes from a Game Informer cover story that has revealed both impressions on how the game plays on PS5 and some new details on the story.

While we've had some details on the game's 60FPS Performance Mode, the Game Informer impressions reveal more about the higher-quality Fidelity Mode, which runs at 30FPS in 4K and will include ray tracing along with other visual enhancements. On PS5 the game runs without load screens even when fast travelling.

Spider-Man: Miles Morales - Game Informer Impressions
-PS5 Performance Mode: Dynamic 4K/60FPS
-PS5 Fidelity Mode: 4K/30FPS, ray-tracing+other improved visuals
-No load screens, even when fast traveling
-Very impressed with ray-tracing
Much more inside:

— Shinobi602 (@shinobi602) October 13, 2020

While the new game is set to showcase both Peter Parker and Miles Morales' Spider-men, as revealed in past teasers, Miles doesn't have to share the spotlight as the only playable character in the game. Miles also has his own unique set of animations that are a little sloppier than Peter's, showing his learning curve as a new Spider-Man.

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Larian Reveals Where Most Players Are Dying In Baldur's Gate 3

Wed, 10/14/2020 - 16:14

One week after the early access launch of Baldur's Gate 3, Larian is releasing its first major patch--but more importantly, has shared some anecdotes on the choices players are making in the game. Notably, the studio has shared a player death heatmap to see where the most players have lost their lives.

Yellow highlights show where the most players have died in Baldur's Gate 3.

Not only is the heatmap interesting for those who have explored the dangers of the expansive map themselves, it's an important QA tool for Larian to check whether player deaths are occurring in unexpected areas, so they can continue to refine Baldur's Gate 3 for its full release. Of course, like any good D&D game, it's also led to some great stories.

Most of them, for whatever reason, involve Gale. It turns out that a lot of people don't like Gale, with Larian noting that player deaths spiked around the location of his introduction. While the conversation with Gale isn't really meant to turn into a combat encounter, it still can if you choose to fight instead of listening to what he has to say.

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Ver. 9.0 Fighter Adjustments Gives Big Boosts To Some Fighters

Wed, 10/14/2020 - 15:28

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate update 9.0 is out now, and as usual there's been a series of changes and adjustments to current fighters. The tweaks this time seem to benefit buffs over nerfs, meaning that many fighters will have an easier time doing damage now.

The big change, of course, is the addition of Steve and the new Minecraft World stage, but even if you don't buy the Minecraft DLC some changes are introduced to the existing line-up.

The big winners seem to be Ice Climbers, Lucario, Bowser Jr., and Simon/Richter, with faster attacks and extended launches coming in the wake of this patch. Pro players will likely want to revisit and update their tier rankings after this update.

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LOTR TV Show Writer Can't Talk About It, So Stop Asking

Wed, 10/14/2020 - 15:21

Information about Amazon's big budget Lord Of The Rings series is still very thin on the ground, with most news off the set simply confirming whether production is in motion or not. Now, a screenwriter attached to the project has had to ask fans to stop assuming all her tweets are about the show.

After Peter Jackson proved how beautifully Tolkien's works could adapt to film with his Lord Of The Rings trilogy (and, to a lesser extent, the later Hobbit trilogy) it's no wonder fans are excited to see more of Amazon's big budget TV show set in Middle-earth's Second Age.

Speculation about the show was kicked into a frenzy when reported that the production had hired NZ intimacy coordinator Jennifer Ward-Lealand, which got fans wondering whether Amazon was planning to write Game Of Thrones-style nudity and sex scenes into Tolkien's generally quite chaste world. One of series screenwriter Gennifer Hutchison's tweets was then taken to be a response to these rumors, leading to the writer deleting her tweet.

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The Weirdest And Wildest Amazon Prime Day 2020 Deals

Wed, 10/14/2020 - 10:00

During Amazon Prime Day 2020, there are plenty of sales you'll want to partake in, from deals for Nintendo Switch to smart TVs and board games. However, while we tend to highlight some of the very best deals for Prime Day, it's time to look at some of the most absurd things on sale.

Across Amazon, Best Buy, Target, and other retailers, there are plenty of discounted items you probably didn't know existed until today or things on sale that should have been discontinued years ago. These are all items that will have you scratching your heads--right before you sincerely say to yourself, "I need this, right?"

