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The fight to save the UK‘s National Videogame Museum

The National Videogame Museum (NVM) is under threat. The building is one of the only permanent museums dedicated to video game culture in the UK, alongside the Centre for Computing History in Cambridge. But like so many other brick-and-mortar businesses, its been forced to close its doors during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Mixer gives every streaming partner 100 to help during COVID-19

Numerous internet services have offered help to creators who may be struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic, but Microsofts Mixer might have one of the simpler solutions: direct cash infusions. The livestreaming service is giving all of its partnered members 100 to help them get through any financial hardships while the outbreak lasts. Given that anyone sufficiently committed to Mixer to reach partner status depends at least partly on

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Recommended Reading: Inside the PlayStation 5 with Mark Cerny

PlayStation 5 uncovered: The Mark Cerny tech deep dive Richard Leadbetter, Eurogamer If youre craving even more explanation on the PlayStation 5 than lead architect Mark Cerny shared during his in-depth chat a couple weeks ago, get comfy. Eurogamer shared part two of its chat with Cerny this week, and while there werent any new revelations per se, there was more detail on the things wed already heard about.

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ESPN2 will air 12 hours of esports coverage on April 5th

TV networks are already trying to fill the void in sports coverage left by the COVID-19 pandemic, but ESPN is going all-out. The broadcasters ESPN2 channel is airing a 12-hour ESPN Esports Day on April 5th starting at 12PM Eastern, and there will be some high-profile live events in the mix. The highlight may be the second F1 Esports Virtual Grand Prix at 3PM, when racers (including some current Formula 1 drivers) will compete online in

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E3 will return June 15th, 2021

The Entertainment Software Association may have cancelled E3 2020 due to COVID-19, but its still committed to holding an event next year. The organization has announced that E3 will return between June 15th and June 17th, 2021. It characterized the future expo as a reimagined event, although thats the language it used for its since-scrapped 2020 gathering. It wont be surprising if the 2021 event is really a look at what you might have

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‘Apex Legends‘ brings back duos and Kings Canyon permanently

The next Apex Legends event is about to get underway and while that might only last for a few weeks, Respawn is bringing back a couple of key features on a permanent basis. The original Kings Canyon map will join the current Worlds Edge arena on rotation after it recently popped back up for a limited time. Meanwhile, the duos mode that debuted last fall is returning for good alongside the original trios option. Theyll both come back on A

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Get six months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for 40 at Newegg

If you play games with your Xbox One frequently, theres a good chance you already have Game Pass Ultimate. Now is an excellent opportunity to top up your subscription at an affordable price. Newegg is offering a total of six months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for 40 when you enter the code EMCDHDE22.

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A sequel to beloved indie game ‘Rogue Legacy‘ is in the works

What at first seemed like a potential April Fools joke has turned out to be real: almost seven years after the original came out, Cellar Door Games has confirmed its working on a Rogue Legacy sequel. The indie studio didnt share a release date for Rogue Legacy 2, nor did it say anything about potential platforms. In fact, besides some screenshots showing off a lovely new art style, the only significant tidbit of information we got is tha

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Deadpool is Fortnite‘s latest playable crossover cameo

While hes been in the periphery of the game since the start of the current season, Deadpool is finally making his way to Fortnite proper. If you purchased this seasons battle pass, you can obtain the skin by finding the mercenarys two hidden pistols (hint: look in the menus). After finding the weapons, head to a phone booth on the island to change outfits.

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The forgotten dream of second-screen gaming

The original iPad came out on April 3rd, 2010, at a time when most smartphone manufacturers were making the awkward transition from full QWERTY keyboards to touchscreen-only devices. Apple sold 1 million iPads in that first month, and by the end of 2010, that figure had climbed to 15 million. That same year, the top video games were Fallout: New Vegas, Bayonetta, Red Dead Redemption, Super Meat Boy and StarCraft II. The alpha version of

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Porsche‘s virtual race series starts tomorrow with pro drivers at the wheel

Its not just multi-manufacturer racing leagues like NASCAR going digital during the COVID-19 pandemic. Porsche is livestreaming its Mobil 1 Supercup Virtual Edition starting on April 4th at 10AM Eastern, when drivers take to a digital version of the Spanish Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya for two races in 911 GT3 Cup cars. The iRacing-based series will have 31 drivers, 22 of which are full-time Supercup racers -- the nine others are fact

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Blackmagic‘s pro livestreaming switcher can broadcast without software

If youre devoted enough to livestreaming that you want the kind of features youd expect from a TV studio, Blackmagic might have your back. Its releasing the ATEM Mini Pro, an enhanced version of the ATEM Mini switcher thats focused on the most elaborate streaming setups. Theres now a hardware streaming engine that lets the Pro stream directly to Twitch, Facebook and YouTube through an Ethernet connection, with no special software requi

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Razer‘s Blade 15 packs an 8-core Intel CPU and RTX 2080 Super

Razer has unveiled the 2020 Blade 15 Advanced with more gaming and content creation power, along with one long overdue addition. To start with, the Advanced model is the first Razer Blade with an 8-core CPU, namely the 10th-generation Intel Core i7-10875. That will make it useful for both content creation and gaming, particularly since you can clock it up to 5.1 GHz.

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NBC Sports will air IndyCar‘s second virtual race on April 4th

Another live esports event will air on TV this Saturday -- something we might have to get used to now that people are glued to their screens even more than usual due to the coronavirus pandemic. The second round of the IndyCar iRacing Challenge, an online simulation-style competition, will air live on NBC Sports at 2:30PM ET on April 4th.

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‘The Complex‘ is almost a good FMV game

There are countless examples of the real world intruding on art, making something that was fine a day ago a grisly mistake now. The pilot episode of X-Files spin-off The Lone Gunmen, which aired six months before 9/11, featured a terrorist plan to fly a plane into the World Trade Center, for instance. And its likely that The Complex, an interactive movie about dangerous biotechnology, skirts the same issue. After all, nobody wants to fix

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Is the NookPhone good or bad for your Animal Crossing island?

No, youre not hallucinating and this isnt a late April Fools joke. That is in fact, the NookPhone from Animal Crossing: New Horizons at the top of this post. Its safe to say that the game has really taken off in the two weeks since its release. Its the perfect salve for our troubled era, and a great way to kill time when youre stuck at home.

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‘Sea of Thieves‘ is coming to Steam with crossplay

Microsofts buccaneering simulator, Sea of Thieves, already has 10 million players on Xbox One and Windows 10. The company announced that the game is coming soon to Steam, adding to an already large stable of Microsoft games on Valves platform, and allowing existing Steam users to connect more easily with friends. The game, which was developed by Rare, challenges players to complete voyages across the open seas. What makes things more int

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Twitch is making games viewers and streamers can play together

Gaming on Twitch is largely a one-way affair. You can join a Marbles on Stream race or play a slightly delayed Jackbox Party Pack game, but the service is largely meant for passive viewing. Amazon aims to fix that before long, however. The company tells the New York Times that its developing games both Twitch streamers and their viewers can play together in real time. While details are scarce, you should see games become available th

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Sony indefinitely delays ‘The Last of Us Part II‘

Naughty Dog has just about finished work on The Last Of Us Part II. Its taking care of the last few bugs and then the long-awaited sequel should be all set. However, Sony has delayed the game for a second time. Its pushing back the release date indefinitely from May 29th due to the coronavirus outbreak.

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