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Twitch is reportedly rolling out two new subscription tiers very soon. The new tiers, at $10 and $25, will begin appearing on a limited number of channels, so long as the partnered creator opts into the beta. The details come from an email Twitch sent to patterned streamers earlier this week (via NeoGAF). In the email, the Amazon-owned service detailed a number of benefits streamers will be ...read more
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After the fiery debacle associated with the Galaxy Note7, which was ultimately and unsurprisingly pinned upon its battery, Samsung went back to the drawing board and came up with a comprehensive eight-point battery safety check to ensure that future smartphones, such as the Galaxy S8 would not suffer the same fate. Now, What's Inside managed to get their hands on the Samsung Galaxy S8 and, in ...read more
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If you've bought something on GameStop's website, your credit card and customer data may have been hacked. “GameStop recently received notification from a third party that it believed payment card data from cards used on the GameStop.com website was being offered for sale on a website," GameStop said in a statement. "That day a leading security firm was engaged to investigate these ...read more
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Microsoft has updated its Windows Store policies to prevent the publishing of game system emulators, which have up to this point existed in a legal grey area. The change to the store policies was picked up by NeoGAF, and it’s already affected emulator NESBox. This particular emulator was removed from the Xbox Store last year, and is now entirely unavailable on any of the Microsoft-operated ...read more
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Known for their third-party accessories such as controllers and fighting sticks, Mad Catz has a history dating back to the late 1980s in the gaming industry, while the company has unfortunately suffered hard times in recent years and is officially closing up. Mad Catz Interactive has officially filed for chapter 7 bankruptcy according to a press release, with former boss Karen McGinnis ...read more
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After the fiasco of its fiery flagship, the Galaxy Note7, Samsung has a great deal to prove with the launch of its latest high-end handsets. The South Korean company promised to earn back the trust of its customers after battery issues with the Note7 led to a series of fires, and it has even confirmed that a Galaxy Note8 is on the way, which will be "better, safer and very innovative". Today, ...read more
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Super Mario Run finally has a release date for Android. It will be arriving on the Google Play Store on March 23rd according to Nintendo. The relatively well received running platformer will feature some new characters and stages 1 to 4 available in the free demo. Like the iOS version, you need to pay £9.99 to unlock the remaining stages. Despite concerns over how much revenue it was ...read more
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Twitch has escalated in the last several years as one of the prime places to livestream games and view gameplay from around the world, with the online platform’s latest initiative looking to establish the company as a new place to buy games from directly. In an update on its blog, the company has announced its new “Get It On Twitch” initiative, which will open up the platform as a new ...read more
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Recently, Oculus, a company Facebook acquired for $2 billion almost three years ago, has turned out to be more trouble than it’s worth. Oculus lost a major lawsuit worth half a billion dollars to video game publisher ZeniMax, owner of Fallout and Skyrim developer Bethesda Softworks, with the court ruling that Oculus had used copyrighted ZeniMax technology without permission, holding the company ...read more
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Brian “Poshybrid” Vigneault, a World of Tanks Twitch streamer, has died from unknown causes during a 24-hour charity livestream. The 35-year-old father of three was 22 hours into his stream on February 19, which was raising money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, when he disappeared from the stream for a cigarette break. He never returned. Vigneault had been doing marathon streams over ...read more
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