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Travis Scott made $20 million from his Fortnite performance

By Patrick Dane, Wednesday, 2 December 2020 13:03 GMT Travis Scott apparently made serious bank for his Fortnite live event.Hip-hop artist Travis Scott apparently walked away from his live-event performance in Fortnite earlier this year with a huge profit.According to a source speaking to Forbes – via GamesIndustry.biz – Scott made around $20 million from the performance, including merchandise. This is in stark contrast to how much the singer made at physical performances. Scott’s Astroworld tour maxed out at $1.7 million in a single night. The entire tour, which spanned 9 months, made $53.5 million.What’s more, Scott reportedly netted a…

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Control is coming to Xbox Game Pass on December 3

After teasing Control earlier today, Microsoft has announced the game is coming to Xbox Game Pass on December 3.Control will be available for Android and console through Xbox Game Pass.Also coming to the service on the same day is Haven for PC and console, and Rage 2 for Android.The same day, you can also expect Slime Ranger for Android and console,  and Va-11 Hall-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action for PC.December 3 is a busy day, as it also includes the release of Yes, Your Grace on the service of Android, console, and PC.On December 4, Dragon Quest 11 S: Echoes of an Elusive Age –…

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Control and more coming to Xbox Game Pass

After teasing Control earlier today, Microsoft has announced the game is coming to Xbox Game Pass on December 3.Control will be available for Android and console through Xbox Game Pass.Also coming to the service on the same day is Haven for PC and console, and Rage 2 for Android.The same day, you can also expect Slime Ranger for Android and console,  and Va-11 Hall-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action for PC.December 3 is a busy day, as it also includes the release of Yes, Your Grace on the service of Android, console, and PC, and Doom Eternal for PC.On December 4, Dragon Quest 11 S: Echoes…

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Pokemon originally discovered in Kalos are coming to Pokemon Go with a special event

Pokemon originally discovered in Kanto, Johto, Hoenn, Sinnoh, Unova, Alola, and Galar have appeared in Pokemon Go.Starting today, Pokemon originally discovered in Kalos will also be appearing in Pokemon Go.To celebrate the arrival, you’ll be able to take part in a special event starting tomorrow, December 2 at 10am local time, and running through December 8 at 10pm local time.During this time, Chespin, Fennekin, Froakie, Bunnelby, Fletchling, Litleo, and Noibat will be appearing more frequently in the wild.In addition, Klefki will be appearing in the wild only in France. These Pokemon will be appearing in the wild after the event…

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SaGa Frontier Remastered coming to consoles and PC in 2021

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 29 November 2020 16:47 GMT SaGa Frontier Remastered is coming to PS4, Nintendo Switch, Steam, iOS, and Android ‘mid-2020’, Square Enix has announced.SaGa Frontier Remastered, Square Enix’s rerelease of the 1998 PlayStation RPG classic, is set to hit mobile, console, and PC next year.Complete with updated graphics, events, cutscenes, enhancements – alongside an all-new protagonist – the release of the remaster will bring the title to fans in Europe for the first time in its history.How these new events and features will be rolled into the scenario exactly remains to be seen, but the trailer below…

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Best VPN deals this Black Friday 2020

By Henry Stockdale, Wednesday, 25 November 2020 17:04 GMT We’re only two days away from Black Friday at this point and if you’ve been looking to find a VPN deal, there’s never been a better time. We’re seeing big discounts across all the big providers, including NordVPN, ExpressVPN, Surfshark and plenty more, going as high as 83% off annual plans.For the unfamiliar, VPNs offer several benefits for your PC or smartphone that makes them a worthy investment. This includes greater browsing anonymity, remote access, enhanced security and bypassing online filters, allowing you to access region blocked services like another country’s…

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Pokemon Go temporary bonuses are back until June 2021

