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Niantic is doing more to help ‘Pokémon Go’ gamers play at home

Niantic isn’t done making it easier to play its location-based games while you’re staying home during the COVID-19 pandemic. The developer has outlined some of its future plans for titles…

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Nintendo is reportedly planning to remaster classic Mario games this year

While several old Mario games are already available on the console through the NES and SNES Switch Online services, Nintendo plans to remaster “most” of the Mario back catalog, according…

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Despite pandemic, gaming is well-positioned to withstand recession

Efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19 have led to a global economic downturn, but the gaming industry is booming. With hundreds of millions of people sequestered in their homes,…

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Classic action RPG ‘NieR Replicant’ is coming to PC and modern consoles

You can also expect to take NieR on the road. Square has unveiled NieR Reincarnation, a mobile game for Android and iOS. There’s even less to go by than for…

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Fox Sports will air a ‘Madden NFL 20’ tournament on March 29th

The event will also encourage donations to the CDC Foundation’s efforts to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.As with the NASCAR event, this is prompted in part by desperation. The absence of…

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Google’s ‘Tilt Brush’ virtual painting app comes to PlayStation VR

In this article: av, games, gaming, google, outerloop games, playstation move, playstation vr, ps4, tilt brush, video, video games, virtual reality, vr, wearables All products recommended by Engadget are selected…

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Sony will limit PlayStation download speeds in the US

Earlier this week, both Sony and Microsoft announced that they would follow the lead of many streaming companies and limit the bandwidth of their gaming services in Europe amid the…

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Games Done Quick will host a charity stream for COVID-19 relief

If you want to help people directly affected by the coronavirus pandemic while watching some of the best speedrunners in the world show off their craft, you’re in luck. The…

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Netflix is working on a live-action ‘Dragon’s Lair’ movie

After the massive success of Stranger Things, Netflix is delving back into ’80s culture for another of its upcoming projects. It’s developing a live-action movie based on the classic arcade…

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The latest ‘Borderlands 3’ DLC is an engagement party with guns

The new world and the campaign are the main draws, but you’ll also see a host of new weapons, mods and cosmetics.Guns, Love and Tentacles is included in either the…

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Apple Arcade standout ‘Assemble With Care’ is now on Steam

In the puzzle game Assemble With Care (developed by UsTwo), you’re tasked with repairing a dozen-or-so objects, like a cassette deck, film camera and handheld game console. By immersing you…

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Nintendo had a surprise Direct Mini today, here’s what you missed

After several months without a proper Direct, Nintendo at long last debuted a presentation without any prior warning. For some reason, it decided to call it a “Nintendo Direct Mini,”…

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Borderlands, BioShock and XCOM are headed to the Switch

In this article: 2k games, 2kgames, av, bioshock, bioshock 2, bioshock infinite, bioshockinfinite, borderlands, borderlands 2, borderlands the pre sequel, borderlands2, borderlandsthepresequel, gaming, nintendo, nintendo switch, nintendoswitch, xcom 2, xcom2…

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‘Minecraft Earth’ tweaks encourage home play and social distancing

In @minecraftearth, you’ll notice Tappables spawning more frequently and with more density, and you can also collect Adventure crystals so that you can spawn an Adventure right where you are…

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The terrible, fantastic life of AbleGamers COO Steven Spohn

Spohn tells the story of a memorable moment at a New Jersey abilities expo, when he was surrounded by thousands of people on the hunt for new tools to improve…

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‘Second Life’ creator sells its ambitious social VR platform

The Sansar developers characterized this as an “exciting opportunity” that offered more independence, and pointed out that it was working to offer virtual concerts and music festivals (including in AR…

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‘Gwent: The Witcher Card Game’ finally arrives on Android

GWENT is live on Android! Download now on @GooglePlay! 🤖 pic.twitter.com/bQl7MrRiE4— GWENT (@PlayGwent) March 24, 2020 To play Gwent on an Android device, it’ll need to have at least 1.5…

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HP teases ‘next gen’ VR headset made with Microsoft and Valve’s help

The first Reverb wasn’t a revolution in design, but it did stand out with a sharp 2,160 x 2,160 pixels per eye. It won’t be surprising if HP pursues bragging…

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Color Space is a VR coloring book to help you relax

Let’s face it: with the COVID-19 pandemic creating chaos, you’re probably looking for something, anything to shut out the outside world and help you relax. Thankfully, you might have an…

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‘World of Warcraft’ keeps players indoors with a 100 percent XP bonus

If the world of Azeroth has been the place you’ve turned to find some time away from all the news about the coronavirus pandemic, Blizzard has something that should make…

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‘Call of Duty: Warzone’ hits 30 million players in 10 days

