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Games With Gold and PlayStation Plus free games: Change is inevitably coming

They started on consoles whose time is running out<p>We may be seeing the last days of the free games — Games With Gold, PlayStation Plus — as we’ve known them over the past eight years.<p>Not immediately or imminently, but the seeming exhaustion of the PlayStation 3’s pool of worthy free games …

Best News Bloopers November 2017

5 Worst Performers Against Current Salary at Every NBA Position

Just imagine Scrooge McDuck lounging around with his ridiculous reserves of money.<p>Once that image is firmly in your head, you'll be in a far better place to appreciate the gaudy nature of these 25 contracts. We've already covered the best five deals at each of the traditional positions, so it's …

NBA

10 best new Android apps and games from November 2017!

Bungie cancels Destiny 2 livestream as tensions with community rise

How will Bungie handle this?<p>Bungie will not hold tomorrow’s planned reveal livestream for <i>Destiny 2</i>’s <i>Curse of Osiris</i> expansion, the studio announced today. Instead, said Bungie, it will publish a blog post with “higher priority information” about the future of the game.<p>“We are investing all our …

For OnePlus, software is the key

OnePlus burst onto the scene in 2014. Aiming to disrupt the smartphone industry, it promised phones with top-tier specs and midrange prices. It practically invented the “budget flagship.” With the release of the $499 OnePlus 5T the company has continued to offer great specs for the (rising) price. …

'Destiny 2' has been misleading players

I may not understand the finer nuances of game development, but I know when I'm being fed a line of shit.<p>It was a rough holiday weekend for <i>Destiny 2</i> …

Don't Let Anxiety Ruin Your Day

It's not uncommon these days to wake up with a feeling of dread. If we’re not worrying about what’s going to pop up in our news feed, we’re worrying …

Social media reignites controversial case - CNN Video

Cyntoia Brown is serving a life sentence for the murder of a Nashville man in 2004. According to Brown, after a childhood marked by abuse and drugs, she was raped and forced into prostitution by a pimp, and ended up killing one of her clients out of self defense when she was 16 years old.

Social Media

Google Home Mini discount goes through December 31

While you might only have today and tomorrow to buy a Google Home Mini and get $10 off a Chromecast, Nest, Google Wifi or Google Home product in the …

Distracted ‘Pokémon Go’ players may have caused billions in damages

Last summer, <i>Pokémon Go</i> brought the Pokémon franchise a level of popularity and media attention it had not seen since its debut in the 1990s. …

The best smartphones of 2017

1. iPhone X<p><b>iPhone X at a glance:</b><p><b>Screen:</b> 5.8-inch Super AMOLED, 1125 x 2436 pixels (458 ppi), 19.5:9 aspect ratio• <b><br>Internals:</b> A11 Bionic CPU, 3 GB RAM, …

Phones

When cheap phones can do everything, what happens to flagships?

Have you heard? There are no more bad phones. The change happened slowly, almost invisibly, over the past couple of years, but the cycle is now …

How to Customize Your Android Phone Exactly How You Like It

You can live a perfectly delightful mobile existence using an Android phone without tweaking a single setting. But where's the fun in that? …

Gmail's Priority Inbox and this search trick will fix your email headache

There's no shortage of ways to manage your email, but if you use Gmail, here's a one-two punch that'll quickly clean up your inbox.<p>The crux of our …

Gamers, Please STFU and Enjoy Your Hobby

This has been one of the greatest years in video game history, yet some gamers can't stop flapping their yaps about all the wrong things.<p>PCMag …

What Amazon Echo and Google Home Do With Your Voice Data

Amazon Echo and Google Home—and other devices that have Alexa and Google Assistant built in—are some of the most promising new technologies to come …

The case for opening your consoles before Christmas morning

Don’t let the haters talk you out of it<p>Video game consoles are going to be a popular gift for the holidays this year, because video game consoles are a popular gift for the holidays every year. This fact falls somewhere behind death and taxes in terms of inevitability for a large part of the United …

Here are 29 temporarily free and 141 on-sale apps for your Black Friday weekend

Article Contents<p>1 Free<p>1.1 Apps<br>• 1.2 Games<br>• 1.3 Icon packs & customization<p>2 Sale<p>2.1 Apps<br>• 2.2 Games<br>• 2.3 Icon packs & customization<p>Happy Black Friday, …

Extreme Sports

7 Phenomenal Video Games Released In 2017 That Were Severely Underrated

We all love our Resident Evil 7s, our Breath of the Wilds, our Destiny 2s, and our Call of Duty’s. We all know that these are powerhouses in the …

Trump says he rejected Person of the Year but Time disagrees.

President Donald Trump took a time out from his exhausting schedule at his Mar-a-Lago resort over the Thanksgiving holiday to say he “took a pass” on …

Toys R Us Cyber Monday 2017 Game Deals: PS4, Switch, Xbox One, 3DS Games On Sale

<b>Black Friday</b> is over, but Cyber Monday is here. Similar to Target's Cyber Monday deal, Toys R Us is offering 15% off on your entire online order, even including sale and clearance items. There are some exceptions--notably when it comes to games, hardware and pre-orders are not included--but it does …

Toys "R" Us

EA is addressing the loot boxes in 'Need for Speed: Payback,' too

Most of the headlines surrounding Electronic Arts this fall have been about the loot box situation in <i>Star Wars: Battlefront II</i>. But <i>Need for Speed: Payback</i> has been dealing with the same pay-to-win progression issues since it launched a few weeks ago too. More than that, the game is an unstable mess …

The 20 best smartphones in the world

There's a lot to consider here, such as specs, features, design, and price. Thankfully, most of these smartphones come with more than enough power, great designs, and tons of features.<p>The biggest thing to watch out for in the next month is price. Phones like the OnePlus 5T and Essential Phone cost …

The Best Black Friday 2017 Video Game Deals

<i>Welcome to IGN's Daily Deals, your source for the best deals on the stuff you actually want to buy. If you buy something through this post, IGN may</i> …

Why you should never buy a phone in the first month

Smartphones are expensive— I know, breaking news, right? Even the average smartphone is way outside the “impulse buy” range. You really need to do your research to find the right one for you. You probably check out several reviews, read up on the specifications, and maybe even look at reviews of …

How to be resilient: 8 steps to success when life gets hard

<i>“Stick with it!”</i><p><i>“Be resilient!”</i><p><i>“Never give up!”</i><p>I see a lot of stuff about resilience, persistence and grit. What I don’t see is a lot of legitimate …

Self-help

Wall Street Is Salty That EA Removed Microtransactions From Battlefront 2

December 14 could be a grim day for Internet users in the US

The Federal Communications Commission chairman Ajit Pai will reveal his proposal to end net neutrality tomorrow in preparation for the December 14 vote.<p>The FCC has confirmed yet again its intent to completely repeal net neutrality rules, one of the Obama-era FCC’s signature achievements. In a press …

Few Options Remain To Stop Trump’s FCC From Scrapping Net Neutrality

States and cities may not be able to do much to override the federal-level move to undo Obama-era communications policy.<p>With FCC chairman Ajit Pai’s plan to dismantle net neutrality protections now official, internet regulation has joined healthcare and climate change among the big areas where the …