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Fortnite dethroned as the most played game on Xbox!
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It has been a long time coming but it would seem that Fortnite has finally been dethroned as the most played game on Xbox One. For well over a year at least, Fortnite was the most played game on Xbox One alone and one of the main reasons behind that was because it was a free game and it became very popular due to streamers such as Ninja playing it quite a lot when streaming.

Gears 5 was released earlier this week and so far it's been doing really well with many saying that this may be the best game in the franchise yet.

Being that Gears 5 has dethroned Fortnite as the most played game on Xbox One, it would definitely seem that many gamers are for sure, enjoying Gears 5. The fact that Gears 5 is also available on Game Pass at a low monthly fee, that may have definitely helped in Gears 5 reigning over Fortnite. The gaining access to the game early as well if you were an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate member was a huge incentive and not one many were wanting to turn down, I mean, who...
Loot boxes in video games gambling?
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Loot boxes are in-game rewards that can either be earned by playing the game or you also have the option to purchase them using real money. For those who tend to purchase them using real money, it can be quite addictive and therefore has caused a debate as to whether loot boxes in games promote and encourage gambling and should, therefore, have a warning about being gamble aware.

With loot boxes, you are not guaranteed to get something you want whether you received the loot box through playing the game or through a real-money purchase which means those who purchased the loot boxes with real money can easily become addicted until they get the item they want in the game. So far, there has been no law passed which states video game creators must have warnings.

A House of Commons committee has advised that loot boxes in video games should be regulated as gambling. They have also advised that children should be barred from purchasing loot boxes from video games as well as they can be...
Cooling case for iPhone from RAZER
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Have you ever been gaming on your iPhone and noticed how warm the phone tends to get when you are handling it and gaming? It's pretty scary, especially how hot it does get over a short period of time and often leads us to turn off the game we were playing and leave the phone to cool down.

RAZER may have come up with a solution that many of us have been looking for when it comes to gaming on our iPhones and may prevent us from worrying about the heat. They have come up with a phone case that will prevent your phone from overheating when you do something that can be quite resource-heavy such as gaming.

Sounds cool, but what will the case be made of and how will it prevent my phone from overheating when I am in the middle of a game? More importantly, will the case also help protect my phone from bumps and scratches or is it solely for cooling purposes?

The phone case is made up of soft microfiber lining which will help prevent your phone from getting scratched, it will then have...
Playstation Shock! The X button is not called the X button
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Many of us may have grown up playing the Playstation right from the very first Playstation until the latest console released by Sony which is the Playstation 4. As all Playstation gamers know, the buttons on a Playstation controller are X, circle, square and triangle or at least that is how many people say each button when they give advice on which button to press when playing a game and 81% of people who voted on what they would call the button X said they would say it as the letter.

Playstation has today come forward and shocked many Playstation users by saying that they have been calling the X button the wrong name for years. Surely not, right? I mean it's an X? Not according to the makers of the Playstation, Sony.

If you have been calling it the X button for years, you are wrong in doing so as the name for that button is in fact cross and not X!

With so many people saying it wrong for so long, will it be easy to just switch from saying X to saying cross? I know for sure I...
Weapons 2.0 not being worked on for Destiny 2: Shadowkeep
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It was confirmed that Destiny 2 would be getting an armor 2.0 system when Shadowkeep launches on the 1st of October which is a big focus for Bungie right now. Many of us are very excited to see an update coming to the armor in Shadowkeep and we can not wait to get our hands on it, especially since it's looking to be shaking up the game in some pretty amazing and positive ways. This got many players of Destiny 2 talking and wondering as to whether or not Bungie may be working on a weapons 2.0 for the release of Shadowkeep as well.

Unfortunately, there will not be a weapons 2.0 release when Shadowkeep drops and the reason for that has been stated by Game director Luke Smith in which he said on the Kinda Funny Games show that the guns in the game were already pretty good meaning there was no need for any kind of overhaul of the weapons in Shadowkeep.

