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All the video games being turned into TV shows

Video games can tell stories through their gameplay that are just as, if not more, gripping and immersive than TV shows and movies. And now, many video game developers and TV producers are turning some of the most beloved game franchises into TV shows.

After the success of recent video game TV shows, like The Witcher and Riot’s Arcane (based on League of Legends), it looks like there are plenty of others looking to bring video game stories to television platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime Video.

We’ve scoured the web in search of all of the popular video games that are rumored or revealed to be currently in the works. I’m sure there are several more video game TV series coming. So let us know in the comments below if we’ve missed any big ones.

Here are all of the video games that are being turned into TV series

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Netflix is reportedly making a push to acquire Roku

As Netflix moves forward on its ad-supported tier streaming service, rumors are starting to sprout that the company is looking to make an acquisition.

Sources familiar with the subject suggest that Netflix is targeting Roku. But Netflix isn’t necessarily interested in the streaming hardware.

The report comes from Business Insider, which spoke to sources familiar with the matter in recent weeks. The sources claim that Netflix is after the streaming hardware company’s advertising business.

Roku’s stock has been plummeting in the last year or so. The overall demand for video streaming has subsided in recent months. And streaming hardware is suffering even more.

But what’s keeping Roku afloat in these times is its advertising business. Roku has built a massive advertising platform using its devices. Advertising generated more than $640 million for the company in the first quarter of this year alone.

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For Netflix, a Roku acquisition could

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TikTok Avatars let you show the world the ‘real’ you

Looking for a new way to express yourself on TikTok? Forget filters. Who needs digital makeup when you can create an entirely new visage? TikTok Avatars are here.

TikTok’s custom animated avatars are more than a little reminiscent of Apple’s Memoji. They come packing a wide variety of customization options, including skin tones, face shapes, hairstyles, makeup, and even piercings. Not feeling all that extra work? You can use a preset instead, or tweak it further.

Once you’ve created the avatar that best reflects your inner you, you can record a video with it. Just open the app and record a clip in selfie mode. Choose the avatar effect and you’ll be good to go.

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Your creation will mirror your movements and expressions, which means creating content should be a lot simpler going forward.

The applications seem endless. Don’t want to embarrass yourself trying out a new TikTok

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Does Diablo Immortal have multiplayer?

Blizzard’s highly anticipated mobile installment in the Diablo franchise, Diable Immortal, is now available on both mobile and PC. Diablo Immortal looks to build on what Diablo fans already know and love about the series’ multiplayer isometric gameplay.

But this installment in the famed franchise is a lot different than its predecessors. For starters, this is the first time a Diablo game has made its way to mobile. There’s also a lot of talk that the game looks like a money grab, costing more than $100,000 (or ten plus years of grinding) to reach the end-game.

So that begs the question: What else is different about Diablo Immortal? Does the game even have the multiplayer capabilities that gave its previous games so much staying power?

Does Diablo Immortal have multiplayer?

Short answer: Yes

Fortunately, Diablo Immortal still has multiplayer. So if you and a friend have an extra quarter

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Continuity Camera turns your iPhone into a webcam

Apple’s WWDC 2022 keynote is nearly wrapping up, and one of the coolest features announced is for macOS Ventura when it arrives later this year. Called Continuity Camera, it turns your iPhone into a supercharged webcam.

When live, you’ll be able to use your iPhone as a webcam, even without waking it or selecting it. It’ll even work wirelessly, so you can walk around.

Speaking of walking around, you’ll get access to Center Stage, so your iPhone’s camera will follow you around the room. You also get Portrait Mode, for things like background blur and virtual lights to relight your face.

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That’s not all. When you use the ultrawide camera on your iPhone with Continuity Camera, it does something magical.

You can do a top-down view of your desk and keep the person talking in view. That normally needs two cameras and some annoying software setup.

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