September 24, 2023

Microsoft is dipping into the world of self-repair by providing alternative elements for Xbox gamepads, together with downloadable directions and tutorial movies. The service will cowl each the usual Xbox Wi-fi Controller fashions and the (expensive) Xbox Elite Collection 2 Controller.

They’re not low cost, although. Costs vary from $24 for button units to $60 for a circuit board and motor meeting unit. However that’s nonetheless cheaper than changing the gamepad totally. I can’t anticipate each firm to take Nintendo’s method: It’ll restore Pleasure-Cons at no cost in the event that they endure from Pleasure-Con drift.

– Mat Smith

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The rebrand continues.

TweetDeck is exhibiting indicators it’ll not escape Twitter/X’s large rebranding unscathed. TweetDeck’s touchdown web page, whereas logged out, now has XPro branding within the higher left nook of the web site. That is just about it in the meanwhile – the web page nonetheless exhibits the long-lasting Twitter fowl emblem, and it nonetheless calls TweetDeck a “highly effective, real-time software for individuals who stay on Twitter.” And, sure, its URL remains to be on

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The corporate is already engaged on new expertise for cellular gadgets.

Google desires to revamp its Assistant, and that can embrace generative AI-powered expertise, in keeping with an inner electronic mail obtained by Axios. Google Assistant’s VP Peeyush Ranjan and product director, Duke Dukellis, defined their rationale to staffers, stating: “As a crew, we have to concentrate on delivering high-quality, crucial product experiences for our customers. We have additionally seen the profound potential of generative AI to remodel folks’s lives and see an enormous alternative to discover what a supercharged Assistant, powered by the most recent LLM expertise, would seem like.”

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Humble bundle

Humble Video games and Witch Beam have confirmed that Unpacking is coming to iOS and Android on August twenty fourth. You’ll be able to pre-order the iOS model for $10 immediately. This has been a very long time in coming given the sport first arrived on consoles and PCs in 2021, nevertheless it’s additionally pleasant.

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