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Apple Vision Pro Reactions For The $3,500 Headset Are All Over The Place

Tue, 06/06/2023 - 05:12

Apple has revealed its next product, the Apple Vision Pro, and its announcement certainly garnered quite a response online. The headset, which starts at $3,500, launches in early 2024, promising to revolutionize the way people experience the world around them.

But the lofty price point and other elements of Apple's announcement of the device led to some hilarious reactions and memes, as well as some thoughtful analysis of Apple's intentions. As usual, the internet did not disappoint. Here's a roundup of some of the best reactions to the Apple Vision Pro that we've seen from across the internet.

The Apple Vision Pro differentiates itself from Meta Quest 3 and PlayStation VR 2 by allowing users to see the real world and virtual apps and experiences at the same time. In terms of gaming support, the Apple Vision Pro will support Apple Arcade so users can play Apple Arcade titles on a simulated screen. There will be entertainment and workplace productivity apps available, too, including Disney+ and Microsoft Word, among others.

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This New Steam Deck Accessory Gives Your System A Game Boy Color Glow-Up

Tue, 06/06/2023 - 05:04

JSAUX, an independent electronics accessories supplier, prides itself in releasing products that improve tech owners' experiences. This week features a product that might pique Steam Deck owners' interest, especially if they also have a history with Nintendo.

On June 2, JSAUX promoted its latest Kickstarter for the OmniCase 2 on Reddit. In the same post, JSAUX announced that it would be releasing a "number of new accessory lines" for the Steam Deck. It included a photo of one of the accessory prototypes, which looked suspiciously like a front plate that matches their Game Boy Color-like transparent back plate for the Steam Deck.

JSAUX already released a translucent Steam Deck back plate that's live on its official website and Amazon. If this is really a front plate, then fully clear-colored Steam Decks might soon be a reality. All that's left to do is wait for the confirmation.

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All Scosglen Altar Of Lilith Locations In Diablo 4

Tue, 06/06/2023 - 04:56

Scosglen is a region in the northern part of Diablo 4's world, which you will traverse in the mid to late campaign. Scattered throughout this region are Altars of Lilith, a type of collectible that awards small, permanent bonuses of finding them. These Altars are typically tucked away in small corners, hidden in the open-world environment. Below we have maps of all 34 Altar of Lilith locations in Scosglen, split into the eastern, western, and northern parts of the region.

All Altar of Lilith Locations in ScosglenEast ScosglenThere are 19 Altars of Lilith location in the eastern part of Scosglen.West ScosglenThere are 10 Altars of Lilith in the western part of Socsglen.North ScosglenThe remaining five Altars of Lilith are located in the northern tip of Scosglen.

If you are in the area of an Altar of Lilith but unsure exactly where it is, check for small nooks in the map, as these Altars are frequently tucked into small corners. Sometimes they are also hidden inside buildings and can even be behind breakable objects in the environment. More often than not, each Altar of Lilith won't be immediately visible upon entering an area. There are also a few Altars inside a Stronghold, but you can exit without finishing it as soon as you find the Altar of Lilith if you want to.

What do the Altars of Lilith do?

Collecting an Altar of Lilith in Diablo 4 provides two types of benefits. The first is the more immediate bonus, which provides a permanent benefit to all of your characters in that same world. This bonus can include increased maximum health, increased maximum Murmuring Obols capacity, and flat stat boosts, like +2 Dexterity.

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Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 3 Wilds Theme Revealed

Tue, 06/06/2023 - 04:29

With the current Fortnite season coming to an end soon, Epic has officially started teasing what's in store for the island in the upcoming season. From the looks of it, the overall theme, Wilds, appears to be more jungle-focused.

On the official Fortnite Twitter account, a short eight-second teaser was posted. The word "Wilds" appears on the screen in the video, with a jungle visible in the background. All while that's happening, jungle-like noses can be heard. Right before the video ends, the following words appear on screen: June 9, 2023.

