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Microsoft looks to have a pretty rough Christmas ahead. Sure, it’s got its new hardware, the Xbox One X, set to hit the market next month, and it has some great games with Forza Motorsport 7 and Cuphead, as well as the third-party games coming to the system. But it’s seen some share of turmoil over the past few months. Crackdown 3, its big holiday release, got delayed into next year; and ...read more
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According to a recent study by SuperData Research, Twitch is now more popular than premium video services like HBO and Netflix. Throughout 2016, Twitch clocked in at 185 million viewers, compared to HBO’s 130 million subscribers and Netflix’s 93 million subscribers. It doesn’t look like this trend is going to change in 2017 either, as SuperData estimates that Twitch will have 212 million ...read more
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September had one clear winner in the world of video game sales: Nintendo. According to the latest news from the sales-tracking NPD Group (via Business Wire), sales of Nintendo systems made up a whopping two-thirds of hardware sales for the entire month. The Nintendo Switch alone passed the 2 million units sold mark (and, as the company notes, that’s without going through a single holiday ...read more
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Firmware update 4.0.0 was released today for the Nintendo Switch, bringing a save transfer feature, and adding video capture for the first time. Unfortunately, as is typically the case with Nintendo, the new features come with big caveats. Starting off with the transfer feature, it allows players to do a one-time transfer from one Switch console to another. This carries over user profile, save ...read more
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The Xbox One X is nearly upon us and as the most powerful console ever (at least according to Microsoft), it’s looking to herald the age of 4K console gaming. Whether it actually succeeds in that regard remains to be seen but games like the recent Cuphead and Forza Motorsport 7, not to mention older titles like Halo 5: Guardians and Gears of War 4, do look impressive. Of course, one thing ...read more
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Today, Steam revealed this weekend’s deal sale; players can save up to 50% off on Bethesda’s Fallout series. This sale offers various content ranging from full games in the Fallout franchise, DLC expansions as well as Game of the Year bundles starting now until Monday, October 23 at 10 AM PST/1 PM EST. Several highlights featured in the sale include Fallout 4 Game of the Year Bundle ...read more
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Bungie’s Destiny 2 hasn’t been having the best of times lately, especially with hardcore fans complaining about the lack of end-game content. The addition of the Leviathan raid’s Prestige difficulty could have offset this but the lack of decent rewards and an increase to Power level don’t help. It now seems that PvP players who partake in Trials of the Nine won’t have much to do in ...read more
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If you love your gaming PC, but hate having to sit in your computer room every time you want to play a great game, then the Steam Link is probably a device you've already considered picking up. This nifty little gadget connects to your home network and allows you to play Steam games from your gaming PC on any TV in your house. Usually it sets you back about $50, but for the next two days, you can ...read more
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One of the many new features in the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update is one that hasn’t been getting a lot of buzz. In the big Windows 10 update, which has already begun rolling out to live users everywhere, Microsoft added a new anti-cheat measure called TruePlay. This tech is intended as a tool for developers to combat cheating in PC games, according to the company. As explained by ...read more
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According to Kotaku, a man who resides in Terre Haute, Indiana has been charged with theft and “offense against intellectual property” for selling PlayStation 4 copies of popular games – including Call of Duty: WWII. Apparently the man stole the games from a nearby Sony DEDC factory in Terre Haute, though, oddly enough, he didn’t work there. It’s there that Sony produces a number of ...read more
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