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iOS 17 launches today – here's what's new
iOS 17 is rolling out today (Apple)
If you've got an iPhone that launched within the last five years, then the free iOS 17 update will be rolling out to your device at some point in the very near future – and we've highlighted seven key new features in the software that aren't available in iOS 16.
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The virtual SmartBrief AI Impact Summit, Sept. 27 & 28, features globally renowned AI experts, including a live keynote from Zack Kass, Futurist with OpenAI, creator of ChatGPT. Also on the agenda: experts from Nasdaq, Deloitte, Togal.AI, Teladoc Health, GitHub and other industry-leading organizations. Register Now
Another Windows 11 update is causing havoc
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Microsoft hasn't had a good run with Windows 11 updates lately, and it appears that a whole load of issues have been triggered by the compulsory September update (KB5030219, if you're checking). We've got everything you need to know.
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Should photographers skip the iPhone 15 Pro Max?
The iPhone 15 Pro Max (Apple)
We've been impressed by what we've seen of the iPhone 15 range so far, but they're not the right upgrades for everyone – TechRadar's Mark Wilson has a golden rule for new Apple products that means he won't be upgrading to the iPhone 15 Pro Max.
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    The Fitbit Charge 6 is apparently on the way
    The Fitbit Charge 5 (Fitbit)
    As for Google's next slew of products, there's an event scheduled for October 4, and anonymous sources inside the company are reporting that a Fitbit Charge 6 will be one of the unveilings; and this time, the sources claim, there's going to be a physical button.
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    The Google Pixel 9 could be a minor upgrade
    The Google Pixel 7a (Future)
    The Pixel 8 phone is also being tipped to appear on October 4, but we've got a rumor about next year's Pixel 9 to bring you as well: it would seem a major chipset upgrade is being postponed until 2025, with next year's performance bump being relatively minor.
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    PCGamesN Monday, September 18, 2023 7:55 AM
         You might lose your Minecraft account unless you act now

    Your Minecraft account could be lost forever if you don't take action right now, as the iconic Mojang building game finally completes the long-running transition to Microsoft accounts. If you want to keep playing, and enjoying all those fantastic Minecraft seeds, the deadline to update your account is fast approaching. We have all the details on Minecraft account migration below, so make sure you don't miss out.

    MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Minecraft seeds, Minecraft skins, Minecraft mods

    PCGamesN Monday, September 18, 2023 7:50 AM
         Mortal Kombat 1 Fatalities list – how to unlock and perform

    How do you unlock and perform Mortal Kombat 1 fatalities? In a rather annoying move, each character only has access to one of their fatalities by default. To get the rest of the MK1 fatalities, you'll need to go through one of the many game modes to unlock them, and then you need to equip them in the customize mode.

    So yes, if you want to perform the most disgusting finishing moves in Mortal Kombat 1, you'll first need to explore the fighting game's Invasions Mode and achieve certain missions. When you get them, you can view them via the Mortal Kombat 1 gear system, or you can just read on to find out all the fatality codes as you don't actually need to unlock them to use them! If you're looking for all the Mortal Kombat 1 Brutalities, they're on a separate list, as there are so many of them to find. So here is how you unlock all Mortal Kombat 1 fatalities and the inputs to perform them.

    MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Mortal Kombat 1 characters, Mortal Kombat 1 release date, Mortal Kombat 1 system requirements

    PCGamesN Monday, September 18, 2023 7:21 AM
         How long is Assassin's Creed Mirage?

    How long is AC Mirage? Tower dive back into the Animus with Assassin's Creed Mirage and find out exactly how long it takes to navigate Basim's stripped-back stealth adventures in Baghdad. There's more to the master assassin players met 20 years later in Assassin's Creed Valhalla, providing a playground of blank history for developer Ubisoft Bordeaux.

    Kicking things off as a petty 17-year-old street thief taken under the Eagle wing of the mysterious Master Assassin Roshan, Assassin's Creed Mirage has plenty of ground to cover. From the four districts of Baghdad to the legendary Assassin fortress of Alamut that started it all, the wealth of historical events alone promises a vast array of action-packed cloak-and-dagger moments as well as enough sneaking around to put this in contention for one of the best stealth games of 2023. While known as 'The Hidden Ones' at this point in time, the creed, assets, and resources are all very much intact. But before the AC Mirage release date rolls around, you may wonder how long Assassin's Creed Mirage is.

    MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Assassin's Creed Mirage release date, Best stealth games, Best RPG games

    PCGamesN Monday, September 18, 2023 7:11 AM
         Is Mortal Kombat 1 Steam Deck compatible?