Things are about to get WILD! #FortniteWILDS

— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) June 5, 2023

The date shown at the of the teaser does have some significance because that's when Chapter 4, Season 2 (the current season) is scheduled to end. Although not much is known about Season 2, the trailer does align with what was previously reported, with the season's theme heavily focusing on the jungle.

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Diablo 4 Paragon Board System And Paragon Glyphs Guide

Tue, 06/06/2023 - 04:19

The Diablo 4 Paragon system will likely cause a few headaches initially. After leveling up to level 50, you'll soon find out that there are even more mechanics to consider for your build. Here's our guide to help you with the Paragon Board and Paragon Glyphs in Diablo 4.

How to Unlock and Use the Paragon Board and Paragon Glyphs in Diablo 4

The Diablo 4 Paragon Board is unlocked automatically once you reach level 50. In fact, we can consider levels 1 to 49 as the portion where you come up with the core facets of your build, such as skills and passives. Then, at level 50 and beyond, all your XP gains will go toward the Paragon Board system. This can be accessed by opening your character page, going to the Abilities panel, and switching to the Paragon tab.

Now, to be fair, the first time you see the board, it can feel a little daunting. As such, we'll summarize what you can expect.

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Diablo 4 Unique, Sacred, And Ancestral Items Guide

Tue, 06/06/2023 - 04:19

Diablo 4 Unique, Sacred, and Ancestral items will probably cause a migraine when you first encounter them. If you're a veteran of the series, you'll be surprised at the inclusion of new rarities. If you're a newcomer, you'll be flabbergasted at this mechanic. And that's why we've got you covered. Our Diablo 4 Unique, Sacred, and Ancestral items guide will help you figure out just what all of these terminologies are, and where you'll actually find this type of loot.

What Are Unique, Sacred, and Ancestral Items in Diablo 4 - Loot GuideClassification of Item Rarities and Features

Before we go into detail about the Diablo 4 Unique, Sacred, and Ancestral items, let's do a quick refresher on the loot system. When talking about rarities, you'll see the following:

  • Common (grey)
  • Magic (blue)
  • Rare (yellow)
  • Legendary (orange) - Given the new Codex of Power/Legendary Aspects mechanics, legendaries are just rare items with a Legendary Aspect (i.e. perk/affix). They're no longer the one-of-a-kind drops that every class searches for.
  • Unique (gold) - This is now the highest rarity, which we explain below.
  • Note that Sacred and Ancestral items are mostly affixes related to stat rolls, which we detail later in this guide.
There's a Legendary Focus drop, which happens to be Sacred as well.Unique Items

The Diablo 4 Unique items now occupy the highest tier in terms of rarity. They have a more noticeable gold frame. However, the most important factor to remember is that they have fixed aspects/perks. These cannot be extracted nor imprinted. The best example of this is the Mother's Embrace, a unique ring that you'll obtain at the end of the campaign. The one we obtained has the following stats and perks:

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Diablo 4 Helltide Events Guide

Tue, 06/06/2023 - 04:19

The Diablo 4 Helltide Event is a type of endgame activity. In it, you'll need to defeat numerous monsters to acquire a currency. Naturally, you'll receive some nifty rewards in the process. Here's our guide to help you complete Helltide Events in Diablo 4.

How to Complete Helltide Events in Diablo 4Helltide Event Unlock Requirement, Location, and Schedule

The Diablo 4 Helltide Event becomes available after you complete the Cathedral of Light Capstone Dungeon so you can switch to World Tier 3: Nightmare.

The activity itself occurs periodically. As of the time of this writing, we believe it's every other hour, with the activity itself lasting for an hour, too. We noticed this after finishing World Boss kills, such as Ashava. Usually, after our character and several random players defeated a World Boss, the Helltide Event also popped up.

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Hideo Kojima Appears At Apple Event With Special Announcement As Game Mode For MacOS Revealed

Tue, 06/06/2023 - 03:51

In a big surprise, legendary game developer Hideo Kojima appeared at Apple's WWDC 2023 event today where he announced that Death Stranding's Director's Cut is coming to Mac.

