An Android Apple Watch was almost a reality

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The Apple Watch came very close to supporting Android
The Apple Watch Series 9 (Apple)
An interesting report from well-placed sources suggests that Apple was considering adding support for Android to the Apple Watch, but that the idea was shelved at the last minute because of worries about people swapping iPhones for Android handsets.
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Join us on November 14 at 7 p.m. Eastern for a free live webinar about Ball State University's 100% online Master's in Computer Science powered by Coursera. See how to advance your skills and career in this competitive field by sampling a course or earning the full degree. Register today.
How to hear the very last new song from The Beatles
Now and Then is The Beatles' swansong (The Beatles / Disney Plus)
Thanks to the wonders of artificial intelligence, a new – and final – Beatles track, Now and Then, has been released, featuring John Lennon vocals recorded around half a century ago. We've got all the details of how to listen to it and watch the accompanying videos.
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Early Black Friday deals
The best Walmart Black Friday deals live right now
Black Friday deals are now live at Walmart (Walmart)
Officially, Black Friday is happening at the end of this month, but plenty of retailers are getting started early. Those retailers include Walmart in the US, and we've picked out our favorite deals on products that have already seen big price drops.
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Microsoft rolls out the last big Windows 11 update
Another Windows 11 update is rolling out (Shutterstock)
Another substantial Windows 11 update is now rolling out to users, and we're expecting this to be the last one before Windows 12 appears on the scene sometime next year. Find out what's going to be coming to your computer in the coming days.
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This new smart ring is aimed specifically at women
The Movano Evie (Movano)
The Movano Evie is a smart ring aimed specifically at women, and we now have a launch date for it: preorders open on November 20, and you'll need to pay $269 (around £220) for the wearable, which offers features including heart rate and blood oxygen readings.
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GamersHeroes Thursday, November 2, 2023 9:09 AM

After spending time in Early Access, Dark Point Games' Achilles: Legends Untold has made its way to consoles. Is this epic tale of the mighty Achilles a worthy one? Check out our review and find out.

The post Achilles: Legends Untold Review appeared first on GamersHeroes.

Kotaku Thursday, November 2, 2023 9:15 AM

As Kotaku's resident Soulsbud, I was stoked to check out the action-Soulslike RPG Lords of the Fallen when it debuted back in mid-October, so I booted it up and immediately navigated to the settings menu. This is always my first stop when starting any game, to ensure I can actually play the thing.


PCGamesN Thursday, November 2, 2023 8:26 AM
     GTA Online weekly update hands out free gifts for Day of the Dead

The GTA Online weekly update for November 2-8 is upon us. Sadly, that means that the standard Halloween festivities are at an end for another year, but GTA 5 is staying spooky courtesy of Day of the Dead celebrations. With the Mexican holiday of el Día de Muertos taking place on November 1-2, Rockstar has lots of free gifts for you to celebrate this week. It's also a great time to get into GTA Agencies, as there's big discounts up for grabs.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: GTA 5 RP servers, GTA 6 release date estimate, GTA 5 cheats

PCGamesN Thursday, November 2, 2023 8:19 AM
     DC Dual Force release date, beta, gameplay

When is the DC Dual Force release date? With the success of Marvel Snap last year, it's no surprise that DC has entered the market with its own card game. It features cards based on fan-favorite members of the Justice League, the most infamous criminals of Gotham City, and interstellar heroes and villains from the entire history of DC comics.

Players create DC-themed decks to take out their opponents in card game duels. They'll also be able to play through the events of classic comic issues, experiencing the adventures of Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, and more through the unique CCG battles. Here's everything you need to know about DC Dual Force, including its release date, open beta, and much more.

PCGamesN Thursday, November 2, 2023 8:13 AM
     Do I need to play Alan Wake 1 before Alan Wake 2?

