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Xbox boss comments on future Bethesda games for PS5

Xbox boss comments on future Bethesda games for PS5

Earlier today, Microsoft announced plans to purchase ZeniMax Media in a deal that's massive in every sense of the word. Microsoft is shelling out $7.5 billion to own ZeniMax and its subsidiaries such as Bethesda, id Software, Machine Games, and Arkane Studios, which means that once the deal is complete, Microsoft will own the Fallout, Elder Scrolls, DOOM, Quake, and Wolfenstein IPs (among others). With ZeniMax and its properties joining the Xbox Game Studios umbrella, there's a big question about the future of these game franchises and the existing exclusivity deals with companies other than Microsoft.

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Microsoft just bought Bethesda and id Software parent in huge $7.5bn deal

Microsoft just bought Bethesda and id Software parent in huge $7.5bn deal

Microsoft has announced a whopper of an acquisition, revealing this morning that it has entered into an agreement to purchase ZeniMax Media for $7.5 billion in cash. While not as massive as other major players like Electronic Arts or Activision, ZeniMax Media is still a very big publisher in its own right, with a fairly long list of subsidiaries that includes Bethesda Softworks, Arkane Studios, and id Software.

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Sony vs Microsoft gaming consoles: Which one to go for this fall

Sony vs Microsoft gaming consoles: Which one to go for this fall

Months of cat and mouse chase between Microsoft and Sony has finally ended. Now that the two mega brands have officially announced their gaming consoles for 2020 - their specifications, design and features are now out in the open. This presents a good opportunity to compare the gaming consoles, giving you a fair idea of what’s the best deal for the holiday season. Between the two game console makers you get four options – PlayStation 5, PlayStation 5 Digital Edition, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S. Choosing amid them will depend on some factors we’ll evaluate here based on which you can make up your mind.

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New No Man’s Sky content keeps on rolling with fast approaching Origins update

New No Man’s Sky content keeps on rolling with fast approaching Origins update

Following the release of its small-scale title The Last Campfire, Hello Games made a surprise announcement for No Man's Sky fans today. As it turns out, the developer is nearly ready to launch a new update for No Man's Sky, this one dubbed Origins. There aren't a whole lot of details about the Origins update yet, but with it slated to arrive next week, it won't be long until we find out more.

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Cyberpunk 2077 minimum PC specs confirmed and you may be surprised

Cyberpunk 2077 minimum PC specs confirmed and you may be surprised

With Cyberpunk 2077 on the horizon, CD Projekt Red has revealed the minimum and recommended PC specifications for the game. While a lot of PC gaming enthusiasts are probably hoping to have one of NVIDIA's new RTX 30-series cards by the time Cyberpunk 2077 releases in November, stock issues on release suggest that it could be some time before most people who want to buy are able to. If stock shortages of the new RTX cards have you worried, you can check out how your current rig stacks up with the specifications below.

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Fortnite: Save the World on macOS is the latest victim of Epic and Apple’s feud

Fortnite: Save the World on macOS is the latest victim of Epic and Apple’s feud

The feud between Epic Games and Apple has claimed another victim - Fortnite: Save the World on Mac. Epic has revealed that Apple is blocking its ability to sign "games and patches for distribution on Mac," which means that development on the Mac version of Save the World has essentially come to a halt. In just a few days, Epic says, Fortnite: Save the World will become unplayable on macOS.

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Xbox Series X and S preorders – The retailers to hit refresh on

Xbox Series X and S preorders – The retailers to hit refresh on

Yesterday, Microsoft confirmed precisely when Xbox Series X pre-orders will be opening. The date and time to remember is September 22nd at 8AM PDT/11AM EDT, and those looking to order either an Xbox Series X or Xbox Series S will definitely want to write that down, because we're guessing that pre-orders will sell out quickly. Microsoft has also shared a comprehensive list of retailers that will be offering Xbox Series X/S pre-orders, covering a number of regions around the world.

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PlayStation 5 backward compatibility isn’t good news for fans of older games

PlayStation 5 backward compatibility isn’t good news for fans of older games

Throughout Sony's marketing push for the PlayStation 5, one big question mark has been backward compatibility. Microsoft has made a big deal of backward compatibility in this generation and will continue that focus in the next, promising that all games which are currently playable on Xbox One will be playable on Xbox Series X as well. While Sony has indicated that many PlayStation 4 games will be playable on PlayStation 5, it's been somewhat vague about its plans for older consoles.

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Chromebook gaming gets a bigger push with Google Play premium section

Chromebook gaming gets a bigger push with Google Play premium section

Chromebooks started out as affordable low-powered cloud-centric laptops designed more for basic school and office work. These days, however, they've pretty much become powerhouses, especially considering the number of operating systems and apps they can support. Despite all that, Chromebooks aren't exactly seen as fit for gaming, an image that Google wants to change with a new premium gaming section on Google Play Store that highlights the best Android games for Chromebooks.

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Here’s when Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S pre-orders open

Here’s when Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S pre-orders open

Ever since Microsoft announced pricing and release dates for the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, we've known that the company is planning to open up pre-orders for both consoles on September 22nd. If the PlayStation 5 has taught us anything, it's that precise timing will likely be crucial for those who want to secure an Xbox Series X/S pre-order as soon as possible. Microsoft has now confirmed when pre-orders will open up on September 22nd, so get ready to set your alarms and mark your calendars.

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Monster Hunter Rise and Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin head to Switch next year

Monster Hunter Rise and Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin head to Switch next year

While the reveal of Ori and the Will of the Wisps during today's Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase was certainly surprising, it wasn't the only big announcement we saw. Nintendo actually led the show with the reveal of two new Monster Hunter games: Monster Hunter Rise, which is more in line with the traditional Monster Hunter experience, and Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin, a story-based RPG. Both titles are coming to Nintendo Switch next year.

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Walmart ditches plans for in-store PlayStation 5 pre-orders [Update]

Walmart ditches plans for in-store PlayStation 5 pre-orders [Update]

Yesterday, Sony revealed pricing and release date information for the PlayStation 5, and with that announcement, a number of different retailers either opened up pre-orders or announced when customers would be able to place one. Walmart was one of those retailers, confirming that gamers would be able to pre-order a PlayStation 5 in-store beginning on September 22nd. Today, however, Walmart has walked back that announcement, saying that it won't be offering in-store pre-orders at all.

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