Blizzard Says Overwatch Toxicity Is Down 40 Percent
Mar23

Blizzard Says Overwatch Toxicity Is Down 40 Percent

Not so long ago, Overwatch was a poster child for toxicity run rampant in competitive multiplayer games. People regularly trolled and spewed vitriol while a barebones report system did little to stem the tide. Oh, what a difference a couple years (and a smartly implemented endorsement system) makes. Read...

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Buy Committee: Should I Replace My Kitchen Smart Speaker With a Google Home Hub? 
Mar23

Buy Committee: Should I Replace My Kitchen Smart Speaker With a Google Home Hub? 

The dream of the internet-connected smart home is alive and well in 2019, but one of our readers, Methusalah, can’t seem to add the oft-$99 Google Home Hub to his collection. Read more…

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Crunchyroll Responds To Concerns About Rising Prices
Mar22

Crunchyroll Responds To Concerns About Rising Prices

Today, subscribers to the largest anime streaming service, Crunchyroll, were hit with a 15 percent price hike monthly—spurring complaints from longtime users. Read more…

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Valve’s Rocky Road To Better Communication About Steam
Mar22

Valve’s Rocky Road To Better Communication About Steam

Credit to Valve: Over the past 15 years, it’s turned Steam into a megalith and kept it relevant with a steady, if slow, stream of new features. But in continually reacting to problems instead of anticipating them, and by keeping communication to a minimum, Valve has left a swath of damage in its wake, from review… Read...

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Splinter IT’S MUELLER TIME | Deadspin Stop Excusing Tom Izzo’s Assholery | TV Club Mötley Crüe biopi

Splinter IT’S MUELLER TIME | Deadspin Stop Excusing Tom Izzo’s Assholery | TV Club Mötley Crüe biopic The Dirt makes even the viewer feel the need to shower afterward | The Slot Robert Mueller Went Ahead and Filed His Report | The Root Va. Police Pull Guns, Handcuff College Students Over Broken Tail Light. Cop Claims… Read...

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A Guide to the Mueller Investigation for Anyone Who’s Only Been Paying Half-Attention
Mar22

A Guide to the Mueller Investigation for Anyone Who’s Only Been Paying Half-Attention

If you’re a thankfully normal human being living an actual life there’s a decent chance you’ve only been sorta paying attention to the labyrinthine ins-and-outs of what President Donald Trump has calls a “witch hunt,” and everyone else calls “that Russia thing, I guess?” AKA the Mueller investigation. Read...

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