Kojima said he was "blown away" by Apple's efforts to make Mac a better place for games. In addition to Death Stranding, Kojima said he is actively working on bringing future titles from Kojima Productions to Mac, though he did not name any games outright.

During WWDC 2023, Apple announced that the next MacOS, Sonoma, will include a "Game Mode" that improves latency for PlayStation and Xbox controllers. The Game Mode also limits background tasks to help improve gaming performance by prioritizing GPU and CPU performance for games. This sounds similar to Microsoft's own game mode for Windows. According to Apple, its new Game Mode works with any game.

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How To Get Diablo 4 Twitch Drops Including The Primal Instinct Mount

Tue, 06/06/2023 - 03:40

Activision Blizzard has announced that players can receive Twitch Drops for Diablo 4 by watching eligible streamers. To receive these exclusive items, you'll need to do a few things first and make sure you're watching during the proper week. From June 5 to July 2, players can unlock a variety of exclusive in-game items. Here's everything you'll need to know about receiving Diablo 4 Twitch drops, including the Primal Instinct Mount.

Linking accounts

Before you can start earning the drops, make sure your is linked to your Twitch account. To do so, make sure you log in, and when you do, click on Account Settings. From there, click on Connections, then scroll down until you see Twitch and click +Connect. Once you do that, you'll properly link both of your accounts.

How to claim Twitch drops

Now that both accounts are linked, you only need to watch a streamer with Twitch Drops enabled for at least three hours. Once you've earned a drop, you'll have seven days to claim it via the Inventory Menu on Twitch before it expires. To claim another award, you'll have to make sure you've collected the prior one first.

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You Can Get This Free Sequel To A Classic Game On Steam Right Now

Tue, 06/06/2023 - 03:09

Everybody loves free games, especially when they're on a service that you already use. If you're a fan of turn-based tactics games, check out Field Of Glory 2, a sequel to the classic strategy series that's free to own on Steam. Described as a turn-based wargame in the old-school style, the game has received positive reviews. The Steam page suggests this deal will end June 8, and if you grab it now, you'll own it forever.

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Field Of Glory 2 is the sequel to the 1993 original, which focused on the Napoleonic Wars. However, Field Of Glory 2 instead turns its attention to the age of Rome, specifically the empire's rise from 280 BC to 25 BC. The game's DLC (which is not included in the free giveaway) covers other eras of history. For example, Swifter Than Eagles turns the clock back to 2500 to 681 BC, aka the Bronze Age. Rise of Persia focuses on the last era of chariot warfare in 681 BC, and the fall of the Neo-Assyrian Empire.

There's also the major follow-up titled Field Of Glory 2: Medieval. Focusing on 1040 AD to 1270 AD rather than the ancient milieu of its predecessor. It has its own array of DLCs that focus on that era, including those themed around Spain and Switzerland.

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Apple Finally Reveals Long-Awaited AR Headset, Vision Pro, Priced At $3,500

Tue, 06/06/2023 - 03:08

As part of Apple's WWDC 2023 event, the iPhone company formally announced its long-rumored augmented/virtual reality headset. The headset is called Apple Vision Pro. It's described as a "spatial computing" platform that is the first Apple product that users "look through and not at."

The Apple Vision Pro starts at $3,500 and will go on sale in early 2024. Apple CEO Tim Cook said Apple Vision Pro will "shift the way we look at technology." Cook said Apple Vision Pro is a "revolutionary product."

"Vision Pro creates an infinite canvas for apps that scales beyond the boundaries of a traditional display and introduces a fully three-dimensional user interface controlled by the most natural and intuitive inputs possible--a user's eyes, hands, and voice," Apple said in a news release.

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Rocket League Season 11 Launch Date Announced

Tue, 06/06/2023 - 03:00

Rocket League Season 11 is just two days away, with the new season set to kick off on June 7. The announcement was made alongside the release of a stylish new trailer that provides a better look at all the new features drifting their way into the game this season.

