Nintendo Switch The Morning After: First impressions of the new MacBook Air

Nintendo Switch The Morning After: First impressions of the new MacBook Air

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Inevitable.Google I/O 2020 is canceled

After initially shifting its annual developer event to an online-only affair, Google announced Friday afternoon that “we sadly will not be holding an I/O event in any capacity this year.” For the time being, Google plans to share details about upcoming Android updates in blog and community forum posts.


On non-race weekends, fans will go head-to-head with drivers.Real F1 drivers will compete in an esports series

Starting Sunday, several drivers will square off in the F1 Esports Virtual Grand Prix series, using the PC version of F1 2019 and playing remotely for safety reasons. First up is the Virtual Bahrain Grand Prix on what was supposed to be the second weekend of the actual F1 season. You’ll be able to watch it all go down live on the F1 YouTube, Twitch and Facebook channels at 3PM ET.


Plus Moog and Korg synthesizer apps for free.The best deals we found this week: ‘The Sims 4,’ Fire TV Sticks and more

Digital deals dominated this week, but there are also numerous deals on gadgets as well. Square Enix cut the prices of all of its Nintendo Switch games, so now’s the time to grab a Final Fantasy title (or three) while they are up to 50 percent off. Amazon Prime members can also snag a Fire TV Stick 4K for only $25.

Here are all the deals from this week that you can still get today.


Should’ve seen that coming.‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ movie gets an early digital release on March 31st

The new Sonic movie had an unusual path to release that included a delay to change the hedgehog’s computer generated look. But the final product was better than most expected, and now the movie will be available to watch at home much sooner than expected. The digital release will come through on March 31st, just over a month after it hit theaters.


Dolores is in control.‘Westworld’ remembers that TV is supposed to be fun

Season two of Westworld was all over the place, and not always in a good way. Devindra Hardawar explains why the premiere of season three is a welcome return to form for HBO’s robots-in-the-big-city cyberpunk tale.


Can telehealth save us?The Engadget Podcast

This week, many of us found out exactly which meetings could’ve been emails. On the podcast, Cherlynn and Devindra explore the rise of telehealth during the global coronavirus pandemic. It’s not all serious conversation; our hosts also dive into the gaming hardware news from this week, as well as a few fun recommendations to help you hold it together.

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Nintendo Switch The best deals we found this week: ‘The Sims 4,’ Fire TV Sticks and more

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Fire TV Stick

Nintendo Switch holiday gift guide 2019

Amazon continues to run a good sale on its Fire TV Sticks for Prime members. Use the code 4KFIRETV to get a Fire TV Stick 4K for $25, which is 50 percent off its normal price. The regular Fire TV Stick is down to $23, which is the lowest price we’ve seen it hit outside of Cyber Week and Amazon Prime Day.

Square Enix Switch sale

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There’s still time to load up your Nintendo Switch with Final Fantasy games, as all of the main games are still on sale at the Nintendo eShop. Many games are 40 to 50 percent off, and ahead of the remake coming soon, Final Fantasy VII now costs $8. While there are a number of good deals in this sale, we also particularly like Collection of Mana for $20 because you’re getting three games for half the normal price.

Google Pixel 3a

Nintendo Switch Google Pixel 3a XL

One of the best affordable smartphones is even cheaper than normal right now: Amazon has the Google Pixel 3a for $300 and the 3a XL for $380. The Pixel 3a normally starts at $400, and while this isn’t the lowest starting price we’ve seen ($280), it’s close enough that it’s still a great deal. Keep in mind, though, that a Google Pixel 4a may be right around the corner — it may be best to wait if you want the newest possible Pixel device.

Moog and Korg synth apps

Nintendo Switch synths

Stay-at-home musicians can get a few extra tools with Moog and Korg apps that are still free. Moog’s Minimoog Model D iOS synth app remains free to download, and Korg’s Android and iOS Kaossilator apps are also free for a limited time (both of the latter are normally $20, making this a great deal). Today is the final day Android users can grab Korg’s app, and iOS users have until March 31.

Affinity apps free trial

Nintendo Switch Affinity Photo

Serif continues to offer a 90-day free trial for anyone who wants to try out Affinity software. You can download Affinity Photo, Designer, and Publisher and try them out without any necessary purchase at the end of the trial. But Serif sweetened the deal for those who do want to buy: until April 20, you can get 50 percent off the computer and mobile versions of all Affinity programs — yes, that includes the iPad version of Affinity Photo, which is now $10.

Nintendo Switch New deal additions

Master & Dynamic WFH sale

Audio company Master & Dynamic hopes to make the transition to work-from-home life easier for some with its work-from-home sale that slashes up to 50 percent off some of its popular headphones, earbuds and speakers. Use the code WFH50 to save on select items, including the MW07 wireless earbuds (Engadget’s Billy Steele reviewed the updated model, the MW07 Plus). Most of the sale items are older models, but considering Master & Dynamic devices can be quite expensive to begin with, it’s worth grabbing all the discounts you can get. The sale ends Sunday, March 22.

