Pokemon Scarlet and Violet review: Ambitious, bold, and buggy

In the middle of a town square, a fierce Pokémon battle breaks out. In the foodie paradise of the city of Medali, filled with restaurants, a young trainer is trying to earn the right to face the leader of the local gym. With a stoic expression, his Hariyama unleashes a flurry of punches at his hated rival, bringing the enemy’s hit points into the red. It’s a dramatic battle, but the young coach is determined to win.

Then, right at the decisive moment, an aimless local wanders into the battle. All the tension in the scene is dissipated by his curiously warm smile and relaxed demeanor. The ease of his walk and the soft gleam in his eyes suggest a man at ease with himself. Perhaps this man – let’s call him Phil – is on his way to buy groceries or maybe just taking a leisurely walk around town.

Paralyzed by his constant confidence, I watch Phil walk from one end of the screen to the other, the ongoing pocket monster contest completely forgotten as his smooth wandering unfolds. Phil might be having a good day, but he’s ruined the Pokemon.

Captured at Philm. (Image credit: Future)

Building on the open-world stages made in Pokémon Sword and Shield and Pokémon Legends Arceus, the world in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet is the most ambitious yet. Filled with places to explore and Pokemon to catch, you can take a non-linear approach to its main story, which developer Game Freak has broken into three main quest chains.

Revisão do XPPen Artist 15.6 Pro

XPPen Artist 15.6 Pro: revisão de um minuto

O XPPen tem feito seu nome nos últimos anos, assumindo a gigante da indústria Wacom para se estabelecer como uma alternativa mais econômica que ainda oferece desempenho.

Com o Artist 15.6 Pro, o XPPen parece estar voltado para profissionais, embora fique um pouco aquém em sua entrega. O Artist 15.6 Pro – pelo seu preço, em particular – é uma opção fantástica que ganha seu lugar como um dos melhores tablets de desenho. É ótimo para artistas que desejam atualizar seus tablets gráficos menores e mais baratos. No entanto, pode não ser suficiente para os profissionais – quando se trata de recursos, existem algumas limitações demais que podem atrasar um profissional que usa software de arte digital.

New PS5 games: All upcoming PlayStation 5 game releases

There are so many new PS5 games on the horizon, making it feel like the new console is starting to come into its own. Games like Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, Final Fantasy 16 and Street Fighter 6 are coming in 2023, adding to the already impressive lineup available on PS5.

New PS5 games, whether exclusive or not, likely won’t be immediately discounted in the Black Friday 2022 period, but we’ve been surprised in this regard before. Still, it’s an excellent time of year to browse Black Friday PS5 deals and stock up on the best PS5 games that have been available the longest.

Our favorite home gadget of the year is back in stock – and at an incredible price

We voted the Ninja Foodi Dual Zone Air Fryer Home Device of the Year at the 2022 Choice Awards sponsored by Sky Broadband. We think it’s the best fryer you can buy, as do many others – and that means it’s been rarer than chicken’s teeth these past few weeks. The smaller version is completely sold out in the UK and sells for silly money on eBay, but if you’re quick you can pick up the 9.6L model for far less than the Ninja scalpers are charging for the smaller one.

It’s worth noting that this air fryer has different names in different markets: it’s Ninja Foodi Max Dual Zone Air Fryer AF400UK in the UK and Ninja Foodi 6-in-1 10-quart Air Fryer with DualZone Technology (DZ401) in the US.

Why is Ninja selling out so quickly?

Black Friday is my chance to get the MacBook deal I’ve been waiting for all year

While Black Friday deals are always a great way to save money on expensive tech, this is a particularly exciting time for those of us looking to upgrade to a new MacBook. We’ve been waiting all year for the MacBook Pro deals to be successful, and after some research we’ve found great deals like this 14-inch MacBook Pro laptop, down from $1,999.99 to just $1,599 at Best Buy, (opens in new tab) saving $400.

In the UK, meanwhile, Amazon has the M1 MacBook Pro 16-inch laptop for £2,129, down from £2,399, which is a pretty decent drop for a big MacBook Pro ready to handle anything you can throw at it. .

