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Sony: More PlayStation PC ports are coming – here’s how

Sony: More PlayStation PC ports are coming – here’s how

In an age where Microsoft has committed to bringing all of its first-party Xbox exclusives to PC on day one, we've seen Sony follow suit somewhat. While Sony isn't about to bring its entire PlayStation lineup to PC, the company has brought a select number of titles over so far. Sony has confirmed that more PC ports are on the way, and it's going to use a recent acquisition to make those PC ports a reality.

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Fortnite The Rift Tour event concert teases Ariana Grande [UPDATE]

Fortnite The Rift Tour event concert teases Ariana Grande [UPDATE]

The Epic Games "The Rift Tour" event will (very likely) host Ariana Grande in an in-game concert event. This event will take place first on Friday, August 6, 2021, starting at 3PM PDT. That's also 6PM EDT and 11PM BST, all on Friday, August 6, 2021. There'll also be a replay event (and alternate times) in a variety of areas around the world.

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New Pokemon Snap content update adds three new areas to explore

New Pokemon Snap content update adds three new areas to explore

So far, New Pokemon Snap is one of the Switch's biggest releases of the year, and today Nintendo and The Pokemon Company announced that the game is getting a free content update. This doesn't appear to be a small update either, as it adds 20 new Pokemon to photograph and three new areas to visit. So if you were hoping for more New Pokemon Snap, then it seems that you're going to get it.

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Pokemon GO leak data shows iPhone-only eggs and SMS contact

Pokemon GO leak data shows iPhone-only eggs and SMS contact

Those iPhone Pokemon GO users that were bummed to see Google Play sponsoring the Pokemon GO Fest 2021 event will be glad to see iOS-specific eggs in the near future. The latest update to the game files for Pokemon GO revealed this (iOS-specific eggs) and a wide variety of wild new updates and teasers for future items and features in the game. Also found were new fitness tracking mods, dynamic re-load of map elements, cross game settings between other Niantic games, and an expansion of the ways in which a player can work with their address book.

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PS5 system beta finally adds M.2 SSD support, but there’s a lot you need to know

PS5 system beta finally adds M.2 SSD support, but there’s a lot you need to know

At long last, it seems Sony is finally ready to roll out support for the PlayStation 5's M.2 expansion slot. Since launch, the slot has been disabled, as Sony wanted to ensure compatibility with drives before activating it through a software update. Now support for expansion M.2 drives is rolling out as part of a new beta - the PlayStation 5's first system software beta, for that matter - with plans to enable the expansion M.2 slot for all consoles in a future software update.

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Krispy Kreme UK Xbox doughnuts are “Nexus Level” advertising

Krispy Kreme UK Xbox doughnuts are “Nexus Level” advertising

If there were still any doubts about video gaming becoming mainstream, the fact that major brands are coming up with all sorts of antics to appeal to that crowd. No one can probably top KFC's gaming PC, but there are some that come a close second. Krispy Kreme's idea to celebrate the Xbox's 20th anniversary may seem tame in comparison, but it will at least give gamers a tasty treat while also offering the chance to get a new fridge, er, Xbox console in the process.

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Fortnite Crew Pack for August 2021 includes skin based on fan concept

Fortnite Crew Pack for August 2021 includes skin based on fan concept

Epic Games has revealed its Fortnite Crew Pack subscription bundle for August 2021 and it includes a skin based on a fan concept design. The bundle will, as expected, be made available to Fortnite Crew Pack subscribers starting on August 1, offering them the skin and related gear, V-Bucks, and more.

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Xbox Series X|S break console records in Microsoft’s Q4 2021 earnings report

Xbox Series X|S break console records in Microsoft’s Q4 2021 earnings report

With its most recent financial results, Microsoft is giving us an update on how well the Xbox Series X|S are selling. Of course, Microsoft stopped reporting exact Xbox sales numbers partway through the previous generation, and while it doesn't look like the company will start reporting specifics in this new generation, it is still nonetheless sharing big milestones for its latest consoles.

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Xbox Live Games with Gold serves up some heavy hitters in August

Xbox Live Games with Gold serves up some heavy hitters in August

It seems that the great minds at Sony and Microsoft were indeed thinking alike today because just as Sony revealed the PlayStation Plus games for August, Microsoft did the same thing for Xbox Live Games with Gold. The Games with Gold lineup is arguably more compelling than the PlayStation Plus lineup for August, as Games with Gold has some very familiar names available for free next month.

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James Bond 1963 Aston Martin DB5 hits Rocket League, with classy limits

James Bond 1963 Aston Martin DB5 hits Rocket League, with classy limits

Rocket League announced that on July 29, 2021, they'll have a brand new (old) vehicle available for competitive play. This is the James Bond 1963 Aston Martin DB5, a vehicle that's made a name for itself in all manner of media, almost to the point that we expect it to do battle against the Batmobile. Per the Rocket League announcement, this vehicle will not be free, and it won't be the last James Bond vehicle to be released in the game.

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PlayStation Plus games for August include a new release for PS4 and PS5

PlayStation Plus games for August include a new release for PS4 and PS5

August is right around the corner, and that means a new batch of PlayStation Plus games is inbound. Sony today revealed what August's PlayStation Plus games are, and once again, we're going to see a game debut on the service. As opposed to previous months, where there has usually been one game that's exclusive to PS5 in each batch of PS Plus games, in August all games will be available for PS4 users to download as well.

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Pokemon GO app data bug is back: Check your usage now

Pokemon GO app data bug is back: Check your usage now

It would appear that the data usage increase bug is back in Pokemon GO in the latest update to the app for BOTH iOS and Android. This wouldn't be a good thing if it were just one of the two platforms. Both platforms at once means Niantic needs to act on a fix as soon as possible.

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