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The Apple Pencil 3 drops the price but loses a key feature
The third-gen Apple Pencil uses USB-C (Apple)
Apple has unveiled a new USB-C iPad stylus, which will be available in November for an affordable $79 / £79. That's quite a bit less than the $129 / £119 Apple Pencil 2, but you'll have to do without pressure sensitivity and the double-tap-to-change-tools functionality.
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This Galaxy S24 Ultra leak might be too good to be true
The rear camera setup on the Galaxy S23 Ultra (Future)
There's a new leak suggesting that the Samsung S24 Ultra might retain the 100x digital zoom offered by the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra – but another well-known tipster has weighed in to say that the 100x option is actually getting ditched next year.
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Samsung could be plotting an Apple Watch Ultra 2 rival
The Apple Watch Ultra 2 could soon get a new rival (Future)
Samsung makes lots of gadgets besides phones, and it might have a new smartwatch in the works: the rumor is that a Galaxy Watch Ultra with a Mini LED display is on the way, and will be a premium and rugged wearable along the lines of the Apple Watch Ultra 2.
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    Managing apps should soon be easier in Windows 11
    Better system app management is expected for Windows 11 (Surface / Unsplash)
    Microsoft is busy pushing out more improvements to Windows 11: a new System Components hub, which provides easy access to system apps like Photos and Notepad, plus system extensions and codecs, is heading out soon to early testers of the OS.
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    This Kickstarter wants to bring film back, with a twist
    Bringing back film... sort of (I'm Back Film)
    We're intrigued by the latest I'm Back Film project on Kickstarter, which is funding a 'digital film roll' that effectively converts your old film SLR into a digital camera with a retro feel. There are a few things to consider before you decide to back it, though.
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    PCGamesN Tuesday, October 17, 2023 7:56 AM
         League of Legends Blue Essence may finally be changing

    When I was a young League of Legends player, I used to be so excited by Blue Essence, clutching at my mouse every time I levelled up, hoping I'd have enough BE to pick up Janna, who had been on free rotation the previous week. Now, however, Blue Essence just sits in my little loot backpack, gathering dust, waiting for the next Blue Essence Emporium to come around. Not anymore, though, Riot is looking to make even more changes to the BE system.

    MORE FROM PCGAMESN: League of Legends Arena tier list, League of Legends patch 13.20, League of Legends tier list

    PCGamesN Tuesday, October 17, 2023 7:49 AM
         One of the best PC games ever made is yours for less than $1

    Starfield. BioShock. Dishonored. Some of the greatest PC games of the last two decades owe their inspiration to the Thief series. Originally developed by Looking Glass Studios, of System Shock and Ultima fame, the third Thief, Deadly Shadows, would move to Ion Storm Austin, shortly after it shipped another stone-cold classic, the first Deus Ex. The team that helped build Thief 3 would eventually work on some of the most-beloved games of the modern era, including Skyrim, BioShock, and Starfield. Renowned for its superlative Shalebridge Cradle level, Thief Deadly Shadows is now all yours for less than $1.

    PCGamesN Tuesday, October 17, 2023 7:27 AM
         Halo Infinite wants you to pay for its most iconic armor set

    Halo Infinite Season 5 is set to include the return of the shooter series' most iconic armor set ever: Master Chief's shining green and orange mantle. That's right, the Mjolnir Mark V armor from Halo: CE is coming to the free multiplayer shooter for the game's 22nd anniversary, but, unfortunately, it's going to cost you.

    MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Halo Infinite system requirements, Halo Infinite Bosses, Halo Infinite ranks

    PCGamesN Tuesday, October 17, 2023 6:45 AM
         The 14 best Disney games on PC 2023

    What are the best Disney games on PC? The House of Mouse dominates everything around us, from film and TV, to theme parks, and even societal debate (we love Halle, actually). With numerous acquisitions covering the likes of Star Wars and Marvel, sometimes you don't even know what you're consuming is Disney. The downside for fans of the mouse, though, is overwhelming choice. Luckily for you, we've played and sifted through decades of releases to offer you this selection of the very best Disney games.

