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Spider-Man is coming to Marvel’s Avengers game – but only on PS4 and PS5


Spider-Man is coming to the Marvel’s Avengers game, it’s been revealed – but only on PS4 and PS5. It’s been described as Crystal Dynamics’ “own, unique take” on the character, suggesting it won’t tie into the existing (and very popular) PS4 Spider-Man game at all.

Spider-Man will be added to the game in early 2021, it’s been confirmed, and like all the game’s story and character DLC, he’ll be free to download. Crystal Dynamics is apparently working hard to make sure the character moves and fights as he should, and you’ll be able to customize Spidey like you can the other Avengers in the game, meaning you can upgrade his abilities and gadgets to suit your play style. Read More

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Engadget

Classic ‘Halo’ games will get crossplay and custom game browsing in 2020


The Halo games in the Master Chief Collection should soon get many of the features you’re used to with modern shooters. The 343 Industries team has provided (via Eurogamer) an MCC “snapshot” indicating that several welcome additions are coming to the classic titles in 2020, most notably crossplay. Ideally, Xbox and Windows players won’t be fenced off for much longer. Developers are appropriately planning mouse and keyboard support for Xbox players to help them stay competitive.

Crossplay should launch alongside input-based matchmaking and server region options. Another update will bring a custom game browser, per-game graphics options and the previously mentioned Xbox mouse and keyboard support. Per-game audio settings, PC file sharing and Steam account linking are also in the works for this year. Read More

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Trail Blazers vs Celtics live stream: how to watch the NBA game online from anywhere


The NBA restart continues today and one of the highlights sees the Portland Trail Blazers and Boston Celtics going head to head. The two teams will be tipping off at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Arena this Sunday – and it’s got all the makings of a great game. Read on as we show you how to watch a Trail Blazers vs Celtics live stream and catch all the NBA action online.

Trail Blazers vs Celtics live stream

You can watch the Trail Blazers vs Celtics game from 3.30pm ET / 12.30pm PT on NSNW or ABC. If you’re watching from Canada, tune into TSN at the same time; UK viewers can watch from 8.30pm BST on Sky Sports, and ESPN will be hosting Australian coverage at 5.30am on Monday August 3. Not got those services? Read on for all your options. Read More

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Astros vs Angels live stream: how to watch today’s game online from anywhere


The 2020 MLB season is back in full swing and this weekend the top team in the AL West the Houston Astros will travel to Los Angeles for a three-game series against the team at the bottom of the division, the Los Angeles Angels. The first game kicks off today at Angels Stadium and we have all the details on how to watch MLB online and get an Astros vs Angels live stream, no matter where you are in the world right now.

Astros vs Angels cheat sheet

The Astros vs Angels is a three-game AL West series with coverage available on AT&T SportsNet SW throughout Houston and on Fox Sports West in the Los Angeles area. However, Saturday’s game will be shown nationally on Fox. Read More

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Pelicans vs Clippers live stream: how to watch today’s NBA game from anywhere


The last time the Clippers met the Pelicans they came away with a two game winning streak. Of course, a lot has changed since then. The Pelicans are certainly fighting to gather wins ahead of Playoff season, and with Zion Williamson back on the court things might just swing a different way. With the LA and New Orleans team facing off in the first weekend of the NBA’s return, then, things might not be so set in stone. Whatever happens, you won’t have to miss a second of the action because we’re showing you how to watch a Pelicans vs Clippers live stream online.  Read More

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Clippers vs Lakers live stream: how to watch the NBA game online from anywhere


Basketball is back tonight and the second game of Thursday’s opening doubleheader sees the West’s top two teams collide at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Florida. It’s the Battle of Los Angeles as Kawhi Leonard, Paul George and the Clippers take on LeBron James, Anthony Davis and the Lakers in the only bubble big enough to fit that many NBA superstars – Disney World! Catch all the action from today’s game online by following our guide below, as we explain where to find a Clippers vs Lakers live stream and watch the NBA online right now. Read More

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The Verge

Netflix is looking to Splinter Cell for its next big video game adaptation


Netflix and Ubisoft’s first project together is an animated adaptation of the gaming publisher’s Splinter Cell series, the company announced today.

The streamer has ordered two seasons from the get-go, for a total of 16 episodes, according to Variety. John Wick writer Derek Kolstad is set to oversee the project. Details about the show remain under wraps, but the long-running video game franchise, based on Tom Clancy’s book series, follows former Navy SEAL Sam Fisher as he takes on a number of different missions for the NSA. Read More

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Engadget

A Pac-Man edition of ‘Monopoly’ includes a mini arcade game


Pac-Man just turned 40 years old and to help mark the anniversary, there’s a new version of Monopoly centered around the iconic character. It includes a digital banking unit that doubles as a mini arcade game you play whenever you pass Go.

You’ll play for points instead of cash in Monopoly Arcade Pac-Man, and you can earn some more through mini-games on the banking unit. You can use your points to buy levels (aka properties). Each player will have a plastic arcade coin they can insert into the banking unit to check their points; buy, sell or steal levels; and pay rent as well as play the mini-games. Read More

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VentureBeat

How Xsolla provides developers with a game business engine


Xsolla is a video game powerhouse, but chances are you haven’t heard of it. That’s because the company stays behind the scenes as it provides what it calls a “business engine” for game developers, and it has done so for 15 years.

Xsolla handles more than 700 different payment systems around the world. And it works with more than 1,500 game companies and 2,000 games. While other payment companies focus on larger industries, Xsolla has thrived by focusing mainly on games. That has helped it figure out what developers need to run their businesses and provide the payment and backend services that can make the difference. To date, the company has helped its game partners generate more than $3 billion in revenue across 3,400 games. Read More

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Engadget

Samsung looks forward to quantum dot TVs, new game systems and phones


The rest of the year is also looking surprisingly positive from Samsung’s perspective, as the launch of new game consoles will push sales of RAM chips for their GPUs. It’s also preparing to launch several mobile devices of its own during the Unpacked event next week, including a new Galaxy Note, Galaxy Fold and more.

While we’ve heard a lot about its upcoming mobile plans, Samsung was less specific about its new TV technology. The company is investing billions to build a new plant to produce quantum dot-based TV screens that rival LG’s OLEDs, and will end LCD production entirely by the end of this year. In the release it confirmed that plan, saying “Samsung will continue to meet demand from its LCD customers until the end of the year and accelerate product development based on new technologies such as QD Displays.” Read More