Microsoft Announces Plans To Expand Game Pass To PC

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Microsoft Announces Plans To Expand Game Pass To PC

During an earnings call today, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella discussed how the gaming landscape has improved for Microsoft and that the company plans to push forward and expand on that front. As such, Nadella confirmed plans to bring Microsoft's Game Pass service, currently only on Xbox One, to PC.

As it functions on Xbox One, Game Pass provides a subscription pass to over one hundred games on the system, with a mix of first-party and third-party titles. Earlier this year, Microsoft made the bold declaration that every first-party game would launch simultaneously on the service, letting players download and play titles on day one for the price of admission alone.

While Nadella did not detail what a PC expansion would look like, an easy guess would be a similar service model using Microsoft's Windows store. As part of Microsoft's Play Anywhere initiative, every first-party game is intended to release on PC as well as Xbox One, with digital versions being cross-compatible in terms of ownership. When considering that, and also adding in PC-exclusive titles like Age of Empires, the case for Game Pass on PC seems fairly logical.

Microsoft Announces Plans To Expand Game Pass To PC

about X hours ago from
Microsoft Announces Plans To Expand Game Pass To PC

During an earnings call today, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella discussed how the gaming landscape has improved for Microsoft and that the company plans to push forward and expand on that front. As such, Nadella confirmed plans to bring Microsoft's Game Pass service, currently only on Xbox One, to PC.

As it functions on Xbox One, Game Pass provides a subscription pass to over one hundred games on the system, with a mix of first-party and third-party titles. Earlier this year, Microsoft made the bold declaration that every first-party game would launch simultaneously on the service, letting players download and play titles on day one for the price of admission alone.

While Nadella did not detail what a PC expansion would look like, an easy guess would be a similar service model using Microsoft's Windows store. As part of Microsoft's Play Anywhere initiative, every first-party game is intended to release on PC as well as Xbox One, with digital versions being cross-compatible in terms of ownership. When considering that, and also adding in PC-exclusive titles like Age of Empires, the case for Game Pass on PC seems fairly logical.

More Overwatch Lego Sets Shown, Including Widowmaker And Reinhardt

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More Overwatch Lego Sets Shown, Including Widowmaker And Reinhardt

A few weeks ago, Lego and Blizzard revealed the newest sets for the Lego universe based on Blizzard's team-based shooter Overwatch. While initially only Tracer and Bastion the robot turret-tank were shown, a set of listings leaked early from retailer Target has given us more pictures to check out, courtesy of Brothers Brick.

The new sets show Widowmaker, Hanzo, Genji, D.Va, and Reinhardt, along with vehicles and playsets to place them in. Check out the image gallery to scroll through.

I haven't been keeping up much on Lego or Overwatch lore, but it seems like Genji is chasing what appears to be Mr. Business from The Lego Movie, which I'm assuming is just the generic businessman for Lego stuff. Still, chasing businessmen with a sword should totally be a mode in the game if it's not being done already.

More Overwatch Lego Sets Shown, Including Widowmaker And Reinhardt

about X hours ago from
More Overwatch Lego Sets Shown, Including Widowmaker And Reinhardt

A few weeks ago, Lego and Blizzard revealed the newest sets for the Lego universe based on Blizzard's team-based shooter Overwatch. While initially only Tracer and Bastion the robot turret-tank were shown, a set of listings leaked early from retailer Target has given us more pictures to check out, courtesy of Brothers Brick.

The new sets show Widowmaker, Hanzo, Genji, D.Va, and Reinhardt, along with vehicles and playsets to place them in. Check out the image gallery to scroll through.

I haven't been keeping up much on Lego or Overwatch lore, but it seems like Genji is chasing what appears to be Mr. Business from The Lego Movie, which I'm assuming is just the generic businessman for Lego stuff. Still, chasing businessmen with a sword should totally be a mode in the game if it's not being done already.

Frozenbyte Confirms Trine 4 For PC And Consoles

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Frozenbyte Confirms Trine 4 For PC And Consoles

Frozenbyte, the developers behind the puzzle-platformer Trine games, has announced a fourth game in the series, though details are scant. The announcement, which confirms the game as real, is apparently not an official announcement for the game. Yeah, it's weird.

Frozenbyte and @Modus_Games are partnering to release #Trine4 next year for #PS4, #NintendoSwitch, #XboxOne and #PC! Visit https://t.co/S9lU7CkrBq for the latest news and to subscribe to our newsletter. pic.twitter.com/Am2mBKEZov

As the tweet says, the game is coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC in 2019. It is unclear when Frozenbyte will add more information, such as screenshots or even structure, but we do know that it is being published by Modus Games.

Frozenbyte Confirms Trine 4 For PC And Consoles

about X hours ago from
Frozenbyte Confirms Trine 4 For PC And Consoles

Frozenbyte, the developers behind the puzzle-platformer Trine games, has announced a fourth game in the series, though details are scant. The announcement, which confirms the game as real, is apparently not an official announcement for the game. Yeah, it's weird.

Frozenbyte and @Modus_Games are partnering to release #Trine4 next year for #PS4, #NintendoSwitch, #XboxOne and #PC! Visit https://t.co/S9lU7CkrBq for the latest news and to subscribe to our newsletter. pic.twitter.com/Am2mBKEZov

As the tweet says, the game is coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC in 2019. It is unclear when Frozenbyte will add more information, such as screenshots or even structure, but we do know that it is being published by Modus Games.

Rumor: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Final Roster Potentially Leaked

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Rumor: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Final Roster Potentially Leaked

A number of images purporting to be from a Super Smash Bros. Ultimate slide of marketing material has emerged today, potentially leaking the rest of the game's roster. The image, which is a still taken from a Snapchat video, pans over the banner image from the game showing all the characters in various action poses, revealing a number of characters that have yet to be officially announced.

According to the video, seven unannounced characters will be part of the final game. If you don't want to know what they are according to this rumor, turn away now.

The seven unannounced characters are purported to be Shadow the Hedgehog from the Sonic series, Ken from Street Fighter (who has been rumored before), Isaac from Golden Sun, Geno from Super Mario RPG, Chorus Kids from Rhythm Heaven, Banjo-Kazooie, and Mach Rider. The characters were pieced together from a pan over what appears to be marketing material for the game.

Rumor: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Final Roster Potentially Leaked

about X hours ago from
Rumor: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Final Roster Potentially Leaked

A number of images purporting to be from a Super Smash Bros. Ultimate slide of marketing material has emerged today, potentially leaking the rest of the game's roster. The image, which is a still taken from a Snapchat video, pans over the banner image from the game showing all the characters in various action poses, revealing a number of characters that have yet to be officially announced.

According to the video, seven unannounced characters will be part of the final game. If you don't want to know what they are according to this rumor, turn away now.

The seven unannounced characters are purported to be Shadow the Hedgehog from the Sonic series, Ken from Street Fighter (who has been rumored before), Isaac from Golden Sun, Geno from Super Mario RPG, Chorus Kids from Rhythm Heaven, Banjo-Kazooie, and Mach Rider. The characters were pieced together from a pan over what appears to be marketing material for the game.