Xbox Streaming Service xCloud Adds Touch Controls For 10 More Games

Microsoft’s xCloud game streaming service allows users to play titles with either a wireless controller or through touch controls. However, the platform launched with touch controls only available for Minecraft Dungeons, but now a handful more titles are supported.

Microsoft has now confirmed 10 more titles available on the service that now support touch controls, including Dead Cells, Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice, and Killer Instinct.

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You can see the full list below.

  • Dead Cells
  • Gucamelee! 2
  • Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
  • Hotshot Racing
  • Killer Instinct
  • New Super Lucky’s Tale
  • Slay The Spire
  • Streets of Rage 4
  • Tell Me Why
  • UnderMine

Touch controls are integrated differently depending on the game. For example, Hellblade displays different controls for when you’re walking around the world and when you’re in combat. In Hotshot Racing, meanwhile, there is a touch-controlled throttle that aims to replicate the feeling of analog triggers on a controller.

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Synergy Blue Debuts New Line-up of Arcade-style, Skill-influenced Games

Bringing “Fun You Can Bet On!” to Every type of Gamer & Gambler

Synergy Blue, the premier provider of ‘fun you can bet on’ and interactive casino gaming experiences, unveiled four new game titles today, bringing unique and versatile styles of arcade gambling to casino floors in multiple jurisdictions, including progressives and slot style games. Designed to transport the modern gaming experience onto casino gambling floors, the new line-up of skill-influenced games not only offers more variety for shifting demographics, it also draws new players in with truly unique gambling experiences. From a thrilling race to the jackpot, to zombie zapping excitement, Synergy Blue’s game library truly provides ‘fun you can bet on’ for every type of gamer and gambler.

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Synergy Blue debuts four new, arcade-style game titles, bringing interactive ‘fun you can bet on’ to every type

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Microsoft Earnings Ahead With Demand For Cloud, Teams, And Video Games In Focus Amid Pandemic

Key Takeaways:

  • Focus on Azure unit as businesses see cloud adoption key to operational resilience.
  • Xbox Series S and Series 3 release slated for November puts gaming in spotlight
  • LinkedIn ad revenue expected soft but seen growing as business ad spending recovers

This year handed the market and Main Street an unsettling flurry of ups and downs. But if you sift through it all—high hopes along with headaches—there’s been an important lesson: “Digital tech intensity,” a line from Microsoft (MSFT) CEO Satya Nadella, may be the key to resilience.

Nadella, whose company reports fiscal Q1 results Oct. 27, was talking about business resilience. But taking his lesson further, it can arguably apply to healthcare, education, and household living as well. If you want to emerge from the pandemic a bit faster, perhaps stronger, and even saner, then you may need to build up your digital capacity.

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Apple To Remove App That Allowed Users To Play Stadia Games On iOS

KEY POINTS

  • Apple hasn’t allowed game streaming apps like Stadia on iOS devices
  • This is because of its strict App Store policies regarding game streaming
  • Apple is taking down an app that provided a workaround to streaming Stadia games on iPhones

Apple has told the developer behind the Stadium app that it will be removing the app from the App Store. This comes as the latest blow to mobile gamers who have been looking for ways to enjoy the video games they could not access via the App Store or Apple Arcade.

Zachary Knox, creator of the Stadium app that allowed users to play Stadia games on their iPhones, said the Cupertino tech giant reached out to him and informed him that it is taking down the app.

For those who don’t know, the Stadium app offers iPhone users a workaround so they can enjoy Stadia games directly on their

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Spanish Grandma, 99, Gets Back to Computer Games After Beating COVID-19 | World News

By Elena Rodriguez and Juan Antonio Dominguez

MADRID (Reuters) – When 99-year old Florentina Martin caught the coronavirus in September, her grand-daughter’s greatest fear was not that the disease would kill her, but that she would end up alone on an emergency ward.

“I always thought loneliness would finish her off before the virus because she’s afraid of being left alone, especially in the hospital,” Noelia Valle said.

She thinks her grandmother probably got infected at her 99th birthday party on Sept. 16, when the family went outside to enjoy the fine weather with drinks on a terrace.

“I think it must have been there at some point when we were all close together without a mask,” Valle said.

