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Windows 11 embeds Xbox gaming at its core

Windows 11 embeds Xbox gaming at its core

Today Sarah Bond, Corporate Vice President of Xbox spoke during Microsoft's Windows 11 event about GAMING. This next version of Windows will incorporate features like Auto HDR which, according to Bond, "just works." Windows 11 will also have a new Direct Storage API, and Xbox Game Pass built in to the OS via the Xbox app. If you haven't used the Xbox app before, or didn't realize it even existed on your Windows machine, there'll be no more missing it from this point forward - you'll see it front and center.

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Total War: Warhammer 3 trailer makes the future look wicked cold

Total War: Warhammer 3 trailer makes the future look wicked cold

This week the folks at Creative Assembly and Sega revealed the first trailer for Total War: Warhammer 3. This is the sort of game that's the combined efforts of decades of work on multiple games, so you'll be able to feel confident you can dedicate your ENTIRE LIFE to this game when it's released. This first trailer allows the viewer to watch "a Kislev ice witch give a daemon a kicking" in high definition!

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Garmin gamer smartwatch allows YouTuber heart rate streaming

Garmin gamer smartwatch allows YouTuber heart rate streaming

Garmin made a smartwatch specifically for gamers called Instinct Esports Edition. As the name implies, this is a version of a watch that's already been released, this time made instead with gamers in mind, instead of a primary focus on outdoor sports. This new watch will be sold in stores in time for the holiday season 2020 - you might even see them available for sale later today!

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Amazon Prime Gaming is more than a Twitch Prime name change

Amazon Prime Gaming is more than a Twitch Prime name change

Amazon re-named the entity known as Twitch Prime, a subscription service to the Twitch game streaming system. This is not an upgrade, nor is it a downgrade - it's juts a name change. Amazon owns Twitch, and with the name change from Twitch Prime to the more Amazon-like "Prime Gaming", we see a glimpse of the future of the platform.

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Netflix update gets a much-needed download feature

Netflix update gets a much-needed download feature

The next version of Netflix was revealed today with a feature that's been requested by fans for ages. The Netflix app for Android appeared with code that indicated the download feature would allow shows and movies to be played without a full download. The original launch of movie and show content downloads with Netflix took place all the way back in the year 2016, requiring a full download since the beginning.

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SpaceX NASA launch: How to watch live [UPDATE: Scrubbed]

SpaceX NASA launch: How to watch live [UPDATE: Scrubbed]

Today NASA's Commercial Crew Program will launch NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley on a SpaceX Crew Dragon to the ISS. The International Space Station will receive the SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft after the 4:33 EDT launch today on Wednesday, May 27, 2020. To participate and watch live, you'll want to take a few steps.

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NASA YouTube LIVE streams are a sobering escape from quarantine

NASA YouTube LIVE streams are a sobering escape from quarantine

If you're at home right now - and you SHOULD be, if you CAN be - you might be looking for something to escape the reality of our current situation. We're avoiding the spread of the novel coronavirus, avoiding COVID-19, and we'd love to escape. One of the most simply-accessible, free, inspiring channels of content one can view is on YouTube, shared by NASA.

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Project xCloud Limited iOS TestFlight released: first-come, first-served

Project xCloud Limited iOS TestFlight released: first-come, first-served

Today a preview of Microsoft's Xbox-centric cloud gaming platform Project xCloud was released with a limited iOS TestFlight program. This system has been in play in testing for some time - now it's about to be made semi-public. This is different from the testing platform on Android, due in part to "App Store policies", as suggested by Major Nelson at Microsoft. This system will appear starting today.

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Mevo Start revealed: Long-form livestream camera upgrade

Mevo Start revealed: Long-form livestream camera upgrade

This week the folks at "livestreaming camera leader and pioneer" Mevo revealed their newest camera, Mevo Start. This device is a new video camera made specifically for long-form, live video. This camera, they suggest, is made exclusively for consumer and social media influencers - specifically for live video streaming events.

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Google Stadia gifts Founders an extra Buddy Pass

Google Stadia gifts Founders an extra Buddy Pass

The dust storm swirling around Google Stadia seems to have finally died down, which can mean one of two things. Either it has finally gotten through its teething pains and settled into normal operations or interest in Google's somewhat divisive game streaming platform. The latter might hardly be the case given the holiday season that approaches and the news surrounding new consoles and games. And to ensure that more people hear the news and get to experience it, Google is giving away Buddy Passes for Founders to share with their, well, buddies.

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