Deals on refurbished MacBooks can give you the best bang for your buck. In the US, this refurbished 15.4-inch MacBook Pro dropped from $2,799.99 to just $1,899.99 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)saving a whopping $900.

Today’s Best Black Friday MacBook Deals in the US


Today’s Best UK MacBook Black Friday Deals


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This 0.6-inch OLED TV Is Christopher Nolan’s Worst Nightmare

From massive flat-panel monitors to wall-mounted projectors, it’s fair to say that the quest for a home theater experience has had many of us cluttering up our living rooms. However, a KickStarter campaign is taking a decidedly different tact, as it aims to raise funds for a new OLED TV that measures less than an inch in size.

Created by electronics company TinyCircuits, the TinyTV Mini is a tiny retro TV that can be purchased for an equally expensive price. $ miniature asking price50 (opens in new tab) if you are willing to support the project. (through FlatpanelsHD🇧🇷

Netflix’s Kaleidoscope is an ambitious TV experiment that will thrill fans by storm

Netflix loves a good experience – and the streaming giant’s upcoming TV test is unlike anything you’ve seen before.

Titled Kaleidoscope, Netflix’s upcoming show is being billed as a crime anthology series – but with a compelling twist. The series, which premieres January 1, 2023, is presented in a non-linear format, with viewers watching the eight episodes of Kaleidoscope in a different order than their family and friends. No two viewing experiences will ever be the same, creating an air of mystery around the heist and leading to countless watercooler-style arguments between you and your fellow Netflix subscribers.

The Razer Blade 14 is the best gaming laptop – and it’s $800 on Black Friday

One of the best gaming laptops money can buy has dropped to a record low this Black Friday. For a limited time, you can win a Razer Blade 14 for just $1,999 (opens in new tab) – a whopping $800 off the original launch price.

This particular model is equipped with a blazingly fast RTX 3080 graphics card, an equally beefy Ryzen 9 5900HX processor, 16GB of RAM and a 1TB SSD. Simply put, this is a machine with a full lineup of high-end specs that will deliver absolutely impressive performance considering the relatively small footprint of this device.

It’s this balance of power and portability that makes the Razer Blade 14 (2022) a regular feature in our ultimate gaming laptop buyer’s guide. Yes, it’s incredibly expensive, but those with deep pockets and a need for performance on the go will appreciate this incredibly stylish machine. Alongside notable rivals like the Asus Zephyrus G14 ($899 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)) and Alienware x14 ($1,499 at Dell (opens in new tab)), there aren’t many gaming laptops out there offering what the Razer Blade 14 does.

If you’re interested, we’ve rounded up some other Black Friday gaming laptop deals just below, including some cheaper options. It’s also worth checking out our main Black Friday Deals page if you’re interested in our expert recommendations of this year’s sales as a whole.

Black Friday Razer Gaming Laptop Deal

In the United Kingdom? Check out this similarly priced Black Friday deal on Amazon UK.

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5 Under 50: The best cheap Black Friday headphones and headphone deals live now

Have you seen our live coverage of the business festival known more widely as Black Friday? Alright, the big day isn’t until Friday, November 25th, but with so many Black Friday deals already active, I’ve decided to lower the bar a bit.

The rules: All of these Black Friday deals concern headphones or headphones, and the discounts are all active now. And the crucial part is they are now all under $50 or £50.

Happy to spend a little extra this Black Friday? I have a Black Friday AirPods Deals page for you, and I also have a Black Friday Headphones Deals page. Oh, and for those listening to too much, there’s also a dedicated Black Friday headphone roundup.

What follows is my pick of the top five wireless headphones and wireless headphone deals under $50 or £50 – depending on whether you’re in the US or the UK. Eat them – but don’t sit still!

Headphones & Headphones: Top Five Under $50 (US)

Headphones & Headphones: Top Five Under £50 (UK)

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Ubisoft games are back on Steam – and that’s great news for the Steam Deck

Ubisoft games are returning to Steam, starting with Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, which will be available in early December.

As Eurogamer reports, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is set to launch on Steam on December 6th, after only being available on the Epic Games Store (and Ubisoft’s own store).