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Google Play users have voted for their favorite game and app for 2021

At the beginning of November, users were able to vote for their favorite app and game on the Play Store for the Google Play Users Choice Awards that are held every year. The Google Play editorial team also reveal its choice of best apps and games based on their quality, design, technical performance, and innovation. […]

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‘Windjammers 2’ is coming to Xbox Game Pass

Three years after its initial announcement, Windjammers 2 doesn’t have a release date yet, but the good news is it’s coming to Xbox Game Pass. Developer Dotemu shared that tidbit of new information in a trailer it posted on Wednesday. When it finally launches, Windjammers 2 will be available on Game Pass for both PC and Xbox, and it will support online crossplay across all Xbox and PC versions of the title. That means Steam and Game Pass users will have the chance to play against one another.

The trailer also offers a look at the two final characters that will make up the game’s initial 12-person roster. There’s Jodi Costa, who fans will recognize from the 1994 original, and newcomer Sammy Ho. Both have their own set of special moves you’ll need to master to make the most of their capabilities. In addition to PC and Xbox, Dotemu will release Windjammers 2 on Nintendo Switch, Google Stadia, PlayStation 4 and PS5.


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GameSir T4 Mini review: One of the best pocket game controllers

New week, new game controller to review. There’s no shortage of these for any kind of preference you might have, and GameSir has been putting out tons of great options over the last few months, whether you want an Xbox-style controller, something designed for touch screens, or anything else you have an itch for. We’re […]

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A League of Legends rhythm runner game is coming to Switch, PC and Netflix

It's a big month for Riot, as the company is going all out to promote Arcane, the Netflix animated series based on League of Legends. But the company hasn't forgotten about the gaming side of things. Its publishing label, Riot Forge, has announced a rhythm runner game set in the LoL universe.

In Hextech Mayhem: A League of Legends Story, you'll play as Ziggs, a Yordle and Hexplosives expert, who wants to build the greatest bomb in the history of Runeterra. You'll carry out bomb jumps and attacks as you bypass obstacles, disarm enemies and light fuses to the beat of this platformer's soundtrack.

In terms of gameplay, Hextech Mayhem looks a little like the Bit.Trip series. That shouldn't be too surprising, since Choice Provisions is the developer behind both.

More details will be revealed during a Riot Forge video showcase at 11AM ET on November 16th. Hextech Mayhem: A League of Legends Story will be available on Nintendo Switch, Steam, GOG and the Epic Games Store on the same day. If you pre-order, you'll snag an exclusive skin for Ziggs.

The game is also coming to Netflix at a later date. It's the first new title announced for Netflix's nascent gaming service since the company expanded it to all Android users last week. The current lineup of five mobile games will be available to iOS users soon. Netflix subscribers will be able to play Hextech Mayhem at no extra cost.

Meanwhile, Riot Forge said it will share more info about the long-awaited turn-based RPG Ruined King: A League of Legends Story in the coming weeks.

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Niantic’s ‘Pikmin Bloom’ mobile game starts rolling out

Pokémon Go's creator has a new augmented reality mobile game, and this time, it's all about Pikmin. Niantic is now rolling out Pikmin Bloom worldwide, starting with Singapore and Australia where it's already live. Similar to Pokémon Go, you'll have to go out and interact with the real world enjoy the game. It's really more of a fun and colorful companion for daily walks or hikes, though, since it doesn't have battles and doesn't have the incentive of catching rare monsters like Pokémon Go does. 

In Pikmin Bloom, you'll find seedlings when you walk that you can pick up and grow into plant-like creatures that'll follow you around. The more you walk, the more Pikmin you can pluck and the more Pikmin will follow you around. Onscreen, you're depicted as a Mii avatar, with a bunch of creatures walking behind you and making more flowers bloom along your path. You'll also be able to collect items on your walks, including clothes Pikmin can wear and fruit you can feed your creatures to make flowers bloom on their heads.

Niantic CEO John Hanke said in the game's video announcement that the flowers the Pikmin make can be viewed by other players, so you can create shared gardens with your neighbors. Pikmin Bloom is now live for Android and iOS in Singapore and Australia, and it will be arriving in more countries and regions "shortly."

