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Sony patent for PS5 could eliminate loading screens altogether

Game developers have found ways to mask loading screens in clever ways and a new Sony patent for the PS5 could take it another step. This patent continuation shares a method that changes how we experience the moment-to-moment traversal in next-generation video games.
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343 Industries says first beta for Halo: Reach on PC will be next week

After an unfortunate delay, 343 Industries is following through on its promise to send out beta invites for Halo: Reach on PC. Next week, if all goes according to plan, a small subsection of PC gamers will be getting the first taste of Halo: The Master Chief Collection on PC.
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Xbox head confirms one version of Project Scarlett in development

Old statements from Microsoft execs have people wondering if multiple versions of the next Xbox console are in the works. Xbox head Phil Spencer confirmed in an interview that, in fact, only one Project Scarlett is being developed for the next generation of home console gaming.
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EA confirms it’s still considering its own game streaming platform

Google Stadia's launch titles featuring a lot of heavy-hitters across the industry but none from EA, yet. EA exec Mike Blank says that the company is still weighing the option of releasing its own cloud gaming platform and sees a space for complementary and competing services.
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Mobile AR game Harry Potter: Wizards Unite live on iOS and Android a day early

If you've been waiting patiently to transform the world around you into the wizarding world featured in the Harry Potter franchise, you can do so a day early. Android and iOS mobile gamers now have access to Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, the game from the creators of Pokemon Go.
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The ESPYs will include a Best Esports Moment category for the first time

For the first time, esports will be recognized alongside global sports at the 2019 ESPYs as a new category. The Best Esports Moment category, introduced alongside four other new categories, features SonicFox, Cloud9, Team Liquid, Astralis, Invictus, and Spitfire as nominees.
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Battle to be the best plumber in the 75-player, fan-made Mario Royale

If you want a little taste of what it'll be like playing Super Mario Maker 2 later this month, a fan has made a 75-player battle royale. In it, players race to finish all the levels in a random world while avoiding obstacles and hazards. You only have one life and the fastest Mario wins.
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Nvidia rumored to be working on Google Stadia support for the Shield

A new version of the Nvidia Shield is in development but a specific report has surfaced claiming that a new version will be launching later in the year alongside and with support for Google Stadia. The Nvidia Shield TV supports the GeForce Now cloud gaming platform, which is a direct competitor to Stadia.
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You can buy a Google Stadia controller now, but it won’t grant you access to play

The Google Stadia controller is now available for purchase separate from the founder's bundle, but that's not all you'll need to get playing in 2019. Grab this controller if you want to play your founder's pack with a friend or if a friend handed over one of the three-month buddy passes to you.
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PS5 rumored to be more powerful than Xbox’s Project Scarlett

A rumor claiming that the PlayStation 5 will be more powerful than Xbox's Project Scarlett surfaced before the official reveal at the Xbox E3 2019 briefing. We've not seen either console yet but know a few of the components, so let's compare and see which is better right now.
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Ghost Recon Breakpoint courts content creators with Delta Company

Ghost Recon Breakpoint launches later this year and the developers are setting the stage for community engagement with the newly revealed Delta Company. The platform will provide resources for content creators, streamers, tournament organizes, and community managers.
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Breath of the Wild gets a sequel, Animal Crossing: New Horizons delayed

Nintendo's Direct livestream for E3 2019 was filled with rapid-fire announcements. A new Zelda game was teased, No More Heroes 3 was announced, Banjo-Kazooie and Dragon Quest 11's hero join Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, the Panzer Dragoon franchise returns, and more.
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Marvel’s Avengers is a multiplayer action game that unravels over multiple years

Square Enix revealed the first game that is a result of a partnership with Marvel started in 2017 and it is called Marvel's Avengers. The co-op action game is being developed by Crystal Dynamics and will unfold over multiple years with free playable characters and regions.
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Outriders is the new third-person shooter from the developers behind Bulletstorm

Square Enix's E3 2019 showcase was filled to the brim with JRPGs, but a new project from the developers behind Bulletstorm changed up the pace a bit. The original game is a third-person co-op shooter for up to three players, and it will launch in 2020.
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Final Fantasy 7 Remakes offers real-time combat, a play on turn-based commands

The release date for Final Fantasy 7 Remake is set in stone, so Square Enix used its showcase at the E3 conference to explain how combat blends real-time fighting with turn-based commands. Viewers were then treated to looks at new areas, vehicle combat, new characters, and more.
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Ubisoft’s new Uplay+ PC gaming subscription service will work with Google Stadia

Ubisoft revealed a monthly Uplay subscription service dedicated to PC gamers that will include premium editions of games, early access, and select releases at launch. If you don't have the PC to run these games, you'll be able to access the subscription with Google Stadia.
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Watch Dogs Legion allows players to control any citizen they see in London

During Ubisoft's E3 2019 conference, viewers were treated to a look at gameplay for Watch Dogs Legion. Building a roster of unique characters is the goal and we witnessed three very different people work to recruit a fourth. Watch Dogs Legion will launch in 2020.
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Final Fantasy 7 Remake release date set, launches first for PS4

