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Nintendo Switch weekly eShop update serves up a beloved RPG

Nintendo Switch weekly eShop update serves up a beloved RPG

We've arrived at another Thursday, which means Nintendo has delivered a fresh list of games that are about to hit the eShop. This week, that list is arriving the day after a Nindies Showcase that revealed titles like Cuphead and Cadence of Hyrule for the Nintendo Switch. We've still got a little while to wait before those games arrive, but some of the titles announced yesterday are already available on the eShop.

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Apex Legends was meant to kill Fortnite: Instead things got complicated

Apex Legends was meant to kill Fortnite: Instead things got complicated

With the meteoric rise of Apex Legends, it's only natural that people are wondering if Fortnite - which has dominated the battle royale space for the past year - is feeling the heat. After all, Apex Legends was able to claim 50 million players after only a month of availability, and surely some of those must have been converts from Fortnite, right? While a few of them probably were, it seems that Apex Legends hasn't had a noticeable effect on Fortnite's player base.

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Intel’s AI cop will tackle toxic gamers

Intel’s AI cop will tackle toxic gamers

Most of us have probably experienced toxicity in one form or another while gaming online, and it's a problem that doesn't seem to be getting any better. In-game toxicity is bad enough in games where you have to pay to play, but in free to play games, the number of unsavory folks one encounters can seem to quickly grow out of control. Most developers, of course, implement in-game reporting systems and teams of people to dole out punishments for toxicity, but now Intel is looking at ways that AI can help.

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Epic Games Store snags Obsidian’s The Outer Worlds, more as exclusives

Epic Games Store snags Obsidian’s The Outer Worlds, more as exclusives

Every year at GDC, Epic Games hosts a keynote address, and this year, it isn't really surprising that at least part of the keynote centered around the Epic Games Store. The company announced more exclusives for its storefront during the keynote, and the list includes Obsidian's upcoming game The Outer Worlds. If we were to hazard a guess, we'd say there probably aren't going to be many Obsidian fans who are happy with this move.

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Intel Xe graphics card hardware, Graphics Command Center aim for NVIDIA, AMD

Intel Xe graphics card hardware, Graphics Command Center aim for NVIDIA, AMD

Graphics card sales have long been dominated by two companies - but that might well be about to change. Intel held an inaugural event for its new program called The Odyssey at GDC 2019 this week. This program is made to connect Intel with enthusiast users - gamers particularly, but other high-end hardware buyers, too. They got the opportunity to see the first Intel graphics card in a very brief set of slides.

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Disc-less Xbox One S release reportedly May as box art leaks

Disc-less Xbox One S release reportedly May as box art leaks

For at least a few months now, we've been hearing rumors of an upcoming all-digital Xbox One S. This rumored console is said to ship without a disc drive, which would essentially make it the entry-level machine for the Xbox One family. Today, we're getting a glimpse at what its box art could look like, along with a rumored launch date for the console.

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Razer Phone 3 report proves the gaming phone dream ain’t dead yet

Razer Phone 3 report proves the gaming phone dream ain’t dead yet

Where are all the gaming smartphones? The way some companies talked about them from late 2017 to early 2018, you'd think they were the next evolution of smartphones. Mobile gaming may still be one of the most lucrative markets yet but the phones that empower them aren't exactly the extraordinary devices that gaming-centric phones advertise themselves to be. Still, with the announcement of the Black Shark 2 and this new word on an upcoming Razer Phone 3, the idea of a dedicated phone for gaming is one that refuses to go silently into the night.

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Fortnite mobile voice chat returns, but only for Android

Fortnite mobile voice chat returns, but only for Android

Epic has been busy squashing various bugs in Fortnite, and amid the work comes a new announcement: voice chat has returned to the game on Android. According to the company, it has resolved the issues that were impacting mobile players on Android, but the feature still isn't available for iOS. The company hasn't clarified what issues were behind the performance trouble.

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FDA launches anti-smoking ‘One Leaves’ Xbox game for teens

FDA launches anti-smoking ‘One Leaves’ Xbox game for teens

The FDA teamed up with FCB New York, an advertising agency, to launch One Leaves, an anti-smoking Xbox and PC game targeted at teenagers. The game is offered under the tobacco prevention campaign "The Real Cost," and is part of an initiative discouraging teens from picking up the habit. Players are introduced to a horror storyline, one involving, of course, the death and diseases caused by smoking.

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All of the Switch games announced during today’s Nindies Showcase

All of the Switch games announced during today’s Nindies Showcase

Earlier today, Nintendo hosted another Nindies Showcase to announce some indie titles heading to the Switch soon. The presentation lasted around 30 minutes and covered a fair amount of ground, with a few very exciting announcements along the way. There's a lot to cover, so let's dive into all of the games that were revealed.

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Cadence of Hyrule brings Zelda and Link to Crypt of the Necrodancer

Cadence of Hyrule brings Zelda and Link to Crypt of the Necrodancer

Crypt of the Necrodancer is one of the most beloved indie games around, so it shouldn't be much of a surprise to hear that a follow-up was announced during today's Nindies Showcase. The nature of that follow-up might surprise you, though, as this game is set to feature characters from The Legend of Zelda. Cadence of Hyrule is the name of this new game, and it'll be arriving later this year on Switch.

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Cuphead is coming to Nintendo Switch next month

Cuphead is coming to Nintendo Switch next month

Nintendo kicked off its latest Nindies Showcase in a big way today. Right at the beginning of the show, Nintendo announced that Cuphead will be coming to the Switch. That's a surprising announcement in itself, as it seemed that Cuphead would remain a console exclusive on the Xbox One.

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