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DICE cancels 'Battlefield V' close combat mode to help its focus

DICE has been piling features on Battlefield V ever since launch. Now, however, it’s dialing things back. The developers have scrapped the planned five-on-five close combat mode after determining that it was needed to hit “bug-crushing and content goals” in a timely fashion, as Senior Producer Ryan McArthur put it. The team can not only “better deliver” on promises…
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How to stream Xbox One games on your Windows PC

Microsoft’s Xbox One consoles and Windows 10 PCs play pretty well together. So well, in fact, that you can stream Xbox One games onto your PC. Why would you want to do this? Perhaps because you prefer your monitor to your TV. Or maybe your Xbox One is on the other side of…
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Yakuza's many remasters are about to pay off big time

Ryu Ga Gotoku (RGG) Studio is in a fantastic position. The Sega-owned developer has just released Judgment, a well-received detective game starring Japanese actor and singer Takuya Kimura as the lead. Now, the team is turning its attention back to Yakuza, a long-running…
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'Fortnite' finally nerfs the hated B.R.U.T.E. mechs

With the debut of Fortnite season X a few weeks ago, Epic Games added some superpowered B.R.U.T.E. mech suits to its battle royale game. According to the company, its mechs were intended to help level the playing field, but many high-level and even more every day-type players complained that they were just too powerful. Epic responded initially by limiting their appearances during the game’s…
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Konami's mobile version of ‘eFootball PES 2020’ is coming in October

PES fans won’t have to wait much longer for the highly-anticipated mobile version of eFootball PES 2020. Konami announced today that the latest mobile update will be released in October, and will carry over many of the features already announced for the PC and console versions. Particularly skilled players will be able to deploy Finesse Dribble, an advanced technique that allows you to skirt…
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You can now sign up for the Minecraft Earth beta on Android

Microsoft first opened up its Minecraft Earth beta to compatible iOS devices last month, and now it’s heading to Android. The software maker is accepting sign-ups for the Android version, and you’ll need an augmented reality (AR-capable) handset running Android 7 or…
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Microsoft contractors listened to what people told their Xbox consoles

Microsoft contractors reportedly listened to Xbox owners too. Earlier this month, we learned that contractors heard audio snippets from Skype calls and Cortana interactions. Now, Vice reports that Microsoft contractors also listened to audio picked up by Xbox consoles. The device was only supposed to capture audio after voice commands, like “Xbox” or “Hey Cortana,” but…
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