    Despite Disney closing their in-house game development studio in 2016, there are still plenty of Disney PC games to dive into, from new games, old remasters, or collabs and crossovers. Ranging from classic '90s click-based adventure games all the way to big-budget sandbox games, whether you're looking for the best Disney games, Pixar characters, or even just stylistic influence, there's guaranteed to be something here for you. And you don't even have to worry about mods or emulation tools to play the games in this list.

    MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best Disney games, What's the next Dreamlight Valley update?, Disney Dreamlight Valley guide

    PCGamesN Tuesday, October 17, 2023 6:32 AM
         Best wireless gaming mouse October 2023

    What is the best wireless gaming mouse? We've come a long way since the time when a gaming mouse was automatically disregarded just because it's wireless. Improvements to wireless tech, battery life, and polling rates have ensured that wireless gaming mice are just as competitive as their wired counterparts.

    MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Corsair HS70 headset review, Corsair K70 RGB Mk2 review, Best gaming keyboard

    PCGamesN Tuesday, October 17, 2023 6:29 AM
         The best Vampire Survivors build

    What is the best Vampire Survivors build? In every run in the roguelike game, you defeat hordes of enemies, amassing new weapons and items to help you survive until the end. You can upgrade your items or take new ones at regular intervals, which helps you bolster your build each time you level up. However, in the heat of the moment, it can be hard to know which items give you the best buffs and which combos you should stack together.

    When making the best Vampire Survivors build, you need to make two key decisions: which of the best Vampire Survivor characters to play as and which powerful Vampire Survivors weapon evolutions you want to aim for as you collect items.

    MORE FROM PCGAMESN: The best Vampire Survivors power ups, Vampire Survivors weapon evolution guide, The best Vampire Survivors build

    PCGamesN Tuesday, October 17, 2023 6:18 AM
         DBD Haunted by Daylight 2023 start time, rewards, and details

    When is the DBD Haunted by Daylight event? Spooky season is here once again, and many of our favorite games hold events and celebrations to get you in the Halloween mood. Naturally, though, the best games to scare you silly are those that are already terrifying, and the Dead by Daylight Haunted by Daylight event is back to Dwighten you in 2023. Like Dwight and frighten, geddit? No? I tried.

    If you thought Dead by Daylight killers were the worst thing waiting for you when you enter the Fog, think again… This Halloween, The Entity releases some old victims into the world to make things even harder for Dead by Daylight survivors and killers - but they can also be used to your advantage. Read on for more details about this year's spooky DBD Haunted by Daylight event, in which you can collect some new in-game items. If that's not enough though, there's always DBD codes for more goodies.

    MORE FROM PCGAMESN: DBD killer tier list, Best horror games, DBD codes

    PCGamesN Tuesday, October 17, 2023 6:12 AM
         Lies of P smashes one million sales in less than a month

    Pinocchio souslike Lies of P has hit a major sales milestone in just under one month, despite being both a new IP and available on Xbox and PC Game Pass on day one. With more of the action RPG on the way, it's safe to say that developer Round8 Studio has found itself a hit, and it looks like it will continue to grow.

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

    PCGamesN Tuesday, October 17, 2023 6:11 AM
         Controversial FPS game, rejected by Valve, suddenly returns to Steam

    Postal 3 is an unusual game. Lurid, vulgar, and deliciously dedicated to poor taste - just like the rest of the Postal series - it's even been disowned by co-creator Running With Scissors. After vanishing from Steam, apparently owing to issues with Valve, surrounding download-rights management (DRM), Postal 3 is suddenly back. If you want to sample this interesting piece of gaming history, and the semi-official connecting tissue between Postal 2 and Postal 4, now's the time.

    MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best FPS games, Best old games, Best sandbox games

    PCGamesN Tuesday, October 17, 2023 6:19 AM
         All Starfield console commands and cheats

    What are the Starfield console commands and cheats? We've all been guilty of it. You get to the shop and see the perfect piece of kit for your spacefarer; an absurdly large rifle that runs on the power of friendship. But what's that? You're short on credits. Typical. Nothing a quick console command can't solve, though.

    As mentioned in our Starfield review, this is one huge game. While it's always advised to play games like Starfield without these advantages the first time around, we won't judge if you want to use these console commands to instantly get the best Starfield weapons or shower your Starfield companions with your ill-gotten riches. Before you venture too far ahead, be warned that one of these commands reveals some late-game story information. Now, here's everything you need to know about Starfield cheats, every Starfield console command, and what they do.

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

    PCGamesN Tuesday, October 17, 2023 5:56 AM
         Best gaming mouse October 2023

    What is the best gaming mouse? There are many factors that can go into determining what the best gaming mouse is, and we've compiled a list of the best choices based on the games you're playing, whether you want wired or wireless, and how much you're looking to spend.

    All of our picks for your next palm pal pair nicely with the best gaming keyboard, because it's a team effort after all. We'll be taking a look at gaming mice from a range of brands including Razer, Corsair, Steelseries, and Logitech because there's no shortage of quality on the market in 2023.

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

    PCGamesN Tuesday, October 17, 2023 7:22 AM
         Nightingale system requirements

    What are the Nightingale system requirements? You won't require the efforts of a pixel-pushing GPU before you can get to becoming a highly skilled Realmwalker in Nightingale. You can take on the PVE open-world survival crafting game alone, or with friends, using even the most basic of rigs.

    However, Inflexion Games does require that you'll need a chonky amount of storage space before you can start adventuring through transdimensional portals in Nightingale, so perhaps one of the best gaming SSDs should be on your shopping list.

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

    PCGamesN Tuesday, October 17, 2023 4:25 AM
         How to change Steam Deck Proton version

    How do you change the Proton version on Steam Deck? The Steam Deck is a powerful piece of tech, which along with being able to play some of the best PC games, is also a formidable desktop PC.

    Unlike other computers, however, the Steam Deck doesn't run on Windows 11, but on a version of Linux. Although playing the best Steam Deck games seems like a breeze for the device, it has to run Proton, a translation layer between Windows and Linux, to run games at all.

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

    PCGamesN Tuesday, October 17, 2023 4:16 AM
         Best Meta Quest 3 games October 2023

    What are the best Meta Quest 3 games? It can be very tricky to know what VR games are worth investing in. Trailers will never truly do them justice in the same way as PC gaming. While you could always refund a bad purchase, we'd prefer to help you avoid that issue altogether by showing you which games are well worth playing.

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    PCGamesN Tuesday, October 17, 2023 3:57 AM
         Is Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 and 2 Steam Deck compatible?

    Is Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 and 2 Steam Deck compatible? Playing Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 and 2 on the Steam Deck is as easy as stacking up combos, as the remake of the classic skating games doesn't require decked out specs to run. While we don't yet know how Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 and 2 runs directly from the Steam platform, its performance via the Epic Games Store bodes well for the Valve handheld.

    The Tony Hawks Pro Skater 1 and 2 system requirements require that you have 19.4GB of install space before you can get to kickflipping your way through some monumental combos. While that's not as demanding as it could be, picking up the best microSD for Steam Deck will ensure you have plenty of storage space, especially if you're sporting the 64GB version of the handheld.

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    PCGamesN Tuesday, October 17, 2023 3:55 AM
         How to clear the Steam Deck download cache

    How do you clear the Steam Deck download cache? The Steam Deck is a formidable piece of machinery, capable of being not only a high-powered handheld, but also a competent desktop PC, and overall one of the best options when it comes to playing your PC games on the go.

    Yet even the best Steam Deck games can struggle when it comes to downloading. While most games will install onto your Steam Deck with no issue, other downloads may stall, and get stuck for hours with no end in sight. Even simple updates will ask to be resumed, only to never finish regardless of how little storage space they take up.  One of the quickest ways around to fix games that won't download or update is to clear your download cache.

