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NYT Mini Crossword today: puzzle answers for Friday, June 21

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, June 21

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NYT Connections: hints and answers for Friday, June 21

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Hitman, Tomba, and more classics get new revivals at Limited Run Games showcase

Bubsy, an orange cat, standing in a tuxedo like he's James Bond in GoldenEye 007 holding a remote control.

Bubsy will claw his way onto modern consoles next year

Key art for Beyond Good and Evil.

Beyond Good and Evil gets a 20th Anniversary Edition next week (for real this time)

Elden Ring running on the Asus ROG PG42UQ.

Elden Ring PC performance: best settings, fps cap, and stuttering fixes

An Elden Ring player sits on their horse and looks out at a castle ahead.

Elden Ring’s pre-Shadow of the Erdtree patch makes its final boss much easier

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Wordle Today: Wordle answer and hints for June 20

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These underrated 16-bit classics just got new life on Nintendo Switch

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The best Metroid games, ranked

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Best Alienware deals: Gaming PCs, laptops, and monitors

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These are the 10 best gaming monitors of 2024

After thoroughly evaluating numerous gaming displays, here are the top gaming monitors worth investing in for 2024.
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Zelda: Echoes of Wisdom: release date, trailers, gameplay, and more

A new Zelda title is on the way this year, but Link isn't the star. Zelda: Echoes of Wisdom lets Zelda take center stage. Here's everything you need to know.
A hobbit chops food in Tales of the Shire.

Tales of the Shire is very serious about second breakfast

We played Tales of the Shire at Summer Game Fest, and it's just as serious about cooking as its hobbits.
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The Plucky Squire is the Zelda: Link Between Worlds follow-up I’ve been craving

The Plucky Squire's colorful combo of 2D and 3D is taking us back to one of our favorite Zelda games, the 3DS highlight A Link Between Worlds.
Luigi in Mario & Luigi: Brothership.

I watched this summer’s big gaming showcases. This one was the best

Who had the best video game showcase this month? We gave report cards to PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo, Ubisoft, and Summer Game Fest.
Key art for Valorant on PS5 and Xbox Series X/S.

I’m finally turning into a Valorant fan thanks to its Xbox port

Valorant's console port is a game-changer for anyone who prefers controllers over mouse and keyboard.
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The best PS5 games for 2024

The PlayStation 5 brings big exclusives and third-party games alike. Here are the best PlayStation 5 games to check out.
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This Alienware gaming laptop is currently on sale for $445 off

The Alienware m16 R2 gaming laptop with the Nvidia GeForce RTX 4060 graphics card and 32GB of RAM is on sale from Dell for $1,500, following a $445 discount.
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Best Buy deals: Save on laptops, TVs, appliances, and more

We've collected some of the best Best Buy deals happening today, whether it's computers or appliances, to help save you a bit of extra money.
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The best Xbox Series X games for 2024

The Xbox Series X has tons of memorable games. Here are the best ones to check out for 2024.
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This powerful HP Omen gaming PC is $650 off for a limited time

The HP Omen 45L gaming PC with the Nvidia GeForce RTX 4060 Ti graphics card, which usually costs $2,050, is now more affordable following HP's $650 discount.
Ellie pets a giraffe in The Last of Us Part I.

Best PS5 game deals: discounts on the best games of 2023

To help you in building your PlayStation 5 library, we've rounded up the best PS5 game deals that you can shop, including offers for some console exclusives.
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The best PC games for 2024

From indie hits to massive AAA releases, our roundup of the best PC games has something for every type of gamer. These are the top PC games to play in 2024.
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Nintendo’s stellar Direct proved that you can’t ignore Apple Arcade

Nintendo's June Direct featured two exciting announcements that proved Apple Arcade is a better value than you think.
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How long is Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree?

Elden Ring's new Shadow of the Erdtree expansion features a lot of content to delve into. Here's how long it's likely to take you to see all of it.
Profile shot of Samus in the first Metroid Prime 4 Beyond trailer.

All upcoming Switch games: 2024, 2025, and beyond

The Nintendo Switch is home to a superb library of games, and more are on the way. In this roundup, we'll dive into the best upcoming Switch games.
Zelda stares at a landscape in The Legend of Zelda: Echoes of Wisdom.

Nintendo just proved me wrong about the Switch

After a 2024 filled with remakes and niche oddities, Nintendo just showed us that it's serious about sending the Switch off in style.
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From horror to cozy: Xbox adds more games to its June Game Pass lineup

Xbox announced the latest slate of games hitting Game Pass this month, including a hew horror game and a cozy adventure.
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AMD vs. Intel: a turning point in this fierce rivalry

With AMD's Ryzen 9000 and Intel's Arrow Lake on the way, we need to take a look at where the rivalry between Intel and AMD stands.
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Nintendo is going mature with new Switch Online collection

Nintendo announced that it's releasing its first mature collection for its Switch Online + Expansion Pack and it includes two action-packed classics.
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Metroid Prime 4: Beyond’s stunning first trailer was worth the wait

Metroid Prime 4: Beyond has finally gotten a gameplay trailer revealing its villain and 2025 release window.
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Super Mario Party Jamboree is the series’ biggest game yet

Nintendo wasn't kidding when it said Super Mario Party Jamboree was the biggest in the series. It will have 110 minigames and a 20-person co-op mode.

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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.