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A young chess grandmaster leads the game of kings to a glorious future on Twitch

Chess, an ancient game relegated to a board and pieces, has found astounding new life online as one of the hottest properties on streaming service Twitch.
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Patricia Summersett, the voice of Zelda, talks voice acting’s pitfalls and perks

Patricia Summersett is a voice actress perhaps best known as the voice of Princess Zelda in Breath of the Wild. This is her story.
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Here’s how to vote in this year’s Golden Joystick Awards

The 2020 Golden Joystick Awards organizers have announced that voting is now open. The ceremony is going to be fully digital due to COVID-19 restrictions.
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Controversial shooting game Postal is coming to Nintendo Switch

On of the most controversial video game franchises of all time, Postal, is getting a port on the Nintendo Switch.
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Untitled Goose Game’s co-op update takes flight

The popular Untitled Goose Game just got an update featuring a new goose to help in the mayhem. The new update goes live on September 23.
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Blizzard will host BlizzConline, an online-only BlizzCon for 2021

Blizzard has announced the return of BlizzCon with BlizzConline, an online only event set for next year.
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Standout games from the Game Devs of Color Expo

The Game Devs of Color Expo is happening this weekend, and here are some of the standout titles from developers involved in the event.
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Here’s everything announced in the latest Nintendo Direct Mini

Nintendo held a Direct Mini on September 16 highlighting third-party games from partners. Here's a roundup of all the games shown.
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How to watch the September Nintendo Direct

Nintendo is holding a livestream event to showcase upcoming third-party titles coming to the Switch console in the near future.
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Sony denies production issues with PS5 release

Sony issued a stern denial that it was having problems with PS5 production after Bloomberg released a report saying there were definite issues with it.
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Minecraft Dungeons is getting touch controls for Android launch

Microsoft announced that as part of the launch for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, it's releasing a version of Minecraft Dungeons for mobile Android devices.
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The Trevor Project adds new anti-suicide clothes in Animal Crossing

The Trevor Project, an anti-suicide organization for LGBTQ+ youth, has released a set of clothing to raise awareness about the issue of suicide.
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PlayStation turns 25: A look back at the console’s biggest moments

The first PlayStation was released in the middle of the 1990s, and it changed the way we look at gaming forever. Here are some of the console's best moments.
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Hacked Call of Duty: Warzone players getting locked out of their own accounts

Hackers are stealing player's accounts in Warzone, and then extorting the owners by asking them to pay a ransom in Bitcoin to regain access to their accounts
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PUBG Mobile is cracking down on cheating with new update

PUBG Mobile developers have implemented a number of new security measures meant to stop cheating and make the game a more enjoyable experience for players
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More than 20 games are coming to Xbox next week

There are a number of new games coming out for the Xbox this week, including expansions to The Outer Worlds and the Sims 4. There's also some indie games.
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How Fall Guys went from playground whimsy to the summer’s smash hit

Fall Guys strikes the right combination of wobbly and fun, a feat that Mediatonic developers say wasn't easy to pull off.
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Fall Guys is adding a huge new in-game disrupter to shake things up

Fall Guys announced a big new item that's going to spawn randomly in levels and cause large amounts of chaos with its character-flinging abilities.
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You can now display Biden campaign signs in Animal Crossing

The Joe Biden presidential campaign has teamed up with Nintendo's Animal Crossing to allow for the display of Joe Biden yard signs in the bestselling game
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Fortnite adds Black Panther tribute statue in game

A Black Panther statue has appeared in Fortnite, and players are using it as a chance to pay tribute to late actor Chadwick Boseman and his iconic character.
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Here are the best video game releases for August 2020

There are some hidden video game gems that came out in August, including a PC port of Horizon Zero Dawn and a reimagining of Battletoads, a classic 90s title.
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343 Industries hires a Halo vet to finish Infinite campaign

Joseph Staten, a veteran of the Halo series, recently joined the 343 Industries Halo team to help finish the Halo Infinite campaign to meet a 2021 release date.
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A new Pokémon Go-like, monster-hunting Witcher game is coming to mobile

CD Projekt Red announced a game based in The Witcher Universe for mobile phones that allows for monster hunting in augmented reality for Android and iOS.

Microsoft’s The Initiative studio hires top talent from Bungie, Crystal Dynamics

While Microsoft's The Initiative gaming studio has yet to announce a single video game, it continues to hire top tier talent from the gaming world to work there
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Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 is coming to consoles

Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 is coming to both the Xbox One and the Xbox Series X, according to the game developer.
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Amazon’s Big Summer Sale has some great deals on video games

Amazon is running a summer sale through September 7, and it features a number of heavily discounted video game titles and accessories, such as console games.
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Kids are being exposed to adult images and simulated sex in Roblox

Roblox, an online game creation platform, has come under fire for so-called condo games, which contain adult situations. Roblox said it's aware of the issue.
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Nintendo’s ‘Share The Fun’ sale knocks 50 percent off select Switch games

Nintendo is running a 10-day-sale that features multiplayer games like Cuphead and ARMS, with some discounts up to 50 percent off.
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Deathloop is latest victim of coronavirus-related gaming delays

Deathloop, the follow-up to Dishonored and Prey from Arkane Studios, has been delayed due to the pandemic and won't be released until at least 2021.
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Here are the highlights from today’s Nintendo Indie World

Nintendo held its Indie Games Showcase Stream and featured more than 20 new indie games for the Nintendo Switch, many of which are now available.
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Apple files a patent for on-demand cloud gaming services

Apple recently filed a patent for an on-demand 5G cloud gaming service that could be similar in scope to Google Stadia, Xbox Game Pass, or PlayStation Now.
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EA rebrands its subscription services as EA Play

In a move to rebrand and combine two services, EA is renaming EA Access and Origins Access to EA Play, just as the company prepares to add the service to Steam.
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Injustice 2 and NASCAR Heat 5 are free to play on Xbox this weekend

Microsoft is letting Xbox users play both NASCAR Heat 5 and Injustice 2 for free all weekend. There's also an option to purchase the game at a discounted rate.
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Popular streamer Shroud goes back to Twitch, signs exclusive deal

Popular streamer Shroud has signed an exclusive contract with Twitch, where he has more than 7 million followers. He said he's going to reimagine his brand.