Season 11's new Rocket Pass stars the Hybrid Hitbox Nissan Silvia (S13) and is loaded with cosmetic goodies for that particular vehicle and others (plus universal cosmetic items for players to use wherever they wish). The Nissan Silvia RLE is also included in the Season 11 Rocket Pass.

But cosmetics aren't the only thing Season 11 has to offer--a brand new arena is hitting the game this season, too. The Estadio Vida Arena is the latest addition to the game's unique collection of arenas. Designed to resemble a residential district in Latin America, Estadio Vida provides a colorful backdrop--plus lots of twists and turns--for players to navigate as they speed towards victory.

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Big New Ubisoft Game Suffers Huge Leak Ahead Of Showcase

Tue, 06/06/2023 - 02:49

Video footage of Ubisoft's The Crew Motorfest has leaked ahead of its appearance in Ubisoft's upcoming showcase.

Spotted by VGC, two videos were accidentally published for Ubisoft's The Crew Motorfest. One of them was 25 minutes while the other was seemingly two hours of footage of the game running on PS5. While both videos have been pulled, a mirror of the former video is still online.

The video presents the game in its closed testing phase and shows off features such as some of the cars and locations. It also looks like players can customize their cars, including choosing various colors and headlight shapes. Players can also drive in both first-person and third-person perspectives.

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Diablo 4 Already Has Two Expansions In The Works

Tue, 06/06/2023 - 02:43

Diablo IV may have just arrived, but Diablo franchise general manager Rod Fergusson has confirmed that two expansions for Blizzard's latest ARPG are already underway.

In an interview with Kinda Funny Games, Fergusson casually mentioned that the game has two expansions in the works while discussing how to avoid developer burnout and create future content sustainably, while still sticking to Diablo IV's quarterly season plans.

"So you have to build your team and your structure around a way you can do that sustainably, because you're kind of always shipping in a way," Fergusson said. "In fact that's something we talk about. We have to build things in parallel. Right now, as I sit here, we're about to launch the main game, we're finishing up season one, we're working on season two, we're working on expansion one, we're kicking off expansion two. All that's happening right now and we haven't even launched the game yet."

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Diablo 4 - Best Barbarian Builds Guide

Tue, 06/06/2023 - 02:42

One of the most unexpected aspects of Diablo 4 right out of the gate is just how strong the Barbarian class is. While many players were going to play as a Barbarian due to how long the class has been around in the franchise, few expected their builds to be near the top of the meta in Sanctuary. Now, with more players than ever hopping on the Barbarian hype train, the proper builds for the class are more pertinent than ever.

Whether you are just now trying out a Barbarian or need some help with your build as you continue leveling, we have you covered. Below, you will find three different Barbarian builds in Diablo 4 that can help you during the main story and make you unstoppable in the endgame.

Table of Contents [hide]Best Barbarian Builds

If you have been paying attention to any of the early access class tier lists for Diablo 4, then you likely know that the Whirlwind Barbarian build is among the best and most popular thus far. Naturally, we will be going over the best skills and weapons to use for that specific build, but we will also be including two other ones in case players want to switch it up or not follow the meta too strictly.

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Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart PC Preorders Are Discounted Already

Tue, 06/06/2023 - 02:28

After launching on PS5 in 2021, Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart is officially heading to PC on July 26. Preorders are now open for the highly reviewed PlayStation exclusive, and Green Man Gaming is currently the best place to preorder your copy. GMG is selling Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart preorders for $51, down from $60.

Preorder at GMG

Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart is offered as a Steam key through Green Man Gaming--so you don’t have to worry about adding another app to your desktop. In order to get the deal, however, you’ll need to create a GMG XP account. This is entirely free, and largely just requires an email account. After signing up for free, you’ll see the discounted price. You’ll also earn XP with your purchase, which will grant you additional offers and possibly even free games as you move up the ranks.