Should I play Alan Wake 1 before Alan Wake 2? The highly anticipated Alan Wake 2 is finally here, more than a decade after the release of the first game. The beloved, genre-bending psychological horror game has been such a long time in the making that you may have completely forgotten the events of Alan Wake, or perhaps you've never played it at all.

Whether you decide to play now or after a runthrough of Alan Wake, we can help you find the Alan Wake 2 shotgun and Alan Wake 2 crossbow location to aid you on your journey through the horror game. Before that though, can you play Alan Wake 2 without having played the original game in the series?

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Alan Wake 2 review, Alan Wake 2 weapons, Alan Wake 2 Words of Power

PCGamesN Thursday, November 2, 2023 8:11 AM
     Southwest Florida codes November 2023

What are the current Southwest Florida codes? In this RPG, you can become whoever you want to be. More often than not, though, the goal is to earn enough cash to buy the best ride that money can buy. Some codes will give you more than enough to afford a brand new car, while others will put you ever closer to buying your dream vehicle.

To afford this lifestyle, you'll need cold, hard cash, and with these Southwest Florida codes, you'll have plenty to spend on nice cars in this Roblox experience. Of course, there are other similar games available, so if you'd rather take to the crime-filled streets, we have all the current Da Hood codes, or if you prefer something a little more chill, then these Berry Avenue codes may help you get the best outfit.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best Roblox games, Roblox promo codes, Roblox music codes

PCGamesN Thursday, November 2, 2023 7:48 AM
     When is the next Dreamlight Valley update release date?

What is the next Dreamlight Valley update? Each new update to the valley adds new characters, features, and quests to the life sim, and we already know there's a lot of room for new faces to be added. Fans on social media have previously requested the likes of Cinderella, Belle, and Stitch - and two out of three ain't bad, so we know Gameloft are listening.

Disney Dreamlight Valley leaves early access soon with heaps of amazing content already available. Its vibrant community, speedy bug fixes, and regular content updates have already cemented Dreamlight Valley as one of the best life games around. Following an incredible seven large content updates since the game launched just a year ago, the next is set to arrive alongside the full 1.0 release and new Rift in Time DLC. Here's what we know is coming with the next Dreamlight Valley update release date.

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

PCGamesN Thursday, November 2, 2023 7:37 AM
     Modern Warfare 3 prestige system explained

What is MW3 prestige? There's only one way to show your prowess in the FPS multiplayer sphere, and it isn't the amount of kills you rack up, your crisp movement, or your comprehensive knowledge of the maps. The true measure of a soldier in Modern Warfare 3 is your prestige rank - the true marker of dedication and the little icon you can hang your hat on at the end of the day.

With the MW3 release date comes parity across all players. Each soldier is beginning their journey, all on a level playing field for perhaps the only time this year. As you level up, you'll get prestige ranks, but what exactly are prestige ranks, and how does the system work? Grab your best MW3 guns, study the MW3 maps, and get ready for the grind.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: MW3 guns, MW3 release date, MW3 loadouts

PCGamesN Thursday, November 2, 2023 7:13 AM
     Baldur's Gate 3 patch 4 is here, and it's got over 1,000 changes

Baldur's Gate 3 patch 4 has arrived, as developer Larian Studios continues to polish one of 2023's best games to a fine sheen. With over 1,000 changes in this latest BG3 update on Steam, it's clear that the team is still hard at work on making your in-game experience even better, and as someone who is still far from done with my multiple playthroughs including a full four-player run I'm certainly happy about that.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Baldur's Gate 3 builds, BG3 mods, Baldur's Gate 3 classes

PCGamesN Thursday, November 2, 2023 6:36 AM
     Massive Alan Wake 2 update rolls out over 200 fixes and improvements

Alan Wake 2 update 1.0.8 has arrived for players on the Epic Games Store this morning, giving everyone who is delving into the latest supernatural survival horror game from Control and Max Payne maker Remedy Entertainment a very welcome boost. With over 200 individual details in the full Alan Wake 2 patch notes, fixes to certain key mission objectives not working, and even some welcome additions for PC players, there's a lot here for those of us playing.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Alan Wake 2 review, Alan Wake 2 weapons, Alan Wake 2 Words of Power

PCGamesN Thursday, November 2, 2023 6:19 AM
     All Disney Dreamlight Valley codes November 2023

November 2, 2023 New codes added.

