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Sam Hill

Sam Hill

Gaming Guides Editor

Sam Hill is a journalist and the gaming guides editor at Digital Trends. He's also written tech guides for Input and has freelanced for publications like Outside Magazine, Serious Eats, the Outline, Boston Magazine, and more. Follow @samahill on Twitter for guides and terrible Rocket League clips.

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NYT Strands: answers for Wednesday, March 20

Strands is a tricky take on the classic word search from NYT Games. If you're stuck and cannot solve today's puzzle, we've got help for you here.
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NYT Mini Crossword today: puzzle answers for Wednesday, March 20

The NYT Mini crossword might be a lot smaller than a normal crossword, but it isn't easy. If you're stuck with today's crossword, we've got answers for you here.
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Wordle Today: Wordle answer and hints for March 20

Trying to solve the Wordle today? If you're stuck, we've got a few hints that will help you keep your Wordle streak alive.
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NYT Connections: hints and answers for Wednesday, March 20

Connections is the new puzzle game from the New York Times, and it can be quite difficult. If you need a hand with solving today's puzzle, we're here to help.
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How to change your Steam username

Have you outgrown your Steam username? If it's time for a change, you can switch up your username easily in just a few clicks on both desktop and mobile.
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How to evolve Finizen into Palafin in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

Trying to evolve Finizen into Palafin in Pokémon Scaret and Violet? The process is a bit tricky. Here's everything you need to know about this quirky evoltuion.
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Is Ubisoft Connect down?

If you're trying to game and having trouble connecting to Ubisoft Connect, you aren't alone. There appears to be an outage right now.
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How to tame a cat in Minecraft (and where to find them)

Adventuring and building a dream world is more fun with a feline friend. Here's our guide on how to tame a cat in Minecraft, including where you can find them.

The best games on Xbox Game Pass for right now (March 2024)

From RPGs to shooters to indie hits, the list of the best games on Xbox Game Pass is massive and keeps growing. Here are the titles you should dive into first.
Trevor, Franklin, and Michael prepare to hunt someone in the forests outside of Los Santos.

GTA 5 cheats: codes and phone numbers PS4, PS5, Xbox, and PC

While GTA 5 may give players the keys to do nearly anything, these GTA 5 cheats and secrets will only expand upon the potential chaos that will ensue.
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Sims 4 cheats: all cheat codes for PC, Xbox, PS4, PS5, and more

Cheats can make the world of The Sims 4 even wackier and sometimes more fun. Whether you're on PC or console, these are the best cheats in The Sims 4.
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All Call of Duty games in order, by release date and chronologically

Call of Duty titles have been releasing annually since 2003 and covered military conflicts from 1940 to 2187. Here's what the titles look like in order.
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Dune: Awakening will change its map every week thanks to rogue sandstorms

We learned a ton of new details on Dune: Awakening, an upcoming MMO that'll feature a whole lot of sand worms.
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All upcoming Xbox Series X games: 2024 and beyond

The Xbox Series X game library is set to grow a lot in 2024 and beyond. Here's every game you have to look forward to.
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All upcoming PS5 games: 2024 and beyond

There are plenty of upcoming PlayStation 5 games to look forward to, and here we highlight the system's most anticipated titles.
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All upcoming Switch games: 2024, and beyond

The Nintendo Switch is home to a superb library of games, and more are on the way. In this roundup, we'll dive into the best upcoming Switch games.
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How to gift games on Steam to friends, family, and anyone else

It's always a good time to give the gift of gaming! Thanks to Steam's easy-to-use gifting program, you can instantly buy games for friends. Here's how to do it.
Character running past a chocolate factory in Haunted Chocolatier.

Haunted Chocolatier: release date speculation, news, trailer, and more

Want to make chocolate in a haunted castle? The developer on Stardew Valley is working on a new game where you do just that. Here's what we know so far.
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If you really want to, here’s how to cheat in Words With Friends

You dirty little liar. Are you considering cheating in Words With Friends? All right, well, we'll help you.
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The best single-player games

Single-player adventures are some of the most beloved and immersive gaming experiences out there. These are the best single-player games.
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The best Xbox Series X games for 2024

The Xbox Series X is here and already kicking off the next generation of consoles with tons of memorable games. Here are the best ones to check out for 2023.
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The best PS5 games for 2024

The PlayStation 5 brings big exclusives and third-party games alike. Here are the best PlayStation 5 games to check out.
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How to add external games to your Steam library

Steam has most PC games, but it doesn't have them all. You'll need to know how to add external games to your Steam library to have your collection in one spot.
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How many skins are in Fortnite?

There are way too many Fortnite skins to count — or so we thought. Here's an online tool that can give you a list of every skin in the game.
A player character on a mountain in Enshrouded.

How to play Enshrouded with friends

You can explore Embervale on your own, but it'll be easier with friends. Here's how the Enshrouded servers work and how you can play multiplayer.
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Is Palworld cross-platform?

Pokémon with guns? Everyone is excited for it. But when will Palworld players be able to play with friends on other platforms? Here's what we know right now.
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The best Switch games for 2024

Here are the best Nintendo Switch games, from Splatoon 3 and Animal Crossing to Tears of the Kingdom and Pokémon and everything in-between.
Cortana, the AI NPC from the Halo series.

What is an NPC?

NPC is a gaming term that means non-playable character, but it has taken on a new meaning in real life recently. Here's why someone called you an NPC.
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The best video game consoles for 2024

Choosing the right gaming console can be difficult. We compare the Xbox Series X, PS5, Nintendo Switch, and more in terms of games, power, and versatility.
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Is Fortnite down right now? Login, queue and matchmaking issues

Having trouble logging into Fortnite? You aren't alone. Here's what we know about the outage so far and when you can expect to play again.
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Hideo Kojima’s next game is a creepy collaboration with Jordan Peele

Legendary Japanese game developer Hideo Kojima has revealed his next project — an eerie game-film hybrid that he's working on with director Jordan Peele.
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All upcoming PC games: 2023, 2024, and beyond

The past year was full of great PC releases, but the coming months are looking even better. Here are some of the best upcoming PC games for 2023 and beyond.
A student waving a wand in Hogwarts Legacy.

When does Hogwarts Legacy come out on Nintendo Switch?

Hogwarts Legacy has launched on most platforms old and new, but when is it going to come to the Nintendo Switch?
Spaceship on planet in Starfield.

Will Starfield come to PS5?

Xbox and PC players are exploring the endless planets of Bethesda's new RPG Starfield, but PS5 owners have been left out. Will Starfield ever come to PS5?