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Total War spins off Saga series focused on smaller ‘powder-keg’ moments in history

How much Total War is too much? It seems like Creative Assembly’s determined to discover the answer, today announcing yet another spin-off of the strategy series. In addition to the mainline historical Total War and the fantastical Total Warhammer, we’ll now see A Total War Saga games.

And soon. While Total Warhammer 2 releases this fall, the first A Total War Saga game will release “before the next major historical release in the franchise,” as this press release puts it. Sometime next year, probably.

So what is A Total War Saga? I’ll let Creative Assembly’s Jack Lusted give you the short of it. From today’s announcement:

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Google wants to kill your phone

Google is working hard to make phones obsolete.

The company wouldn’t admit this. And they don’t want me to say it. They still have to make nice with mobile phone carriers who support and sell Android phones.

In getting rid of the phone as we know it, Google is both on the right side of history and also on your company’s side. The post-phone world is a world with higher-quality voice communication, better security and telephony services that work better than today’s communication apps.

What’s a smartphone, anyway?

Everybody’s talking about the 10th anniversary of the iPhone, which first shipped on June 29, 2007. That’s as good a place as any to dissect the smartphone and what it really is.

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AMD, Nvidia coin mining graphics cards appear as gaming GPU shortage intensifies

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The Steam Link is currently on sale for $15

Valve’s Steam isn’t the only place to get a Steam Link on the cheap right now—Amazon also has the Steam Link on sale for $ 15. This is the lowest price we’ve seen for the game streaming device. Typically, the Link sells for $ 50 with sale prices usually going no lower than $ 20.

The Steam Link is a set-top box that lets you stream games on your home network from your gaming PC to a television set. To play games with the Link, you’ll need a controller such as Steam’s own device or an Xbox controller.

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Uber CEO resigns, leaving company in search of a new strategy

Uber is now a driverless vehicle, after CEO Travis Kalanick stepped down Tuesday.

Kalanick had already decided to take an indefinite leave of absence from the company, but now he’s leaving for good. The move came at the request of the board of directors, The New York Times reported Wednesday.

The company has already lost Kalanick’s right-hand man, Senior Vice President of Business Emil Michael, following a number of gaffes including his suggestion that the company target a journalist who had been investigating the company.

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