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It's official: after the runaway success of the Nintendo Classic Mini NES, Nintendo is releasing a retro remake of the Super Nintendo video game console. Boasting 21 of the best games from the 16-bit era, two SNES controllers and a nostalgic SNES design, the Super Nintendo Classic Edition is going to be one of the hottest items this Christmas. Here's everything you need to know - including links to pre-order right now!

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More and more Australian homes are shunning free-to-air TV, which is understandable considering the drivel pumped out by the commercial networks and their general contempt for viewers. Even so broadcast television is still a mainstay in many lounge rooms, with FreeviewPlus making it easier to find those hidden gems.

Its streaming video service has undergone a Netflix-style makeover, making it easier to find something decent to watch on free-to-air television. Here are our first impressions.

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Ever wondered what Harry Potter would do if he wasn’t the Chosen One, and just worked in a coffee shop? Or if Iris West was the one struck by lightning instead of her fiancé? Or maybe Luke Skywalker decided to take after his mother and solve problems diplomatically, while his more emotional sister took up her father’s lightsaber? Then try the world of fan-fiction - an online community fanbase that is built on this idea of what-ifs.

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A sleepy industrial park in the inner west of Sydney is a world away from remote Birdsville, Queensland and the 100 or so locals who call it home: about 2-3 day’s drive with the sun in your eyes. But this is where the voyage begins, as finishing touches are made to KFC’s full-blown original recipe big rig. Dubbed “The Colonel”, it’s ridiculous and over the top.

There’s a slide on the side. A festival within a festival headed to the Big Red Bash — the world’s most remote music festival that sees Birdsville’s population grow to over 7000. All in the shadow of a giant red sand dune on the edge of the Simpson desert.

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It's the time of year that every PC gamer either loves or dreads (depending on the size of their bank balance.) Yup: the Steam 'Summer' Sale is back! The first round of Steam sales have already gone up and there are some killer deals to be had - you can score up to 90 per cent off. Let's take a look at the highlights!

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As you get older and assume more responsibility in your life, your gaming time might need to adjust. It doesn't have to be game over, but if gaming is getting in the way of real life, it's time to push pause. Here's what worked well for me.

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I'm always trying to save a few bucks when stocking up on books for my beat-up Kindle or my iPad. I'm not a big ebook reader, but I do use it to crank through classic books I should have already read — books too unwieldy to carry during my morning and evening commute. Luckily for me, there are thousands of free books available from places like Project Gutenberg. Just one problem: A lot of them look terrible.

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State Of Origin Game 2 kicks off tonight at 8PM AEST. If you're not in a suitably-equipped venue with a TV, have no fear — you can live stream the match from your phone or laptop with just a few clicks. Here are the links.

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Against the odds, New South Wales decisively thumped Queensland in the first State Of Origin match. Can they make it 2-0 on Wednesday to take home the trophy? Or will we have a nail-biting decider on our hands come July 12? Here's everything you need to know about viewing Game 2 — whether you're planning to watch live, at the pub, on TV or on the internet.

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Foxtel has announced a revamped high-definition video streaming service dubbed Foxtel Now - and it's priced competitively with Stan and Netflix. With subscriptions starting at just $10 per month, it's a far cry from the company's prohibitively expensive Pay TV offerings. (In fact, it's actually cheaper than Netflix's HD tiers which start at $11.99.)

But what do you actually get for your ten dollarydoos? Does Foxtel Now include Game Of Thrones? Do you still need to add a bunch of additional packs to make it worthwhile? We take a look at the prices, inclusions and your frequently asked questions.

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We might be at Peak TV now, but we've been at Peak Books for at least a century, and if you enjoy reading, it's physically impossible to read every book you want to, much less waste time with ones you don't. What do you do if your book club picks a dud, or your dad insists you read 300 pages that confirm his political views, or you have to give a Nobel lecture? You pretend you've read the book.

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For a limited time, Foxtel Now is offering its online streaming Pop pack - which includes Game Of Thrones - completely free of charge for the first three months. Because there is no lock-in contract, this means you can watch the entirety of season 7 without spending a cent. Here's the link to the deal!

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It's not uncommon to want to install Apple's component software, separate to iTunes itself, especially if you're using a third-party music manager. But what if you just want iTunes? Well, if you do it's quite safe to remove everything else that comes with the app, leaving you with the player only.

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Of all the things I expected out of E3 2017, Atari announcing a new console was last on the list. Heck, it wasn't even on the list, more scratched in chalk on the tip of my shoe. But it is happening — CEO Fred Chesnais confirmed with VentureBeat's Dean Takahashi the company's plans to get "back [into] the hardware business".