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Pedro Pascal Should Play A "Cranky, Old Spider-Person," Oscar Isaac Says

Tue, 06/06/2023 - 02:23

Oscar Isaac, who plays Spider-Man 2099 in the recently released Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, has suggested his friend Pedro Pascal as a potential addition to the Marvel Spider-Verse franchise. Isaac expressed his idea during an interview with British GQ, where he discussed the animated Spider-Man film.

Isaac, when asked about his thoughts on new additions to the Spider-Verse franchise, responded with praise for the casting directors' ability to find the right actors for each character. However, he mentioned Pascal as a strong contender, envisioning him as a "cranky, old Spider-Person… Let's find something for him."

Interestingly, this is the second time in 2023 that Pascal has been recommended for a movie franchise. Previously, Jack Black, who voiced Bowser in The Super Mario Bros. Movie, told GameSpot that Pascal would be an ideal fit for the character of Wario.

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Diablo 4 Patch Notes Make Big Class Adjustments

Tue, 06/06/2023 - 02:20

Two new patches for Diablo IV have dropped in the past few days, and they've introduced some significant changes to the game. June 4's Patch 1.0.2e is the most recent, but it was June 3's Patch 1.0.2d that really adjusted the math behind many of the game's classes, and that's likely to have an impact on your play experience.

Patch 1.0.2e fixed an issue where players couldn't type in their preferred language during shop checkout, as well as a nasty stuttering bug on high-end machines. Patch 1.0.2d contained many specific changes that we'll break down below. Its most general change came in the form of a nerf to Paragon Glyphs, which Blizzard considered too powerful prior to the patch.

For Barbarians, the patch significantly nerfed Challenging Shout and Bold Chieftain's Aspect, decreasing damage reduction and cooldown reduction for each skill respectively. Aspect of the Dire Whirlwind was also lessened in power via its critical strike chance. Druid received more mixed changes, with skills like Pulverize getting reduced in power and those like Lightning Storm getting buffed in damage.

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GTA 5 Is Getting A Much-Requested Feature, Nearly 10 Years Later

Tue, 06/06/2023 - 02:12

Rockstar is finally adding the ability to simply hold down a button to sprint in Grand Theft Auto V, nearly a decade after the game's initial release. The GTA Online update will go live on June 13 and will include a host of other features.

This news comes by way of a recent Rockstar Games Newswire post (via TheGamer), which highlights the highly-requested feature. "An alternate sprint control option (hold to sprint) will be added to the Settings Menu," reads an excerpt from the Rockstar post.

This is noteworthy, as, for the past decade, you had to tap the sprint button continuously, which was certainly a nuisance for a lot of players. Continuously tapping a button to run has been featured in most modern GTA games, but is problematic, especially in terms of accessibility. This update will hopefully make the game easier to play.

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Get A Discount And $250 Gift Card For Reserving Samsung Odyssey OLED G9 Gaming Monitor

Tue, 06/06/2023 - 02:02

A gaming PC isn't complete without a monitor that can beam high-quality graphics directly into your eyes, and if money is no object, check out Samsung's latest ultrawide Odyssey monitor. Like its predecessors, the Samsung Odyssey OLED G9 has a massive 49-inch curved display. The big difference, of course, is the OLED panel used in the latest G9. Needless to say, this looks like Samsung's most impressive ultrawide monitor yet. Preorders open on June 12, and if you're even remotely interested, you should reserve your spot in line. It costs nothing to place a reservation--just enter your name and email address on the reservation page--but you'll be rewarded with a $50 discount and a $250 Samsung gift card if you decide to preorder.

Reserve Samsung Odyssey OLED G9

Official pricing hasn't been revealed yet, but judging by the specs, don't be surprised to see this monitor cost north of $2,000 (conservative estimate) when it's available. Just for reference, the 49-inch Neo G9 went for $2,300 at launch--and the Neo G9 doesn't have an OLED display.

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