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Cancelled Google Stadia projects reportedly include episodic Kojima Productions horror game

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 28 February 2021 12:07 GMT Reports detailing the situation behind Google Stadia‘s canceled projects shed a little light on a reported Kojima Productions episodic horror game.A VGC report has revealed that Google was talking to Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima about making an “episodic horror game” for the ill-fated cloud streaming platform, Google Stadia.The game may be what Kojima was referring to in Summer 2020 when he vented his chagrin after a game that he’d been working on was killed. The outspoken designer and director told a Japanese publication a “major” project had been canceled….

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Terraria back in development for Google Stadia

After a bit of an issue, Re-Logic’s Terraria is back in development for Google Stadia.Earlier this month it was revealed that Terraria for Stadia has been canceled due to Google having disabled the studio head’s Google account without warning, and being unable to address the problem.Basically what happened was that for some reason, founder Andrew Spinks’ Google account had been disabled without reason. According to Spinks, he did not violate the terms of service or do anything to cause the account to be disabled (thanks, Neowin).“My phone has lost access to thousands of dollars of apps on Google Play, I had just…

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Q-Games’ PixelJunk Raiders launches exclusively for Stadia next week

By Alex Calvin, Wednesday, 24 February 2021 14:51 GMT The new rogue-like action game is free if you have Stadia Pro.The latest entry in the PixelJunk series is launching next week, but only on Google Stadia.PixelJunk Raiders was announced via a trailer on the official Stadia YouTube channel and is coming only to Google’s platform on March 1. That’s next Monday. The game is a rogue-like action-adventure title that has players battling their way through a planet called Tantal. The official blurb says that PixelJunk Raiders is taking “full advantage of Stadia’s revolutionary features” including State Share.The game costs $19.99/€19.99…

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Pokemon Go maker Niantic launches initiative to help Black game developers

Studios accepted into the program will receive five months of assistance. The developer of mobile title Pokemon Go, Niantic, is rolling out a scheme to support Black game developers.The Black Developers Initiative is a brand new effort by the studio, with the promise of people who are selected receiving five months of funding, mentorship and development support from Niantic’s “leaders” with the aim of completing a playable prototype of their game. The first team to be welcomed into the Black Developers Initiative is Wicked Saints, with its project World Reborn.The studio is looking to work with similar titles to its…

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Google is closing Stadia’s internal development studios to refocus on platform

By Sherif Saed, Tuesday, 2 February 2021 09:13 GMT Google has kicked off the new year with some bad news.Google has announced that it’s shutting down both of its internal Stadia game development studios, located in Montreal and Lose Angeles. The company is instead pivoting Stadia to only be a platform.In the short term, this means building the platform features announced back in 2019 at Stadia’s reveal, many of which have yet to materialise. Google is also looking to license its tech to game publishers, though it’s not clear what shape that will take.“We believe this is the best path…

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Google Stadia is getting a native Smart TV app – which is exactly what game streaming needs

Game streaming is slowly clawing its way into a viable position as a mainstream alternative to consoles – and a native TV app is a big step forward. While the ongoing pandemic is preventing the industry from gathering in Las Vegas, the Consumer Electronics Show continues online – and one of the biggest announcements for video games was quietly made by TV maker LG as it revealed its 2021 line-up. That reveal? Several of LG’s new TVs will support native apps for playing Google Stadia games. Some older LG TVs will also get an update to offer the app at…

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Cyberpunk 2077 comes with a free copy of Stadia Premiere

By Grace Curtis, Thursday, 19 November 2020 19:21 GMT If you’ve ever wanted to try out the premium version of Google’s digital streaming service, they’re now offering it for free – provided you’re willing to fork over the $59.99 price for a copy of Cyberpunk via the Stadia platform.This is the latest in Google’s attempts to push Stadia, following on from a promotional deal earlier in the month that gave YouTube Premium subscribers a free copy of the $100 cloud gaming bundle. In the UK, just signing up for Stadia will knock almost £30 off the price for the premiere package….

