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On Tuesday, President Trump and his administration announced that they would end the DACA program which allows undocumented youth brought to the United States as children to work and receive protection from deportation. Some major tech and gaming corporations have spoken out about DACA, including Madden and Sims studio Electronic Arts.

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With the launch of the Xbox One X only a few months away, Microsoft needs an interim win to keep people interested in the console that is currently in a very distant second place to Sony. Which is why it is no surprise that Xbox Marketing Manager Aaron Greenberg told GameReactor it was "talking to Sony" about the potential for crossplay between the two consoles.

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One of the most annoying trends in video games is the word "exclusive", which perhaps once meant "limited" or "restricted" but now, thanks to Microsoft and Sony, means absolutely nothing. Today's big exclusive is PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds. Which probably isn't an exclusive.

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Want to become an esports pro, but you're not quite good enough for Overwatch or League of Legends? Then perhaps you might want to try your hand at Microsoft Office esports.

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The end of an era is looming. With the upcoming Windows 10 Creators Update, that's expected to go into broad release in a few weeks, Microsoft has listed a bunch of programs that are either being removed or deprecated. Paint will be deprecated, with development ceasing on a piece of software that's been a part of Windows since 1985.

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Zo is the spiritual successor to Microsoft Tay - the artificially intelligent chatbot that famously went into a racist, sexist meltdown in 2016. Zo was built with more sophisticated AI software than its predecessor, which translates to more fluid conversations and less maniacal hate speech. However, it turns out Zo really didn't care for the Life Is Strange video game series - and she doesn't care who knows it.

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The new consoles have finally been announced, the dust is beginning to settle, and now there are a lot of choices for anyone wanting to make their way back into gaming or starting from scratch. Maybe you don't know one PS4 SKU from another or have any idea who Nathan Drake is — and that's ok. Not everyone has the time or the motivation to be a gaming enthusiast, and so this guide is for the rest of you: explaining the consoles, the games, and the technologies you need to know about to hold up a reasonably detailed conversation about video gaming in 2017.

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Microsoft aren't quite as active when it comes to massive storewide sales, but when one does come around there's usually a ton of deals worth paying attention to. Case in point: the latest Ultimate Game Sale, which has a lot of decent offers if you don't want to spend more than $30.