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Xbox One Adds A Bunch Of New Games This Week

Xbox One players have a generous selection of new games to play this week. Five new titles are available for the console today, with a number still to come throughout the rest of the week. Today’s batch of releases is headlined by Madden NFL 18, but only the game’s premium GOAT Edition; the standard release arrives a bit later, on August 25. This entry introduces some rather big changes to the long-running sports series, one …

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Xbox One X games news – Sorry PS4, but Microsoft has ‘BIGGEST franchises and exclusives’ | Gaming | Entertainment

The Xbox One X exclusive games list may be looking a little light this year, but Microsoft still claims it has the “biggest franchises” and “biggest exclusives”. Despite cancelling exclusive games like Scalebound and Fable Legends, and more recently delaying Crackdown 3 until next year, Microsoft believes there are some great games coming this coming holiday season. The questionable claims were made by Microsoft’s Aaron Greenberg, who told Gamescom attendees that people choose Xbox because …

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Hatch opens beta test for Android cloud gaming service in Finland | GamesBeat | Games

Hatch has opened a beta test for residents of Finland to use its cloud-based mobile social hub, which can stream mobile games instantly to Android users. The beta test is a major test for Hatch, which wants to provide a new source of revenues and discovery for mobile game developers through a Netflix-like monthly paid subscription, in which gamers can get access to lots of games. The company is now inviting Android users in Finland to …

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The SNES Classic has a great trick for beating difficult Nintendo games

The SNES Classic Edition, launching on September 29th for $79.99, does exactly what you expect it to do. You plug in power and HDMI, flip down a weird little flap covering the controller ports, plug in the controllers, and start playing Star Fox, F-Zero, or Donkey Kong Country. Nintendo has also learned from the shortcomings of its predecessor, the NES Classic. Mainly, the company has promised to make “significantly more” of the damn things this …

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Narrative games aren’t over-saturated, says Life is Strange: Before the Storm’s lead writer

Since Telltale released The Walking Dead, there’s been an explosion in choose your own adventure-style narrative games. Telltale themselves are often juggling multiple projects, with them sometimes all releasing between each other. You have to wonder, will players soon get tired of this style of videogame storytelling?  Track our list of upcoming PC games for more from the future.  We’re currently at Gamescom chatting to various developers and decided to put this question to Zak …

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Here’s ALL the Xbox One games that are enhanced for Xbox One X

Now that the preparations are in full swing (if you’re super on the ball you might even have already nabbed your ), it’s time to step back to see which games are going to benefit from the Xbox One X’s shiny new technology. And there’s a lot of them. Below is a comprehensive list of every single game that’s going to be enhanced by the Xbox One X. 4K and HDR isn’t guaranteed in every …

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Xbox One X pre order date news, games reveal, Sony PS4 Pro boost | Gaming | Entertainment

Fans will soon learn when they will be able to put down their Xbox One X pre order, and on what date it will go live. It’s been a long wait by Microsoft are set to reveal all on the subject just before the start of Gamescom. Microsoft are hosting a live stream event which will give players the answers they’re looking for. The tech giant is also expected to set pre-orders live on August …

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Xbox One Backwards Compatibility List Update: THREE new Xbox 360 games revealed this week

GETTY Xbox One Backwards Compatibility List Update: THREE new Xbox 360 games revealed this week Microsoft has added another THREE classic Xbox 360 titles to the ever expanding Xbox One backwards compatibility library this week with Community manager Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb delivering the news on Twitter. In 2016 games like Red Dead Redemption, the Bioshock trilogy, the Mass Effect trilogy, and The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion were added. While in 2017 the biggest release so …

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This week in games: Destiny “accidentally” pops up on Steam, Civilization goes tabletop, and Animal Farm gets a game adaptation

Licensed games all-but-disappeared for a few years there, swept into the trash alongside a bevy of B-tier studios. But I guess they’re back—and way weirder this time around, too. Adaptations of both Planet of the Apes and Animal Farm were announced this week, and the Pillars of the Earth point-and-click hit Steam. I can only imagine Ken Kesey’s logging classic Sometimes a Great Notion is next. Maybe Call of Duty: Catch-22? That, plus Destiny briefly sort-of …

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Valve Doesn’t Want You to Buy Steam Games Outside of Steam

Valve doesn’t want you to buy PC games outside of Steam. A post on the Steam developer forums states that the company won’t be automatically allowing Steam key requests from developers who sell games on the store. “If we are denying keys for normal size batches it’s likely because your Steam sales don’t reflect a need for as many keys as you’re distributing, and you’re probably asking for more keys because you’re offering cheaper options …

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Subsurface Circular is a text adventure from Bithell Games and is out now

Sneaky Mike Bithell, of Thomas Was Alone and Volume fame, announced and simultaneously released Subsurface Circular today. It’s a brief text adventure that puts you in the shoes of a robot detective trying to find out what happened to a bunch of missing robots. It’s also the first in a series of shorts that Bithell Games will be conjuring up.  Looking for more like this? Here’s our list of the best indie games on PC. …

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Xbox One Backwards Compatibility update: Microsoft announce bad new title for games list | Gaming | Entertainment

Microsoft’s Larry Hryb announced today that Battlefield: Bad Company would be the next big Xbox One Backwards Compatibility game making its debut. Bad Company arrives today on Xbox One, having picked up a lot of interest from fans. The Xbox One Backward Compatibility forum shows Battlefield: Bad Company as having over 18,000 votes for its inclusion in the popular games program. However, it’s sequel, Bad Company 2, has double that amount, with over 42,000 votes …

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Do games have enough respect for your spare time?

Seeing re-releases of Final Fantasy games like IX and X/X-2 on PC makes me happy, and it’s not just because they’re great RPGs. The secret, real reason is that Square Enix added optional fast-forward functions to both of these games, allowing me to blitz through their many random battles in seconds, rather than minutes. That shows a lot of respect for the player’s time, and inarguably improves the game for me. Well done, Square Enix. …

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The most historical games on PC

PC games are full of arcane artifacts spurring on ancient civilizations, Nazis riding dinosaurs, and Ghandi nuking the entire planet. Historical accuracy isn’t always a priority, and even the ones that try to get it right have to take some liberties with the facts modern scholarship hands down to us to be, you know, a fun game. But there is a definite divide between games that offer a mere nod to history (or use some …

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Great PC games you don’t need an expensive GPU to enjoy

Not everyone has the funds available to purchase or build a powerful gaming PC. Here are some of the best games you can play on low-end hardware and laptops. Having the best graphics in the business doesn’t necessarily equate to an amazing game. Some AAA titles with excellent visuals and powerful requirements have been real let downs. Should you not have the money set aside to purchase a new GTX 10 series GPU or happen …

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