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⚡ Welcome to The Weekly Authority, the Android Authority newsletter that breaks down the apical Android and tech quality from the week. The 177th variation here, with a imaginable Samsung Galaxy S22 motorboat date, the OnePlus 10 Pro reveal, Horizon Forbidden West leaks, and more.


I've spent astir of the week reasoning it was inactive 2021, and that 2023 was 2 years away. Must retrieve it's present 2022!

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OnePlus:

  • The OnePlus 10 Pro launched connected Tuesday: but nary basal exemplary (non-Pro), with a 6.7-inch LTPO 2.0 AMOLED show astatine 120Hz, a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor, a triple-camera setup, 5,000mAh battery, and immoderate fast-charging specs including 80W wired and 50W wireless charging, though lone with proprietary hardware.
  • It’s China-only for now, though a planetary motorboat is confirmed — and looks similar we could spot determination variations: your OnePlus 10 Pro could beryllium antithetic from China’s one.
  • And the OnePlus Buds Pro’s caller firmware update brings Dual Connection, allowing pairing with 2 devices simultaneously, positive seamless switching betwixt the two.

Honor:

  • Honor Magic V launched, fundamentally a bigger, thinner Galaxy Z Fold 3 but it’s China-only for present and nary plans for a planetary merchandise yet.

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Weekly Wonder

This week’s Horizon Forbidden West leak took everyone by surprise, but it’s not the archetypal clip a large crippled has leaked earlier its release. Luckily the offending worldly was removed owed to a copyright claim, but present we person to walk the adjacent period desperately trying to debar immoderate spoilers. The leak besides got america wondering astir immoderate of the different notable crippled leaks passim history.

Here’s our roundup…

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey

The crippled itself wasn’t really leaked online, but we knew it would beryllium acceptable successful Ancient Greece acknowledgment to a clump of retail employees. Stores received deliveries of AC Odyssey keychains successful beforehand of the game’s launch, with respective employees sending anonymous snapshots to Kotaku.

Fallout 4

Cast your caput backmost to 2012, erstwhile the aboriginal of the Fallout bid was unknown. Kotaku received an anonymous tip including a publication and casting documents for “Project Institute,” which aboriginal turned retired to beryllium Fallout 4. All the included info connected mounting and characters, positive the game’s opening scenes, was so accurate. We inactive person nary thought however the documents fell into the incorrect hands…

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Dishonored 2

Bethesda really did a beauteous bully occupation keeping Dishonored 2 nether wraps until motorboat day. Unfortunately, idiosyncratic forgot to crook disconnected their livestream, and the institution accidentally went unrecorded connected Twitch during E3 2015 rehearsals. Even worse, it was close astatine the constituent they were rehearsing Dishonored 2’s reveal, and though they didn’t notation the game’s name, quality outlets and fans rapidly realized what was up.

Half-Life 2

What’s the 1 happening games developers don’t privation to leak online earlier a game’s release? The existent root code. The behind-the-scenes codification for however the crippled was created and however it works. Oops — that’s precisely what happened with Valve’s Half-Life 2 backmost successful 2003, erstwhile the source codification was stolen and leaked online 5 months earlier the game’s release. It was the enactment of German hacker and Half-Life ace instrumentality Axel Gembe, and Ars Technica has a alternatively absorbing follow-up connected what happened to him 10 years on.

Half Life 2

Assassin’s Creed

In a communicative that’s astir excessively insane to beryllium true, NeoGAF subordinate krimsoncharge recovered himself sitting adjacent to a developer connected a level connected March 5, 2014 — a developer who conscionable happened to spill each the juicy details of the adjacent Assassin’s Creed game. Initially, the claims were met with doubt, but a mates of weeks later, Kotaku posted details and screenshots corroborating the story.

In fact, Assassin’s Creed Unity had several large leaks close up until its merchandise connected November 11, 2014.

Red Dead Redemption 2

On February 6, 2018, Trusted Reviews published an nonfiction successful the lead-up to the Red Dead Redemption 2 release, including details sourced from a confidential interior document. Among different things, it claimed a conflict royale mode successful multiplayer, positive the quality to play the crippled successful archetypal idiosyncratic (both things that aboriginal turned retired to beryllium true). However, the information the accusation was sourced from a confidential papers got the British gaming tract successful blistery water, starring to them paying retired implicit $1 cardinal successful settlement, though the outgo went to a foundation chosen by Rockstar genitor institution Take-Two, alternatively than the developers themselves. The crippled really had a clump of large leaks, which you tin check retired implicit connected Reddit.

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Borderlands 3

The last communicative connected our database is 1 of the weirder ones. YouTube creator SupMatto leaked contented for Borderlands 3 aft uncovering thumbnails connected Twitch and Reddit that helium believed were successful the nationalist domain, and utilizing these to make videos. Take-Two Interactive and 2K Games didn’t instrumentality kindly to this, filing 2 copyright claims. But the weirdest portion was erstwhile 2 suited and booted backstage investigators, claiming to person been hired by the companies, showed up connected SupMatto’s doorstep connected July 25, to talk to him astir his YouTube transmission and livestream. To this time 2K has declined to remark connected whether the PIs were really hired by the company.

SupMatto’s Discord relationship was aboriginal terminated, and the backlash from the gaming assemblage began, with #boycottborderlands3 trending connected Twitter. The YouTube creator closed down his Twitter soon after, aboriginal quashing rumors the video games publishers were down his account’s disappearance.

Tech Calendar

  • January 28: Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection comes to PS5
  • February 4: Dying Light 2: Stay Human lands connected PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox X/S, and PC (plus a Cloud mentation for Switch).
  • February 18: Horizon: Forbidden West motorboat connected PS4/PS5
  • February 28-March 3: MWC Barcelona
  • February 8: Samsung Unpacked? (possibly Galaxy S22 reveal, with pre-orders from February 9?)
  • February 24: Samsung Galaxy S22 connected sale? (TBC)

Tech Tweet of the Week

The Matrix for cows…

A husbandman successful Turkey has fitted his cows with virtual world goggles to marque them deliberation they are extracurricular successful summertime pastures. Izzet Kocak recovered retired the pleasant scenes marque the cows happier and nutrient much milk.Future is metaverse! pic.twitter.com/DNZze8Wm5n

— Shuja ul haq (@ShujaUH) January 8, 2022

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