Augmented Reality Minecraft Game Teased

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Augmented Reality Minecraft Game Teased

What if you could insert Miencraft into your every day life? This is the question every developer with a popular license has been asking themselves since the success of Pokémon Go and now Minecraft is getting their turn to ask it out loud. A new teaser from Microsoft indicates that a new augmented reality Minecraft product, whether a spinoff or an AR adaptation, will be revealed for the first time on May 17.

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This isn't the first time Microsoft has toyed around with an augmented reality Minecraft. At E3 2015, the platform holder revealed a new Minecraft project for Hololens that put an entire island on a table in the middle of the stage. As Hololens has fluctuated between intended uses for years, it makes sense to apply the same ideas and possibly tech to Minecraft on mobile. In a post-Pokémon Go world, it makes sense to at least try it.

New Microsoft Patent Reveals Braille Controller For Visually-Impaired Gamers

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New Microsoft Patent Reveals Braille Controller For Visually-Impaired Gamers

Microsoft has made their initiative to make more accessible controllers for every kind of gamer quite well known. The Xbox Adaptive controller has been praised by gaming accessibility organizations and users alike as an extremely useful tool for gamers who have a hard time physically using a controller. Now Microsoft looks to be tackling the problems visually impaired gamers might have, according to a new patent.

Discovered by LetsGoDigital, the patent seems to showcase a standard Xbox One controller but with a back touchpad that raises braille characters depending on feedback from the game. So in-game text that might be hard for someone to discern will be sent to the controller. The controller also has paddles on the back, similar to the Xbox Elite Controller, but numbers six of them. In addition to helping accessibility, this also helps keep the player's hands on the back touchpad so they don't have to choose between being able to read text and reacting to the game.

In the patent, Microsoft also suggests the software will be able to convert speech to Braille, allowing users to participate in game chat or while livestreaming.

Ghost Recon Event Teasing New Game Reveal On May 9

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Ghost Recon Event Teasing New Game Reveal On May 9

A few days ago, Ubisoft started teasing the possibility of new a new Ghost Recon game with some new missions in Ghost Recon: Wildlands starring actor Jon Bernthal. It looks like we won't have to wait too long to figure out what exactly the Operation Oracle missions were setting the stage for, as the publisher has announced a Ghost Recon reveal for May 9.

Calling all Ghosts.
Tune into the #GhostRecon World Premiere event May 9 at 11:30 am PT.

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There's not a whole lot to guess at quite yet, but it does sound to be a new game in the Ghost Recon series. One interesting question is whether it will follow in the same mold as Wildlands or if this will be a new take on the Ghost Recon series. With Ubisoft finding so much success in melding RPG mechanics into their games, it would not be surprising to see Tom Clancy games going in a similar direction as the Assassin's Creed series did, though Origins did certainly borrow a bit from Wildlands in the first place.

Spider-Man: Far From Home Gets An Awesome Trailer

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Spider-Man: Far From Home Gets An Awesome Trailer

Now that we're in a post Avengers: Endgame world, the Marvel universe pushes on with a new trailer for July's Spider-Man: Far From Home.

The trailer shows a significant amount of content in terms of characters, environments, and situations from the upcoming film, and is also packed with details that are spoilers from Avengers: Endgame - so proceed with a cautionary spoiler warning. You can watch our spoiler-filled discussion about Endgame right here as well.

In fact, I'll just say it - if you care about spoilers at all, don't watch this without having seen Endgame first. There's also a warning at the beginning of the trailer in case you didn't read this. Check out the trailer below!

Multiplayer Portal-Shifting Shooter Splitgate Launches May 22

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Multiplayer Portal-Shifting Shooter Splitgate Launches May 22

Splitgate: Arena Warfare has had a ton of opportunities for players to check it out in the form of pre-release sessions and access, but the free-to-play title is launching for real later this month on May 22 on Steam.

While the world has no shortage of shooter fare for players to explore right now, Splitgate features a robust portal mechanic that allows for planning, mobility, and a ton of twisting gameplay situations that set it apart. Check out the new trailer below for a look at the game and read a preview of our experiences with the game here.

Original Devil May Cry Coming To Switch

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Original Devil May Cry Coming To Switch

Capcom has announced through the official Devil May Cry 5 Twitter account that the company is releasing the original Devil May Cry (2001) on the Switch this summer.

The game has previously been remastered twice as part of larger collections featuring the first three titles in the series, but so far the Switch is only getting the franchise's first installment. 

Interestingly, previously Devil May Cry 5 director Hideaki Itsuno said it didn't make sense to have Dante in the Super Smash Bros. fighting series because Devil May Cry hasn't appeared on a Nintendo system. Perhaps this is the first step in making that happen.

Upcoming Sony State Of Play Episode Showing Off New Game, MediEvil Update

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Upcoming Sony State Of Play Episode Showing Off New Game, MediEvil Update

Sony is holding a State of Play presentation on Thursday, May 9 at 3 p.m. Pacific, and although the company says it's only 10 minutes long, the episode features another look at the MediEvil remake and a new title.

We'll have to wait and see exactly what the new game is, but Sony is already saying it won't pertain to the next PlayStation. Today's State of Play announcement specifically says: "Don't expect any updates relating to our next-generation plans this time. Sorry!"

Sony is not appearing at the annual E3 trade convention in June, so it looks like these episodes will be the primary way the company disseminates info for the foreseeable future.

Respawn Has Banned 770,000 Cheaters In Apex Legends

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Respawn Has Banned 770,000 Cheaters In Apex Legends

Late last week, Respawn posted a development update on Reddit that said the studio has cracked down on cheaters in Apex Legends. According to the post, Respawn has banned over 770,000 accounts on PC since the game's launch in February.

The developer has also blocked more than 300,000 account creations related to cheating or spamming. 4,000 of those accounts were associated with cheat selling. Respawn says that matches that are normally affected by cheaters and spammers have been reduced to half this last month, thanks to anti-cheat efforts.

Respawn has been working closely with EA's security and fraud team to crack down on cheaters, as well as with developers from EA DICE, EA Vancouver's FIFA team, and EA Capital Games.

Respawn Has Banned 770,000 Cheaters On Apex Legends

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Respawn Has Banned 770,000 Cheaters On Apex Legends

Late last week, Respawn posted a development update on Reddit that said the studio has cracked down on cheaters in Apex Legends. According to the post, Respawn has banned over 770,000 accounts on PC since the game's launch in February.

The developer has also blocked more than 300,000 account creations related to cheating or spamming. 4,000 of those accounts were associated with cheat selling. Respawn says that matches that are normally affected by cheaters and spammers have been reduced to half this last month, thanks to anti-cheat efforts.

Respawn has been working closely with EA's security and fraud team to crack down on cheaters, as well as with developers from EA DICE, EA Vancouver's FIFA team, and EA Capital Games.

Epic Giving Away Free Glider After Buggy Unvaulting Event

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Epic Giving Away Free Glider After Buggy Unvaulting Event

To make up for yesterday's buggy in-game Unvaulting event, Epic Games is giving away a free glider to Fortnite players as an apology.

The Unvaulting event saw players go to Loot Lake and vote to bring the drum gun back into the item pool from the vault. However, many players weren't able to witness the event at all because of technical issues.

In response, Epic is offering the Arcana Glider (worth 1,200 V-Bucks) to anyone that was in the Unvaulting Playlist, regardless of whether they missed out or not. If you've already bought the glider beforehand, you'll be refunded. The glider or refund should appear in players' accounts in "the coming days."