FIFA 17 for Xbox One $15 (was $30)

I am not much of a FIFA player, but I know it has a tremendous global appeal. Every year, EA Sports pumps out another one of these games, and people around the world pick it up. Discounting a previous year's game is par for the course when the latest addition has been released (FIFA 21 came out October 6), but discounting a game from four years ago when the previous two years' games are just a few dollars more, non-Prime Day priced, is a bit silly. But hey, if you want to pick up a game way out of date, go nuts.

Hurry up though, this hot, hot deal on an old, old game ends on Wednesday, October 14!

See at Target Gifts for Men Dad Husband $30 (was $37)

You may be a little confused about the title of this product, and that's because it was so long, it had to be cut down. This Amazon product is actually called "Gifts for Men Dad Husband, Survival Gear and Equipment 12 in 1, Christmas Stocking Stuffers, Fishing Hunting Birthday Gifts Ideas for Him Boyfriend Teen Boy, Cool Gadget, Camping Survival Kit."

As a man dad husband myself, I enjoy many tools, all of which are located in my toolbox, But if I'm on the go, all I really need are a flathead and Phillips screwdrivers, pliers, wire cutters, and a hammer. However, Gifts for Men Dad Husband is really focused on the survivalist. It's about the man dad husband who wants to escape his rigorous day-to-day life by spending time getting back to nature forest woods, away from civilization city humanity.

See at Amazon Hover-1 Raptor Hoverboard Buggy Attachment with LED Fog Blasters and Sound Effects $70 (was $100)

Do you have an undying need for younger people to accept you, so you buy the coolest tech for teens, but you're incredibly uncoordinated? Don't worry, Hover-1 has something for you that will make all the kids yell, "That person in their 30s is the most swag-fleek!" The Raptor Hoverboard Buggy Attachment--a phrase no one should ever have to write--allows you to ride your hoverboard without the fear of falling off and breaking an arm. Plus, it has LED lights, fog blasters, and makes sound effects. Celebrate your Third Life Crisis in style!

See at Best Buy The Floor is Lava! $13 (was $17)

There are a few childhood games that can be played for the low price of $0: hide and seek, tag, heads-up 7-up, and the floor is lava. However, Endless Games has found a way to make the floor is lava into a thing you pay for. Instead of jumping from one piece of furniture to another, you jump on foam tiles. There's also action cards that tell you to do things, like "touch your toes." Just do yourselves a favor and play the game for free, then watch the game show of the same name on Netflix.

See at Target Kidzone DIY Number 6V Kids Toy Electric Ride On Bumper Car $150 (was $400)

Someone has taken a seat to help infants sit up straight and put some remotely-controlled wheels and fancy lights on it. While it comes in a wide array of colors, what the Kidzone Bumper Car doesn't want you to know is that electric ride-on full cars cost around $150 or are less. It just seems like this Bumper Car is mere seconds away from tipping over. And just as a side note, anyone else find it super-weird that the title of the toy highlights the fact you have to put the number on the car yourself?

See at Walmart Mr. Sketch Chiseled Tip Marker $10 (was $13)

There is just something wonderfully nostalgic about markers that very vaguely smell like fruit. And something that never pops up in most of our minds is the ability to relive the moments when it was ok to sniff the markers. What is really weird about these markers are some of the smells. Aside from the traditional ones like cherry and grape, there are some ones that are really bizarre: nacho cheese, smoky cinnamon rocket fuel (cinnamon alone is already a smell), rotten melon alien ooze, and licorice. Come on, black licorice is gross.

See at Amazon RENPHO Leg Massager $66 (was $90)

For many people, a nice, long massage is the best way to wind down after being on your feet all day. However, with the RENPHO Leg Massager, you get to combine that with cosplaying as Robocop on the lower half of your body. It uses air to inflate the bags wrapped around your legs, so it's probably also exceptionally loud. But hey, at least you're comfortable, you cybernetic cop with a -30 roll to stealth.

See at Amazon 20 Two-Way Walkie Talkies $164 (was $215)

There is no denying that walkie talkies are pretty cool. And of course, you're going to need two of them to talk to someone else. However, this Amazon Prime Day deal comes with 20, so you'll have to find 19 friends to hand these out to. Obviously, this pack is geared toward construction workers or other jobs where many people need to keep in constant contact with each other but can't use computers. It's just bizarre to see this promoted in one of the electronic sections.

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