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5G-enabled billboard in Times Square briefly brings interactive game to masses

With Project Monarch and 5G networks, thousands of people could end up playing games powered by billboard advertising.
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Get your game on with the best controllers for Android smartphones

You can play games on your Android device, but if you’re looking to up your game, you’ll need a controller. Here’s our pick of the best for Android devices.
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AT&T launches 5G-powered AR program Game View within the WNBA app

AT&T’s 5G Game Zone app gives WNBA stats in real-time using augmented reality technology.
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‘Friday the 13th: The Game’ will get one last update before its servers shut down

After a three year run, the latest chapter in the Jason Voorhees story is coming to something of an end (via IGN). Publisher Gun Media says it will release one final update for Friday the 13th: The Game before shutting the multiplayer slasher fest’s…
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Amazon pulls the plug on its first AAA game, ‘Crucible’

Earlier this year Amazon tried to make a splash with its first AAA title, a free-to-play shooter called Crucible that was originally announced in 2016. The multiplayer game launched in May but quickly returned to beta status as developers cut down th…
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Google announces the Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G, keeps playing the value game

Google has announced the highly anticipated Pixel 5 today, plus a beefed up, 5G version of the Pixel 4a. If you’re looking for some new options that keep up the trend of value-oriented premium phones, these launches should get you pretty excited. Google Pixel 5 The high-end phone of 2020 from Google is breaking away […]

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Microsoft’s Bethesda deal: Great for Game Pass, troubling for exclusives

Microsoft’s $ 7.5 billion acquisition of ZeniMax Media is huge news in many ways. It brings renowned studios like Bethesda, id and Arkane into the Xbox family, along with popular franchises including Doom, The Elder Scrolls and Fallout. It makes the X…
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Microsoft says Apple’s game streaming policy will lead to ‘a bad experience’

Earlier today, Apple revised its App Store guidelines to give companies such as Microsoft and Google a way to offer their video game streaming platforms on iOS, but did so with a major caveat. Apple said those companies could release catalog-style ap…
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Xbox Series S is all about Game Pass

Microsoft has finally announced its budget next-gen Xbox, the $ 299 Xbox Series S. That price is appealing, but the cuts to storage and graphical power… not so much. We know that the Xbox Series X will be $ 500, and history has shown that gamers will t…
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Apple resurrects its iPod ‘Music Quiz’ game for iOS 14

Apple is still feeling nostalgic for iPod games, it seems. The 9to5Mac team has discovered that iOS 14 brings back the classic Music Quiz game, where your device plays songs at random and asks you to name them and rack up a score. The company didn’t…
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[Updated] Every single game on Google Stadia (up to August 14th)

After a rocky beginning, Google’s Stadia gaming platform is coming along nicely with support for more devices with each passing month. Just as important as the hardware, though, are the games that are the new titles that get added every month. Keeping track of the list of gaming titles can be a chore, which is […]

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Microsoft confirm Game Streaming service xCloud launch for September 2020

Microsoft have officially announced the xCloud launch. The Google Stadia rival game streaming service goes live in September. As part of a big update on the future of gaming, Microsoft gave further details on the Xbox Series X and xCloud. In September, the xCloud service will go live for current Game Pass Ultimate subscribers ($ 15 […]

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Tencent’s new blockbuster US game studio is led by a ‘GTA’ veteran

Tencent is determined to have more of an impact on gaming outside of China, and not just by pouring money into existing studios. Reuters reports that Tencent Holdings has created a new California studio, LightSpeed LA, that will develop and publish “…
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The PS Plus lineup for July includes a bonus game

In honor of the 10-year anniversary of PlayStation Plus, Sony is giving away a bonus game as part of this month’s lineup. From July 7th through to August 3rd, PS Plus subscribers can grab NBA 2K20, Rise of the Tomb Raider and Erica for free. While NB…
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OnePlus Game Space adds even more features with Game Statistics and Instant Gaming

OnePlus just recently updated their Game Space app to enhance the gaming experience on phones going all the way back to the OnePlus 6. It’s getting a little better with yet another update, too. OnePlus Game Space The Game Space app, currently available on the Play Store, will get two new features with its newest […]

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Google is knocking $10 off any game for all current and previous Stadia Pro users

