Xbox, Xbox 360 games added to Microsoft’s cloud gaming program

Microsoft is bringing backward compatibility to the cloud, allowing Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers to stream certain Xbox and Xbox 360 titles via the Xbox Cloud Gaming beta, the company announced Wednesday. This means that classics like Viva Piñata and The Elder Scrolls 4: Oblivion are now playable on Android smartphones and tablets. Sixteen titles are available to start, with […]

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Magic: The Gathering Arena arrives March 25 for mobile

The full release of Magic: The Gathering Arena will go live on the Apple App Store and Google Play on Thursday, on March 25. The digital adaptation of the original Magic: The Gathering card game has been available on PC platforms since 2019, and entered early access for Android devices in January of this year. Arena is a genuine version […]

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The Wombo app turns your favorite character into a karaoke star

Before today, I never really thought much about Ryu from Street Fighter. But now a video of him singing, “Ooh ee ooh ah ah ting tang walla walla bing bang,” is permanently seared into my psyche. People on Twitter are using an app called Wombo to make videos of their favorite characters lip-synching, and the results are cursed. The software, […]

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Xbox Game Pass dishes NBA 2K21 to subscribers this week

NBA 2K21 joins the Xbox Game Pass lineup on March 4, making a rare, in-season appearance of a current sports video game in one of the consoles’ streaming services or free games on offer. Usually, the best that players can get for “free” while a sports league is in session is the previous year’s game; publishers have typically waited until […]

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Final Fantasy creator’s new game has a cool diorama look and rethinks random encounters

Fantasian, the new adventure from Hironobu Sakaguchi’s studio Mistwalker, is a classic Japanese role-playing game at heart. Fantasian has it all: turn-based battles, an amnesiac hero, a cast of pretty protagonists on interweaving adventures, and, of course, an airship. But Fantasian stands out for one design decision that has garnered attention. Mistwalker’s RPG was built using more than 150 handcrafted […]

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Xbox Game Pass adds The Medium, Yakuza, and more this month

Xbox Game Pass offers a wide variety for a monthly subscription, and January 2021’s selection of games added to the service includes some titles that are definitely worth your time: Control, the Yakuza Remastered Collection, The Medium, and Outer Wilds. On Jan. 21, Control will be available to play on Game Pass for PC after being available for consoles. This […]

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