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Back up your Google Hangouts data before it’s gone for good

Photo† Piotr Swat †Shutterstock† Google Hangouts becomes replaced by Google Chats later this year, add another item to the ever-growing list of dead Google services† The closure is scheduled to take place sometime in October, but Google is already starting the transition. While the process will largely be on Google’s side, the company is warning …

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Steam User Spends 5 Years Buying All His Hot Dog Emojis

Image† Valve / Kotaku / Notion Pic †Shutterstock† 20-year-old Brian Haugh has been buying for the past six years thousands of “:steam2016:” emoticonsthat Valve created to promote the 2016 Steam Summer Sale and appearance like a hot dog wearing tiny shoes† On Steam, you can buy emoticons from other users on the Community Marketplace or …

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Genshin Impact Fans Are Angry Over ‘Whitewashed’ Sumeru Leaks

Screenshot† HoYoverse / YouTube / Kotaku Genshin impact fans have been eagerly awaiting the new Sumeru region since it was first mentioned in a launch trailer long ago in 2020. But since the new one Sumeru characters leaked online yesterdayfans have expressed concern that the developers money laundering the characters. The community broadly agrees that …

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Xbox Game Studios Head Matt Booty Says Bethesda Doesn’t Crack

Photo† Lukas Schulze †Getty Images† At a meeting on Thursday, Xbox spoke about growing employee concerns about working conditions at Bethesda Game Studios and its parent company, ZeniMax. Matt Booty, head of Xbox Game Studios, said he was “confident” that the studio wasn’t crunching and that it was “unfair” to attribute crunch culture to Bethesda …

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Google kills Hangouts to make way for Google Chat

Google Chat is officially the dominant chat app on the Google Workspaces platform. Photo† Florence Ion / Gizmodo Google is officially requests Hangouts holdouts to migrate to the new messaging suite called Chat. Starting today, if you’re still using Hangouts on your mobile device, you’ll see an in-app screen prompting you to go to Chat …

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Atari turns 50 and the godfather of video games tells how we can change the world

†Schopenhauer always talked about creative destruction. New innovations often destroy old dominance. And that’s what you want to do, because you’re not going to beat Microsoft at their game. But you can beat them in a game you own.’† That’s the advice from Atari founder and mass-market video game maker Nolan Bushnell to current CEO …

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Valve Designer Warns Steam Deck SSD Mod Will Shorten Its Lifespan

Valve’s Steam Deck is a cool one portable pc you probably don’t want to change too much. However, if the creative juices start flowing and you feel the need to tinker with it, Valve user experience designer Lawrence Yang recommends at least a mod that increases the literal size of the Deck’s SSD. The reason? …

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