Gaming

Google’s new game-streaming service Stadia demonstrates the possibilities of gaming from the cloud, but experts say it’s hindered by a lack of compelling video games and a convoluted pricing scheme. Piers Harding-Rolls, head of games research at IHS Markit, called Tuesday’s launch more of a public beta test than an actual debut. He said the
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Nintendo unveiled its first Japanese store on Tuesday in Tokyo’s trendy Shibuya shopping district, in a step towards greater commercialisation of its cast of popular characters. The Nintendo Tokyo store in the fashion-focused Parco department store marks the latest move into the mainstream for Japan’s gamer culture and gives Nintendo a key location to attract more
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In a recent interview with Empire Magazine, legendary filmmaker Martin Scorcese was dismissive about movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, kicking the proverbial hornet’s nest by saying “that’s not cinema.” Others have likewise rejected the idea that video games are a work of art. Film critic Roger Ebert famously stated that “games cannot be art,”
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PUBG Test Server has so far served as the sole platform for testing new and upcoming features that will eventually make it to the game’s public version. PUBG Corp has now introduced a dedicated space called PUBG Labs for testing experimental game content such as modes, rules, and features. Just to be clear, PUBG Labs won’t
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Microsoft’s held its annual “celebration of all things Xbox” in London today. Despite hopes for more information on the next Xbox – the still-codenamed Project Scarlett – no new information on the next-generation console, expected in holiday 2020, had been released. Instead, Microsoft touted its popular $10-per-month (roughly Rs. 720) Game Pass subscription service, which allows
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Google Stadia will launch on November 19, and ahead of its debut, Google’s team is in full steam clarifying all the prerequisites and compatibility details for its cloud-based game streaming service. Prior to Stadia’s debut, Google has unveiled a grip for Pixel phones and the Stadia controller called Claw. Google has also revealed controller compatibility
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E-sports players competing in top-flight tournaments face the equivalent pressure and stress as professional athletes like footballers and rugby stars in high-profile tournaments, new research has found. For the study, the researchers examined the psychological challenges encountered by elite e-sports professionals when competing in major contests. Researchers found that e-sports players faced 51 different stress
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As part of its twentieth anniversary celebrations, Microsoft is releasing a new definitive 4K remaster of Age of Empires 2: The Age of Kings this week. Fittingly, it’s called Age of Empires 2: Definitive Edition. Since it now supports 4K resolution, that means much better graphics, with improved visuals for troops and buildings, literally from
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Mi Note 10, Mi Note 10 Pro, Mi CC9 Pro, and Mi CC9 Pro Premium Edition debuted with much fanfare in a week that was rather quiet on the product launch front. Additionally, WhatsApp began rolling out the revamped group privacy settings globally to help users combat group invite spam. Further, Vodafone introduced an interesting
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Apple’s subscription-based gaming service Arcade has now reached 100 total games on iPhone, iPad, Mac and Apple TV with the addition of six more games. The six new games added on Friday include Sociable Soccer, sequel to the beloved Sensible Soccer which was popular during the early 1990s, the Engadget reported. The other new games
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China has imposed a curfew to limit the time spent by children playing games online, in the latest part of a government crackdown on youth gaming addiction. The regulations will mean those under 18 cannot play games online between 10pm and 8am, and for only ninety minutes at a time during the daytime. In addition,
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Pokemon Go maker Niantic on Wednesday moved closer to turning the world into a giant game board in a fun mix of fantasy and reality. San Francisco-based Niantic opened the door for outside developers to build titles to add to its current lineup of mobile games which includes Pokemon Go, Harry Potter: Wizards Unite and
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Steam – and by that extension, Valve – is no stranger to game streaming, but the options offered by Steam are limited by hardware requirement, which means you need dedicated gear to stream your games. Enter cloud-based game streaming, which essentially removes the hardware requirement from the equation and allows users to enjoy a game just
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