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In a time when privacy is a major concern for tech users, Google keeps pushing for invasive methods. Google now admits that it listens to customers’ audio recordings on Google Home smart speakers. The tech giant hired language experts to analyze recordings made via Android smartphones and Google Home speakers. The reason behind this breach of privacy is to teach Google Assistant AI. The tech company claims this helps its voice recognition technology. The artificial intelligence system listens and understands voice commands, it can answer queries for news, weather and can control your internet-connected devices in your home. Well, at least the data is secure at Google, right? No, according to Google one of its audio experts leaked Dutch audio data. We partner with language experts around the world to improve speech technology by transcribing a small set of queries – this work is critical to developing technology that powers…

The long-rumored Nintendo Switch Lite is announced as a smaller more compact handheld. Switch Lite costs less than Nintendo Switch but drops some key features. For $199.99 the handheld only plays games that support handheld mode. It has a smaller screen and comes with a D-pad. Joy-cons are sold separately to play games that won’t support handheld mode. Nintendo made the situation clear on its official website which leads us to our topic for today. Does the full Switch Lite experience cost pretty much the same as Switch? Nintendo Switch Lite can play the games in the Nintendo Switch library that support handheld mode. For games that do not support handheld mode, players can wirelessly connect compatible controllers (sold separately) to Nintendo Switch Lite. If using separate Joy-Con controllers, users will need to have a device to recharge them, such as the Joy-Con Charging Grip. To find play mode compatibility…

Final Fantasy XIV recently had a successful crossover with Final Fantasy XV. But there could be more crossovers to come. While they are expected with other Square Enix games, the director hopes that won’t entirely be the case. Speaking with PlayStation Magazine, director and producer Naoki Yoshida shared his top non-Square Enix games for Final Fantasy XIV crossover. At the top of his list are Blizzard’s World of Warcraft and Diablo for FFXIV crossover. Final Fantasy XIV is fertile ground for transplanting elements from such games. While discussing the topic he also shared his desire to work on Diablo 4. It seems he is a huge fan of Blizzard’s work. Since Diablo 4 is in active development, he can try his luck and contact Blizzard to exchange ideas. Oh, by the way, if Blizzard ever approached [me], you know, saying ‘Oh, hey, we want you to take the reins to…

The battle between G2A and indie developers has taken a new turn. Descenders developer Mike Rose started a petition to stop selling indie games on G2A. The petition that started a couple of days ago has gained plenty of attention. Close to 3000 people have signed the petition and many of them are reportedly indie developers. The goal is 5000 signatures so the petition is gaining traction faster than expected. According to the petition, indie devs make up for the majority of the gaming industry. The way G2A handles the reselling of video game keys hurts revenue. G2A allows reselling of indie and AAA video game keys but the source of these keys is allegedly illegitimate. Mike Rose shared his breakdown of G2A’s statement (which you can see below), but the problem is his eyes is the perception of value. If a potential a buyer sees their “game at a…

There are multiple leaks every day about the next Rockstar game. Some claim Rockstar is working on Grand Theft Auto 6. But what’s the reality? The reality is that we won’t know what’s coming anytime soon but that shouldn’t stop us from discussing the possibilities. Rockstar’s next game could be anything, GTA 6 or Bully 2 but this new leak points to something different entirely. Next Rockstar Game Sounds Interesting A recent 4chan leak has us discussing so we thought, why not share it with you? The leak is probably fake but who knows? According to a random post on 4Chan, from an alleged insider, Rockstar’s next game is “VICE.” Now, this may or may not be true but VICE has definitely piqued our interest. Here’s everything we came to know about Rockstar’s next game from the leak. Where is it Set? Rockstar Games is taking us to Miami during…

It seems like Bungie is, at last, trying to make dedicated Healers/Supports more viable in Destiny 2. It started off with Dawnblade’s Attunement of Grace tree which essentially revolves around healing and empowering allies. The most recent Exotic Quest for D2 Annual Pass owners in the Season of Opulence is for an Exotic Hand Cannon named Lumina. Let’s talk about everything you need to do in order to unlock Lumina in Destiny 2: Forsaken, complete quest steps, and weapon perks it comes with. Destiny 2 Lumina Quest In a nutshell, Lumina is all about healing and empowering your fireteam as evident from its weapon perks. Lumina quest is fairly elaborate, comprising of multiple steps that you need to complete in order to unlock it. But before we get to that, let’s talk about Lumina weapon perks: Noble Rounds Kills with this weapon leave Remnants. Absorbing a Remnant converts your next…

Rumors are making rounds on the internet that Microsoft is preparing a streaming-only game console for its Project xCloud. According to the report, the game streaming console will be a cheaper alternative and will launch alongside Xbox Scarlett. While at first, it sounds like a good idea but we must ask the question that if this console is actually a good idea and can it be successful. Let’s start with the basics, the console will be powered by Project xCloud, Microsoft’s game upcoming streaming service. Each server of Project Cloud is powered by a number of Xbox One consoles. Now, here is the first roadblock to this console’s success. Given that it’s powered by Xbox One consoles, the only games you’ll be able to stream will be the ones released for Xbox One. Picture this, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Scarlett have launched and the games have taken a huge leap…

Microsoft’s rival to Google Stadia, Project xCloud streaming service is getting a console. According to insider Brad Sams, Microsoft is actively working on the Project xCloud console that is designed to give a better streaming experience. Microsoft is trying to do something similar to Google Stadia. Google’s streaming service comes with a controller that connects with your router for a seamless experience. The idea is to offer a better experience compared to running through a browser, but in what way exactly? For now, all we know that you can connect your controller to this box and that it is a “low-power, low-latency device.” xCloud details are murky so we assume it might also feature browser streaming. Anyways, the rumors of the streaming console machine aren’t new. Microsoft’s plan leaked last year and at the time it was referred to as “Scarlett Cloud.” However, at some point Project Lockhart took over…

One of the biggest disappointments of 2018 was the lack of Diablo 4 news at BlizzCon. Blizzard Entertainment ended the BlizzCon with the announcement of Diablo Immortal. The mobile game immediately saw backlash from the attending PC audience. The gameplay trailer became one of the highest disliked videos in Diablo history. The Blizzard employees working on Diablo asked the community to remain calm. They shared more news later on to reassure fans that Diablo 4 is coming. Everything we know about the current state of Diablo 4 is discussed in this article. We will update the article with more information as it comes. Diablo 4 News, Announcement, and Release Date Details Are Coming This Year At BlizzCon 2019 Activision Blizzard will reportedly discuss its next Diablo game. But there is more interesting news expected out of the company this year. At or around the time BlizzCon 2019, we may hear…

Our Sinking City Skills Guide contains everything you need to know about the skills/abilities in the game as well as some of the best skills you should consider investing your Knowledge Points in. Skills can easily be regarded as one of the most crucial components of the gameplay experience because the ‘right’ abilities cannot only boast Reed’s combat prowess but can also help you solve cases in a jiffy. The Sinking City Skills There are a total of three Skill Trees in the game i.e. Combat Proficiency, Vigor, and Mind. Each of these Skill Trees targets a specific aspect of enhancing Charles Reed and it is totally upto you to decide which aspect you want to upgrade first. As for unlocking skills, you need to have Knowledge Points to do so. You’ll continue to earn Knowledge Points as you progress through the game. However, do note that, as with other…