What are the latest Disney Dreamlight Valley codes? We've done some digging to make sure we've got the latest codes available from Gameloft. Codes weren't available in the Dreamlight Valley during its first few months, but with the festival of Foolishness now in swing, there are a whopping ten codes currently available, so read on to make sure you've claimed them all.

The Dreamlight Valley golden potato code was the first to come to the Disney game, and gives you just that, a golden potato. It doesn't even do anything yet, but the exciting news is that it appears to be part of a future Dreamlight Valley quest. The code might no longer available, but if you still don't have a golden potato, you can pick one up in Scrooge's shop. Other codes have since been released with various celebrations, including the Dreamlight Park community challenge and the Festival of Foolishness, for which all the Dreamlight Valley codes can be found below.

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

PCGamesN Thursday, November 2, 2023 8:31 AM
     MW3 campaign release time – early access start time and preload

What is the MW3 campaign release time? It's been a medium wait, as it always is with Call of Duty games, but players are still clawing at the door for more FPS antics. The best of the best want to be battling it out as soon as they possibly can - ranking their guns before everyone else and potentially gaining an advantage over the competition. Here is the Modern Warfare 3 campaign release time so you can be one of the first in the fight.

The MW3 release date is right around the corner, with the early access period starting soon, and dedicated players are wondering exactly when they can begin this year's grind. Grab your best MW3 guns, tweak those MW3 loadouts, and prepare yourself for absolute carnage. Here is the MW3 campaign start time in your region.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Thursday, November 2, 2023 9:06 AM

There comes a point when adding yet another behemothic RPG to your collection of unfinished, behemothic RPGs ceases to be a mark of eccentricity and becomes an act of manifest self-hatred. I, for instance, have just activated a beta code for 100-hour levelling fest Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader even as I make a mental note that really, I've got to make some proper headway in Baldur's Gate 3 this evening.

For The King 2, at least, seems pretty trim and digestible at a reported 30 hours in length. Released out of early access today, it's a blend of fantasy table-top gaming and roguelite, in which you lead a party of adventurers across a hexagonal map to quash an evil Queen in grid, dice and turn-based combat.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Thursday, November 2, 2023 9:00 AM

What kind of game does the label "survival horror" denote? Since its inconspicuous first appearance in the original Resident Evil's loading screen (functioning first and foremost, lest we forget, as a handy marketing catchphrase), the term has been so enthusiastically embraced and haphazardly applied as to be rendered almost meaningless in 2023. Horror gaming has witnessed multiple seismic shifts since 1996, most notably the turn to action-oriented design with the likes of The Suffering and Resident Evil 4 in the mid-2000s, as well as the rise of spooky almost-walking-simulators like SOMA in the mid-2010s.

Yet the term survival horror has expanded to such a degree that it now seems to stand in, albeit rather awkwardly, for the entirety of video game horror. Even with the caveat that borders for these kinds of labels are notoriously hard to define, survival horror remains an unusually amorphous realm, one that (as a quick search of the relevant tag on Steam will reveal) lays claim as much to first-person bloodbaths like Zombie Army Trilogy as it does moody, combat-free adventures like Visage. Still, old distinctions linger, and a clutch of recent indie survival horrors qualify their work with the word "classic". I interviewed some of the developers to find out why - and, more importantly, what classic survival horror means.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Thursday, November 2, 2023 7:59 AM

