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Activision games like Call of Duty, Tony Hawk, Diablo, and Overwatch will be part of Microsoft/Xbox after the merger closes, but big titles may not hit Game Pass until 2024.https://www.theverge.com/2023/10/17/23921422/xbox-game-pass-activision-blizzard-games-2024-phil-spencer
An AI voice was used to bring back a deceased actor's voice for the Cyberpunk 2077 expansion, with permission from his family. Raises interesting possibilities and concerns about future use of AI voices.https://www.theverge.com/2023/10/13/23915535/cyberpunk-2077-phantom-liberty-polish-voice-actor-ai-ripperdock-viktor-vektor
People wearing the new Meta Quest 3 VR headsets in public are being called "Meta Glassholes." The full immersion while in public is jarring to see.https://www.theverge.com/23920102/meta-quest-3-in-public-privacy-recording-glassholes
Social media news roundup: Threads getting an edit button, new Threads features like voice threads and follow all mentioned users, and where to find news now that Twitter is messy.https://www.theverge.com/2023/10/12/23914585/instagram-threads-edit-button-voice-postshttps://www.theverge.com/2023/10/17/23921527/another-good-new-threads-feature
AllTrails launching detailed guides to US National Parks with info on fees, reservations, and tips from AllTrails users. Makes trip planning easier.https://www.alltrails.com/guides/country/us
Quick hits: Chilla's new low latency Anker Soundcore Wireless Earbuds for VR gaming, Katie's radio interview about her cancer journey, local news on TikTok and other sources and Ivory for Mastodon comes to MacOS! https://amzn.to/3RX4hpE https://www.audacy.com/stations/kdkaradio/shows/natalie-bencivenga-72fde/episodes/5b16c0a839bb https://tapbots.com/ivory/mac/
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