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Google unveils game streaming service: Stadia

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Google unveils game streaming service: Stadia

Editor's Note: We previously stated that the Stadia would be running on AMD x86 processors. AMD has reached out to clarify that it will be running on AMD Radeon datacenter GPUs, not AMD CPUs, just in case there was any confusion.

Long-time rumours of Google's impending foray into gaming were confirmed today when the internet giant announced its game streaming service, Stadia.

Stadia will be supported by TVs, tablets, laptops, and phones. The service will work with existing controllers on PC and laptops, but Google is also releasing its own controller for the service which connects directly to the Stadia servers via WiFi.

Beyond the lack of tradition console or gaming PC requirement, the platform will also forgo any need for physical media or download.

The streaming nature of the service allows for a number of new features, including the ability to view a game world from a number of perspectives.

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Quantic Dreams' PlayStation exclusives are coming to PC

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Quantic Dreams' PlayStation exclusives are coming to PC

Quantic Dreams has announced three of its PlayStation exclusives are making their way to PC.

Heavy Rain, Beyond: Two Souls, and Detroit: Become Human will release later this year on the Epic Games Store as part of a one-year exclusivity deal.

"We are extremely excited for the Epic Games Store to host such a well-known and established video game studio like Quantic Dream," said Epic Games' Steve Allison.

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Every trailer from Nintendo's Nindies Showcase

Every trailer from Nintendo's Nindies Showcase

Nintendo has once again showcased a tonne of awesome Indie titles coming to the Switch.

The Switch has quickly become my go-to console for Indies and this next wave of games looks to further bolster the incredible range on offer. There's something for everyone with the monumentally successful Cuphead making the jump from Xbox One to the Switch, along with Xbox Live functionality.

There were some big surprises and some very cool looking new games on the horizon. If it was all a bit much to take in at once or you missed the show, we've put all the trailers below. I'm dying to get my hands on Katana Zero and My Friend Pedro, but will likely end up buying most of the games on show.

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Is Disney resurrecting Lucasfilm Games?

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Is Disney resurrecting Lucasfilm Games?

It looks like Disney is gearing up to get back into game development by resurrecting the Lucasfilm Games studio.

Multiple job listings for producers, art directors, and marketing coordinators have been posted on the Disney Careers page, looking to work out of San Francisco.

Lucasfilm Games changed its name to LucasArts in 1990, but saw all game development halted in 2013 after Disney acquired the company. LucasArts was kept as a licensor, which could explain why Disney is reverting back to Lucasfilm Games.

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Apex Legends' first season kicks off with new character

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Apex Legends' first season kicks off with new character

Apex Legends' Battle Pass goes live tomorrow, beginning the game's first official season of play under the name 'Wild Frontier.'

The pass will be available for 950 Apex Coins (about NZD$16) and will unlock most of the game's characters, including newcomer Octane – who releases as part of season one.

As described by PlayStation Blog,

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Hello Games still aren't done with No Man's Sky

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Hello Games still aren't done with No Man's Sky

No matter how you felt about No Man's Sky at launch, I think we can all agree that Hello Games has gone above and beyond in bringing the once-troubled title closer to the original promise and even exceeding that vision in some ways. The studio has already released a plethora of substantial game-changing free updates but still have even more planned.

In a recent blog post, the studio confirmed that the next chapter in the evolution of its procedural space exploration title will arrive in the form of No Man's Sky: Beyond which will again be free to all existing players.

The studio promises three significant new features staggered throughout the Beyond update, with the first component being No Man's Sky Online.

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EA Motive founder Jade Raymond joins Google as VP

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EA Motive founder Jade Raymond joins Google as VP

Ubisoft Toronto and EA Motive founder, Jade Raymond has announced her new position as a VP at Google.

Further details surrounding her role within the company are yet to be revealed, however an upcoming keynote from Google at GDC '19 will likely bring answers.

Long time rumours of a Google gaming console have indicated the company's desire to break into the gaming industry – likely with a streaming device.

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The Master Chief Collection is coming to PC

The Master Chief Collection is coming to PC

It turns out the announcement 343 Industries teased back in January was a one-two punch...

First of all, Halo: Reach is being added to the Master Chief Collection for Xbox One, secondly, the entire collection is coming to PC.

The addition of Reach to the console collection will offer 4K/HDR at 60FPS for Xbox One X users.

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Left 4 Dead creators announce spiritual successor, Back 4 Blood

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Left 4 Dead creators announce spiritual successor, Back 4 Blood

Turtle Rock, the developers behind the cult classic Left 4 Dead, has announced that it is developing what looks to be a spiritual successor to what is arguably the best zombie game to date (name a better zombie game...I'll wait).

Billed as a co-op shooter, which sets players against, you guessed it... hordes of the undead. With Valve's increased resistance to actually making games, fans have been clamouring for a sequel for years, to no avail.

Turtle Rock Studios also created the not-so-well-received Evolve, but this upcoming project will see the studio “going back to [its] roots and at the same time innovating on them.” As expected, details are scarce, with no screenshots or footage yet, but the studio is more than aware of the fan expectations and stated that they are "going all out to surpass everything [they’ve] done before."

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The Division 2 Review in Progress
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The Division 2 Review in Progress
The right way to handle shoot & loot
Every trailer from Nintendo's Nindies Showcase
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Every trailer from Nintendo's Nindies Showcase
The gift that keeps on giving

Wednesday 20 March

Google unveils game streaming service: Stadia
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Google unveils game streaming service: Stadia
"This new generation of gaming is not a box"
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Friday 15 March

Wednesday 13 March

Dead Cells DLC arriving this month on PC
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Dead Cells DLC arriving this month on PC
No word on console dates yet

Tuesday 12 March

Devil May Cry 5 Review
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Devil May Cry 5 Review
Dante is back and better than ever!
Ape Out Review
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Ape Out Review
Nobody puts Ape in a corner
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Pokemon Go studio reveals Harry Potter: Wizards Unite
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Pokemon Go studio reveals Harry Potter: Wizards Unite
Expecto later this year...o
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Next big PS4 exclusive Days Gone hits gold status
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Next big PS4 exclusive Days Gone hits gold status
Just over a month to go

Monday 11 March

Picking up The Division 2? Free up some hard-drive space now!
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Picking up The Division 2? Free up some hard-drive space now!
PlayStation 4 players will need even more space
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