Xbox Studio Teases "New Microsoft Technologies"

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There are always more games on the horizon, and now Microsoft has teased what's coming next for its portfolio. In a blog post, Microsoft offered what it called a "hot tease" of what fans can expect in the time ahead.

Starting with 2019 games, Xbox fans have titles like Crackdown 3, Ori and the Will of the Wisps, Gears 5, and Minecraft: Dungeons to look forward to. Of note, all of these games--and all future first-party titles from Microsoft--are included with the price of an Xbox Game Pass membership.

"2019 is shaping up nicely for Xbox, PC and mobile gamers alike," Microsoft said.

Game Of Thrones Season 8: What's Going On In The Premiere Date Trailer?

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Game Of Thrones Season 8: What's Going On In The Premiere Date Trailer?


Is it April yet? We're just three months away from the final season of Game of Thrones, and fans of the series simply cannot wait for it to air on April 14. Before the season premiere of True Detective, HBO released a short video getting everyone pumped about the new season. However, this wasn't like a traditional trailer we've seen in the past. This one minute and 45 second teaser seemed to do nothing but foreshadow the doom for most of the surviving members of the Stark family. Maybe we're reading way too much into it, but after watching this video numerous times, it seems to tell the story of the Stark family and may give some clues to what will happen to them by the end of Season 8.

Here's what we (think we) learned about the final season of Game of Thrones based on the teaser. Additionally, since it's been a while since we last saw these characters, here's a little bit of a reminder as to what has happened in Westeros over the course of the past seven seasons.

Game Of Thrones Season 8 Release Date Teaser Trailer: What's Going On?

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Game Of Thrones Season 8 Release Date Teaser Trailer: What's Going On?


Is it April yet? We're just three months away from the final season of Game of Thrones, and fans of the series simply cannot wait for it to air on April 14. Before the season premiere of True Detective, HBO released a short video getting everyone pumped about the new season. However, this wasn't like a traditional trailer we've seen in the past. This one minute and 45 second teaser seemed to do nothing but foreshadow the doom for most of the surviving members of the Stark family. Maybe we're reading way too much into it, but after watching this video numerous times, it seems to tell the story of the Stark family and may give some clues to what will happen to them by the end of Season 8.

Here's what we (think we) learned about the final season of Game of Thrones based on the teaser. Additionally, since it's been a while since we last saw these characters, here's a little bit of a reminder as to what has happened in Westeros over the course of the past seven seasons.

Game Of Thrones Season 8: What's Going On In The Release Date Trailer?

about X hours ago from
Game Of Thrones Season 8: What's Going On In The Release Date Trailer?


Is it April yet? We're just three months away from the final season of Game of Thrones, and fans of the series simply cannot wait for it to air on April 14. Before the season premiere of True Detective, HBO released a short video getting everyone pumped about the new season. However, this wasn't like a traditional trailer we've seen in the past. This one minute and 45 second teaser seemed to do nothing but foreshadow the doom for most of the surviving members of the Stark family. Maybe we're reading way too much into it, but after watching this video numerous times, it seems to tell the story of the Stark family and may give some clues to what will happen to them by the end of Season 8.

Here's what we (think we) learned about the final season of Game of Thrones based on the teaser. Additionally, since it's been a while since we last saw these characters, here's a little bit of a reminder as to what has happened in Westeros over the course of the past seven seasons.

Mortal Kombat 11 Gameplay Reveal And More This Week

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It's going to be a big week for Mortal Kombat 11. The previously announced community reveal event is slated for January 17, and it looks like it'll be a big event you'll want to watch.

In addition to premiering the first gameplay from Mortal Kombat 11, a description of the reveal event promises "exclusive reveals." It'll also contain details on the game's story and characters, as well as some of its "new features."

