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Plex Arcade features a bunch of old-school Atari games

Media streaming service Plex is moving beyond TV, movies, audio and photos. Starting today, you can play a bunch of Atari games through a Plex Arcade subscription. Plex has teamed up with Parsec to offer classics like Asteroids, Centipede, Missile Command and Super Breakout. You’ll also be able to add your own game ROMs and emulators to your library. You can stream the games to Android…
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Xbox Live Gold was always going to drop the free-to-play paywall this year

On Friday morning, Microsoft announced it was increasing the price of its Xbox Live Gold subscription service. By Friday evening, it reversed that decision and then some. In an update to its news post about the price change, the company explained that it had “messed up.” And according to sources familiar with the matter, Xbox leadership came to that conclusion quickly after a loud public…
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GamesBeat Decides: The best (and worst) ‘core’ Mario games

Many Mario games are some of the best pieces of digital entertainment ever created. The series seemed like an obvious choice for a new tier list-making video series … so here we are. My cohort Jeff Grubb and I rank every game in the core Mario series. What does “core”…
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Microsoft reverses Xbox Live price hike, will add free multiplayer for some games

In one of the first positive Friday night news dumps I can remember, Microsoft has not only reversed course on its poorly-received plan to raise the price for Xbox Live, it’s adding a treat. Soon, for free-to-play games (like Fortnite or Apex Legends), multiplayer access will be free, making the Xbox a much more attractive platform for gamers on a budget. Playing a game like Fortnite on…
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YouTube finally delivers HDR videos on the Xbox One

You can finally watch YouTube videos in HDR on last-gen Xbox One S and One X consoles, along with the latest Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X models, according to Google. As spotted by Flat Panels HD and confirmed by Engadget, opening a YouTube HDR video on a recent Xbox One…
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Microsoft increases Xbox Live Gold prices for new members

Microsoft continues sending not-so-subtle signals that it would really, really like you to drop Xbox Live Gold in favor of Game Pass. The company has raised prices for new Xbox Live Gold memberships across the board, with the changes becoming more noticeable the longer you’re ready to commit. The one- and three-month plans aren’t much pricier at $11 and $30 respectively (up $1 and $5), but six…
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