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[ad_1] Microsoft is reportedly working on a “direct browser-based solution” that will allow it to bring its cloud gaming service, previously known as Project xCloud, to iOS and iPadOS devices in 2021.As reported by Business Insider and The Verge, Xbox head Phil Spencer revealed the news during a “recent internal all-hands meeting.” He stated “we absolutely will end up on iOS. We’ll end up on iPhones, and iPads with Game Pass.”The newly announced Amazon Luna may hint at Xbox’s alleged plan, in that it will bypass Apple’s App Store by being playable through the iOS Safari browser and will not…

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[ad_1] A massive war began in Eve Online in early July, pitting some of the game’s most powerful groups against one another. So far it’s been a slow burn, with multiple medium-sized engagements all over the spacefaring game’s southwestern sectors. On Sunday, the stakes rose considerably when a total of 8,825 players showed up for the single largest battle in the massively multiplayer game’s nearly 18-year history. When the smoke cleared, the faction known as Goonswarm was triumphant. But players tell Polygon that the war is far from over. World War Bee 2 is an all-out assault against Goonswarm, a…

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[ad_1] It began with a dog and an onion. Sure, NanaOn-Sha’s PaRappa the Rapper wasn’t the first video game to demand players sync button presses to a basic beat via on-screen prompts. For instance, the early Bandai dance mat peripheral-based game Aerobics Studio – a primitive NES precursor to the likes of Konami’s Dance Dance Revolution – was first released in Japan in 1987 and handily pre-dates PaRappa. It wasn’t the first to intrinsically weave music into the core of the game itself, either, as anyone who had the misfortune of, say, waking up during 1992 and unwrapping a copy…

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[ad_1] Hey Xbox Insiders! We have a new Xbox One update preview coming to the Beta ring. It’s important we note that some updates made in these preview OS builds include background improvements that ensure a quality and stable build for Xbox One. We continue to post these release notes, even when the noticeable changes to the UI are minimal, so you’re aware when updates are coming to your device. Details can be found below! System Update Details: OS version released: RS_XBOX_RELEASE_201019041.4975.201008-0000 Available: 6 p.m. PT – October 8, 2020 Mandatory: 3 a.m. PT – October 9, 2020 Fixes Implemented…

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[ad_1] Award-winning game designer Sam Barlow is cooking up a pitch for a spiritual successor to Silent Hill: Shattered Memories, which he served as lead designer and writer on in 2009. However, the pitch will not be for Konami nor will it use the Silent Hill IP.Barlow, who is best known for his award-winning games like Her Story and Telling Lies, teased on Twitter that he’s working on a pitch for a Shattered Memories follow-up. Speaking to IGN, Barlow clarified exactly what this pitch entails. “[W]e have a game we’re looking to make which is very much ‘what was special…

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[ad_1] As a part of this year’s all-digital New York Comic Con experience, Polygon had the chance to sit down with the masterminds behind Star Wars: The High Republic, to pick their brains about what comes next for the Star Wars universe. Previously teased as the mysterious Project Luminous, the new era of Star Wars storytelling is on its way in 2021. And in the video above, the story architects of Star Wars: The High Republic as they introduce the heroes of a brand new saga, set centuries before the Skywalker saga, and reveal details of the central event that…

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[ad_1] Lucasfilm’s fresh new era of the Star Wars franchise, The High Republic, will give fans a peek into the galaxy before the prequels — some 200 years before the events of The Phantom Menace and the Skywalker Saga. It’s a very different time period for the Jedi, where the Force-wielding, lightsaber-spinning guardians of peace and justice serve as a kind of Knights of the Round Table for the galaxy. In a series of Star Wars: The High Republic books, ranging from young adult fare to comics to novels for a more mature audience, fans will be introduced to a…

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[ad_1] Xbox boss Phil Spencer has said that he and Microsoft want to bring xCloud to Xbox consoles and PC, but that it is “just a bit further down” a long list of “cool things the xCloud team is working on”.Talking to a fan on Twitter, who quote-tweeted a post from Insider’s Ben Gilbert questioning why Xbox Game Pass doesn’t stream to consoles and PCs, Spencer clarified that the xCloud team does intend to bring the streaming service to console and PC. Yes, we want to do this. It’s in the long list of cool things the xCloud team is…

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[ad_1] Move over, Picard: it’s Janeway’s turn. In a surprising end-of-panel addition to his allotted hour during the first day of the 2020 NYCC Metaverse, Star Trek majordomo Alex Kurtzman, reporting from what looked like a guest bedroom, reflected back to the 2018 Star Trek Las Vegas convention. That was where Patrick Stewart gave heart attacks to fans with the stunning announcement that he’d be returning to the franchise with Star Trek: Picard. Though it all had to be done virtually, Kate Mulgrew appeared to do something similar. Captain Janeway (though maybe Admiral Janeway?) is back. At least in animated…

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