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If you're like me, you've got hundreds of gigabytes of digital media files, everything from movies, to music, to TV shows, stored across portable hard drives, old laptops, and various PCs. Wouldn't it be great if all of that media could live in one place and be able to be easily accessed by your other computers and smart devices? With the right apps and a network attached storage device, you can do just that.

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Even the largest of PC developers can't support every operating system under the sun forever. Despite Blizzard's reputation for taking good care of the low-end, it too has to cut the cord at some point. And so, 2017 marks the company's move away from Windows XP and Vista; over the course of the year, it'll gradually drop support for Diablo 3, StarCraft 2 and other titles.

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The first thing I do in The Sims is make a sim of myself. But it's not always easy finding the right hair or skin tone, and often my self sims don't look like me much at all. At least, they don't until I start downloading and installing mods.

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Blizzard's digital collectible card game, Hearthstone, will soon undergo a significant transformation — its second-ever set rotation. Basically, many cards currently considering legal for the game's "Standard" format (which is used for almost all tournaments) will no longer be so, forcing players to alter their decks if they want to continue playing in the format. For regulars, that was already enough to deal with, but Blizzard has revealed another surprise — the rotation of powerful, evergreen cards, once considered untouchable.

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We Are Chicago is a game about how gang violence in Chicago's South and West Side neighbourhoods affects people's lives. In particular, the game follows Aaron, a young man trying to make it to his high school graduation. But where the game tries to be inspiring and heartwarming, it is treacly and patronizing.