If you’ve had your eye on any particular game on Google Stadia, now might be the time to pick it up. Google is offering a $ 10 discount on any game in the Stadia store for a huge amount of users, with the only catch that your account has to be a Pro subscriber, even if […]

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Yes, ‘Spider-Man: Miles Morales’ for PS5 is a standalone game

Yesterday’s PlayStation 5 showcase packed a strong lineup of AAA and independently developed games destined for the console, but the Spider-Man: Miles Morales reveal got some of the strongest reactions. Later, some comments from a Sony exec published…
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Get 3 months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for only $23

A three-month subscription of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate is now only $ 23 at Best Buy, down from its normal $ 45 price tag. Game Pass Ultimate grants you access to a sizable library of games that you can play on your Xbox One or PC. Joining Game Pass nets…
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Xbox Family Settings app sets limits on your kids’ game time

Microsoft is doing more to keep tabs on your kids’ digital habits. It just released the preview version of an Xbox Family Settings app for Android and 10,000 iOS users that manages what, when and how children play on Xbox consoles. You can set time l…
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Twitch adds a news and events channel just in time for Summer Game Fest

Twitch has created a new home for gaming-related news. Dubbed Twitch Gaming, the company says the channel will feature game reveals, developer interviews and Twitch drops, with the platform's streamers presenting the content. One of the first things…
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OnePlus Game Space is now on the Play Store for quicker updates

OnePlus has been steadily adding their suite of OxygenOS apps to the Play Store for the last few years. Other manufacturers have done this, too, since it makes updating and maintaining those apps a better, simpler experience. Instead of waiting for a full OS update, you can simply get the update for that specific part […]

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Amazon’s multiplayer Pac-Man game is made for Twitch streaming

Amazon Games showed it’s a serious competitor with the new shooter Crucible and has an MMO on the way, but its next game is the one that makes the most sense for Twitch streaming. That’s because Pac-Man Live Studio is not just a variant of the arcade…
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Xbox Game Pass clears 10 million subscribers

Microsoft's bet on subscription gaming appears to be paying off. The company has revealed that more than 10 million people now pay for Xbox Game Pass, a buffet-style service with an ever-changing library of first- and third-party titles. Microsoft la…
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Xbox Game Bar’s new widgets link to apps like XSplit

Last year Microsoft added a Spotify integration to its Xbox Game Bar on the PC, and now it will be able to offer far more third-party support. That’s because it has introduced a new Game Bar Widget Store, as well as an SDK for outside developers to p…
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‘Half-Life: Alyx’ is the flagship VR game we’ve been waiting for

Half-Life: Alyx is a Half-Life game through and through. While it might not be the long-awaited "Episode 3," it's not just a trifling VR side-story either. It carries on Half-Life's tradition of pushing PC gaming forward — this time, by focusing…
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Samsung shuts down its PC-to-mobile game streaming on March 27th

We hope you weren't counting on Samsung's PlayGalaxy Link to play your PC games on your phone. Samsung has quietly announced (so quietly that most didn't notice the news in late February) that it's shutting down the game streaming service on March 2…
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‘Call of Duty: Warzone’ is a free battle royale game launching tomorrow

As expected, Activision has announced Call of Duty: Warzone, a brand new free-to-play battle royale based on its popular first-person shooter franchise. If you already own a copy of Modern Warfare, you'll be able to play the game starting tomorrow at…
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The making of a diverse game studio

The original name for Manveer Heir's new game studio that focused on stories of people of color was Big Mouth Games. The former BioWare and Raven Software designer embraces his loudness. For years, he has called out other studios, his own employers…
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Need a new game for 2020? Go play Retro Bowl right now

Are you sad that the NFL season is officially over, and looking for a new time waster on your smartphone? Boy do I have news for you. Retro Bowl is a newly released game that dropped on the Play Store in late January, and it’s probably the most fun I’ve had in a mobile game […]

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‘Dead Cells’ update lets you play old versions of the game

If you're the sort of person who thought Dead Cells was better as a beta, then you can now get access to every major iteration of the title through Steam. The Legacy Update will let you roll back the title to any of the key variations, from its Early…
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Watch The Game Awards here at 8:30PM ET

