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NYT Mini Crossword today: puzzle answers for Friday, July 12

The NYT Mini crossword might be a lot smaller than a normal crossword, but it isn't easy. If you're stuck with today's crossword, we've got answers for you here.
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NYT Strands today: hints, spangram and answers for Friday, July 12

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NYT Connections: hints and answers for Friday, July 12

New York Times Crossword logo.

NYT Crossword: answers for Friday, July 12

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Wordle Today: Wordle answer and hints for July 12

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Final Fantasy XIV: Dawntrail review: emotional new expansion leaves a lasting legacy

An NES controller.

Your favorite video game is retro now

Promo art for Borderlands 3.

3 multiplayer PS Plus games you should try this weekend (July 12-14)

Yasuke in Assassin's Creed Shadows fighting an enemy. He's dressed in his samurai armor.

These are the games we’re still looking forward to in 2024

The main character in Neon White sinks in the water.

3 new Xbox Game Pass games to play this weekend (July 12-14)

Custom art in a Steam library.

How to redeem codes on Steam

Lenovo Legion Tower 7i gaming PC sitting on a table.

This Lenovo Legion gaming PC with RTX 4080 Super is $660 off today

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How to use Discord on PS5

A new update has made it easier than ever to chat with friends on the PS5 using Discord. Here is how the new process works and how to set it up in a flash.
Ethan Winters shoots Lycans in Resident Evil Village.

Resident Evil 9: release date window, trailers, gameplay, and more

Mix your herbs and get ready to unlock doors by slotting gems into statues because a new Resident Evil is on the way. This is all we know about Resident Evil 9.
A foot kicks an enemy in Anger Foot.

Anger Foot review: Devolver’s latest delivers more schlock than awe

Anger Foot has all the makings of a schlocky fun action game, but it never quite finds its balance amid messy design.
Geoff Keighley shows a slide showing the top 10 selling Steam Games of 2024.

Every summer 2024 gaming showcase: full schedule and stream recaps

Trying to catch up on summer showcases you missed in June? Here's what aired and what was shown at each.
Frostpunk 2 runs on a MacBook.

Apple’s gaming push is heating up faster than you think

Apple is getting more serious about gaming, and its efforts are progressing surprisingly fast.
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This Xbox Game Pass Ultimate deal shaves a few bucks off a membership

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate is a few dollars off of its already cheap price. If you want it, get it now. Includes access to cloud gaming and hundreds of titles.
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How to redeem codes on Xbox Series X

Game codes and gift cards and fantastic ways to get and receive gifts on your Xbox Series X/S. Knowing how to actually redeem those codes is a little harder.
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This Dell G15 gaming laptop with RTX 4050 is on sale for $850

The budget-friendly Dell G15 gaming laptop with the Nvidia GeForce RTX 4050 GPU is even more affordable following a $200 discount from Dell, but not for long.
Alienware Aurora R16 sitting on a desk.

This Alienware gaming PC has a $400 price cut today

The Alienware Aurora R16 gaming PC with the Nvidia GeForce RTX 4060 Ti graphics card is a huge steal at its discounted price of $1,200 from Dell, so hurry up!
The original Doom UI, with Doomguy's avatar in the middle, underneath him holding a gun that looks like the original Doom. However, he's on top of a Fortnite platform.

We’re shocked we haven’t seen Doom in Fortnite before now

In another edition of can it run Doom?, a game developer made a version that runs inside Fortnite.
The Alienware x14 R2 gaming laptop on a desk.

Hurry! This Alienware gaming laptop is $600 cheaper this week

The Alienware x14 R2 gaming laptop with the Nvidia GeForce RTX 4050 graphics card is now on sale from Dell with a $600 discount, but only for a limited time.
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Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is $11 off in Early Prime Day deals

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is 16% off as part of a pre-Prime Day sale offered exclusively by Amazon.
Sora and Mario shake hands in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate in front of a half moon.

Riot almost made a Smash Bros.-inspired fighting game, report says

A possible Smash Bros. competitor developed by Riot Games was scrapped, according to a new report.
A Descendant in a robot suit fires a gun in The First Descendant.

Best ways to level up your Mastery Rank and more in The First Descendant

There are a ton of systems and mechanics to learn in The First Descendant, but leveling up is the most important. This is the best way to grind Mastery Ranks.
Cloud, Zack, and Sephiroth stand back to back in Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion.

PlayStation Plus’ July game catalog is absolutely stacked

PlayStation just announced the games coming to the PlayStation Plus catalog in July, and there are a lot of standouts.
Anubis, with black fur, an Egyptian-styled neck piece, and a jackal head, shooting magic in Palworld.

Palworld is about to get a whole lot bigger

Even though Palworld is still in early access, developer Pocketpair has entered into a new IP-expanding partnership.
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They raised $50 million for charity with dusty consoles. Here’s how

Games Done Quick has raised over $50 million for charity over the past 14 years. Here's the tech that keeps the show going.
Games on Xbox Game Pass.

Is Xbox Game Pass really worth it anymore?

With Xbox Game Pass' new price and structure changes, the best deal in gaming is losing its value.
A woman holding a remote while looking at an Amazon Fire TV with the Xbox app on it. It's on the Cloud Gaming menu with Fallout 76, Senua's Saga Hellblade 2 and more on it.

This is the cheapest way to play Xbox Game Pass, but there’s a catch

You can now play Xbox games with an Amazon Fire TV stick, but that option comes with some notable caveats based on our tests.
Xbox's gamescom logo with a city at the bottom.

Xbox Game Pass is getting a price hike alongside complicated tier overhaul

All versions of Xbox Game Pass are getting a price hike, while Xbox Game Pass for Console will be replaced with Xbox Game Pass Standard.
The Lego Star Wars Fang Fighter vs TIE Interceptor kit.

Lego Star Wars sets get big price cuts in Walmart’s massive sale

Star Wars fans are going to want to get their hands on these two Lego kits. And you’ll be able to save $20 on both items when you purchase through Walmart.
A ship flies through space in Star Wars Outlaws.

Star Wars Outlaws’ open world looks less overwhelming than other Ubisoft games

Massive Entertainment has revealed more about how it handles exploration in Star Wars Outlaws, and it might fix issues Ubisoft had with other titles.

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Giovanni is a writer and video producer focusing on happenings in the video game industry. He has contributed stories to Inverse, Fanbyte, The Inventory, and more. He was previously a segment producer on Polygon’s daily gaming show Speedrun and he currently hosts the Left Trigger Right Trigger podcast. Four Tetris 99 wins, and counting.