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This week in games: Call of Duty and Battlefield bound for battle royale, Shenmue comes to PC

Plus: Amazon's Alexa is your "personal Call of Duty coach," Croteam teases Serious Sam 4, and the latest Cities: Skylines expansion heads to the park. This is gaming news for April 16 to 20.

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Try out Alexa's new custom skills with this great deal on an Echo Dot

Newegg is selling Amazon's Echo Dot for $40 with a bundled $10 gift card.

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Water-cooling specialist EKWB starts selling complete custom gaming PCs

EKWB's Fluid Gaming Systems offer a limited selection of powerful hardware and nifty enthusiast-class extras like custom liquid-cooling and sleeved power cables.

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I don't care if Google's 'chat' for Android is an inferior version of Apple iMessage, I want it now

Google has announced that a new messaging protocol called chat is on the way, bringing RCS support and unifying the scattershot messaging experience on Android. It's about time.

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Acer and Dell gaming laptops drop to ludicrously low prices to clear way for Intel 8th-gen CPUs

The arrival of 8th-gen Intel CPUs is dropping gaming laptops with 7th-gen processors to new lows.

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AMD Ryzen motherboards explained: The crucial differences in every AM4 chipset

Which Ryzen AM4 motherboard chipset is right for you: X470, X370, B350, or A320?

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SkylinkNet Alarm System Starter Kit Plus review: Built by techies, for techies

It’s short on handholding, but SkylinkNet’s SK-250 kit is a good-enough security offering (though not recommended for beginners).

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PlayStation Now for PC is the surprise OnLive replacement I didn't know I wanted

PlayStation Now streams surprisingly well, and lets PC gamers play Sony exclusives like Uncharted and God of War.

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Astell&Kern Kann review: This high-resolution digital audio player delivers sweet sound, but with a steep price tag

An intoxicating sonic experience from a hi-res audio player that's as heavy as it is expensive.

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How to create private Alexa skills without code

Amazon's Alexa Skills Blueprints let anyone with an Alexa device make household skills.

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Amazon's custom Alexa Blueprints skills show how far ahead of Siri and Google Assistant it is

Amazon has released a super-easy tool for anyone to make their own Alexa skill, and you won't find anything like for Siri or Google Assistant.

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Turn a single USB-C port into three USB ports and Ethernet with this $20 adapter

Right now you can get an AmazonBasics USB-C to three-port USB hub for $20, the lowest price we've seen it.

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Ryzen 7 2700X review: AMD's 2nd-gen CPUs nail the sequel

AMD's 2nd-gen Ryzen 7 2700X puts the squeeze on Intel's 8th-gen Coffee Lake CPUs.

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The Full Nerd ep. 47: 2nd-gen Ryzen Q&A with Jim Anderson, AMD's VP of computing

In this episode of the Full Nerd, we interview AMD's Jim Anderson about 2nd-gen Ryzen, X470 motherboards, multi-die chip development, and more.