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Discord issues in the afternoon, down but not out

Discord issues in the afternoon, down but not out

While some parts of the Discord universe remain in action, other bits are down for the count. Users started to have issues at around 1:49 PM Central Time in the United States, and issues escalated over the following hour. At this time it would appear that the majority of complaints are about Server Connection issues.

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Sony Xperia 5 II forces gamers to take notice

Sony Xperia 5 II forces gamers to take notice

Today we're taking a peek at the Sony Xperia 5 II, a compact smartphone with the powers of a much more massive device. This device is made to essentially force the attention of gamers and photographers/videographers with both a high refresh rate display and video/photo capture abilities that are not present on any other device of this size. This device rolls with a 6.1-inch 21:9 aspect ration display jammed inside a body that's just W 2.68 in x D 0.31 in size.

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Fortnite “permission to play” and “play access” login issues lit up

Fortnite “permission to play” and “play access” login issues lit up

This afternoon Fortnite experienced some issues. Messages such as "you do not have permission to play Fortnite" or "Your account no longer has play access to Fortnite" appeared for a significant number of gamers throughout the day. Epic Games suggested that these messages did not indicate that any individual player was banned - though this issue did not necessarily mean that any banned player was reinstated as such.

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Destiny 2 Xbox Game Pass launch dated at long last

Destiny 2 Xbox Game Pass launch dated at long last

For quite some time now, Microsoft has been teasing the impending arrival of Destiny 2 on Xbox Game Pass. Destiny 2 was first announced for the service back in July, and earlier this month, it led Microsoft's announcement of the games that will be coming to Game Pass in September. Even then, Microsoft only said Destiny 2 was "coming soon," but today, our wait for a release date for the Xbox Game Pass version of Destiny 2 finally ended.

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Clash of Clans gets official story expansion with Lost & Crowned short

Clash of Clans gets official story expansion with Lost & Crowned short

Supercell, the company behind mega-hit mobile games Clash of Clans and Clash Royale, has released an official short video that expands the game's universe. Called Lost & Crowned, the video is fairly long at 12 minutes and may be the first of an expanding array of content set in the fictional universe. The video follows 'fan fiction' short Clash-A-Rama.

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Pokemon Sword & Shield on Android shown in curious emulator demo

Pokemon Sword & Shield on Android shown in curious emulator demo

Today there's a bit of a "shady" project in the mix that runs Nintendo Switch games on Android phones. This project is not something you can get your hands on easily, and we certainly would not recommend that you attempt to do so. It would appear that the project utilizes Nintendo coding that was obtained with means that weren't entirely on-the-level, if you know what I mean.

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New Apple App Store rules probably won’t please xCloud and Stadia

New Apple App Store rules probably won’t please xCloud and Stadia

In recent weeks and months, Apple has been catching some heat for its App Store rules, particularly as they apply to gaming apps. Not only has Apple come under fire from Epic for the fact that it takes a 30% cut from each in-app purchase, but the company has also drawn criticism from Facebook and Microsoft, as its App Store policies have made it impossible to get their game streaming apps - Facebook Gaming and Project xCloud, respectively - on iOS devices. Today, Apple updated its App Store guidelines, and while the new rules cover a number of different apps, there are a few specifically for game streaming.

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Mario Game & Watch will be this holiday season’s sell-out toy

Mario Game & Watch will be this holiday season’s sell-out toy

Today Nintendo revealed "a closer look" at their upcoming release in the rebooted Game & Watch: Super Mario Bros. handheld game system. This little monster is an all-in-one gaming machine the likes of which look to the original "Game & Watch" series of handheld gaming systems for inspiration. This new version takes things up a SIGNIFICANT notch to a time when Nintendo's biggest competitors are smartphones.

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With India ban imminent, PUBG cuts ties with China’s Tencent

With India ban imminent, PUBG cuts ties with China’s Tencent

Last week, PUBG Mobile was banned in India following a government crackdown on mobile apps and games that have some connection to China. That was bad news for PUBG, which has found a lot of success on mobile, so obviously this was no good for PUBG Corporation - especially since India is such a large market. Today, PUBG Corporation announced that it's taking matters into its own hands, which involves taking over the publishing duties for PUBG Mobile in India itself.

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Original DOOM just became the best 120fps game on Android

Original DOOM just became the best 120fps game on Android

Android has both DOOM and DOOM II with a set of features that make their first launches look pathetic. The folks at Bethesda responsible for upkeep on the games made the effort to make their most legendary games look and feel fantastic on the mobile platform. They both originally launched in July of 2019, but only NOW can you play the lot with a 120 frames per second image refresh rate!

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Minecraft Live (Minecon) 2020 will let fans pick a new mob

Minecraft Live (Minecon) 2020 will let fans pick a new mob

The team that delivers Minecraft announced their next big event. Instead of Minecon, 2020 will feature a live streaming event called Minecraft Live. This event will take place via several venues, including Minecraft dot net. Today's trailer for the event reveals some of what's promised for this event on the spookiest month of the year.

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Pokemon GO “end of support” messages sent to devices old and new

Pokemon GO “end of support” messages sent to devices old and new

This week a variety of users with all manner of different smartphones received a message from Niantic. The message suggested that the device on which the user was playing Pokemon GO would no longer be supported in the near future. Per this message from Niantic, these users would not be able to play Pokemon GO at all in the future without a new smartphone.

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