Bandai Namco is expected to sell four million copies of FromSoftware’s Elden Ring. Considering Dark Souls 3 sold three million copies in the month of its release, which seems like a relatively ambitious goal. Elden RingHowever, overshadow the company’s expectations: It sold 12 million copies worldwide, one million copies in Japan alone, within 18 days of its release.
Elden Ring made with help from Game of Thrones author George RR Martin, who wrote the overarching mythology for the game – yes, there are dragons – so part of the press release might not be a huge surprise: IP scalability "beyond the realm of the game." Elden Ringa new, upcoming HBO series?
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Nathan Ingraham thinks the iPad Air is the best iPad for most people: It’s significantly better than the $329 base iPad and nearly identical to the 11-inch iPad Pro, which is $200 more expensive than the Air. If you want a larger or smaller screen, the 12.9-inch iPad mini and iPad Pro are still great options. But if you want a premium tablet equivalent to the future, the iPad Air is the way to go.
It is starting trials in Peru, Chile and Costa Rica.
Netflix is preparing to do something about unauthorized account sharing. After testing an announcement last year that pushed people to stop scams and have their own Netflix accounts, the company announced another test in Chile, Costa Rica, and Peru, allowing subscribers to pay extra money to share their account with people outside their home. Based on DiversitySubscribers will be able to add up to two "sub member" for $2.99 each in Costa Rica. Those users will receive their own Netflix logins, recommendations, and profiles.
Now just tortilla chips.
Chipotle is testing Chippy, a version of Miso Robotics’ arm-based automation (already used at White Castle) customized to produce tortilla chips. The bot not only knows how to copy Chipotle’s recipe, but is smart enough to add "subtle variation" to keep things interesting – you can add some lime or salt.
The service claims ‘Servant of the People’ is back by popular demand.
Before becoming president, Volodymyr Zelensky was a famous actor and comedian. He starred in a satirical comedy series called Servant of the People, is now available again to watch on Netflix in the United States. It was a strange move, given the conflict between Ukraine and Russia, in which thousands of people .
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Our latest spring cleaning guide is about getting rid of your old tech – and hopefully monetizing it. We highlight the best deals websites and stores, tips on how to sell in person, and how to get the best cashback deals. Maybe you’re interested in an OLED upgrade for your old Switch?
Even with ANC enabled, the company promises up to 15 hours of use.
Audio-Technica introduced its latest true wireless earbuds last month in the UK and European Union, and you can now order the permanent ATH-CKS50TW model in the US. For $149, you can expect up to 20 hours of battery life with active noise cancellation (ANC) turned off and up to 15 hours with it on. That goes beyond what most competitions deliver – with or without noise cancellation. The shoots will be delivered from early to mid-April.