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As the Galaxy Note 8 and iPhone X push phone prices higher than they have ever been before, the line between flagship and midrange phones have become so blurry that those terms don't mean much anymore. But now, OnePlus is back with an upgraded version of the OnePlus 5, and it might help us rebalance this equation.

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OK, look. I'm not the first person to say this, and I certainly won't be the last. But iOS 11 is bad. The new operating system has turned my phone into a bug-infested carcass of its former self, and the frustration of trying to use it sometimes makes me want to die, too.

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In Hearthstone, there's a near-infinite number of ways to kick your opponents while they're down, and we've all had them done to us. But every so often, the righteous card gods descend from the green felt heavens to smite arsehole opponents in a way that's so unsuspected, so wholly satisfying, it makes us feel like perhaps there is justice in this world.

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Released late last year in Asian territories to tremendous success, mobile massively multiplayer role-playing game Lineage 2: Revolution is now coming to iOS and Android in the West. If the idea of a mobile MMO is daunting, do not fret - most of the game can be played on autopilot.

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In May, Nicci Kay and her wife moved 40km south to the port city of Tacoma, Washington where, in time, they planned to overtake the Resistance's hold on the area. Kay is an Ingress player, an agent in a great and invisible cyberwar over territory that spans the globe, involving two factions: the Resistance and the Enlightened, of which Kay is a member.

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I'm a total gadget nerd, and it's been five years since a new smartphone made me nod to myself with the understanding that, "Yes, I need that thing more than I need air." But the buzz around the iPhone X has had me a little more hyped than usual.

Not just because the iPhone finally ditched the bezels and got an OLED display -- Samsung's Galaxy S8 lost its bezels in March -- but because the iPhone X is the line's first significant overhaul since the iPhone 4. I should know better than to fall for the hype, but after spending nearly a week with the device, I've actually convinced myself that spending $1579 on a phone seems like a good idea. If you hate me for saying that, that's OK, I hate me too.

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The first Final Fantasy Dimensions was a delightful old-school adventure reminiscent of the earliest entries in the storied series. Final Fantasy Dimensions II is an incredibly basic free-to-play mobile game that's been stripped of its microtransactions and granted a premium price tag.

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As the folks at Razer would tell it, the plan was always to make a phone. No one at Razer was quite sure what that phone would look like, or precisely how it would be a "gamer" phone -- Razer's peripherals and laptops are built primarily for gamers -- but the phone was a distant dream. Now it's a distinct reality, and at $US699, the new gaming-focused Razer Phone could one day be a solid alternative for people tired of slick glass-backed OLED phones like the iPhone X and Galaxy S8.

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Now that it's done Razer-ing the hell out of PC and console gaming, Razer is turning its attention to mobile. Launching on November 17, the $US700 ($913) Razer Phone features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chip, 8 gigabytes of RAM and the world's first 120 Hz "UltraMotion" display. Candy Crush is going to run so well on this.