It is true, the weapons do seem to be in a good spot as it stands right now with Destiny 2 and any kind of changes made could...
Menagerie rewards buffed in Destiny 2
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If you are a player of Destiny 2, you will know that a few weeks ago Bungie announced they were going to be doing a community event that would get buffed if players completed all the challenges within a week! True to their word, they did launch a community event for their players last week.

The community event gave players a whole week to kill a whole lot of Hive on Mars and by doing this, they would earn exclusive cosmetics. Players definitely did just as Bungie wanted them to do for this community event, they killed a whole lot of Hive on Mars, completed the challenges and Bungie did exactly what they said they would do, they buffed the Menagerie loot over the weekend which meant additional rewards will now be granted from its final chest every run and this buff will stay until Shadowkeep is released on October 1st.

It definitely seems as though players had a lot of fun completing the challenges that were set out for them by Bungie for this community event, could this mean that...
Apple Arcade is coming!
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If you are a gamer the one thing you will always be looking out for is new ways to play games. On September 19th, 2019 Apple will be releasing their very own Arcade game subscription service which will cost $4.99 a month! Not only that but you will also be able to use your Xbox One and Playstation 4 controllers with the Arcade as it will support these devices on launch, how amazing is that!

What will the game subscription service allow me to do though many will ask? If you are the owner of an iPhone, iPad, iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Mac or Apple TV you will be able to play games across all of these devices for that one low monthly price.

Much like other services such as Google's Stadia, Apple's game subscription service will not be streaming games to your devices, instead, you will be able to download the games to your device and play them once they are downloaded. That means whether you have an online connection or not, you will always be able to play your games.

Once the...
New Xbox One Console Features Coming!
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Microsoft is always striving to improve their latest console, the Xbox One and they have now announced more improvements coming to their Xbox One console with these improvements first coming to Xbox Insider members and then eventually coming to all Xbox One owners. What are these improvements though and will they be useful?

Wish list alerts will be coming to the Xbox One which will announce to the user when there is a price drop for an item on their list, this is amazing and definitely useful, especially if you use the wish list feature a lot and tend to miss when there are offers on the games you are looking to grab.

Mixer will also be integrating further into the Xbox One as well and will give users a new Mixer viewing experience which will be built right into the dashboard and will be a lot more simple and speedy. What will this mean for those of us who do use Mixer on the Xbox? What that will mean is you will no longer have to switch to another app to watch your favorite...
Games for PS4 get a makeover!
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Playstation 4 exclusive games are now going to start looking a little different with a change made by Sony. It would seem that Sony wanted a way for their exclusive games to look a little more unique and be something they could be proud of.

Each game in the Only on Playstation collection will contain different artwork, this is definitely something that is a game collectors dream!

These games can be purchased from GAME in the UK

The question on every gamers mind though is, will they all be the same price and will pre-orders have the collectible artwork? The answer to that is no, pre-orders will not guarantee you the collectible artwork and all the games will have a different price, the artwork will also only be available whilst stocks last so you do have to be quick if you want these to add to a collection!

So far only 10 games have been announced as to having the collectible artwork all of which are of course Playstation Exclusives and these can be seen listed below

BloodBorne...
Sony reveals Playstation 5, coming Holiday 2020
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Earlier today Sony officially revealed the Playstation 5. The PS5 is slated for a Holiday 2020 release. The Playstation 5 is said to have a new technology in it's controller and Sony says "don't call it a Dualshock 5" at least not yet........here is a quote from the official playstation blog:

To that end, there are two key innovations with the PlayStation 5’s new controller. First, we’re adopting haptic feedback to replace the “rumble” technology found in controllers since the 5th generation of consoles. With haptics, you truly feel a broader range of feedback, so crashing into a wall in a race car feels much different than making a tackle on the football field. You can even get a sense for a variety of textures when running through fields of grass or plodding through mud.

