Microsoft will soon force Internet Explorer users to open Edge for some websites

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Microsoft will soon force Internet Explorer users to open Edge for some websites

Goodbye, Internet Explorer, we hardly knew ye. Well that's not true—some of us knew IE very well for a very long time, first getting acquainted in the mid 1990s when the internet had not yet exploded. But now two and a half decades later, Microsoft ironically plans to intentionally break IE's functionality, and push users over to Edge instead.

AMD to acquire custom chip manufacturer Xilinx in deal worth $35bn

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AMD to acquire custom chip manufacturer Xilinx in deal worth $35bn

AMD will soon acquire Xilinx, a chip manufacturer that specialises in custom chips, such as FPGAs (field programmable gate arrays) and SoCs (system-on-chips). The deal announced today will see the Ryzen, Radeon, and Epyc chipmaker spending $35bn to acquire the computing company, with a view to expanding AMD's datacentre and custom silicon portfolio.

Wasteland 3 was almost banned in Australia due to 'Rocky Mountain Moosegrass'

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Wasteland 3 was almost banned in Australia due to 'Rocky Mountain Moosegrass'

Wasteland 3 is a game with swearing parrots, cyborg chickens, a goat cannon, and lots of other perfectly sensible post-apocalyptic phenomena. It was also going to be a game with 'Rocky Mountain Moosegrass' in it, which is exactly as suss as it sounds: it was basically marijuana. No big deal, you say, but it was a big deal for the Australian Classification Board, which initially banned the game due to its presence.

GOG kicks off a week-long Halloween sale

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GOG kicks off a week-long Halloween sale

With Halloween now less than a week away—October 31 is this Saturday, in case you don't have a calendar handy—GOG has kicked off a week-long sale with discounts of up to 91 percent off on more than 850 games.

Seven CS:GO pros suspended for a year for betting on matches

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Seven CS:GO pros suspended for a year for betting on matches

In 1989, Major League Baseball great Pete Rose was given a lifetime suspension from the sport for betting on the Cincinnati Reds while he was manager of the team—a suspension that still holds weight today, more than 30 years after his retirement, because he remains ineligible for election to the Baseball Hall of Fame. By that standard, the seven Counter-Strike: Global Offensive pros who were recently busted for betting on matches got off lucky: They were only suspended for a year.

What's your best in-game Halloween look?

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What's your best in-game Halloween look?

Given that Halloween parties are inadvisable this year, we're relying on our in-game wardrobes to get into the spirit. Take PC Gamer community manager Stevie's sim above, for example. The giant grin isn't exactly spooky (seems quite friendly, actually), but you can tell that she dabbles in the dark arts because there's a cauldron in the background, and cauldrons are a top three witch item, along with brooms and pointy hats.