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Minor annoyances don’t stop Borderlands 3 from being the best in the series

Definitely a Game of the Year contender.

It’s been seven years since Borderlands 2 released, and I’m happy to say that Borderlands 3 was worth the long wait. Character arcs receive well-earned endings, questions are answered regarding lore and theories that fans will love, and the gunplay is top-notch. Any stumbles Borderlands 3 takes are overwhelmingly outshined by what it does well.

And as satisfying as it is for long-time fans, it’s still accessible to newcomers so  [Read More…]

A media event is being held for The Last of Us Part II later in September

It’s been over a year since new footage was released for The Last of Us Part II. That could be about to change.

What you need to know The Last of Us Part II was first announced back at PlayStation Experience 2016. Since then, new footage has been scarce, with the latest being a gameplay segment released at E3 2018. Today, Geoff Keighley confirmed that The Last of Us Part II is getting a media event on  [Read More…]

Discord is being deeply integrated into the Game Launcher on Galaxy phones

It’s now easier than ever to use Discord on your Note 10.

What you need to know Samsung and Discord have announced a new partnership. Discord features are being integrated into the Game Launcher app on Galaxy phones. This includes being able to see your Discord friends’ gaming status, an option to join voice chats, and more.

Discord has gained massive popularity over the last couple of years as the go-to app for gaming-related chats, and now,  [Read More…]

Qualcomm is being fined €242 million for ‘predatory pricing’

The fine comes courtesy of the European Commission.

What you need to know The European Commission is issuing a fine against Qualcomm for €242 million. Qualcomm’s being accused of “predatory pricing” for its 3G baseband chips. The EU says Qualcomm’s goal was to push competitors out of the market.

Qualcomm’s found itself in some hot water. On July 17, the European Commission issued a press release announcing that it has fined the chip-maker a whopping €242 million.  [Read More…]

The FBI and FTC are being asked to investigate Russia-based FaceApp

The DNC has also sent out an alert warning staffers to not use the app.

What you need to know Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer has called on the FBI and FTC to investigate Russia-based FaceApp. FaceApp has insisted data is never transferred to Russia and most photos are deleted within 48 hours. The DNC has also sent out a security alert warning staffers to avoid the app.

FaceApp has seen a surge in popularity recently for  [Read More…]

Here are the 65 emoji being added to Android Q

You can try the new emoji today if you have enrolled in the Android Q Beta program.

What you need to know On World Emoji Day, Google has announced that it will be adding 65 new emoji with Android Q later this year. Some of the upcoming emoji include a sloth, an otter, garlic, waffle, and 71 couples with varied skin tones. Google is also supporting 53 emojis with gender-inclusive designs.

On the occasion of World Emoji  [Read More…]

FedEx stopped a Huawei phone from being delivered to the U.S. from the UK

Instead, the phone was sent back to London.

What you need to know A PCMag writer in the UK tried shipping a Huawei P30 to a colleague in the U.S. FedEx stopped the shipment due to “U.S. government issue with Huawei and China.” One Huawei rep says this is a “complete misinterpretation.”

The effects of the United States’ ban on Huawei has reached far and wide, resulting in a lot of hoops for the Chinese company to  [Read More…]

The LG V35 on AT&T is now being updated to Android 9 Pie

Good news for the two people that own the phone.

What you need to know Android Pie is rolling out to the AT&T variant of the LG V35. The update weighs in at 1.46GB and comes with the May 2019 security patch. Can I make another joke about how nobody bought this phone?

In between the LG V30 and V40, LG released a weird Frankenstein of a device with the V35 in May 2018. It was essentially  [Read More…]

Amazon unveils a new Echo Dot Kids Edition that’s already being discounted

Amazon has quietly unveiled an all-new Echo Dot Kids Edition which features a new, yet familiar, design, and color options unlike anything we’ve seen the company do before. At first glance, you may mistake this for a regular 3rd-gen Echo Dot, until you see the new bright Rainbow color scheme that’s being offered. Details surrounding what’s new are a bit limited right now, but Amazon does say that this speaker, like the latest Echo Dot, is 70% louder, and there  [Read More…]