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Microsoft xCloud game streaming coming to Samsung phones

Microsoft xCloud game streaming coming to Samsung phones

Game streaming is not exactly new but when the big boys start publicly investing in it, it may finally start to get real. While Google’s Project Stream is aiming for the path of least resistance by only requiring a desktop Chrome browser, Microsoft’s Project xCloud is casting a wide net to include as many devices as possible. And, based on its statements at SDC 2018, that would include Samsung’s line of Android-based Galaxy smartphones.

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Blizzard has more mobile games in the works beyond Diablo Immortal

Blizzard has more mobile games in the works beyond Diablo Immortal

It's probably understating it quite a bit to merely say that the reaction to Diablo Immortal has been negative. Blizzard has received a ton of push back from fans over the idea of a Diablo mobile game, but if you count yourself among the people who are disappointed, you might want to buckle in. As it turns out, Blizzard's mobile strategy may end up being a lot more intense than just a single mobile game for one of its franchises.

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It’s okay to be disappointed with Diablo Immortal

It’s okay to be disappointed with Diablo Immortal

It was an interesting weekend for Blizzard, its fans, and the Diablo series. On Friday, Blizzard revealed Diablo Immortal, a new game set between Diablo 2 and Diablo 3 that'll be available exclusively on iOS and Android. Fans, in short, weren't pleased by this announcement, and the blowback began almost immediately, with one BlizzCon attendee now-famously asking during a panel that took place almost immediately following the announcement if Immortal was some kind of "out-of-season April Fools joke."

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Ingress Prime now available to welcome new Agents to the fight

Ingress Prime now available to welcome new Agents to the fight

Pokemon GO might be the game that finally made it money, but Niantic Labs’s real groundbreaking work was on Ingress, perhaps the first worldwide “augmented reality” mobile game. It was a hit for a small niche market when it launched in 2012, a market that may have felt a bit abandoned when Niantic turned its eyes on Pokemon GO. The company is now going back to its roots to take the lessons from both of its games to breathe new life into the game. Welcome to Ingress Prime.

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Google Play might’ve just given you a 5-dollar credit

Google Play might’ve just given you a 5-dollar credit

Starting today, Google's giving a bunch of Google Play credit away to everyday users such as yourself. If you happen to have purchased a Google Pixel 3, all the better - there's a separate promotion that's going on right this minute with an additional $2 in the mix. It would seem that it's down to luck whether you get the non-Pixel credit thus far.

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Stardew Valley brings its unique brand of chill to iOS today

Stardew Valley brings its unique brand of chill to iOS today

If you happen to be in the market for a new phone game and you're playing on iOS, then today is your lucky day. As revealed earlier this month, Stardew Valley arrives on iOS today, bringing its relaxing gameplay to mobile devices for the first time (unless, of course, you count the Nintendo Switch as a mobile device). If you're looking for a game you can sink your teeth into, Stardew Valley is definitely it.

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Candy Crush Friends Saga is new: Beware!

Candy Crush Friends Saga is new: Beware!

Today we're going to run down a few reasons why the new Candy Crush Friends Saga game will reel you in with its hooks and won't let go until the end of time. Inside this game is a new way to play Candy Crush, with new graphics and a newly deepened conglomeration of methods for keeping you addicted to the candy just like candy companies keep you in sugar in the real world - say goodbye to your teeth!

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The fancy new Fortnite move you’re being beaten with

The fancy new Fortnite move you’re being beaten with

We're tracking a new way to move in Fortnite that dominates the map - and chances are you've already happened across it without realizing. It's called Bunny Hopping by average everyday masters of the game, and it requires only that you have some really, really good timing. Or the sort of mouse that allows you to make your scroll wheel into a jump button - but that's only for PC players. Today we're gonna try to cover everyone at once.

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Civilization VI lands on iPhone with a big discount

Civilization VI lands on iPhone with a big discount

In the two years since its launched, Civilization VI has made its way to a few different platforms beyond PC. First, the game made its debut on iPad, then we learned a little while back that it will soon come to Nintendo Switch as well. In keeping with the mobile theme of these ports, Civilization VI is launching today on iPhone.

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Dragalia Lost, Nintendo’s latest mobile game, is now available

Dragalia Lost, Nintendo’s latest mobile game, is now available

Despite the fact that Nintendo's main area of focus is turning the Switch into a long-lasting success, the company is still chugging along with its mobile strategy. Today is a pretty big day for those mobile efforts, as Nintendo is launching Dragalia Lost on iOS and Android. Dragalia Lost was first revealed earlier this year, and it's notable for being the first new IP Nintendo has developed specifically for mobile devices.

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Monster Hunter Stories finally brings franchise to mobile

Monster Hunter Stories finally brings franchise to mobile

Whenever there is a hot new game or genre, you can bet that a mobile copy will happen soon. That is true for MOBAs, battle royales, and everything in between. Sometimes, these copies are all mobile gamers can hope for if the big franchises don't port their titles to smartphones. Lo and behold, Capcom has surprisingly made available one part of its Monster Hunter franchise to both Android and iOS. But make no mistake, it's not the graphics-heavy, button-mashing game that you might think.

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Professor Layton and the Curious Village heads to iOS and Android today

Professor Layton and the Curious Village heads to iOS and Android today

The Professor Layton series is one that's been around for more than ten years at this point, and all the while, the vast majority of games in the series have been exclusive to the Nintendo DS family of handhelds. That's beginning to change, as Level-5 is bringing the very first game in the series - Professor Layton and the Curious Village - to iOS and Android around the world today.

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