Sony And Microsoft Team Up On Tech

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Sony And Microsoft Team Up On Tech

We know them as competitors in the gaming space, but today Sony and Microsoft announced a partnership that involves the companies working together and leveraging their unique strengths to explore some tech-related issues.

The press release says both companies signed a memorandum of understanding that declares an intent to collaborate on future cloud-based solutions that will help both sides with their game and content-streaming services. 

Before you get too excited: Don't expect a joint Xbox/PlayStation console to come out of the deal. The scope of this cooperation deals with things like semiconductors and Microsoft's Azure A.I., and cloud technology. It allows Sony and Microsoft to work together and share information to solve problems that are currently facing the tech industry as a whole. In short, the two companies can innovate in ways they couldn't alone, and everyone benefits.

Two New Episodes Coming To Metro Exodus

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Two New Episodes Coming To Metro Exodus

Metro Exodus released earlier this year, and it was a good game! For those who wanted even more from the experience, publisher Deep Silver and developer 4A Games were selling an expansion pass for $25 ... but no specific details were available. That changed today, when the companies revealed what exactly the expansion pass will add.

Two new, single-player story missions are on the way. They star a new character named Sam (rather than series standby Artyom), who is one of the Spartan Rangers and the Aurora's only American. 

The first new episode, entitled The Two Colonels, is coming this summer. The second, called Sam's Story, is slated for early 2020. Without spoiling to much, the episodes will include new weapons and areas to explore while retaining the series' survival-fueled tension.

See The First Trailer For The CW's Batwoman Series

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See The First Trailer For The CW's Batwoman Series

The producers behind Arrow, The Flash, and Supergirl are setting their sights on another DC-universe hero. Batwoman starts airing this fall, and the new trailer above shows viewers what to expect.

The series stars Ruby Rose (Orange is the New Black, The Meg) in the titular role. Her character is a relative of Bruce Wayne, and she gains access to his suit and resources to become a new twist on Gotham's iconic hero. 

Judging from this footage, Batwoman is definitely a show on the CW. 

The App That Lets You Stream Steam Games To Your iPhone Is Available Now

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The App That Lets You Stream Steam Games To Your iPhone Is Available Now

Last night, Valve launched the Steam Link iOS app that lets you stream your steam library to your iPhone. You can grab the app, for free, here. Setting up the app requires you having Steam running on your PC so that when you sign into the app on your phone, it can recognize your computer and then you have to enter a four-digit key into your PC. After that, you should be pretty free and clear to play from anywhere that has decent speed.

I tried it out last night and it worked okay. I played some Gato Roboto in the same wifi network as my PC with the virtual on-screen buttons and though there was some lag, service never filly dropped out. The main problem was playing an action/platformer with virtual on-screen buttons. Luckily, the app does allow you to use iPhone compatible controllers. When I was done playing, I turned off my phone and went to sleep, assuming shutting off my phone would close out the app and Steam, etc., but when I looked at my PC this morning, Gato Roboto was still running, so I accidentally logged a good eight hours of play of the titular Gato just waiting around for me to do anything.

My first impressions, in a good wifi network, were positive. I'm excited to try it out with a legitimate controller. I'm one of those weirdos that is very excited about the future of playing high-end PC games on my phone laying in bed.

Golden Axe, Ghouls N' Ghosts, Street Fighter II, And More Games Announced For Genesis Mini

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Golden Axe, Ghouls N' Ghosts, Street Fighter II, And More Games Announced For Genesis Mini

Sega has teased out yet another 10 games for its upcoming Sega Genesis Mini, and they've got a number of heavy hitters.  With today's reveal, we now know more than half of the retro console's lineup.

Here's the complete list of announced games for the $79.99 console, with the newly announced entries bolded. The Genesis Mini includes two wired Genesis controllers, a power adapter and cable, and an HDMI cable, along with the mini console.

 The Sega Genesis Mini is hitting stores September 19, and you can see where you can preorder it here.

Everything We Learned About Super Mario Maker 2 From Today's Direct

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Everything We Learned About Super Mario Maker 2 From Today's Direct

Today Nintendo held one of its Direct presentations, this one dedicated to everything Super Mario Maker 2. The company dropped a fair number of details during the 15-minute presentation about what you can expect from the creator suite sequel.

Here are the most important bits: 

For more on Super Mario Maker, be sure to check out our review of the original here.

John Wick Reportedly Coming To Fortnite

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John Wick Reportedly Coming To Fortnite

It's time for another limited time mode in Fortnite. No, Thanos isn't returning but another character with a high kill count apparently is making his way to the island.

Retired assassin and murder machine John Wick is coming to the game, as revealed by images that data miner Lucas7yoshi has discovered. Lucas7Yoshi even dug out a damage variant skin for Wick himself:

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Ubisoft Has Three Unannounced Games On The Way

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Ubisoft Has Three Unannounced Games On The Way

Ubisoft had a lot to boast about during its earnings call today. However, one of the biggest key takeaways was about what's on the horizon for the company.

Ubisoft revealed that three 'unannounced' titles will be arriving between January and March 2020. Given yesterday's fiasco about a new Splinter Cell that may or may not exist, could one of those games feature our boy Sam Fisher? Given that E3 is right around the corner, there's a good chance we'll be finding out about at least some of those titles next month.

For more on Ubisoft, check out the Skull & Bones delay announcement.

Rainbow Six Siege Rakes In A Billion Dollars, The Division 2 Fails To Meet Sales Expectations On Consoles

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Rainbow Six Siege Rakes In A Billion Dollars, The Division 2 Fails To Meet Sales Expectations On Consoles

Today Ubisoft held its quarterly earnings call and overall, things look pretty great for the company financially. The publisher reports that 2018 was its strongest year ever, supported by its service games as well as mostly strong release sales. Overall, Ubisoft brought in over 2.27 billion dollars, a 17% increase over the previous year.

A big bulletin in the report was Rainbow Six Siege (shown) bringing in over a billion dollars for the company since its launch back in 2015. Not bad for a game that many doubted thanks to its rough launch. Far Cry 5 is also the biggest-selling game for Ubisoft's current generational titles. The publisher also made sure to call out its engagement numbers, pointing to Siege's audience of 45 million players, a 40% increase since last year.

However, on the less rosy side of things, Ubisoft reports that the console version of The Division 2 didn't meet the company's initial sales expectations (though the PC version is performing well). Given Ubisoft's investment in service structures for its game, it'll be interesting to see how microtransactions affect The Division 2's profitability in the year to come.

Skull & Bones Delayed Again

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Skull & Bones Delayed Again

During its earnings call, Ubisoft revealed that Skull & Bones has been delayed again. The title, originally revealed during Ubisoft's 2017 E3 showing, has already been delayed before to 2019.

Players can expect to wait until at least March 2020 before the game is out.

In the meantime, you can watch our New Gameplay Today of the game here or get hyped for a television show adaptation that will apparently release before the game does.