Castle Crashers Releases For PS4 And Switch Soon

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It's nearing four years since Castle Crashers made the jump to current gen with a remaster on Xbox One. It's been even longer since San Diego-based developers, The Behemoth, launched the side-scrolling beat-em-up on last generation's hardware. Now, in celebration of the game's 10th--going on 11th--year on the market, the studio has announced that Castle Crashers is re-re-releasing, this time for Nintendo Switch and PS4.

In a Twitter post, The Behemoth stated Castle Crashers Remastered, the version of the game that launched on Xbox One back in September 2015, is making its way to the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4. Unfortunately, no release date accompanied the announcement.

The developers penned a blog post on its official website detailing the announcement. Castle Crashers Remastered for Switch and PS4 will contain the Back Off Barbarian mini-game, all previously released DLC, and various gameplay improvements and performance updates. This re-release will also run at 60 frames per second and feature textures much improved over the original game's. Essentially, it's the Xbox One version of the game and more.

GDC: Google's Confirmed Stadia Games Include Doom Eternal

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During the Google GDC 2019 keynote, company VP Phil Harrison revealed a new cloud gaming streaming service called Stadia. Following its use in the Project Stream test last year, Assassin's Creed Odyssey was featured prominently during the event, but it wasn't the only triple-A game promised to run on the hardware. At a later point in the presentation, id Software executive producer Marty Stratton took the stage to announce Doom Eternal would be one of the games coming to Stadia.

Stratton said that Doom Eternal both plays and looks "great" on Stadia. The sequel to 2016's Doom will play in true 4K HDR at 60 FPS on the cloud gaming platform. Stadia itself is designed to unite players, spectators, and developers all on one platform. For example, during Google's keynote, the company showcased how you will be able to watch a trailer for a game on YouTube and then start playing said game through streaming within a few seconds.

Stadia will also feature cross-platform support. Harrison confirmed cross-platform play, allowing you to play with others regardless of platform. Stadia will also support cloud saves for game state and save files, so specific titles could have cross-platform progression as well.

Doom Eternal Will Release On Stadia, Google's Cloud Gaming Platform

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During the Google GDC 2019 keynote, company VP Phil Harrison revealed a new cloud gaming streaming service called Stadia. At a later point in the presentation, id Software executive producer Marty Stratton took the stage to announce Doom Eternal would be one of the games coming to Stadia.

Stratton said that Doom Eternal both plays and looks "great" on Stadia. The sequel to 2016's Doom will play in true 4K HDR at 60 FPS on the cloud gaming platform. Stadia itself is designed to unite players, spectators, and developers all on one platform. For example, during Google's keynote, the company showcased how you will be able to watch a trailer for a game on YouTube and then start playing said game through streaming within a few seconds.

Stadia will also feature cross-platform support. Harrison confirmed cross-platform play, allowing you to play with others regardless of platform. Stadia will also support cloud saves for game state and save files, so specific titles could have cross-platform progression as well.

Stadia, Google's Cloud Gaming Platform, Will Have Cross-Platform Support

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During Google's GDC 2019 keynote presentation, the company's vice president and general manager Phil Harrison announced Stadia, a cloud-based streaming service that allows you to play games across most of your devices. At the end of his portion of the keynote, Harrison also mentioned that most games on Stadia would feature cross-platform support, which could come in multiple forms.

Cross-platform play specifically has been confirmed, allowing you to play with your friends regardless of whether you're gaming on console, PC, tablet, or mobile device. Whether games will allow play between Stadia versions and those on other dedicated gaming platforms like PS4, Xbox One, and PC remains to be seen (and will likely vary by game), games running on Stadia should work regardless of what hardware you and other players are using.

Harrison also said that Stadia would support cloud saves for game state and save files, so specific titles will also have cross-platform progression. Again, it's unclear if progression will be shared between Stadia and non-Stadia versions of games, but if you're playing a Stadia game on multiple devices, your progress will move with you. So, if you were to play a multiplayer-focused game on your PC through Stadia, navigating over to your phone would bring all your unlocked items with you.

Google Cloud Gaming Stadia Platform Will Have Cross-Platform Support

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During Google's GDC 2019 keynote presentation, the company's vice president and general manager Phil Harrison announced Stadia, a cloud-based streaming service that allows you to play games across most of your devices. At the end of his portion of the keynote, Harrison also mentioned that most games on Stadia would feature cross-platform support.

Cross-platform play has been confirmed as a part of this feature, allowing you to play with your friends regardless of whether you're gaming on console, PC, tablet, or mobile device. Harrison also said that Stadia would support cloud saves for game state and save files, so specific titles will also have cross-platform progression. So, if you were to play a multiplayer-focused game on your PC, navigating over to your phone would bring all your unlocked items with you.

Google plans to use Stadia to bring together all aspects of gaming--whether you want to play, spectate, or develop--on to one platform. During the GDC keynote, for example, the company showcased how someone watching a trailer for Assassin's Creed Odyssey on Ubisoft's YouTube channel can click a link at the end of the video which allows them to begin playing the game through streaming in just a few seconds.

Game Of Thrones Season 8: Every Main Character Who Is Still Alive On The Show

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Game Of Thrones Season 8: Every Main Character Who Is Still Alive On The Show

Scores of characters. Six episodes.

Finally, after years of waiting (decades for book fans), we'll get to see how Game of Thrones ends. Season 8 premieres on HBO on April 14, with the first of six new episodes. From the fight against the White Walkers to the war for the Iron Throne to the largest battle sequence ever filmed, there's a whole lot of ground to cover in a relatively short amount of time.

Over the course of this show, we've gotten to know, empathize with, and despise numerous characters. Many of them are dead, but some, through a combination of shrewdness, politicking, and good luck, have made it to the end of the series with their bodies (if not their souls) intact.

Here's a refresher guide to all the major Game of Thrones characters who are still alive at the start of Season 8, and what they were doing the last time we saw them in action.

Finally, after years of waiting (decades for book fans), we'll get to see how Game of Thrones ends. Season 8 premieres on HBO on April 14, with the first of six new episodes. From the fight against the White Walkers to the war for the Iron Throne to the largest battle sequence ever filmed, there's a whole lot of ground to cover in a relatively short amount of time.

GDC: Google Stadia Release Date Window Set For This Year

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Google has revealed a vague release window for its new Stadia platform. The service will launch later this year, coming first to the US, UK, Canada, and "most of Europe," with a worldwide release coming at some point after that.

Pricing was not revealed for the new platform; while you won't need specific hardware, you will presumably need to buy access to games or some kind of subscription service, but Google didn't share any information regarding this aspect of the service. However, we did get lots of other details besides that, including the basics of what Stadia is: Google's vision for a new kind of gaming service powered by the cloud. You'll be able to play games, even high-end ones like Assassin's Creed Odyssey or Doom Eternal, on most any internet-connected device.

As well as offering cloud streaming of games to phones, laptops, PCs, and TVs, it will also launch with its own controller. In addition, the company has founded a first-party development house to make games exclusively for Stadia.

Google Stadia Release Window Announced

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Google has revealed a vague release window for its new Stadia platform. The service will launch later this year, coming first to the US, UK, Canada, and "most of Europe," with a worldwide release coming at some point after that.

Pricing was not revealed for the new platform, but we did get lots more details besides that. Google shared its vision for a new kind of gaming service powered by the cloud.

As well as offering cloud streaming of games to phones, laptops, PCs, and TVs, it will also launch with its own controller.