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Check out the Aqua Shift Special Edition Xbox Wireless Controller

By Stephany Nunneley 3 August 2021 16:43 GMT Microsoft has announced a new color for the Xbox Wireless Controller, and it’s a lovely pearl blue.The Aqua Shift Special Edition Xbox Wireless Controller has been announced by Microsoft, and it’s to be made available starting August 31.Featuring a color-shifting blue shimmer, the prismatic color moves across the controller, making it look as though it is “coming to life in your hands.”Not only does the controller feature a new color, but it also sports rubberized side grips with a unique dual-color swirl on every unit.It features a textured grip on the triggers,…

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Windows 11 runs on phones, so phones now run Crysis

Windows is full of phone-based surprises, lately. For example, Windows 11 natively supports Android apps. It also turns out both Windows 10 and Windows 11 can be installed on phones with ARM and Snapdragon chipsets. And we’re not talking about the old Windows Phone OS, either. This is proper, desktop Windows. That’s a route that eventually leads down a certain path. A question asked of all PCs since the mid-2000s, and now one we must ask of modern phones: “But can it run Crysis?” The answer the OnePlus 6T cockily spits back is, “A bit.” Read more

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Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis release date set for next week

By Stephany Nunneley 1 June 2021 18:14 GMT Sega has announced a release date for Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis.Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis will launch on June 9, and will be available on Xbox, Windows 10, Steam, and the Epic Games Store.Watch on YouTubeBecause of its release, scheduled maintenance that would have occurred alongside the New Genesis launch will be moved forward by about one or two days.Due to the change in the maintenance schedule, there will be changes to the dates and the content of the “The Road to New Genesis Event” countdown login bonus event….

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Microsoft Flight Simulator update nearly halves download size

By Dom Peppiatt 30 May 2021 18:05 GMT Thanks to an impressive new update, Microsoft and Asobo have nearly halved the size of Microsoft Flight Simulator, bringing the total size of the game to around 83GB.Everyone loves Microsoft Flight Simulator – we’ve established that already – but not everyone loved the gargantuan size of the game’s download files on their PCs. Before today, getting the game and its various packs installed on your rig would cost you the better part of 170GB – but a new update has almost chapped that in half.As spotted by the folks at PC Gamer, the…

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Rain on Your Parade features levels based on Doom, Metal Gear, and The Office

By Stephany Nunneley 17 April 2021 16:10 GMT Indie game Rain on Your Parade is out now, and it looks like a fun time.Especially if you like to ruin things for other people, but in a humorous manner, because Rain on Your Parade is all in good fun. Watch on YouTubeReleased earlier this week on Switch, Steam and Xbox Game Pass for console, PC, and cloud, the game has you travelling the world as a cardboard cloud that is ruining everybody’s day. Through the course of the game, you will unlock new “methods of mischief” in over 50 levels, each…

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Age of Empires 2 and 3 Definitive Editions are getting updates

By Stephany Nunneley 10 April 2021 17:24 GMT During the Age of Empires update today, Microsoft and Relic announced new content for Age of Empires 2: Definitive Edition and Age of Empires 3: Definitive Edition.According to Relic, a second expansion called Dawn of the Dukes is coming to Age of Empires 2: Definitive Edition this summer. It takes players to Eastern Europe with new campaigns and much more. Later this year the game will also get co-op historical battles with hand-picked and specific missions to play with friends.Watch on YouTubeAge of Empires 3: Definitive Edition will receive a free update on…

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Modders immortalise Suez Canal boat in Microsoft Flight Simulator

By Alex Calvin, Tuesday, 30 March 2021 17:57 GMT We’re sure some people would rather forget this ever happened.The Ever Given might no longer be blocking the Suez Canal, but the super-sized cargo ship’s disastrous week lives on in Microsoft Fight Simulator.As spotted by Eurogamer, modder FlyBoyRez1 – inspired by Zepingouin35 – has created the Suez Traffic Jam mod for the sim title, which unsurprisingly recreates the aforementioned incident by blocking up the Suez Canal with a massive boat. Other ships will show up, either attempting to get passed or to help try and move the cargo ship. To download…