Brutal. Bloody. Brash. The gameplay reveal for #MK11 is in just 4 days! https://t.co/ArJITxDowG pic.twitter.com/QAihcFq6cw

Mortal Kombat 11 Gameplay Reveal And More Next Week

about X hours ago from

It's going to be a big week for Mortal Kombat 11. The previously announced community reveal event is slated for January 17, and it looks like it'll be a big event you'll want to watch.

In addition to premiering the first gameplay from Mortal Kombat 11, a description of the reveal event promises "exclusive reveals." It'll also contain details on the game's story and characters, as well as some of its "new features."

Brutal. Bloody. Brash. The gameplay reveal for #MK11 is in just 4 days! https://t.co/ArJITxDowG pic.twitter.com/QAihcFq6cw

Game Of Thrones Season 8 Premiere Date Revealed In Cryptic New Video

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HBO's titanic hit series Game of Thrones is coming back for its eighth and final season this spring. Before the premiere of the new season of True Detective, HBO aired a brief video showing three of the four remaining Starks, which the series has followed, then revealing the April 14 premiere date for Season 8.

In the video, which you can watch above, Jon Snow (Kit Harington), Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner), and Arya Stark (Maisie Williams) are in the crypts below their home of Winterfell, when everything freezes over. Winter is here, and it's going to be a challenge for everyone in Westeros.

As you probably remember from the end of Season 7, the Night King reanimated one of Daenerys Targaryen's dragons--who died in the north--and it is now a part of the undead army, trying to head south. The only thing in the army's way was The Wall, which the reanimated dragon burned down, giving the White Walkers an opening to invade.

Game Of Thrones Season 8 Date Revealed In Cryptic New Video

about X hours ago from

HBO's titanic hit series Game of Thrones is coming back for its eighth and final season this spring. Before the premiere of the new season of True Detective, HBO aired a brief video showing three of the four remaining Starks, which the series has followed, then revealing the April 14 premiere date for Season 8.

In the video, which you can watch above, Jon Snow (Kit Harington), Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner), and Arya Stark (Maisie Williams) are in the crypts below their home of Winterfell, when everything freezes over. Winter is here, and it's going to be a challenge for everyone in Westeros.

As you probably remember from the end of Season 7, the Night King reanimated one of Daenerys Targaryen's dragons--who died in the north--and it is now a part of the undead army, trying to head south. The only thing in the army's way was The Wall, which the reanimated dragon burned down, giving the White Walkers an opening to invade.

Yet Another Video Game Streaming Service Is Coming

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It appears the next big battleground for gaming might be in the streaming world. Yet another major company, Verizon, is reportedly launching a game-streaming service of its own to presumably compete against what could be similar offerings from companies like Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Sony, Electronic Arts, and others.

According to The Verge, Verizon is launching a game-streaming service called .... Verizon Gaming. The platform is reportedly already being alpha-tested with the Nvidia Shield device. In the future, it'll be rolled out for Android smartphones, according to the report. It'll support an Xbox One controller paired wirelessly with the Shield or Android device, apparently.

More than 135 games are currently up and running with the current testing phase, including Fortnite, Red Dead Redemption II, God of War, Battlefield V, and and many others. The current testing period is focused on making the experience as smooth as possible, the report said.

Fortnite Was The Most-Played Game On Switch Last Year In Europe

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Nintendo has revealed the most-played Nintendo Switch games of 2018 in Europe, and the title at the top of the list probably will not surprise you.

The news feed on the console in Europe reveals the most-played Switch game of the past year was Epic's free-to-play battle royale game, Fortnite. Rounding out the top five were all Nintendo-made games: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Super Mario Odyssey, Splatoon 2, and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. The only reason Super Smash Bros. Ultimate isn't near the top is probably because it only just launched in December. Nintendo didn't share any numbers about specific play-time hours, so we don't know the gaps between the different games.

Still, it's not all that surprising that Fortnite is No. 1 given the game's immense global popularity. As mentioned, this chart is only for Europe. It doesn't appear that Nintendo published similar most-played lists in the US or other parts of the world.