Xbox Game Pass Adds ‘Age Of Empires 3,’ ‘Tales Of Vesperia’ And More

KEY POINTS

  • “Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition,” “Tales of Vesperia” and “Heave Ho” are Xbox Game Pass-bound
  • “ScourgeBringer,” “Cricket 19” and “Supraland” will arrive on the Xbox Game Pass on Oct. 21 and 22
  • DLC updates for titles such as “Black Desert,” “Destiny 2” and “Doom Eternal” will be added throughout the month

The October lineup for Xbox Game Pass is getting a remastered strategy game, a classic role-playing game, a body-climbing title, a curious platformer and several other titles this week.

The online video game streaming service continues to add games for subscribers, which have risen to over 15 million. Thanks to high-quality games joining their ranks, it has become easier for gamers to make the choice of getting a Game Pass subscription.

According to the official Xbox website, Oct. 15 will see the arrival of “Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition,” “Heave Ho,” “Katana Zero,” “Tales of

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Game Platform Roblox Files Confidentially for Public Listing

Online game platform Roblox said Monday that on a confidential basis it had submitted a draft registration statement to the Securities and Exchange Commission for a public offering of common stock.

The San Mateo, Calif., company said it hasn’t determined the number of Class A common shares it will sell and at what price.

Roblox said it intends to commence the public offering following completion of the SEC review.

The company is aiming for a public valuation of about $8 billion, Reuters reported earlier this month. 

That would double the $4 billion valuation it got in a $150 million fundraising round in February led by venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz. The VC firm said in February that the platform reached more than 115 million monthly users.

The company hosts millions of games that are built by its users, who then get a share of any related revenue. 

“Roblox is powered

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Best Video Game Deals For PC

Amazon’s Prime Day, which normally falls on a July, is near, and even the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is not going to stop it from going as planned. The next 48 hours will see a wave of discounts in America’s largest online retailer, including those on PC games as well as PC gaming accessories such as headsets and keyboards and even gaming computers.

Some of the best deals, however, are reserved only for those with Amazon Prime membership. If you don’t have one yet, you may want to try a 30-day free trial right now, and enjoy perks such as free shipping and faster delivery times. That said, here are some of the best PC gaming deals that you can take advantage of on Amazon ahead of Prime Day:

1. Doom Eternal

(photo from amazon.com)

Slash and mow through the armies of Hell and save mankind with “DOOM Eternal.”

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Game ‘pre-bunks’ COVID-19 conspiracies as part of UK’s fight against fake news

Game 'pre-bunks' COVID-19 conspiracies as part of UK's fight against fake news
Go Viral! visuals Credit: Cambridge/UK Cabinet Office

A new online game that puts players in the shoes of a purveyor of fake pandemic news is the latest tactic in efforts to tackle the deluge of coronavirus misinformation costing lives across the world.


The Go Viral! game has been developed by the University of Cambridge’s Social Decision-Making Lab in collaboration with the UK Cabinet Office and media collective DROG.

It builds on research from Cambridge psychologists that found by giving people a taste of the techniques used to spread fake news on social media, it increases their ability to identify and disregard misinformation in the future.

Go Viral! is launched on the heels of a new study from the team behind it, just published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied. The latest findings show that a single play of a similar game can reduce susceptibility to false information for

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Global PC & Consoles Shooter Game Genre Overview 2019-2021: 1400+ Shooter Games for PC and Gaming Consoles

The “2019-2021 PC & Consoles Shooter Game Genre Overview” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

This research contains information regarding 1400+ shooter games made for PC and gaming consoles. Includes both released games and still developing projects. Contains the signals and trends of the shooter genre, shows the empty spots in the industry, least and most presented features, settings, time eras, multiplayer types and many other options describing every game mentioned.

Audiences who might need this research:

Game developers who are in the middle of the development process for a shooter game

This research provides extensive information on all the releases within the shooter genre releasing near to your project. You can also filter the included raw catalogue of games by multiple filters and easily find the closest competitors to your game and improve your project in a way it becomes much more competitive and innovative.