First there was JASON!, a martyred child whose name cracked a thousand lips, rawed a thousand throats, blistered a thousand fingers. Then came FENTON!, a hunter-trickster spirit forsaken by Christ. Perhaps next will be ROY! The upcoming first-person survival horror game Rotten Flesh will invite you to shout the name of your lost dog into your microphone, hoping that Roy will bark back to let you know where he is. Fun fact: other, nondog things will hear you shouting too. Have a peek in the announcement trailer below.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Thursday, November 2, 2023 6:57 AM

Larian have released a new Baldur's Gate 3 update, Patch 4, which applies 1000 fixes and changes to the indecently expansive fantasy RPG - far too many to list on Steam. The most significant additions are accessibility settings for colour-blind people, the ability to visually customise hirelings upon recruitment, and the ability to clean up party members using sponges and soap, rather than lobbing bottles of water at them. No more rocking up to cutscenes looking like Sweeney Todd on his lunchbreak! Well, unless that's your vibe.

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Twinfinite Thursday, November 2, 2023 9:00 AM
We're in the endgame now.

Siliconera Thursday, November 2, 2023 9:25 AM

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet Indigo Disk DLC Release Date Set for December

Nintendo announced the worldwide Pokemon Scarlet and Violet Indigo Disk DLC release date. It will appear on December 14, 2023.

To go along with the announcement, Nintendo also once again shared key art for the add-on. This second piece of DLC takes place at the new Blueberry Academy. We first learned about this school in the first update The Teal Mask, as that involved a trip between the players' school and that school to the island of Kitakami. While there, we met Carmine and Kieran, two students from that school, and their teacher Briar. The image also highlighted how this school focuses on battling and showed the Elite Four members Amarys, Crispin, Drayton, and Lacey. 

A few of the Pokemon in this add-on also have been teased ahead of its launch. For example, we know we'll be able to catch every starter in this new school's location. There will also be a number of old Pokemon coming back. The new Terapagos turtle-like Pokemon will show up. There will also be new Paradox Pokemon. There will also be two new Paradox Pokemon based on Cobalion (Iron Crown) and Raikou (Raging Bolt).

The Pokemon Scarlet and Violet Indigo Disk DLC release date is December 14, 2023. The Teal Mask add-on appeared in September 2023. The games are available on the Nintendo Switch. 

The post Pokemon Scarlet and Violet Indigo Disk DLC Release Date Set appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Thursday, November 2, 2023 9:00 AM

Fashion Dreamer free updates

Nintendo and Marvelous announced that there will be free updates for Fashion Dreamer, which came out in Japan on November 1, 2023. There will be new outfits every month, and the first wave of the free updates will come out in December 2023.

More information on the updates will appear via the official website. You can also follow its social media channels. The webpage already showed some of the outfits coming in the updates. You'll be able to obtain clothing and accessories that look like butterfly wings. There will also be new glasses, hats, accessories, and dresses that give a character a slightly vintage look. The second update will come out in January 2024, which will include new ways to play the game and an event. The aforementioned butterfly wing items might come out in the second wave of free updates, since they seem to be part of the Fantasy Fair event.

XSeed (Marvelous) and Nintendo first unveiled Fashion Dreamer during the February 2023 Nintendo Direct. In this game, you work as a fashion designer and influencer. Aside from helping to glam up your clients and the random citizens in the city, you can also doll yourself up. Since you're an influencer, there's an in-game social media app that you can use to upload pictures.

Fashion Dreamer is available on the Nintendo Switch in Japan, and it'll come out in North America on November 3, 2023. There is a 10% discount for the game and the sale will last until November 20, 2023.

The post Fashion Dreamer Will Get Free Updates appeared first on Siliconera.

