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How Xbox Game Pass is giving fans the first Battletoads in 26 years

Developers Rare and Dlala Studios just released Battletoads for PC and Xbox. This is the latest entry in the classic beat-’em-up series, but it’s also the first new Battletoads since the arcade game in 1994. And like other recent releases from Xbox Game Studios, the Netflix-like subscription service Game Pass is key to giving Microsoft the confidence to bring the radical amphibians back. “I…
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GamesBeat Decides 160: When’s the next Nintendo Direct?

GamesBeat Decides hosts Jeff Grubb and Mike Minotti are flying the friendly skies on this week’s episode. The pair are getting a surprising amount of enjoyment out of Microsoft Flight Simulator. They both also really like the Xbox beat-’em-up Battletoads from developers…
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Apple says Epic is ‘putting the entire App Store model at risk’

Apple has responded to Epic Games’ antitrust lawsuit over its iOS App Store policies. The filing asks a court not to temporarily reverse an App Store ban while the suit is ongoing. And it accuses Epic of disingenuously creating an “emergency” by accepting direct payments through Fortnite in violation of Apple’s rules. In a declaration to the court, Apple executive Phil Schiller wrote that…
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Minecraft Education is perfectly suited for this surreal back-to-school moment

When the pandemic hit this spring, a lot of teachers turned to Minecraft during their mad scramble for tools that could make remote learning work. Earlier this year, Microsoft added an “education” section to the Minecraft marketplace, and since March, 63 million pieces of content have been downloaded. While Minecraft: Education Edition isn’t new, its digital nature makes it an almost ideal…
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Epic to host a #FreeFortnite tournament with anti-Apple prizes

Fortnite-maker Epic Games and Apple are currently embroiled in a public battle over Apple’s App Store policies, and in the latest move in the dispute, Epic has announced a Fortnite tournament taking place August 23rd where players can compete to win anti-Apple prizes. Last…
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Ubisoft will showcase 13 indie game studios at virtual Gamescom

Ubisoft said it will showcase 13 indie game studios at the virtual Gamescom event through its Ubisoft Entrepreneurs program. Gamescom normally draws hundreds of thousands of visitors to Cologne, Germany, but this year the audience will be all virtual. Gamescom takes place from August 27 to August 30, and the 13 indie game studios from Canada and Germany will be on display at the Indie Arena Booth…
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