— Call of Duty (@CallofDuty) March 20, 2020The growth has slowed a bit since launch — Warzone had three million players after 24 hours and 15 million within three days…

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NASCAR is replacing canceled races with esports featuring pro drivers

Familiar Fox broadcasters like Jeff Gordon will commentate on the 90-minute race programs. And before you’re wondering: no, this isn’t another giant opportunity for the novel coronavirus to spread. Fox…

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Microsoft’s DirectX 12 Ultimate brings ray tracing effects to more games

Other tricks might not be as conspicuous, but could go a long way toward boosting performance in your games. Variable Rate Shading can tweak the use of visual effects shaders…

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Square Enix slashes prices on its ‘Final Fantasy’ Switch games

Hardcore players with some time on their hands could try either Romancing Saga 2 or 3. The two titles were originally released on the Super Famicom — the Japanese version…

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Ray tracing comes to more games thanks to new software tools

Whether or not developers support the approach depends on their reliance on Vulkan and willingness to implement ray tracing in the first place. Right now, hardware-accelerated ray tracing is only…

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Overwatch League sets its new online-only schedule for spring

For the next month-and-a-half, the league’s clubs will only compete online against opponents in the same geographic region as they reside. For example, this week’s slate of games sees the…

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‘Call of Duty: Warzone’ adds a solo mode

You didn’t have to wait long to get some added variety in Call of Duty: Warzone. Infinity Ward and Raven have introduced a Solos mode that (surprise!) asks you to…

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Samsung shuts down its PC-to-mobile game streaming on March 27th

There may be a simple explanation. Samsung has already revealed that it’s teaming with Microsoft on a game streaming experience that should debut later in 2020. It wouldn’t be surprising…

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‘Minecraft’ library helps you dodge news media censorship

There are numerous ways to evade censorship of the press, but it’s getting increasingly difficult when countries like China and Russia are cracking down on VPNs and similar tools. Reporters…

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‘Call of Duty: Warzone’ gets 15 million players in four days

Source: Call of Duty (Twitter) In this article: activision, av, battle royale, call of duty, Call of Duty: Warzone, games, gaming, infinity ward, internet, personal computing, personalcomputing, ps4, raven software,…

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MSI’s PS42 Modern entry-level gaming laptop is on sale for $830

The MSI PS42 is lightweight (2.64 pounds) but powerful. It packs 16GB of RAM, 256GB of storage, a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q GPU and an Intel Core i7-8550U processor.…

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Pragma is a back-end toolkit for gaming companies, so game developers can focus on games

These days, most of the games developed need to be social, multi-platform and extensible, but there are only a few developers with the expertise to bring those toolsets to the…

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‘PUBG Mobile’ tournament moves online to avoid coronavirus

Source: PUBG Mobile Esports (YouTube) In this article: battle royale, coronavirus, covid-19, esports, games, gaming, internet, mobile, playerunknowns battlegrounds, pubg, pubg mobile, pubg mobile pro league, tournament, video games All…

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‘Command & Conquer Remastered Collection’ arrives on June 5th

Besides graphical enhancements, EA says fans can expect to find updated controls and a tweaked user interface. The bundle will feature full multiplayer support out of the box. There will…

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Google and Adidas prep smart insoles that tie into ‘FIFA Mobile’

Via: 9to5Google Source: Footy Headlines, Google ATAP (Instagram) In this article: adidas, ea, fifa mobile, fifa mobile ultimate team, games, gaming, gear, google, google jacquard, insole, jacquard, mobile, video, video…

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Indie horror classic ‘Amnesia’ is getting a sequel called ‘Rebirth’

“No gimmicks. No inventing something completely new. This is Amnesia,” said Thomas Grip, the studio’s creative director. At the same time, he says that the team has twisted expectations and…

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Konami’s TurboGrafx-16 mini has been delayed due to coronavirus

Konami said in a statement on Twitter that “the manufacturing and shipping facilities in China have encountered an unavoidable suspension due to the current coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. As a result,…

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Minecraft Festival is postponed due to coronavirus fears

Minecraft is such a cultural phenomenon that it was supposed to have its own three-day convention in September with interactive exhibits, co-op and competitive gameplay, live entertainment, panels and merch.…

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Coronavirus panic could spell the end for tech conventions

It’s likely that some of these companies won’t return to the idea of physical shows at all.It’s not completely the fault of coronavirus hysteria, however. After all, none of this…

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‘Fortnite’ adds lightsabers following Star Wars event

You’ll also find Star Wars-based challenges and new unlockables like a Jedi training emote. Epic is also handing out the TIE Whisper glider to everyone, not just attendees, after high…

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