A few days later, Martin began to feel weak and retreated to bed.

Exposure to contaminated rapeseed oil when she was younger left Martin with lifelong health problems, heightening her vulnerability

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Microsoft’s new Xbox iOS app now lets you stream Xbox One games to your iPhone or iPad

Microsoft’s Xbox app update for iOS and iPadOS is now live, allowing Xbox One owners to stream games to their devices. A new Xbox app is available in the App Store that includes a remote play feature, which lets Xbox One console owners stream their games to an iPhone or iPad.





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Remote play is different to Microsoft’s xCloud service, which streams games directly from servers instead of your own Xbox One console. This Xbox remote play feature will only connect to your own Xbox console, not to xCloud. It’s similar to Sony’s own PS4 Remote Play feature that’s also available on Android and iOS.

This app also supports the ability to access an Xbox console over Wi-Fi, or even an LTE or 5G connection, too. The Xbox app will let you take control of your home Xbox, and you can also remotely

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Intel Can Leave Memory Games to Samsung

(Bloomberg Opinion) — Intel Corp. has stumbled lately. To right itself, the semiconductor giant needs to get back to basics and prioritize its main business. An exit from the memory industry will help that effort.

The company agreed to sell its Nand memory-chip subsidiary to South Korea’s SK Hynix Inc. for about $9 billion, the Asian chipmaker said in a statement late Monday New York time. Despite large investments in flash memory, Intel has never been able to become a big player in these types of semiconductors, which are used in storage devices inside computer hard drives and consumer electronics. That’s a problem because in a commodity market such as memory, leadership and size are essential to generate profits over the long term.



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 With no prospects for large gains on the horizon, Intel is smart to give up on memory. First, the move can help the company’s

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Future Bethesda Games Don’t Need To Be On PS5, Says Xbox’s Phil Spencer

Last month Microsoft announced the acquisition of ZeniMax Media and its subsidiaries, including Doom, The Elder Scrolls, and Fallout publisher Bethesda. While Microsoft hasn’t detailed its release plans for Bethesda games in the future, Xbox’s Phil Spencer says that the price of the deal isn’t forcing any decisions.

The acquisition cost Microsoft $7.5 billion and is expected to close soon, but Microsoft has said that existing exclusivity deals for games like Deathloop and Ghostwire: Tokyo on the PlayStation 5 will not be changed. The future of Bethesda titles is less certain, however, with Microsoft previously stating that it would determine release platforms for games on a “case-by-case” basis.

Spencer, speaking to Kotaku, didn’t elaborate on that stance, but did mention that Microsoft has no obligation to release games on platforms it doesn’t control for the financial aspect of the deal to make sense.

“[W]e have xCloud and PC and Game

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Oculus Quest 2 VR Device Doesn’t Support Oculus Go Games, John Carmack Confirms

KEY POINTS

  • The newly released Oculus Quest 2 VR device doesn’t support games for the discontinued Oculus Go
  • Oculus’ consulting CTO John Carmack said he pushed for it but lost the “internal debate”
  • Although Quest 2 has more degrees of movement, it does not have backward compatibility

The Oculus Quest 2 has been released, but the new VR device apparently lacks support for titles of the now-discontinued Oculus Go.

Priced at $299, the powerful hardware and improved virtual reality experience are key selling points for the Oculus Quest 2. However, the library of apps and games that the Oculus Go could previously access is now inaccessible with the new device, Oculus’ consulting CTO John Carmack confirmed on Twitter.

When asked on Twitter why the drop-down menu that lets players access the Go library could not be found, Carmack replied that the support for the Go library on the Oculus

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The best upcoming PS5 games you’ll need to play


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Sony’s PlayStation 5 is launching in just a few weeks, on Nov. 12 and while there’s no one killer app in the PS5’s launch lineup, there are several games that will probably be solid: Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart and Demon’s Souls spring to mind. 

But when you look at what’s coming to the PS5 in 2021 and beyond, things get a little more interesting 

Here’s our list of PS5 games we think you should know about. 

God of War: Ragnarok

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OK, to be fair, all we’ve seen of God of War: Ragnarok is its logo. And even then, it’s probably not even the full logo. But there are still many reasons to be excited. 

It’s a sequel to 2018’s God of War, which

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