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Call of Duty: Mobile for iOS and Android revealed: beta starts soon

Call of Duty: Mobile for iOS and Android revealed: beta starts soon

Activision is preparing to launch a new mobile version of its hit game franchise Call of Duty. The new game, which is now available for 'pre-registration,' offers gamers iconic maps from various popular COD installments, as well as familiar weapons and gameplay. Players get access to Team Deathmatch, Free-for-All, Search and Destroy, and more on both iOS and Android.

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Fortnite mobile stability update: Some items may briefly disappear

Fortnite mobile stability update: Some items may briefly disappear

Epic Games has issued an update about the stability issues impacting its Fortnite mobile apps, explaining that work continues on fixing the problem. According to the company, players on mobile may notice some in-game items and features going offline temporarily while it investigates various issues. The news follows Epic's decision to temporarily disable voice chat on the iOS and Android versions of the game last week.

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Google Cloud for Gaming leaks point toward magnetism

Google Cloud for Gaming leaks point toward magnetism

We're less than a week away from a new Google gaming reveal that's most likely cloud-based, but don't let that fool you. We might well be right on the doorstep of a new sort of mobile device control. Not unlike what we've seen before in a TINY part of Google's big (small) first splash into VR, the control might be physical, rather than digital.

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Apex Legends season 1 Wild Frontier Battle Pass detailed

Apex Legends season 1 Wild Frontier Battle Pass detailed

The first season of Apex Legends kicks off tomorrow, and with it, the first Battle Pass for the game will go live. The Battle Pass for Apex Legends seem to work similarly to the ones in Fortnite - it costs 950 Apex Coins ($9.50), and allows players to unlock cosmetics and other items by playing the game. Electronic Arts and Respawn gave us an in-depth explanation of how the Battle Pass will work, so let's dive in.

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Another Nindies Showcase for Switch is happening this week

Another Nindies Showcase for Switch is happening this week

Nintendo has already done a fair bit to highlight the indie games heading to Switch this year, but it isn't quite finished yet. Today, the company announced another Nindies Showcase for the Switch, during which it will spend around 30 minutes talking about indie titles destined for the console in 2019. At 30 minutes long, it sounds like this presentation is going to cover a lot of ground.

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Apex Legends season 1 start date announced, Octane release confirmed

Apex Legends season 1 start date announced, Octane release confirmed

Ask any Apex Legends fan and they'll tell you that the wait for season 1 has been a frustrating one. From the very first day of the month, players have been speculating about a potential season 1 kick-off date, and all the while, Respawn has kept its lips mostly sealed. That all changed today, as Respawn and EA officially unveiled the start date for the first season of Apex Legends.

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Oculus Quest nabs Beat Saber as a launch title

Oculus Quest nabs Beat Saber as a launch title

Last year, Facebook revealed the Oculus Quest, a new standalone VR headset that falls somewhere between the Oculus Go and Oculus Rift. Essentially, the Quest is Oculus's attempt to take standalone VR to the next level after introducing an entry-level standalone headset in the Go. Today, Oculus is celebrating a pretty major win, as it announced at GDC that Beat Saber has been secured as a launch title for the Oculus Quest.

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Black Shark 2 wants to be an Android Nintendo Switch

Black Shark 2 wants to be an Android Nintendo Switch

The release of the gaming phone Black Shark 2 is upon us, despite the major lack of games to make the device worth the effort. Both Android and iOS have very few games that make use of any major amount of processor power in a smartphone or tablet, and the mobile gaming universe continues to be a stumbling block for the gaming industry as a whole. But that isn't about to stop the folks at Black Shark!

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1995 Star Wars: Dark Forces unofficially recreated in Unreal Engine

1995 Star Wars: Dark Forces unofficially recreated in Unreal Engine

Fans can be quite an interesting bunch. Depending on rabidity, they can be a force for good or a pain in the posterior. Some fans, however, have enough skill and knowledge to take things where their original creators would probably never tread. Like Jason Lewis, whose applies his expertise as Obsidian's senior environment artist to redo parts of a classic Star Wars game in Epic's Unreal Engine, giving it not just beauty but the feeling of a modern game that will never be.

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Android game development site goes live ahead of Google’s GDC talk

Android game development site goes live ahead of Google’s GDC talk

It seems that Google is really getting its game on with less than two days left before its grand GDC talk. While there have been many guesses already, it's still uncertain what exactly the tech giant will have to show the gaming world next week. All bets are, of course, on its Project Stream game streaming technology but, if this new landing page for Android game developers is any indication, it won't just be about that either.

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Epic Games Store isn’t spying but does scan Steam local cache

Epic Games Store isn’t spying but does scan Steam local cache

Epic Games almost started to become the shining beacon in the gaming industry with its launch of the very developer-friendly Epic Games Store. Thanks to its zeal to get developers and games onboard, however, it has started to be painted in a less favorable light. The latest controversy the game publisher has found itself in involves accusations of spying, for China even. The company naturally denies the admittedly flimsy association but does own up to peeking into the Steam data stored on PCs.

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Facebook leans into gaming with app’s new dedicated tab

Facebook leans into gaming with app’s new dedicated tab

For several years now, Facebook has attempted to strengthen its reputation as a gaming and streaming platform, desperately trying to catch up to leaders like Twitch and YouTube. The social network has made some bold moves in the past, including deals to broadcast some of the biggest games from Activision Blizzard, including Call of Duty and Overwatch, along with esports events. Its latest is updating the main app with a dedicated gaming tab.

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