Ahead of Square Enix's E3 2019 conference, the release date for Final Fantasy 7 Remake was revealed and it will arrive early for PS4 players. Interestingly, there's no mention of game consisting of multiple episodes but the synopsis reads almost exactly the same as the summary for the original game.
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Bethesda’s Orion reveal points to an industrywide shift to cloud gaming

Sony and Microsoft have both revealed cloud gaming initiatives in response to Google Stadia and Bethesda is getting into the mix but not as competition. Bethesda revealed Orion, a collection of tech patents focused on improving cloud gaming no matter what platform is being used.
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Bethesda reveals Ghostwire Tokyo, a horror game from The Evil Within devs

A couple of new IPs were revealed during the Bethesda conference at E3 2019 and one is coming from the studio behind the survival horror series The Evil Within. The new game is an action-adventure called Ghostwire Tokyo where players will face off against the supernatural beings.
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Xbox Project Scarlett launches Holiday 2020 with Halo Infinite

fMicrosoft officially got the ball rolling with premieres, updates, and a few surprises during the Xbox briefing. Near the end, the company set the stage for next-gen home console gaming by revealing hardware details for Project Scarlett and a 2020 release window alongside Halo Infinite.
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Gears of War 5 Escape mode revealed at Xbox E3 briefing, release date set

Gears of War 5 launches in late 2019 and one of the game's developers took the stage during the Xbox E3 briefing to shed some light on the new title. The new co-op Escape mode was teased and there will be a couple of opportunities before launch where players can test the game out.
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Cyberpunk 2077 release date announced, Keanu Reeves to play a character in game

The wait to learn Cyberpunk 2077's release date is over. A cinematic trailer was shown during the Xbox briefing before introducing a character played by Keanu Reeves. Reeves himself then took the stage to introduce a quick gameplay trailer that showed the 2020 release date for the open-world RPG.
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Sony is planning cross-generation gameplay between PS4 and PS5

Cross-play and cross-saves are all the rage with gamers these days and Sony could embrace the ideal to ease the transition into the next generation. In an interview, PlayStation CEO Jim Ryan shared that Sony is planning to offer cross-generational gameplay between the PS4 and PS5.
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Playing Google Stadia in 2019 requires a bundle purchase, not just a controller

Google Stadia's launch games have been revealed but how will gamers access the cloud gaming platform? There are two ways to play Stadia: The free Base version and Pro, which requires a monthly subscription. Google also revealed a founder's pack for early adopters that are ready to pull the trigger.
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Google Stadia launch games include The Division 2, Destiny 2, Elder Scrolls MMO

Right on the doorstep of E3 2019, Google revealed a bunch of the games coming to the Google Stadia platform. There are the usual suspects like Destiny 2, The Division 2, and the recently announced Ghost Recon Breakpoint. There are also a couple of surprises like Larian Studios' Baldur's Gate 3.
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Rumored Fable 4 story features time travel, a new planet, and more

Fable 4 was mentioned in our prediction for games that will be revealed during Microsoft’s Xbox conference at E3 2019 and some new info for this rumored sequel has surfaced. The story in Fable 4 may feature time travel, a new planet, and town building. The popular character Jack of Blades may also return.
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Destiny 2 reportedly coming to Google Stadia, with cross saves also on the way

We're due for a major Google Stadia update this week but, as is customary in the weeks before E3, the development team has sprung a leak. Multiple sources claim Destiny 2 is one of Stadia's launch games and that it will feature cross saves for players on other platforms.
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Pokémon Sword and Shield to feature gigantic monsters and raid battles

After the Pokémon press conference introduced some original upcoming takes on the Pokémon brand, Wednesday's Nintendo Direct showed us what the eighth generation of the main series will look like on Nintendo Switch. The stream showed us a gym leader, the region's champion, a handful of new Pokémon, and more.
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Eau de Xbox: Lynx creates a lineup of gaming-themed personal care products

Microsoft is partnering up with Lynx, the company behind Axe personal products, for a lineup of hygiene items with an Xbox theme. The Xbox-green items included are deodorant, shower gel, and body spray. The Xbox scent features notes of mint, sage, and patchouli.
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Shadowkeep expansion leak takes Destiny 2 players back to the moon

Dataminers have unearthed the expansion Bungie was set to reveal this week, the first major reveal since the split with Activision. Shadowkeep takes Destiny 2 players back to the moon to enter a citadel and face off against enemies descending on the lunar surface.
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Ikea creates lineup of 3D-printed accessibility accessories for gamers

Unyq, a company that specializes in 3D-printed medical wearables, is partnering with Ikea for a collection of accessibility-centered accessories for gamers. The lineup includes a mouse bungee, textured keycaps, and a biometric wristband that be customized via a scan of a person's hand.
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Minecraft Earth gameplay debuts at WWDC with augmented reality build

During Apple's WWDC event, Mojang was given a moment to shine on stage. Two Mojang staff members grabbed their smartphones and debuted the augmented reality gameplay for Minecraft Earth, showing off building skills, multiplayer interaction, and more.
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Apple Arcade to support both Xbox One and PS4 controllers

Apple kicked off WWDC 2019 today with a special livestream event, sharing deep dives into new updates to Apple Watch, Mac, and more. Early on, Apple revealed some new information regarding Apple Arcade; the PS4 Dualshock 4 and Xbox One gamepads will be supported on the platform.