Stream Xbox Game Pass games to your Android device with xCloud in September

After waiting for so long, Microsoft is finally launching on September 15 in 22 countries, albeit for Game Pass Ultimate subscribers. While it’ll be in beta form, it’ll be great to finally see Microsoft’s pet project finally reach gamers. Project xCloud has been in the works for a while as Microsoft’s cloud gaming solution — a “play your games anywhere, anytime” ambition we’ve also seen from the likes of Google’s Stadia. Now it seems to have found a home as the “cloud gaming” portion of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, Microsoft’s gaming subscription service. Starting on September 15, subscribers will be… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Android,Xbox...
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The PS4 controller will work with PS5, but not PS5 games

Well, R.I.P. the PS4 controller… kind of. Sony today revealed in an official PlayStation blog post which PS4 peripherals can still be used with the upcoming PlayStation 5. While some peripherals will carry over, the PS4 controller won’t, at least not when it comes to playing the new games. The company says, in response to the question of whether the DualShock 4 controller will work with PS5 games: “No, we believe that PS5 games should take advantage of the new capabilities and features we’re bringing to the platform, including the features of DualSense wireless controller.” Read: A eulogy for my deceased… This story continues at The Next Web...
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Battletoads returns on PC and Xbox One this summer

Battletoads, that most nineties of franchises, is returning to the gaming scene in August after lying dormant for a quarter of a century. Specifically, Microsoft and developer Dlala Studios is finally releasing Battletoads 2020. If you’re a youngster and don’t know what you’re in for, I recommend taking a look at the trailer: The new Battletoads game was revealed, rather unexpectedly, at the 2018 Microsoft E3 show. Fans have been calling for an HD remake for years — GameInformer added it to a list of series that deserve a revival in 2010. The series got a boost in popularity when the original 1991… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Xbox,Xbox One...
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Early impressions: Amplitude’s Humankind looks like a bold step forward for the 4X genre

Amplitude’s upcoming 4X strategy game Humankind officially launched its Open Development closed beta today and we got our hands on the 45-minute preview scenario. I’ll save you some time: If you’re a 4X fan and you’re ready for an alternative to the Civilization formula you’re going to be very happy. Humankind isn’t trying to hide the fact that it’s here to take on the genre and challenge the top dog. But don’t take that to mean it’s a Civ knockoff or clone. Amplitude understands what makes a 4X game great (hint: it’s making an interface that makes 4X fans forget… This story continues at The Next Web...
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Epic is finally adding achievements to games sold in its Store

The Epic Store is finally getting one of the features both its fans and detractors have long said it lacked: achievements. While its achievements are rolling out in a limited form, it’ll still be fun to see them in our Epic-owned titles, considering it’s a feature almost every other gaming platform offers. Epic revealed the feature in a tweet, adding that it’s still tinkering with the feature. The tweet shows an image of what achievements will look like using ARK: Survival Evolved as an example. It appears the achievements will be listed in a side panel, and you’ll be able to see… This story continues at The Next Web...
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Google Stadia’s cellular support might draw in some new blood

Google this week revealed it was unbinding Stadia from WiFi, meaning you can finally play your games on mobile devices via 4G or 5G cellular networks. It’s an upgrade Stadia’s been missing for a while, and could make the service more palatable to potential users — which Stadia could certainly use help recruiting. The option is currently available to users, though you have to opt into an “experiment,” meaning essentially a beta test. Once you do, you can play on one of the approved Android phones on which the Stadia app is available. Google also warns in the notification that… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Google...
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Analogue’s retro handheld Pocket won’t ship until 2021

The Pocket, the handheld version of the retro console, is finally opening up for pre-orders soon. That’s the good news. The bad news is that it won’t be shipping until 2021, ostensibly because the coronavirus is making supplies a little scarce. Pocket pre-orders will open August 3rd, 2020 8am PST. Pocket is shipping May 2021. Limit 2 per order. Head to https://t.co/AHl6AiJr5Y for unannounced features & details, new accessories, small design changes, pricing & an FPGA developer program. MANY announcements below: pic.twitter.com/mCK6FYxzCS — Analogue (@analogue) July 27, 2020 We first discovered the Pocket last year — for those who don’t… This story continues at The Next Web...
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Someone made Doom playable in Minecraft because of course they did

In its eternal quest to get Doom onto as many things as can conceivably carry it, the gaming community has surprised me yet again by modding Doom into Minecraft It’s possible thanks to a mod that allows the open source software VirtualBox to run within Minecraft. Once you’ve got the mod installed, you can build a functioning computer that runs Windows 95 within your blocky paradise. I do mean “build,” by the way: you have to put the computer together yourself. Photos of the mod show it running other things typical of primitive Windows, including MS Paint and Notepad. And naturally it was only a matter… This story continues at The Next Web...
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The 5 most promising games shown at the Xbox Series X event

Microsoft finally put on its big first-party game showcase today, the E3 replacement show we’ve been waiting for. It certainly didn’t disappoint, insofar as we did see games that will be available for the Xbox Series X when it comes out later this year. That’s a wrap on #XboxGamesShowcase: 🌍 10 World Premieres🚀 22 Console Launch Exclusives🎮 Every game shown will launch in @XboxGamePass or free to play💪The best line up of next-gen games on the world’s most powerful consolehttps://t.co/Ejuef09xNt — Xbox (@Xbox) July 23, 2020 It was good to see so many different games represented on the new console… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Xbox...
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AOC wants to stop the US military from using Twitch for recruiting

US military forces have recently joined Twitch tto share live gaming streams of their esports teams and to interact with viewers who may be interested in joining the Army, Navy or Air Force. As it turns out, they haven’t exactly been playing by the platform’s rules, and now they’ve drawn the ire of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. The NY Representative is set to file an amendment to the House Appropriations bill which will prevent these military forces from using funds guaranteed by the bill to “maintain a presence on Twitch.com or any video game, esports, or live-streaming platform.” What’s the big deal? US… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Twitch...
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