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I’ve spent 10 hours with Diablo 4 and I’m sold – it’s been worth the wait

There’s now an accompanying Blizzard interview to go with this piece, in which we talk about the build I played and much more besides. I had my doubts. I had questions circling in my head since I first played Diablo 4 at BlizzCon 2019 – was it really that long ago? – and I’ve had […]

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Mario Kart 8 Deluxe gets custom items feature today in free update

No blue shells? ALL BLUE SHELLS? Beautiful, perpetual chaos can now be yours whenever you desire, thanks to a free new Mario Kart 8 Deluxe update enabling players to define exactly which items they want to appear in their games. As detailed in Nintendo’s announcement tweet, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe’s new custom item feature works […]

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The Digital Foundry Supporter Program – what we’ve achieved and where we’re going next

It’s been around 18 months now since we relaunched our Patreon as the Digital Foundry Supporter Program – and I wanted to take the opportunity to tell you what we’ve achieved in that time and where we aim to go next with the aid of your backing. For us at DF, it’s been an interesting […]

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Sonic and Genshin Impact fans squabble over The Game Awards’ fan vote

Fans of Sonic the Hedgehog and Genshin Impact are fighting over various claims of foul play in relation to this year’s Players’ Voice fan vote at tomorrow’s Game Awards. The Players’ Voice category is a 100 percent fan-voted award which this year has five possible choices as its finalists: Elden Ring, Genshin Impact, Stray, God […]

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Looking back on Nintendo’s Call of Duty offerings from over the years

This morning, Xbox head Phil Spencer let the world know Microsoft was planning to sweeten its $68.7bn Activision Blizzard deal (perhaps specifically with the FTC in mind) by assuring consumers that, should the company’s proposed acquisition go through, it would commit to putting Call of Duty titles onto Nintendo consoles for 10 years. As part […]

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England’s Jordan Pickford spotted carting PC setup abroad to play Fortnite

Fortnite continues to be a fixture of England’s World Cup squad, four years after the popular battle royale’s celebration dances became a common sight on Russia’s pitches. This week, England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford was shown footage of himself lugging a monogrammed computer case to 2022’s controversial Qatar tournament, as part of an official interview released […]