Destiny 2: Curse of Osiris Xbox One review: Decent content derailed by unfair grind

Destiny 2: Curse of Osiris is the first expansion for the shared world shooter which launched back in September.

It not only adds a short ninety-minute campaign, but also a variety of items for you to collect. Upgrading your gear is now easier than ever, but there’s still a lot of unnecessary grinding. Now it seems like collecting resources takes a lot of your time and drops are never guaranteed. As addictive as Destiny 2 is, it’s a shame that the game is still being padded by stringent drop rates which waste the player’s time.

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Best Laptop Between $500 and $750 of 2017

Best Overall
Best Gaming
Best Convertible
Best Notebook
Best Tablet

Best overall

Dell Inspiron 13 7370

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With a quad-core eighth-generation Intel Core i5-8250U processor (CPU), 8GB of DDR4 RAM, and a 256GB solid-state drive (SSD), these 13-inch laptops from Dell deliver quite a bit of performance considering the price you’re paying. Add in a 1080p display and a wide selection of ports, and you have a very respectable device for work and pleasure.

Bottom line: Dell’s Inspiron 13 7370 is the best laptop you can pick up in this price range.

One more thing: An IR camera works with Windows Hello for quick and secure sign ins.

Chime in: What are the best affordable gifts for Xbox gamers?

Christmas is fast approaching, and while it’d be amazing to put an Xbox One X under everybody’s tree this year … that’s not always an option.

Thus, we want to hear from you about your best suggestions for affordable Xbox gifts this year. Maybe it’s a Funko Cuphead figurine, some awesome rechargeable batteries for a controller, or even a simple Xbox credit voucher. There’s a related conversation going on in our forums right now.

Stocking Stuffers Gift Guide

Deck the halls with stockings full of awesome knick-nacks. From tiny arcade games to swiss army knives, these are some of Team Thrifter’s favorite gifts under $20.



Geeky Decor Gift Guide

Geek out this holiday season with Team Thrifter’s selection of favorite Geeky Decor. From Super Mario Bros. canvas art to Hogwarts Express bookends, there’s sure to be something to please the mega-fan in your life.



Smart Home Gift Guide

Dip your toes into the smart home life with Team Thrifter’s selection of smart home gifts for beginners. Easing into a smart home is fun, especially with products like smart plugs and the Amazon Echo Dot.



Square Enix boss acknowledges console gamers don't like microtransactions

After the recent Star Wars Battlefront II loot crate controversy, it seems like industry executives are acknowledging that gamers don’t appreciate pay-to-win microtransactions in “AAA” experiences.

In a recent interview between Square Enix CEO Yosuke Matsuda and MCV, the executive shared his thoughts about microtransactions in the current state of the industry. He said the following when asked about how the practice was viewed on consoles.

Even more folding Surface tablet images appear in patent filings

The folding device patent train is showing no signs of slowing down, with a closer look at a patent listing which emerged earlier today.

The latest patent (thanks, Isaac) gives us our best look yet at the “hinged device” Microsoft is working on, that our own Senior Editor Zac Bowden previously explained is codenamed Andromeda.

The notebook-like device looks set to be a revival of Microsoft’s ill-fated Courier tablet, leveraging the dynamism of CShell and other new Windows 10 features designed to enable all sorts of new hardware experiences.

Watch free HD TV with this $10 25-mile AmazonBasics antenna

For all you cord-cutters out there.

This AmazonBasics Ultra Thin 25-mile indoor TV antenna is only $9.98 on Amazon. Over the last six months it has sold as high as $13 with occasional drops. This deal is about 70 cents above the lowest price ever.

Because of the limited range on this antenna, this is not going to serve you well in a rural place. You’ll get a lot more out of it if you live in a downtown, urban environment. Features include:

25 Mile range to access from broadcast tower; receives free HD channels including ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS, Fox, Univision and more
Reversible with black or white sides to match your home’s decoration; antenna can be painted over to achieve a more personal touch
Supports 1080 HD and includes 6 foot coaxial cable
Multi-Directional and Reversible: No “pointing” needed
This antenna has 3.6 stars based on more than 2,000 reviews.

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