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    Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, October 17, 2023 8:00 AM

    "I am most moved and always have been by stupid courage — the kind when, against all odds, the hero just keeps going," William Goldman once said. This is a thing Goldman I have in common. To help you tell us apart, a point of difference between Goldman and I is that he expressed his love of stupid courage by writing Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid, whereas I express mine by really liking Cyberpunk 2077.

    Stupid courage is a trait that CD Projekt Red's first-person RPG seems to admire, but that's never more clear than in a new ending to the base game added by the Phantom Liberty expansion. It shows what happens when the heroes reject stupid courage and choose self-centred pragmatism instead. Spoilers for Cyberpunk 2077 and Phantom Liberty throughout.

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    Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, October 17, 2023 7:04 AM

    David Moralejo Sánchez's Outpath, a blend of island base-building game and idle clicker, is now out on Steam with a launch discount and a rapidly growing sackful of positive reader reviews. The gist, for those who missed out on the demo: you walk around small islands punching resources out of the landscape, building crafting stations and dwellings, and slowly amassing the means to access other islands. Or, you ignore all that, and treat the whole thing as an idle clicker, with no time limit and no real opportunity to fail.

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    Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, October 17, 2023 5:46 AM

    Epic have dropped a bunch of details as to planned improvements for the Epic Games Store in the on-going race to out-Steam Steam - the Coca-Cola to Epic's Pepsi Max. Amongst other things, we can expect more robust search features, support for third-party subscriptions, better EGS launcher performance, a download manager with improved controls, and a new "for you" personalisation tab - all of that rolling out across 2024 and 2025.

    Naturally, Epic will be continuing with their free games program through "2023 and beyond", and they've also put together a couple of special publishing offers for developers, Epic First Run and Now on Epic, which are designed to lure more studios from the amoeba-like embrace of Valve's gaming empire.

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    Twinfinite Tuesday, October 17, 2023 7:01 AM
    Cuter than a Jupiter bug.

    PC Invasion - FeedDDD Tuesday, October 17, 2023 8:00 AM
         Wizard With A Gun Poison EyeThe only way to upgrade poison bullets in Wizard with a Gun is with Poison Eyes. But, like every other resource in Wizard with a Gun, finding Poison Eyes isn't obvious. To help make your hunt easier, here is how to get Poison Eyes in Wizard with a Gun. Related: Where to find Ice Chunks in Wizard with a Gun How to get Poison Eyes in Wizard with a Gun Screenshot: PC Invasion The only way to get Poison Eyes in Wizard with a Gun is to eliminate organic enemies with poison bullets. If you try to defeat enemies that aren't organic lifeforms, like the Mechana stone enemies, you won't get a Poison Eye even if you are using poison bullets. After you have unlocked and crafted poison bullets, you are ready to hunt for Poison Eyes. I highly recommend equipping your poison ammo onto your machine wand, which is the SMG. The key to having poison ammo be effective is to apply as many poison stacks as you can on an enemy, and you'll do t...

    PC Invasion - FeedDDD Tuesday, October 17, 2023 7:30 AM
         Wizard With A Gun Ice ChunksIce Chunks are a required resource for upgrading many bullet types in Wizard with a Gun. However, just like every other resource, it can be hard to find. Here is exactly how to get Ice Chunks in Wizard with a Gun. Related: Where to find Chaos Eyes in Wizard with a Gun How to get Ice Chunks in Wizard with a Gun Screenshot: PC Invasion You don't need the best ammo types in Wizard with a Gun to get Ice Chunks, but we will be using one of the best, which is the cold bullet. The cold bullet is required to get Ice Chunks in this game, so unlock and craft those first. To unlock, you need some Arcane Tomes and to craft them, like everything else, you need wood and Iron Ingots. I recommend using the revolver or carbine as your cold bullets will do the most damage with those. Now that you have cold bullets, all you need to do is eliminate any stone enemy with a cold bullet. The enemies I recommend defeating are the Mechanas, or the w...

