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Black Ops 4 multiplayer beta trailer offers a peek at Blackout battle royale

Black Ops 4 multiplayer beta trailer offers a peek at Blackout battle royale

We still have a while to wait before Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 launches, but eager fans are going to get something to sate their eagerness later this week. Activision and Treyarch are planning to launch a multiplayer test on August 3, but before that goes live, the two companies have delivered a launch trailer to try to tempt out a few last minute pre-orders. While the trailer largely takes us through things we already know, it does offer a brief glimpse at Blackout, Black Ops 4's battle royale mode.

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Even the Xbox Adaptive Controller’s packaging is accessibly designed

Even the Xbox Adaptive Controller’s packaging is accessibly designed

Microsoft's Adaptive Controller is a rather fascinating device on its own. The intention is to make it easier to play games for people who struggle with using a traditional gamepad. We're learning today that Microsoft's focus on accessibility doesn't end at the controller, as even its packaging is designed to be accessible.

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Hitman 2 Sniper Assassin competition launches with a big prize

Hitman 2 Sniper Assassin competition launches with a big prize

Hitman 2 may not be arriving until later this year, but a portion of the game is already playable now. Dubbed Sniper Assassin, this is something of a challenge mode that tasks players with snuffing out targets within a 15 minute time limit. As you'd expect from the Hitman series, Sniper Assassin allows you to get very creative with your kills, which turns it into something of puzzle.

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No Man’s Sky Next update live: Here’s what’s changed

No Man’s Sky Next update live: Here’s what’s changed

After being revealed earlier in the year, No Man's Sky's big multiplayer update, dubbed Next, is now live on PC and PS4. The update is also launching alongside the Xbox One version of the title, so it's a big day in general for the folks over at Hello Games. While No Man's Sky was once a pretty controversial title, its developers have been improving it over time with a number of free updates, and in some ways, Next is the culmination of those efforts.

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Xbox Scarlett game streaming service and next-gen console details leak

Xbox Scarlett game streaming service and next-gen console details leak

During E3 2018, Microsoft revealed that it is working on next-gen Xbox consoles, something sources later claimed are codenamed "Scarlett." The company also confirmed in June that it is developing its own game streaming service akin to Sony's PlayStation Now, something that will work on "any device." Today a new report claims to offer additional details about Microsoft's plans, including two new consoles and more info on the streaming service.

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Fallout 76 beta detailed, launch timing revealed

Fallout 76 beta detailed, launch timing revealed

Fallout 76 is a title quite unlike any Fallout game Bethesda has made before. As revealed at E3 2018, Fallout 76 will be an entirely online game, which is a massive departure from Bethesda's usual single-player approach to its epic RPGs. If you're a bit hesitant because this big shift in direction, you're not alone, but thankfully Bethesda will be hosting a beta test that allows interested players to get an early look at the game.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 ‘Mystery Box’ collector’s edition revealed

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 ‘Mystery Box’ collector’s edition revealed

These days, every big-name video game franchise sees special and collector's editions for their titles, and the Call of Duty series is a shinning example. But for this year's release of Black Ops 4, publisher Activision has taken things well beyond including the yearly season pass and other digital goodies. They've just announced the super special Black Ops 4 Mystery Box Edition at this year's San Diego Comic-Con, and it comes in an actual, creepy skeleton-themed box.

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Halo Infinite Battle Royale: Don’t get your hopes up

Halo Infinite Battle Royale: Don’t get your hopes up

Battle royale is a genre that's quickly taking the world by storm. On the heels of successful titles like PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds and Fortnite, many developers have started implementing battle royale modes in their own games. This is starting to extend to long-running, triple-A game franchises as well, with Call of Duty and Battlefield both slated to get battle royale modes in this year's releases.

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Microsoft shares its Xbox plans for Gamescom

Microsoft shares its Xbox plans for Gamescom

Even though it feels like E3 2018 just ended, we'll soon be onto our next big gaming conference of the year: Gamescom. Gamescom is one of the largest gaming trade shows around - outpacing E3 significantly in terms of attendance - so naturally, many game companies will be heading there to show of their latest and greatest. Microsoft confirmed today that it will be at Gamescom next month, and it teased some of the items it'll have on display.

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No Man’s Sky big “Next” update detailed with new trailer

No Man’s Sky big “Next” update detailed with new trailer

We've known about No Man's Sky's big incoming update, dubbed Next, for several months, but we're quickly closing in on its release date. The update is due to be released on July 24, alongside the Xbox One version of the game. Though there have been a couple of trailers previewing No Man's Sky Next up to this point, but today, the folks at Hello Games are detailing the update more than they ever have before.

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Black Ops 4 multiplayer and Blackout beta release dates detailed

Black Ops 4 multiplayer and Blackout beta release dates detailed

Following the popularity of Black Ops 2 and 3, it's safe to say that a lot of Call of Duty are excited for Black Ops 4. As is usually the case for these Call of Duty games, there will be a beta test that allows fans to get an early look at Black Ops 4 before it launches later this year. Activision and Treyarch are shaking things up a little bit, announcing today that they'll actually be holding two betas - a private multiplayer one and another that centered around the game's Blackout mode.

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Xbox update: 1810 Preview released with Dolby Vision streaming support

Xbox update: 1810 Preview released with Dolby Vision streaming support

Inside the latest Xbox One update (preview edition) is a whole bunch of bits and pieces you're going to want to get a handle on. This update brings about Dolby Vision Video Streaming - that's a first. With this update, Dolby Vision video streaming brings HDR "up a notch" with systems such as Netflix Premium - you'll need a premium subscription for that, but still.

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