Every Friday, The Verge publishes our flagship podcast, The Vergecast, where co-hosts Nilay Patel and Dieter Bohn discuss the week in tech news with the reporters and editors covering the biggest stories. In this episode, the show is split into three sections. First, Nilay and Dieter talk to Verge senior editor Tom Warren about this week in Microsoft: leaks of the Windows 11 UI, announcements from E3 2021, and Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella doubling as the company’s chairman. Windows 11 leak reveals new UI, Start menu, and more Microsoft Teams’ new front row layout arrives later this year Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella now doubles as the company’s chairman Microsoft announces Xbox TV app and its own xCloud ... Microsoft is bringing next-gen... Continue reading…
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Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Microsoft will let Xbox One owners play next-gen Xbox games through its xCloud service. The news was buried in a blog post recapping Microsoft’s Xbox + Bethesda showcase, with the company confirming plans to leverage Xbox Cloud Gaming (xCloud) for Xbox One consoles. That means the 2013 hardware will be able to play Xbox Series X exclusive games from 2021 — extending the lifecycle of what would normally soon be obsolete boxes. “For the millions of people who play on Xbox One consoles today, we are looking forward to sharing more about how we will bring many of these next-gen games, such as Microsoft Flight Simulator, to your console through Xbox Cloud Gaming, just like we do with mobile devices, tablets, and browsers,” says Will Tuttle,... Continue reading…
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Amazon will open its Luna cloud gaming service up to Prime subscribers on its annual Prime Day sales event, allowing them to bypass the usual invite system for the Google Stadia rival. Come June 21st and 22nd, those sifting through Prime Day 2021 deals will also be able to get online with the Luna+ channel too, without having to request … Continue reading
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Hades from SuperGiant Games will be available on Xbox Series X, Series S, Xbox One and Xbox Cloud Gaming on August 13.
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The company is in talks with television manufacturers to extend the Xbox Game Pass service to TVs by using its new xCloud service.
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Bethesda Game Studios' next big RPG has a release date - and it isn't coming to PS5.
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Yakuza: Like a Dragon. Microsoft has announced a whole slate of games that will be joining Xbox Game Pass today, with 11 new titles available on the subscription service via Xbox and PC. The new Game Pass titles were announced during Microsoft and Bethesda’s joint E3 conference on Sunday. The lion’s share comes from Bethesda, which adds 10 more titles to the service, in addition to the 20 Bethesda titles added to the service since it was acquired by Microsoft earlier this year. Six of these titles will also be accessible via Xbox, PC, and xCloud. PC players will also have access to Fallout: New Vegas starting today. In addition, Yakuza: Like A Dragon has also been added to Xbox Game Pass, which is available today. The entire mainline Yakuza series is also... Continue reading…
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The major driving factors considered are the commercialization of 5G, the rise in a number of gamers, and the upsurge of immersive and competitive gaming on mobile.An increase in the number of internet users is also expected to drive cloud gaming growth during the forecast period.Download PDF Brochure:https://www.marketsandmarkets.com/pdfdownloadNew.asp?id=62740366Cloud Gaming Market for Game Platform Services held largest size of market in 2019Game platform service held the largest share in cloud gaming market by offering owing to growing demand of both content and PC service.Cloud gaming allows playing PC games on nearly any device on the go, which earlier required expensive hardware.Sony’s PlayStation, Blade’s Shadow, GeForce NOW, Blacknut are some of the major companies providing gaming platform service.Launch of Google’s Stadia and Microsoft XCloud are expected to further drive the platform service market.Cloud Gaming Market for Smartphones to grow at higher CAGR of market during forecast periodWith the rapid rise in mobile gaming in the last five years, smartphones are going to gain a significant amount of market traction in the coming years.It is way too expensive to constantly upgrade the consoles and PCs to uphold the game performance.
Cloud-based game streaming hasn’t been making headlines of late unless you count the negative press that Google Stadia has been getting. In fact, the latest game streaming news once again puts Stadia at a disadvantage, even if it isn’t about Google’s service at all. Microsoft let it be known almost in passing that its Xbox Game Pass cloud gaming will … Continue reading
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The Xbox-maker keeps hinting at a cloud-only microconsole, but you probably won't see it at E3 2021.
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Microsoft’s cloud gaming system is about to get a lot faster, with Xbox Cloud getting upgraded around the world with Xbox Series X consoles. The refresh comes ahead of cloud gaming support being baked directly into the Xbox app on PC, Microsoft says, and will also power a number of other features. xCloud has been gaining in traction as Microsoft … Continue reading
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5G has a lot of promise, but will it empower mobile gaming to supplant consoles? Not until some big hardware, software, and infrastructure obstacles are overcome.
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Apple needs a distraction, and it needs one fast. On Monday, the company will hold its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC 2021) during one of the most fraught moments for developer relations in Apple history. While Apple emerged from the Epic v. Apple trial in a seemingly strong legal position, its reputation took a body blow. Evidence revealed the company doesn’t “treat every developer the same” — it cut special deals with big companies like Amazon and Hulu and made arbitrary, cutthroat decisions to lock competition out and lock users in. Developers have known or suspected these things for years, and at first, online reactions seemed muted. This is the third year in a row that the shadow of antitrust regulation has hung over... Continue reading…
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An overdue update on this dual-screen Android handheld adds a touchscreen gamepad, but only to a limited set of games.
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An overdue update on this dual-screen Android handheld adds a touchscreen gamepad, but only to a limited set of games.
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Microsoft Surface Duo’s app for Xbox Cloud Gaming is getting an upgrade that allows you to use the second screen like a game controller, turning the device into a Nintendo 3DS-like handheld console.
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In December, Microsoft wrote a blog post highlighting “The year ahead for Surface Duo.” The news highlighted the dual-screen device’s upcoming availability outside the U.S. (including Canada, the U.K., France and Germany this year), as well as a smattering of features. It’s been pretty well acknowledged from most everyone who reviewed the device (us included), […]
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Microsoft is giving Xbox a content upgrade, with Xbox Series X/S getting a quality boost in the Apple TV app, new Spotify video podcast support, and new Xbox Game Pass controls for Surface Duo. The new Dolby Vision support for Apple TV+ means a big uptick in contrast and colors, assuming you have a TV or projector that can handle … Continue reading
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There'll also be "fun surprises" to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Grand Theft Auto 3.
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Apple executive Phil Schiller defended the company's App Store policies treating games different from movies.
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