    PC Invasion - FeedDDD Tuesday, October 17, 2023 7:15 AM
         Wizard With A Gun Chaos EyeIf you want to upgrade your ammo in Wizard with a Gun, you need Chaos Eyes. However, finding them can be tricky if you don't know where to look. Without further ado, here is how to get Chaos Eyes in Wizard with a Gun. Related: Best starter bullets in Wizard with a Gun, ranked How to get Chaos Eyes in Wizard with a Gun Screenshot: PC Invasion I've found that the best way to get Chaos Eyes early on in Wizard with a Gun is to look for red Chaos portals. Look for red Chaos portals on your map and approach the ring. These fights can be challenging when first starting out, so make sure you're prepared. This is the only place I've found Chaos Eyes at the beginning of Wizard with a Gun. Once you are ready, shoot the Chaos blob in the middle or enter the circle. This will start the Chaos Eye encounter. In my experience, the Chaos Eye is level five, so if you don't have ammo that is level five or higher, I'd continue up...

    PC Invasion - FeedDDD Tuesday, October 17, 2023 7:00 AM
         Wizard With A Gun Best Ammo Tier ListThere are nine starter bullet types in Wizard with a Gun, but which one is the best? After you fix the Research Mechana, you'll be able to spend resources to unlock all nine starter ammo types. To help you become a pro in this game, here is the best starter bullet type in Wizard with a Gun. What is the best bullet type in Wizard with a Gun? Before we get to the tier ranking of all the starter ammo types in Wizard with a Gun, I'll make this quick. The best ammo type in Wizard with a Gun is the shocking bullet. While I personally love the poison and cold bullet types and those two are great, shocking bullet is insanely good to eliminate groups of enemies very quickly. High damage and high AoE capabilities are what make shocking bullet the best. Once you get the Lightning Research Station, you can unlock the lightning strike bullet fairly easily, which is a broken bullet that can one-shot any enemy and deal the highest amounts of damage to...

    PC Invasion - FeedDDD Tuesday, October 17, 2023 4:57 AM
         Wriothesley Genshin Impact ascension materialsWriothesley is a 5-star character in Genshin Impact released at the second half of the Version 4.1 update. Wriothesley is a Cryo Catalyst character, making him the first Cryo catalyst character in the game. Additionally, Wriothesley is the first 5-star male Cryo character, making him the man to break all the trends. Wriothesley also brings the pain as a strong DPS character, and he'll use his fisticuffs to punish enemies and bring them to justice. Here is our guide on the best build for Wriothesley in Genshin Impact. Related: Genshin Impact Wriothesley ascension materials guide Genshin Impact: Wriothesley best weapons guide Screenshot: PC Invasion To start with, you'll need to pick out a good weapon for Wriothesley. Wriothesley has many different Catalysts he can choose one, allowing any player to succeed with him, whether they are free-to-play or heavy spenders. Here are some of your best options: The Cashflow Supervision is Wrioth...

    Pivotal Gamers Tuesday, October 17, 2023 5:08 AM
         What's up all? We have another remarkable offer from GrabTheGames for Crypto Miner Tycoon Simulator. This is what they say. Get Crypto Miner Tycoon Simulator for FREE! A few words about Crypto Miner Tycoon Simulator Build rigs to mine Bitcoin, Ethereum and other cryptocurrency. Trade on the market to grow wealth. Expand your business into new offices. Hire skilled employees and assign tasks....

    Pivotal Gamers Tuesday, October 17, 2023 4:10 AM
         What's up folks? Giveaway Of The Day holds a new giveaway for Dungeon of Death. Their message follows. Dungeon of Death is available as a Giveaway of the day!You have limited time to download, install and register it. A few words about Dungeon of Death Dungeon of Death is a 3D adventure game with RPG elements.In which you will have to explore the dungeon and fight with various monsters. http...