    Is Mortal Kombat 1 Steam Deck compatible? Playing Mortal Kombat 1 on the Steam Deck shouldn't be a brutal experience, as the latest entry to the iconic fighting game franchise by NetherRealm Studios has finally been rated by Valve. As it stands, Mortal Kombat 1 does miss out on receiving the highest commendation from Valve, but your fatalities will be good to go on the Steam Deck.

    The Mortal Kombat 1 system requirements demand a toasty 100GB of storage space before you can start testing your might against the latest roster of fighters. We recommend picking up one of the best microSD cards for Steam Deck, especially if you own the 64GB version of the Valve handheld and need that precious extra space for game installs.

    MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best graphics card, Best gaming PC, Best SSD for gaming

    PCGamesN Monday, September 18, 2023 6:43 AM
         Mortal Kombat 1 Fatalities just got better with unofficial 60fps patch

    Mortal Kombat 1 Fatalities are already gorgeous, gruesome, and everything that we'd want from the new NetherRealm fighting game. But certain sequences in MK1, including Fatalities, are locked to 30fps. If you want to push the performance higher and make your finishers look the best possible, a new, unofficial Mortal Kombat 1 patch boosts the beat-'em-up to 60fps. Whether you're pulling heads off as Garas, blowing deadly kisses as Sonya Blade, as we approach the Mortal Kombat 1 release date, this is how you make Mortal Kombat 1 Fatalities at 60fps a reality.

    MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Mortal Kombat 1 characters, Mortal Kombat 1 release date, Mortal Kombat 1 system requirements

    PCGamesN Monday, September 18, 2023 7:34 AM
         Razer unveils new Viper V3 HyperSpeed wireless esports gaming mouse

    When it comes to PC gaming peripherals, Razer is one of the most iconic brands in the business, consistently producing products that find their way on our best gaming mouse, best gaming keyboard, and best gaming headset guides. Its latest contender for our attention is the newly-announced Razer Viper V3 HyperSpeed, which is a new wireless esports gaming mouse that ditches cables completely, opting instead for AA battery power.

    MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Razer Viper V2 Pro review, Razer Barracuda Pro review, Razer Enki Pro review

    PCGamesN Monday, September 18, 2023 6:29 AM
         The 30 best Starfield mods

    What are the best Starfield mods? Mod support is an important part of many PC games, especially RPG games. Skyrim has endured all these years partly because it's a great game, partly because Bethesda keeps releasing it on hitherto unknown gaming platforms, but also because it's powered by a vibrant and creative modding community.

    Thankfully, Starfield mod support has technically been available since before the Starfield release date rolled around thanks to early access. If you're playing Starfield Game Pass, you may experience some difficulty installing all of the mods we've listed below. For maximum compatibility, you're going to want the Steam version of the game.

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    PCGamesN Monday, September 18, 2023 6:08 AM
         Mortal Kombat 1 tier list – best characters

    Who is on the Mortal Kombat 1 tier list? As willing participants of the Mortal Kombat reboot wade into the guts and gore of the ironic fighting game, it's important to know which fighters stand out as the best. To answer that question, we've devised our own MK1 tier list to see how these fighters performed against each other.

    We need to spend more time with some MK1 characters like Havik and the unlockable MK1 kameo characters to assess how good they truly are. We'll have a better idea of their placement after the MK1 release date. For now, here's our Mortal Kombat 1 tier list to determine who the best fighters are.

    MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Mortal Kombat 1 characters, Mortal Kombat 1 release date, Mortal Kombat 1 system requirements

    PCGamesN Monday, September 18, 2023 6:50 AM
         Best Starfield weapon mods

    What are the best Starfield weapon mods? These gun attachments can upgrade, boost, and completely change your favorite weapon or adapt your gun to fit your playstyle. Here's everything you need to know about the types of weapon attachments in Starfield.

    We've been playing with all the Starfield guns we can get our hands on, and while the base arsenal is entertaining, the real fun comes with customizing your own weapons. You can even give these customized beasts to your Starfield companions to defend themselves against the Starfield Crimson Fleet and all the weird and wonderful beasts the galaxy contains. The best Starfield weapon mods can only be unlocked by completing Starfield research projects - and that's only the beginning. You also need to collect the necessary Starfield materials in order to craft them.

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    PCGamesN Monday, September 18, 2023 5:33 AM
         Lies of P dev adds Denuvo four days before launch

    Denuvo Anti-Tamper has been added to Lies of P, the new soulslike from Neowiz, four days before the game's full launch. The Dark Souls, Bloodborne, and Elden Ring-inspired RPG game is shaping up to be one of the best variations on the FromSoftware formula in a long time, with our own Lies of P review rating it as a superb dark fantasy. With the Lies of P release date now upon us, the game's Steam page is updated to state it uses Denuvo, which is designed to prevent users from accessing and altering parts of a game's source code, and to stop piracy. Lies of P is one of many recent games to incorporate Denuvo.

    MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best Lies of P weapons, Lies of P review, Best games like Dark Souls

    PCGamesN Monday, September 18, 2023 5:27 AM
         Best CS2 crosshair codes

    What are the best CS2 crosshairs? Choosing the perfect crosshair to suit your playstyle is no easy task. If you pick a large crosshair, you could end up blocking potential targets from your sightline. Too small and you might not be able to hit your targets from a distance.

    The main thing to remember is that you're going to want to spend some time testing out each type of crosshair. Fortunately, Deathmatch has been revamped in Counter-Strike 2 to give you another batch of targets to gun down. Picking the best crosshair and using the best CS2 binds should help you on your quest to earn the highest CS2 ranks and rating. Here's what you need to know about crosshairs in CS2.

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    MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Counter-Strike 2 release date, Counter-Strike 2 beta access, Counter-Strike 2 maps

    PCGamesN Monday, September 18, 2023 5:31 AM
         Marathon release date speculation, trailer, and gameplay

    When is the Marathon release date? Marathon is a forthcoming first-person shooter from Bungie, the team behind hit games like Destiny 2 and the original Halo. A recent trailer and vidoc gave us the scoop on what players could expect from the game, which was rumored to be in development for quite some time before Bungie's actual announcement in May.

    And, while the Marathon release date is still quite a ways away, the hype is real, given Bungie's history of delivering great experiences and the stunning trailer that re-introduced gamers to the remake of the FPS game, which remains a classic.

    MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best FPS games , Marathon release date speculation, All Destiny 2 news

    PCGamesN Monday, September 18, 2023 5:14 AM
         Genshin Impact maintenance time and rewards

    Want to know about the Genshin Impact maintenance schedule? Before every major Genshin Impact update, Hoyoverse takes the popular anime game down for maintenance, which tends to last a few hours while the team applies all of the new content.

    These major patches bring everything from new Genshin Impact bannersGenshin Impact events, and even completely new regions, such as Inazuma or Sumeru to one of the best PC games in the last few years. Just like some of the best new MMOs, the Genshin Impact maintenance period happens at the same time for everyone across the globe. We'll keep this guide updated with the latest information on any planned maintenance, as well as when we expect the game servers to come back online.

    MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Genshin Impact codes, Genshin Impact character tier list, Genshin Impact leveling guide

    PCGamesN Monday, September 18, 2023 5:01 AM
         What is the current and next Genshin Impact banner?

    Genshin Impact banners rotate every few weeks on a precise schedule, and we always know what to expect thanks to regular updates from Hoyoverse. The developer of the anime game always keeps its fans in the loop with regular Twitter posts and livestreams, so you can plan where you want to spend your hard-earned Primogems.

    With a two to three-week turnaround for banners, the roster of Genshin Impact characters is always changing, and the free PC game regularly introduces two new characters to wish for. Every limited-time character banner - or Event Wish - contains a five-star character, and three four-star characters with increased drop rates. There's also a Genshin Impact Weapon banner - Epitome Invocation - which runs alongside each character banner and changes weapons every update.

    MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Genshin Impact codes, Genshin Impact character tier list, Genshin Impact leveling guide

    PCGamesN Monday, September 18, 2023 5:03 AM
         All Starfield research projects and what they do

    What are Starfield research projects? Spread across five distinct categories, laboratory research projects are another reason why you'll want to stuff your ship full of trinkets, materials, and minerals as you journey across the stars. You're free to fly the cosmos without hitting the books, but you'll be holding yourself back.

    The more you tinker with all that good stuff during your Starfield crafting sessions, the more powerful Starfield guns you'll be able to piece together. You'll also have plenty of room to improve the restoratives you craft at other stations. All in all, taking a peek under the microscope can help perfect your preferred Starfield build. You'll just have to navigate the dozens upon dozens of Starfield planets out there to find what you need.

    MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Starfield mods, Starfield outposts, Starfield traits

    Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, September 18, 2023 6:17 AM

    I continue to have astrophysics on the brain, and over the weekend, managed to spend an hour in Void Crew from Hutlihut Games and Focus Home. It's part of the surprisingly prosperous genre of "team up to complete some big unwieldy task with multiple moving parts" games, and while it hasn't yet hit the highs of Overcooked or reached the terrible depths of Barotrauma, I think the recently launched Early Access build might be worth your time. Amongst other things, it's trying for a curious blend of jolly party game and macabre theocracy work simulator. And it does have some rather swanky-looking ships.

