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Mixer, Microsoft’s Twitch competitor has finally started to introduce ads on the platform. The company announced the news during during its weekly “Level Up Cast” show last Friday (via The Verge), where the hosts explained that ads would appear first on Microsoft’s own Mixer channels, as well as those from Mixer partners. Mixer users with a Pro subscription won’t see any ads on the ...read more
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Discord announced that they will be shutting the library of games down in October due to lack of use. After only being available for about a year, Discord is going to be shutting down the Nitro Games catalogue from its Nitro Subscription service. This comes right when the the subscription service was nearing its one-year anniversary. For those of you who are unaware, (I don’t blame you if ...read more
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Twitch has finally revealed the official app for Apple TV. For years, Apple TV owners everywhere have been asking for an official Twitch app. So much so that unofficial apps have been competing for that spot for a while. The announcement was made last week, though went under the radar for many. The app is Twitch’s first on tvOS, but it shouldn’t be too different in function from the ...read more
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During an earnings call, GameStop announced they'll close 180-200 stores by the end of the year. Following plans of restructuring, GameStop has announced it’ll close 180-200 stores by the end of the year, with more closures planned over the next 12-24 months. “We are on track to close between 180 and 200 underperforming stores globally by the end of this fiscal year,” says a GameStop ...read more
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Now that Apple's event today finally revealed the iPhone 11, the iPhone 11 Pro, and the iPhone 11 Pro Max, there's a lot for Apple fans to be excited about. There was also news about Apple's streaming service, Apple Arcade, Apple Watch, and a new iPad. But for some folks, the most important and exciting announcement from the entire thing was the reveal that some older iPhone models would now be ...read more
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Beyond the upcoming launch of Google Stadia, the company already has plans for how the service will be introduced to potential customers. Google will indeed offer Stadia trials at some point post launch. This was confirmed by John Justice, Stadia’s head of product during a recent episode of the Stadiacast (via VGC). “There’s the launch stuff and then there’s OK, what do we want to ...read more
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Electronic Arts has won what has to be the worst Guinness World Record. The game publisher has received the 2020 Guinness World Record for most downvoted Reddit comment following its controversial comment on Star Wars Battlefront 2’s lootboxes made to the site. This impressive feat was spotted in the Guinness World Records by Reddit user -amsha-. The comment received an incredible 667,821 ...read more
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Apple will release its next iOS iteration — iOS 13 — on September 19th for the iPhone 6S and later, the company announced today. iOS 13.1 will be available on September 30th. The update gives some much-needed love to dated apps on the iPhone, including Maps, Photos, and Reminders, and it gives the people what they really want: Dark Mode. The update to Apple Maps will likely be one of the ...read more
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After months of rumors, Apple finally held its annual hardware event today. Alongside of the new iPhone 11, the successor to the iPhone XR, it also announced the iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max. Naturally, these are the successors to the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max. Apple touted the 5.8- and 6.5-inch screens of the new handsets, which are similar to the ones last year. The OLED screens ...read more
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Steam has released its monthly hardware survey results and it’s looking good for Microsoft and AMD. The Steam Hardware survey is done by Valve every month to collect data related to hardware and software used by gamers. According to the August numbers published by Steam, AMD has managed to capture around 20% of the CPU market. This is definitely good news for AMD but Intel seems to be ...read more
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