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The Weekly Authority: 👀 Pixel Fold renders break cover

Plus our Reader's Choice Phone of the Year Awards winner, highlights from The Game Awards, and more weekly top tech news.
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December 10, 2022

⚡ Welcome to The Weekly Authority, the Android Authority newsletter that breaks down the top Android and tech news from the week. The 224th edition here, with Pixel Fold renders, our Reader’s Choice Phone of the Year Awards winner, sad Noodle news, everything you missed at The Game Awards, and more…

😅 I was going to let ChatGPT write this week’s intro, but it made up a random fact that didn’t check out, so I guess we’re not at any risk of being replaced by AI just yet! This week, I’ve been enjoying playing Cozy Grove on my new Switch (while being told I should be playing The Callisto Protocol, but nope, too scared).

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Features

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Weekly Wonder

The Game Awards took place on Thursday night, and it was an action-packed event, to say the least, with new trailers, announcements, and of course, awards. Eurogamer has a great roundup, but here are a few announcement highlights:

We saw a reveal trailer for Hellboy Web of Wyrd, a roguelite action-adventure with cool comic book styling.

As if the prospect of the Silent Hill 2 remake wasn’t exciting enough, the world premier trailer for Post Trauma looks truly creepy and is going straight on my wishlist.

Bioshock’s chief developer Ken Levine’s back with a new game that looks a lot like Bioshock (no bad thing), called Judas, coming in 2023.

We were promised an update on Kojima’s next game, and we got it, though no great surprises: It’s Death Stranding 2.

Some awesome news for Hades fans — Supergiant announced Hades 2 and we saw a debut trailer.

I’m all over anything post-apocalyptic, so pretty excited for After Us, Silent Division’s new atmospheric adventure game, coming next year.

The final game I can’t wait for is Banishers: Ghosts of New Eden, Don’t Nod’s new action RPG, coming next year.

What else?

Tech Calendar

  • December 11: Xiaomi 13 series launch date
  • December 14: Oppo Inno Day 2022
  • January 5-8, 2023: CES 2023 (Las Vegas)
  • January 12: Motorola Moto G Play launches (US and Canada)
  • February (date TBC): Samsung Unpacked (Galaxy S23?)

Tweet of the Week

This ChatGPT MUD spell feels like a real first order approximation of the AI-conjured parts of the metaverse. https://t.co/UmXk3u3GwN
— gfodor (@gfodor) December 4, 2022

Have a wonderful week!

Paula Beaton, Copy Editor.