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    Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, September 18, 2023 4:20 AM

    Over the weekend, Starfield players began to share reports of a strange paranormal infestation. There are asteroids in the game that, for reasons known only to gods and/or programmers, follow you from orbit to orbit, flying eerily in formation with your ship, and sometimes even accompanying you to a planet's surface. "In one of my weirdest Bethesda glitch experiences, I've got a tiny asteroid that's been following me for the past 30 hours," user ReverendRoo posted on Reddit, triggering an avalanche of comments reminiscent of UFO chasers spotting each other at a NASA open day. "I would catch a glimpse of it from time to time," wrote fattfett. "I tried to approach it but you can't. It stays away. I assumed it had a deeper meaning [toward] the endgame." Some players, like Blackdius, have multiple asteroids in tow. It seems impossible to blow them up. I've dug up a Youtube video below of one such clingy space boulder from a couple of weeks back. As you can see, it's not just a fixed background point like a screen artefact, but seems to move in response to the player's ship. Most peculiar.

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    PC Invasion - FeedDDD Monday, September 18, 2023 1:55 AM
         Wriothesley Genshin Impact ascension materialsWriothesley is a 5-star character in Genshin Impact and the warden of the Fortress of Meropide, Fontaine's largest prison. Wriothesley instills fear in the hearts of criminals everywhere, unleashing devastating Cryo DPS as Genshin Impact's first Cryo Catalyst character. Wriothesley is a unique "boxer" character designed to get up close and personal against enemies. If you're interested in playing the game's first Cryo Catalyst and the first 5-star male Cryo character, you'll want to stock up on any ascension materials you can. Here's our guide on ascension materials for Wriothesley in Genshin Impact and where to find them. Related: Genshin Impact Version 4.1 introduces new characters Wriothesley and Neuvillette Wriothesley ascension materials in Genshin Impact Image: HoYoverseTo level up Wriothesley in Genshin Impact, you'll need the following ascension materials: Level 1 – 20: 1 Shivada Jade Silver, 3 Subdetection U...

    PC Invasion - FeedDDD Monday, September 18, 2023 12:19 AM
         Lies Of P Monster Battle DemoEarlier this summer, players intrigued by the upcoming Dark Souls-inspired Pinnochio game Lies of P had the chance to try a free demo in anticipation of the full release. Since then, however, the demo has been delisted. Of course, those who already downloaded the demo still have access to it, so they can still test out the game as much as they like before it releases in full. If you played the demo and had a difficult time with it, though, you might hope that the final game will carry over any hard-earned progress you made. But does the game actually do this? Related: Lies of P review – A puppet's playground Is your save data from the demo transferable? Somewhat disappointingly, Lies of P will not allow you to continue the adventure from where you left off in the demo, assuming you had the chance to play it. The developers of Lies of P confirmed as such in a Steam news update posted back in early June. So even if you spend countless hours throwing yourself a...

    Gamer Empire Monday, September 18, 2023 5:26 AM
         Ranged is one of the more feared combat styles in OSRS, as any player with a high enough Ranged Attack and Strength bonus can take down even the beefiest of foes. Whether it be through longbows, crossbows, or even throwing axes, there are some ranged weapons that have been marked in PvP history as some […]

    Gamer Empire Monday, September 18, 2023 4:40 AM
         Smithing is arguably one of the most legendary skills in Old School RuneScape. Present since the game's inception all the way back in RuneScape Classic. It has been a staple skill that most new players start with right when they first get off Tutorial Island. Recommended Read: How to Check Kudos in OSRS Due to […]

    Tabletop Gaming News – TGN Monday, September 18, 2023 8:00 AM
         Pledges Surpass Initial Goal, Offering a New Wave of Spine-Tingling, Cinematic Horror Roleplay Experience In an era where nostalgia meets innovation, Aces Games has launched its second Kickstarter campaign for VHS – Very Horror Stories: Opening Night, garnering overwhelming support from fans of tabletop RPGs and horror aficionados alike. Within a short period, the campaign …

    Tabletop Gaming News – TGN Monday, September 18, 2023 7:00 AM
         Just in time for the festive season, The Op Games (Usaopoly) and Warner Bros. Discovery Global Consumer Products have teamed up to introduce a holiday-themed board game that promises to make your Christmas the "hap-hap-happiest" one yet. Say hello to MONOPOLY®: National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation Edition. Relive the Chaos of the Griswolds Built under license …

    Tabletop Gaming News – TGN Monday, September 18, 2023 6:06 AM
         Renowned game designer Steve Jackson is back with another tantalizing offer that is making waves on Kickstarter. Titled "Tabloids," this novel headline-building card game has already smashed its initial funding goal of $5,000, garnering $11,462 with 365 backers, and still has 12 days left on the campaign. Give Traditional Media a Run for Its Money …