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Microsoft renames its Twitch-rival as it launches impressive co-streaming feature

By Jon Porter Beam is dead, long live ‘Mixer’ – the new name for Microsoft’s live-streaming service to rival the likes of Twitch and YouTube gaming. According to the company, the new name marks the next generation of the service, but for many it will feel like a sign that the service has been struggling…


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Samsung has a fix for THIS ONE ANNOYING NINTENDO SWITCH problem

By Andrew London Samsung has released a statement that it will be releasing a firmware update this summer that will stop its TVs from automatically switching their HDMI inputs. This will be particularly welcome for Nintendo Switch users as the feature changes to the input that the Switch is using, even when the Switch is…


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10 must-download games coming to Xbox Game Pass

By Parker Wilhelm Microsoft has announced the debut lineup of titles available for Xbox Game Pass — a Netflix-style subscription program featuring a slew of games from both the Xbox One and Xbox 360’s history. What sets Xbox Game Pass apart from services like PlayStation Now and Nvidia’s GeForce Now is that games are downloaded…


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Overwatch’s Jeff Kaplan on how his team built a future worth fighting for

By Cameron Faulkner “More. Mega. Unexpected. Awesome. Amaaazing.” This is what game director Jeff Kaplan promises with year two of Overwatch, delivered like an action movie sizzle reel. In celebration of Overwatch’s first birthday, we sat down with Kaplan to talk about, well, a number of things. The focus of the meeting was on the…


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New Xbox Games Pass is like ‘Netflix for games’ done right and it’s coming in June

By Emma Boyle Update: After announcing the service back in February, we now know that the new service will be launching worldwide on June 1, with early access for Xbox Live Gold members open from today. Original story continues below… Xbox has announced a brand new gaming subscription service called Xbox Games Pass that will…


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Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle is going to be the weirdest game at E3 2017

By Nick Pino Crossover events happen all the time in video games. Sometimes they’re amazing, just look at Marvel vs. Capcom or the Super Smash Bros. games. Others have been, well, not as good. (Sonic and Mario at the Olympics we’re looking in your direction…) But Mario x Rabbids Kingdom Battle, the latest crossover from…


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Pokemon Go: Does anyone even care anymore?

By Shobhit Varma Months after Pokemon Go was launched in U.S.A, Niantic finally launched the game in India through a tie-up with Reliance Jio a few days ago. The biggest problem with this move is that no one really cares anymore. Those who were excited by the game and enamoured by it’s A.R. capabilities downloaded…


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Red Dead Redemption 2 release date pushed to 2018

By Michelle Fitzsimmons Hitch up your horses – the wait for Red Dead Redemption 2 just got longer. Publisher Rockstar Games announced today the highly anticipated sequel to 2010’s Red Dead Redemption will now go on sale in spring 2018. Red Dead Redemption 2’s release date was initially slated for fall 2017, but Rockstar says…


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Steam’s VR loading screen is getting a serious upgrade with SteamVR Home

By Jon Porter Steam’s new VR loading screen, SteamVR Home, has just launched into beta and it includes a host of new upgrades including the ability to invite friends into your space with you for multiplayer interaction. SteamVR Home replaces the platform’s loading screen – currently an open-space surrounded by an impressive space nebula –…


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Shadow Warrior 2 is not releasing for consoles in Australia

By Shaun Prescott If you were hoping to pick up the ultra-violent Samurai-themed action game Shadow Warrior 2 in Australia, then your luck has run out – unless you own a PC capable of running it. The sequel was scheduled to release on Sony’s PlayStation Network and the Xbox Store last week, but it hasn’t…


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Games have learned from films – but can films learn from games?

By Kate Gray Main image: The Walking Dead games from Telltale Games pushes filmic narrative to the fore rather than fast-paced action. There is nothing like a video game. Not in the way people say “there’s nothing like a warm bath” or “there’s nothing like home”; there is, literally, nothing like a video game. They…


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Madden 18 news, release date, trailer and cover athlete

By Nick Pino A new year, a new football season. Madden 18 has RSVP’d for E3 2017 and will be out just in time for the start of the 2018 NFL season. Can’t wait to get back on the gridiron? We hear you. But before you head out to play in the big leagues, spend…


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Forza Motorsport 7 release date, news and rumors

By Julian Benson Officially, Forza Motorsport 7 hasn’t even been announced yet, but there have been slips of the tongue and veiled statements that have heavily suggested that the next entry in Microsoft’s long-running racing sim will be announced on stage at E3 2017 next month and then released before the end of the year.…


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Crackdown 3 release date news and rumors

By Julian Benson First announced back at E3 in 2014, Crackdown 3 has walked the knife-edge of vaporware, often going months without any update. For instance, the game’s official site’s last blog post was eight months ago. However, what has been shown in the past proves it to be one of the most promising games…


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Forget Netflix – there’s a Witcher ‘movie’ you can watch right now on Amazon Prime

By Jon Porter The internet was abuzz yesterday with the news that Netflix would be producing a TV series based on The Witcher, the franchise that’s so far generated three games and eight books. But if you want to enjoy a live-action Witcher film you can do so right now with an Amazon Prime subscription.…


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