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Helicopters are coming to Microsoft Flight Simulator, but there’s bad news

Helicopters are coming to Microsoft Flight Simulator, but there’s bad news

As the name suggests, Microsoft Flight Simulator is all about flying, but thus far, that's been limited to flying in planes. While there's a wide range of planes available in Microsoft Flight Simulator, from small single-engine planes like the Cessna 172 to massive passenger airliners like the Boeing 747-8, we're still limited to flying planes at the end of the day. Thankfully, it appears that's all changing next year, as Asobo Studio has confirmed that helicopters are coming to the game.

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Fortnite’s next big update will bring Preferred Item Slots for auto-sorting

Fortnite’s next big update will bring Preferred Item Slots for auto-sorting

On Friday, Epic revealed an upcoming feature through one of its less popular Twitter accounts: Preferred Item Slots. With this new feature, players will no longer have to manually change the location of items in their inventory by instead setting their preferences ahead of time and letting the game automatically sort the items when they're picked up.

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With video games into its fray, Netflix may pierce through competition

With video games into its fray, Netflix may pierce through competition

Netflix is already at the top of the line when we talk of streaming entertainment services across the globe. It enjoys a massive community of more than 200 million users, although it may seem a big number, Netflix has been underperforming by its own standards, in terms of new subscribers added to the platform during the last couple of years.

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Minecraft Minions DLC arrives with Gru, villains, and a ton of outfits

Minecraft Minions DLC arrives with Gru, villains, and a ton of outfits

Minions, the annoying yellow creatures that first appeared in Despicable Me and soon took over to become their own franchise, have arrived in Minecraft. The content is available via the Minions x Minecraft DLC, an optional game add-on available in the Minecraft Marketplace.

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Pokemon GO Fest 2021 start times and rundown in kickoff videos

Pokemon GO Fest 2021 start times and rundown in kickoff videos

This weekend starts Pokemon GO Fest 2021, with all sorts of celebratory events and happenings therein. The game Pokemon GO started approximately 5 years ago, making this the official fifth anniversary event, and the biggest Pokemon GO event of the year. With the start of the event series, Niantic CEO John Hanke presented a video welcoming everyone to the party and another "podcast" was released by the company to start the event off right.

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Ubisoft smacks Riders Republic and Rainbow Six Extraction with bad news

Ubisoft smacks Riders Republic and Rainbow Six Extraction with bad news

If you were looking forward to either Riders Republic or Rainbox Six Extraction, then you'll want to settle in because the wait for both just got longer today. Ubisoft announced delays for both titles today, moving back two of its most anticipated games of the year. Thankfully, the delay for Riders Republic isn't a huge one, but the same can't exactly be said for Rainbox Six Extraction.

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Steam Deck reservations were a disaster

Steam Deck reservations were a disaster

Steam Deck reservations opened at the top of the hour, and if you were expecting Steam to buckle under the rush of people looking to reserve one, your expectations were right on the money. Unfortunately, many of those looking to reserve a Steam Deck were greeted by a number of issues, whether they saw the same error messages over and over again, fell victim to a laggy checkout process, or even had their accounts locked for trying to make too many purchases in too short a window of time.

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Steam Deck reservations open today: Why Valve may not sell you one

Steam Deck reservations open today: Why Valve may not sell you one

After announcing the Steam Deck yesterday, Valve is wasting little time opening up reservations for the handheld PC gaming device. Reservations are opening later today for the first batch of Steam Decks that will be available in December 2021. Here we'll tell you not only how to reserve one, but also what you should know before reserving.

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Valve boss says ‘very aggressive’ Steam Deck pricing was ‘painful’

Valve boss says ‘very aggressive’ Steam Deck pricing was ‘painful’

Yesterday, Valve revealed the Steam Deck, a handheld gaming PC that is meant primarily for playing Steam games on the go. In its announcement, Valve confirmed that the Steam Deck will use a custom AMD Zen 2 CPU and a discrete RDNA 2 GPU, yet announced a starting price point of $399. That's a pretty low price to pay to get into PC gaming, and it seems that Valve is going to feel it, as Gabe Newell has described that pricing as "very aggressive" and "painful."

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Gundam Evolution trailer delivers 6v6 PvP FPS action at last: What took so long?

Gundam Evolution trailer delivers 6v6 PvP FPS action at last: What took so long?

Over the past decade, Esports exploded and games like Overwatch and DOTA 2 sat at the center of high-end spectator-friendly action. PvP games of all sorts have been popular since the internet made it possible to play with friends from home, and since the dawn of the mech, folks around the world have dreamt of commanding their own battle bot. What's taken Bandai Namco so long to put all the pieces together?

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New Star Wars games at EA Play Live? Don’t get your hopes up

New Star Wars games at EA Play Live? Don’t get your hopes up

After giving E3 2021 the cold shoulder earlier this year, Electronic Arts is about to host its own gaming get-together. Next week, EA will host EA Play Live, an event where it will showcase many of its upcoming games. EA has been fairly tight-lipped about what to expect from the show, but it has told us about some franchises that won't be there. Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on how you feel about EA's work with this franchise), it seems that Star Wars won't be on tap.

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Pokemon GO Fest code leak shows major fan favorite Mythical release

Pokemon GO Fest code leak shows major fan favorite Mythical release

Intrepid seekers of future data looked at codes delivered with the latest version of Pokemon GO this week and found some secrets. Early peeks at updates to the game can be found if a person knows where to look - and this week's update to the game included a DOOZY of a leak as such. At this point we're going to issue a SPOILER ALERT for those of you who wish to remain excited and surprised by what's coming next.

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