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Game Stack Turns Microsoft's Data Centers Into Game Development Platforms

Game Stack Turns Microsoft's Data Centers Into Game Development Platforms

Stadia was introduced as both a game streaming service and a game development platform hosted in Google's data centers. In a previous article, I noted that this combination set Stadia apart from Microsoft's xCloud which is all about streaming games.

by Staff Reporter

How Baptiste, Brigitte, Genji, And Other Overwatch Heroes Got Made

How Baptiste, Brigitte, Genji, And Other Overwatch Heroes Got Made

The hero Baptiste is getting a ton of love in Overwatch right now: Blizzard Entertainment has given the support character a short story and a special skin for the Baptiste Reunion Challenge, which ends Monday. In honor of Overwatch's 30th hero, I caught up with principal game designer Geoff Goodman and lead writer Michael Chu to talk about exactly how these characters come to life.

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'Fortnite' Fortbyte #67 Location: Accessible By Flying The Retaliator Glider Through The Rings Under The Southern Most Sky Platform

'Fortnite' Fortbyte #67 Location: Accessible By Flying The Retaliator Glider Through The Rings Under The Southern Most Sky Platform

Fortbyte #67 is "Accessible by Flying the Retaliator Glider through the rings under the southernmost Sky Platform" which, yeah, that's almost too long to put in a headline but I did it anyway!

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Earn Rewards In 'Elder Scrolls Online' For Being Bad Or Playing 'The Elder Scrolls: Legends'

Earn Rewards In 'Elder Scrolls Online' For Being Bad Or Playing 'The Elder Scrolls: Legends'

While most adventurers try to make an honest living by helping those in need and slaying dangerous beasts for valuable treasures, there is a conniving underbelly in Tamriel that's overflowing with stealthy, sneaky, and sinister individuals. I'm speaking of course about the Thieves Guild and the Dark Brotherhood in Elder Scrolls Online, two of the most iconic and beloved factions in all of The Elder Scrolls.

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Warning to Trump by Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo

Sony, Microsoft And Nintendo Send Tariff Warning To Trump Administration

A new round of proposed tariffs from the Trump administration could have disastrous impacts on the video game industry, console manufacturers Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo warned in a recent letter.

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Dr. Disrespect Prepping For Comeback Stream After Brief Two-Week Twitch Ban

Dr. Disrespect Prepping For Comeback Stream After Brief Two-Week Twitch Ban

Two weeks ago, Guy "Dr. Disrespect" Beahm was banned from Twitch for streaming inside the bathrooms at E3 in violation of state law.

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'Destiny 2' Servers Are Offline For Extended Maintenance: Here's When They Come Back Up

'Destiny 2' Servers Are Offline For Extended Maintenance: Here's When They Come Back Up

I was planning on tying up some loose ends in the armory today, but it looks like I'm just going to have to wait. The same is true for anyone here to play Destiny 2, because the servers are going through some extended downtime to make backend changes that look towards the future.

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Is Destiny 2’s Heroic Menagerie Worth The Trouble?

Is Destiny 2’s Heroic Menagerie Worth The Trouble?

This week, Destiny 2 released a heroic version of the Menagerie which requires you to find your own fireteam and unlike the original, does have fail states which can kick you back to orbit.

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Where's The Hidden Battle Star In The Loading Screen:  'Fortnite' Season 9, Week 8 ?

Where's The Hidden Battle Star In The Loading Screen: 'Fortnite' Season 9, Week 8 ?

All season long Fortnite has been putting out loading screens every week as the reward for completing a full set of challenges. That's nothing new, but what is new is that instead of alternating between battle stars and banners, they're alternating between battle stars and Fortbytes. Here for the week 8 loading screen, we are back to a Fortbyte instead of a battle star.

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Here's What People Are Getting Wrong About Game Streaming, Microsoft Or Google

Here's What People Are Getting Wrong About Game Streaming, Microsoft Or Google

I've noticed an image traveling around whenever we talk about game streaming, whether it's with Project xCloud, Google Stadia, or whatever unnamed services we have yet to see.

by Staff Reporter

About Hitting A Wall In 'The Division 2' Ice T Expresses A Common Complaint

About Hitting A Wall In 'The Division 2' Ice T Expresses A Common Complaint

Ice T is a big gamer, and has frequently posted about his time playing The Division 2. He was a day one raider on console, but it is now clear that he never ended up beating it (like most console players), and now at 500 Gearscore he's "beat the breaks off this game" which I assume means he's done pretty much all he feels like he can do with it.

by Staff Reporter

There's Something Off About The 'Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order' Gameplay Demo

There's Something Off About The 'Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order' Gameplay Demo

With E3 2019 behind us, it's time to reflect on the various games shown off in Los Angeles last week. One of the game's I've been looking forward to most this year has been Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order.

by Staff Reporter

What A Mess This Game Streaming Era Will Be Google Stadia And Ubisoft Show

What A Mess This Game Streaming Era Will Be Google Stadia And Ubisoft Show

One of the main themes this E3, besides surprise celebrity cameos on stage, has been the advent of game streaming. Google held their own Stadia

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Pricing, Internet Speed Requirements And All The Confirmed Games, Google Stadia

Pricing, Internet Speed Requirements And All The Confirmed Games, Google Stadia

Google Stadia is coming, and it's either going to totally rewrite the gaming industry or, you know, not. Google revealed its ambitious new game streaming project

by Staff Reporter

For 'personal issues' Game of Thrones' star Kit Harington checks into wellness retreat

For 'Personal Issues' Game of Thrones' star Kit Harington Checks Into Wellness Retreat

Harington's representative, Marianna Shafran, confirmed to USA TODAY that the British actor, 32, is taking time away from the spotlight to work on "some personal issues

by Staff Reporter

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