The second innovation is something we call adaptive triggers, which have been incorporated into the trigger buttons (L2/R2). Developers can program the resistance of the triggers so that you feel the...
Playstation 5 coming Holiday 2020 says Sony..
A look inside of The Last of Us part 2
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The developers of The Last of Us Part 2, Naughty Dogg, held an interview and discuss the game, new mechanics, new enemies, and some story plot points. Insiders got to play two demos of the game at different points within the game and they discuss this. They go on to discuss the changes they've made to gameplay and the overall universe of the game. It seems like it's shaping up to be a fantastic sequel and it's visually stunning from what we've seen. You can watch the interview below:


They discuss an upgraded upgrade/crafting system, new enemies, new friends and more. The last of Us part 2 comes out February 21st, 2020 exclusively to the Playstation 4.
Best ways to grow your channel/following as a streamer.
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As a streamer, it can be difficult to gain a following or for people to find and watch you. So how do you get out there in the giant sea of content creators and stand out? Here are some do's and don'ts on how to grow your following and become a successful streamer:

1) Follow 4 Follow does NOT work. Do not do this..

2) Have a easy to remember username. Avoid numbers, dashes or other special characters in your usernmae. Saying that...... KISS (Keep it simple, stupid!) and try to keep your username unified across all major social platforms you're a part of if you can help it.

3) Get a logo! No one likes a default/blueberry! Having noticeable branding is IMPORTANT to your success!

4 Have a consistent schedule. Being live at the same time on the same set days out of the week is key to success. Think of your channel as a tv show people enjoy watching. That tv show has a specific time slot that it airs each week. Stick to a consistent timeslot and schedule. If a schedule is hard to...
Mafia & Mafia 2 trademarks renewed, Remasters soon?
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The Mafia series is beloved by it's fans. Games full of action, explosions, and criminal activity. The original and it's sequel were great games, but they came out many years ago, 2002 and 2011 respectively. It's been seen that the trademarks for Mafia and Mafia 2 have been renewed, which can be searched up for yourself using the following The trademark links expire, but you can search for them by name or the serial numbers: 88564619, 88564555 and 88564671. It seems like Take Two Interactive is planning on releasing remasters for Mafia and Mafia 2, but will they be for current generation consoles? Or will they wait for next generation since that's right around the corner? Hopefully we'll hear more soon. Are you interested in Mafia and Mafia 2 getting the remaster treatment? Let us know in the comments below!
Mafia and Mafia 2 possible remasters incoming?.
The last of Us Part 2 release date revealed!
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It's been a long time coming but during Sony's State of Play broadcast we were finally given an official, concrete release date for Naughty Dog's upcoming The Last of Us Part 2. The sequel to the critically acclaimed blockbuster hit The Last of Us will be available worldwide on 2.21.20 That's right, February 21st, 2020 we will have our hands on the next installment of what's shaping up to be a FANTASTIC series. Here is the release date reveal trailer from State of Play

Call of Duty Modern Warfare Crossplay Beta starts September 19th.
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Infinity ward has revealed that the Crossplay beta will be going live on September 20th. Which means PS4 players will be able to resume playing the beta on the 20th at 6PM PT alongside PC and Xbox One players who have pre-ordered the game. Xbox and PC pre-orders gain access to the beta for the first time on september 19th. The beta will be open for ALL platforms on September 21st from the sounds of things. Infinity Ward will also be holding a crossplay beta live stream to show off how crossplay will work within Modern Warfare later today at 10am PT. Which is 1pm ET.

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What are your thoughts on the beta if you've played it already? PC and Xbox players, are you excited to try the Modern Warfare beta this Thursday? Let us know in the comments below. Maybe you can squad up with us. :)
Download PS4 Call of Duty Modern Warfare Beta for FREE.
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So as it turns out, you can download the Modern Warfare beta for Free without having to acquire a beta code or pre-order for the game. You need a PSN account from Saudi Arabia, it's pretty easy to set up a new account for this. Steps are in the video below.

