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NVIDIA GeForce NOW adds an MMO and welcomes back old friends

NVIDIA GeForce NOW adds an MMO and welcomes back old friends

You have to give NVIDIA some credit for making good on its promise a few months back. After what was an almost disastrous public launch, the graphics tech giant promised it would expand its game streaming catalog every week. It has indeed done so and while not all new titles are noteworthy, there are a few that could make the service look more interesting. Not only that, it seems to have actually recovered from its fall and is now seeing some games coming back to its fold.

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Epic Games just got a surprising investment from another gaming giant

Epic Games just got a surprising investment from another gaming giant

Epic Games announced today that it has a new investor: Sony Corporation. Yes, the very same Sony that makes the PlayStation 4 and will soon be launching the PlayStation 5 has decided to make a $250 million investment in Epic Games. Specifically, Sony will be making this investment through a subsidiary company, but the name of that subsidiary wasn't revealed today.

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Xbox Game Pass just added a very controversial title

Xbox Game Pass just added a very controversial title

There are a lot of noteworthy titles on Xbox Game Pass, but today, one of the most visible games in recent memory is landing on the service. That game is Fallout 76, which lately has been branching out from Bethesda's in-house launcher, as its Game Pass arrival follows closely on the heels of a launch on Steam.

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Ninja fires up his first-ever YouTube stream, but is this a permanent move?

Ninja fires up his first-ever YouTube stream, but is this a permanent move?

When Microsoft announced that it would be shutting down Mixer and offering streamers the chance to join Facebook Gaming, there was a lot of question over what would happen to Ninja and Shroud - two of Mixer's biggest streamers. Ninja and Shroud had both built very successful streams on Twitch, and when Microsoft was pushing to make Mixer a competitor, it signed both streamers to exclusive contracts, causing them to leave their Twitch audiences behind and begin streaming only on Mixer for an certain amount of time.

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Microsoft cranks pressure on game devs with Xbox Series X success at stake

Microsoft cranks pressure on game devs with Xbox Series X success at stake

Microsoft has already spoken a fair amount about Xbox Smart Delivery, which is a new feature that will essentially offer free upgrades for cross-generation games. Halo Infinite, for instance, will be a Smart Delivery title, which means that when players purchase it on Xbox One, they'll also get the Xbox Series X version for free if they one day upgrade consoles. Microsoft has already said that all first-party games launching on both Xbox One and Xbox Series X will be Smart Delivery titles, leaving third-party developers the option to use Smart Delivery as well.

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Nintendo Switch Online welcomes Donkey Kong Country to SNES collection

Nintendo Switch Online welcomes Donkey Kong Country to SNES collection

Another month, another batch of classic Nintendo games being made available to the new generation of gamers. Nintendo has been dutifully filling up its roster of titles from the bygone NES and SNES eras but a few fan favorites are still noticeably missing. The company is starting to fill in those gaps with this month's additions, finally bringing one of the two most iconic gorillas in the world to the Nintendo Switch Online subscription service.

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Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning release date and new expansion confirmed

Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning release date and new expansion confirmed

Back at the beginning of June, THQ Nordic confirmed that it's remastering Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, a game from the Xbox 360 and PS3 era that was the sole title made by 38 Studios. When it made that announcement, THQ Nordic gave us next to nothing in terms of details aside from confirming the title of the remaster - Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning - and confirming that it would include all of Amalur's DLC.

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PUBG Mobile’s big Tivik map update has arrived

PUBG Mobile’s big Tivik map update has arrived

Earlier this week, Tencent announced that PUBG Mobile would be getting a new map. New maps aren't the rarity in PUBG that they may be in other battle royale games, but this new map was slated to be a special one. When Tencent made its announcement, it revealed Tivik, a new map made specifically for PUBG Mobile players using smartphones and tablets.

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Halo 3 PC release date confirmed

Halo 3 PC release date confirmed

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, 2020 has proven to be a very busy year for 343 Industries. Throughout the year, the company has been bringing various Halo games to PC as part of Halo: The Master Chief Collection. It all began in December with the PC release of Halo: Reach, which was shortly followed by Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary and Halo 2: Anniversary.

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Sega Astro City Mini is a retro console for classic arcade games

Sega Astro City Mini is a retro console for classic arcade games

Sega found a lot of success with its Sega Genesis Mini retro console, but back before the company was putting out home consoles, it was cutting its teeth in the arcade scene. Sega still makes arcade machines to this day, so its newest retro console comes as little surprise. Sega has revealed the Astro City Mini, a miniature arcade cabinet that will connect to your TV and let you play a collection of classic arcade games.

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Five things I need to see from the Xbox Series X Games Showcase

Five things I need to see from the Xbox Series X Games Showcase

After weeks of waiting, we finally have a date for Microsoft's Xbox Series X game reveal. The company will reveal a number of first-party games in development for the Xbox Series X in just a couple of weeks, on July 23rd at 9 AM PDT. While we wait for the 23rd to roll around, here are five things I need to see from the showcase.

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Sega Genesis Mini Amazon sale cuts price in half

Sega Genesis Mini Amazon sale cuts price in half

When Nintendo launched the NES Classic Edition, it kicked off a retro console craze among game publishers. One of the best retro consoles to come out of this craze was the Sega Genesis Mini, which like the NES Classic and SNES Classic, served up a great library of games backed by solid emulation. The challenge, of course, is that at $80, the Sega Genesis Mini isn't exactly cheap, but if that was your main sticking point with the retro console, you might want to head over to Amazon.

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