‘I have always felt the world was a harsh place’: Elden Ring’s Hidetaka Miyazaki on why he may never stop making games

Much has changed for Hidetaka Miyazaki in the past 10 years. In May 2014, he was made president of FromSoftware – the Japanese game developer known for its breakout dark fantasy hits Demon’s Souls (2009), Dark Souls (2011) and Bloodborne (2015), all games he himself directed. Back then, FromSoftware’s games were critical darlings with devoted … Read more

Xbox is finally giving refunds for one of its popular exclusive games after shock cancellation

XBOX came under fire recently after the company shut down two of its more popular studios. Arkane Austin and Tango Gameworks were shut down by Xbox following the release of Redfall and Hi-Fi Rush, respectively, despite the latter’s critical and commercial success. 1 Redfall players can now get refunds for their DLC purchasesCredit: Bethesda The … Read more

DOJ Drops Claims TikTok Misled U.S. Consumers in Lawsuit

The U.S. Justice Department won’t pursue allegations that ByteDance Ltd.’s TikTok misled U.S. consumers about their data security in a forthcoming suit accusing the company of children’s privacy violations, according to people familiar with the decision. The department is preparing to file a consumer protection lawsuit against TikTok later this year on behalf of the … Read more

‘Alarm bells should be going off’ as mental health counselling app expands into Australia, critics say

Consumer advocates are calling on the privacy regulator to investigate the “Uber of therapy” platform BetterHelp as it expands in Australia, after a US ruling that the company shared customers’ sensitive data to third parties. BetterHelp – known to many because it is the second-largest advertiser on podcasts in Australia – claims to offer affordable … Read more

Samsung Galaxy Buds 3 leak shows off AirPods-like design

Samsung’s next Galaxy Buds have been rumored to resemble AirPods, and new leaked renders make the comparison clearer than ever. The renders, purportedly found on Korean retailer Coupangshow that Samsung might be moving on from its bulb-shaped buds in favor of wireless headphones with AirPods-like stems, AirPods-like vents, and even an AirPods-like case. I’ve made … Read more