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Halo Infinite has dynamic weather, but will be missing some fan favorite functionality

By Alex Calvin, Friday, 12 March 2021 17:15 GMT You can’t play as Elites or dual-wield weapons in this upcoming title.We now know a little bit more about what to expect from Halo Infinite.Developer 343 Industries held a live-stream event yesterday to give us a bit more information about the next entry in the Halo franchise. Among other things, the studio revealed that Infinite has a dynamic weather system, which will feature wind and fog systems when the game is launched. Storms and snowstorms might be added after release. There’s also a day-night cycle, which will change how enemies act…

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Minecraft Dungeons is receiving its own arcade cabinet

By Alex Calvin, Friday, 5 March 2021 17:45 GMT Hardware set to launch later this year.Dungeon crawler Minecraft Dungeons is coming to its own arcade cabinet.In a post on the blocky blockbuster’s website, Mojang’s Per Landin said that the company had teamed up with Play Mechanix to create a cab for the game, resulting in the imaginatively-named Minecraft Dungeons Arcade. The release comes with nine levels, with players having three actions at their disposal – Melee, Dodge, and Range.Another tweak is that players receive physical cards to record changes to their character – better weapons, new skins by the sounds…

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343 says graphics improvements “finally coming together” for Halo Infinite

By Alex Calvin, Friday, 26 February 2021 17:02 GMT Follows the game’s visuals failing to impress when it was shown off last summer.Developer 343 says that its efforts to improve Halo Infinite’s graphics have “finally come together.”In the latest Inside Infinite over on the Halo website, graphics producer Alex Le Boulicaut said that the various teams at 343 had been polishing the title’s visuals since its gameplay reveal in July 2020. This demo failed to impress fans, with 343 admitting later that it had “work to do” in the game’s graphics.“Following the Campaign demo last July, the team has been…

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You can now play Microsoft Flight Simulator in VR

By Alex Calvin, Tuesday, 22 December 2020 16:34 GMT Come fly with me, let’s fly, let’s fly in VR. The team behind Microsoft Flight Simulator has added support for virtual reality headsets.In a post on Xbox Wire, the head of Microsoft Flight Simulator, Jorg Neumann, wrote that the title now supports a variety of VR hardware, including Windows Mixed Reality headsets, as well as tech from Oculus, Valve and HTC.“The flight sim community has been a very active and insightful partner in shaping how the team approached VR, and continues to be a critical partner in our continued development as…

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Troy Baker and Fall Guys devs raising money for UK mental health charities

By Alex Calvin, Wednesday, 16 December 2020 16:18 GMT Variety of organisations are benefitting from this stream.Voice actor Troy Baker and Mediatonic – the studio behind smash-hit Fall Guys – are raising money for UK mental health charities via a livestream later this week.This is a collaboration with UK video games trade body Ukie, with the stream taking place on Friday, December 18 to raise money for Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM), Head to Toe, and Safe in Our World between 4pm and 6pm UK. You can watch it right here.One of the names appearing on the stream is Baker,…

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VR support coming to Microsoft Flight Simulator in December

Microsoft Flight Simulator will receive VR support via a new update on December 22, 2020, ahead of a big new UK update landing in January.Microsoft and developer Asobo have announced a couple of new updates that are set to arrive in its flagship simulation title, Microsoft Flight Simulator, in a developer Q&A on Twitch.According to the company, VR will be added via the free Sim Update 2 which will introduce support for all the major VR headsets.“It will be open to all devices,” executive producer Martial Bossard stated in the stream. “Oculus family, Valve family – every family of headset…

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Microsoft Flight Simulator update adds new airports and points of interest

By Stephany Nunneley, Tuesday, 24 November 2020 20:37 GMT Microsoft Flight Simulator has been updated with plenty of new points of interest and new airports.USA world update is now available for Microsoft Flight Simulator.It comes with four new airports and almost 50 new points of interest.In addition to the above, you can expect several fixes and improvements to performance and stability, planes, UI, input, activity, and the world.The full update notes are below.Microsoft Flight Simulator – USA World UpdateAirports KATL – Atlanta International KFHR – Friday Harbor KDFW – Dallas / Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) KSWF – New…