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Microsoft's next-gen consoles have codenames and are coming in 2020

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Microsoft's next-gen consoles have codenames and are coming in 2020

First reported by the folks at Windows Central, multiple sources are stating that Microsoft have two consoles planned for the next-gen launch.

According to the report, the two consoles are being prepared for a holiday 2020 release. It's rumoured that the consoles are being referred to internally as the "Anaconda", a powerful, fully-featured successor to the Xbox One X and "Lockhart", a more affordable piece of hardware comparable in power to the current Xbox One X, but with "refinements under the hood".

Rumours that Microsoft is planning a streaming-only console have been making the rounds recently. These new rumours seem in line with everything we've heard so far about the next-gen wave of Xbox hardware.

What features would you like to see in the next Xbox? Would you be interested in a streaming-only console? Sound off in the comments below!

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That long-teased Dreams beta finally has a date

That long-teased Dreams beta finally has a date

For years, Media Molecule's Dreams has been the object of speculation, with many still wondering the fundamental question of "what is it?"

That's likely to change very soon, with the game's first beta beginning on December 19.

The beta's focus will be on the game's creation tools, with some social features also available. There'll also be some mini-games that were made by the design team.

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Discord's Store will offer devs 90% of revenue

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Discord's Store will offer devs 90% of revenue

Recent news of Epic's store offering a bigger slice of the pie to developers has inspired Discord to follow suit.

Starting in 2019, Discord will only take 10 percent of games revenue, with 90 percent of sales going to the developer.

"We talked to a lot of developers, and many of them feel that current stores are not earning their 30% of the usual 70/30 revenue share," said Discord in its announcement.

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Subnautica is free on the Epic Store until Christmas

Subnautica is free on the Epic Store until Christmas

Unknown Worlds' Subnautica has been available as an early access title for quite some time and recently saw its official full release on Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

If you've yet to check it out, it's available for free on the Epic Store from now until the 25th of December.

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Metro Exodus will release one week early on Feb 15

Metro Exodus will release one week early on Feb 15

4A Games has announced that Metro Exodus has gone gold; and better yet – the game will release one week early on February 15, 2019.

"We had previously delayed the release date to ensure 4A Games had the time to deliver their ambitious vision for the game," said Deep Silver CEO Klemens Kundratitz, "but now we’re delighted to confirm that Metro Exodus has ‘gone gold’ and we are able to bring the release date forward to February 15th, 2019."

Inspired by the novels of Dmitry Glukhovsky, Metro Exodus continues Artyom’s story, set a quarter-century after a nuclear war devastated the earth.

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Spider-Man's third DLC offering drops next week

Spider-Man's third DLC offering drops next week

The third and final chapter for Marvel's Spider-Man now has a title and release date.

Silver Lining will release next week on December 21, and will close up the game's City that Never Sleeps DLC.

As described by The PlayStation Blog:

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HOYTS just signed an exclusive Esports deal

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HOYTS just signed an exclusive Esports deal

In a surprising move, HOYTS has announced that it has partnered with advertising solutions provider Swift Networks Group Limited for them to be the "preferred provider of Esports content to HOYTS throughout Australia and New Zealand".

As part of a recent $300 million capital investment, HOYTS "plans to stream weekly Esports events across its Australian and New Zealand cinemas".

HOYTS Esports General Manager Scott Russell stated “HOYTS recognises that Esports is a rapidly growing market and we want to be at the forefront of providing this exciting content to our customers. Securing this exclusive in-cinema deal with Swift will allow us to live stream some of the most popular Esports content such as Fortnite, Dota 2, Overwatch and League of Legends across our network of Australian cinema outlets, and in doing so, support HOYTS’ drive to become the standout destination for esports fans to enjoy top class action on some of the largest screens on offer all year round.”

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Fortnite's overpowered Infinity Blade destroys everything

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Fortnite's overpowered Infinity Blade destroys everything

Fortnite's Winter Royale is off to a rough start, mostly thanks to an overpowered weapon that's left a sour taste in the mouth of those competing in the USD$1 million tournament.

Patch 7.01 released yesterday and introduced the Infinity Blade weapon to matches.

A player wielding the Infinity Blade will have both health and shield buffed to 200, while also gaining the ability to jump huge distances and deal 75 damage with each swing.

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A Metal Gear Solid tabletop game just got announced

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A Metal Gear Solid tabletop game just got announced

Please don't wake me up because surely I'm dreaming. Metal Gear Solid: The Board Game was just announced by IDW games and Konami and is set to release next year.

Revealed on the IDW Games website, featuring game design by Emerson Matsuuchi, the MGS Board Game will include miniatures designed by Francesco Orrù and see comic artist Kenneth Loh handling the art.

Wednesday 19 December

Friday 14 December

Metro Exodus will release one week early on Feb 15
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Metro Exodus will release one week early on Feb 15
Dodging that Anthem bullet.
Spider-Man's third DLC offering drops next week
News
Spider-Man's third DLC offering drops next week
New missions, suits, and more.
GRIS Review
Review
GRIS Review
Definitely not paint by numbers
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Tuesday 11 December

Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 coming exclusively to Nintendo Switch
The Game Awards
Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 coming exclusively to Nintendo Switch
Didn't see that one coming did ya bub.
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Monster Hunter World Iceborne expansion announced
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Monster Hunter World Iceborne expansion announced
Playable Geralt of Rivia coming early 2019
Farming Simulator 19 Sells 1 Million Copies
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Farming Simulator 19 Sells 1 Million Copies
Grow anything you like, and no one has to know...
The Outer Worlds gameplay looks amazing
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The Outer Worlds gameplay looks amazing
A wonderful palate cleanser
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Monday 10 December

Mortal Kombat 11 releasing April 2019
The Game Awards
Mortal Kombat 11 releasing April 2019
Savage track on a savage trailer
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Crash Team Racing remaster is coming to consoles
The Game Awards
Crash Team Racing remaster is coming to consoles
2 Fast, 2 Furry-ous.