Spotify

all-digital-e3-was-a-mess E3

All-Digital E3 Was A Mess

Another E3 has come and gone. This year’s multi-day commercial for upcoming video games sure…happened. Was it terribly exciting? No, not that we were expecting it to be. Was it downright terrible? Also no. But in failing to find its footing on an all-digital stage, E3 2021 ended up being a showcase for the many different ways that cramming a bunch of announcements into one week doesn’t really make sense anymore. On this week’s Splitscreen, we discuss what went wrong.Ash Parrish, John Walker (Fahey was sick, so we called in his British replacement), and I begin the episode on a…

we’re-not-expecting-much-from-this-year’s-e3 E3

We’re Not Expecting Much From This Year’s E3

Somehow it’s June again, which means it’s almost time for E3 to start—and also, depending on who you ask (Sony, Sega, Blizzard), it’s already started. Still though, this must mean that several volcano bursts of white-hot excitement are just around the corner, right? You’d think, but after the year we just made it through, you might be better off tempering your expectations. On this week’s Splitscreen, we make maybe the most tepid E3 predictions ever.To kick off this week’s E3 pre-interlude (pronounced “printerlude”) episode, Ash Parrish, Mike Fahey, and I prepare for this year’s weird E3 by going down a…

a-group-of-hades-fans-are-staging-the-entire-iliad-on-twitch Twitch

A Group Of Hades Fans Are Staging The Entire Iliad On Twitch

Hades, the well-received roguelike from Supergiant Games, is very obviously rooted in Greek myth. So what better way for a cadre of the games’ most devoted fans to pay homage to the source material than by staging a cover-to-cover reading of The Iliad, arguably one of the most recognizable stories from the Greek mytheme?

spotify-is-now-on-the-epic-games-store,-for-some-reason Rock,Paper,Shotgun

Spotify is now on the Epic Games Store, for some reason

Wait, what? Epic have made some rather bold moves since setting up their own storefront – chasing exclusives by the dozen, firing at Steam with aggressively dev-friendly revenue shares, using Fortnite to take trillion-dollar tech companies to court. Now, they’re branching out of the games bubble, adding monolithic music streaming service Spotify to their platform earlier today. No, really. It’s right there, just below Hyper Scape. (more…)

xbox-outlines-the-media-apps-launching-with-xbox-series-x/s VG247

Xbox outlines the media apps launching with Xbox Series X/S

By Alex Calvin, Monday, 2 November 2020 17:33 GMT We now know which streaming platforms are going to be on Microsoft’s new consoles at launch.In a post on Xbox Wire, the company revealed that Apple TV is coming to its hardware on November 10, the same day that the Xbox Series X and Series X launch. That will set consumers back $4.99 each month, with a seven-day free trial.In addition, media apps that are already available for Xbox One – like Netflix, Disney+, HBO Max, Spotify and YouTube – will be available on Microsoft’s brand new consoles.“It’s not just your…