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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Xbox Series X And S Preorder Guide: Console Preorders Sold Out, Accessories Still Available

Next month sees the release of two brand-new Xbox consoles, and retailers are already sold out of preorders for both the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S. The Series X and Series S release November 10 for $500 and $300, respectively, and as of now, it’s proving to be quite challenging to secure either.

Where to preorder the Xbox Series X and Series S

Xbox Series X and Series S preorders were sold out at all major retailers as of our last update. Xbox preorder listings went live at Target, Walmart, Microsoft, GameStop, and other stores on September 22 but sold out as fast as they appeared. You can check the main store listings below in case of availability. In a recent tweet, Xbox urged its followers to sign up with retailers for stock updates and said more consoles will be available on release day.

Preorder Xbox Series

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Amazon Prime Day Best Gaming Deals: PlayStation, Switch, Xbox, PC, And More

After being delayed several months due to COVID-19, Amazon Prime Day 2020 is still happening, and it’s live right now on Amazon’s website with thousands of deals available, with more to come over the next 48 hours. As usual, you’ll need a Prime membership to shop the sale, and a 30-day free trial is available.

Despite happening later than usual this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, Prime Day is bringing steep discounts on some of the best games for Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Prime Day is also an excellent opportunity to snag consoles and PC hardware at a discount, and you’ll also find sweet deals on gaming accessories, merch, Blu-rays, collectibles, and practically anything on your wish list. If you’re looking to shop in the Prime Day sale, we’ve got you covered. Below, we’ve rounded up the very best deals so far and everything else you

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The Best Amazon Prime Day Gaming Deals For PlayStation, Xbox, Switch And PC In 2020

It’s that time of year again, where Amazon has Prime Day, a shopping holiday where big discounts are offered on products if you have Amazon Prime, and 2020’s edition may not land you a PS5 or Xbox Series X, but it does have a number of gaming deals that you should check out all the same.

I’ve gone through the pile and picked out a few of the best deals I can find, including a few things I’m going to get myself. This spans PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo Switch and PC, and includes both games themselves and accessories.

Here’s what I would have an eye on if I were you.


Razer Huntsman Gaming Keyboard

If you’re looking for a keyboard upgrade, you should be checking out the selection of keyboards Razer has on sale, including this Huntsman model which boasts the “fastest keyboard switches ever.” My life changed

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This Gaming Trend Needs To Die After Xbox Series X And PS5 Launch

When Sony and Microsoft launch the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S in November, console gamers will be treated to a serious uplift in graphics performance. Gorgeous graphics, higher resolutions and increased fidelity and immersion is the typical promise of next-gen consoles. But you know what? I’ve been living that reality as a PC gamer for years. What I’m truly excited about — and if I’m being honest, a little jealous about — is storage drive tech that hasn’t even seeped its way into PCs yet. And I hope these will be literal game-changers for the entire game industry.

Why? Because time is a precious resource, and I’d like to waste less of mine.

Sure, both Sony and Microsoft are touting dramatic reductions in loading times, and quality-of-life improvements like this are more than welcome. But that’s not what grinds

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Xbox Has Its Own Series X Twitter Hashtag Emoji Now

Part of the marketing and hype lead-up to any tech launch, now, is a bespoke Twitter hashtag emoji. And now, ahead of its November 10 launch, Xbox Series X has its own.

Microsoft has chosen a Series X over the cuter Series S for its emoji series, and the image will now be attached to several Twitter hashtags. In a Twitter thread, Xbox announced the following hashtags will carry an image of the powerful rectangular console:

  • #XboxSeriesX
  • #Xbox
  • #SeriesX
  • #PowerYourDreams
  • #PYD
  • #JumpIn
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Of course, in emoji form, the Series X is a tiny little thing–in real life, it’s quite large.

The PlayStation 5 has its own Twitter emoji too, and has for a while–it’s a little DualSense controller.

The Xbox Series X and Series S release worldwide on November 10–less than a month away. Here’s every launch title coming to the new Xbox, and GameSpot’s preorder guide for

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Xbox Series X And S Preorder Guide: More Preorders Available Tomorrow

Next month sees the release of two brand-new Xbox consoles, and retailers are already sold out of preorders for both the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S. The Series X and Series S release November 10 for $500 and $300, respectively, and as of now, it’s proving to be quite challenging to secure either.

Where to preorder the Xbox Series X and Series S

Xbox Series X and Series S preorders were sold out at all major retailers as of our last update. Xbox preorder listings went live at Target, Walmart, Microsoft, GameStop, and other stores on September 22 but sold out as fast as they appeared. You can check the main store listings below in case of availability. In a recent tweet, Xbox urged its followers to sign up with retailers for stock updates and said more consoles will be available on release day.

Reliable retailer Antonline

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Microsoft Planning To Bring Xbox Game Pass To iOS By 2021, Report Says

KEY POINTS

  • Microsoft games boss Phil Spencer wants to bring Game Pass to iOS devices by next year, a report says
  • Apple hasn’t allowed streaming game services in the past because it couldn’t review each title in the catalog
  • A former Apple App Store director claimed Apple doesn’t want competition for its own Arcade service

Microsoft could bring its Xbox Game Pass to Apple devices by 2021, according to a new report.

Business Insider reported, citing sources with “direct knowledge of his comments,” that games boss Phil Spencer told Microsoft employees at an all-hands meeting on Wednesday, “We will absolutely end up on iOS.”

Game Pass is a video game subscription service launched in 2017 where players pay $9.99 monthly to have access to a catalog of games from various publishers. Often compared to Netflix, Game Pass adds and withdraws games for certain periods of time.

It is available to

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First Xbox Series X Ad Is A Psychedelic Dreamscape (Featuring Master Chief)

Xbox Series X and Series S are launching in just over a month, and Microsoft has put out the first ad for the new hardware. The Xbox Series X and Series S ad is light on the gameplay imagery and instead sells the Xbox as a gateway to fantasia. It features Academy Award-nominated actor Daniel Kaluuya (Get Out, Black Panther).

In the ad titled “Us Dreamers,” a young man comes home, puts on his headset, and is transported to a variety of locales. Those include hovering over a Viking naval battle, facing some kind of monstrous world-eater, and becoming/meeting Master Chief, who then grows larger than the planet he’s standing on. This may have been in production before Halo Infinite, which was to be the Series X’s big launch game, was delayed into 2021.

The accompanying tweet emphasizes the “dream” aspect, though it leans less on psychedelia and more on

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Microsoft Reportedly Bringing Xbox Game Pass To iOS As Browser App

Microsoft’s gaming boss Phil Spencer told employees that the company is planning to bring Xbox Game Pass streaming to Apple’s iPad and iPhone devices using a “direct browser-based solution,” according to a Business Insider report.

“We absolutely will end up on iOS,” Spencer reportedly told employees this week. According to The Verge, Spencer also mentioned bringing this browser solution to Windows 10 PCs next year.

Microsoft’s game-streaming portion of Xbox Game Pass has so far only been available on Android as Apple at first blocked it and similar services such as Google Stadia, but then agreed to allow those apps onto its iOS devices provided that there were separate apps for each game. Apple also required that each game be submitted individually so that it would comply with the company’s 30% profit-splitting policy.

Microsoft declined to participate, calling the solution a “bad experience for customers” as it wanted all of

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