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Intel Says CPU And GPU Shortages May Last Until 2023

Bad news to folks out there trying to get a new console like the PS5 or a fancy, more powerful graphics card for their aging PC. According to Intel, the ongoing semiconductor shortage will continue to make it hard to find and buy new electronics well into 2023. Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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In Japan, The Xbox Series X/S Is Doing Better Than The Xbox One

After years of struggling in Japan, the Xbox Series X/S is showing more than signs of life in Japan. In comparison to previous efforts, it’s actually doing well. Famitsu reports that as of October 10, Microsoft has sold 64,284 Xbox Series X consoles and another 38,307 Xbox Series S consoles. That’s a total of 102,591…Read […]

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Xbox’s Cloud Streaming Upgrade Means You Might Not Need A Series X

Xbox’s cloud-gaming service just got the hardware upgrade you’ve been trying to nail down for months. Speaking to The Verge, representatives for Microsoft confirmed that Xbox cloud gaming now runs entirely on Xbox Series X hardware, wrapping up a backend upgrade that quietly kicked off over the summer.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Xbox Head Explains Console Shortages Will Continue Into 2022

It’s likely that if you are reading these words on this website, you already know how hard it can be to get your hands on the new consoles. Well, I’ve got some bad news straight from Xbox VP of gaming Phil Spencer: Finding a console ain’t getting easier anytime soon. Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Amazon Is Selling Used Xbox Series Xs At Scalper Markup Prices

Almost a year after the PS5 and Xbox Series X came out they’re still incredibly hard to find, and expensive, including at Amazon where the monopolistic retailer appears to be selling at least a few Microsoft consoles for roughly $1,000, or twice what they’re actually supposed to cost.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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The Ascent Devs Dish On The Messy Launch For 2021’s Best Sci-Fi RPG

The Ascent is a modern game dev bingo card. First, it debuted at a splashy publisher event. Then, it was announced with a coveted November release date (and as a next-gen launch title, no less); then it was delayed. It was of course hyped as a day-one Game Pass title; and eventually, launched to critical […]

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Halo Infinite Has ‘Drop Weapon’ Button, So Don’t Kill Me To Get Sniper

Halo Infinite has been marketed by Microsoft and creators 343 Industries as a return to classic Halo. But that doesn’t mean everything is the same as before. For example, 343 has added a drop weapon button to the game, a series first that will help anyone who needs to give their buddy a power weapon, […]

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Xbox Boss Wants To Preserve Games While Threatening Game Preservation

In a recent interview with Kinda Funny, Xbox boss Phil Spencer spoke about game preservation, and how “I really wish as an industry we’d come together and help preserve the history of what gaming is about, so we don’t lose the ability to go back.”Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Xbox Boss Wants To Preserve Games While Threatening Game Preservation

In a recent interview with Kinda Funny, Xbox boss Phil Spencer spoke about game preservation, and how “I really wish as an industry we’d come together and help preserve the history of what gaming is about, so we don’t lose the ability to go back.”Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Here’s The Lowdown On That Kick-Ass 2.5D Cyberpunk Game

On gaming’s biggest stage, it can pay to be small.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Sony Will Lose Another Big PS5 Exclusive In September 2022

Deathloop is one of the few, big PlayStation 5 exclusives releasing this year, but it was never going to remain only on Sony’s next-gen console. Now we know exactly when its exclusivity period ends: September 14, 2022. Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Sony Will Lose Another Big PS5 Exclusive In September 2022

Deathloop is one of the few, big PlayStation 5 exclusives releasing this year, but it was never going to remain only on Sony’s next-gen console. Now we know exactly when its exclusivity period ends: September 14, 2022. Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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All The Major Games Only Coming Out On Next-Gen Consoles

Despite last year’s splashy release of next-gen consoles, it’s clear the gaming landscape is still in a transitional phase between console generations. Just look at blockbusters like Far Cry 6, Rainbow Six Extraction, Battlefield 2042, and Tales of Arise, which are planned for release on PS4, Xbox One, PS5, and Xbox… Read more…

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Sony Snipes At Microsoft’s Spending Sprees

After a year of watching Microsoft throw around billions buying up game studios, Sony has returned fire with a small acquisition of its own. The purchase of Returnal developer Housemarque is only the second studio Sony has acquired over the last decade, however, marking a clear difference in the two companies’…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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RIP The Xbox Game Pass Joke

Fact: If you cover games, someone will call you a “shill” at some point. Over the weekend, a contingent of games-focused writers and influencers pushed back on that claim by plastering Twitter with tongue-in-cheek posts about the purported value of Xbox Game Pass, Microsoft’s subscription-based games-on-demand…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Ubisoft Removes ‘Goldeneye’ Far Cry 5 Map Fan Spent Three Years Making

For the past few years, a YouTuber known as Krollywood has painstakingly recreated every level from GoldenEye 007 inside the level editor of Far Cry 5. This week, Ubisoft removed all of those levels from Far Cry 5 due to a copyright infringement claim.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Halo Infinite Release Date Narrowed Down To ‘A Few Weeks,’ Phil Spencer Says

Although a firm Halo Infinite release date has yet to be set, internal talks at Microsoft surrounding when to launch the game have narrowed from the months-long holiday 2021 release window to a handful of weeks, Xbox head Phil Spencer explained during a recent appearance on the Dropped Frames podcast.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Starfield Is An Xbox Exclusive, And Pete Hines Is Sorry

Starfield, the big space-faring RPG from Bethesda, isn’t coming to PlayStation. Microsoft confirmed as much in its E3 2021 press conference. This morning, Bethesda’s Pete Hines addressed—and even apologized—for the exclusivity in a live-streamed interview with GameSpot.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Starfield Is An Xbox Exclusive, And Pete Hines Is Sorry

Starfield, the big space-faring RPG from Bethesda, isn’t coming to PlayStation. Microsoft confirmed as much in its E3 2021 press conference. This morning, Bethesda’s Pete Hines addressed—and even apologized—for the exclusivity in a live-streamed interview with GameSpot.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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E3 2021’s Prettiest Game Might Be This ’80s-Inspired Platformer

It’s called E3 2021 not because 2021 is the year most calendars are set to but because video game publishers have released approximately 2,021 trailers over the past 72 hours. Given the sheer number of short clips, some show-stealers naturally fall through the cracks. One of the coolest in recent days—provided you…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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