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Next year, “The Lord of the Rings: Gollum” will be released, a stealth action adventure that is supposed to give you an alternative view of the underlying universe. A freshly released teaser gets you in the mood for the adventure. Currently, the German developer studio Daedalic Entertainment is creating the stealth action adventure “The Lord of the Rings Gollum”, which is in development for consoles and PC. In January, the Hamburg-based studio admitted that the fantasy adventure will need a bit more time and will therefore be delayed until 2022. As a small consolation, a fresh teaser trailer for “The…

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According to Remedy Entertainment’s Thomas Puha, Sony was somewhat better prepared for the launch of the new console generation than Microsoft. At the same time, he talked about Microsoft’s decision to go for a two-console strategy. While it was initially assumed before the launch of the new consoles that the Xbox Series X would have the edge in multiplatform titles due to the somewhat stronger hardware on paper, the opposite picture initially emerged after the market launch of the new consoles. In some cases, the PlayStation 5 version had the better performance. Thomas Puha from Remedy Entertainment attributes this development…

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Google has added an important feature to Android’s password manager. If user passwords are found in leaked databases, Android immediately sounds the alarm. The new feature is also available for older Android versions. Google: Android now checks passwords Google’s password manager integrated into Android can now warn users if their chosen passwords for accounts, websites and apps are in databases with stolen access. In this case, users are prompted to change the password immediately. According to Google, the useful feature will be made available not only on Android 11, but also on older versions. However, phones must have at least…

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Soon, the deadline for the new WhatsApp guidelines will be upon us. Uncertainty is rising. What will happen to users who do not accept the precautions? Now there is a first insight into the plans that WhatsApp is pursuing after the ultimatum. WhatsApp plans to gradually block users if they do not accept the messenger’s new guidelines. That’s according to an internal letter from the developer, which TechCrunch has obtained. In doing so, the company is likely following several steps to ensure that all WhatsApp users are sufficiently informed before the block goes into effect. First, users will be notified…

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The Nintendo Switch is on a real success course and cannot be stopped for the time being. The hybrid console recently surpassed the sales figures of the Nintendo 3DS, even though the Nintendo Switch is estimated to be only halfway through its life cycle. According to Nintendo, one reason why the sales figures are so high is that multiple consoles are often purchased per family. As can be seen from the transcription of the Q&A on the occasion of the current quarterly figures of Nintendo, Nintendo has found out in a market research that 20 percent of the consoles sold…

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Microsoft is also said to have been interested in acquiring Gearbox to include them in Xbox Game Studios. Last week, it was surprisingly announced that Borderlands developer Gearbox Software will join Embracer Group with its company. Embracer Group, the parent company of THQ Nordic, will include Gearbox as a separate group. The deal is worth $1.3 billion. Would Microsoft also have been willing to pay this sum? We can’t say for sure. However, there is supposed to have been interest in Gearbox, as industry experts Brad Sams and Jez Corden confirm. However, Microsoft was not able to seal a deal…

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Whatsapp has added an important security feature to make logging into your WhatsApp Web more secure. To those who don’t know: WhatsApp Web allows users of the chat app to send and receive text messages, images and documents through their web browser – allowing them to stay in touch without having to constantly reach into their pockets for their smartphone. Previously, anyone with access to WhatsApp could log into WhatsApp Web using the chat app’s built-in QR code scanner on Android and iOS. However, with the latest update of the world’s most popular chat app with over 2 billion users,…

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Researchers have put the Apple Watch under the microscope for fighting the pandemic. Tests have now shown that the Apple Watch can even detect infections. In the fight against the pandemic, many options are being resorted to. The Corona warning app for contact detection or even a (not very accurate!) Corona self-test on the net are just a few things. Also, different tests are now available. But what if a smartwatch on the arm detected an infection long before a test? Researchers have put the Apple Watch under the microscope for this. As CBS News reports, researchers at the Mount…

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WhatsApp users will soon be able to specify that they will not be notified of new messages for selected chats. WhatsApp is to get a function that allows chats to be additionally muted. Conversations can be moved to a “Read later” category. The corresponding button will then be visible at the very top of the Chats tab: Anyone who clicks on it can view the muted chats. The Read Later feature is documented at WABetaInfo and is intended to replace and expand the archiving of chats. If a chat is in the archive so far, the user will continue to…

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After the removal of Cyberpunk 2077 from the PlayStation Store, the question is: When will the game return? A developer update now reveals that it will probably take a while. With a video statement from CD Projekt RED co-founder Marcin Iwinski and an accompanying blog entry, the developers of Cyberpunk 2077 now gave a comprehensive insight into the questionable launch of the great RPG hope. In addition to a new roadmap regarding updates and DLCs as well as a breakdown of the problems during development, the PS4 version was also addressed. The latter is still not listed in the PS…

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