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The Last of Us Part II: How Naughty Dog plans to surpass our expectations

The Last of Us Part II is finally coming to us on February 21, 2020. And I couldn’t be more excited to play this sequel to the 2013 title, which was my favorite game of all time. So you can imagine I was a bit jazzed to attend a preview event on Tuesday in Los Angeles, where Naughty Dog and Sony announced the game’s launch date, revealed a new trailer, and let us play two levels of the game…
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The NBA 2K League expands beyond the NBA with new Shanghai team

The NBA 2K League kicked off in 2018 with an interesting premise: a group of professional teams, each affiliated with an NBA squad, playing a virtual rendition of the sport. Now, after two seasons, the league is looking to expand beyond the NBA with a new club based in…
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Fortnite's despised mechs are exploding when they hit the ground

Fortnite‘s Season X will wrap up soon and with it, the widely hated mechs introduced at the beginning of the season might be disappearing from the island for good. Following the most recent patch, it appears the B.R.U.T.E. mechs have been infected with a virus, and players have noticed the machines are blowing up when they hit the ground. Thank you epic its like letting my anger out when I…
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Mario Kart Tour is too cynical to be fun

Mario Kart Tour could not have come out at a worse time. A week ago, the surprisingly excellent launch of Apple Arcade reminded people just how good mobile gaming could be when developers no longer had to worry about squeezing in ads or in-app purchases. In a mobile market…
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Google Assistant voice controls come to Xbox One

When it launched alongside, one of the Xbox One’s main selling points was voice control, delivered via an upgraded Kinect unit. Kinect was quickly phased out, though, and Alexa and Cortana voice controls eventually served as a replacement. Now, Google Assistant users…
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Razer brings its vibrating Nari Ultimate headset to Xbox One

Last September, Razer unveiled a wireless headset called the Nari Ultimate that doubled as a rumble pack. That’s right — in addition to conventional drivers (which by their very nature vibrate), the headphones had haptic actuators in each cup. The only problem? They were designed specifically for PC players. The headphones technically worked with Xbox One but you had to rely on a…
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Microsoft brings Google Assistant support to the Xbox One

Microsoft is enabling Google’s Assistant to work with its Xbox One console. Much like the existing Alexa integration, Microsoft is allowing Google Assistant to launch games and apps, turn the console on and off, pause videos, and much more. You’ll need to use the Google…
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You can now buy PS4 consoles and accessories directly from Sony

As of today, you can purchase PS4 consoles, physical games and accessories directly from Sony. The company has just launched its own dedicated store, meaning you'll no longer be directed to retailers like GameStop. Unfortunately, goods will only be available to consumers in…
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The hardest part of Twitch is finding new stuff to watch

I spend a lot of time on Twitch — for my job, yes, but also because I love watching streamers. Over the last few months, though, I’ve been trying to diversify what I watch there; I want to see smaller creators, more art and music, and some talk shows and podcasts. I know all of that is out there, plus I’m convinced that there are some gems I’m missing. But I find myself running into the…
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