If you’re slightly miffed about The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom being the first $70 Nintendo Switch game, there’s something you can do about that. Instead, if you’re a subscriber to Nintendo Switch Online, you can preorder a digital copy of the new Zelda for $49.99 by buying Nintendo’s digital game vouchers. Spend $100 to save up to $30 on two gamesThe Nintendo Switch Game Voucher costs $99.98 and is redeemable for two qualifying, full-price games on the eShop. Nintendo Switch Game Voucher $ 100 $ 130 23 % off $ 100 Nintendo Switch Online subscribers can buy a digital voucher to use on two qualifying games. You can have up to eight active vouchers, though you must maintain your Switch Online subscription until you redeem them.
The submission to Apple App Review was made in late April 2021, right before Epic and Apple went to trial, according to Epic spokesperson Tera Randall. What I don’t understand about the ‘App Store being better for security’ argument specifically is that the Mac is open. And so, it’s incredibly clear that app review and the monopoly App Store do nothing to improve platform security. They’re strangling the app market, they’re strangling the music market, they’re strangling the TV market. They were not going to accept the Epic Games PC game store app as an iOS app.3 months ago The Verge
But in its season 1 finale, House of the Dragon proved itself to be a worthy Game of Thrones successor and something kind of like a dragon egg — a surprising gift that needed time, heat, and just the right kind of intensity to become truly fantastic. And so, instead of burning slowly, House of the Dragon came in hot and explosive by condensing its story with time jumps. Image: HBO“The Black Queen” is an episode of reckoning for many of House of the Dragon’s players, Princess Rhaenyra (Emma D’Arcy) in particular. House of the Dragon more than earned its right to punctuate its story with moments of pure sword and sorcery spectacle. But in classic Game of Thrones fashion, “The Black Queen” came to a close with a surprising twist that deviated from George R.R.5 months ago The Verge
Online or in-store, you can get a black or white Symfonisk bookshelf speaker for $99.99, a $20 discount off its usual price. Symfonisk bookshelf speaker $ 100 $ 120 17 % off $ 100 The versatile Symfonisk bookshelf speaker costs less than any other Sonos speaker and delivers sound quality similar to a Sonos One. While perhaps not suitable for members of your family who may be terrified of zombies, this double-pack of remastered Resident Evil games is equally entertaining. For PlayStation and Xbox, you can get Resident Evil 2 (2019) and Resident Evil 3 (2020) together for $14.99. If you want to learn more, check out our reviews of Resident Evil 2 and Resident Evil 3.3 months ago The Verge
As it’s introducing two of The Last of Us’ most memorable supporting characters, “Long Long Time” adds so much new depth and dimension to them that they almost end up feeling like different people. But the real magic of “Long Long Time,” and the reason it’s one of The Last of Us’ strongest episodes yet, lies in how spiritually true to the game it feels even while it’s doing its own distinct thing. But that changed the day Frank wandered onto Bill’s property looking for safety and instead found himself stuck in one of Bill’s traps. It also makes it that much easier to understand why Tess’ death impacted Joel so much. Those are some of the biggest takeaways from the much, much more bleak way Bill and Frank are handled in the game during a series of missions about getting access to a working car.1 month ago The Verge
The Wire, an independent news outlet based in India, retracted its story that accused Meta of granting an Indian politician special permissions to remove posts on its platforms. In an update posted on Sunday, The Wire says it has decided to retract its report after “certain discrepancies” emerged in the evidence it used to back up its claims. In short, The Wire published a report pointing out that Instagram wrongly flagged and removed a satirical image involving an Indian politician earlier this month. The outlet said it had the evidence to prove it, which included screenshots and videos of Instagram’s alleged internal system used by employees. So far, it says its investigators can’t validate the alleged email from Andy Stone, Meta’s policy communications director, that it presented as proof in its original report.5 months ago The Verge
The James Webb Space Telescope has discovered its first new exoplanet, an Earth-sized rocky planet called LHS 475 b. The fact that JWST was able to detect this planet indicates it will be able to identify more Earth-like planets in the future. The ultimate aim of much current exoplanet research is to understand the atmospheres around exoplanets. Given these conditions, JWST will likely only be able to detect atmospheres of rocky planets orbiting very small stars called red dwarfs, Lustig-Yaeger explained. “The telescope is so sensitive that it can easily detect a range of molecules, but we can’t yet make any definitive conclusions about the planet’s atmosphere.”2 months ago The Verge
Today, we’ve got a check-in on Last.fm and its burgeoning presence on Discord, an update on Neil Young on Spotify, a new audio editing tool from Anchor, and an expansion of Spotify’s audiobook efforts. Last.fm turns 20 — and people are still scrobblingOver the weekend, the service that popularized the practice of tracking your digital listening habits turned 20 years old. This was very much a precursor to the algorithmic recommendation systems that are built into every music streaming service today. Using Last.fm was like having access to your year-end Spotify Wrapped but available every single day and always updating. But he did get one big declaration about Young’s future as it relates to Spotify: don’t expect to see him back there any time soon — or ever.4 months ago The Verge