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Xbox Live Games with Gold reveals final batch of games for 2020

Xbox Live Games with Gold reveals final batch of games for 2020

It's almost hard to believe it, but the final month of 2020 is nearly here. As we prepare to close the book on this crazy year, Microsoft and Sony are going to have one last round of free games to give out through Games with Gold and PlayStation Plus, respectively. Today, Microsoft revealed just what December's Games with Gold titles will be.

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Red Dead Online standalone release confirmed with a big discount

Red Dead Online standalone release confirmed with a big discount

While Red Dead Redemption 2 may have received acclaim for its single player component, there is of course an online mode that keeps the game relevant even years after it released. Today, Rockstar confirmed that it will be releasing Red Dead Online as a standalone game for those who only want to play the game online and may not be interested in the single player story.

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Microsoft Flight Simulator World Update beautifies the US in time for Thanksgiving

Microsoft Flight Simulator World Update beautifies the US in time for Thanksgiving

Microsoft Flight Simulator is getting a big World Update today, which is the game's second since release in September. While the first World Update covered Japan, this one moves us to the other side of the Pacific to the United States. This update is free to all owners of the game, and it will flesh out the flying experience in the USA, so to speak.

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An Xbox game streaming app for your smart TV might be on the horizon

An Xbox game streaming app for your smart TV might be on the horizon

For some time now, Microsoft has been focusing some of its gaming efforts on game streaming. At the moment, game streaming is only available on Android as part of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, but Microsoft has indicated a number of times in the past that platform-agnostic game streaming is a potential end goal for the company. With that in mind, it might not be long before we see Microsoft launch an Xbox app for smart TVs.

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Vintage NES game Super Mario Bros 3 fetches an insane amount at auction

Vintage NES game Super Mario Bros 3 fetches an insane amount at auction

Every once in a while, we catch wind of classic video game auctions that wind up fetching seriously impressive sums of money. Today, we're hearing about one that is perhaps more impressive than any other video game auction that came before it: a sealed copy of Super Mario Bros. 3 that sold for a whopping $156,000 at auction over the weekend.

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PS5’s Spider-Man Remastered now lets you transfer PS4 saves

PS5’s Spider-Man Remastered now lets you transfer PS4 saves

As most PlayStation 5 users are likely already aware, the Ultimate Edition of Spider-Man: Miles Morales comes with a new version of Marvel's Spider-Man remastered for PlayStation 5. Not only does this new version of the game feature some souped-up graphics, but it also ships with a few new suits and even a new character model for Peter Parker.

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Here’s how to use PlayStation 5’s DualSense controller in Steam

Here’s how to use PlayStation 5’s DualSense controller in Steam

The PlayStation 5 is barely out of the gate - particularly in regions like Europe - but Valve has wasted little time in bringing DualSense controller support to Steam. Steam's DualSense support is still in the early stages of testing, which means it isn't live for all users yet. Still, assuming that their games are using the Steam Input API, developers don't have to do anything to get DualSense functionality up and running in their games, which is certainly a nice touch.

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2020 Gift Guide for Nerds who have everything

2020 Gift Guide for Nerds who have everything

Despite the unique state of the world here at the tail end of 2020, the holiday gift-giving season still approaches. Despite the global pandemic through which we're still living, we've still got a hankering to buy gifts for friends and family. We might not hand-deliver said gifts this year, but the need to wrap remains! The guide you're looking at today is made for the nerdy individual in your life - you know the sort.

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Cyberpunk 2077 ray tracing gameplay and RTX PC requirements revealed

Cyberpunk 2077 ray tracing gameplay and RTX PC requirements revealed

It's been a big week for Cyberpunk 2077 already, and now it seems like that week is going to end with a bang instead of a whimper. Following two other trailers CD Projekt Red dropped this week, the developer has released another one that shows off the game's support for ray tracing when running on one of NVIDIA's RTX series cards. In addition, CD Projekt Red has also released updates specifications that tell players what kind of rig they'll need in order to play with ray tracing turned on.

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From PC to PS5 and Xbox Series X, 2020’s gaming dream is now a nightmare

From PC to PS5 and Xbox Series X, 2020’s gaming dream is now a nightmare

If you're a gamer of any persuasion, there's a pretty good chance that you're reading this article in some degree of frustration. Here at the end of 2020, we've seen a number of product launches, from NVIDIA's new RTX graphics cards earlier in the fall, to the launches of Microsoft's Xbox Series X, Sony's PlayStation 5, and AMD's RX 6000 series GPUs more recently. All of them, to some extent, have been a disaster.

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Nintendo opens up its Animal Crossing: New Horizons island to players

Nintendo opens up its Animal Crossing: New Horizons island to players

Animal Crossing: New Horizons is a game that lets players express a lot of creativity in designing their islands, and if you've ever wondered what a Nintendo-designed island might look like, now is your chance to see one for yourself. Nintendo has opened up its own island for players to visit, and getting there to take a look around is pretty easy.

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PS5 could get an Xbox Game Pass rival after all

PS5 could get an Xbox Game Pass rival after all

It isn't exactly a secret that the PlayStation 4 took the crown in the previous generation, with the Xbox One playing second fiddle to it throughout. Microsoft had a hard time pulling together the sales to compete with Sony in the previous generation, but the fact that the Xbox One lagged behind the PlayStation 4 led to the launch of Xbox Game Pass, a subscription-based gaming service that has been warmly received by gamers across Xbox One and PC.

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