By Stephany Nunneley, Friday, 20 November 2020 17:48 GMT Niantic is bringing back certain temporary bonuses to Pokemon Go.To continue adapting to the changing global environment, and in response to the situation becoming more difficult for many players due to COVID-19, Niantic is bringing back certain bonuses to Pokemon Go.According to Niantic, incense effectiveness in Pokemon Go will be increased, now attracting Pokemon more often.Buddy Pokemon will now bring you more Gifts each day, up to five gifts at once and up to three times a day.These bonuses are temporary, but they will remain in the game at a minimum…

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Lil Nas X is holding a concert experience in Roblox tonight

By Patrick Dane, Saturday, 14 November 2020 10:00 GMT The Old Town Road rapper will be taking to the ever-popular cuboid game.Lil Nas X will be holding a concert in Roblox tonight, bringing an unlikely creative partnership to fruition. The concert will see the musician perform a handful of songs, but also his new track, ‘Holiday’.As Covid-19 continues to affect the world, concerts and live-performances are becoming rarer and rarer. Impossible in fact, at least in their traditional form. This has seen musicians getting creative. Several have turned to video games, creating huge events both for the performer and the…

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Epic may be looking to introduce a monthly subscription to Fortnite

By Alex Calvin, Tuesday, 10 November 2020 14:42 GMT Epic Games is apparently looking into the possibility of a monthly subscription for Fortnite.As spotted by Twitter user Firemonkey, the studio is sending out a survey asking Fortnite players for their feedback on some marketing creative for this new scheme, dubbed the Monthly Crew Pack.Signing up for this means players will receive Fortnite’s Battle Pass, a new outfit that will later be sold to non-subscribers and 1,000 of the V-Bucks in-game currency each month. Epic is also asking respondents whether they’d pay $15.99 for this package.Since its launch back in 2017,…

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You can play this amazing Disco Elysium Game Boy port on PC or mobile

In celebration of Disco Elysium‘s first anniversary, an enterprising fan has remade part of the game in a nostalgic Game Boy style.If you’re wondering when the game will arrive on Switch or other consoles, this might help you endure the wait.The impressive fan-made port is best experienced on an actual Game Boy – and the game actually runs on the hardware if you download the ROM and load it onto a flash cartridge – but the game will also run on a PC or on mobile, too.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hqVzFjna00Y&ab_channel=DiscoElysiumThe port won’t allow you to play through the entire game; the creator has…

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Three classic Lucas Arts remasters coming to Xbox Game Pass

By Stephany Nunneley, Friday, 16 October 2020 20:50 GMT Double Fine Productions will release three classic Lucas Arts remasters on Xbox Game Pass later this month.Speaking during the Xbox Podcast today, Double Fine’s Tim Schafer announced Grim Fandango Remastered, Day of the Tentacle Remastered, and Full Throttle Remastered will come to Xbox Game Pass.Day of the Tentacle Remastered is a cartoon puzzle adventure. In it, three friends work together to prevent an “evil mutated purple tentacle” from taking over the world. You will take control of the trio and solve puzzles using time travel to explore different periods of history.Graphic adventure…

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Pokemon Go updates Mega Evolutions, Ghost-type Pokemon event coming soon

By Stephany Nunneley, Friday, 16 October 2020 17:00 GMT Niantic Games has changed how Mega Evolutions work in Pokemon Go, and have announced a Ghost-type event coming to the game.Pokemon Go Mega Evolutions will change in two ways just in time for October Community Day.According to the development team, the duration that Pokemon stay in their Mega-Evolved form has doubled from four hours to eight hours.Also, the cap for Mega Energy has increased from 999 to 2,000. This limit applies to each individual type of Mega Energy, not the total amount of Mega Energy you have across Pokemon species.As for the upcoming event,…

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Genshin Impact’s next region, Dragonspine, arrives in December

By Dom Peppiatt, Monday, 12 October 2020 19:12 GMT Genshin Impact will be getting a new in-game area in December as developer MiHiYo promises roadmap updates every six weeks.Over on the official Genshin Impact blog, MiHoYo has announced that the game’s third region, named Dragonspire, will arrive in the game towards the end of December.The new region will be introduced via an in-game event that will seemingly orientate players in this new area. The developer estimates the arrival of the content on December 23.The developer has also announced that the roadmap for the title will see an update every six…

