Xbox Could Offer Streaming Stick For Game Pass Subscribers

In addition to streaming for your phones, tablets, and (eventually) your PC and Xbox consoles, Microsoft could be offering a dedicated streaming stick that comes free with a Game Pass subscription. All you would need is a TV and a controller to start playing your favorite Xbox games.

Speaking to Stratechery (via The Verge), head of Xbox Phil Spencer didn’t outright confirm such a device is coming, but he very heavily hinted at it.

“You could imagine us even having something that we just included in the Game Pass subscription that gives you an ability to stream xCloud games to your television and buying a controller,” Spencer said.

This could be similar to what Google Stadia allows via its Chromecast Ultra stick, and it would be ideal for anyone who wants a console-style Xbox experience but doesn’t have the need or the space for a traditional system. Stadia has tried

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Learn to Talk Computer in Code Miner: A Programming Game

Hungarian Independent Developer Adam Miklosi has announced the release of Code Miner: A Programming Game. Based on CODE IDE — a mobile Integrated Development Environment — the game weds familiar 2D mining/drilling games (think Dig Dug) with programming, encouraging players to learn to code while also exercising logical thought processes to reach their goals. Taking on the role of an engineer at a mining corporation and hired to command a mining robot, gamers must craft sets of logical instructions

The game uses a built-in JavaScript engine, a streamlined code editor similar in appearance and function to editors such as Sublime Text. The game compensates for the lack of a physical keyboard with features like Smart Code Completion, which autofills code, additional, frequently-used symbols, a virtual folder tree, a comment line toggle, find and replace, undo/redo, and no suspicious permission requests.

Code Miner: A Programming Game is currently available on Android

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Hideo Kojima studio, behind ‘Death Stranding,’ says it’s making new game

  • The Japanese gaming studio led by “Metal Gear Solid” creator Hideo Kojima announced a new project this week.
  • It’s the second project since the studio became independent in 2015. Prior to that, Kojima Productions existed as a subsidiary of Japanese game publisher Konami, where Kojima created and oversaw the “Metal Gear Solid” franchise.
  • Little is known about the new game, and it’s unclear if it’s a sequel to the studio’s last title, “Death Stranding.”
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The studio behind “Death Stranding,” led by the legendary creator of the “Metal Gear” franchise, is working on a new project.

Kojima Productions announced as much in a tweet on Thursday morning. “#KojimaProductions confirms a new project is in development and is looking to hire the best-in-class talent to work out of our Tokyo studio,” it says.

The new project marks the second production from Kojima’s game studio

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Sony plans to optimize the PS5’s fan speed using game data

Managing heat is a critical part of any video game console. Sony has already offered a video teardown of the PlayStation 5, revealing a large fan — 120mm in diameter and 45mm thick, to be precise — that can direct air to both sides of the motherboard. We didn’t know, however, that Sony has plans to optimize the component based on its performance during individual games. In an interview with, Yasuhiro Ootori explained that the console will monitor temperature through a sensor inside the APU and three more attached to the main board. The highest value is then used to determine the speed of the fan.

But here’s the really clever part: Sony will also be monitoring the APU and collecting data on individual games. “Various games will be released in the future, and data on the APU’s behavior in each game will be collected,” Otori said (translation

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XIII remake trailer showcases the weapons & gadgets of the game

With the game launching on PS4 and Xbox One on November 10, XII’s remake got a new trailer showcasing weapons and tools for both loud and silent approaches to missions.

PlayMagic and Microids aren’t far off from releasing the remake of XIII on current systems this coming November. And with that in mind, we got a fresh look at what we can expect out of the game. A new trailer showed off a wide array of weapons and spy tools players will be able to utilize as they choose between the loud and messy or silent and stealthy approach to the game’s missions.

Microids released the latest trailer for the XIII remake on its YouTube channel on October 19, 2020. The trailer gives us a full rundown of the weapons that can be found throughout XIII’s missions, from the simple, yet effective 9mm pistol up to the bombastic and

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Sony will optimize PS5 fan performance with software updates using individual game data

Sony’s next-gen PlayStation 5 console has a massive internal cooling system composed of, among other things, a gigantic fan. But the device, a 120mm-wide and 45mm-thick double-sided intake fan, also has some smart software to power it, and that software will improve the fan’s performance over time based on data gathered from individual games, according to a new interview with Yasuhiro Ootori, Sony’s mechanical design chief in charge of the PS5, with Japanese language website

a hand holding a clock: The cooling fan of the PS5 as seen in a Sony teardown video earlier this month.

