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Microsoft acquires CRPG heavyweights Obsidian and InXile

1 month ago   |   By PC World

For years Microsoft's talked about renewing its commitment to PC gaming, with mixed results. Today's announcements might signal an actual push towards that future, though. At its XO18 event in Mexico City, Microsoft announced it's acquiring not one but two PC-centric developers, heavyweight RPG developers Obsidian and InXile. It's a huge play. Both spun out of legendary publisher Interplay-InXile founded by Interplay's “leader in exile” Brian Fargo, while Obsidian emerged from the ashes of Black Isle Studios. Both have been perpetually cash-strapped, turning to Kickstarter to fund...
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Streaming services blast past networks for the most scripted TV shows in 2018

Streaming services blast past networks for the most scripted TV shows in 2018

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Alexa can now arm your home security system - including Amazon's Ring Alarm

Alexa can now arm your home security system - including Amazon's Ring Alarm

You would think that Amazon's Ring home security system and Amazon's Echo smart speakers would intelligently work together, right? You'd be mostly wrong - but today, the... Read more ...

Huge Geminid meteor shower fireball caught on police dashcam

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This week brought a treat for astronomy enthusiasts: the Geminid meteor shower. The shooting stars were visible last night in areas where the sky was clear, and now content is... Read more ...

Last minute Christmas deals: get the 2018 Apple iPad for $249

Last minute Christmas deals: get the 2018 Apple iPad for $249

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Google Store offering Home Hub and two Home Mini speakers for $129

Google Store offering Home Hub and two Home Mini speakers for $129

Google unveiled its array of holiday deals last week , but it turns out that the company had another special offer up its sleeve. The Google Store is now offering a deal... Read more ...

T-Mobile, Sprint parent companies could remove Huawei equipment to boost...

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T-Mobile, Sprint, and their parent companies want to get the T-Mo-Sprint merger approved , and they're willing to change their network equipment to help facilitate it. Deutsche... Read more ...

Amazon Echo speakers now play friendly with Apple Music

Amazon Echo speakers now play friendly with Apple Music

Amazon recently said Apple Music would find its way onto Amazon Echo devices sometime soon - and sure enough, it appears to be rolling out now. To make Alexa work with Apple's... Read more ...

Old Automatic Renewal TidBITS Memberships Need Manual Updating

Old Automatic Renewal TidBITS Memberships Need Manual Updating

If you set up an automatically renewing TidBITS membership before April 2018, our new membership system will require a one-time restart from you. Sorry for the inconvenience! Read more ...

The best iPad deal is back on for $250

The best iPad deal is back on for $250

If you're looking to pick up the latest iPad - and why wouldn't you, they're great for browsing and binging media - now is the best time to pick one up. Amazon has its $80 off... Read more ...