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Genshin Impact is the biggest new IP launch for a Chinese developer

By Sherif Saed, Monday, 12 October 2020 09:34 GMT Genshin Impact has wrapped up another successful week.Genshin Impact, the action RPG from Chinese developer Mihoyo, has so far grossed over $100 million in revenue worldwide since its release two weeks ago. In its first week of release, Genshin Impact reached the number two spot on iOS’ list of highest-grossing games, according to Sensor Tower. This is in part off the back of over 23 million downloads on iOS and Android during the same window (17 million in four days), according to App Annie. Genshin Impact has now grossed over $100m…

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Pokemon Go Field Research quests: October missions and rewards list

If you want to be the very best, you’ll need to stay on top of the Pokemon Go Research Quests – constantly changing missions and activities that players can pick up and complete for bonuses and rewards. Here’s all the current missions for October 2020.Pokemon Go’s research quests are split into two categories: Field Research tasks and Research Breakthroughs.Field Research tasks (or quests if you prefer) are picked up from Pokestops and are essentially random, though quests and rewards change from month to month. Completing these can lead to Research Breakthroughs which provide further unique rewards that also rotate over…

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Next Pokemon Go Community Day will be held on October 17, features Charmander

By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 1 October 2020 20:40 GMT Charmander, the adorable Lizard Pokemon, will be the featured feature for the next Pokemon Go Community Day.The next Pokemon Go Community Day will take place on Saturday, October 17.It will kick off at 11am and run until 5pm local time.During this time, Charmander will be appearing more frequently in the wild. If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny one. Evolve Charmeleon during the event or up to two hours afterward to get a Charizard that knows Dragon Breath.There’ll be a one-time-purchasable October Community Day Box available for 1,280 PokeCoins. It features…

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Xbox Game Pass on phone can give the Switch a run for its money – in the right conditions

Xbox Game Pass works a treat on mobile – and with the Razer Kishi, the experience feels a lot like playing a Nintendo Switch in handheld mode – but a little bit better.Just a month ago, I wrote about how “playing Xbox Game Pass through xCloud feels like a next-generation experience” – and since then, game pass on mobile has become a regular staple of my video game diet. I’ve done a few more play-throughs of Streets of Rage 4, played a shed load of Halo, and rekindled a love for Forza Horizon 4 while finally getting around to digging…

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Pokemon Masters interview: looking back on the first year of another huge mobile spin-off

There aren’t many video game franchises out there that can support multiple huge mobile games – but Pokemon is one of them. While Pokemon Go was the game that caused a huge splash and made waves in news headlines, others are highly successful nevertheless, including Pokemon Masters, which last month hit its first anniversary since launch.Pokemon Masters has something of a different focus to most Pokemon titles. While the critters that you bond and battle with are key, it also features an all-star cast of Pokemon Trainers and Masters from around the Pokemon series, pulling inspiration for those characters from…

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New Xbox app beta lets you download Xbox games even before you buy them

By Sherif Saed, Tuesday, 22 September 2020 10:46 GMT Xbox’s unified experience approach is extending to mobile.Microsoft has rolled out a feature-rich update to its Xbox app on mobile. Currently available in beta, and only on Android devices, the new Xbox app brings together Xbox’s various services and offerings under the one umbrella.The updated app essentially works as a companion to Xbox, letting users join party chat, clear notifications and share clips and screenshots. It also includes Xbox Game Streaming, which lets you play Xbox games you have installed on your phone remotely.But one massive feature users of the new…

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Vermintide 2, Company of Heroes 2, more coming to Xbox Game Pass this month

By Dom Peppiatt, Monday, 14 September 2020 20:50 GMT Microsoft has announced more titles are coming to Xbox Game Pass in September and beyond.To make this month’s set of new titles even more attractive, Microsoft has also made some major Cloud Gaming announcements. On Monday, the company revealed that over 150 games will be available via the service from day one.As such, there’s a lot of Games Pass and Cloud Gaming crossover. You can see the full list of games available as part of the service at the link.For now, here’s what you can expect to see on Xbox Games…