© Screenshot by Tom Warren / The Verge
The cooling fan of the PS5 as seen in a Sony teardown video earlier this month.

Ootori was responsible for the refreshing teardown video Sony published earlier this month, showing off the entire console inside and out in a seven-minute video that revealed some telling new details about the mechanical design of the device. In the new interview, as translated by ResetEra user orzkare, Ootori points

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Gadgets to Keep You on Top of Your Game

Among the many disruptions the coronavirus pandemic has brought to our daily lives is the loss of treasured athletic activities.

Necessary precautions have seen the closure of gyms and courts, while social distancing requirements have made group exercises trying at best.

Fortunately, technology has progressed to the point that we can enjoy many of our favorite hobbies from the comfort and safety of our home.

Below, some clever devices to keep you entertained and active—and maybe even improve your game when it’s time to start up again, in person.

Foresight Sports Golf Simulator

Foresight Sports

Missing the fairway? Bring the green to your garage—or anywhere you can swing a club—with the incredibly portable GCQuad Golf Simulator from Foresight Sports. This simulator provides endless, accurate entertainment with faithful, 4K reproductions of some of the world’s most stunning and demanding courses, with myriad customization options, from player settings to weather conditions, so

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BioShock Director’s Next Game, A Sci-Fi Immersive Shooter, Is In “Later Stages Of Production”

It’s been a while since we last heard anything from Ghost Story Games, the small team from BioShock’s Ken Levine. A year ago, we learned from a job ad that the game is an immersive sim with FPS and RPG elements. Now, in another job ad (this time for a senior producer), we’ve gotten a little more insight into the under-wraps project.

The studio, which is currently made up of fewer than 35 people, is still “working on a new immersive sci-fi game with RPG elements.” They note that details have not yet been announced, but the game is “in later stages of production.” The studio was first formed in 2017, so this first game has likely been in the works for some time now.

The job ad also gives some insight into how their studio operates. “We are known for having genuine open communication with a flat structure,” it

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Apple’s Surprise iPhone 12 Pro Upgrade Suddenly Changes The Game

Apple’s new iPhone 12 Pro has a game-changing feature which no other device in the world can offer.

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Speaking at the company’s October 13 “Hi, Speed” event, Greg Joswiak, Apple SVP, Worldwide Marketing, introduced several new ‘Pro’ camera features coming exclusively to the iPhone 12 range. Perhaps the most exciting among these is the news that Apple’s new flagships will be able to shoot, edit and share video in Dolby Vision HDR.

This is an incredible achievement for Apple as, according to Joswiak, the iPhone 12 models are the only devices in the world that can do this. 

Compared to the standard dynamic range recordings achievable with most cameras, Dolby Vision allows for the display of a far wider range of bright and dark shades

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Chatsworth Products Introduces Interactive, Educational 3D Game for ICT Professionals, Contractors and Installers

The ‘Chatsworth Challenge’ to Be Unveiled During CPI’s 2020 Digital Exchange—A Vision for the Future Event

One of the three environments in "The Chatsworth Challenge" game is the data center, the core of the network and where equipment needs to operate 24/7.
One of the three environments in “The Chatsworth Challenge” game is the data center, the core of the network and where equipment needs to operate 24/7.
One of the three environments in “The Chatsworth Challenge” game is the data center, the core of the network and where equipment needs to operate 24/7.

AGOURA HILLS, California, Oct. 16, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Information and Communications Technology (ICT) professionals are invited to attend Chatsworth Products’ (CPI) 2020 Digital Exchange—A Vision for the Future virtual event and test their knowledge by playing “The Chatsworth Challenge,” an interactive and educational desktop and mobile-ready game designed to educate and promote awareness of ICT industry best practices.

“The Chatsworth Challenge” combines multiple-choice based quizzes in three unique, immersive 3D technology infrastructure environments ranging from a traditional data center with power

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