Game developers who

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Backward Compatibility, PS4 Game Resolution, PS VR Confirmed

KEY POINTS

  • About 99% of PS4 games will have backward compatibility for the PS5
  • Playing select PS4 games on the new console will see better loading speeds and graphics
  • To enjoy PlayStation VR on the PS5, players will need the PS Camera for PS4 

With a month to go before the PlayStation 5 officially launches, Sony has answered a few burning questions for those who are curious about the next-gen console.

Posting on the official PlayStation Blog, Sony dealt mostly with questions regarding backward compatibility and PlayStation VR, and put a few rumors to rest while addressing some things that may have been leaving those curious about the PS5 anxious.

Regarding backward compatibility that was not in the plans for the PlayStation 4 when that system launched, Sony said that this time around 99% of PS4 titles will work on the PS5, confirming something previously teased by Sony Interactive Entertainment

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Game, Set And Match. The Business Masters Where European Are The World Champions

With his 13th French Open tennis title at Roland Garros this weekend, Spain’s Rafael Nadal has equalled Roger Federer’s record of 20 Grand Slam men’s titles. Croatia’s Novak Djokovic, with 17 Grand Slams to his name will need at least another year if he is to catch up on his rivals.

Nadal won his first French Open tennis title in 2005. In the past 15 years, few things in the world of sport have been as sure. When it comes to men’s tennis, Europeans are the Masters of the Court.

There is a similar pattern of European domination in the Masters of Management (MiM). This pre-experience business degree has seen tremendous growth in the last decade, as college

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PS5 Game File Sizes Revealed, And You Could Run Out Of Space Quickly

Start planning out space for your PS5 games on the system’s SSD now, because they are going to take up a lot of room. In fact, it might not be too long before you have to start deleting games if the file sizes Sony has revealed are anything to go by.

On the PlayStation Direct website, which lets you buy PlayStation games and accessories directly from Sony, Spider-Man: Miles Morales and Demon’s Souls both have their file sizes estimated. In the case of Spider-Man: Miles Morales, the standard version of the game takes up 50GB, while the Ultimate Edition, which packs in a copy of Spider-Man: Remastered, takes up 105GB. Demon’s Souls, meanwhile, is a full remake of the 2009 PS3 game and takes up about 66GB.

For comparison, From Software’s previous game, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, takes up less than 13GB on PS4. The PS3 version of Demon’s Souls

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xCloud is an unfinished but inspiring glimpse of how we might game in the future

The first time you boot up an Xbox One game on an Android phone can be surreal. Earlier this month, I opened the Game Pass app on a Pixel 3A phone, connected an Xbox One controller via Bluetooth in the device settings, and tapped the “play” button on the page for Halo 5: Guardians. After a somewhat lengthy loading time, there I was on the menu screen, ready to play the exact same Halo 5 campaign that I left unfinished back in 2016.

It surprised me that my save file was intact and accessible in the cloud, letting me pick up right where I left off. The best part: I didn’t even have to unpack the Xbox One where I originally played the game. It’s sitting unplugged in a box, exactly where I left it since moving back to the East Coast at the end of the summer.

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Texas Tech drops third-straight Big 12 game in 31-15 loss to No. 24 Iowa State

AMES, Iowa (AP) — With an offense that did just about whatever it wanted and a defense that was dominant deep into the game, No. 24 Iowa State put away Texas Tech to get out to its best start in Big 12 play in 18 years.

Brock Purdy passed for 302 yards and two touchdowns, Breece Hall rushed for 135 yards and two scores, and the Cyclones won 31-15 Saturday for their fifth straight win over the Red Raiders.

Iowa State remained tied with Kansas State atop the Big 12 standings and have won three straight to open conference play for the first time since 2002 and only the second time since 1950.

It was Iowa State’s most complete performance this season, but coach Matt Campbell said there is plenty to clean up before the Cyclones (3-1, 3-0 Big 12) head to No. 10 Oklahoma State after an open date

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