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Destiny 2: Beyond Light Aspect of Control guide – Where to find Entropic Shards

There’s lots to be getting on with in Destiny 2: Beyond Light, including searching for some elusive Entropic Shards. Entropic Shards look like little Darkness Pyramids and can be found in various locations. You’ll probably have noticed they are immune to damage unless you’ve managed to progress through the main campaign and acquired Salvation’s Grip.As part of the Aspect of Control quest, which is part of the Born Into Darkness quest from the Exo Stranger, you’ll need to destroy five Entropic Shards.We’ve found nine so far, so here’s where you can find them. You can find our Stasis Prototype Quest:…

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Destiny 2: Beyond Light – Where to find the Perdition Lost Sector

By Lauren Aitken, Wednesday, 11 November 2020 15:31 GMT There are many secrets to uncover on Europa in Destiny 2: Beyond Light, including some brand new Lost Sectors. Lost Sectors are often difficult to find but usually reward you with pretty decent weapon drops. They are filled with enemies and a boss or two that you’ll need to defeat before you can secure the goods. In this guide, we’ll be looking at where to find the Perdition Lost Sector on Europa. It’s one of the first Lost Sectors you’ll come across naturally, so here’s what you’re looking for.Once you’re able…

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Destiny 2: Beyond Light – How to get the Fang of Xivu Arath Artifact

By Lauren Aitken, Tuesday, 10 November 2020 18:56 GMT There’s a new Artifact to claim in Destiny 2: Beyond Light, so here’s how to get your hands on it. Artifacts can be improved by selecting mods that can boost weapon damage, help you find more ammo and can ultimately increase your Power level.This season, you’ll be getting the Fang of Xivu Arath Artifact, but you’ll need to complete the opening mission first before you can get your hands on it.Destiny 2: Beyond Light – How to get the Fang of Xivu Arath ArtifactTo get started, log in and begin the…

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Destiny 2: Beyond Light – How to get the Duality Exotic Shotgun

By Lauren Aitken, Tuesday, 10 November 2020 18:12 GMT Destiny 2: Beyond Light is here and there’s a brand new Exotic weapon up for grabs. < –more–>The Duality Exotic Shotgun is now in-game for Destiny 2: Beyond Light players but how do you get your gauntlets on it? Worry not, Guardians, for we have the answer.Destiny 2: Beyond Light – How to get the Duality Exotic ShotgunIf you have the premium Season Pass, you’ll be able to claim a Premium Rewards package for your class which is full of new seasonal treats.Alongside a set of Wild Hunt armour, you’ll also…

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Facebook’s dedicated game streaming service, Facebook Gaming, is now live in the US

Facebook Gaming has gone live today, allowing users to play a series of games without downloading any apps in a bid to take on other gaming services like Google Stadia.Five free-to-play mobile games have been made free-to-play via the Facebook Gaming service, though at the moment you can only play these titles in the US.  If you’re keen to give Zuckerberg’s latest experiment a try, you will need to have either an Android device or a PC and access to the Facebook Gaming app.You can play popular titles like Asphalt 9: Legends, Mobile Legends: Adventure, PGA TOUR Golf Shootout, Solitaire: Arthur’s…

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Dead by Daylight, Celeste, Jotun, more coming to Stadia Pro in October

By Stephany Nunneley, Wednesday, 30 September 2020 17:22 GMT Six new games are coming to Stadia Pro tomorrow, led by Dead by Daylight.Google will add six additional games to Stadia Pro tomorrow, October 1.The release of Dead by Daylight also kicks off Crowd Choice, a new Stadia feature that lets you take control of the action on YouTube when hosted by a creator. Here, you will team up with other users and vote and change the game as it’s happening.Crowd Choice is coming to more games on Stadia soon.Also, direct into the service October 1 is Human: Fall Flat, Superhot:…

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Borderlands 3: Psycho Krieg and the Fantastic Fustercluck – Signal to Noise Benediction to Pain Crew Challenge

By Lauren Aitken, Friday, 11 September 2020 12:55 GMT Borderlands 3: Psycho Krieg and the Fantastic Fustercluck comes with an all-new Crew Challenge, so let’s take a look at how to complete the final section. By now, you’ll have visited the Crimson Castle and Sapphire’s Run, and will have found six probes for the Signal to Noise Crew Challenge. The last area you’ll visit for this challenge is the Benediction to Pain location where there are another three probes to find to complete Krieg’s mysterious riddle.As always, these probes are slightly off the beaten track, so keep an ear out…