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2021 JD Power Dependability study sees Lexus, Porsche ruling the roost

2021 Porsche 911 Turbo

It turns out that if you want a dependable car, you’re best off with an expensive German sports car.


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One of the best things about the automotive industry’s evolution is that as car companies move through time, they tend to get better at building cars. This seems obvious, right? But it’s something many of us take for granted. Not JD Power, though, because for the last 32 years, it’s polled owners of three-year-old cars to see just how many problems they’ve experienced, and from that, it’s created the annual Vehicle Dependability Study.

The study results for 2021 —

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Xbox backward compatibility will make frame rate higher for some games

Playing older games on the new generation of consoles is almost always better thanks to the improved power, but Microsoft is taking things a step further with a new feature called FPS Boost for Xbox Series X and Series S. FPS Boost will provide a frame rate increase for certain backward-compatible Xbox One titles when played on current-generation Xbox consoles, doubling or quadrupling the games’ original frame rates.

FPS Boost will initially be available for five games: Far Cry 4, New Super Lucky’s Tale, Sniper Elite 4, EA Sports UFC 4, and Watch Dogs 2.

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Destiny’s confusing lore actually makes sense as a D&D game

The Destiny franchise is home to some of the most deeply strange video game lore ever conceived. How strange? Well, like many others I played Destiny 2 for hundreds of hours without once engaging properly with the fact that my player character was an undead superhero spiritually bound to a sentient robotic construct powered by a benevolent yet unknowable … planetoid.

I mainly just enjoyed the shooty bits.

However, a fan-made role-playing game based on Dungeons & Dragons has given me a window into Destiny’s lore that no amount of Grimoire pages could provide. It’s called Dungeons & Destiny,

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Select old Xbox games get FPS Boost on Series X, S

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Watch Dogs 2 is one of the first games to benefit from Microsoft’s FPS Boost on the Xbox Series X and Series S.


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Microsoft has created a new set of software tools for game developers dubbed FPS Boost, which make it possible to quickly improve frame rates of older games running on the new Xbox Series X and Series S game consoles on a case-by-case basis. FPS Boost will be applied to the first compatible games Wednesday via an automatic update. The company also says we’ll see new menu iconography and options in an Xbox update rolling out this

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Top 8 Best Police Car Chasing Games

Who doesn’t love a good chase game? There’s the thrill of escaping along with those on the hunt. In this list, we’re going to highlight some of the best police car chasing video games you can play right now for the PC, PS4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and Nintendo Switch platforms this year, 2021.


#8 Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit

The Need For Speed franchise has been around for decades and one of the more iconic hits from the franchise was Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit. This series first got its start back in 1998 as Need For Speed

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PS5 exclusive Destruction AllStars is the next generation of car crashing

Destruction AllStars is a game about smashing cars. It’s right there, the first word in the title. It’s also a major milestone for the PS5 — a huge exclusive that’s solely on the next-gen console that isn’t a remake or stretching across generations.

It’s a title that will, by necessity, be used to showcase what kind of games developers can make when given free rein of the PS5’s new features and firepower. But smashing is still the heart of Destruction AllStars: so much so that the seed of the game was a simple idea. “Imagine how awesome we can

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