It's almost time to find out who'll walk away with the game of the year trophy at The Game Awards. Death Stranding, Control, The Outer Worlds, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Resident Evil 2 and Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice are vying for the top prize. Hide…
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The Black Desert Mobile combat game by Pearl Abyss launches on the Play Store on December 11

After a soft-launch in seven countries and more than three million pre-registrations, Pearl Abyss has announced that its Black Desert Pearl free-to-play game will officially launch on December 11. The launch will bring the addition of new gameplay features as and support for nine languages. The fast-paced combat game offers open-world gameplay, detailed character customization […]

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OnePlus might up their game with a 120hz display in the OnePlus 8 Pro

We haven’t heard much about the OnePlus 8 Pro yet, but some new rumors have started to pop up to fill in the details. If these rumors end up being right, we might see an insanely high refresh rate screen make its way into the next OnePlus flagship. High refresh rate screens have been making […]

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The Morning After: ‘Death Stranding’ is here — but is it a good game?

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. It's finally Death Stranding day, and if you're still on the fence about playing Hideo Kojima's latest project, perhaps our added perspective can help. Apple has released another update to iOS 13 that should mak…
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Google opening Stadia game development studio in Montreal, and they’re hiring

Google’s game-streaming service Stadia hasn’t launched or proven at all successful yet, but the company taking a leap of faith to prove their commitment by opening their own exclusive studio in Montreal – and yes, they’re hiring! The gaming sphere took notice when Google announced what could be the world’s first truly feasible game-streaming service […]

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Kamala Khan will be a main character in the ‘Marvel’s Avengers’ game

After a few years of waiting, the Marvel's Avengers game from Crystal Dynamics is almost ready for release. During a panel at New York Comic-Con, the company revealed one more bit of information, announcing that Kamala Khan, aka Ms. Marvel, will be i…
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Netflix signs a $200 million deal with ‘Game of Thrones’ showrunners

David Benioff and Dan Weiss, whom you probably know as the showrunners for that little HBO series Game of Thrones, are moving to a new home. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the duo has signed a $ 200 million multiyear film and TV deal with Netfli…
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Google getting out of the tablet game was inevitable (and smart)

Yesterday afternoon, Google's hardware division made an unusually forthcoming announcement: the company will no longer build its own tablets. Instead, it will focus all its efforts on laptops. Given that Google released the Pixel Slate (its first Chr…
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League of Legends will be the next powerhouse game to be ported to mobile

Since phones have gotten more and more powerful we’ve started to see more high profile games ported over to smartphones and tablets. This current trend works a little bit better than a few years ago when old PS2 era games got mobile ports with questionable controls and lacking graphics, too. Just ask Fortnite. But the […]

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The Morning After: Huawei’s bad news and ‘Game of Thrones’

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. More bad news for Huawei, but the company seems prepared to face the repercussions of stalled US-China trade discussions. Elsewhere, Sony improved its great noise-cancelling cans in the best way possible: announ…
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Nintendo Game Boy at 30: As fun as it ever was

Today marks the 30th anniversary of the Game Boy's release in Japan. Three decades ago, the portable gaming landscape would change forever. Whether you owned a Game Boy or not, it's likely something you're familiar with. The legacy reaches far beyond…
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‘Game of Thrones’ premiere was pirated nearly 55 million times in one day

It won't surprise you to hear that Game of Thrones is a pirate magnet, but the sheer scale of that piracy may be reaching new heights. The analytics company MUSO has determined that people pirated the show's season eight premiere just shy of 55 mill…
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[TA Deals] Learn to make your own games with the 2019 Game Dev & Design Mega Mastery Bundle (98% off)

Whether you’re just a hobbyist or looking to get into creating games professionally, games and game development are huge markets right now. But there’s a lot to learn, and you’ll need to know some tricks of the trade before jumping in with both feet. Right now you can score the 2019 Game Dev & Design […]

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UK investigates Microsoft, Nintendo, Sony over game service practices

Do you feel that game console giants hold you over a barrel by making you subscribe to a service to play online? You might have an ally in your corner. The UK's Competition and Markets Authority is investigating Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony to see…
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Google Maps adds a city-themed ‘Snake’ game

Google has a habit of introducing goodies on April Fools that last long after the gags are over, and that isn't changing for 2019. The company has added a Snake game to Google Maps that lets you play the classic title themed around major cities. You'…
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