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Nintendo says there is no Switch exchange program

You might not want to buy a first-generation Switch with the assumption Nintendo will replace it with a new model. A Nintendo spokesperson has flatly denied that swaps are available, telling The Verge that "we do not have a Nintendo Switch exchange program." It‘s not clear why customer service representatives are saying otherwise. We‘ve asked for comment, but it could be a matter of PR and service reps receiving conflictin

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Epic added the hated mechs to ‘Fortnite‘ so more players could win

When Fortnite‘s Season X started two weeks ago, developer Epic Games introduced a new mechanic that significantly changed how matches play out. The two-player B.R.U.T.E. mechs caused uproar, with many players suggesting the machines are overpowered. They have large health pools, are able to leap around the map with ease and can quickly delete structures and players with a devastating volley of rockets. Epic reduced the frequency of

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Investigative thriller game ‘Telling Lies‘ drops August 23rd

Telling Lies, the spritual successor of indie darling Her Story, will officially be available for PC, Mac and iOS devices on August 23. Gamers excited to get their hands on the new title from developer Sam Barlow can pre-order the investigative thriller from the App Store of their platform of choice.

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Epic‘s latest store update brings cloud saves to more games

Epic has rolled out cloud save support for a slew of new titles in its store. The latest update has the feature included for 17 different games, including World War Z and Sherlock Holmes: The Devil‘s Daughter. The game developer began expanding cloud saves last month and hopes to unveil more titles in the future Source: Epic

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‘Need For Speed Heat‘ is an ode to Miami street racing (updated)

You knew EA couldn‘t go long without another Need for Speed game. Ghost Games and EA have taken the wraps off Need for Speed Heat, an open world arcade racer that "deepens and expands" the familiar mechanics of street races and police chases. It‘s a not-so-subtle ode to Miami that has you racing in the fictional Palm City in both sanctioned, money-focused daytime races as well as nighttime underground races that are all about

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The Morning After: VAIO‘s new laptop has all the ports

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. Welcome to Friday morning! Google is refunding the difference if your flight price drops after you book it with them, VAIO has an epic laptop with every port imaginable and Apple suggests you don‘t replace your iPhone battery with a third-party service.

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‘NBA 2K20‘ will include every WNBA team with full rosters

2K Games has offered some more details on how the WNBA fits into NBA 2K20 when the league joins the long-running series of games for the first time. All 12 WNBA teams will be included, while more than 140 players will make their NBA 2K debuts. Source: NBA, 2K

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Discord‘s ‘Go Live‘ lets gamers stream to up to 10 people

Imagine streaming a game on Twitch, but only to your closest friends. Gaming chat platform Discord is launching a new feature, Go Live, that will let users stream games directly to 10 other people. Users can view your stream either through the desktop app or by browser. The feature is due to roll out on August 15th. Via: Gamasutra, Polygon

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Walmart pulls displays for violent media after El Paso shooting

Some politicians are rushing to blame violent video games for mass shootings, and Walmart is apparently quick to respond to this fear. Leaked internal memos revealed that the retailer (which served as the venue for the El Paso shooting) is rushing to pull all store displays that include "violent images or aggressive behavior." This includes demos and events for some console games, movies playing in the electronics section and hunting s

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‘Doom Eternal‘ multiplayer trailer highlights strategic gameplay

Id Software and Bethesda breathed new life into Doom with their 2016 entry into the gory FPS series, but fell short when it came to the game‘s multiplayer mode. "There was not a lot of Doom in our multiplayer in 2016, and players noticed that," said executive producer Marty Stratton at E3 2019. The explosive Battle Mode trailer for the sequel, Doom Eternal, proves the game‘s designers are rectifying that. Source:

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The Morning After: Everything you need to know about the Galaxy Note 10

Welcome to Thursday! If you missed it, Samsung unveiled two new Galaxy Note phones, one a little bigger than the other. There‘s also a plant-based meatball sub coming to Subway and more details on Nintendo‘s Switch sequel plans. Oh and (hushed voice), Apple‘s getting into ASMR. Shhh.

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From indie development to Guerrilla Games: The ‘Gravity Ghost‘ story

Erin Robinson Swink knows when someone has actually finished her game, the hand-painted physics-based adventure called Gravity Ghost. "I can usually tell if they played it until the end based on the way they say that to me," she said. "Like, ‘Yeah, I played your game.‘ Or like, ‘I played your game,‘ and then they look off into the distance. OK, that person played to the end."

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Popular indie game ‘Dear Esther‘ is coming to iOS

Journey made a surprise debut on iOS this week and you‘ll soon be able to play another indie darling on the go. The Chinese Room says its exploration-focused Dear Esther will be available for iPhone and iPad later this year. Source: The Chinese Room (Twitter)

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Hand-drawn RPG ‘Indivisible‘ finally arrives October 8th

Cuphead isn‘t the only hand-drawn game to have a years-long birthing process. Lab Zero and 505 Games have announced that their action RPG Indivisible will reach PCs (via Steam), the PS4 and Xbox One on October 8th. The Switch version is "coming soon," the team added. Whichever version you play, you‘ll get the same meticulously animated visuals and elaborate backgrounds, plus a fast-paced action RPG mechanic that involves abso

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Twitch unveils its own desktop broadcasting app

Until now, people who stream their gameplay or lives on Twitch have done so through a PS4, Xbox One, Twitch‘s mobile app, Twitch Sings or third-party software. As of today, there‘s another option for those hoping to become the next Ninja, Dr. Disrespect or Pokimane: Twitch Studio. Source: Twitch

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Ninja already has a million subscribers on Mixer

Well, that was quick. Tyler Blevins, better known by his online handle "Ninja," has already racked up one million subscribers on Mixer. "Thank you for all the incredible support," he said on Twitter. "I haven‘t felt this good in a long time." It‘s an impressive feat considering Mixer is smaller than Twitch and Tyler only announced his exclusivity deal last week. For now, anyone can nab a free one-month subscription to Ninja&l

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‘DuckTales: Remastered‘ is being pulled from digital stores

DuckTales: Remastered, a remake of the beloved NES platformer released in 1989, will soon disappear from digital store shelves. Capcom announced the news in a blog post but, curiously, didn‘t explain why it was being pulled. If you‘re not familiar, DuckTales: Remastered was released for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Wii U in 2013, before cane-hopping to iOS, Android and Windows Phone in early 2015. Developer Wayforward repl

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Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo agree to disclose loot box odds

Loot boxes have been a source of controversy in recent years. They offer gamers a way to snag virtual items, but because the rewards are typically randomized and players can buy them with real money, they‘ve been called as a form of gambling. Some jurisdictions have banned them completely, and others have looked into them. The games industry is attempting to soothe those concerns. Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo have agreed to disclos

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‘Rocket League‘ is ditching randomized loot crates

Game publishers will soon have to disclose the likelihood of players claiming rare items in loot boxes in their console games, following an agreement between many of them, Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo. Psyonix had already revealed the odds of Rocket League players getting an ultra-rare black market item. However, it‘s getting rid of those paid, randomized loot crates. Source: Psyonix

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The Galaxy Note 10 can stream games from your PC

Samsung is keeping gamers in mind with the Galaxy Note 10. Though the PlayGalaxy Link P2P streaming service, you can stream PC games to your Note 10 and keep playing while you‘re on the move -- all without having to store games on your phone.

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