Beta times:
PS4: 9/12-9/16 - Starting at 10am PDT
Xbox:/PC 9/19-9/23
Open for all platforms: 9/21-9/23/19

Here's how to get the PS4 beta so you can start playing on 9/12/19 when it goes live:

1) Create a new PSN account
2) Set your country as Saudi Arabia
3) Set your language to English
4) Set your city to Riyady
5) Set your state/province to the same thing.
6) Postal code use 5709
7) Verify email
8) head to the store > What's New > Modern Warfare
9) Scroll over to "Download the Beta"
10) Start downloading.

For more in-depth steps, see the video below:

Overwatch Coming To Nintendo Switch!
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Overwatch is one of the most popular games to date with many people still playing this game, 3 years after it was first launched. Now, Overwatch fans are able to play Overwatch on the Switch which means you can play the game whilst on the go too!

So, when is Overwatch going to be available on the Switch you may ask? You can download and play Overwatch on the Nintendo Switch from 15th October 2019 so you really do not have that long to wait at all!

This is absolutely amazing news for people who hate to be stuck sitting in front of a monitor or TV screen to be able to play Overwatch, now you have the choice of being able to play in front of a TV or somewhere else with the Nintendo Switch being portable! We can only wonder what other games will eventually be brought over to Nintendo Switch, I for one am excited to see what else will come in the near future.
SNES Games have come to the Nintendo Switch!
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I have a lot of fond memories from the Super Nintendo so seeing games from the SNES come to Nintendo Switch, as you would imagine, I was jumping for joy and couldn't wait to download it on my Switch!

If you are a Nintendo Switch Online member then you will have access to this through the Nintendo Store free! Can't get better than that, right? But what if I told you it could? Not only will you get access to Super Nintendo, those of you who have Nintendo Switch Online will also get exclusive access to an original wireless SNES controller. Amazing!

So, what games are available when you download Super Nintendo on the Switch? You can see these below

Brawl Brothers
Breath Of Fire
Demon's Crest
F-Zero
Joe And Mac 2: Lost In The Tropics
Kirby's Dream Course
Kirby's Dream Land 3
Pilotwings
Star Fox
Stunt Race FX
Super EDF: Earth Defense Force
Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts
Super Mario Kart
Super Mario World
Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island
Super Metroid
Super Puyo Puyo 2
Super Soccer
Super...
Treyarch Studio Head asked to resign after tweet is posted.
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Last week, the studio head at Treyarch Studios was forced to resign after a series of tweets were posted. David Vonderhaar was asked by 'someone he respects' to step down as lead studio head of Treyarch. Vonderhaar or "Vahn" as he's known in the Call of Duty community has stated that he will no longer have anything to do with the Call of Duty franchise going forward, leading people to speculate that the studio head was fired by Activision. The tweets were since deleted and Vahn's account was deactivated for a short period of time after the tweets were made, but reactivated with the tweets deleted and now David Vonderhaar has no traces of Call of Duty on his twitter profile.

It's sad to see that we live in a time where anything political posted on social media can make a man lose his job. You will be missed and your absence will certainly be felt at Treyarch with the next Treyarch Call of Duty title coming next year in 2020.

Good luck in yourfuture endeavors and god speed, Vondy.
Treyarch Studio Head David Vonderhaar asked to resign and disconnect from Call of Duty after politically motivated tweet is posted..
Mechs finally nerfed in Fortnite!
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Many Fortnite players may now be jumping for joy and getting back into enjoying Fortnite like they used to! Just last night, Epic Games announced that they have finally nerfed the mechs making it much more fair for all.

What does this mean for those who use the mechs and those who don't? For those who use the mechs they will now see less rockets being fired at a time and you will notice how they are not as powerful as they were before when hitting enemy players. If you are using the mech you will also notice that you can now no longer pick up materials when stomping and dashing. One thing many mech users may be pleased to hear is that, the health for a mech has now been increased from 1000 to 1250! Sounds fair? It definitely seems that way with the Fortnite community already talking about how much better the changes are.

Time will tell as to whether or not these changes will keep the community permanently happy, hearing that they are happy so far though especially this close to a...
Mechs have finally been nerfed!.

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