Disco Elysium

The award-winning detective game Disco Elysium is back down to its lowest price ever — $30 — on Steam. The game has dropped to this price before, but this is a good time to buy it if you’re looking for a new PC game to dive into during your free time. Disco Elysium developer ZA/UM also recently added a “Hardcore True Detective” mode that you’ll want to try, but only once you get used to the base game.

Apple Watch Series 5

While the Apple Watch Series 5 doesn’t see huge discounts, Amazon has a 40mm model for $360 now. That’s $40 off it’s normal price of $400, and only $5 more expensive than the lowest price we’ve seen it. With the next version of the Apple Watch likely six months away, now’s a good time to buy the Series 5 while it’s slightly more affordable than normal.

Apple Mac mini

After Apple modestly updated the Mac mini earlier this week, B&H Photo has discounted the 2018 Mac mini. A model with a Core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM, and 256GB of storage is now $880, which is $20 less than its previous lowest price. While less powerful Mac mini models are also on sale, this deal has the right specs at the right price.

SanDisk Ultra microSDXC card with adapter

If your Nintendo Switch or your smartphone needs some extra storage, consider Newegg’s deal on a 256GB SanDisk Ultra microSDXC card with adapter. Use the code EMCDEGR28 to take an extra $5 off to get this bundle for only $31. This deal ends tonight, so it’s one to grab sooner rather than later.

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Red Dead Redemption Google discounts its Stadia starter pack for the first time

by | Mar 20, 2020 | Gaming

Red Dead Redemption

Whether it makes sense to jump on the Stadia train at this point will depend on how you feel about the platform’s prospects. Four months after launch, it’s fair to say Google has thus far overpromised and underdelivered on Stadia.

Doom Eternal is the perfect example of so many the problems people have had with Stadia and Google’s messaging. When Google first announced the game would make its way to Stadia, the company said it would play at “true 4K.” We recently learned Doom Eternal would instead render natively at 1800p and upscale to 4K. While Stadia has had its share of issues, 4K streaming, in particular, has been a thorny issue for the platform. Many of the service’s marquee titles, including Red Dead Redemption 2 and Destiny 2, don’t support true 4K. Understandably, that’s something that has led to a lot of frustration among people who pay $10 per month for Google’s Stadia Pro subscription to get that specific perk.

Nintendo Switch Square Enix slashes prices on its ‘Final Fantasy’ Switch games

by | Mar 20, 2020 | Gaming

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Hardcore players with some time on their hands could try either Romancing Saga 2 or 3. The two titles were originally released on the Super Famicom — the Japanese version of the Super Nintendo — and have never been available to western audiences until recently. The games are exceedingly deep and challenging and take 20 to 30 hours to complete. Collection of Mana is a great deal, too, since it contains three games: Final Fantasy Adventure, Secret of Mana and Trials of Mana for $19.99 — half off the typical $39.99 price.

Square Enix’s games don’t go on sale very often, and the publisher’s practice of charging more than the industry standard has become a cliché in the gaming world, so these lower prices could be attractive to those who want to relive the era when turn-based and 2D RPGs reigned. The length of the sale isn’t clear, so fans may want to jump on this deal while it lasts.

Nintendo Switch Hello Games’ The Last Campfire arrives this summer – Engadget

by | Mar 18, 2020 | Gaming

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Hello Games describes it as “a brand new adventure … The Last Campfire is the story of a lost ember trapped in a puzzling place, searching for meaning and a way home.” In the trailer, the pillow-shaped protagonist, Ember, has to light a campfire and brave an intriguing land that presents puzzles, peril and giant frogs. In one touching scene, he arrives at some kind of altar and encounters a deceased friend. The trailer is set to Lamb’s haunting As Satellites Go By.

The trailer didn’t show much gameplay, but rather emphasized the artwork and style of the world. As mentioned, it’ll arrive in the summer of 2020 on Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One.

Nintendo Switch The Morning After: First impressions of the new MacBook Air

Nintendo Switch Nintendo Switch online services went down worldwide – Engadget

by | Mar 18, 2020 | Gaming

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The apparent failure follows unusually high strain on other gaming services as people stay home due to the coronavirus pandemic. Both Xbox Live and PlayStation Network had service issues on March 15th and 16th respectively. Steam, meanwhile, smashed its concurrent user record with a reported 20.3 million players online. Whether or not the surge of home use is directly responsible for Nintendo’s problem, it’s clear that gaming services will have to brace for added strain over the weeks ahead.

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