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Thursday, November 2, 2023 9:45 AM
     Dead Island 2 Haus Locked Diner GuideAt a certain point during the main quest for Haus, you'll need to start being a little more explorative. During The Invitation, you'll need to get to a Diner to find Yong-Ho's head. The problem is that the Diner is locked and the game doesn't outright tell you how to open it. But I've got the answer here for how to unlock the Long Piglet's Diner in Dead Island 2. How to open the Diner in Dead Island 2 Haus The secret to opening the Diner in Haus in Dead Island 2 isn't so complex once you know what to do. If you take a look at the doors to the Diner, you'll notice that they're covered in a bunch of gross growths. This door is just like before where you had to take out the brains that blocked off access to certain rooms elsewhere in the estate. This time around, you need to find the three brains that are keeping the door locked. Related: Dead Island 2 Haus review – The apocalypse gets strange ...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Thursday, November 2, 2023 9:40 AM
     Cs2 Keeps Crashing Mid GameCounter-Strike 2 (CS2) players have been facing a serious issue of their game freezing and crashing in the middle of matches, causing many players to receive competitive cooldowns as well. CSGO has evolved to CS2 with most of its players migrating to the newer version of the game. However, a few things about CS2 still remain the same, as we can see several old CSGO issues recurring again in CS2 as well. One of the most frustrating problems players of CS2 have been facing is the crashing of CS2 mid game. In this guide, we will show you everything you can do to solve the issue. Why does CS2 keep crashing mid game? If you are frustrated by your game abruptly getting closed down while you are taking an intense duel in the game, you are not the only one. Many players have already reported similar experiences. The main reason behind this issue is yet to be identified as there have been no official messages from the developers regarding this matter. However, the commun...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Thursday, November 2, 2023 9:38 AM
     Star Ocean The Second Story R Specialty FeaturedStar Ocean The Second Story R is the remake of the classic Star Ocean The Second Story, and with it comes some changes and things that remain the same. One of the things that has stayed during the remake is the classic specialty and skill system, with some tweaks. One of the earliest questions you may be asking is: How to unlock a specialty in Star Ocean The Second Story R?  Well luckily, the answer is pretty simple if you know what to do. Learning a specialty in the older Star Ocean games, like First Departure and Second Evolution, would require you to buy the set of skills you needed to be able to acquire the new specialty, but in Star Ocean The Second Story R, a lot of skills are available to you from the off, and you can't buy sets of skills from the guild anymore. So, learning specialties is becoming just that little bit easier to do. Here's our guide on how to do so. How to learn specialties in Star Ocean The Second Story R A specialty ...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Thursday, November 2, 2023 9:30 AM
     Dead Island 2 Hog Roaster GuideThe Hog Roaster is a brand new weapon you can find in Dead Island 2 Haus. The Hog Roaster deals a lot of damage, so here's how you can get it in Haus. Finding the Hog Roaster in Dead Island 2 The good news is that it's hard to miss the Hog Roaster in Haus if you know where to look. But I know how easy it is to miss since I managed to walk right past it on my playthrough. When you get to Haus, you'll want to proceed with the main quest until you reach the Long Piglet's Diner. This is during the part of The Invitation where you're looking for Yong-Ho's head. Now before you get into the Diner itself, you'll have to take down Long Piglet himself, but he's not too bad of an opponent. Related: Dead Island 2 Haus review – The apocalypse gets strange Once you gain access to the interior of the building, head around to the back of the main counter in the restaurant. Eagle-eyed players should already spot the...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Thursday, November 2, 2023 9:15 AM
     Dead Island 2 Dead Islands GuideThe Dead Islands is a new weapon you can find in Dead Island 2 Haus. While the weapon itself may not be anything too special, the journey of getting it is a ton of fun. How to solve the Path of the Unworthy To start the Lost & Found quest for the Dead Islands, you need to have completed The Search for Truth main quest. Once that's done, you can go back to the Serling Hotel and find the first clue on top of the big marble desk next to where you spawn in the area. It's a small polaroid photo, so it can be tricky to find at first. Related: Dead Island 2 Haus review – The apocalypse gets strange Clue #1 – Invitation for a Failure Screenshot: PC Invasion The first clue will show you a picture of a circle of flowers, so you need to head to this location. You can find it in the recreation of the suburban neighborhood. Once you're in this area, look to the first house on the left and go around it to the right. You shoul...